Hi Ho from Texas

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  1. Munkybutt

    Munkybutt Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    How nice to find a gathering of fellow fish geeks. I'm in the process of constructing my first octopus tank, I've been keeping reef tanks for years but this will be my first foray into the wonderful world of the cephalopod. The aquarium hobby is my life, litterally. I install and maintain custom aquariums in the DFW area.(if you have kids and you've seen barney the dinosaur, the tank in the bookcase, that's me.)
    I look forward to picking all of your brains. I do this for a living and I learn something new every day
     
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    Feelers Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    Hi, welcome to tonmo!!!

    Thats cool about the Barney thing. What setup was Barney running? :mrgreen:
     
  3. corw314

    corw314 Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    :welcome: Barneys' tank? That's interesting! Unfortunately or should I say thank goodness Jess is past the Barney stage, but I may have to check in to see!

    Enjoy the site!

    Carol
     
  4. cthulhu77

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    Welcome to Tonmo!!!
    greg
     
  5. Castor

    Castor Vampyroteuthis Supporter

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    Welcome! Great name by the way, I got that riding my busa from deal's gap back to maine.

    How is the big purple dino? Pick away, my brain is exceptionally obese! Mostly due to the lack of fitness, and LaBatts!

    Felix.
     
  6. dbbga

    dbbga Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    :welcome: you will have a blast here. Nice to see someone else in the DFW area at this site:wink: I was starting to feel all alone:lol:
     
  7. Munkybutt

    Munkybutt Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    Nothing fancy, a 20 gallon fresh water community tank built into a bookcase. They just wanted something to look good in the background while the little knuckleheads prance around.

    Funny you say that. I got the nickname riding my 748 duc from Dallas to Austin through the Texas hill country.

    Awesome! If you need livestock or equipment and you want to get it locally, let me know and I can point you in the right direction.
     
  8. erich orser

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    I was born on Carswell AFB in Fort Worth (for all you insane folks, it's where the Roswell alien autopsy supposedly took place.) in 1970. Sorseress and my father escaped with me in a homemade balloon when I was about two years old so the accent wouldn't imprint upon me, but unfortunately this came down in Denver, where I lived 'till four.

    Anyway, now I put on shows out here in La-La-Land to raise money as well as awareness for bat conservation, and one of the two beneficiaries (Bat World Sanctuary) is based out of Mineral Wells, not too far from Ft. Worth. Good luck on your first ceph!

    Erich
     
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    dbbga Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    well I always need everything
     
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    bobwonderbuns Vampyroteuthis Supporter

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    Hi-de-ho neighbor!! :welcome:
     
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    dbbga Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    so have ya been around anyone with cephs before?????
     
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    joefish84 Sepia elegans Registered

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    dont worry we are all crazy just some more than others!!!! hu? what was that? oh ok mr. octopus ill cut off my fingers for you and let you eat them... let me just finish talking to the new guy... what? no you cant have my knee caps!!! i need those you prick!!!

    sorry new guy hes trying to dismember my legs anyway... we're not all really crazy just kindof
     
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    dbbga Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    :bonk: man yours started early. My octo didnt try that until it was big enough not to care what i said LOL
     
  14. Munkybutt

    Munkybutt Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    Nope. Everyone I know is totally into reef keeping. They're all driving me nuts to get my octo tank up and running though. It's insane, I'm building the whole thing from the ground up. Everyone who's seen it wants me to build them one next. I'll post some pics soon, it's mind blowing. And the bonus is it's all acrylic, so if the octo thing doesn't work out, it's great for a mantis shrimp. (another favorite of mine)
    And thanx to all ya'll for the welcome. It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.....no...wait. That's the Jagermeister.
     
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    nope we're not all crazy. I just took a poll and over half the voices in my head are sane. :welcome:
     
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    sounds awesome, especially coming from a man who sets up tanks as a job, I wanna see this tank!!!

    Possibly give me some ideas...............
     
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    bobwonderbuns Vampyroteuthis Supporter

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    yes, by all means, send pix!!
     
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    Hey i'm from the DFW area too...not that it matters....:hmm:
     
  19. bobwonderbuns

    bobwonderbuns Vampyroteuthis Supporter

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    you send pix too!
     
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    If I'm not too late, hi from me too!

    Have fun and welcome!
     

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