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  1. Reef Maniac

    Reef Maniac MASA Contributor

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    Hi Everyone,

    I'm honoured to have been asked to host this Guest Forum.

    For those who don't know me, here's a little background: I'm a keen hobbyist marine aquarist and DIY enthusiast. I have no commercial affiliations, and pride myself on being impartial and unbiast.

    I have been keeping tropical fish for the past 40-odd years, and a marine reef tank for the past 10 years. During this time I have learnt a great deal, and have paid a lot of school fees :whistling:. I'm by no means an expert, however, and look forward to learning just as much on this forum as I will be teaching others about this great hobby of ours (did I say "hobby" - I mean lifestyle...).

    I do have a very demanding daytime job, and will mostly not be able to answers posts during working hours (except now while I'm on holiday :) ). I will try to check in every evening, though, and will do my best to answer all posts (even if it's just an honest "I don't know...").

    So, fire away :wave2::1::yeahdude::thumbup:

    Hennie
     
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  3. Mike

    Mike Retired Moderator

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    Congrats Hennie, look forward to your wise words:thumbup:
     
  4. DragonReef

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    Welcome Hennie, it's an honour to have you as a special guest.

    Sorry, I was busy typing up an introduction and lost my connection and I see you've beaten me to it :)

    You've pretty much said what I wanted to say and just wanted to add that you were one of my mentors when I started out in this hobby. I have learned much from you and your ability to communicate things in lay mans terms that even I could understand :)

    Welcome to the team :thumbup:
     
  5. Kanga

    Kanga Retired Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Gongratlulations Hennie, You have always been more than helpfull, even so that little me can understand things that would normally be way over my head(most things are :))

    Looking forward to all your help:thumbup:
     
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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Welcome Hennie :thumbup:
     
  7. sihaya

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    Yay! Cool Hennie! :clap:
     
  8. sandersc

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    Hi Hennie

    Congrats and I believe well deserved. I've heard they gonna call for a public holiday and a official handing over ceremony , where you will be given the "Freedom to The City of Bloemfontein" key. I hope they give you a seat, no make that a double compartment on the Official " Sous Trein "

    Good for you and The Free State - Province!!!!!!! sorry cheetahs.

    Sanders
     
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    My apologies to Wee-Man, Sihaya, Seashell and all otheraliens that arenot fortunate enough to be educated in the language Afrikaans . If you relly want to know what " Sous Trein " is just ask and we will explain.

    Sanders

    Ah what the heck, lets help the guys out, in english it is " Gravy Train ". If you still don't know Shout Help!
     
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    Mike Retired Moderator

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    Seashell is Africaans matey - she just escaped back to Blighty;)
     
  11. Tridan

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    Hey hennie good one, you are well desering of this.
     
  12. Mekaeel

    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    excellnt Hennie.as tridan has mentioned well deserved
     
  13. Obi-Wan

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    If it can be done...

    Hennie, now see what you've gone and gotten yourself into man?!
    :w00t:

    Good, sobering direction, is always in short supply.

    Good on you, to start sorting out that deficit!
     
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    Congrats Hennie! :)
     
  15. Reef Maniac

    Reef Maniac Thread Starter MASA Contributor

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    Wow, THANKS for the nice words, everyone...

    NOW, START POSTING !!!

    Hennie
     
  16. sunburst

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    Congratulations Hennie....Love reading your posts ,Poignant, salient, and i gathered early on, unbiased. Sometimes difficult when you have an opinion. Well done.

    They say diet is a lifestyle. They (clever people) also say that every 3 months homo sapiens by nature need to throw a party, have a gathering, let his/her hair down and let off some steam. We have a gathering every evening after work and sometimes during work, and sometimes during class, or when we should be studying. Thats not a hobby.......you see, you just make so much sense:)
    How long is it

    :lol::lol::lol: Unbiased now, ok.


    Agreed Way to go Hennie:thumbup:
     
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    Way to go Hennie. Youll be an assett to the forums I am sure.
     
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