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  • #307161

    Richy
    Participant

    Gobsmacked and will have to read again properly. My parents have been to Barcelona many times and NEVER mentioned this place /biggrin.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:D” border=”0″ alt=”biggrin.gif” />
    There was suppose to be a project in plans fo the UK, NIRA (i think) but i’m not sure what happened to that. From vague recollection it would be something like this.
    Stunning pics and write up Matt

    #307163

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Lol guys, and thanks…Get yer arses over (even you Dunc /ph34r.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:ph34r:” border=”0″ alt=”ph34r.gif” />

    #307187

    Richy
    Participant

    I get bored ridgid looking through my parents hol pics of boring scenary but if i send them there i’ll be more interested /laugh.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:lol:” border=”0″ alt=”laugh.gif” /> /sad.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:(” border=”0″ alt=”sad.gif” />

    #307189

    ulster exile
    Member

    Matt, I meant to say I really enjoyed looking through your pics, but I forgot soz! What a stunning place – would love to go there.

    Mick, want to know where in Egypt you’re going too? Me and the oh are off to the Nile for a week and the Red Sea for a week in October.

    #307204

    mickthefish
    Participant

    Matt and UE, i’m going to sharm el shiek, as i said it’s just to laze have plenty of beer and food and go to the beach to see the marine fish my wife said were there.
    then i’m going to Barcelona to see that museum but that will probably be early next year.

    mick

    #307206

    geordie John
    Participant

    Wow that place is incredible I’ll definately be going some time.
    Every large city should have some thing on these lines based on preservation .I’d rather pay taxes for that than many of the areas that are wasting tax payers money. I’d better stop now LoL
    All the best,
    G.John

    #307211

    Matt
    Keymaster

    John, I also won’t get started on that subject but it sounds like we have at least some similar views! /cool.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”B)” border=”0″ alt=”cool.gif” />

    #307213

    Malti
    Participant

    QUOTE (Matt @ Jul 8 2008, 10:15 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    John, I also won’t get started on that subject but it sounds like we have at least some similar views! /cool.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”B)” border=”0″ alt=”cool.gif” />

    Cava the wine?. with the bubbles that end up tickling u…
    try sangre del toro as u’re in spain

    #307217

    Sofia
    Member

    Wow! I am absolutely blown away. I can’t believe I was in Barcelona earlier this year and I didn’t go!

    Thank you for those amazing photos Matt

    #316554

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Anyone remember this old thread? Well I eventually got around to meeting with one of the aquarists maintaining the aquatic exhibits at Cosmocaixa yesterday and it was fascinating. I not only got to see behind the scenes of the ‘flooded forest’ but also their quarantine/breeding facilities and spent a great two hours chatting to a top bloke named Jordi. He’s actually a vet previously specialising in reptiles but since starting to work at the museum has started to learn about fishes.

    Total dude he was – he was even asking my advice about some of the species on display as they’re having trouble with some of them. He also gave a very candid assessment of all the displays in terms of their design, practicality and ethics (some of them are ‘interactive’…), and I learned some interesting things about the politics behind the project. I can’t reveal too much about this but suffice to say the aquarium maintenance is subcontracted out to the company Jordi works for (bluedisplays.es) meaning any decisions about new species, alteration of displays, etc. have to be ‘negotiated’ with the powers that be at the museum.

    #316754

    dunc
    Keymaster

    QUOTE (Matt @ Feb 5 2010, 02:11 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    The ‘flooded forest’ is looking even better than last time I was there despite the staff having to constantly battle algae (it’s made entirely of glass, including the roof), invasive ants and the capybara sh**ting in the water! We saw some Heros sp. and Myleus sp. spawning in front of us and the tetra population must have increased ten times since my last visit. Simply awesome.


    That sounds absolutely amazing. It’s like my fishkeeping dream

    #316756

    Matt
    Keymaster

    We shall make a tour on your next visit monkey boy.

    #316758

    dunc
    Keymaster

    Can’t wait!

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