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first of all, let me introduce myself, my name is Diego Barbosa and I
currently live in Port Chester, NY.
Fish tanks and plants have always been my two greatest passions in life, but
I enjoyed them separately for many years, keeping a freshwater fish tank and
growing bonsai trees (for about 20 years now), orchids etc. A couple of years
ago I learned about aquascaping and I loved the idea of putting my two
passions together in such a wonderful harmony. I started with a 20 gal.
hexagonal tank and considering that there wasn't any high-tech involved in
the project, the results were great (a little bit of "green thumb" and lots
of "beginner's good luck" I guess), and I was very pleased with my beautiful
I recently moved from Miami to NY and therefore I had to take my tank apart.
It broke my hart but also gave the opportunity to have a clean start and
learn how to do it "the right way." I started doing some research on the net,
learning from the work of many veterans in the hobby (like many of you) and
this mailing list has been a great source of knowledge. I want to thank you
all for having such a great community and for taking the time to help novices
like me, sharing your knowledge. I have been reading many of your postings
and I have visited the websites that many of you have put together. I have
very much enjoyed reading and viewing the pictures of your beautiful tanks,
it has truly been inspirational and motivating.
I apologize in advance for all the questions that I am sure I'll be posting
in the list, seeking for your advise. I promise to do my best to learn fast
in order to pass the "stupid beginer-questions" stage as soon as possible and
start contributing to the list with more valuable things.
I plan to put together a 55 gal planted tank within the next few months, so
I'll be following the list for information and from time to time you will be
hearing from me seeking advise.