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11 years 6 months ago #18741 by bushynose
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Hola, Kevin Goodson here. I'm from Port Byron, IL. Northwest corner of Illinois. Moline, Rock Island area. My wife and I have been keeping fish for maybe 10 years. Started with a 37 Eclipse, killer little tank. Swordtails, shrimp, Clown pleco, Clown Loach, etc.. Had the 37 for maybe a year and went to a 55 to a 75 to 2-75s and a 125. All in about 2 years. Discovered peacocks and haps with the first 55. The finnage on the Malawis still WOW me. The Africans seemed waaay more expensive than the swordtails and platies (as per my wife), but the Africans held sway. After a nominal amount of coaxing my lovely wife began to be swayed toward the Africans. Now she's hooked on Tang shellies. We found out about GCCA when I was surfing one night. The first event we attended in Arlington Heights was a Cichlid Classic. We were in Cichlid Heaven. No, really, we thought we were in Cichlid Heaven. And then there were these awesome swap meets. And the fish were CHEAP. And there were species that we never saw in the LFS. I had chances to buy fish that weren't that easy to see on the internet. I think it was at the ACA convention that I bought a pair of Stigmatochromis Pholidophorous from Mike Garibaldi. Not a very common fish. I bought a colony of young Malawi trout from the classifieds. They bred like crazy. We have 9 tanks running and 450 gallons. I feel I'm starting to ramble, so I'm gonna hang it up. Anyway, my wife and I thoroughly enjoy the things that go with the GCCA. We've been members for 4 or 5 years now. Thanks, GCCA  ><)))))>

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11 years 6 months ago #18725 by rm-slover
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Glad we were here to help. If you need anything just shoot me a pm, or heck since you are so close (I'm in Marengo) just come on over.


Same goes for me, I'm in Elgin.  And 10 is just the beginning, pretty soon it will be 15 then 20, then 35!

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11 years 6 months ago #18713 by Kegger22
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congrats and welcome to the club Bloonguy, if you think they look at you starnge when they hear 10 tanks just wait till MTS sets in, the looks get even better ;D

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11 years 6 months ago #18707 by sawboy2
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Welcome bloonguy!

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11 years 6 months ago #18704 by dragonkeeper
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Congrats on joining up. Glad we were here to help. If you need anything just shoot me a pm, or heck since you are so close (I'm in Marengo) just come on over.

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11 years 6 months ago #18701 by rm-slover
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If you're wondering about the handle, that's my other hobby. I fly hot air balloons.


That's even cooler than having 10 fish tanks!!

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11 years 6 months ago #18700 by bloonguy
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I finally signed up at the last meeting so I thought I would introduce myself here too.
I'm Bruce Canaday from Woodstock, IL. I'm married to a very tolerant woman named Laura and together we have 4 kids, Eric 8, Sean 4, Zachary 3 and Erin 2. For those at the meeting that was Eric there with me.
We started with fish about 2yrs ago. Eric picked out a 13 cent feeder goldfish that we kept on the kitchen counter. The kids did great with that(he's still alive!) so at Xmas time 2007 we got a 10gal tank for the kids with some $ from Grandma and Grandpa. Then.... Dad discovered cichlids and GCCA.
We are now running 10 tanks from 10g to 150g and the goldfish bowl(now a betta bowl). We keep mostly malawians and Tangs and have successfully spawned 2 species(cyps and julies)and have 2 more(peacocks and O. litobates) currently holding. I'll post in the stocklist section soon.
I can't say enough good thigs about the GCCA! I've learned a lot from the website and the help available in the forum is fantastic. Great job!!!
We look froward to getting involved and getting to know some people that don't look at us strangely when we say we have 10 fish tanks.
If you're wondering about the handle, that's my other hobby. I fly hot air balloons.

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11 years 6 months ago #18326 by Biddy
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welcome, now I have a craving for a beef and a beer

wait...thats normal for me ;D

Kegger,
I think we're gonna get along quite well!  ;D ;D

Thanks for the warm welcome all, and welcome to you as well portillos.

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11 years 6 months ago #18054 by Kegger22
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welcome, now I have a craving for a beef and a beer

wait...thats normal for me ;D

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11 years 6 months ago #18052 by sawboy2
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Glad to have ya Portillos!

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