London/Essex UKAPS winter get together!

Discussion in 'Events' started by Arana, 17 Dec 2007.

  1. sks

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    Yes, a big thank you to Mark for organizing the get together, pity the others couldn't make it.

    I got home on the last train for the night from Charing Cross and ended up spending a fortune on taxis, first time in many years. :lol:

    MA was definitely very impressive, very nicely laid out and presented shop. Mark's local also had a lovely Mbuna tank at 12' long!! Should of bought my digital SLR. Hope we can do this again sometime.
     
  2. Arana

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    Just as i was relaxing after everyone left the electric all blew in the house followed by the sound of gushing water, i ran upstairs to find water pouring through the ceiling :wideyed: a pipe had blown its fitting in the loft and dumped the contents of the header tank thought the ceiling onto the floor and then through the floor onto downstairs :mad: :wideyed: i have just sat down after dealing with the aftermath :arghh:
     
  3. Arana

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    Can't wait to see what Sam and Garuf do with the lovely wood they got today :D

    BTW all still photos were taken by Garuf :D i will upload some video soon

    I havn't heard from Garuf so i hope he and his shrimp got home safely
     
  4. sks

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    very sorry to hear that, was this unfortunate incident related to your new boiler being fitted?
     
  5. Arana

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    Yes mate i have already had the boiler company around to asses the damage and they will be paying for the repairs :mad:
     
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    That's crap, not what you need on a Sunday. Hope its relatively trouble free getting it sorted, although unfortunately these things tend not to be.

    Sam

    PS - have just spent 5 hours redoing the tank, will get some pics up in the journal once the water has settled tomorrow. The wood looks chuffing lovely, soooo glad i decided to get it ;)
     
  7. Arana

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    Can't wait to see the results tomorrow mate :D I'm glad we went there now, i'l be back thats for sure :)
     
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    Yeh was nice to chat to someone who actually knew a bit about plants.

    Sam
     
  9. Arana

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    Here's the first of the Videos, The plant display at MA St Albans :)

     
  10. Tom

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    The link and video didn't work for me :(

    EDIT - got it now, looks impressive :D
     
  11. Arana

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    Sorry, Fixed it try again :D

     
  12. Arana

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    Here's another, the so called "The Ultimate Plant Tank" At Wildwoods :wideyed:


     
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    MA St Albans Fish Displays :D


     
  14. Garuf

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    Sorry to hear about the water burst that's absolutely awful!
    I'll post up a picture of my new wood scape as soon as I get chance.
    Thanks again for the hospitality and ensuring everything was as good as possible.
    all the very best.
     
  15. sks

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    I'm feeling really cynical, Mark: What is on my mind is if Wildwoods would take this video in good jest or ask you to take it down due to libel? :wideyed:

    Wildwoods was a great place though.
     
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    I don't think there would be no libel action unless it was the ultimate planted tank, not the ultimate algae tank. :eek: :D
     
  17. Garuf

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    haha, why don't you offer to do a rescape for them? :p

    Sam, hows the tank? did you get yourself those poker chips?
    I've got my wood in use, I wish I had a light for the 11, I'd have it filled and running now this minute if I had.
     
  18. Arana

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    Garuf... Glad you made it home safe in the end mate :) any more Pics?

    SKS... Libel Action! Oh well you know what they say, "there's no such thing as bad press" :lol:
     
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    I'll post up more pictures as soon as I find my camera.

    Mark you need to stick up your tank in journals or aquascapes, its beautiful.
     
  20. Arana

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    Thanks mate (BLUSH) it just never feels finished to me but i guess thats the point of a journal, to watch it evolve over time :oops:
     

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