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    Re-introduce yourself

    Hey there,

    We have some new members and I haven't met many of you, I realized maybe we should have a thread to reintroduce ourselves since many of the introduction threads are deep in the belly of the forum. That being said I think it would be a good idea for new and old members to re-introduce themselves. You can get as detailed as you'd like, heck write a biography if you really want. The idea is to better understand one another and find more common interests aside from Scape.

    Please feel free to share as much as you'd like, but follow this basic format. Please list basic info and add as many general questions as you'd like (keep it pg-13 please)


    Basic Info
    Name:
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    General Questions (feel free to make up your own)
    How many years have you been in the hobby?
    What do you like most about the hobby?
    How did you find scape?
    What other hobbies or interests do you have?
    Do you play any sports?
    What is your favorite food?
    What type of music do you enjoy most?
    Do you have kids?
    What other pets do you have?
    Have you lived in any other state/country?
    Last edited by Zenzu; 05-05-2017 at 01:04 PM.

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    Hello, hello!

    Name: Zach
    Age: 36
    Location: Monrovia (by Pasadena)

    I enjoy everything "fishy." I currently have a 66g planted discus, 14g planted shrimp, and am dry starting a smaller bookshelf setup (patience needed...).

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    Hey all. Been here a while.

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    Name: Rob
    Age: too old
    Location: San Diego

    General Questions (feel free to make up your own)
    How many years have you been in the hobby? 40 years with fish, most with very basic plants. Really diving into plants? 3 maybe?

    What do you like most about the hobby? Having a nice ecosystem running and being able to see the calm settings.

    How did you find scape? Online looking for clubs a while back. Honestly had not occurred to me that the existed.

    What other hobbies or interests do you have? Guns, Bows, Computers.

    Do you play any sports? Not really. Solo archery is closest.

    What is your favorite food? Lamb.

    What type of music do you enjoy most? Rock.

    Do you have kids? Wish I did.

    What other pets do you have? Just aquatic.

    Have you lived in any other state/country? So Cal all of my life. San Diego, LA, OC and IE.

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    - If plants go beyond anacharis... I have questions.
    - 5 gallons is for more than Bettas

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    Name: Carlo
    Age: 35
    Location: Cerritos LA/OC border

    How many years have you been in the hobby? Roughly 28 years on and off, my father introduced me to the hobby at 7 years old.
    What do you like most about the hobby? I think it's a great way to spend time relaxing or at elast started that way, not it feels more like another chores.
    How did you find scape? I was searching for aquatic plants and happened to search socal + aquatic plants and Scape popped up.
    What other hobbies or interests do you have? I enjoy classic Japanese cars mostly Toyotas, I also Garden I have a wide variety of fruit trees and plants. I dabble in many many other things like art, electronics, extreme sports.
    Do you play any sports? Does internet gaming count?
    What is your favorite food? I absolutely love Japanese food (sushi, ramen, curry) but was raised on Filapino food as well ass Mexican, Indian and American cuisine.
    What type of music do you enjoy most? In terms of music I am all across the board, I enjoy all music. list off any genre including Gypsy Jazz, Experiemental Analog, Fusion Jazz etc.
    Do you have kids? Yes, 2 step children and 1 bio. Step Daughter 13yo, Step Son 11yo, Son 7yo
    What other pets do you have? 4 dogs, 2 cats + 1 stray cat
    Have you lived in any other state/country? I was born in Indonesia, spent my first year in the Phillipenes. I've lived in the states since 1982 and have lived in a 5mile radius my entire life. Bellflower, Downey, Norwalk, Cerritos

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zenzu View Post
    Name: Carlo
    Age: 35
    Location: Cerritos LA/OC border

    How many years have you been in the hobby? Roughly 28 years on and off, my father introduced me to the hobby at 7 years old.
    What do you like most about the hobby? I think it's a great way to spend time relaxing or at elast started that way, not it feels more like another chores.
    How did you find scape? I was searching for aquatic plants and happened to search socal + aquatic plants and Scape popped up.
    What other hobbies or interests do you have? I enjoy classic Japanese cars mostly Toyotas, I also Garden I have a wide variety of fruit trees and plants. I dabble in many many other things like art, electronics, extreme sports.
    Do you play any sports? Does internet gaming count?
    What is your favorite food? I absolutely love Japanese food (sushi, ramen, curry) but was raised on Filapino food as well ass Mexican, Indian and American cuisine.
    What type of music do you enjoy most? In terms of music I am all across the board, I enjoy all music. list off any genre including Gypsy Jazz, Experiemental Analog, Fusion Jazz etc.
    Do you have kids? Yes, 2 step children and 1 bio. Step Daughter 13yo, Step Son 11yo, Son 7yo
    What other pets do you have? 4 dogs, 2 cats + 1 stray cat
    Have you lived in any other state/country? I was born in Indonesia, spent my first year in the Phillipenes. I've lived in the states since 1982 and have lived in a 5mile radius my entire life. Bellflower, Downey, Norwalk, Cerritos


    I am actually from Norwalk
    Rob aka Ashenwelt
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    - 5 gallons is for more than Bettas

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    I've spent a good part of my life in Norwalk, I went to Corvalis Middle School and spent Freshman/Sophomore year at Norwalk High School. Small world =)

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    Name: Nick Shades
    Age: 35
    Location: Redlands, CA (Inland Empire)


    General Questions (feel free to make up your own)
    How many years have you been in the hobby? Roughly 8 years
    What do you like most about the hobby? It is far more relaxing than sports.
    How did you find scape? Short version: I acquired 20 female bettas and had to keep them all alive. I had no idea what I was doing, so I bought a book that recommended to its reader to look up a local aquarium society. Scape was the first thing that popped up, back in 2010. I left the hobby for a while, but then, years later started going to the meetings beginning in May of 2016.
    What other hobbies or interests do you have? I occasionally fly my drone, and I used to be a professional musician. I have been working on doing stand up comedy. I listen heavily to audio books and podcasts. I would love to put together a Scape Podcast and Youtube channel.
    Do you play any sports? I used to play soccer, but instead just chase my kids around from time to time, and often paw at my wife.
    What is your favorite food? I eat, literally, everything, so whatever I have not had most recently, but am enjoying at that moment becomes my favorite. I really enjoy Indian street foods and an authentic Al Pastor.
    What type of music do you enjoy most? Mostly Mexican music, but I do not listen to much unless I am on a very, very, very long drive.
    Do you have kids? I have 3 boys.
    What other pets do you have? I have a dog. I also dabble in saltwater, but really, it takes up most of my free time.
    Have you lived in any other state/country? I spent a brief stint with my Aunt and Uncle in Germany.
    Profession? I am mostly a tradesman. As a 9-5, I work for a property management company as a maintenance technician.
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    " I used to play soccer, but instead just chase my kids around from time to time, and often paw at my wife. "

    ^ ahh hahahahaha, I feel your pain brother. I have also been known to paw at my wife from time to time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zenzu View Post
    What other hobbies or interests do you have? I enjoy classic Japanese cars mostly Toyotas, I also Garden I have a wide variety of fruit trees and plants. I dabble in many many other things like art, electronics, extreme sports.
    Are we talking AE86, 2000GT or as early as the Crown?

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    Crowns, Coronas, Cressidas, Corollas, FJs, Hiluxs

    we may need to start a car thread...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zenzu View Post
    " I used to play soccer, but instead just chase my kids around from time to time, and often paw at my wife. "

    ^ ahh hahahahaha, I feel your pain brother. I have also been known to paw at my wife from time to time.
    People keep telling me that this way of life goes away with age, but I do not recognize any signs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zenzu View Post
    Crowns, Coronas, Cressidas, Corollas, FJs, Hiluxs

    we may need to start a car thread...
    Yeah, I grew up with only toyotas, so they are the only thing I am at home in. I occasionally am cool with Chevys, but I bought an HHR in '06 (The American Revolution, RAWR!), opened up the dash one day to change the air filter and read, "Car aassmebled in Mexico."

    It was a great car, but that was such a let down in terms of drinking the kool-aid.

    I have an '06 Tundra now, and drive it everywhere.i think it gets better mileage than our mini van. I have put it through hell and back. The only vehicles I feel happy driving are Toyotas.

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    Name: Monique
    Age: 34
    Location: Imperial Beach

    How many years have you been in the hobby?
    I started getting into aquatic plants & aquascaping in 2011
    What do you like most about the hobby?
    Its calming and beautiful.
    How did you find scape?
    I heard about scape on youtube recently from someone that was at the Pet Expo. Then it was mentioned on the SDTFS fb page so I decided to check it out.
    What other hobbies or interests do you have?
    I have a pretty full garden that is in need of a major pruning and weeding. We have some fruit trees but mostly flowers and succulents. One day I want to add a few raised garden beds for veggies, fruits, and herbs.
    Do you play any sports?
    Not lately.
    What is your favorite food?
    I love artichoke, corn on the cob, french fries.
    What type of music do you enjoy most?
    Linkin Park, Christina Perri, Teagan & Sara.
    Do you have kids?
    Just my furbaby (Kitty)
    What other pets do you have?
    1 cat, 1 betta, 5 kuhli loaches, shrimps & snails
    Have you lived in any other state/country?
    Stayed in IB all my life. We get beautiful weather and the beach is close by.

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    Quote Originally Posted by niq View Post
    Name: Monique
    Age: 34
    Location: Imperial Beach

    How many years have you been in the hobby?
    I started getting into aquatic plants & aquascaping in 2011
    What do you like most about the hobby?
    Its calming and beautiful.
    How did you find scape?
    I heard about scape on youtube recently from someone that was at the Pet Expo. Then it was mentioned on the SDTFS fb page so I decided to check it out.
    What other hobbies or interests do you have?
    I have a pretty full garden that is in need of a major pruning and weeding. We have some fruit trees but mostly flowers and succulents. One day I want to add a few raised garden beds for veggies, fruits, and herbs.
    Do you play any sports?
    Not lately.
    What is your favorite food?
    I love artichoke, corn on the cob, french fries.
    What type of music do you enjoy most?
    Linkin Park, Christina Perri, Teagan & Sara.
    Do you have kids?
    Just my furbaby (Kitty)
    What other pets do you have?
    1 cat, 1 betta, 5 kuhli loaches, shrimps & snails
    Have you lived in any other state/country?
    Stayed in IB all my life. We get beautiful weather and the beach is close by.

    Thanks Monique!
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    Hi, I'm Brandon.


    I'm the 9th member of SCAPE.
    Have a happy day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by adin View Post
    Hi, I'm Brandon.


    I'm the 9th member of SCAPE.
    Okay, who woke up the Dragon...

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    Name: John Kim
    Age: 33
    Location: La Mirada


    General Questions (feel free to make up your own)
    How many years have you been in the hobby? 12
    What do you like most about the hobby? Plants
    How did you find scape? common members from TPT
    What other hobbies or interests do you have? Reptiles. Birds. Anything R/C. Fishing.
    Do you play any sports? Fishing?
    What is your favorite food? Any.
    What type of music do you enjoy most? Country
    Do you have kids? No
    What other pets do you have? Lizards, turtles, tortoises, parrots, a dog, and quail and roaches as feeders.
    Have you lived in any other state/country? Korea, Japan, NC, GA, Iraq, NY
    Please be advised: I am no longer on the Board of SCAPE. See the current list of directors/officers by clicking the link in the shortcuts bar above or here.



    Tank options???



    Dont insult me with your low-balls


    Currently running: 270g monster fish, 180g monster fish, 180g planted (coming soon!), 80g community, 2x 7g planted, 6.7g planted, 2g planted, 2.5g opae

    Reptiles: 15+ turtles/tortoises, 2x uromastyx, 3x Asian water monitors

    Birds: 1x African grey, 2x double yellow headed amazons, 1x umbrella cockatoo

    1x dog

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    Name: Michael Allen
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    How many years have you been in the hobby? Plants 3 years - fish 30 years (dad bought me my first oscar in the 80s)
    What do you like most about the hobby? Fighting the good fight against the evil algae hordes
    How did you find scape? I met Herns in Long Beach, and he gave me my first plants and information on the club
    What other hobbies or interests do you have? Certain other websites ... just kidding...(well kinda)...
    Do you play any sports? Rugby, but those glory days are far away gone...
    What is your favorite food? Greasy, heart clogging, sloppy burgers
    What type of music do you enjoy most? Garage bands of the 1960s, the ink spots with Ella Fitzgerald, Early James brown...
    Do you have kids? 1 grown daughter
    What other pets do you have? A beagle named Booker T. and Jayden a German shepherd
    Have you lived in any other state/country? No, but I have time traveled...does that count?

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    What do you like most about the hobby? Fighting the good fight against the evil algae hordes
    Have you lived in any other state/country? No, but I have time traveled...does that count?

    And the comedian comes out to play, you must have had a loooooooong day

    I can dig it.

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    Hello,
    My name is Cristian
    I am 21 Years old
    I live in Covina, CA.

    What I love about the hobby is being able to use my artistic skills and recreate something found I nature.
    What I hate about the hobby is how expensive it is!!!!!

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