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Discussion in 'UK Aquatic Plant Society' started by George Farmer, Apr 6, 2007.

  1. Paul

    Paul Guru Class Expert

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    I told my 5 year old about the competition and he wants to enter his 45L nano we are currently setting up, so any cuttings would be appreciated - hes already stolen some of my plants and wants to steal the 3" B/N....:rolleyes:
     
  2. Frolicsome_Flora

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    Jimbooo Welcome! And i love your use of tiger lotus, really nicely done.
     
  3. KeithS

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    Hi all
    Great to see a UK Aquatic Plant Society and being so closely linked with the barr
    report can only enhance the forum. My name is Keith, I,m from East Lothian in Scotland. Still quite new to planted tanks but have set myself up a 5x2x2 not exactly aquascaped by some off the examples you see on the net more thrown together but I am very happy with the way it is coming on which is the main thing.

    Keith
     
  4. Fred Dulley

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    Hello,
    My name is Fred, you probably know me on TFF as "RadaR". That username appears to already have been taken :rolleyes:
    Im 16 and have 5 tanks, 2 of which are planted. Ive been fishkeeping for 4years now.
    Science is very important to me.
    I live in Somerset near the city of Wells (smallest city in England)
    I am a part timer at my LFS where I'm hoping I can boost the planted tank hobby. Ive noticed that we have tropica plants in stock :D
    Nice to see some familiar faces.
     
  5. cheesy feet

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    ME, Me,me!

    Hi,
    I'm Ollie,registered user of TFF as Cheesy feet.
    Atm i have 7 tanks,3 planted (not properly though).
    I turned 13 a month ago,and properly started keeping fish by myself when i was around 9(can' fully remember).I'm from Chatteris,Cambs.
    This will be by aquarium list (if your interested) as i will soon have a 260gallon (US) tank.Sorry for the long list.Copied N' Pastd'

    Rio 400-Fish-3x Pigeon Blood Discus,2x Brilliant Turks,3x red turks.Albino pleco,2x clown loach,.Raphael catfish,2x normal CAE,1x Ablino CAE.2x Moonlight Gouramis,2x Rainbow fish.
    Set up-2x Juwel Jumbo filters.Mopani roots,cryps,java moss on bogwood/rocks.8x amazon swords,anubis,Pennywort,wisteria hygrophylia polypos (something,rosanverg?..lol) & many more fast growers

    NANO-,1xAnubis barteri on bogwood,1x Java moss on slate.Straight vallis,red luwidgia,wisteria & four leaf clover.Nutrafin co2,tropica plant substrate.Built in filter and 11W light.

    7ft x2ft x 30 inch-260 gal
    Fish-Normal pleco,Sailfin pleco,Raphael catfish.2x Upside down catfish,1x Spotted catfish.3x Parrot fish, 1x Pearsei,1x Tiger oscar.2x Golden severums,2x Festivums.
    Set up-Stacked slates (siloconed) and some lava rock,black gravel,eheim 2080.

    20gal Tank
    Fish-Breeding guppies,3x albino cory.
    Set up-Some crypts,java moss.Aqua-flow 3 filter,natural gravel.

    1.0 CWD-AKA Spazz
    0.1.0 Royal python
    0.3.0 corns snakes-Snow corn,Amylistic,Carolina
    1.1.0 High yellow leopard geckos,breeding in a couple of months.
     
  6. Maximumbob

    Maximumbob Junior Poster

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    Hi

    i'm Simon, father of two extraordinary boys and owner of a 180 litre planted tank, and a 60 litre tank. I'm new to the planted tank game, but have managed to get a nice set of plants and fish going and am learning loads. I'm relativly new and only have been fish keeping for 1 year. But really am enjoying the mix of nature and chemistry!

    In regard to previous posters... no I'm not blonde! However, I'm even better... I'm an Ulsterman! To be precise a lost Ulsterman, as I'm living outside Liverpool!!!

    Anyways, I look forward to this new adventure with glee

    C yas all around

    Max
     
  7. john starkey

    john starkey Junior Poster

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    HI everyone my names John Starkey i live in worcester worcestershire some of you may have seen my name in TFF , I am 52 yrs young married i did have two sons my youngest Ben died last feb 06 aged 18 from cancer, and my oldest son is lee aged 22, i have just returned to the hobby after a long lay off and with the help of you experts am hoping to set up a high tech planted tank , i am just about to retire from job so i will have plenty of time for the hobby.With the birth of UK AQUATIC PLANT SOCIETY finally taking place shows just how the planted side of things have moved in the uk recently and with people like George Farmer, and Tom Barr to guide us i think we have some exiting times ahead and i look forward to meeting some of you guys and gals at house meets (especially the food ), So lastly i would like to say a big THANK YOU to TOM BARR AND GEORGE FARMER for making this happen, (sorry if ive missed any one), happy planting john.
     
  8. ulster exile

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    Hi all, I'm Chrisi, a 29yr old living in Birmingham, West Midlands (lost like MaximumBob - not blonde but I too suffer from many, many blonde moments :p ). Married with 2 dogs and a few fish.

    I have a 185l tank and a 28l tank - still a newbie to keeping fish and plants, but I enjoy learning about it all, even if I don't understand the half of it :eek:

    I'm looking forward to learning from you all - maybe I can (eventually) give a bit back too :)

    Should point out that I go by the username Kilultagh on TFF and AE.
     
  9. C J Castle

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    Yo Everyone... I'm Corin, 14, and I live in Kent... I'm pretty new to this site and I want to take a more active role on this forum in the near future! I have two tanks that are currently setup (though only my 25 litre Nano is heavily planted...) I am currently in the middle of setting up my Juwel 70 as a mid-tech planted tank (which will include ferns, mosses and various Crypt species...)

    I'm a member of TFF and AE, (but I rarely post on the latter...) I've been keeping fish (and aquatic plants) for the around 3 years now (though I have only just started keeping plants seriously...)

    I'm very in to the whole aspect of fishkeeping and have to always find ways of paying for the upkeep of my aquariums (all the equipment, decor, etc...) I subscribe to PFK and love New World Cichlids (preferably Dwarf Cichlids...)

    Anyways,

    CJ... (Corin)
     
  10. Paul

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    Hiya, fancy seeing you here


    Paul_fox here from TFC, some of you might know me as Paulf from tff, although due to reasons I best not go into, i dont post there, just pm :rolleyes:
     
  11. George Farmer

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    Wow! It is great to see such a positive response.

    Welcome along everyone!
     
  12. Tom Barr

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    One of the main club building ideas is to work towards and club that adds value to the membership base.

    Suggesting the where to get CO2 locally is a good example.
    This saves you money. It also helps and saves local folks money that come into the hobby.

    With 100 members, all these folks are much better able to track and hunt down cheaper sources for fertilizers, CO2, group buys for plants/ferts/DIY projects etc.

    You are far more powerful as a group than as an individual.
    A group also has a synergy about it, each member brings a unique set of skills to the group and can offer a lot of help.

    Some might be experts at fish/breeding etc, or Discus, but know less about plants, some might know a lot about plants, but could not build a tank stand for the life of them. But.........another member might have detailed out a simple well design tank stand that saved them 100 pounds.............

    You do not need to be an expert on plants to help folks a great deal.........

    You might be thrifty and search for things, you might have good cabinet building skills, or have good testing and methods, or research based, or fish breeding etc.
    Do not hide and lurk when you each have a skill set that's very helpful. As the plant experts will certainly be very willing to help you if you help them, with or without reciprocation, same deal for the plant swaps.

    Together, you all will benefit.

    Regards,
    Tom Barr
     
  13. Aeropars

    Aeropars Junior Poster

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    I'm lee, I'm 27, GSOH and seeking a busty blonde. :D

    I'm in Leicester and work as an IT systems engineer for lafarge aggregates

    Been keeping planted tanks for 2 years now and still have problems with deficiencies. I'll host the first meet so you experts can sort out my tank hehe:)
     
  14. Slackey

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    Hi my name is Paul but for reasons far to boring to post I am better known as Slackey by everyone. I am 34 and not getting any younger! I currently live in Henlow Beds (about 5 minutes from Jimboo) where I am an Electrical Engineer in the RAF. In August I am moving to St Athan near Cardiff to teach new recruits to the RAF how not to electrocute themselves and become competent Electricians, the RAF's elite trade (anyone can make things go bang George:p )

    I have been married to Tracey for 6 years and we have a 4 year old Daughter (Elysha) and a 4 Month old Son (Malachi). I have a Staffordshire Bull Terrier called Dodger and I am very pro Staffs, they are soft, gentle and reliable with kids, just the odd Chav gets one and teaches it to be aggressive and then when it attacks its in the news, arrrrggghhhh that make me mad:mad:

    I have been keeping fish on and off for the past 25 years. I currently have a planted Discus setup with 2 Red Turqs, 2 Blue Turqs and 2 Red Pidgeon Bloods along with a small shoal of Rummy Nosed and Cardinal Tetras. I also have Georges old Nano which is not currently setup:( When I move I am planning on setting up a Discus breeding project, but my wife does not know yet so don't tell her!;)
     
  15. JamesC

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    Hi I'm James, if you haven't already guessed, and am 41 years old. Married to Maria with a 7 year old son called Philip living in Bexley, Kent. Spent my childhood living in Brussels as my dad worked for NATO. Started my working life working in a lab for the coatings industry. Had a change of career after 15 years as the site was closed down due to ever stringent Health And Safety regulations. Now working as a network manager for a smallish company in Kent.

    Been keeping fish since I was 18 and have had everything from a goldfish pond to a 6 foot reef system. Got into planted tanks about 3 years ago and then discovered EI about 2 years ago. Due to time and space I only have the one tank which is a Rena 4 footer. Do have a little 2.5 gallon shrimp breeding tank as well though.

    My other big interest in life is motorbikes. I follow the MotoGP and World Superbikes with great interest.

    Hope to meet everybody sometime.
    James
     
  16. Dave Spencer

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    Hi, I`m Dave Spencer.

    I am 43 years old with three children (Amy 17, Alexandra 16 and Jake 11) and my divorce came through today after 19 years of marriage!

    Originally, I am from Luton, but I have lived all over, including abroad. Currently, I live in N. Wales and work as Production Engineer in a power station.

    I have been in this hobby for six months and had a tank for four months. I have a 120l EI jungle/testbed, a fledgling 60l Iwagumi and a fledgling 24l mountainscape.

    I much prefer the look of Takashi Amano`s scapes from the late 80s and early 90s to the popular, orderly Dutch Aquariums.

    Dave.
     
  17. themuleous

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    Well I'll add myself too, more forums to look at when I should be working!

    Names Sam, 26 found TFF just over a year ago, and now have two planted tanks, both of which aren't really up to much but Ive learnt quite a bit from TFF. Hopefully moving house in a few weeks and getting married on 9th June (wedding list is at John Lewis, number 239882 - gotta be worth a try ;))

    Looking forward to seeing where this project goes :)

    Sam
     
  18. Slackey

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    Should have got the wedding list with AE or ADA:D
     
  19. dazzer1975

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    Im daz, kept fish tanks intermittently and with not much thought really then after another break from the hobby started up again february last year and discovered the whole planted tank thing.

    Currently just about to redo a couple of nano's and am in the process of changing plants and scape (for the 4th time) in my 40 gallon

    I consider the 40 gallon to be high tech, overtank luminaire, pressurised co2 injection (when refills are accessible) ei dosing, aqua soil and power snad substrate and the two nano's are more of a new labour enterprise seeing as they will follow what I call the third way, being more central in approach between the two poles of high tech and low tech lol
     
  20. DevUK

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    Howdy folks.

    I'm Steve, from Coventry in the West Midlands. I'm 27 (28 next month :rolleyes: ) and work in IT support for a large university. Some may have seen me asking some (stupid) questions on the Tropical Fish Forums planted tank section recently (same username) :)

    I'm a complete plant newbie and I'm about to start setting up my own 18x12x12 planted tank. Have been reading a lot of plant journals and I think I have the basic technical stuff decided, its just the plants now... (Damn those latin names!)
     
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