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    SPRING Has Sprung! OK! So, its actually been wet & drizzly today (and I'm warming myself up with a plate of fried Haloumi cheese - Lime & Parsley flavoured!). But progress has been made! The blue Winter cover has been peeled back into a shapeless mass - just waiting for me to fold it neatly and stack it away. The polystyrene pallets are in the carport and will be hoisted back up into the rafters tomorrow. And finally, the GPGs are highly visible during their ramblings around the Billabong. They have shown themselves to be very shy, and I had to hide behind the polystyrene bits to take candid photos... The best I could do as they surfaced and swam around was to count 15; I'm sure there's more :-) Stay Farcebooked, Instagrummed, and Twitter-fied; and you won't see any of the unfolding story of Spring / Summer! Updates only available on QLDAF ! Regards, Grover (Might even go for a swim tomorrow if it turns sunny! I noticed one of the giant terracotta pleco caves is 5ft down rather than sitting on the ledge. GPGs are too strong for their own good!)
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    Apistogramma Picture Thread

    Some of my current Apistos.. Got more species, but they wont sit still!.. These are mostly the males from my pairs.. Borelli Opals Macmasteri "Super Reds" with fry Bitaeniata Agassizzii "Gold Fire Red" Baenschi "Inka 50" That will do for now... Will throw more species up later..
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    Where did we all go?

    Hey Craigo, I think the general cost of living and electricity prices have slowed a lot. Add to this the ability to sell lesser quality with less accountability thanks to growing numbers of platforms and the traditional platforms like clubs and forums are suffering. Add on this the changes to import laws and we have been smashed for a number of years, but there are signs of change. I suspect there will be a swing back once quality is recognised and some of the old institutions change. There seems to be a new breath of life in the QCG at the moment and once things settle for me personally I want to go to a meeting and check it out.
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    I have available a couple of hundred mixed coloured Endler guppies. Free if you pick them up Caboolture area. Cheers Carl ON HOLD FOR MR MULLEY UNTIL NEXT THURSDAY!
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    Giant Pink Gourami – Billabong Bayou

    Yes Cobbers... A successful dip in the Billabong to rescue the giant pleco cave - hooking it up from the depths with my foot, then submerging to grab it and slide back up to the ledge. The GPGs all kept their distance; but annoyingly, I was nibbled on tender parts by hungry goldfish! Absolutely NO photos ! Cheers, Grover (adds a whole new meaning to "Swimming with the fishes" ! )
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    GPG Feeding Time... This morning's feeding frenzy ! Grover
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    Back from Furlough... New idea for Giant Gourami fish pond ;-) Not a lot of action to report from the Billabong over the past few months; but with Spring arriving the blue cover will come off and the spring/Summer activities commence. Cheers, Grover Tell the truth - you didn't even know I was gone for nearly 3 months !
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    QCG Auction 13/10/18

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    Feeding bristlenose vegetables

    I use Repashy - Morning Wood & it seems to get the fry going and growing in size. Was recommended by born to breed. You can get it on Mail Order & Nat has a Page on Facebook called Nats Fish & also has a web page..
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    Giant Pink Gourami – Billabong Bayou

    Weekend Update... It was the usual cleaning of filters this weekend, along with GPG-watching. The gouramis are back to their usual habit of surfacing to take a mouthful of air before retiring to the depths. We have to report an uncorroborated sighting of "G For George" - he was spotted surfacing. I saw a pink GPG rise and gulp air, and immediately after a grey head did the same just to the side. Because they were both close together there was an obvious colour difference. Hooray! "G fer" lives! As it is coming up to my 4-year anniversary with the Billabong, I thought to research how long does a Giant Pink Gourami actually live. I do remember wandering down this theoretical path before, but thought it was worth re-visiting. Anyway, found this from NZ... Courtesy of Otago Daily Times (2015) His name was "Eric", which is probably OK for a Kiwi GPG ! And they liked him so much that when he died (of natural causes), they sent him to a taxidermist. Yes, he's stuffed! And mounted at the Otago Museum Search Centre The report notes that Eric was at least 3+ when he turned up to the museum, and was there for 10 years = 14 years all up. By my records of fishy arrivals, "Baby" is still swimming as the oldest living GPG in my care - she was 3yro on arrival from @Funkychicken85 back in July 2011, which means she's probably just over 10yro now! So, somewhere in here is "Baby"... How many GPGs can you count? Cheers, Grover (He'll have to go swimming again. Saw another 2 of the giant pleco caves shoved off the pool shelf and down in the depths! )
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    QCG Auction 13/10/18

    @Craigo, plenty of bristle nose,l numbers,plecos, insane amounts of gupoies ,some really nice ones too,,,,all in all a pretty wide spread of fish not as many cichlids as i would have thought but then again maybe the lovely weather we have had over the last 48 hrs may have stopped a few sellers turning up,i know 3 that werent there, a few faces in the crowd that are regulars didnt turn up either, finished about 10.30,,,,,,next one is closer to you Springwood state school i think @tdj5yeh nice to meet you too,,,only 1 problem you keep bidding on the fish i want,,,,,,,,im just a lowly bricklayer and i wish to renaame it the its always friggin raining coast,dont recall the last time i worked up there and huey didnt send down a few bucket loads of rain Im thinking of trying to sneak a few tanks past the minister for war,finances and interior design nazi too ,may have to be a gradual process
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    Hello Oliver
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    Beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeg Tank

    The use of condoms is a forgotten art these are stingray food, but just for shits and giggles I may throw them out as PURE bred just to f#$k with you
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    Where did we all go?

    Hi Craigo and welcome back mate Cheers Butch
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    Where did we all go?

    O QLDAF, QLDAF! wherefore art thou QLDAF? Here I be I reside in the interwebz, forever taunting thou! Deny thy Feelings for me and refuse all the help being offered to thou. For if thou wilt deny me, I shall be but only a dying memory for thou.
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    Where did we all go?

    Yep. I remember the days when the forum was full on. Was good fun. ..... However, ...... Things constantly change , for better or worse ... ya just gotta deal with it . I think things like facebook, ( IT ) , change of forum ownership, young guns coming though he ranks. Cost of living. etc . Blah Blah Blah. I guess you're still here an i'm still here. That covers the important people. :-) An all the other long termers . Cheers
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    Where did we all go?

    Hi Craigo, Good to see you back. I have only met you once... just before you closed the tanks. I am just around the corner from you. Facebook is where a lot of people have gone. I haven't been posting much on forum or FB either. Nowadays due to young additions to the family, I am just breeding little nano fish (i.e. corydoras, danio, just getting into killifish and rainbows), and shrimps (mostly crystals, taiwan bees and some cherries). Keen to see what you are going to set up this time round. Good luck!
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    Where did we all go?

    Good to see you back Craigo
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    Hi there!

    hi mate and welcome if u want shrimp pandapete or butch50 on here if u pm them on here cheers john
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    Might be ok Grover in the Billabong but they can be real A-Holes when they are big :/
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    Wtb black shark, not red tail full black any size considered must be south side unless you can meet somewhere thanks
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    Yeah that’s awesome haha. I’ve got some Africans myself. Trying to sell some of my cuckoos to be able to get more L’s as I’ve got a few already haha. I also have a pair of royal whips that breed like crazy haha but I saw these and I wouldn’t mind more but I have to sell a few things. So I thought I’d try my luck in swapping haha. Hopefully they don’t sell too quickly!
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    Ideas on fish that aren’t yellow/orange

    Tiger barbs have a reputation for being nippy. Would not normally expect this to work with angels, discus, guppies, gouramis or possibly rainbowfish. Perhaps you have a well behaved bunch.
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    Morning Feeding Frenzy... They love their tucker! I think I can count 8 in the photo :- )) And the goldfish want theirs as well... Grover (No swimming today! )
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    Peacockbass monoculus f/s

    12-15cm peacockbass 50 dollar each Pickup jimboomba or sunnybank Picture of mum and dad
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    I think there was some on gumtree the other day
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    Tank reno

    I am not a DIY kinda person but I've always wanted a black-backed, tiled tank. Soooo I'm finally jumping in and doing it. It's going to be boring for many, but it's going to be a fancy goldfish display tank in my living room 5x2x2 dimensions. It was in pretty terrible condition since it's been sitting empty for about 6 months as I wait for inspiration to hit after a dropsy outbreak killed all of my beautiful babies. Worst aquarium nightmare I've been through so I was in no rush to setup again. Here's the finished painted background (acrylic, 5 coats) and cleaned glass. Next step is tiles and fill, ready to cycle. I'm pretty impressed with how it has come out so far.
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    Peacockbass monoculus f/s

    Lookout someone has mastered how to post pics.......... good one Kevvyy
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    True parrots for sale

    True parrots for sale 5-6 cm 25ea Pickup jimboomba flagstone Or sunnybank
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    For sale are my last 2 peppermint Bn breeders. Both males. They come down the line from the caboolture show winning male shown in my profile picture. Both are readily waiting in logs for females to come along. Logs come with them. Reason for sale is that were moving up to Mt glorious and I don't want them to suffer from reduced water changes (most happy with 25% water change weekly, currently in 4ft) $200 for both or $100 each. Will take photos and measure them for serious buyers. Ta, Crystal. TEXT ONLY - dont call (Dont wake the children!) - 0478173846 or PM me here. * Pickup Clontarf 4019
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    Ha ha! Thanx for the search party, but I was "lost in love"... Here's the start of the Billabong "Peel Back" for Spring/Summer ! The floating island plants grew so tall that the island (on the right-hand) toppled sideways. The GPGs are having a field day eating the Elephant Ear plant leaves ! I still have one more island to build - that will have to wait for a weekend when I'm not distracted. Grover Back to the fishy-side of life :-)
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    Hi and welcome to the site
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    brett hoolahan

    WTB 2 Female Mpana

    Looking for two Mpanga females also a Rusty female, not Adults just young fish,0407882118
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    For sale, quarantine tank and accessories $50. Comprises: Tank with glass lids, 100 litres (76 x 38 x 38 cm) Wooden stand 2 sponge filters Aquamanta heater Shego air pump and airline Driftwood (not pictured) Net Plastic plant Aqua one pump Pickup McDowall. 0409870998
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    Beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeg Tank

    thats the plan, good food for the Rays also on tap so to speak thats the plan
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    Beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeg Tank

    once they start they don't stop
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    Beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeg Tank

    Geo Brachy's Breeding
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    Not available anymore

    Not available anymore
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    The first picture is of the pair
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    hi mate i am intrested in 4 pairs mate once i move
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    sick discus swim bladder ?

    so my fish are well and have bred a few times now no sign of swim blader problem all is well discus_and_fry.mp4
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    Peppermint pair

    Still for sale I can also add a another female for 300 for the trio Other wise ill keep her if someone only wants the pair
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    FS Peppermint Bristlenose Fry

    Thanks Hugo for the easy transaction. More fry available.
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    4x3x2 Reefy tank

    sexy tank, sexy salt, salty sex
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    Blue cherry shrimp

    Top pick are blues from Black 2nd and third are from Red Rilli Line Last pick is from Red Rilli ( Blue Gene ) The original 20x Blacks also produced a red line ( Bloody Mary) , These are all 4 yrs in the making cheers pete
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    Splosht - Pond water cleaner

    Its a bacteria food suppliment that artificially increases the population of nitrate/phosphate eating bacteria. While they are alive the nitrate/phosphate is bound up.... but if you stop feeding it, they starve and die and the nitrate/phosphate is released into the water where it can be used by the algae to bloom again. Kinda like showing someone ciggies and then them being stuck addicted to them..... personally I think the CSIRO did it better with phoslock. But its best for aquarists to solve the cause of algae blooms (nutrient load) rather than just treat the symptoms over and over and over and over and over. But hey, each to their own Splosht has proven 1 thing for certain. Radio advertising is still not dead!
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    Very good @doad67 I recognise that green colour - same as the Billabong! LOL Is that a lotus plant on the right? Grover
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    Might pay to pack the Marinepure a little better - if you rub them together the friction against each other will take a small amount off them - it might not be so much the hitting each other but the rubbing. Bakki was originally a filtration system with big Koi Farms with Bakki Shower filtration systems and has graduated to where a lot of the exotics and ray people like to use the Bakki - there will always be an argument for which one is better but they are both extremely good filtration media's. @<a href="http://www.qldaf.com/forums/member.php?u=7637" target="_blank">yellows</a> have a google search on bakki shower.