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Breaking news from Portobello; kinda sad kinda exciting

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But wait there's more!!!!

Research vessel displays!
 

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and yet more!

Photo 1 pole cam
Photo 2 & 3 Science in the sea display inluding pole cam and ROV (both can be removed and used!!!)
Photo 4 display board which will be linked to an ipad, which will give info about each panel
 

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More!

second arrangement of plankton display, including new video microscope for kids to use! This may be the way we go as the previous arrangement didn't allow access to other display backs behind it!
 

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Love the microscope concept. Steve posted some pictures on FB of the ones he saw in Paris.
 

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They are great, we've had one for years and it's a most popular exhibit. although the day it arrived the public couldn't get near, it was hogged by staff!!!! So number two might ease the pressure :biggrin2:
 

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well we still have an octi (noone tells me anything :biggrin2:) here she is with her eggs
 

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Stillllllllll waiting! we now look after a tropical FW tank in the hospital it's in the newly refurbished children's wing. At the moment not much in it, a few Neons etc till the plantings stabilise!
 

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Yes it's pretty neat although we have a temp issue, it's not well ventilated and the air temps have been getting up to 32 (89.6 F) Celsius (remember Dunedin is faaaaaaar South 20 (68F) Celsius is a hot day for us!) We're trying to run the tank at 25 C (77F) but the poor chiller has to work very hard! Being a childrens ward we're not allowed to leave the door open while we work! It'll be nice in the winter tho' :evil:
 

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Have you tried running fans to evaporate water? It will make the room somewhat more damp (so rust can be a problem if there are any exposed screws or other rustable metal) but I do get several degrees of cooling using very small fans over my sumps.
 

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