The UKAPS massive, invade Holland! Vivarium 2011

Discussion in 'Events' started by Mark Evans, 28 Mar 2011.

  1. Lisa_Perry75

    Lisa_Perry75 Member

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    Hi guys,

    Vivarium 2011 was my first proper trip abroad and I must say it was awesome. Had a brilliant time and a great laugh. The hotel was 4* and very luxurious. Thanks to UKAPS for providing free transport :) Another big thank you to Dan for organising and to John for sharing the driving.

    Come on guys get your pics up on here :) I will definitely be checking the back account to see if I can afford the Denmark trip!!!
     
  2. a1Matt

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    Yeah!

    I know it is a bit selfish, but I am dying to see how the UKAPS pico tank came out on camera.
    Although the tank and hardscape materials are mine the scape was a huge team effort...

    Hardscape layout - Gerard and Rik.
    Plant choice and layout - Me :)
    Planting - Paulo, Sam, Steve and I.
    Tools - Ed (could not do it with my tweezers, your super fine ones came in real handy).
    Plant suppliers - Marco and another Dutch hobbyist whose name I do not know (if you see this tell me who you are)

    So a big thank you to everyone for helping me out :clap:

    With special mentions to Marco for letting me have some of his sale stock of HC, and to Paulo for getting the HC planted so professionally :thumbup:
     
  3. Steve Smith

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    I didn't really manage to take many photos, but I got a few from the journey down in the mini bus and the evening socials. I think these three are my favourites:

    Around the table, deep in conversation about aquascaping and other subjects:
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    Lars Green (MD of Tropica) sharing his thoughts, lots of cameras about!
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    Walking back from an italian bistro through a deserted shopping arcade:
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    A few more here :)
     
  4. a1Matt

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    Those were my faves too (I also liked the one of me chatting to Janekka).
    I love Lars' cheeky grin, and you've captured it perfectly :)
     
  5. nayr88

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    I'm gonna snap!!! Haha the suspense is to much, :D

    Enough of the pictures of people and arty shots of the mall. I wanna see tanks dammit :D
     
  6. a1Matt

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    It was a really nice mall though :p :lol:
     
  7. nayr88

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    Haha, it does look nice,

    Naw I'm kidding all the arty shorts and stories are making for an interesting read. Where can I see your nano matt?
     
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    Matt's baby... IMG_0389.jpg
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    :thumbup:
     
  10. a1Matt

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    Thanks Rory :)

    I can not post pics of it as my camera died a few weeks ago.

    Especially the showers :shh: :lol:
     
  11. Mark Evans

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    :lol:

    Here's a real beauty...

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  12. Mark Evans

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    A pic of matt's nano...

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  13. LondonDragon

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    Here some of mine, thought I took more than I actually did, oh well, I know a lot of the guys took a lot more so hopefully they will share, Mark and John in particular ;)

    The UKAPS bus
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    Getting things ready
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    John entertaining the crowd
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    The guys doing a great job with the 1st demo
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    The finished 1st Demo tank
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    Me and the tank lol
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    Edwards Tank
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    John cathing his shrimp
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    The finished 2nd demo tank
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    The UKAPS Stand
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  14. Mark Evans

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    Nice Paulo.

    I've lost most of my images :twisted:

    Here's mr Starkey taking a pic...

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  15. Steve Smith

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    Nightmare! :(
     
  16. john starkey

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    Aw jeez mark that sucks mate,hopefully I'll get some up pretty soon,

    John
     
  17. Piece-of-fish

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    What happened to the photos Mark?
    Those Terrariums were truly inspiring.

    Here is a short vid of my nano.



    Will post some pics tomorrow mb.
     
  18. Gill

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    Totally Amazing, sadly can only see a few pix as most of the hosting sites are blocked here.
     
  19. Lisa_Perry75

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    That sucks Mark - what happened?

    Love the pics so far and the vid Ed :D
     
  20. Themuleous

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    John chatting up the ladies again, more like! ;)

    Sam
     

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