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Hi there, new member

Post by cichlidfish » Sun Feb 09, 2014 4:40 pm

Hi there everyone, new member here from Brighton. :)


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Post by kata » Sun Feb 09, 2014 5:17 pm

Welcome to the forum cichlidfish,

What kind of gardening is your preference? Any pics of the garden, before and after any Improvements?

You are not alone from Brighton, look out for flounder...funny guy... :lol:
http://flowersnpalms.com/floraandfaunauk/

Rain...nowt but rain...Welcome to Lancashire............ :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Post by jungle jas » Sun Feb 09, 2014 5:25 pm

Hi Cich, welcome. Any chance of a picture of your fish tank. icon_thumright
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Post by flounder » Sun Feb 09, 2014 6:12 pm

hiya
What is it about Brighton and fish? :wink:
my name is flounder, but you can call me.............flounder! (or Gary, just don't call me late for dinner)


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Post by The Codfather » Sun Feb 09, 2014 8:11 pm

Hi from one fish to another.... icon_fish

I to have cichlids.......mbuna
AKA - Martin

Wish list - Big Palms or Dicksonia antarctica's but open to anything really.....Cash Waiting !


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Post by GREVILLE » Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:04 pm

Welcome, Cichlidfish icon_cheers

HTUK knowledge is at your disposal as are our smilies :D especially this one icon_fish

Shared knowledge of your exotic plants is good, too icon_thumleft


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Post by fern Rob » Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:57 pm

Welcome
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Post by Dave Brown » Mon Feb 10, 2014 4:36 pm

Hi there Cichlidfish, and welcome icon_salut
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Post by Yorkshire Kris » Mon Feb 10, 2014 6:44 pm

Welcome.


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Re: Hi there, new member

Post by cichlidfish » Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:08 pm

Thanks everyone,

I will dig out some pictures to share of my garden (and fish icon_fish ). still not sure how to upload icon_scratch

I'm still quite new to exotics so lots to learn, i have a small garden here but i work on my mums garden in essex too, so 2 different garden types to experiment with.

I'm growing lots of exotics from seed :-

Cocoa, dragon fruit, dracaena, avocado, washingtonia filifera, trachycarpus oreophilis, bismarkia nobilis, several banana species from seed also.

Fish wise, i currently have a rather boring looking marine tank plodding along. I used to have 6 tanks (mostly marines) and bred fish (though didnt raise the young) and corals.


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Post by jungle jas » Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:36 pm

I love marine tanks, I have been promising myself one for years, perhaps I'll even get round to setting one up some day. Mind you I do have rather a large marine environment at the end of the front garden, The Mawddach estuary. :lol: :lol: :lol: A couple of your seedlings look quite challenging good luck. icon_thumright
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Post by cichlidfish » Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:33 pm

Well if you need any advice regarding marines I can help. Rewarding when you do it right.

Which of the seedlings were you thinking was challenging?


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Post by jungle jas » Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:13 am

I'd say the cocoa and the Bismarckia.

Thanks I may take you up on the advice. icon_thumright
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Post by cichlidfish » Wed Feb 12, 2014 5:01 pm

They are more of a challenge than most, but so far so good. The bismarkia germinated end of November i think, and is just starting its second juvenile leaf.

The cocoa tree is about 2.5 feet tall, maybe taller. I've had it for a couple years and grew it from seed. They are a bit tempermental with cold and drop their leaves quickly if chilled but resprout just as quickly in warmth. It stays protected from cold in a indoor greenhouse with fluorescent lighting to stop it dropping its leaves, however I bring it out for fresh air when it's warmer.

I grew a lot of them from seed, a few died from fungal problems but most were OK. I kept one and gave the rest to a shop along with some other plants (coffee, baobab, almond and peanut), they set up a section in the shop for me "locally grown tropical plants" . I kind of wish I kept more but I was being crowded out by seedlings.

I do enjoy growing things from seed.


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Re: Hi there, new member

Post by cichlidfish » Wed Feb 12, 2014 5:04 pm

jungle jas wrote:I'd say the cocoa and the Bismarckia.

Thanks I may take you up on the advice. icon_thumright
I used to help run a specialised marine centre, I am fairly experienced with most aspects of fishkeeping.


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