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hello, i was a member here before the site blow up, name was outcast.

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Im a father of two boys, 2 1/2 yo and a 2 month old, Living in Coquitlam. I am an electrician, been in the trade for 5 years now, working in quite a few environments. I've worked a lot in the downtown doing tenant improvement, Several store fronts, hotels, Chevron Refinery and a couple stints of work at Canexus Chemicals (crazy place with pretty much the most volatile substances you make). Had my last bout of school and my second son was born 2 days after writing my certification exam. So i've stayed home to help the wife with the newborn.

Been in the hobby for almost 4 years. It all started when my wife (then GF) moved to town and told me she missed her betta in a vase from ontario, so i bought her a lily with a betta in the vase. When we moved in together i said screw it that size is cruel, there was a sale for 10 gallons at petcetera and so i picked it up for dirt cheap. I succeeded at Making pea soup out of the water column, aswell as stringy algae everywhere and diatom slick on every surface. Thats when i found the planted tank. One more Pea soup batch, and then the third try i did well, but it sprung a leak. Giving birth to a 29 gallon tank set up and soon after was directed to this site by someone i cant remember.

Personality wise, i have to read in depth into everything that sparks my interest, so i spend hours several times a week on these forums, others and reading articles, trials and journals for the hobby.
 

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Welcome back :)
 

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Wb, I read your background with interest, and as mentioned before bettas need to come with a warning about how addictive they are....lol


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=) Hey Neven! Spoke to you in quite a few threads!
I spend alot of time reading "barr report" if you dunno bout that =) they got quite a few good diy's and articles there! Thought I let ya know, but you definitely seem like u do already!
 

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oh yea, The information he comes out with is invaluable to the hobby, hell he even worked on the flourish excell formula. i had a thread where we argued about par meters on the planted tank :p lol

i found a way to assemble one much cheaper, using the proper probe + a voltmeter, and math, he didn't like that, lol. Similar to his stance on metricide i guess.
 

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Really? I actually kinda like reading all the articles and DIY's and trial and error on that forum!
=) but hey.. i can't say nuttin bout it since I'm a noob~

But thank you to freedom of speech =)
 

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Welcome back. :)
 

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welcome....
 

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Welcome to BCA, Neven/Outcast.

We are an amalgamation of many different hobbyists here. There are dwarf shrimp, planted tanks, cichlid, goldfish/koi, pleco, catfish, betta, oddball, community, marine (FOWLR), and reef enthusiasts to name a few.

Enjoy your time here :)!

Stuart
 
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