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posted on Feb, 16 2012 @ 12:25 AM
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I am not really good at introductions so I suppose I will jump right to it.

I am 28 and have been lurking around ATS for a few years. My topic interest include pretty much everything however; history, science, UFO and "their all out to get me" conspiracies.

History and Physics have always been my favorite subjects. I am a Christian and I have always felt that science and religion should go hand-in-hand. I was one of those kids in high school who would read through their new history text book within the first week of school. My biggest flaw has always been grammar. ( I will promise to spend a lot of time in spell check to make my post as readable as possible.)

My other hobbies include saltwater aquariums, arachnid husbandry, and vivariums.

I guess that is about it. I love this site and hope to be able to contribute.

~Q




posted on Feb, 16 2012 @ 12:40 AM
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Welcome Questionablesanity

as for me, I am what my name states........ no question about it


Sorry.... get a bit silly at times
I totally agree with your stance on religion and science, why does it have to be one or the other, because when
you delve in deep enough, you soon realize they both are necessary to explain the whole.
Have ever wondered what is the energy that directs and drives evolution...... and not in a straight line either.... kinda like an intelligent force...... but that's another story.

btw, always wanted to have saltwater fish, but due to the climate here, will stick to tropical fish

hope you enjoy it here on ATS



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posted on Feb, 16 2012 @ 12:45 AM
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Howdy!

Glad you decided to finally join our fair family. It sounds like you've got some great hobbies too! Must admit that when you said vivarium" I was instantly interested. So if you will, please relate some of your experiences with them, do you build them yourself? Looking forward to hearing more about them and maybe you'll even grace us with a thread or two about your experiences once you've got 20 posts under your belt (its easy to do..)

And now.. the obligatory 25 cent tour..!


Welcome Questionablesanity



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posted on Feb, 16 2012 @ 12:59 AM
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WElcome! OMG! I am so bored right now! what can i do?



posted on Feb, 16 2012 @ 01:07 AM
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Glad to see there are others out there looking at science and religion with an open mind. I am from a deeply old school Bible belt area. People here are really stuck in their old ways. When I try to discuss how I feel the story in Genesis is just a representation of a scientific procedure that took billions of years in seven stages, not seven days, I am meet with eye rolls and exasperation. When I was a teen, my youth pastor had a sign up in our youth room that was basically a disclaimer stating that my views and opinions were my own and did not necessarily reflect those of the rest of the group. It was done in good humor, but it did reflect the general feel of the rest of the church.

It is hard to have a discussion when everyone thinks the same way. What I like about ATS is you have every view point imaginable (and some I could never imagine).

You should give saltwater a try. It is not that difficult and is very addictive.

~Q



posted on Feb, 16 2012 @ 01:19 AM
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Hello

Vivariums are a newer hobby to me. I have recently started building my own. I use Great Stuff foam and cover it with anything from coconut shavings to sand to give it a very natural look. I have done a couple of smaller Tarantula habitats using this DIY background and some fake plants. I am currently in the middle of building a living 29 gallon paludarium with live plants and a DIY waterfall/rain system for some poison dart frogs and a few fish. I spend way to much time on YouTube watching every tank build I can find.



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