Good day folks. Just registered here. My name is Al Laake. I have an aquatic addiction. I competed in Car stereo competition on a national level for many years but after almost 5 years and finally reaching my goal of world champion I began dabbling more and more in aquatics. My parents brought us up in a house with tanks and naturally I kept with the spirit and started on my own at about 14 years old. I got in deep about 4 years ago. Predatory fish are my fascination. Started with your typical Oscars and knives but quickly grew tired of "common" preds. After joining up over at MFK and Water Wolves it became painfully obvious I had yet to be enlightened as to exactly what is available for predatory fish. I have learned the hard way that Potomotrygon species are very predatory. I have lost most of my prized Characins to them but still have a few with them and have some new juvies in growout. I have a couple big tanks and a pond in my basement. I am here cause I love meeting new people that share this common love for the hobby. I am not into reefkeeping YET as my rays chew up every available minute I can spare, BUT I know I will eventually give in. I currently have a saltwater tank with some eels, Monos, and a stonefish. I hope to learn a lot while I'm here and look forward to being educated. My fishkeeping is always evolving and I'm always looking for the stuff I need to feed this. I was turned on to this site by a buddy that is fairly new to fish keeping when I mentioned I was in need of a few pumps for some upcoming projects. This is where I was able to locate a very polite and helpfull gentlemen named Darren who sold me a couple Dolphin pumps and a sump. Best part was I didn't have to drive hours upon hours to pick them up.