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    Jams & Jellies

    Hi all,   Its that time of year (well... mostly past it now for most fruits!!) but I was wondering if anyone has been making jams, jellies, chutneys or preserves of any kind?   My mum has always made strawberry jam, raspberry jam, blackcurrant jelly and bramble jelly every year for as long as I...
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    Luton Reptile Rescue + Kempton Reptile Show

    Thought I would share this as it has taken over our lives these past couple of months and now at a loss for what to do! Nothing to stress about now!! Though... there is always coursework to do... *sigh*.   The reptile keeping community is a very tight one, everyone knows each other and will go...
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    Dottybacks With Eggs

    Just thought I would share this! :)   Went back to a store I used to work at about 5 years ago and it is looking so much better since I worked there... except their marines... they seriously need more people who know their marines but their stocking was good.   Was chatting to a member of staff...
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    Thought You Api Test Kits Users Might Appreciate My Horror...

    I spend half my day testing peoples' tank water for them... imagine my horror when the ammonia test went that colour before I even finished putting all the drops in! Retested it three times to be sure...   They had been telling me their tank was looking better then it ever had and all the fish...
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    Orchids

    Hey   Orchids seem fairly common place in a lot of households... but was wondering if anyone was really into Orchids? :) I've always liked them... only ever had one and was pretty much neglected to do what it wanted and apparently it liked that! Flowered nicely every year! No idea what species...
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    Grown On Zebra Plec (Unusual Dark Facial Markings)

    Am advertising this fish on behalf of a friend as he is moving and selling up his tanks (advertised in equipment section), it is a particularly nice animal andeating and growing well. If considering a long journey to purchase plec, I can also tell of another (though slightly smaller) zebra plec...
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    Rack Of Breeding/display Tanks

    Posting this on behalf of a friend, he needs to sell everything quickly. If you respond in this post, I will relay any messages to him and if you are serious, I can pass on contact details.   Equipment make/model/size: Rack of 6 display/breeding tanks & equipment (see below for details) Quantity...
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    Juwel 350 Tank, Cabinet, External Filter And Extras

    Hi All, I am posting this on behalf of a friend, he is happy to leave a contact number or you can PM myself and I can pass on any questions or interest.   Equipment make/model/size: Juwel 350 tank with external filter & many extras. Quantity for sale: 1 Reason for Sale: Moving House Delivery or...
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    Recomend Me A Nutrition Book

    Hi all   I am looking for a really good book on vegetarianism (that a word!?).   It's not for me, you wouldnt catch me EVER being a vegetarian. I'd eat insects before I became a vegetarian :p   However... my younger brother has been a vegetarian and has stubbornly lasted nearly 2 years now so...
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    Mod Behaving Madly

    Thought I would share this with you ;) I have been having fun out walking in the snow with my mum and our dog Bella :) Me making snow angels :P My mum making snow angels too andthe dog panicked! Worried why mummy suddenly fell down in the snow and started writhing. Was hilarious, Bella never...
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    Few Of My Cories :d

    Hey all, Took a few snaps the other day and thought I would share them here. The tank is 300L (4ft) display tank where I work and *very* heavily planted, low tech, lots of bogwood and thus a nice low ph and soft water. All the corydoras are either rescues (customers breaking down tanks etc)...
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    Can't Believe No One Has Mentioned It Yet But...

    SNOW!!!!! :D Jeebus the snowflakes are the biggest I have ever seen!! Some are nearly the size of my palm! If only it can keep snowing this heave for about.... *ponders how long it would take*..... the next 24-48 hours and I should just about be able to get off work by wednesday LOL I am a...
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    Angel Babies

    Hooray :D I would like to proudly announce that I have 32 (ish!) baby Koi Angels :D :D :D I have kept angels for years and never ever managed to get beyond day 1 wrigglers due to angels not fertilising eggs, one pair turning out to actually be two females both laying together, eating eggs...
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    Question For Uk Shoppers (in General)

    Hey people :) I just thought I would post this (these?) question/s as for once I have temporarily been shut up and actually can't weigh up pros and cons in my own mind and actually come to any particular opinion.... I am doing my degree in Psychology with the Open University, tragically...
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    Recomend Me A Laptop

    Sorry Mac users but I can't stand them, all my family have been suckered in to buying a Mac and even if I had that sort of money... I certainly wouldnt be spending it on a Mac. Basically, I am now weeks behind on my Open University course and have now foundout I can't actually complete the...
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    Sucker For Punishment!

    Ermagerrrdddd!! I booked today off work months ago so I could take my dog and meet up with one of my teachers from my old school (that I left 8 years ago!) and join her and all the kids (woohoo they ARE kids!! LOL) on a 10 mile sponsored walk. I had to walk the dog for a mile or two before...
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    My 5 Year Old Hamster!

    Hahah I thought I would share this photo with you all because its not often you see 5 year old Syrian Hamsters! :) His name is technically Smokey Joe or SmoJo... but he mostly goes by the name of Mr Crispy these days!! Yes he looks old and disgusting and wrinkly and his furs falling out and he...
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    What Have You Achieved Today?

    :nod: I thought we needed a thread like this! There have been a lot of threads about negative stuff and ranting, but no threads about what is good with your life. It has been proven that if someone thinks about three positive things that have happened/been achieved every day and how/why they...
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    Genetically Modified Animals And Plants Etc

    Well, thought we could talk here without hijacking some poor members post! Keep it clean and respect other peoples opinions. I do NOT want this post locked just because some people can't control themselves! :good: Here is link to the original post as i dont want to copy the whole thing...
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    Dentists

    Arrrrgh I dont know why I do this to myself!! I'm so scared I've been sick twice now! Like that's going to help! I feel like I have been kicked in the face... Shattered one lower tooth, filling fell out the one above it and my wisdom tooth is now so far jammed into my jaw muscle I can't open...
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