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Wisley Log 2 -2009 - a fascinating departure......
« on: January 18, 2009, 03:53:07 PM »
 This edition of Paul's "Wisley Log"  takes us on a visit to Paul's pleione collection and some other very interesting places.....read it to see what I mean!
Paul, a super log, full of terrific tips and signs of admirable ingenuity!!
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« Last Edit: January 18, 2009, 10:48:03 PM by Maggi Young »
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Re: Wisley Log 2 -2009 - an fascinating departure......
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2009, 04:20:44 PM »
I dare not look because I have been eyeing them on dreaded Ebay
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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2009, 04:47:11 PM »
I dare not look because I have been eyeing them on dreaded Ebay

 All very practical stuff, Mark.... tells you how to deal with 'em once you've got 'em!
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« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2009, 05:59:01 PM »
Has anyone seen the optical illusion on the frozen pond? As the page is scrolled down an invisible duck walks down the page
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« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2009, 06:00:14 PM »
It only works with a scroller mouse ::)

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 edit by M; the pic of frozen pond is actually  in Log 1 of 2009.... optical illusion of  moving duck prints does appear with scroller mouse for me !!
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« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2009, 06:24:11 PM »
Just been reading the log. Very interesting.

Paul, more fish please. I used to breed zebras and angels also
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Re: Wisley Log 2 -2009 - an fascinating departure......
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2009, 06:48:36 PM »
Mark,I used to breed Black Molly's, did an piece for the BBC  40 years ago about breeding them.

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« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2009, 07:12:17 PM »
Mark,I used to breed Black Molly's, did an piece for the BBC  40 years ago about breeding them.

Michael  - Interesting, we always found them difficult.  They were plagued with cotton mouth here and always too shy to add salt.  In early teens a friend and I did oscars, other cichlids, white clouds and gouramis. Sold the oscars to a department store for several months until they grew up and ate all their other fish. End of two careers.

It is surprising how many plant nuts started with fish.


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« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2009, 07:15:31 PM »
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« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2009, 07:24:43 PM »
Mollys naturally come from brackish water. I have seen them in salt water tanks also. A sick molly is so horrible to see.
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« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2009, 07:36:32 PM »
Mollys naturally come from brackish water. I have seen them in salt water tanks also. A sick molly is so horrible to see.

Mark  - We always passed them along to a friend the moment we saw problems. The fear was the salt would kill the other fish. Only tried them a few times before big Axelrod book came out.  True, I've seen some hideous mollys in the big box stores, usually ones that have not died within the first few weeks.

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« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2009, 07:50:04 PM »
I think it was probably more to do with the quality of the water than any skill on my part.

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« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2009, 08:36:01 PM »
I think it was probably more to do with the quality of the water than any skill on my part.

Based on the extraordinary quality of your plants I somehow doubt that.

johnw
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