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Ouch for sure, sorry to hear about the fish. I had the same happen this past week with the two dozen catfish I had indoors in a 75 gal tank... the filter pump died and all of the fish died before I noticed it. That was unpleasant because mine were dead a couple days before I noticed. But mine were not nearly the loss that yours were because they were all in the 3-6inch range.

As for the old threads... I do go through all of the threads that I've subscribed to anytime I see updates, but I've slowed how often I come here since it seems everyone has mostly moved on. I think our Aussie counterparts might be coming back from their summer disappearance now. I myself have slowed on my AP system because it got overwhelmed with aphids this past winter and I have not finished cleaning it out yet... plus I didn't want to plant anything new this year because I hope to shutdown and redo a big area of the AP, so most of what I have going on now is dirt garden and dirt hoop house stuff, which people don't seem overly interested in.

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[quote="bcotton"]Thanks for your feed back, sometimes i wonder if anyone still clicks on old threads anymore


Yah, the next week something happened and my air pumps came unplugged.. since the power was still working the pump alarm didnt notify me and i lost all the fish...

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Oh man, you have my sympathy!

It's that kind of loss that took the wind out of my sails and made me shut down and sell or give away all my equipment. Well, that plus a move that I'm in the middle of now.

But once I get established at my new location in Dallas, I may start rebuilding.

Hang in there!


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Hey Brian, I'm getting that urge to start rebuilding, now that I'm about 90% moved into the Dallas location - I'll spare you the soap opera as to why it's only 90% and why it has taken so long.

Do you think you'll have any fry or fingerlings you'll want to sell in the upcoming months? I'm trying to avoid making a trip out to a hatchery if at all possible since I'd only be buying a small starter amount.

Please let me know, and thanks! Also, if you wish, feel free to use my hobby-specific gmail account "Fort Armstrong" (again, it's a long and boring story) of "fortarmstrongluna@gmail.com" .


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