My other hobby

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  1. Ridgeway

    Ridgeway Funster

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    OK my main hobby:Smile:

    In fact more or less the driver behind getting a motorhome so that we can take short breaks and still get back easily enough,

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    I have a Reef aquarium with a system size of around 1500ltrs. It's been here since 2009 when I moved it from the UK which was another story, but transporting a living reef across Europe was no easy task and required, coffee, donuts and a real lack of sleep, plus some good friends.

    Here are some of the inhabitants,

    Shoal of Tuka Anthias

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    Scopas Tang

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    Achilles Tang

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    Mandarin Goby

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    Close up of Corals

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    Keeps me busy for a few hours each week:whistle:
     
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    Marine Fish

    Fantastic set up you have. I kept two marine tanks in the 70s not nearly as grand as yours it was just a simple filtration system .
    At the time we were living in Wisbech and we lost the lot when there was tidal surge
    and the area was flooded , we had no electricity for a week or so and i was gutted and never replaced them. Alan
     
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    The marine tanks I have seen are fantastic and the colours of the creatures under the sea take your breath away
     
  4. Ridgeway

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    In the 70's that must have been something else:Cool:

    Yep power outs are still a system risk although generators and UPS devices are a real asset in that case. I have a UPS on most pumps and have a theoretical 12-18hr window before system collapse so if you see my Motorhome traveling at 200kmh across France one evening then you know we had a power outs at home.....
     
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    Very impressive, thanks for the photo,s, I kept tropical fish in the 70's and promised myself to progress to marine but for one reason (kids) or another it never happened. Your phot's have stirred up old feelings!!
     
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    Where's NEMO???????????:Sad:
     
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    Still looking for him:Rofl1:
     
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    Very cool set up i could spend hours watching them :Smile:
     
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    fantastic ! would love to have a go at marine, our grandson has just started with a small tropical set up
     
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    Beautiful. That is seriously impressive.

    Thank you for sharing :BigGrin:
     
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    That is one fantastic set up. We used to have a marine set up, mainly corals but never anything like yours. Would like to start again but being able to get away has just won. Thanks for sharing yours'

    Pat
     
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    Nemo is there but hiding from the Sydney divers:Laughing:

    Plenty of nice and easy small systemized marine aquariums now, some nice 50ltrs set ups that aren't too expensive and easy to set up and run:Wink:
     
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    Wow, fantastic photos, brilliant colours, thanks for sharing these!
    Our neighbours in Surrey had a huge marine tank, I remember the night it took several men to carry the tank into the house:Eek!:

     
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    yep glass is heavy stuff ! this is 250kgs and it took 6 of us to lift it when we carried it in, managed to get the trailer right up to the front door to make it a little easier but it was still pretty heavy... Anything bigger is built on site these days, easier and safer
     
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    Looks a great set up, I have only ventured into fresh water and that was some years ago now.

    The most impressive marine tank I saw was at a customers I used to call on, that was the rear wall of their reception, it was some 6ft tall and 10ft across and from what you could see about 2ft deep. If I had worked there I would never have got any work done, as I could easily have watched it all day.

    The owner was into fish in a big way and evidently had an even bigger tank at home.
     
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    Wow 6x10x2 is a big glass box !!! Must have looked very nice indeed, sounds like an addiction.....
     
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