Hello Again after 4.5 years

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  1. twincam16

    twincam16 Nigelg @ your service

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    Hey Guys

    Hope you all are well and safe during these trying times.

    I have been away for a long time and actually sold up all my equipment due to moving house which i certainly regret. Its good to see that there are still so may amazing tanks on the forum ,

    I am planning to start all over again from scratch,

    Planning a planted 4 foot.

    Stay safe guys
     
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  3. TheGrissom

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    Hello and welcome back :thumbup:
     
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    twincam16

    twincam16 Nigelg @ your service

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    Thanks Brenton , its good to be back :thumbup:
     
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    Hallo @twincam16 !

    Looking forward to your 4 foot. Do you have any specific style in mind? And what would you like to stock it with?
     
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    Hendre Polypterus freak

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    Welcome back to TASA!
     
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    twincam16

    twincam16 Nigelg @ your service

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    Getting the tank built by a friend of mine , black silicone with Dark wood cabinet similar to the image below . In Terms of what style , well pretty much jungle like my previous tank60x24-aquarium.jpg , :)DSC_0002.JPG
     
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    Fantastic :thumbup:
     
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    Welcome back to the Forum
    Good luck with the project
     
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    Welcome back
    Always nice to see people returning to the hobby
    Good luck with the project and keep the updates coming!!
     
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    My kinda of tank .. love the jungle look.

    Indeed - but suppose it is part of life ...

    Good to see you are back keep them pictures coming.

    Later Ferdie
     
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    twincam16

    twincam16 Nigelg @ your service

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    Thanks Guys , the only issue now that is holding everything back is the Lockdown :-(
     
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    I know the feeling :(
    My new tank and stand were almost ready when lockdown was announced. Missed it by a couple of days!
     
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    Not much has changed in the hobby since you left ........ EXCEPT the prices. HEAVEN knows what the newly imported stuff is going to cost seeing that the Rand and the Dollar are swearing at each other - very bad news for imports!!!
     
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    twincam16 Nigelg @ your service

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    Thats a very worrying factor.All fair and well that the interest rates are being cut , fuel prices are being reduced . Eventually the interest rates and fuel will be hiked again and when it does we will be feeling how we are feeling when looking at the exchange rate :-(
     
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    This hobby is like motorbikes; you may stop, you may even stop for a few years but eventually you will start again.
     
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    Adrian , you can say that again:thumbup:
     
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    twincam16 Nigelg @ your service

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    Hey guys , just an update , Tank is being built at the moment , just battling to source a dual gauge co2 regulator with Solenoid valve in Durban . I m deciding to use 3x30 watt LED Flood lights (Im not sure if these generate alot of heat as they will be built into the canopy).

    Its also a real challenge sourcing plants in Durban , as I am looking for Giant Vallis , Plenty of Java Fern , Anubias , and something for the foreground.

    Dragon rock is what I am planning to use , but again need to find some.

    On a positive note , I will be fetching some drift wood pieces tomorrow that would need to be soaked .

    Driftwood.PNG
     
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    @Slade @BradK ?
     
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    twincam16 Nigelg @ your service

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    Thank you , will try with our fellow members.
     
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