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Unread 05/04/2012, 08:51 AM   #1
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Just checking in!

Hey, guys. I don't get on here much anymore, since I don't have a tank. But I did want to say hi.

My life is utter chaos right now, but I'll get through it eventually. I'll just leave it at that! I don't talk about it at all on facebook...too many pot stirrers stalking my page to pick everything I post apart, so I pretty much don't post anything about my personal life or how I'm doing. Pretty damn sad that people are so consumed with me! Get a life! I'd unfriend and block them, but I won't give them that satisfaction.

I'll be back down sometime in June. I'll keep an eye out for date/location of the June meeting. And in closing...


GO RAYS!!!!!!!


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Unread 05/04/2012, 09:44 AM   #2
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Nice to see your name back on here Amanda! Wish you had said things were going great, but at least you have a good attitude going about it . Hope everything turns out well.


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Unread 05/04/2012, 10:23 AM   #3
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Sup buddddddy ... Did u move? That stinks hope all is well .... Hurry up and get a tank up again lol I'm about to upgrade to a 120


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Unread 05/04/2012, 11:01 AM   #4
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Hey there Amanda!

Don't let those people get to you! They will be the ones upset seeing that you are happy!! Makes you stronger then they will ever be! Keep your head high!!


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Unread 05/04/2012, 11:21 AM   #5
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Thanks for droppin us a line. When you decided to join us again, you know where we will be Hope things smooth out a bit for ya.


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Unread 05/06/2012, 04:18 PM   #6
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Thanks, guys! One day..one day..


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Unread 05/06/2012, 05:58 PM   #7
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Amanda!!! lmk how everything is going, and when you come down let me know, would love to catch a rays game with yall


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Unread 05/06/2012, 10:02 PM   #8
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Probably going to the game on Father's Day.


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Unread 05/08/2012, 09:58 PM   #9
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Hey Girl I still have the two Clowns, Purple Tang, Hawkfish in my holding reef, and some of the fresh water fish.
Keep the chin up.
I fully understand what amanda is speaking / not speaking about. The drama is so thick and insane, a fully loaded Mack truck moving at 200 MPH could not break through it to get to a clear place. Just really bad and hurtful crap.


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Unread 05/10/2012, 12:33 PM   #10
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Is a divorce ever pleasant?? Don't sweat the haters!


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Unread 05/10/2012, 05:55 PM   #11
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Is a divorce ever pleasant?? Don't sweat the haters!
Uhh yeah I'm loving it


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Unread 05/15/2012, 09:24 AM   #12
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The divorce was smooth sailing. There's a lot more to it than that.


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Unread 05/15/2012, 10:13 AM   #13
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I am going to steal part of your "Current Tank Info"


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Unread 06/16/2012, 08:50 AM   #14
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Nice of my ex to let me know the tank sold....

bms, looking forward to seeing pics!

I'm in Tampa,, but it's a short visit.


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Unread 08/16/2012, 03:17 PM   #15
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bms, you have it up and running yet?


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Unread 07/06/2013, 09:55 PM   #16
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bms, you have it up and running yet?
Hi, Sorry I was just exploring my posts and noticed your reply. I ended up moving to Atlanta GA last year and setup your tank here! I re-stained the stand and canopy to a dark espresso color.. I've had it for a year now and it looks pretty great. Here's a shot:

[IMG]http://i42.*******.com/oay9ug.jpg[/IMG]


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Unread 07/09/2013, 08:17 PM   #17
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Heck yeah! Looks great!!


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Unread 07/11/2013, 08:19 AM   #18
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Heck yeah! Looks great!!
Thanks Amanda

I am moving to a new apartment in two weeks.. Hope it goes well.

It's been a stressful year, my current apartment is on 5th floor, wood structure, and the tank shakes when I walk around. This beast weighs about 3600 lbs. New place is steel frame with concrete so it should be safer


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Unread 07/11/2013, 08:49 PM   #19
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Don't even talk to me about stressful years. lol

I was never a fan of the color of the tank and stand. I like darker stains. Glad you went that way with it. It really looks great. Good luck with your move! It was on the second floor in my house. It's been a long time since it was on a ground level floor. haha


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Unread 07/14/2013, 08:35 PM   #20
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Tell me about that!! I had the pleasure of taking it apart as well as the fresh corner system ;-(


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Unread 07/18/2013, 07:23 PM   #21
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How'd that work out for you???


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Unread 07/18/2013, 09:27 PM   #22
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I got all the livestock from both tanks sold all that for about $400. Then in a separate deal I sold that special clown in your avatar about 4 months later for $375 because there were none around at the time and someone made me the offer. So I'm thinking I made out okay


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Unread 07/26/2013, 11:07 AM   #23
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I wanted a dark brown stain but it was a heck of a job to remove the old stain and darken the wood.. That's a story for itself.

I guess you tank is never going to see a ground level. It is on 5th floor now and will be moved to a second floor next weekend..


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Unread 07/26/2013, 11:09 AM   #24
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Tell me about that!! I had the pleasure of taking it apart as well as the fresh corner system ;-(
I heard about the hassle of bringing the tank downstairs.. what is the best way to lift the tank? Is there any special equipment to make it easier? We just lift it last year (4 ppl) but it was scary, so wondering how we can do it more professionally this year..


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Unread 07/30/2013, 08:11 PM   #25
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unless you have Forklift room or room for an A/C handler lift just keep doing what your doing. Get 2 more people.


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