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For the last 40 years I have been a National Certified Interpreter for the Deaf. Hence my logo means interpret in American Sign Language.

I have kept aquariums most of my life. I did take a 19 year break. When my ex husband declared that the 6 foot tank was his! Ha! I made sure I had re homed most of my fishies before I drove off into the sunset..... Taking the Python with me! He didn’t know the difference between an air stone and a rock.... I wonder how long it took him to bail that tank.  LOL

Cory and Aquarium Co-Op have been such an inspiration to me. I love playing with my 3 tanks.  Having a blast raising Corydoras and Mystery Snails. I love all of the Ziss breeding equipment.

Ahhhh! I knew it! I almost asked if you were deaf, but didn't want to be perceived as insensitive. But I recognized the profile pic as "interpret". I know a tiiiiiiny bit from church. I tease & say I know all the church words & can interpret a sermon... but can't carry on a decent conversation in ASL. 🙄😒 I know that's insulting, though, to many. So I keep my little bit of knowledge quiet & appreciate SO much those who have mastered the skill!

So glad you're back to fish keeping.

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I was an IT guy for a long time, but I retired a couple of years ago.

I still do some freelance stuff, some usability testing, and content categorization for a large social media company, just to pay for my hobbies.

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I am a PhD student in a pain research lab! Our goal is to understand how pain can become a chronic disease, find new targets for treating pain, and develop new therapeutics.

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7 hours ago, Moeno said:

I am a PhD student in a pain research lab! Our goal is to understand how pain can become a chronic disease, find new targets for treating pain, and develop new therapeutics.

Important work indeed, I wish you much success. 

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Retired from the USAF in 1998

Currently working for my last employer, will retire in just over a year.

Technical Systems, Inc.

Primarily we work in water/wastewater treatment.  We also like fish hatchery work!  We have also done work for Boeing, Intel, some food processing & transportation stuff (I-90 Tunnels here in WA to name one).  A couple years ago we bid on a logging project in Russia.  We did treatment plant work in Guam.  

I started out in this field as a project engineer/project manager, have done PLC/OIT/SCADA programming, and plant startup/commissioning.  I am finishing out my time as a low bid project estimator.

 

This is one of our fish related projects (Floating Surface Collector).  We did the instrumentation and controls.

Floating Surface Collector

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BTW, we are always looking for talented people.

Panel Fabricators

Project Engineers

PLC/HMI/SCADA Programmers

Field Techs

Our corporate office is in Lynnwood WA, satellite offices in Dixon & Irvine CA

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Sorry I went MIA everyone, crazy week! 

I've really enjoyed learning about everyones backgrounds! It's super interesting to me how widespread the hobby is. It's even more awesome to see the many side hustles to fund aquariums. I'm a big Side Hustler/Gig worker myself! 

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On 11/11/2020 at 5:15 PM, Moeno said:

I am a PhD student in a pain research lab! Our goal is to understand how pain can become a chronic disease, find new targets for treating pain, and develop new therapeutics.

As somebody who has lived with RA for the last 15 years, I'd hug you, if I could. I have a lot of days when the pain is so extreme I just want it all to end.

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I am nerdy nerdy. I develop the codes that make things do things and sometimes I get it right. My focus is custom test automation frameworks for Webservice testing. 

 

Also, currently pursuing dream job of a bass fisherman. I fish the BASS Nation series and have made it to the Regional Championship once thus far. Well on the way. 

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4 minutes ago, Brandon1433 said:

Also, currently pursuing dream job of a bass fisherman. I fish the BASS Nation series and have made it to the Regional Championship once thus far. Well on the way. 

Keeping fish for fun, catching fish for money! Total fish vertical integration.🙂

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That sounds so similar to a professor that I had! Before he started teaching, he worked in aquaculture (primarily salmon in Alaska).  He was also an incredibly passionate hobbyist and is the reason why I was able to keep fish in something larger than 20 gallons as a teenager!

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I'm doing my undergrad majoring in marine biology. I'm still at the point where everything I learn about fascinates me. I currently want to study coral reef ecology, but the professor I am eyeing for graduate school studies the development of lateral lines in haplochromine cichlids. I also coach fencing part time at my local club, which funds my hobby very well. 

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On 11/17/2020 at 11:26 AM, teenage fish said:

I work at Menards 😐

Ouch! I used to work for a company who bowed down to supplied Menard's. This article hits home for so many reasons:

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How home improvement store founder John Menard became the richest man in Wisconsin – and what he sacrificed to do it.

#menardstrippin

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On 11/10/2020 at 3:32 PM, Hobbit said:

I’m a forum manager for an online program for young writers. Basically I teach teenagers how to get along on the internet.

My goodness.  I don't know if I've ever heard of a more difficult job.  You are a saint. (Speaking as someone who has two teenagers)

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@Larrimore aww, thanks 😄 I taught high school for two years and trust me, this is way easier than that. I can close my computer and take a break from them at any time. Plus this is an extracurricular activity for them so they’re all choosing to be there.

Honestly, I actually really like teenagers. But I think parenting teens is harder than teaching them, so if I ever get my own I may change my mind!

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I do YouTube and freelance photography/video production work, mostly in the summer when I am out of school. I also had an Etsy shop for a while, making keychains and wooden peg dolls. It did quite well for a summer, actually, but once school started I just no longer had the time...honestly it was more of hobby, but the money I did make went to my fish tanks, so I guess it counts 😂keychains.jpg.0890df0b207a0e90f5f8bf44cdddecf5.jpg

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I work as a conservation biologist, This Fall my team has planted over 1000 trees and restored quite a lot of area around degraded riparian areas 🙂 Satisfying work, and then I spend that money on my own little ecosystems at home hehehe *binges ohko stones and bucephalandra* 👉👈

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