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Its jsut sad there is more negative in the world then there is positive. so this is definately a good place to be able to come and chat to like minded people without the fear of being scammed or ripped off.

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Mini's are such cool cars i am not a fan of the new ones though except from the taco meters which i saw in one a couple of years ago. Definately got nothin on the old ones tho. I dont think i would fit in one though cause i am 6ft 3 and a bit lol

i would be like this

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Funnily enough im 6'2 and find the Mini pretty comfy for leg room (the backs another story LOL).The thing that always cracks me up is the front seats pivot from the front to allow people fold them forward to get in the back, but they have no anchor point at the rear so when you hit the brakes hard the back of the seats lifts about 100mm then slams down. The look on passengers faces the first time is classic.

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lol thats funny' date=' forehead meet windscreen, windscreen meet forehead[/quote']

Exactly. i need a sticker, Windscreens may appear closer in passenger seat.

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Exactly. i need a sticker' date=' Windscreens may appear closer in passenger seat.[/quote']

Lol, that's too funny dude :smiley_simmons:

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RIGHT! Every last one of you is in trouble! I have now spent nearly an entire day on this forum (some of us have a business to run lol) and have gone from wanting some CRS and maybe some CBS. To absolutely needing King Kongs and Royal Blue Tigers and setups to support them.So much good information on this site. Thanks All

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Jeez that was quick dude, the addiction hits hard & fast but I think that's a new record, I think you are now a true shrimpoholic & yeah KK's are awesome, check out the extreme KK's that sold a couple of weeks ago, number 20 in the thread I've linked below, stunning! :victorious:

http://www.shrimpkeepersforum.com/forum/showthread.php/2989-April-Shrimp-Sale-Part-3-1

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RIGHT! Every last one of you is in trouble! I have now spent nearly an entire day on this forum (some of us have a business to run lol) and have gone from wanting some CRS and maybe some CBS. To absolutely needing King Kongs and Royal Blue Tigers and setups to support them.So much good information on this site. Thanks All

I advise you gain some experience with the cherries, crs/cbs before setting your sights on the more $$$ shrimp as you will only be heading for heartbreak city (not to mention the $$$ wasted) if you do not have the knowledge/experience to keep them.

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+1 totally agree, learn about WP & keeping with the lower grades before you waste money & kill expensive shrimp :encouragement:

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RIGHT! Every last one of you is in trouble! I have now spent nearly an entire day on this forum (some of us have a business to run lol) and have gone from wanting some CRS and maybe some CBS.

Fancy blaming us lol, dont use that excuse with the missus cause it wont work lol :P

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I advise you gain some experience with the cherries' date=' crs/cbs before setting your sights on the more $$$ shrimp as you will only be heading for heartbreak city (not to mention the $$$ wasted) if you do not have the knowledge/experience to keep them.[/quote']

I was just having a bit of a joke;-), but I agree wholeheartedly. Really enjoying my Cherrys at the moment. But with this new tank 600x300x480 im looking at some CRS or the other I am considering are the red nose Australian shrimp with native plants and substrate. Would this be a natural progression? or should I get the CRS?

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hi anthony, im also from newy! good work quitting smoking, i think its a great thing to do not just for yourself but also for your family so keep up the good work

i used to have a room decked out with 20 fish tanks, i've designed lots of systems and i even build tanks so if you need any help making your dream a reality let me know :)

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Hi everyone and welcome to the forum Hope you enjoy the down time and can relax with your shrimp

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hi anthony' date=' im also from newy! good work quitting smoking, i think its a great thing to do not just for yourself but also for your family so keep up the good work

i used to have a room decked out with 20 fish tanks, i've designed lots of systems and i even build tanks so if you need any help making your dream a reality let me know :)[/quote']

That sounds fantastic. I am having the basic plans drawn at the moment for the extension but when it gets to final approval I would love to speak to you about the specific requirements of a fish room and tank construction and fitment. I can build it, I just need to know what it is.lol

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Hi everyone and welcome to the forum Hope you enjoy the down time and can relax with your shrimp

Thank You. I think im going to enjoy being a member here.

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Welcome above, and yes SKF is not necessarily for the faint hearted. Some of the shrimp are absolutely gorgeous and your wallet may not

always love you for it. Suspect you may be trading one addiction for another, but its a good one! Very relaxing

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RIGHT! Every last one of you is in trouble! I have now spent nearly an entire day on this forum (some of us have a business to run lol) and have gone from wanting some CRS and maybe some CBS. To absolutely needing King Kongs and Royal Blue Tigers and setups to support them.So much good information on this site. Thanks All

Haha, just saw this comment and had to laugh! This is me to a tee... I joined the site thinking i'd get yellow cherries and CRS, now i NEED tigers and Blue Bolts and pandas and King Kongs....

BTW, welcome :)

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Hi Anthony and welcome.... I too am new to the forum and already have been made to feel like an old friend :) Enjoy your stay here mate.

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