Greetings and salutations

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  1. ishtak

    ishtak

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    Morning lads and lasses,

    I've been lurking on here for about a month now. I feel like a sponge taking in all the valuable advice and info on here! BUT the time has come to say hello and get my feet wet, so to speak.

    I've had tanks on and off since I was about 10. Started with a goldfish in small bowl from a flea market, moved to a 2ft community tank that my Mother looked after for me, then onto a 3ft tank that had a myriad of uses. Community tank, oscars, malawis etc I even had a mud skipper in there once :)

    Then I moved to a 2.1m beast that I kept malawis in. Sadly when my ex-fiance and I split I had to get rid of it as I had no space in the house I was moving to.

    Times and circumstances have changed! My house mate moved out and I now have space again! Soooo, I recently purchased a 4ft tank (thanks Shibby!!) and am getting the 2.1m beast back from the person I gave the tank to. I found it it's been sitting outside their house for 5 years! never been used!

    I've got loads of ideas and things I want to try floating around (again with the puns!) and wading through the forums have given me even more!

    Justin
     
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  3. Zoom

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    Hellow and welcome @ishtak.

    Very nice that you get to start off with a 2.1m. That can only be a dream for some people!!!

    Just a caution... if the tank has been outside for 5 years, I'd recommend filling it and letting it stand for a few days if possible. The UV rays can cause the glass to become brittle sometimes... and if the tank has been kept in the sun, I'd recommend redoing the silicon completely.
     
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    Hi Justin and welcome.

    Going to do malawi in the 2.1 again?
     
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    ishtak

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    @Zoom I'll definitely be giving it a once over before it even comes into the house. I'm going to build a cabinet for it anyway, and I still need to figure out how I'm going to get it transported back to my house :)

    @Go-Big hell yes I'm going to a malawi setup in the 2.1m again. I loved the last one I did. I wish I could find the pics of the setup :(
     
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    Welcome and I hope wel be seeing some pics when you get everything up and running
     
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    Welcome Welcome. Hope to see some pics of that 2.1 soon!
     
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    Welcome
     
  9. mattie

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    Welcome, are you a HOMM fan?
     
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    ishtak

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    HOMM = Heroes of Might and Magic? If so then yes I am :) Can't wait to see what they've come up with for HOMM6 in September :)
     
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    Then we have more than one thing in common.:)
     
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    ishtak

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    I'm one of the cool geeks :) I love sci-fi and fantasy, magick, dragons etc :) I have a star trek t-shirt that I wear proudly .. oh and I'm a head banger with one full tattoo sleeve ;)
     
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    Great to have you "onboard"!! :)
     

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