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    Sigma Lens Recommendations For A Nikon D5000

    Hiya chaps, So for my birthday recently Jay bought me a Nikon D5000 that came with the "standard" 18-55mm f/3.5 - 5.6G VR lens. This is a nice little thing leaning towards the macro end of things, however, I've already found myself trying to push it beyond it's close up limits and therefore...
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    D. Choprai Spawned Yay!

    :good: Not yet free swimming, 7 already up flitting in the current :hyper:
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    My New Red Tail Boas!

    After some umming and ahhing by the guy who was selling them I finally managed to bring home these babies, dreams do come true ! :drool: They're both around 2 years old, first the Female Suriname :hyper: And the Male Guyanan, you wont believe how PURPLE he really is :D...
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    Flubendazole Solution...

    Hi guys, anyone know how much of say a 5% solution you need per litre or gal ? I need to treat a 660L tank for hydra and am a bit perplexed!? Thanks! Lotte***
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    The Menagerie

    Alright chaps, I guess it's time for some pics of my non-fishy animals! Me and the OH have a good little collection going on, just enough to manage after animals all day long too :good: First up is the shelving unit, :D this houses the stickies, mantids, snakes, beardie and livefoods...
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    Increasing Sg For Green Spot Puffer

    Hiya all, We're currently keeping our 2" GSP at 1.006 SG. All the literature suggests keeping small juvs of this kind of size at around this SG until larger, then increasing it over time, reaching full marine SG at full size. The question is, is there a specific reason not to increase the SG...
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    Cleaning Silicone Residue?

    Hi all just quickie, I've manually scraped as much excess silicone off the inside of a tank and find myself left with a horrid greasy residue all over the panes. What works best to remove this stuff??? I've tried windowlene, wheel cleaner, oxyclean stuff with scouring pads and kitchen...
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    To Keep A Background Or Not...

    Hiya all, I've got a bit of a dilemma... Me and the OH have a Rio 240 with the Juwel Rocky 120x47 Back To Nature background in it; The tank is going to be solidly partitioned to make another tank for me and a nice sized tank for his green spot puffer. The problem is from the off we agreed...
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    My Planted Aq3 - Updated New Pics 10/08/08!

    Hey peeps! Finally time for a quick showoff. I setup my new AQ3 courtesy of my bloke :good: on Boxing day, but I havent really shown off the results yet. I'm stocked with 8x Danio choprai, 4x Yasuhikotakia sidthimunki and 2x Cherry shrimp :hyper: The tank is heavily planted but relatively low...
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    They Are Kitty Tetras Afterall

    Hey guys, just an update on those Kitty Tetras I got in October, at the time I suspected they may not be Kittys (Hyphessobrycon loweae). Since then I've had them on the same varied diet with lots of livefoods that the rest of them get and they're grown and coloured up amazingly! :good: So...
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    Non-standard Lighting In Hood...

    :X A bit of a woeful discovery has just occurred. I came to replace one of the tubes in the hood of my new ViaAqua 620 (supposedly brand new I might add... *grumble*) only to discover that the 24"/20W tube I had presumed was exactly the same size as the broken one, is actually 1cm too long for...
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    My New Viaaqua 620

    :good: Hey guys, Well it happened! After having my other tank for a year I couldnt stop myself any longer, I spotted this tank at work a week ago and knew it had to be mine! :lol: Since it was going to be located where my smaller tank was, I had to do a straight swap, since I'm running a...
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    Kitty Tetras?

    Hiya guys, We've had a tank full of "Kitty Tetras" in stock at work for a month or so now, I'd been hankering after some of the cute little guys so yesterday I brought 6 of them home with me. They dont really appear to be actual Kitty Tetras, Hyphessobrycon loweae But I'm unsure so I thought...
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    Barefaced Fish Info Lies!?

    I'm afraid I just had to share this one with you people as I know you will share my indignation; This mini profile is taken from the website of an LFS near me, I've highlighted the relevant info for those who might not be aware that this fish reaches over 4' in length (130cm) :S More to the...
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    Making A Total Noob Of Myself...

    Hiya guys, I'm getting really peeved at my bettas bowl. As I said before, I have him in a 5uk gal glass bowl, unfiltered with ultrafine black gravel and a plastic ornament. I did have two plants in there and the water just went disgusting (as in cloudy and smelling odd) in about 4 days of them...
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    New Male Betta... Got Ich...

    Hiya all, Well after I got my female betta Kalseru I was hooked, so when I spied this beautiful red boy at work I couldnt help myself :blush: *apologies for the truly awful pic* He's been bubblenesting since I got him home, I have him in an unfiltered 5uk gal big glass bowl. It is...
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    Graduation Piccies

    8) Just thought I might showoff some pics of me on my Graduation on friday ;) It does occur to me that no one ever looks cool/attractive in a mortarboard hat :rolleyes: Me and the Pops; and me and my Mum; Thanks for looking you crazy masochists!!! :good: Lotte*** p.s: I forgot to...
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    My First Betta :)

    Hiya guys, a few weeks back I got my first ever betta from work, I'd never been interested in them previously but this little lady caught my eye with her colours :good: I just might be hooked :blush: She's got a sackload of character! Anyway here she is any of you educated types know...
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    Uk Members Pledge Your Support For Nirah

    Many of you will know (and the rest probably should) of the plans to construct a collossal freshwater aquarium, with various areas and endless conservation possibilities, in Bedfordshire. Animal Rights campaigners have as usual heavily influenced the local council who is now looking set to...
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    Goodnight Little Birdie

    I just wanted to share some pictures of my beautiful little Birdie, he was 7 at the beginning of this month but it was time to finally leave us today, over the last year he was even more characterful than ever singing all day every day and making watching telly very difficult! He always greeted...
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