Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2005 12:01 am Post subject: hi
hi my name is john i use the name woolfie i live in stirling scotland
i have kept catfish for a long time mostly corydoras and l numbers
at present i have eight tanks all different size's
i am currently getting into discus i have two breeding pairs both with fry there are 5 days between them i also have another 5 witch are in the one tank i know one is a male i know for sure got from a friend who lost the female so i am looking for a good female to go with him
any cheers to all
i was wondering am i the only scots man oh this forum
I am amod oak, i am a management graduate from mumbai (thane). I got into this hobby about 6 years back.
I started out with one of my friend giving me a small 1x1x1 cubical tank...we bought a pair of small goldfish and ya, like a pair of newbies, we put them directly into tap water...Ya they died within a few hours.
AND TODAY I OWN A FISH SHOP!!
I currently have 17 tanks in the shop, and an additional 13-15 tanks in a seperate place as a potential hatchery. I like to keep new varieties in the shop as people over here are really bored with the typical GOLDFISH, ANGEL, KOI, OSCAR, DOLLAR and other really standard varieties. That's why i started to keep cichlids and rare tetras in the shop. Currently i have an imported variety of flowerhorns, emeperor tetras, checker barbs, p.dennisoni, red belly piranhas, in the 'different variety section'. Ya, and i do have a 24x12x18 tank at my home with about 8-10 discus at my home. (going to make a 60x15x24 tank soon).
I owe almost all my knowledge to the web and other internet sources. I must currently be having over 150 bookmarks of different webpages on my browser. Anyway, I sincerely thank madanji for starting this website. Hope our circle of enthusiasts keeps on growing to help this hobby even more.
I am Bappa, a professor in Finance at Management Development Istitute, Gurgaon. I have 4 tanks at home. One i an `attempted' planted tank with CO2. The plants include - cryptocoreans 9my favourite), Amazon sword, Cabombas, Lace leaves. It also hosts neon tetras, emperor tetras, rams and angels. Two other tanks are inhabited by African cichlids and oscars. The fourth tank is being set up. Would like to know more IAH members in and around Delhi. I promise to visit some of you (if possible) during my next visit at Bangalore and my maiden visit to Chennai. Apart from the tanks I have a Boxer and a St. Bernard at home. The best part is my wife also shares the same passion for aquaria and dogs.
Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2005 2:21 pm Post subject: Sorry for being lazy. Atleast introduced myself today...
I am Ajai working for a software company as Developer come Network Administrator.
I've been in this hobby for past 3 years... Future intrest is to get my hands on Discuss, Tetras and chichlids on Planted tanks...
Just planted Amazon & Banana on my community tank (Reading Madan's & Venki's articles about planted tanks).
I have 6 Glass tanks.
2 Tanks in the size of 36 x 18 x 18 (Community & Flowerhorn Tanks)
2 Tanks in the size of 24 x 18 x 18 (Tetra & Barb Tanks) My DIY Tanks
2 Tanks in the size of 18 x 9 x 9 (Sharks & Chichlids Tanks)
More (DIY) tanks to be added in another 1 or 2 months.
Intrested in birds & Dogs too...
Having 10 Parakeets, 10 Finches, 2 Cockatiels (Will be getting Macaw's sooner)
Having Cute Herley Queen Great Dane puppy (1Yrs Old) & an local dog (8Yrs Old)
I am Mohanasundaram working for IBM as software Engineer in their Software Labs. I have been keeping fish since I am 10 years old but it has been only few months since i started keeping fish in a proper way. Now I have one 4 foot tank with lot of plants and diftwood. I learnt a lot from IAH and ASK.
I have joined IAH some two-month back and from long time I was thinking to introduce myself but I cant find any thing to introduce myself.
Myself Bhaskar, I m system administrator in a big call center in Gurgaon, staying in Delhi. I have kept my first aquarium (not aquarium... but a bowl) 6 years ago, which was gifted, to me by a friend. I kept gold fish in it which dies after a month or so. I put that bowl side & thought this hobby is not for me.
Then I got a job in kerela in year 2000 & was staying in Kochi where there was aquarium shop just in front of my house. I use to see fishes daily in the shop & within a month or two I got infected with the aquarium bug & I buy my first 2x1x1 feet aquarium there. I have kept tetras, guppies, gold & angel fish in it which slowly dies due to lack of knowledge but I kept buying new fish to replace dead once.
After one and half year I came back to Delhi, & I bring my aquarium with me, which I still have. As my experience grows I was able to keep my fishes alive for the long time. I buy new 4x1.5x1 feet aquarium in 2003 and kept angles, gold fish & sharks in it which where with my for around one and years (I lost all of them 8 in no. in a single night, which was, my biggest mistake, which I only realize after I join IAH & read the old postings).
Now a days I have converted my 4x1.5x1 feet aquarium into planted tank (finding plants in Delhi cost more than the cost of the plants) & in my old 2 feet aquarium I have guppies & neon tetras.
I am Atul. I am an electronics and telecommunication engineer. I am working as deputy chief signal and telecom engineer in indian railways. To make it simple, i deal with railway signalling system and telcommunication system in railways which is key to functioning of railways.
I have recently been bitten by aquarium bug but thanks to IAH and other such useful sites on nut i have done fair amount of reading on net. I have a 30x12x12 tank with a pair of blue gouramies and three black mollies. The tank is barely a month old and still cycling.
However i am very much anguished to see that LFS fellows in most of the cities are not enthusiasts themselves and have very poor knowledge on the subject. In fact they are doing a great deal of disservice to this lovely hobby by not properly educating newbies and by not upgrading thier own skills.
i find that only cheapest kinds of china made food and equipment are available in local market.
One day i plan to start a planted aquarium once i gain some experience.
hi, aditya here
am into comp hardware/amcs n stuff...
been keeping fish for the last 4-5 yrs...dunno how i missed this awesome site all these yrs...btw when did this site start?..been searching for such a site for long
have a 5x2x2 (empty, waiting for discus)
3x1.5x1.5 (4x3" rbps, gonna give them away soon)
2-3 2.5x1x1 (all empty)
rbps were my favourite fish till now....am totally bitten by the discus bug now
looking forward to a lot of help from u guys!!
i found this site thnks to madan!!..read some articles of his on aquarticles, did a google on the name madan subramanian n found this site!
Joined: Nov 19, 2003 Posts: 3719 Location: Chennai
Posted: Sat Sep 17, 2005 12:27 pm Post subject:
Better late than never..
This is Shankar, based at Ambattur, Chennai. An Engineer - Electronics from Mumbai, where I was born and bought up and where this hobby began in 1987 with a 2 x 1 x 1 tank full of sword-tails and platies. The latter's ability to change sex, which happened a few times in my tank was something that pulled my interest and I was fortunate enough to get aquarium books very often as Birthday gifts .
The marine bug bit me in 1992, where I was gifted a pair of Yellow and Regal Tangs accidently, when I had a FW tank only. Then the challenge and burning my own fingers thereof, to try to keep marines went on for almost 2 yrs, wherein I spent a lot of time and money ( I used to sell stamps to make money for my hobby ). Now since I like this affair a lot, I have switched my profession to marines and the related hobby and I feel happy with whatever I earn from this. I am really satisfied that I spend time with my interest 24 x 7.
And my other interest is Training Birds. I love my daughters, fishes, my GFs and my wife too. I carry a very heavy heart - Lots of Fishes in it...
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