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Found rhe pics at last  sorry for quality. Breeding pair I had back in the late 70's
Do not mock the snake because it has no horns.For who is to say that one day it may become a dragon,as one just man may become an army...Water Margin.

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I thought you actually had freshwater tanks.  Turns out, just photos of nice fish  lol
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Upside-down fish too!
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Cheeky bugger lmao... Yeah thier a very rare upside down morph lol
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Reply #4

 I was admiring the Dexion ;)


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Yep standard fish room kitch....sort of fish room Ikea ..... :D No one has congratulated me yet for keeping the water in an upside down tank. ;)
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Yep standard fish room kitch....sort of fish room Ikea ..... :D No one has congratulated me yet for keeping the water in an upside down tank. ;)

Well it's obvious. Either you live in the Antipodes or your house is built into a centrifuge ;)
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Reply #7

Also you're showing your age by having a tank that required an external frame. Was this before silicone sealant was invented?

Which prompts my warped mind to wonder - Is there an 'extreme fish-keeping' hobby which permits only equipment, materials and techniques known 50+ years ago?
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Reply #8

Mol your making me feel soooo old lmao.I once had a slate bottom tank,Thermostats and heaters were seperate ,a 2foot iron angle tank was quite the thing. Then came SS ...


Some one who visited today asked how long
I had kept fish ,since I was 7 I replied...


I dont want to go back to an airpump with a big shiney wheel and a piston and a little plastic box in a corner filled with charcoal and floss  lol


Hmmm centrifuge might explain why I keep walking into door frames lol




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Reply #9

I like the idea of an airpump powered by a steam engine, with lots of brass that has to be polished every day, and you need to keep feeding it coal to keep the fish alive. The waste heat from the boiler could double up as the heater in a 'combined heat and power' energy solution...

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Reply #10

Steam Punk fishkeeping equipment :grin:


The pump I had was quite frankly beautiful,little piston,almost silent.


Yes what a wonderful idea ,big old traction engine sat out back
of the fish house  guvnors whizzing round...very Jules Verne  :lol:
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OMG now himself is on about Mamod steam engines....I wish I hadnt told him now lmao
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Reply #12

I once fitted a sliding sunroof to a full-size steam locomotive. I had ambitions to use a Mamod oscillating engine and a threaded rod to provide a powered sunroof control. Sadly it ended up with manual control.


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OMG hes sitting next to me going Yes Yes ..I can see it ...now hes going on about useing a bloody Panther due to the way it fires ffs...jebus im gonna shut him in the coalhole  :O lol


Friend years ago used to work at a steam fair,those big engines were awesome.
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I like the idea of an airpump powered by a steam engine, with lots of brass that has to be polished every day, and you need to keep feeding it coal to keep the fish alive. The waste heat from the boiler could double up as the heater in a 'combined heat and power' energy solution...

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