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  1. Billypete

    Takashi Amano lecture and workshop in Aarhus, Denmark

    Oh dear ... looks like I'm on my own :shock: if you'd told me BEFORE i'd told the other half i could stay for £8+ ( including breakfast ! ) i might have been able to join you :( On same flight out but coming back Monday morning ... didn't fancy the long drive back to s.wales on my own at...
  2. Billypete

    Takashi Amano lecture and workshop in Aarhus, Denmark

    I'm in for the full monty ... but stayin at venue :crazy: with luis :?: Pete
  3. Billypete

    Takashi Amano lecture and workshop in Aarhus, Denmark

    Blimey ... :jawdrop all my xmas's & b'day all in 1 weekend ... oh happy days :lol: :crazy: Where's the catch :?: :shifty:
  4. Billypete

    Takashi Amano lecture and workshop in Aarhus, Denmark

    Oh ... anybody know if Dan managed to organize a visit to Tropica :?: Pete
  5. Billypete

    Takashi Amano lecture and workshop in Aarhus, Denmark

    Hi All. Have emailed the hall directly & have been told by Lars Felby ( manager ) he's amenable to letting us stay Fri/Sat/Sun as needed @ £5.50 or £8.30 including breakfast :clap: The only restriction is we have to be out by 7am on Monday - I believe most of you are returning Friday pm (...
  6. Billypete

    Takashi Amano lecture and workshop in Aarhus, Denmark

    wasn't sure if it would be a suited & booted affair :oops: :oops: ... I guess whatever you fancy then :thumbup: I'm sure I could manage to keep you company for a couple of shandys .. wouldn't like to see you drink on your own :wink: :angel: What with you being...
  7. Billypete

    Takashi Amano lecture and workshop in Aarhus, Denmark

    Are they supplying anything to sleep on .. i.e cot/mattress ? how much ? Are you going to gala dinner saturday night ... what do you wear to something like this :oops: Pete
  8. Billypete

    Takashi Amano lecture and workshop in Aarhus, Denmark

    :text-+1: I'll be there :D Have you booked accommodation at venue ... Fri & sat night ?? how much ... what bedding etc .. are you taking ? Pete
  9. Billypete

    Takashi Amano lecture and workshop in Aarhus, Denmark

    Anybody booked accommodation yet ?
  10. Billypete

    Takashi Amano lecture and workshop in Aarhus, Denmark

    I like the sound of that ... A bit like our 'summer' so far :thumbdown: ... But I think I'd still rather a nice , warm , cost bed :thumbup: :D
  11. Billypete

    Takashi Amano lecture and workshop in Aarhus, Denmark

    Hi All. Any more thoughts on what we're going to do about accommodation ... I know it's still 4 months away but beginning to get a bit twitchy :oops: ... Just in case it's busy ... I've never been but I imagine it's VERY cold in Denmark in oct. :shock: Cheers Pete
  12. Billypete

    Fish Shop Tour TGM - Saturday 28th May with pics!

    Hi All. Just to echo fellow attendees ... Had a fantastic day ... Many thanks to Jim , Gaz & all the staff at TGM for making us all so welcome :thumbup: :clap: ... I just wish you were a bit closer :sick: Is it me or did time fly :cry: .... Didn't find time to meet everyone...
  13. Billypete

    Fish Shop Tour TGM - Saturday 28th May with pics!

    Re: Fish Shop Tour TGM - Saturday 28th May Hi ho hi ho , it's off to TGM I go .... :D
  14. Billypete

    Fish Shop Tour TGM - Saturday 28th May with pics!

    Re: Fish Shop Tour TGM - Saturday 28th May
  15. Billypete

    Fish Shop Tour TGM - Saturday 28th May with pics!

    Re: Fish Shop Tour TGM - Saturday 28th May WOW :shock: :shock: .... I don't want to be rude but she sounds quite 'needy' :oops: ... my missus only expects me to remember our wedding anniversary :lol: :lol: :crazy: You need to take her out for the day ....( Didn't Matt say...
  16. Billypete

    Fish Shop Tour TGM - Saturday 28th May with pics!

    Re: Fish Shop Tour TGM Billypete - as if i need an excuse to visit TGM ... I could do with meeting a few of you guy's before we go to Denmark :D will be coming by train to wrexham general at 10.01 & leave at 17.35 :shock: hope there's lots to do :!: :!:
  17. Billypete

    Assistance needed UP atomiser (Resolved instructions added)

    Re: Assistance needed UP atomiser (Resolved instructions add Hi All. I have an Aqua Medic regulator that's fixed at 1.5 bar - will this work with this atomiser ?? Cheers Pete.
  18. Billypete

    Anybody want to go to vivarium '11 ?

    Hi All Is anyone interseted in going to vivarium '11 in holland ? If i can get 2 or 3 people to share costs ... approx £70 ferry - hotel - room share £120 for 2 nights ( 60 each ! ) Petrol - :?: Am travelling from S.Wales so can pick up anywhere on the way'ish ... can travel anytime from...
  19. Billypete

    UKAPS Trip to Holland - Vivarium 2011

    Hi All. Am considering taking the car to join you guys ... Would anybody be interested in sharing the costs eg. Petrol ? Ferry 67euros- up to 4 people / hotel 2 nights - £120! £60 share ? ) or may consider stay at venue ( if still available ? ) 8e per night Could travel from s.Wales...
  20. Billypete

    Takashi Amano lecture and workshop in Aarhus, Denmark

    Same flights going out .. had to book as last seat at cheap price .. havn't booked return yet .. gotta drive back to wales when i get back so may stay till monday .. if there's anybody round london area could possibly pick them up :angel: cheers pete
  21. Billypete

    Takashi Amano lecture and workshop in Aarhus, Denmark

    Hi all. Try this for accommodation http://www.visitaarhus.com Plenty of b&b available ... looks reasonably priced too :D Pete.
  22. Billypete

    Takashi Amano lecture and workshop in Aarhus, Denmark

    Hi All :) Luis ? ( ghostsword ? ) I'm going Friday from stanstead & also looking for accommodation :wave: :wink: :oops: when are you coming back - late sunday night or monday morning :?: Dan - Tropica ?? :wink: :wink: :eh: :eh: :oops:
  23. Billypete

    The Art of the Planted Aquarium Contest 2011

    Hi All. Well done George & Dan ... I personally prefer yours to any outside the top 3 or 4 ... but I'm sure you'll give them a much harder time next year now you know what is allowed !! .... When / where is that ?? Regards Pete
  24. Billypete

    How to sterilise tank after using silicone remover ?

    Thanks Paul .... am a bit skeptical that this will be enough but after you steered me in the right direction in the first place will give it a try ... Thanks. Pete.
  25. Billypete

    How to sterilise tank after using silicone remover ?

    Hi Guys. After some good advise from flyfisherman :clap: , have been using silicone remover :shock: to take out light bar supports on my Aqualife 350 , with good success :D . Now they're out , am very concerned about residue chemicals affect on fish / plants. Has anybody had any...
  26. Billypete

    How to get siliconed glass light supports off aqualife 350

    Re: How to get siliconed glass light supports off aqualife 3 Hi Paul. Thanks for the help ... took 2 weeks of messing about with it but came off eventually with no damage ... hope it cleans out ok !! Pete.
  27. Billypete

    CO2 Refills...

    Shame :( .... I thought you were about to make a lot of new friends :D :lol:
  28. Billypete

    CO2 Refills...

    I bet a few on here wouldn't mind showing their appreciation :D :wink: where do you live :shock:
  29. Billypete

    How to get siliconed glass light supports off aqualife 350

    Re: How to get siliconed glass light supports off aqualife 3 should work ... but is it safe for the fish when i get around to setting up ? Pete
  30. Billypete

    How to get siliconed glass light supports off aqualife 350

    Hi All , Happy new year to you all :-)) I have recently bought a Rena Aqualife 350 :D but the lights I want to fit ( 6 X 54w '4 t5 ) are about an inch too long because of the glass supports for the existing Rena light bar :x have tried to cut them with a stanley...
  31. Billypete

    moler clay ph 5.5 - is this a problem ?

    Hi All . Have been reading lots about the use of cat litter as a substrate but am led to believe the ph is 5.5 :?: Have also come across this :- Moler/Terramol ( Biozorb ) Bonsai soil £22.75 for 60 litres incl. delivery :!: - sophisticat pink without the odour control I believe...
  32. Billypete

    Moler Clay

    Just found this :- 60 litres moler/terramol ( biozorb ) bonsai soil £22.75 including delivery !! kaizenbonsai.com under bonsai soils ... :-))
  33. Billypete

    Beast of a filter

    Sounds like a no brainer @ £137 ... Cheers for that !! Pete.
  34. Billypete

    Moler Clay

    I've been looking at the cat litter thing on bonsai web sites ... The cat litter recommended is the Tesco low dust light weight - not the clumping variety - £2.89 for 10 litres :-) Hard with good absorbtion and colour ... Nobody mentioned perfumed or not but soak it for a few days I'm sure...
  35. Billypete

    Beast of a filter

    Are they that good then ? looking to change rena xp3 as it's very noisey - are the fx5's quiet ?
  36. Billypete

    PFK Aquascaping Special

    Have just spoken to Bauer - £92.45 has to be paid in one go in advance fo 26 issues but if you already subscibe to another magazine with them you can subscribe for 1 year / 13 issues for £24.70 - no free tank but saving you almost enough to buy the tank rrp if you wanted !! pete.
  37. Billypete

    CO2 Reactor - Advice/help etc

    Hi Ld .... nice setup !! Whats the black box on the left with co2 :?: tubes in / out :? what does it do :?: Hi Ceejay ... does that mean you have the lights on from 2 ish till :?: do you have any natural daylight in the room :?: Pete
  38. Billypete

    overdriven fluorescents

    Hi All. Can anybody help with overdriving ? Have read loads of articles but am still not sure!! I have just bought a juwel rekord 70 and need to change the light. I have a light control box (for a (near :?: ) future project - ebay :wink: ) that has 3 t5 ballasts each capable of...
  39. Billypete

    Where to buy in Wales.

    I went to both the same day - Pontardulais was MUCH bigger but didn't seem as well kept or have as many planted tanks as Llansamlet - I felt they didn't make the most of the huge space they had !! :( Pete
  40. Billypete

    UKaps BBQ 2009

    Hi Dan. OOOOH . . . . A captive audience :shock: :shock: :lol: I would love to come - do you except newbies :oops: Regards Pete
  41. Billypete

    British Cichlid Association Spring Convention 2009

    I might be up for that - would love to meet Bernd !! Have to speak to ' she who must be obeyed ' first though :shock: :roll: Spare seats available if needed ( subject to permision :shock: :oops: :lol: ) Cheers PsYcHo. . . Good shout !! :D Regards Pete.
  42. Billypete

    Dennerle Seminar

    I'll make sure I don't have any curries for week - just to make sure !! :oops: :lol: :lol: :idea: Perhaps Steve and John could come as well if there local ...... :twisted: :twisted: :lol: :lol: Regards Pete
  43. Billypete

    Welcome :) Tell us about yourself

    Hi All. My name is Pete. I'm married to Penni & we have two children - Elliott 8 & Tabitha 6. I'm 45 and work in Port Talbot steel works. I started keeping fish when I split from my ex wife in '94 as a way to relax and relieve stress :lol: Besides the normal community , I have...
  44. Billypete

    Where to buy in Wales.

    Maidenhead aquatics, Wyevale garden centre, Siemens way, Swansea enterprise park, Llansamlet. SA7 9FT Recently visited for the first time - small , but very enthusiastic work force. Three small'ish but nicely presented planted tanks. Made the most of the small space they've got. Pete.
  45. Billypete

    Dennerle Seminar

    Hi All. Would definately be interested dependant on date - I work shifts , so .... A bit forward :oops: , but ,superman, I could give you a lift If I was to make it , as I'm driving passed your front door to get there ?? Pete.
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