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jlkocher

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jlkocher

Hi there

I'm a relatively new Shrimp keeper from Newcastle, currently got a simple tank set up with some cherries. Tried and failed a CRS tank which was a little sad.

Aside from shrimps i'm a student and photographer.

Nice to meet you all

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Loach

Welcome to SKF mate :cheerful:

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jlkocher
Welcome to SKF mate :cheerful:

Thankies! Oddly enough i saw this advertised on GumTree lol

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Loach
Thankies! Oddly enough i saw this advertised on GumTree lol

I take responsibility for that :victorious:

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Sprae

Welcome mate! Another familiar name coming onboard.

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jlkocher
Welcome mate! Another familiar name coming onboard.

*waves*

Indeed, i tried one forum but it was somewhat international and its a tad easier keeping things Australian. Or i start getting excited over all the other sweet species i can't get lol

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fishmosy

Welcome to the forum. Good luck with your future shrimp projects.

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Millsy
Thankies! Oddly enough i saw this advertised on GumTree lol

G'day mate, a fellow Noob I see.:tears_of_joy: I came to here the same way, via GumTree.

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Millsy
I take responsibility for that :victorious:

A very big thank you from me then Loach... I've already learned some helpful things in my short time here.

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Triggs

Welcome to the forum buddy.

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wayne6442

Welcome aboard mate! don't worry about your failure with CRS/CBS we have all been down that path. Just be paitent 12 months time and you will most likely have some crystals in your "TANKS" Cherries are great and there are so many colours availble now that there will be enough to keep you busy for a long time. ENJOY!

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Dean

Welcome to SKF mate

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