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Unread 01/08/2007, 04:56 PM   #1
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Introductions thread

I have an idea...to make this forum more personal, I suggest we nail this thread to the top of the page with introductions of members, new members, and prospective members. This way we can learn more about one another and our goals in the hobby.

Here is the criteria all of which is optional...

Name:
Age:
Occupation:
Tanks and sizes:
Where you live i.e. I live in Peyton
Years in the hobby:
Specific interests, i.e. I like to keep lionfish
Greatest accomplishment in reefkeeping:
Greatest disapointment in reefkeeping:
Pictuers of your tank (optional)


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Unread 01/08/2007, 05:08 PM   #2
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Name: Eric Lichaa
Age: 32
Occupation: Education
Tanks and sizes: 54 corner, 37 oceanic, 10 gallon
Where you live: S.W. Colorado Springs
Years in the hobby: 6
Specific interests: Anemones, clams
Greatest accomplishment in reefkeeping: Success in growing SPS, and keeping multiple Leopard wrasses
Greatest disapointment in reefkeeping: Losing my lineatus to a LTA and clams to a polyclad flatworm.
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Unread 01/08/2007, 05:16 PM   #3
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Name: Eric Drew
Age: 28
Occupation: Database Analyst
Tanks and sizes: Custom 48" All-in-one 10G
Where you live: Springs Ranch
Years in the hobby: 15 Years SW; 18 Years FW
Specific interests: Nano's and Building Custom Nanos
Greatest accomplishment in reefkeeping: Finding a way to build with acrylic, to help offset the costs of this addiction.
Greatest disapointment in reefkeeping:Not having enough time to build everything I want to build.
Pictures of your tank:

Or click here cause it's big!!!
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y24...Panorama-1.jpg


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Unread 01/08/2007, 06:22 PM   #4
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Name: Paul
Age: 46
Occupation: Network Engineer; Retired US Army
Tanks and sizes: 125 w/55 gallon sump
Where you live: Old Farm
Years in the hobby: 19 FW and 3 SW
Specific interests: Anything that makes the hobby more cost effective and fun.
Greatest accomplishment in reef keeping: Building my 125 stand and taking the plunge and drilling the tank for CLM.
Greatest disappointment in reef keeping: Finding my Blue Spotted Jaw fish on the carpet 2 hours after he jumped
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Unread 01/08/2007, 06:29 PM   #5
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Name: Chris Bueschel
Age: 35
Occupation: Ditch Digger
Tanks and sizes: 600
Where you live i.e. I live in Peyton
Years in the hobby: 14
Specific interests: I like a reef full of fish and all types of corals
Greatest accomplishment in reefkeeping: building my dream system finally
Greatest disapointment in reefkeeping: when I have had to tear down a reef that was mature and established to move it.
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Unread 01/08/2007, 06:34 PM   #6
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Name: Russ Toledo
Age: 39
Occupation: Electrical Service Coordinator/ Estimator
Tank size: 90G main with a 30G sump. 150G main is in the works
Where you live: Falcon
Years in the hobby: Going on 3 years
Specific Interest: SPS
Greatest accomplishment in reef keeping: Being able to maintain a sps dominated tank
Greatest dissapointment: Loosing an sps for reasons unknown






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Unread 01/08/2007, 07:26 PM   #7
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Name: Robert Pershing

Age: 32

Occupation: Art Director

Tanks and sizes: 20 Gallon

Where you live: North Central Colorado Springs

Years in the hobby: 4

Specific interests: Wrasses, Jawfish, Nephthea, Sinularia, and Gorgonians

Greatest accomplishment in reefkeeping: Involved in the formation
of SCMAS.

Greatest disappointment in reefkeeping: Loss of my Bluespotted Jawfish because of poor planning.



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Unread 01/08/2007, 09:32 PM   #8
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Name: Dan Norman
Age:25
Occupation: US Army
Tanks and sizes:180 Reef
Where you live: Widefield
Years in the hobby: 4
Specific interests: SPS, the fish are there to feed the corals
Greatest accomplishment in reefkeeping: Getting SPS to grow and color up!!!
Greatest disapointment in reefkeeping: Same as Russ, Loosing corals for an unknown reason
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Eric if you want me to delete the coral pics just tell me. My tank pics always look so boring.


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Unread 01/08/2007, 09:57 PM   #9
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Hi All. I'm a noob at this but love it none the less! Nice to see that there are a good amount of people keeping reefs in Colorado.


Name: Josh Willis
Age: 26
Occupation: Soon to be (Jan 15th) Senior Consultant for EMCs Microsoft Practice. Currently Senior Enterprise Engineer/SAN Guy for USAF (Govt. Contractor)
Tanks and sizes: 125 w/30G Sump
Where you live: East Colorado Springs
Years in the hobby: <1 yr
Specific interests: I would like to keep Hard Corals eventually. Tank is not quite there yet.
Greatest accomplishment in reefkeeping: Getting the tank set up. I was terrified I was going to have 100G of water all over my wood floors!
Greatest disappointment in reefkeeping: Finding my BTA in a powerhead...moving him to the sump where he was recovering and then finding out that he had become one with the water after Houdini-ing his way to the return pump.
Pictuers of your tank: Need to get some of these up.


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Unread 01/08/2007, 11:16 PM   #10
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Name: Keith Beranek
Age: 40
Occupation: Branch Manager Terminix in Pueblo; US Army Retired; Part Time LFS Owner
Tanks and sizes: 90 mixed reef
Where you live: East Colorado Springs
Years in the hobby: Different tanks since I was 8
Specific interests: Anything aquatic
Greatest accomplishment in reefkeeping: Learning enough to keep my reef tank healthy
Greatest disappointment in reefkeeping: Finding out I didn't know as much as I thought.
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Unread 01/09/2007, 03:11 PM   #11
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Name:Anthony --heavy t--or the haj
Age:31
Occupation:Animal relocation facility,BJJ instructor
Tanks and sizes:I have a 125 at the house,but looking to downsize.
Where you live i.e. Penrose
Years in the hobby:15 yrs
Specific interests, Gonipora,horsies and PDF,breeding high end reptiles.
Greatest accomplishment in reefkeeping:Talking to some local fishermen after a dive trip and trying to express how fragile the reefs are..
Greatest disapointment in reefkeeping:not enough propogated specimens..
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Unread 01/09/2007, 06:16 PM   #12
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Name:Russ Anderson
Age:36
Occupation:Small Biz Owner
Tanks and sizes:180
Where you live Pulpit Rock area
Years in the hobby:14 F/W 5 S/W 1 Reef
Specific interests, Steelers Football, Shooting ,4x4ing
Greatest accomplishment in reefkeeping:listining and learning to you guys and keeping things alive.
Greatest disapointment in reefkeeping:Stating and thinking I knew more than I did
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Unread 01/09/2007, 08:59 PM   #13
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Name: Tracy
Age: 1 day older than dirt---How old is dirt? Hummm ask my knees
Occupation:Police Dept Pueblo
Tanks and sizes:We just went from a 125 FO to a 90 Reef and Fish-I just set up a 12 nano in my office at work.
Where you live i.e. Pueblo.
Years in the hobby:About 5 years in SW, about 3 months in Reefs--Thanks to Todd's help.
Specific interests, i.e. Retiring to Jamica-Snorkeling-and my fish-OH YEAH MY FAMILY TOOOOOOO.
Greatest accomplishment in reefkeeping:Watching my 4 tangs get along in the 90.
Greatest disapointment in reefkeeping:The miss information given by the local (Pueblo) LFS
Pictuers of your tank (optional) not enough posts to get a right size pic.


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Unread 01/10/2007, 09:18 AM   #14
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Name:RYAN FINNEY
Age: 25
Occupation: BILLING AGENT
Tanks and sizes: 56-20-12-120
Where you live i.e. I live in Peyton FLORISSANT
Years in the hobby: ID SAY 6 TO 7 COLLECTIVELY
Specific interests, i.e. I like to keep lionfish: SPS AND COLDWATER
Greatest accomplishment in reefkeeping: GETTING SPONGES AND GORGS TO GROW
Greatest disapointment in reefkeeping: GETTING RID OF MY SPONGE/GORG TANK
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Hobby Experience: a few years


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Unread 01/10/2007, 01:32 PM   #15
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Name: Todd Berisford
Age: 39
Occupation:Civil Engineering, Steel Fabricator
Tanks and sizes:180 Reef, 33 Cube Reef
Where you live: Pueblo
Years in the hobby:Sinnce 2003
Specific interests: Anything Reef Related, Rock Climbing
Greatest accomplishment in reefkeeping: Helping others in this Hobby, and keeping my reefs thriving.
Greatest disapointment in reefkeeping: Allowing myself to participate in childish banter on this Forum.
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Current Tank Info: 180 gal Reef, w 50 gal sump 33 cube w/15 gal sump
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Unread 01/10/2007, 05:21 PM   #16
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Name: Reet or Rita
Age: yup got one of those too
Occupation: don't understand the question
Tanks and sizes: only 90 reef (for now)
Where you live: Pueblo
Years in the hobby: FOWLR for 5 years, 3 months reef
Specific interests: too many to list
Greatest accomplishment in reefkeeping: keeping a reef lol
Greatest disapointment in reefkeeping: losing ALOT of livestock in the beginning due to misinformation
Pictuers of your tank: Will post when I can post bigger pics that people can actually see


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Unread 01/10/2007, 05:22 PM   #17
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Hey Todd - whats with the OLD tank pic? Where's the new one?


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Unread 01/10/2007, 06:47 PM   #18
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Location: Pueblo, Colorado
Posts: 190
Name: Joe
Age: 35
Occupation: Network/Systems admin, consultant, student
Tanks and sizes: 54g corner, 125g
Where you live: Pueblo
Years in the hobby: Almost 3 years now
Specific interests: At the moment SPS, next week who knows
Greatest accomplishment in reefkeeping: Getting SPS to thrive
Greatest disapointment in reefkeeping: looking in my wallet
Pictuers of your tank: coming soon


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Unread 01/11/2007, 12:25 PM   #19
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Location: Monument, CO
Posts: 121
Name: Keri
Age: 30, but pretending to be 25 :-)
Occupation: Financial Analyst for DOD
Tanks and sizes: 1 12G Eclipse SW, soon to be more....
Where you live: Colorado Springs
Years in the hobby: FW 20, SW 1 month
Specific interests: Zoanthids (brightly colored)
Greatest accomplishment in reefkeeping: Maintaining my tank for two weeks, yay
Greatest disapointment in reefkeeping: None yet, too new....
Pictures of your tank: http://s127.photobucket.com/albums/p134/keri2000/Saltwater%20Nano/


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Unread 01/12/2007, 03:13 PM   #20
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Location: Pueblo, Colorado
Posts: 103
Name: Chris
Age: 36
Occupation: Hog Farmer (inside joke)
Tanks and sizes: 90 Gal
Where you live: Pueblo
Years in the hobby: 1 month
Specific interests: Cool fish and Nebraska Football!!! GO BIG RED
Greatest accomplishment in reefkeeping: my clown fish and anenome have been alive for a week
Greatest disapointment in reefkeeping: None YET
Pictuers of your tank: When can post bigger pics, but very cool (if I do say so myself, lol)


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Unread 01/13/2007, 09:41 AM   #21
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Location: Pueblo, Co
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Name: Jesse
Age: 23
Occupation: Mechanical Engineer
Tanks and sizes: 54 gallon
Where you live: Pueblo
Years in the hobby: SW:3 FW:8
Specific interests: Soft corals (zoos, mushrooms, rics), and the Huskers! (lol)

Greatest accomplishment in reefkeeping: Finally getting all the water parameters stabilized, and seeing the corals thrive.
Greatest disapointment in reefkeeping: I just moved here from Nebraska this week, and had to sell all my livestock since I didn't think they'd make the trip. Now, I have to start all over.
Pictuers of your tank: Not at this time, all I have right now is sand and water.


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Unread 01/19/2007, 11:58 AM   #22
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Location: Colorado Springs
Posts: 15
Name: Ezra
Age: 30
Occupation: Network Engineer; Former USMC
Tanks and sizes: 40 Breeder Custom
Where you live: Airport Rd COS
Years in the hobby: 4 FW and 2 SW
Specific interests: Keeping a nice piece of the reef for friends and family
Greatest accomplishment in reef keeping: Building my 40 B
Greatest disappointment in reef keeping: Not starting with a larger system (started with a 12 JBJ)
Pictures of your tank : http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/inde...ic=96131&st=60


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Unread 01/19/2007, 02:50 PM   #23
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Unread 01/20/2007, 11:25 PM   #24
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Re: Introductions thread

I was really looking forward to going to this meeting but ended up sleeping through it...I haven't woken up late in a year.
Anyway I guess I'll introduce myself now, and see ya'll next time around.

Name: Scott
Age: 26
Occupation: Blood work - graveyard shift
Tanks and sizes: 55g
Where you live : By Garden of the Gods
Years in the hobby: 4 years (2003)
Specific interests: everything water related

Right now my tank is just being set up haven't really done much since I moved here. Only have 2 fish right now, and am looking for greenstar polyp, macro variety, pods and other stuff to get my tank going again.


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Unread 01/21/2007, 11:48 AM   #25
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Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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Name: A.J.
Age: 28
Occupation: Bank Mgt. (zzzZZzzZZZzz)
Tanks and sizes: 125 main tank 40 sump
Where you live: Spring Ranch
Years in the hobby: 3
Specific interests: vivid SPS corals/BTAs
Greatest accomplishment in reefkeeping: tank still looks good!
Greatest disappointment in reefkeeping: boiled my old tank


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