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LFKC trip to The Green Machine

Really enjoyed the trip, journey went by very quickly indeed, really good bunch of guys, didn't even get to take my laptop out of the bag to watch a movie lol

Finally purchased my Aquamedic 1000 CO2 Reactor :) also a few pots of plants (some hair grass and junkus repens).

Didn't post last night as I got home and was knackered, just finished editing some photos, they didn't come out as good as I expected but never took photos under metal halides before and it shows lol

Will start with the 10ft Iwagumi:

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Graeme's excellent 2m cube:

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My favourite tank with one of my favourite fish the Altums :)

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And why not! A few more altums :)

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Some of the other tanks on show:

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And a couple of beasts that I just loved:
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All in all a nice day out but also a very tiring day, was great to finally go up to TGM and meet some new faces.

Thanks to Graeme, Jim and Mark for being greats hosts :)
 

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It certainly looks like you had a great time looking at the lovely set-ups. Just a pity its to far to go for a day out for myself.
There are some amazing looking plants in there.
hopefully I will be able to include a trip there along with something else to make it worthwhile in the future .

Simon
 
Judging by the photos, is everyone now trying to work out where in the house they can have a big, deep tank to keep Altum's?

Looks like you all had fun...
 
Just wanted to say what an excellent day it was. Meeting so many like minded people and getting to chat about scaping all day was a real treat :D .The 8 hours of train travel flew by whilst in such excellent company.
The scapes and hospitality at TGM were top notch. The 10 foot carpet of HC and the Altum tank were absolutely outstanding, but for me Bones of the Earth remains the best scape i have seen in the flesh.
Sorry for not posting yesterday but i was planting the pots of HC i bought. I decided to use the Japanese method of planting it one stem at a time, and am now suffering from nervous exhaustion :lol:

Cheers,
James
 
Was a great day...and as a result I was awake in the middle of the night thinking about doing my own scape. Am gona do a Cumbrian scape and am planning a trip to the Lakes to collect my rocks for it. Is going to be a purely 'BECCA' tank - no Graeme influence!

I have been inspired...and although it will probably be crap I am very enthusiastic! Lol. Your advice will be much needed and appreciated tho

Becca xx :wave:
 
Yes, im going to stay out of this one, ive had my orders.... Though she has got me jealous, the girlfriend doing a scap, pah, I think I should also be doing one. Mind you, I do doit all day.....

I think you will do a great job Bec. :thumbup:
 
Becca said:
Was a great day...and as a result I was awake in the middle of the night thinking about doing my own scape. Am gona do a Cumbrian scape and am planning a trip to the Lakes to collect my rocks for it. Is going to be a purely 'BECCA' tank - no Graeme influence!

Go for it ! Graeme has no idea anyway :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :shh:
 
Go for it Becca!

You may indeed see a Lisa Perry in there, Steve didn't see me posing through the tank :D

Gotta love those altums...
 
Thanks guys, I will indeed go for it. Watch this space! After a spot of personal research conducted on this very forum I will be attempting 'something', am sure I'll show it you so you can have a laugh! Might even do a journal for extra comedy value :lol:

Becca
 
Great pics, tanks and banter!

I must get up to TGM sometime soon..

Did anyone get any fresh shots of George's demo tank? I've been itching to see how this tank has developed.

Cheers

Dan
 
Some splendid pictures :D tanks looking good as always from TGM, thanks for sharing your trip guys :thumbup:
 
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