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Hi All!

I've been reading messages for a while on the board and I'm thrilled to finally be a member. (had technical difficulties joining)

I have kept fish a bit about 10 years ago, and have some serious fish keepers in the family. I've recently gotten back into it -seriously- and have fallen in love with these planted tanks couldn't resist giving it a go. At first I was worried about putting the plants first, but now I'm happy with a no-fish tank!! (Its cycling)

Anyway, I'd like to thank everyone so much for all the help I've already gotten on the forums, this is definitely the best resource I've found! (Along with the crib :) )

Look forward to posting more in the future.

Helene Owen
www.roninboxers.com
 

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Welcome, glad that you decided to join us here at APC :razz:

I took a look at your boxer site, beautiful dogs & cute pups. I have a friend here that does boxer rescue out of her home.
 

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Hi All!

I'd never have anything but a boxer! I breed them & show them and do some rescue too.

The dogs are the reason I got back into fish, I wanted to try some different breeding and hopefully learn a few things. So I can have a tinker and do some breeding experiments. I've got a strain of nice guppies I'm working with and will see what I can make ;-) (simple to breed, but heaps of variety)

So glad theres a reference like this site!! I might have to get some help identifying my latest plant a "chainsaw" (I'm not kidding, its what the petshop called it!!)

Cheers,

Helene
 

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Helene, What is the differance in boxers breed in New Zealand and the ones here in the US?
 

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Hiya!

Probably the first thing you notice about our boxers is that we don't crop their ears, which can give them a bit of a different look. Also, at the end of the year tail docking may be banned :mad: A few dogs here are from US breeding so look the same, but a lot of our dogs are more like UK/Europe slightly shorter, bigger bone, more muscle generally sturdier and more powerful looking. To my eyes a lot of US dogs look kind of tall and narrow.

As for NZ being exotic its a pretty amazing country, we have every kind of landscape you can imagine and some very different micro climates to go with them. (Fiords, white sand beaches, rain forest, desert, snowy mountains etc) Living on a pacific island does have its downside that in specialist hobbies it can be expensive to buy all the latest fancy things (and you have to order them specially!)

Here is a great article on NZ native aquatic plants: http://www.thekrib.com/Plants/Plants/NZ/ Lilaeopsis is a great plant and I think I have just picked up some isoetes aswell (from LFS) I didnt realise the "red ponds" around here were caused by some kind of native bright red duckweed...

We also have feral (well, "wild") guppies, swordtails & mollies in the thermal areas. Plus a hideous amount of Gambusia Affinis everywhere else.

I guess its a silly question if any one has NZ plants given Glossostigma's popularity!!

Regards,

Helene
 
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