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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:38 am 
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This morning after a good season's biosimulation as of April, our good friend Mike Troxell DID IT!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQPEpR7D ... e=youtu.be

Congrats on behalf of Michelle, Larry, Dirk, Phil, Alec....All of us!

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:13 pm 
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Wow! Congratulations!

Beautiful pair. I need wait two more years to try.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 3:29 pm 
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Ed was with me every step of the way for every up and down and for every FREAK out. I never could have raised these fish and spawned them without his expertise. Ed Ruiz AKA The Altum Guru.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:33 pm 
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Congratulations Mike! What an incredible achievement. Feels awesome just to be in the same town as you haha.

Enjoy!

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:33 pm 
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Congratulations Mike!!


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Awesome Mike, You are the Man now, lol.... I've posted your video all over Facebook for everyone to acknowledge...

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:28 pm 
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Hello everyone,

Been away for some time and miss all you guys. Been busy with my Discus keeping lately but still have my Altums.
As soon as I saw the post and watched the video on Simply Discus my heart started beating and got chills runny up my body.
What a remarkable achievement indeed Mike.
I will be watching closely for further updates.
Man-o-man this is great.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:29 pm 
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Hello everyone,

Been away for some time and miss all you guys. Been busy with my Discus keeping lately but still have my Altums.
As soon as I saw the post and watched the video on Simply Discus my heart started beating and got chills runny up my body.
What a remarkable achievement indeed Mike.
I will be watching closely for further updates.
Man-o-man this is great.

...Ralph

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:02 pm 
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Congrats!! I'm thrilled for you. They are a beautiful pair.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:12 pm 
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19ghost79 wrote:
Ed was with me every step of the way for every up and down and for every FREAK out. I never could have raised these fish and spawned them without his expertise. Ed Ruiz AKA The Altum Guru.


Oh those freak outs!

Mike... you are a person all of us can look up to. What you've just done is really NOTHING, compared to other things you've endured and succeeded in throughout your life. This is just a little reward from above to let you know, you've done things the right way, especially in the really hard things.

I never doubted for a minute you'd do it!

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 2:19 am 
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Well done Mike!!

Now just hope Heiko dosen't show up and tell you that they're actually Scalare from Rio Negro :D


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 3:54 am 
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Congratulations Mike. You have done what only a few have accomplished. Now everybody wants to be like Mike. Keep up the great work.


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BrainDevil wrote:
Well done Mike!!

Now just hope Heiko dosen't show up and tell you that they're actually Scalare from Rio Negro :D


Between Ed and Mike's knowledge and experience Finarama holds authority to all things altum. Also a good reminder that stubborn narcissism can quickly bring down anyone's credibility….


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:31 am 
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BrainDevil wrote:
Well done Mike!!

Now just hope Heiko dosen't show up and tell you that they're actually Scalare from Rio Negro :D


Well, we know where these fish were caught, down to the exact location, the local fisherman who the exporter's buyer in the field got them from, and of course, the exporter in Bogota, as well as the importer who received them and sold them here... so really, we're being pretty objective as to where the fish are from (Caño Bocón on the Rio Inirida, Colombia, from Spring 2009).

This is the good thing of having set up exporters and importers that I know and have worked with for several years now and on the exporter´s side, a first requisite was for him to provide us with exact data as to where the shipments were collected from, as a matter of fact, I even have some UTM coordinates when the fishermen have been more open with Jose´s buyer on the field.

Several good friends, as well as some members of Finarama have been working in different ways with different interests to ensure this information.

I am saying this just to support Mike´s work and let it be known that he did not get these fish online or at a pet shop. Mike´s altum as well as many others I have records for, are the real thing. In this sense (as to where Mike´s fish are from), we really won´t be asking or listening for second opinions.

MIKE WANTED TO BE SURE HE WOULD BE WORKING WITH THE RIGHT FISH FROM DAY ONE.

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congratulations, a real testimony to your dedication and perseverance


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