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Hello from Vancouver, Canada!

Post by Michael Milligan on July 12th 2010, 4:51 pm

Hi there!

I'm new to your forum, glad to be here. One of your users invited me here following a thread on another forum about my failed 20g temperate tank (80% planned failure, but all the same). Summer hit, no chiller... Holly $@%^ was that nasty to clean out! lol... P.U. But not to be discouraged I LOVE temperate tanks and I like the idea that I can collect my own materials.

So.... I'm in the market for a big tank and to give it all another go. My plan is to find a bigger tank and get it up and cycling, then I'll worry about lights and flow and rocks, etc, etc.

Good to talk to you all!

Michael
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Re: Hello from Vancouver, Canada!

Post by JonAlresfordUK on July 12th 2010, 5:05 pm

Hi Micheal

I am starting to plan my own temperate tank - after keeping tropical reefs for the last four years - so I am a little behind your failure

This seems to be the only site so far for these tanks - I joined today or yesterday

nice to hear from you

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Re: Hello from Vancouver, Canada!

Post by AquaticEngineer on July 12th 2010, 5:09 pm

Welcome!!!

What part of Vancouver are you in? I vacationed up there years ago and LOVE LOV LOVE the aquarium there. My friends where not so happy that I spent 20+ minutes on every exhibit staring and pointing things out. LOL, we were up there for a car show and they took time to go to the aquarium just for me Very Happy

Let us know what you get when you go collecting, there is a lot of nice life up there maybe we could work out some trades Very Happy



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Re: Hello from Vancouver, Canada!

Post by Michael Milligan on July 12th 2010, 5:35 pm

AquaticEngineer wrote:Welcome!!!

What part of Vancouver are you in? I vacationed up there years ago and LOVE LOV LOVE the aquarium there. My friends where not so happy that I spent 20+ minutes on every exhibit staring and pointing things out. LOL, we were up there for a car show and they took time to go to the aquarium just for me Very Happy

Let us know what you get when go collecting, there is a lot of nice life up there.


I live Downtown. I've been to the aquarium MANY times. And as I'm sure you will agree, their "WEST COAST" exibit is a temperate marine dream land. I love the giant 2 story tank filled with rockfish, salmon, sturgeons, etc. big big fish!

Oh... and I'm actually walking distance from my collection sight. Bounce
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Re: Hello from Vancouver, Canada!

Post by AquaticEngineer on July 12th 2010, 6:27 pm

Michael Milligan wrote:
Oh... and I'm actually walking distance from my collection sight. Bounce

Jealous.................


Are you taking orders on livestock yet? I want some Laughing

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Re: Hello from Vancouver, Canada!

Post by Michael Milligan on July 12th 2010, 6:45 pm

AquaticEngineer wrote:

Jealous.................


Are you taking orders on livestock yet? I want some Laughing


lol! No, first I need somewhere to stock my inventory! hehehe
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Re: Hello from Vancouver, Canada!

Post by Hero on July 12th 2010, 7:41 pm

Michael Milligan wrote:
I live Downtown. I've been to the aquarium MANY times. And as I'm sure you will agree, their "WEST COAST" exibit is a temperate marine dream land. I love the giant 2 story tank filled with rockfish, salmon, sturgeons, etc. big big fish!

Oh... and I'm actually walking distance from my collection sight. Bounce

Sounds like a trip to Vancouver is a must Wink!

Welcome!!!

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Re: Hello from Vancouver, Canada!

Post by AquaticEngineer on July 12th 2010, 9:09 pm

Michael Milligan wrote:
AquaticEngineer wrote:

Jealous.................


Are you taking orders on livestock yet? I want some Laughing


lol! No, first I need somewhere to stock my inventory! hehehe

You can stock it in my tank Very Happy
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Re: Hello from Vancouver, Canada!

Post by Michael Milligan on July 13th 2010, 6:47 am

The abundant free livestock is one major reason I began looking into this branch of the hobby. It was also an excuse to root around in the muck as I did when I was 10!

Then where do you people get your animals? I know that many can't collect their own livestock. Roadtrips? Nobody sells this stuff, do they? I REALLY like the seastars... but everyone here calls them starfish!










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Re: Hello from Vancouver, Canada!

Post by Rambo on July 13th 2010, 11:08 am

hey hows it going? Glad my invitation worked. The forum is still small but you will learn a lot from it.
You need to take some pics of your collection spot. I would love to see it.
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Re: Hello from Vancouver, Canada!

Post by Michael Milligan on July 13th 2010, 6:06 pm

Rambo wrote:hey hows it going? Glad my invitation worked. The forum is still small but you will learn a lot from it.
You need to take some pics of your collection spot. I would love to see it.

Sure thing. It's actually a park RIGHT next to the Port of Vancouver. I can snap the photos and flip over some rocks for y'all. Unfortunately collecting will have to wait. Perhaps I can find another couple of those 14" gunnels!

Gunnels are GREAT aquarium fish, and I don't care what anyone says. And my skillet fish was cool too. With a hook and line I can collect all kinds of stuff too. Flounders. Surf perch. Pricklebacks. Mmmm sole. Greenlings. I have fished this same park many times. Ultimately I would like to keep a Spiny Dogfish, but I've never caught a small one! hehehe

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Re: Hello from Vancouver, Canada!

Post by Hero on July 13th 2010, 8:14 pm

Pictures are a necessity! Gunnels are great fish. I hear they are in comparison to Puffers as far as personality.

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Re: Hello from Vancouver, Canada!

Post by Michael Milligan on July 14th 2010, 2:47 am

Pufferfreak wrote:Pictures are a necessity! Gunnels are great fish. I hear they are in comparison to Puffers as far as personality.

How do I do attachments?
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Re: Hello from Vancouver, Canada!

Post by AquaticEngineer on July 14th 2010, 12:53 pm

I would host them on a photo sharing site like photobucket and then link the pictures.
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Re: Hello from Vancouver, Canada!

Post by Rambo on July 14th 2010, 2:41 pm

I use photobucket as well. It is the easiest way.
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Re: Hello from Vancouver, Canada!

Post by Michael Milligan on July 14th 2010, 4:29 pm

Ok...

So it was a REALLY nice day, so I decided to HAD to do a little fish and that I could snap some picks for you all.

Unfortunately for you folks it was a very high tide, so not a lot of critters to show, but in time you will get to see plenty. But first I need a tank! lol


Here is a picture as I walk over the rail overpass to the park.


Here is near the water.









Oh!!! It's getting late.



Here is the only life I saw.... and "Ocher Seastar" I hooked in the "back" with my bait.

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Re: Hello from Vancouver, Canada!

Post by Hero on July 15th 2010, 1:41 am



I'm not sure why I like this picture, but it is a great picture! Vancouver is such a nice city Smile.

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