Pets @ Home huge planted tank projects and event.

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  1. Brian Murphy

    Brian Murphy Member

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    Have a good one folks ..... plenty of pics please!
     
  2. Ian Holdich

    Ian Holdich Global Moderator Staff Member

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    Just a quick one....

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  3. Aron_Dip

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    looking to be one hell of a tank guys ;) see you at stockport!
     
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  4. Andy Thurston

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    Im gonna try get to stockport too see how the pros do it and meet some if the UKAPS gang
     
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  5. Wallace

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    That's a monster!

    Will hopefully pop into New Malden tomorrow.
     
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  6. sa80mark

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    Looks superb really not happy ive had to miss this due to bloody work
     
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  7. Tony Swinney

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    Here are a couple of iphone snaps from the last couple of days at the New Malden event. If any of you are nearby I'd urge you to head down there today and see the completion of the tank - it really is a HUGE tank, and impressive to see. Also the hardscape and Tropica planting looks great ! Unfortunately I cant make it there today but plenty of the ukaps and Tropica team will be there from 11 until 4 filling the tank and tweaking the planting, and George Farmer is also scaping a demo tank there today too.

    Tony

    The hardscape...
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    Dan Crawford and Ian Holdich in the tank planting, Mark Evans and Troels from Tropica on the outside...
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    Planted ...
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    Filling...
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  8. Brian Murphy

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    Looks fantastic, can't wait until stockport now !
     
  9. Ian Holdich

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    What a great weekend, the tank looks very very impressive and I hasten to say "better" than Amanos home tank ; )

    Hopefully we'll get some pics up of the tank with clear water, and I think it 3-6 months time this tank will be breath taking.

    Also, I personally would like to thank Pets at Home for their hospitality this weekend, they were all fantastic and very eager to learn and be involved.
     
  10. Antoni

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    I must double that! Great tank, great weekend and wonderful experience for all of us! Thanks Tropica and Pets at Home!
     
  11. Iain Sutherland

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    Gutted i missed the saturday but was great to see you all and hear how antoni emasculates you all.
    You all did a sterling job of the tank, looked ace even through cloudy water.
     
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  12. Samjpikey

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    This is so good . A great way to get people into the hobby , I have a pets @ home where I live but the staff in there don't even know what co2 is ...


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  13. Pippa J

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    Was amazing to meet you all. What a fantastic and inspirational weekend. As promised I'm
    On here now so will be seeking loads of advice :)

    Was great to meet such passionate and knowledgable people and see the Tropica team again.

    Thanks guys
    Pippa
     
  14. LondonDragon

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    Could only make it Saturday and what a great day that was, great setup also and hard work, was great to see how the guys work together and made it look easy in the end, was all done and dusted by 3PM, Mark was a great leader too, knew exactly what he wanted and how to lead the team.

    Looking forward to a visit in a couple weeks time to see how its doing, great work guys excellent meet up as always, Pets at Home Staff were great too :)

    Welcome on board Pippa :)
     
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  15. George Farmer

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    Great weekend with great people doing great work.

    I'll post some pics tomorrow. :)
     
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  16. Antoni

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    Here are the pictures, hopefully visible this time! George or Paulo, please delete the previous post!

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    Here is George scaping a tank and giving a nice speech about aquascaping and planted tanks!

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  17. Antoni

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    George wishes he had longer legs on that last pic :p

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  19. Ady34

    Ady34 Global Moderator Staff Member

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    I can't believe Antoni posted George's finished scape before the 'in progress' shot. He does look very proud of his Rio Negro sand bed scape ;) lol

    Great weekend.
    Really nice to meet up with the team from tropica and to see what pets @ home are doing to enhance and expand the hobby. Enjoyed catching up and getting to know better the ukaps team too :)
    Super job from some well respected members here planting this beast up and a big congratulations to Mark in completing this huge undertaking so professionally.
    You really don't get a true feel of just how big this is from the photos and how heavily it is planted. In a few months time when the echinodorus and vallis really take hold there will be a great shape to this scape set off perfectly by the huge pieces of fern covered driftwood.
    Really looking forward to the Stockport event now and I'd encourage anyone who can make it there to pop in and have a look at what's involved in creating these massive scapes and how well these guys do it.
    Cheerio,
    Ady.
     
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  20. Antoni

    Antoni Forum Moderator Staff Member

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    So improvident I am... :)
     
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