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This is a discussion on Christmas Get-Together at April's Aquarium Wed. Dec. 14th, 7-9pm within the Vancouver Aquatic Hobbyist Society forums, part of the Aqua Lounge category; Thanks April for setting this up. We had lots of fun. Great to have time catching up with everyone there ...

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    Thanks April for setting this up. We had lots of fun. Great to have time catching up with everyone there and meeting new & old friends.

    Actually glad Irene decided to run errands instead of coming cause then I could stay for the whole party. We would have had to leave much sooner if she had come, me thinks.

    So proud of how well Felicia and Bella behaved. Didn't once complain or ask if "we could go home already". They kept themselves amused while Daddy talked fish talk with other fish geeks. Great night.

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    Yes it was a good night, got some great tips on aquascaping too.
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    Your welcome! Your girls are sweethearts and very well behaved girls! I'd
    Gladly trade fish for them any day!


    I did manage to sneak some photos!
    I enjoyed it !


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    Thumbs upThanks for Getting Together

    Nice way to have a meeting, more quality information, bought some nice spider wood and a gold fish. Thanks VAHS and April for hosting a nice event and some quality food too.

    Best of the season everyone ...
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    I keep most of my breeding groups in biotope tanks. I remove pairs or breeding groups to special tanks to spawn and raise fry. Cichlids are what I breed mostly but have an interest in catfish - corys & dwarf plecos.

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    Thumbs upA big thanks to April for hosting the get together for everyone

    Quote Originally Posted by The Guy View Post
    Yes it was a good night, got some great tips on aquascaping too.
    And Anthony I agree with the others your girls were little angels and were very well behaved, I even got to see Bella's snowflake she made at school .
    Great seeing and meeting some other new folks and friends as well. Karen you did a great aquascape job on the new 9 gallon Fluval flex tank shown in one of the pictures, cool top to bottom curved front glass panel.
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    PLecoholics Anonymous Club member #16 , 2 Fluval Spec V tank's set up right now
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    Thanks again for hosting April. Had a good time and learned quite a bit along with tips, tricks and adjustments that I'd like to test. All in all, it was good to match faces to usernames. Some highlights:

    1) There are some serious fish enthusiasts, over 20+ tanks all with custom built stands and whatnot. Much respect hahaha.

    2) It would not be a bad idea to run multiple filters on tanks. This way you can clean one without worrying about any bioload issues - as well as take one off to start on new tanks immediately.

    3) A dirty filter can cause more than just flow issues - from a VAHS member's (I think Dave) past observation of BBA due to a clogged up filter at a LFS. A potential supplement/improvement over ceramic balls for biomedia is hydroton (from Anthony) - which is porous enough for beneficial bacteria to grow while dense enough to foster anaerobic bacteria to take care of the dirtier parts in the filter. Please correct me if I'm wrong here but definitely interested to adjust my canister filter with some hydroton. My 60P does have some BBA despite all parameters being quite stable. I've been meaning to do this but I have just been delaying...

    4) Plants melt for various reasons - one might be that of shock. Karen was explaining that sometimes plants that are known to be a bit more sensitive don't melt at all - but due to potentially extreme temperature changes during the shipment it could affect the plant cells in different ways. My mass DHG mini melt could've been due to the fact that the shipment was re-routed to Manitboa (where it is frigging cold) and then back to Vancouver.

    5) And of course I couldn't leave without buying some plants - all of which were looking quite healthy!

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    DefaultChristmas Get-Together at April's Aquarium Wed. Dec. 14th, 7-9pm

    I have hydrocoton in my sump. It's cheap
    Also I got a half garbage bag for 10.00 at the hydroponic store down the street.
    Glad everyone enjoyed it! May have
    To do it again. Karen and I have discussed a plant scaping workshop.


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    Quote Originally Posted by aprilsaquarium View Post
    I have hydrocoton in my sump. It's cheap
    Also I got a half garbage bag for 10.00 at the hydroponic store down the street.
    Glad everyone enjoyed it! May have
    To do it again. Karen and I have discussed a plant scaping workshop.


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    I heard good things! Would totes be interested for the next meeting.
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    20 gal long low tech RCS playground

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    Quote Originally Posted by aprilsaquarium View Post
    I have hydrocoton in my sump. It's cheap
    Also I got a half garbage bag for 10.00 at the hydroponic store down the street.
    Glad everyone enjoyed it! May have
    To do it again. Karen and I have discussed a plant scaping workshop.


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    what is hydrocoton?

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    DefaultChristmas Get-Together at April's Aquarium Wed. Dec. 14th, 7-9pm

    It's clay balls for hydroponics


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