Archive for April, 2007
On Thursday evening after catching Alexis’s show Conservatism we headed to the Melbourne Town hall to buy tickets for Adam Hills, Jason Byrne, Dylan Moran and Puppet Up. The town hall is the main box office for the comedy festival.
After speaking to the ticket agent, we found out that Dylan Moran was booked out, and that Jason Byrne was available. Adam Hills and Puppet up were both sold by another ticket agency (TicketTek) while they only sold shows by Ticketmaster. So the ‘Comedy Festival Box Office’ only had half the tickets we were after.
We went down to the Forum Theatre (a TicketTek venue) and were able to get the Puppet Up and Adam Hills tickets. It would have been nice if we could have been able to do it in one convenient location.
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Last night I went and saw workmate Alexis and his brother do their comedy show at the Coopers Inn. Conservatism is a mix of skits and stand up. While there were still a couple of rough edges, they were still quite entertaining for the hour they were on.
So they definitely get my votes for best comedy show I have seen at this years comedy festival. While this might have something to do with them being the only comedy show I have seen this year, they were quite funny.
When I was setting up the aquarium I took a bunch of photos as I went along. I have compiled these into a time lapse movie.
Couple of things to note:
The wires on the bottom at the start are a Red Sea Root therm system.
The bottom layer of substrate is laserite from Boronia Aquarium, then pool filter sand is the top layer.
When I started filling the tank I used an ice cream bucket but even this disturbed the sand and dug up the laterite. I then used a dinner plate and that didn’t cause any problems.
At the end the tank ‘fills itself’ without the hose being visible, I have a hose fitting on the filter system to make it easy to fill the tank.
Tank Setup Time lapse movie (980k Quicktime Movie)
As setting up the new aquarium has involved a bunch of new equipment I have been looking online for the gear. This is less about price and more about choice. The online stores simply have a better range of gear and I am able to check out information online about the equipment before purchasing.
I bought two batches of gear, one from Age of Aquariums and the other from Aquarium Supplies Australia. To be honest I was a bit dubious buying the gear from Age of Aquariums as their website looks a little shabby, but in the end they had the better pricing and figured I shouldn’t have to many problems as they were based in Australia.
I was surprised, the bigger order sent to Age of Aquariums made up of lights, fluro tubes, regulator, PH Controler and a few other bits and pieces, arrived first, 3 days after I placed the order online. Aquarium Supplies Australia were sending a a Red Sea root therm and bubble counter, this took two weeks to ship to me.
On the whole the Aquarium Supplies Australia web store is much better as you can track your order, but tracking is just a nicety I would much rather get the gear early. The tracking did let me see that it took them just over a week to despatch the order, I assume they were waiting on stock themselves.
Both stores sent me exactly what I wanted and I am guessing that any aquarium store in Melbourne would have had to order the equipment in and charged me extra for it as well.