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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-08-2011, 03:43 PM Thread Starter
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*Steps out from the Luking Shadows*

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I really didn't know where to put this since I don't have a Betta yet, but I would really like to introduce myself and give everyone a little taste of me.

My name is Erin Schimpf (original user name huh). I'm a stay at home mom to 3 kids (ages 6, 4, 1yrs), 6 guinea pigs, 2 ferrets, 1 mouse, 1 Yellow Bellied Cooter turtle and soon one Betta.

About 3 years ago I was really into fish but when baby number two came along followed shortly by number 3 I just didn't have much time for my tanks any more. At the time I had 3 Bettas, 1 20 gallon planted tank, 10 gallon with a goldfish, 14 gallon seamless tank and I think that's it.

I sold everything but the 20 gallon (which turned into a goldfish tank and now is empty waiting to become a sump). I recently got a 7 gallon hex tank from a friend of mine. In it is the heater, air pump and lots of scrubby stuff. So I thought where in the world is waldo... Sorry I meant to say where in the world should I put this tank? Well I placed it where my old Betta Harmony sat, right on the counter by the window and sink.

Because of the lack of filter I have to come up with something. The back does not have an area for a hang on the back filter and I don't have an under water filter that fits in it.

First thing you should all know about me is I'm crazy... wait that's not what I meant to say. What I meant was I am huge on animal welfare and because of all my pets and *cough* vet costs *cough* I do a lot of DIYs to save money. So off I went to figure out how to make some kind of filter.

So now it has a heater and corner/box air pump filter. I had 40 lbs of play sand left over from my recent redecorating of my turtle's tank, so in that went. I am currently ordering some Java Fern and Star moss. Followed by some shrimp of some kind and a Betta.

So on top of all the pets, kids and house work I also run a small online store with my pet bed business and a Photography business with my aunt, I know where do I have the time. I do sleep... really I do. ;)

Well that's me in a nut shell. Nice to meet everyone.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-08-2011, 05:16 PM
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Hello and welcome to the forum! Whenever you decide to add an addition please remember that this forum thrives on pictures! ;P Oh, and we're all crazy here, so you'll fit in just fine (:

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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-08-2011, 08:41 PM Thread Starter
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Oh don't worry, I love taking photos. Its challenging to take fish photos.

I do have to admit something, while waiting to see a reply on this thread, I browsed some of the photos and just could not wait. We got a lovely little blue male. No photos yet as he's not in the tank yet, I have to let the tank sit for 24 hours. But once he's in photos are promised. Its really bare as the fish store had nothing for plants (go figure).

They did have some duck weed, which I have been looking for. Merlin my turtle is getting that so Yay. Hopefully he doesn't eat it was it was 6.49 for a cup of the stuff...

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Hi Erin and welcome to the forum.
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All are welcome! I look forward to seeing your progress and your fishy. :D We're all enablers here so fair warning, you will be tempted into more fish. I came in with just Tango. Now I have 5 tanks. :P

Anyway, happy fish keeping and DIY'ing!

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I came in with 2 and now I have 11. lol
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-09-2011, 11:18 AM Thread Starter
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I know how the "Math" goes. I have really bad (or is it good) math with all pets, started with 1 guinea pig. Add another, who was pregnant. Add 3 babies, take away two. Add two. Add one, take away one ( :( ). Add one. Total 6 ;).

Ferret math has be nicer on me, 1+1=2 :D

Mouse math seems to have skipped this house, for now. Same with turtle math, though I can't see that lasting too long.

Anyway. Off to post some quick photos of ... Poseidon and pray that the betta math misses me.

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Hello Erin Welcome to the forum. It's nice to have you aboard and we're all looking forward to pics. of Poseidon.

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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-09-2011, 11:32 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks.

His photos are up now.
http://www.bettafish.com/showthread....163#post819163

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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-17-2011, 06:48 PM
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hey! welcome! i love your intro! haha

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