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by LES..
Tue Jul 15, 2008 6:57 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: British LOL meeting 26/06/2008
Replies: 40
Views: 8505

Thank you google maps . I used to drive around this monstrosity regularly.

It's a shame html is disabled in this forum, no way to embed the map from BBCode.
by LES..
Tue Jul 01, 2008 3:55 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: British LOL meeting 26/06/2008
Replies: 40
Views: 8505

Graeme Robson wrote:we will meet again......dunno...when....but... we'll meeeet again.......i'm sure...
When shall we three meet again?
Image

I know, i'm being really slow at sorting out the pictures...
LES..
by LES..
Fri Jun 27, 2008 1:26 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: British LOL meeting 26/06/2008
Replies: 40
Views: 8505

A wonderful day

Yet another wonderful day meeting up with everyone (-: Susan and I both enjoyed ourselves immensely. All to be expected given a trip to Emma's shop but the company made it even better. It was a little odd to wander into the shop and meet Helen away from the loach section, but it was easy to see why ...
by LES..
Fri Jun 27, 2008 12:02 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: H. smithi pic
Replies: 2
Views: 1098

A beauty there Jim (-:
by LES..
Sat Jun 21, 2008 6:02 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Thurs June 26th: The next British LOL meeting
Replies: 39
Views: 7537

Those times should be fine, although i'm sure to get some grumbling about the early start. (-:

If there is anyone from the Guildford area or indeed on route (around the west/north side of the M25 then up the A1) who would like a lift just drop me a PM.

LES..
by LES..
Thu Jun 19, 2008 4:52 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Worried
Replies: 4
Views: 1149

This is still an all too familiar problem with many large chain shops. So much so that the wonderful minds on this forum created a poster that could be handed out to stores highlighting the needs of these fish. http://www.loaches.com/articles/Hillstream%20Flyer.pdf I was miss-sold my first Cheni fro...
by LES..
Tue Jun 17, 2008 6:19 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Hill stream set up
Replies: 21
Views: 6192

Martin Thoene has written an excellent article on his experiments on creating a suitable environment for keeping hillstream loaches. The basic idea is to reduce the turbulence that most powerheads generate and try to get as much of the water in the tank flowing in the same direction much as would oc...
by LES..
Tue Jun 17, 2008 2:37 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Hill stream set up
Replies: 21
Views: 6192

That is a lovely looking tank. Careful of the valis though, after initial disaster with all my plants in the tank i was basically left with just the anubias, some java fern and a whole lot of algae. Then thought i'd give the valis another go this is the result of just one valis plant in the right pl...
by LES..
Thu Jun 12, 2008 5:21 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Thurs June 26th: The next British LOL meeting
Replies: 39
Views: 7537

do you know the date of the next chilli festival that goes on down your way? Why yes i do, the 9th and 10th of August . I don't know which day we will be going yet but after missing the last one i will definitely be there this year. Thoroughly recommended (-: LES.. p.s. A taunt to all those who lov...
by LES..
Wed Jun 11, 2008 12:24 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Thurs June 26th: The next British LOL meeting
Replies: 39
Views: 7537

We'll be there (-:

Both Susan and I have managed to get the days booked off work so expect us there (-: It will be great to see everyone again and indeed meet Andre.

LES..
by LES..
Tue Apr 01, 2008 11:08 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New River-Tank concept.
Replies: 27
Views: 5576

I am in awe! Although i will never be able to get this to work myself as my sliders only go up to 10 )-: and in all honesty i doubt the newly discovered salt water hill stream loaches so suited to this pumping method would be compatible with my P.Cheni. Still given enough time i'm sure brackish cond...
by LES..
Thu Mar 20, 2008 7:37 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New toy...
Replies: 15
Views: 4494

Excellent stuff LES, but I think I'd find that DOF frustrating. I agree, it makes life very difficult especially once you also factor in the distortion you get from using high zoom lenses through the glass of a tank, any angle that is not perpendicular to the glass causes all sorts of distortion. T...
by LES..
Thu Mar 20, 2008 4:25 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New toy...
Replies: 15
Views: 4494

Hi all, thanks for the kind comments. For those who have asked the lens in question is the AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED (fully supported by your D40 Janne). It is an expensive bit of kit, especially when you can get a similar performing lens from Sigma (Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro) only...
by LES..
Wed Mar 19, 2008 8:17 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Climbing Gastro
Replies: 8
Views: 2006

Great pictures, really makes you think about the way these fish get around their natural habitat.
by LES..
Wed Mar 19, 2008 8:15 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New toy...
Replies: 15
Views: 4494

New toy...

I went a little crazy last weekend and splashed out on a new lens for my camera. Naturally i wanted to get a few pictures of my favourite test subjects to get a feel for it and thought i'd share the results with you guys. The first three pictures are of the same loach who featured in my 'little brow...