Lecture Series

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  1. Zafgak

    Zafgak Old fart

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    HI all

    Would anybody be interested in a series of posts on how specific equipment works and the pro's and con's thereof ???

    I would happily start with :
    Heaters and how they work
    Sumps and how they work
    The Nitrogen Cycle and what is it
    Airlifts and how they work ?
    pH and the control thereof ( and why it's not recommended to control it :) )
     
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  3. speedz

    speedz In need of a fishroom....

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    by all means go ahead, i think we can benefit from something like this.
     
  4. Gert Combrink

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    Please Gavin.
    Go straight ahead. Newbies can then get a lot of answers that way.
    Why not make it like a library?
     
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    Zoom Retired Moderator

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    I'm all ears
     
  6. LiftCrazy*

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    Great idea...! it should be a mandatory newbie thread.
    Something i would have definitely benefited from when i first set up my aquarium.

    Would be even better as a video tutorial/lecture... Youtube video embedded into the post maybe?
     
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  7. Zebra Pleco

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    That would be great, looking forward to it :)
     
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    I did a "Keeping fish for beginners" manual. I went over the basics according to Zoom's experience along with the help of this formum... and NOT what my "friendly" LPS recommended.

    I did it in a logical sequence, starting from when you first decide to buy fish, through tank size, types of set up, how to set up, nitrate cycle, cycling, introducing fish, through to maintenance.

    I've sent it through to Rory for his "perusal" (A big word I learnt this week.. heehee) and he said he might post it as an article on TASA.

    Just wish I had something like that, or knew about this forum before starting... would've save huge headaches
     
  9. Carping

    Carping MTS Victim

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    And we all sitting here waiting patiently for the lecture to begin.... Please switch off all cellphones
     
  10. veegal

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    At least it won't be DEATH BY POWERPOINT! :bigsmile:
     
  11. Fish Fantasy

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    That would be cool, so lets start this lecture!!! :)
     
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    Zafgak

    Zafgak Old fart

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    OK Guys first one I will do tonite - and add one every day or two or three
     
  13. JaguarCichlid

    JaguarCichlid Jaguar Cichlid

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    Even those of us who have been in the hobby for a while can benefit.....
    I'm still making stupid mistakes!!!!!!

    (No comments needed !!!)
     
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    JaguarCichlid Jaguar Cichlid

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    Waiting for the first class Zaf
     
  15. Carping

    Carping MTS Victim

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    Ok, so we had the first lecture... When is lecture no. 2 coming up ?????
     
  16. A Bauer

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    That would be great. It will really help. When are you going to start.
     
  17. veegal

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    Carping I'm keeping him so busy at home and at work at the moment that I don't think he has found the time to sleep either :) I'll hold off a bit for awhile and give him time to do some more notes...LOL
     
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    Carping MTS Victim

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    No cum on Vee, my babies only take 2 weeks to let the male go....
     
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    Gilbertr14 Phenacogrammus

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    I was there last night, and he said, "Can't talk, better get these tanks cleaned before Vee wakes up"

    He was sweating.... :p
     
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    Now that is not fair - I was suffering from a MAJOR migraine! Ask everyone else who is busy cleaning the tanks when they come around....come on Dale, I need your support now!!!!!!! They ganging up on me!!! HHHHEEEELLLLPPPP
     
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    Zafgak

    Zafgak Old fart

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    have to come to Vee's defence - My jobs are wiring the lights, moving the heavy stuff, piping the air and water, welding new stands etc. Yesterday was water changes and tank cleans, cause of the headache.
     

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