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Basenji's 4 foot display [TOTM 06/2010] - Journey's end 2015

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Re: Basenji's 4 foot display [TOTM 06/2010] - Journey's end

Postby Snailguy » Fri 24 Jul, 2015 12:23 pm

Wow whats an amazing tank - the best i've seen. :bow: :bow:
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Re: Basenji's 4 foot display [TOTM 06/2010] - Journey's end

Postby Basenji » Sat 25 Jul, 2015 10:47 am

n0rk wrote:What a tragic end to what was surely one of the longest running tanks in the country. The size of the colonies you managed to cram into that space is phenomenal, you should definitely feel a sense of accomplishment few rightly have.


chromus wrote: :(


Rod the Reefer wrote:Wow, what an disastrous end to a fabulous journey!

Glad you're not getting out entirely.

Good luck with the other tanks.


Thanks for the words guys. Has been a great ride.

snailguy wrote:Wow whats an amazing tank - the best i've seen.

Thanks for the kind words. Just one tank of many fine tanks in the Australian hobby scene. My tanks have never been high budget extravaganzas, but there's a lot of satisfaction that can be gained from taking things very slow and patiently, and just watching things grow.

n0rk wrote:Are you planning anything else as a replacement, or just going to stick with the 3' and Tom's tank for now?

At this point I'm not planning on replacing it. It has needed redevelopment for quite a while now, and I just don't have the energy or the justifiable cash to invest in a new project at this point.

Maybe give me a few years and we'll see what happens.
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Re: Basenji's 4 foot display [TOTM 06/2010] - Journey's end

Postby robthepom » Mon 27 Jul, 2015 3:05 pm

What an amazing journey you've taken us on Colin, thanks

I've especially enjoyed the way you've run the tanks, no flashy fad equipment and livestock you have wanted

And that Monti ........well what can I say, I just hope frags went to other tanks all around australia :clap:

Good luck and thanks
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Re: Basenji's 4 foot display [TOTM 06/2010] - Journey's end

Postby Thommo01 » Mon 27 Jul, 2015 10:40 pm

Oh man!!!

One of my favourite tanks gone and in such a devastating way. :( So sorry to hear.

I'm with Rob, that monti was just amazing.

All the best with your other tanks.
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Re: Basenji's 4 foot display [TOTM 06/2010] - Journey's end

Postby searlesy » Tue 05 Jan, 2016 2:32 pm

Bugger! I loved that tank, and that yellow tang in and of itself was a credit to Colin and the work he put in.
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Re: Basenji's 4 foot display [TOTM 06/2010] - Journey's end

Postby Basenji » Thu 07 Jan, 2016 2:38 pm

Wow, a voice from the dead! Good to hear from you Matt. Hope you are well.
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Re: Basenji's 4 foot display [TOTM 06/2010] - Journey's end

Postby searlesy » Thu 07 Jan, 2016 3:40 pm

Basenji wrote:Wow, a voice from the dead! Good to hear from you Matt. Hope you are well.


Thanks Colin, good to see you are still here, and a huge shame about the tank.

Im just in the planning stages for a new tank, so not dead, just slowly coming out of a long term hiatus!
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Re: Basenji's 4 foot display [TOTM 06/2010] - Journey's end

Postby Mr Miagi » Sat 23 Jan, 2016 12:09 pm

:(

This was one of my favourite tanks. Shame, and sorry to hear Basenji. I still talk about your tanks as examples for others. I was just talking to Rod the Roofer yesterday about your tanks!

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Re: Basenji's 4 foot display [TOTM 06/2010] - Journey's end

Postby Basenji » Sat 23 Jan, 2016 7:07 pm

Hi Ben. Thanks for your comments. I'm still here. Marine tanks are a hard habit to break.
I've still got Project 3x2 powering on. I even did a water change last week ;)
and Tom's tank continues to do well, apart from the morphs and Xenia taking over a bit.
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Re: Basenji's 4 foot display [TOTM 06/2010] - Journey's end

Postby Seal » Sun 24 Jan, 2016 3:04 am

Hiya Colin, wow that tank looked awesome shame I never got up to see it :wall: . Glad you've still going with the other tanks.

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Re: Basenji's 4 foot display [TOTM 06/2010] - Journey's end

Postby Basenji » Sun 24 Jan, 2016 8:13 pm

Hey Jimmy. It's like a high school reunion. :thumbsup:
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Re: Basenji's 4 foot display [TOTM 06/2010] - Journey's end

Postby searlesy » Mon 25 Jan, 2016 8:05 am

It is, isn't it, a couple of familiar "faces"!

I actually went to rejoin MASS last week, but I forgot my paypal password (again).
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Re: Basenji's 4 foot display [TOTM 06/2010] - Journey's end

Postby bimborocks » Mon 25 Jan, 2016 10:10 am

Matt I asked your dad where you where located these days but forgot what the answer was but if you are Newcastle area and if you use the Facebook at all there are a couple of Newcastle marine groups - Newcastle Marine Fish and Coral is probably the most active but we have been trying to have some regularish meet ups (last one at my place and we had 20+ people there). Same for you Colin, it is great to get a mix of some real experienced guys like yourselves and ones just starting out in the hobby all in the same space together :thumbsup:
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Re: Basenji's 4 foot display [TOTM 06/2010] - Journey's end

Postby Basenji » Mon 25 Jan, 2016 8:01 pm

Not convinced I'm rejoining MASS this year. Still got a week to make up my mind.
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Re: Basenji's 4 foot display [TOTM 06/2010] - Journey's end

Postby Mr Miagi » Tue 26 Jan, 2016 10:41 am

Basenji wrote:Hi Ben. Thanks for your comments. I'm still here. Marine tanks are a hard habit to break.
I've still got Project 3x2 powering on. I even did a water change last week ;)
and Tom's tank continues to do well, apart from the morphs and Xenia taking over a bit.



Glad to hear you are still running a tank. Its hard to quit, isn't it!

How often have you been doing water changes? I honestly cannot remember the last time I performed one. :dead: But my tank hasnt looked better and my corals are growing well.
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Re: Basenji's 4 foot display [TOTM 06/2010] - Journey's end

Postby Basenji » Tue 26 Jan, 2016 8:22 pm

I'm ashamed to say that I can't remember the last water change I did. It's certainly been a while. Possible 4-6 months. I've fallen down on my journal keeping of late.
Once a tank is well established stability is what it's all about.

But with that being said, water changes are a good thing. For any beginners listening in on the old farts, do as we say, not what we do.
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Re: Basenji's 4 foot display [TOTM 06/2010] - Journey's end

Postby searlesy » Wed 27 Jan, 2016 8:21 am

Sheesh Colin, you are getting like me! (Well that's an overstatement, but anyway lol).

Stability and experience goes a long way, and I would say you are very well qualified in both!

Why the uncertainty about MASS? Just no time to dedicate to it anymore?
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Re: Basenji's 4 foot display [TOTM 06/2010] - Journey's end

Postby searlesy » Wed 27 Jan, 2016 9:37 am

bimborocks wrote:Matt I asked your dad where you where located these days but forgot what the answer was but if you are Newcastle area and if you use the Facebook at all there are a couple of Newcastle marine groups - Newcastle Marine Fish and Coral is probably the most active but we have been trying to have some regularish meet ups (last one at my place and we had 20+ people there). Same for you Colin, it is great to get a mix of some real experienced guys like yourselves and ones just starting out in the hobby all in the same space together :thumbsup:


Hey James,

I'm not actually on Facebook, but definitely keen to get back in the loop somehow.

Still in the Newcastle area, I only moved about 2.5km (as the crow flies) form my last place out near the swamp!
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Re: Basenji's 4 foot display [TOTM 06/2010] - Journey's end

Postby Seal » Wed 27 Jan, 2016 12:09 pm

I'm toying with joining mass again once i get up & running again. I found my old membership card member #12 lol a few more now me thinks. Hope to catch up with both you guys at a meeting one day (Colin & Matt) it's been ages. :cheers:
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