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Caton
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Joined: 28 Jul 2009
Location: Washington State, USA

PostPosted: 2010.10.19(Tue)15:18    Post subject: Reply with quote

ak dylpickles wrote:
I'm there on my free will. I come and go as I please. I get free lunch and supplies. life is good Cool


Lol, yep life is good Very Happy
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Topper
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Joined: 22 Feb 2008
Location: New Jersey

PostPosted: 2010.10.19(Tue)22:45    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good for you pickles. I didn't learn a whole lot about keeping fish (for the long term) when I was at the LFS, but the exposure to the business side of the hobby as well as species identification, illness identification (and treatment), feedback from customers, tank maintenance and product knowledge were invaluable assets. Make friends with employees, vendors and customers and you will gain a lot of useful information. Well worth the store credit wage IMO.
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KhiaraFish
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Joined: 18 Aug 2010
Location: Saint Paul, MN

PostPosted: 2010.10.20(Wed)3:09    Post subject: Reply with quote

That does sound like a pretty awesome deal, wish I could do that.
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Joined: 16 Feb 2010
Location: Memphis, TN

PostPosted: 2010.10.20(Wed)3:31    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was around 8.
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ak dylpickles
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PostPosted: 2010.10.20(Wed)10:45    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah. All the customers are really nice. One guy gave me a 46 gallon bf for free. He also offered me a 3 inch bubble tip. That's like a 100 dollar nem
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Joined: 16 Feb 2003
Location: PA, USA

PostPosted: 2010.10.20(Wed)12:24    Post subject: Reply with quote

Started when I was 11 or 12. I had a paper route which paid for my hobbies.
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Fern
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Joined: 26 May 2009
Location: SW Florida

PostPosted: 2010.10.22(Fri)11:49    Post subject: Reply with quote

I started out with a 20g metaframe tank when I was 6 or 7, my dad is a bit of a fish nut so he taught me how to do it and I too care of them and he bought the fish and food. It was a nice little community tank with a few live plants, looking back the only thing that was really done wrong was the common pleco in there. Other than that it was cherry barbs, a few mollys and some neon tetras and a few banana plants and I think there were a few vals in there too. I still have the tank filter and lace rock from that tank and they are all still in use!
I work at a lfs now and have learned quite a bit, but the one I work at isn't the usual big box store, we will spend and hour or more teaching you if you want/need help
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Joined: 12 Feb 2003
Location: Newcastle, England

PostPosted: 2010.11.20(Sat)10:08    Post subject: Reply with quote

At 13 I started delivering papers to pay for fish and bass guitars.
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Joined: 18 Dec 2009
Location: British Columbia, Canada

PostPosted: 2010.11.20(Sat)11:46    Post subject: Reply with quote

by the age of 15.. my boyfriend was in debt to his parents $3000 for downhill bikes. Lets just say he did a lot of 4am baking at his parents cafe to prepare for the morning open/rush before going to school.
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Caton
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PostPosted: 2010.11.20(Sat)15:30    Post subject: Reply with quote

katienaha wrote:
by the age of 15.. my boyfriend was in debt to his parents $3000 for downhill bikes. Lets just say he did a lot of 4am baking at his parents cafe to prepare for the morning open/rush before going to school.

Wow... I made $200 one morning shovling snow and stopped because I got tired. I could have gone another few hours and madde another $100. I haave a major shortage of cash and now I wish I had worked that longer time Razz
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