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    Stand, 8 2foot tanks. some other tanks included. Conditions 1. as is condition. some tanks leak. stand has rust 2. not for resale. you agree to keep for 12 months. if you sell half the resale value goes to a charity of my choice. 3. you lift it all. I will stand and watch. 4. you will do a thread on qldaf about your new setup and what you did with it. 5. I reserve the right to choose who it goes to.
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    Welcome to QLDAF. Please post a thread here to say hello, and prove you are not a robot to unlock the rest of the forum. Do this by clicking on the +post new thread button. Make sure you read the following threads. They will tell you about us, and about how we expect people to behave. http://www.qldaf.com/forums/welcome-room-beginners-corner-22/who-we-77959/ http://www.qldaf.com/forums/welcome-room-beginners-corner-22/forum-guidelines-77084/ Most importantly have fun and enjoy sharing with us in a great hobby. Admin
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    FS: Vieja Argentea breeding group (1m/3f) PRICE: $1600 (ono) PICKUP: Narangba - Delivery possible for a fee. Not keen on shipping though. Also included is a beautiful female Salvini who helps keep the peace (see in video link below). https://player.vimeo.com/video/195001944
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    I failed to update this post, but here it is over a year later.
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    Now to my conditions. 1. You clean and reseal all tanks. 2. You cut the rust out, repair and repaint the stand in black (satin) finish not gloss or matte. 3. You will deliver it and set it up and if I feel generous I might give you a glass of tap water. 4. I will also want it fully plumbed and a suitable sized sump, media, also a decent return filter. 5. I almost forgot you will also supply, substrate, plants, Snow white shrimp, Crystal reds. 6. I will sell it any time I like and donate the proceeds to the charity of mf my choice, Wandering Warriors and Soldier On. If you can meet my conditions I'll be happy to take the system.................. Edit: You can keep the broken Lighthouse Lol. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Seriously though I'm surprised no one has taken it yet .
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    Lets face it mate this is not a post to help you decide, its a post designed to help justify the extra cost. Bigger looks better Its not much of an upgrade and a bit of a waste to go from your current setup to a 6x2x2 - you won't regret getting the larger size but you will regret getting the smaller. Your 5 ft is already x2.5 If you go the 2x2 you will always look at it thinking it looks smaller. Who has time in life for regrets like that? You obviously care about your fish (nice setup by the way) so you owe it to them to provide the best possible home within your means. If you are considering both already then while more expensive it doesn't sound like its too far out of your means. You deserve it - Nobody else is going to get one for you so you'll just have to do it yourself Calculate what the setup will cost less the sale of the current setup and work out how much that cost is say over the next 5-10 years of keeping it. It's F-all when you think about it Justified? Hell yes!
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    Hey everyone, My name is Caleb, and I am 25 years old. I personally have taken a love to aquascaping and easily ran out of room in my apartment. I live in the Brisbane CBD and I'm interested in helping others in the hobby. This can be from: - Aquascaping display tanks from the ground up - Supplying plants/livestock - Maintenance - to simple wisdom on algae/plant growth I've acquired from others and experience over time. Simply put, if I could grow gills and swim in aquariums, I would. Every day I just want to talk about the hobby. The tanks I have created personally in the attached image are 1 + 5 (left to right) and I would love to attempt to replicate/create some world class scapes. We can all dream big, and we can take that journey together. Feel free to contact me at anytime. Thanks, Caleb P.S. Please contact me if this is breaching any forum rules (mods)
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    For the sake of being repetitive, try @JWoods, @wallygerm or even @fishking. For all other Frontosa see @lloydashton or type Frontosa in the search bar and go through the many pages of results. Enjoy.
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    Welcome to the site @chaubii! If you haven't already check this out
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    Price drop $3500 keen to get my reef tank underway so I need this gone. The pvc and fittings alone on this thing cost me over $500! Very neatly built setup! Tank sump and media 12000lph pump 140kg of coral substrate huge centrepiece of driftwood eheim heater jap matt and sponge all rocks for scape My loss is your gain, it cost me a lot more to set this thing up!
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    Its the exact same thought process I sold to the Mrs when going from 6x2.5x2.5 to 12x4x2.5.
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    Awesome setup. - and at least you were wearing pants to take the pic
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    EOI I am thinking about selling 2 of my biggest peacock bass,45-50 cm perhaps even bigger feeding exclusively on Hikari Massivore pellets, thick fat and healthy! please see pictures,No hole in the head,"NO low ball offers " or holds this ad is for offers please dont message me and ask what i want for them. pick up only and will only sell together PM me ONLY please,Thankyou There has been alot of feeding,water changes and work to get these fish to this stage so please dont give me "low"ball offers especially the food always good quality Hikari Massivore pellets and water changes!
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    Thanks everyone for the kind words. Here's some more updated pics for everyone to drool over...
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    Can't believe you've had no takers on these mate, times must be tough all round Such an opportunity to obtain such a rare species but no doubt there's a high possibility of disappearing again in the wrong hands. I would love to take them on but all my tanks are full and I have no more room for new tanks. Really hope these guys go to a dedicated new home. GLWS mate
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    A fantastic opportunity to acquire a rare wild caught breeding colony of stunning 7-bar Frontosa Kigoma. These are awesome, majestic fish and they come with the original certificates of origin import documents. It's a well-established, peaceful and stunning breeding colony ranging in size from about 180mm-320mm (18-32cm). 2 males and 8 females which is a perfect ratio for a colony of 10 Frontosa. Great breeders that produce absolutely stunning fry. If you want an impressive display colony or a colony to breed stunning f1 Kigomas, do not miss this rare opportunity. To my knowledge, wild caught Kigomas are currently no longer being imported to Australia! Strictly pick up only, no shipping. $2900 for the colony of 10. Will also consider selling 1 male and 3 females for $1200. Please note that I’m not like a fish shop as I always have the fish caught and ready for pick-up when the buyer arrives. It takes a while to get rocks etc out and then catch fish in different tanks so it’s best for all parties to have this done before people arrive. I also breed some fish that are very skittish and difficult, hence disturbances must be kept to a minimum. I supply some of the better aquarium shops in South East Queensland, so my fish are great quality and coloration. As always, the fish will be caught and waiting for you in a container with an air stone and Seachem Stressguard. All ready for pick up and a safe journey to a new home when you arrive at the agreed time. Please call me on 0408 823 989 if you want to come buy these stunners.
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    Thanks @raycam01_au, i do have some here in bris and can ship that way.
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    Ray where's your hospitality. Why don't you ask @gingerbeer n @Heintz.G round on 6th for a picnic in the garden.
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    yes it would. Its funny hey, that part of the salt we take out to use, keeps marine life alive while bound with sodium and the ocean jam packed with life. The lakes as such that many of your cichlids come from were oceans once and quite diverse, but with out salt, that much diversity did not remain. The ocean is the most diverse part of our world due to the salt and of course just like the jungle with heaps of life, also comes many dangerous things. The ocean is all about kill or be killed, with us as well when we go out there. Its very pretty out there, but when you look closely, that's what its all about, death! My fav is a certain sea urchin I had not seen before, at a reasonable depth this day, I took a pic of it and touched it with my non gloved hand. They also have tendrils like anemones, those tendrils stinging cells contain a usually fatal toxin, as it took hold I initially rushed to shallower waters and just laid there as I went through it all not knowing what the hell was going on, but I couldn't move. Having the ocean at home can be risky, I don't keep zoas, I did again for a while some years back due to others interests, but due to the fact many hold enough toxin in each to kill 20 adult humans let alone constantly poisoning the tank slightly keeping the hobbies potential result low, so if you are not careful and remain informed, the hobby can be risky, but that is also part of why the hobby if done well and the ocean, are so beautiful.
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    I use masking tape to make a small tag which you can write on. Wrap near the plug end. I also put the plugs in a certain sequence so those that never need to be turned off don't get bumped. I used to dyno label the power points to match the plugs as well but the masking tape label is all i needed so i stopped.
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    OEBT Exotic Shrimp 100% Albino Eyes Easy Care and Prolific Clean water is essential, PH 6.4-7.6, Temperature 20-26 Grade 1 (first photo, example) $350 for 10 Grade 2 (second photo, example) $500 for 10 Grade 3 (third photo, example) $800 for 10 Grade MAX (darkest from per batch) $1000 for 8 (all unsexed juveniles) Shipping within Australia, Live on Arrival Guaranteed. All shrimps are dispatched on Monday.
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    Thanks for the info I got the eggs in a bucket at my parents place in Taree NSW Im feeding them crickets and meelworms but I have about 20-25 and there eating more than me.The other half excepted out of the shed I will get in contact with the frog site.I must admite even thought Im 50 now it was still rewarding to see them go from egg to frog
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    I took a few more photos the other night! Hope you all enjoy!
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    Discus aren't as delicate as people make out.
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    http://www.tfhmagazine.com/details/articles/6-basic-mistakes-of-the-novice-aquarist-full-article.htm
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    I have blue lips juvies for sale. Rare mbuna. I have also included pics of dad for reference. sold unsexed. 5-6cm $15 each
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    Some anubias is pale green in colour eg: Anbias Frilly var. Before you go dosing please put quick pic up so anubias can be identified. No amount of fertiliser will make it dark green some varieties are naturally light pale green.
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    Found the drift wood for it. Also have grey salt pepper coloured gravel that I'll throw in Cheers Ben
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    Tropheus Moliro Red Generation: F1 Wild Caught colony imported by Grant Parkes Qty Available: 30 Size: 5cm Price: $25ea Tropheus Bulu Pt Kirschfleck Generation: F1 Wild Caught colony imported by Grant Parkes Qty Available: 60 Size: 3cm Price: $30ea Tropheus Bulombora Generation:F1 Wild Caught colony imported by Ravi Qty:30 Size:3cm Price:$25ea Tropheus Lufubu Generation:F1/F2 Wild Caught colony imported by Ravi Colony consists of 18WC + 8F1 from different bloodline Qty Available: 40 Size: 3cm Price: $20ea Tropheus Chipimbi Red Qty Available: 25 Size: 3cm Price: $20ea Shipping available Aus Wide 0409848884
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    GO- SPONGE- BOBBY ,YOU GOOD THING, IGOT FRONNIES, I GOT FRONNIES !, never had fronnies b4, veeery excited !!
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    yeah- no worries mate, can't get the helicopter until next tuesday ,is that alright ?
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    water change, new mesh sock, much better filtration
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    you could just go to a landscape yard
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    If anyone wants to part with their large silver arowana I'll happily take them @ the above market rate of $300 !!!! After all, I want to do my part for the community and give a home to even the most boring fish of the trade.
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    Ingredients, 1 (3kg) whole Jardini, cleaned sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 2 (400g) tins chopped tomatoes 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 1 clove garlic, crushed 1/2 cup (125ml) white wine 1 lemon, cut into wedges 4 sprigs fresh parsley Directions Preparation:10min › Cook:35min › Ready in:45min Preheat oven to 200 degrees C. Lightly oil an approximate 23x35cm baking dish. Season the Jardini inside and out with salt and pepper to taste, then place in baking dish. In a large bowl, combine tomatoes, olive oil, parsley and garlic. Spread evenly over the Jardini. Bake in preheated oven for 35 minutes or until fish flesh flakes easily. Baste during baking with the wine. Serve on a large platter garnished with lemon wedges and parsley sprigs.
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    They'll be $200 each in a few months when people start to get bored of them.
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    Goodluck with sale! Might have more bites from a dedicated shrimp forum/page.
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    After reading that article I ended up rearranging the rocks into odd number groups. 3 on the left and 5 on the right. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    See here: https://www.thegreenmachineonline.com/blog/iwagumi-aquascapes-introduction/ I did a tank loosely based on this. Sent from my F1f using Tapatalk
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    Deeper ponds dont fluctuate in daily temperature as much as large volume ponds which dont fluctuate as much as shallow or small ponds. At the start and end of brisbane winter, day temperature can be 30 degrees and night temperature can be 10 degrees. A 20 degree rapid change is hard for all fish, cold water, cool water ir tropical. I have salmon tail catfish outdoors. I use a heater set to 18 degrees at start and end of winter to stop the fluctuations and turn heater off once the weather settles.
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    Finally, after all this time there was no rain for long enough for me to get my dream tank home and into my room. 8x3x2 made by Michael at Aquarium and Petland Southport, who I can't thank enough. Had about 9 people lined up to carry the thing, only 6 turned up but it was an easy and smooth lift (not that I can say anything I didn't carry it lol). Made it off the ute around the corner and onto the stand with no damage. Had to get into it, fishkeepers tradition. I didn't want to get out of it once i was in there! A new experience is all I can say. Enjoy the pics. Couldn't imagine a better view from my bed. (Pardon the socks I was as tired as hell by the time I got in there... who cares!)
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    Yes... why would a top chef want to work for a wait staff salary? Unless there aren't any restaurants left to chef for. Actually I just went to Pet Barn this morning to buy some food even though I have dry goods wholesaler accounts. Between my house and workplace, there are at least 4 Pet Barns and if that's not convenience, I don't know what is. I got politely welcomed and asked if I needed assistance at least twice. The only stumbling block was at the counter where the staff didn't realise the online 'click and collect' webstore price was cheaper than in-store and didn't want to price match themselves. But this was arranged in the end. Might go back after lunch for some other items I don't really need.
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    Sometimes (although some small stores are good) I feel the smaller stores don't get across the message that they stock one or two of something because that's the one the use, trust, ect. Personally I find the staff at either tend to keep fish and are helpful. The variety of dry goods is larger at Pet Barn. The specialty is with the other stores. Actually haven't been to Pet Barn for some time. I prefer the 35 minute drive over to the specialty store. Just my experience. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    I don't believe there is necessarily any problem with people working for the Warehouse Pet Stores The issue isn't the staff....it's the corporate rules.....I used to buy a lot of fish from City Farmers @ Mitchie.....then they got bought out No more different fish.....they could only stock the species nominated by corporate accountants, no more special orders (ordering fish from wholesalers via the store)..... If the talented people they employ could use their talent....then I sure there would be a few worth visiting....;)
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    B. Mahachai tank. I don't think I can fit any more plants in there.