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Thread: UKAPS events for the future.

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    UKAPS events for the future.

    1) A library. This will consist of books such as the ADA aqua journals ( English and Japanese )and nature aquarium books, plant profile books like the Tropica book, other books for the scientific minded ( thats not me ) like Dian walstads book etc. Hopefully we will gather a sizable collection. This library will be available to members to loan. The books will be held by one of the co-ordinators/organisers or be continually rotated between members. The books will need to be either donated or raise the cash via donations or some other means to aquia them. If we all chip in the cost is spread and we all get the value of the books without paying an arm and a leg.

    2) House meets. This seems to be what really gets people excited. The member who wishes to host a meat will post a date and location to invite you along, they can have a limit to numbers or have the whole parade turn up. The host will sort out the food etc, but we will all chip in for the cost. If there is anything els to do while we are there like visit a zoo aquarium etc all the better.

    3) Field trips. This can link in with the house meets or as a sole trip out. This could include visits to local zoo's, aquariums or botanical gardens, hikes or strolls around the mountains or wilds, you name it, why not do it. The idea is one to socialize and two to perhaps inspire us in some way. So if you like the more nature aquarium designed tanks then trips into the mountains etc will help give inspiration, to see how it looks in nature, or if your more formal then the botanical gardens will probably give you some ideas too. I'm sure our other hobby's will cross over from time to time, which is great. And food again MUST be involved

    4) Demonstrations. This would be likely linked to the above.So if you where to host a meet and want to set up the tank on the same day you will have the advantage of many people offering advice and critique during set up. Again food and drink.

    5) Bulk buys. As Tom has mentioned, it may well be possible to get bulk orders from companies like Tropica etc, either for plants or fertilizers. This may take some organizing but is possible.

    The reasons for these are to socialize,to be inspired,to learn, to promote and progress the hobby and of course to eat and drink . Things may take time to organize, and it may only be 3-4 times a year that we all gather but every little helps.

    Keep on open mind with regards to other members and respect their wishes and tastes. It should be one happy family willing to help those around them, for one day the favor may well be returned.

    Kind regards,
    Graeme Edwards.
    "SHAKKIE" is a technique of borrowing nature's creation and incorporating it into a miniature representation.

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    Neat ideas, Graeme.

    Most can be incorporated into my proposed meet perhaps.
    Regards,
    George

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    if anyone wants any of this info displayed on the net, (If we would need to do in a bseperate place to here) id be happy to set that up and host it on my home servers.

    things like the library idea could work well like this.

    im not sure if the idea is to keep everything on here, in which fine or to move some of the info on to our own sites. I can either set up a subdomain or we can buy a domain name that I can host equally easily, again, Id be happy to arrange that if needed. A domain would cost very little indeed.

    ive just checked and ukaps.org is available.. if you want me to grab it and park it id be happy to, its about 8.99 a year. Or if anyone has any other ideas lemme know
    Flora


    The only things that happen in an aquarium quickly, are BAD

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    CO2 Pressurised system with Rhynox 5000
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    I think the real aim of having this sub-forum is to gather ideas and start to build a plan on how and when we will build UKAPS. I would imagine our own site would be the best solution at some point. If you could look into how much it would cost UKAPS to have a site that could hold gallery's, message bord's, articles etc etc, maybe even videos etc that would be great.

    Regards,
    Graeme.
    "SHAKKIE" is a technique of borrowing nature's creation and incorporating it into a miniature representation.

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    I can sort the price for hosting. I know some great software which require certain host applications to run it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frolicsome_Flora View Post
    if anyone wants any of this info displayed on the net, (If we would need to do in a bseperate place to here) id be happy to set that up and host it on my home servers.

    things like the library idea could work well like this.

    im not sure if the idea is to keep everything on here, in which fine or to move some of the info on to our own sites. I can either set up a subdomain or we can buy a domain name that I can host equally easily, again, Id be happy to arrange that if needed. A domain would cost very little indeed.

    ive just checked and ukaps.org is available.. if you want me to grab it and park it id be happy to, its about 8.99 a year. Or if anyone has any other ideas lemme know

    im 99% sure that someone on TFF bought ukaps.co.uk and i believe its currently redirecting you here

    some good idea though

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    hosting wont cost anything at all as I can house it on my own servers, or as Aeropars said, on his. Itll just be whatever the cost for the domain youd all like as I said before. UKAPS.org is available, .com and .co.uk are both currently taken. Cost will vary from name server to name server, but its about 8.99 per year.
    Flora


    The only things that happen in an aquarium quickly, are BAD

    --------------------------
    235 litre
    EI ferts with 2w/g T8 and T5
    CO2 Pressurised system with Rhynox 5000
    --------------------------

    http://www.ukaps.org/images/Signiture1.gif

    Download the very useful Nutri-Calc v1.9 EI Dosing Calculator by Quenton

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    I currently own ukaps.co.uk and as said previously, it is pointed here. There's no problem redirecting it when needed. ukaps.com was already taken, although it doesnt seem to be in use.


    Quote Originally Posted by Frolicsome_Flora View Post
    hosting wont cost anything at all as I can house it on my own servers, or as Aeropars said, on his. Itll just be whatever the cost for the domain youd all like as I said before. UKAPS.org is available, .com and .co.uk are both currently taken. Cost will vary from name server to name server, but its about 8.99 per year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frolicsome_Flora View Post
    ive just checked and ukaps.org is available.. if you want me to grab it and park it id be happy to, its about 8.99 a year. Or if anyone has any other ideas lemme know
    You should buy that domain!
    While you are all welcomed to do this here as long as you wish and desire, that is the precise name you'd want to acquire.
    You have a web person or two already.
    So you can build from there.

    That's a fair amount of work, and you want to agree of a set of rules, things you all want etc. Then the next step is build the site up after you know more precisely what you want.

    Regards,
    Tom Barr

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Barr View Post
    You should buy that domain!
    While you are all welcomed to do this here as long as you wish and desire, that is the precise name you'd want to acquire.
    You have a web person or two already.
    So you can build from there.

    That's a fair amount of work, and you want to agree of a set of rules, things you all want etc. Then the next step is build the site up after you know more precisely what you want.

    Regards,
    Tom Barr
    absolutly Tom, If anyone wants me to take ownership of that Ill be happy to.. lemme know by PM.
    Flora


    The only things that happen in an aquarium quickly, are BAD

    --------------------------
    235 litre
    EI ferts with 2w/g T8 and T5
    CO2 Pressurised system with Rhynox 5000
    --------------------------

    http://www.ukaps.org/images/Signiture1.gif

    Download the very useful Nutri-Calc v1.9 EI Dosing Calculator by Quenton

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