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    4 x 2 x 2 with quality equipment

    A price might be good
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    Wild caught kitumba

    All good mate some people do dribble lol
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    FS L046 Zebra Plecos

    HI all, have some zebra plecos for sale. Size: 4-5cm Quantity: 12 Sex: unknown Price: $500 each Location: Chermside Pick up or freight available. PM or mobile 0417 610065 Cheers Gary
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    Automatic Fish Feeders... (for the Billabong???) Yes ! I think I've solved the problem of how to feed Giant Pink Gouramis (GPGs) for at least a week, while I gallivant all over Australia for an IT project (alright - so it's only South Australia as a destination, and even then it's the exciting, tourist-catchy town of... Whyalla ! ) The answer came to me (as most do) in the disguise of a problem. Sometime ago I reported that one of the islands had tried to turn turtle, but only got half-way and was lying on its side with the Elephant Ear leaves in the water. Inspiration strikes!!! The GPGs happily munched off most of the leaves over the next month or so - here is how it looks now. And, you can see that it is still very attractive to a hungry gourami! The plant root systems are embedded in the island structure, so if I get it floating flat again the plants should recover. Now for the bright idea - I have a second island with plants standing tall and proud. So, before I leave for sunny Adelaide (and the Wilds of Whyalla) tomorrow afternoon, I'm going to tip the island on its side and let the GPGs hoe into the plants while I'm away. Daughter #1 is busy and my niece can be a bit erratic in the feeding dept. at times. Ta Da ! = Automatic Fish Feeder for Giant Pink Gouramis (AFFGPG) Remember cobbers! You saw it here first! Grover (OK... now hit those Thanks, Ha Ha, Like, or even Confused icons... we need to up the ratings please :-) EDIT: Thank you crusty (Numero One supporter of GPGs); everyone just thinks the GPGs are clickbait... ha ha!
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    Plant pack for sale

    Plant pack for sale. All plants as seen in photo included in pack. All are low light, low maintenance. Grown in rainwater, ph 6 to 6.5, no co2. Everything is surplus out of my display tanks. Meet for pick up either Wamuran, Caboolture, Morayfield. Asking $40; shipping available at extra cost
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    7 x Tropheus Sp Red moliro 6-7 cm

    7 x Tropheus Sp Red moliro 6-7 cm ( with food) Location is ripley 4306 ( just outside ipswich qld) 80$ Please note you need a bucket or bags for pickup.
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    The Billabong Year(s) in Review – 2016 to 2018 “Dedicated to @Pepperbris and the Billabong GPGs” Welcome to Grover’s second “Year-in-Review”. This post in “Giant Pink Gourami – Billabong Ontknoping” gives the ‘Wiki-whatever’ short version to save you from having to read 3 years’ worth of 850 posts over 2 different threads! Mind you, there are a whole bucket-load of previous posts for “Giant Pink Gouramis” to be read if you’re interested. The GPG posts have been going since September 2012, so if you want to catch up by reading 1,537 posts over 3 threads to cover 2012 to 2015 try these: www.qldaf.com/topic/68504-giant-pink-gourami-baby-updates/ www.qldaf.com/topic/99658-giant-pink-gourami-breeding-venture/ www.qldaf.com/topic/107014-giant-pink-gourami-the-billabong-adventures/ 2016 (mostly): As a bonus, the “Jolly Swagman” thread post starts with the first GPG “Year-in-Review”. Grover then travels to the Philippines for work and visits ‘Las Farolas’, experiences Typhoon Koppu, and keeps a blue fighting fish, “Aussie”, in his hotel room. Later, back at the Billabong, repairs are made to the shade sail, and attempts are made to catch the giant Plecostomus. The GPGs start nesting – by building balls of plant material in the papyrus plants, but sadly no egg laying occurs. Plumbing plays a major role with the investigation of bell siphons & Cetus sieves; and another attempt is made at a Winter cover made from electrical conduit. Because this is Oz, the name of the post commemorates Banjo Paterson’s “Waltzing Matilda” - www.qldaf.com/topic/116965-giant-pink-gourami-the-jolly-swagman-and-co/ 2017 – 2018 (basically): These two years fly past with several gaps in the official record. The conduit-built skeleton for the pool cover is abandoned in favour of EPC pallet covers. These are strung on a center rope with the blue pool cover draped over. This works a treat! A giant spray bar is installed to agitate the water for aeration purposes. Not absolutely necessary, as the GPGs are air-breathers – they gulp the air at the water's surface, which passes through the mouth into an extra respiratory organ that carries oxygen through a labyrinth into the gourami's bloodstream. The floating plant islands finally reach maturity, and promptly fall over – providing a decent food-fest for the GPGs and saving me from having to feed them. Last year ends with a trip to South Africa where Grover tries valiantly to find aquarium fish, but only succeeds in spotting one lonely freshwater crab at Doreen Falls, high in the Drakensberg escarpment, KwaZulu-Natal. www.qldaf.com/topic/121830-giant-pink-gourami-billabong-bayou/ 2019: Billabong Ontknoping? Australian & Afrikaans: The final part of a narrative about the Billabong in which the strands of the plot are drawn together and matters are explained, resolved, or finalised. Why the title? Because you are now following the final chapters of the “Billabong” and of Grover. Best Regards, Grover (I forgot to add that The Billabong is now on Instagram & Facebook which both link back to here for the full update) (And, don't expect that you'll ever see the Billabong on Twitter ha!) https://www.instagram.com/giantpinkgourami/ Only 4 followers so far, so get in early :-) https://www.facebook.com/grover65k FB with 10 friends... Oh well... I've succumbed to social media persuasion :-(
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    To QLDAFers, Thanx for all your commiserations, now with Spring bouncing around it's time to peel off the blue cover and restart the Billabong to-do list. Ha! Cheers, Grover (Doesn't know what he's in for does he?)
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    Wild caught kitumba

    Well there you go little do some people on these Facebook sites know apologies @Stevefish.
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    Price drop need them gone unfortunately 9 x kendalli nkambae bay for sale, they are all between 8 and 10cm $30.00 each, prefer to sell all together
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    FS: Corydoras Green Laser CW009

    Still some available.
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    WTB L134 Pleco’s juveniles x15

    I have purchased 15 juveniles looking for. Another 15 then I am happy. Thanks
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    New Member from Melbourne

    Hi and welcome to the site
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    Orange Spot Male Adults for sale

    I have 5 left ranging from 9 -10 cms TL (Total length) $50 ea You can tell a very young male and female from the front 2 bristles. The Males two middle tentacles will grow outwards like a v and the females middle two tentacles will grow outwards parallel. (II) Local pick up Crestmead QLD or shipping is available with pure oxygen and heat pad(s) if required for $25 up and down the East Coast of Aus. Please txt me on 044 900 9498 as i don't get on here as much as I should.
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    Air line ring main

    Scott, a ring line is definitely better. It ensures even pressure to all 4mm airline which reduces fiddling and constantly adjusting air valves. The even pressure is also easier on air pump if you have a diaphragm pump. If you use a wide diameter rigid line (50mm PVC pipe) his acts like a pressure tank which can be good for larger setups although I personally use 19mm or 25mm polypipe if less than 150 tanks but wirh polypipe, I don't use a main ring, rather multiple joined ring lines above each tank tier. This lets me use the same length 4mm airline tube everywhere so much easier to set up / hot swap or skip using air valves altogether (if all tanks have same water depth ). I also use 2 air pumps on the same ring for redundancy. If one air pump fails, air is still provided to all tanks but with noticibly less volume. I try to keep all air pumps the same make & model to reduce spare parts and easier to swap out. The air pumps are on a dedicated electrical circuit which is backed up. I stick all my pumps high up out of the way to avoid any back flow as even a little water in the line changes air distribution dramatically. Also with air pump, don't have any constriction or elbow in the hose to air ring. Increasing diameter or if a corner is needed then use a Tee piece (increase diameter). Use a flexible air hose if possible to reduce vibration and noise. Diaphragm air pumps are high volume - low pressure which is good for less noise and electrical consumption. If you have a blower, the ring main is still better for ease of use but if you have good air valves, the ring main isn't as necessary. Blowers are high volume - high pressure pumps. Noisy, hot and expensive to run but great if you have 1.5 - 2m deep tanks or 500 - 1000 tanks. I'd still have a spare (second one) available though.
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    Albino Bristlenose Bulk Lot

    All sold thanks
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    Breeding in IBC pond

    Hoping another one joins this one in my ibc
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    FS: Corydoras Green Laser CW009

    More available now.
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    FS clown Loaches x 5

    5 fat largish clown loaches for sale located Brassall Ipswich $150
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    GPG Spot-lighting at Night (Part 1) Went for a wander with the torch last night, and see who I found floating next to a filter outlet - Yes! "G for George" in all his his grey glory ! He seems happy enough, but is extremely shy during the day. Grover (fish hunting by torch-light again later in the week)
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    Winter Prep... (Take #2) There was something slightly wrong with the last photo above... It came to me this morning that the cover was un-naturally flat. In my hurry to get everything done on the weekend - I had forgotten these - I had forgotten to tuck these under the ropes in the center of the Billabong to hold the poly pallets further out of the water and give the GPGs a lot more breathing space. So... With the final result mid-morning today looking much better! Grover (Anybody have any spare marbles for Grover who is losing his?)
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    Winter Preparation... This week is another exciting (?!) trip to Sydney for work, so I'm leaving the GPGs in the capable hands of a new house-mate. She's been trained in the tricky art of de-frosting peas & beans, as well as tearing lettuce heads apart with her bare hands. I'm confident the fish will survive; just hope the Dog likes her at feeding time. Seeing as how my time with the Billabong is going to be somewhat curtailed by work trips and a trip to down-town Gunnedah, I thought it best to get motivated this week with the Billabong cover. Otherwise, nothing will happen until May - and by then the poor GPGs will be swimming in 10degC water - not a good look. Here's the action photos... Getting the poly pallets out of the roof of the carport, and stringing the ropes... Poly pallets in, and wrestling with the blue cover... Final result: the poly pallets sitting on the ropes provide breathable air-pockets for the gouramis. The blue cover holds the heat in and keeps the water temperature up as the outside temp drops. Cheers, Grover (PS: the Dinosaur skeleton is still for sale - Grover is open to offers !) Dry Goods: Garden Frame / Pool Cover / Dinosaur Skeleton
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    Rescuing the Elephant Ears This morning I found that the Elephant Ears had been well and truly munched by the GPGs. So, I've hooked the island up to the side of the pool to stop it lying on its side. This should let the plants recover and grow new leaves. Grover (I really need to throw more lettuce leaves in the Billabong)
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    How to make a Billabong... Ha! Found this online today! Natural Pools Work Swimmingly Grover
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    How Many Goldfish in the Billabong? Not really sure Mick! About this many... Or if you want to count them in the video... GPG UW Billabong21 Cheers, Grover (Ha! The Insta-fish hordes are flocking to Instagram - I have 6 followers! Does that make me an "Influencer" yet??)
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    Goldie Removal - part 1 Set up a wading pool for all the goldies I expect to catch - caught The Dog instead! Ha ha! Grover
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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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    Death in the Billabong Sorry cobbers, there no easy way to say this - Grover has lost 8 GPGs over Winter. It appeared to be a combination of cold (the pool heat exchanger carked it at a critical time) and possibly injudicious choice of foodstuffs during the cold temperatures. Please, you can throw things at me, but I feel bad enough already. No pictures, as you all know what it like to lose special fish - I've had some of these since 2009/2010. No plans to replace them, but I will talk to some of the other QLDAFers who could take 5 or 6 as a chance to try their own breeding program. That should leave me with a few (less than 10 ) which might be a better school of fish. Grover PS: the bl**dy goldfish are thriving , growing and probably will multiply over Summer. If you want some send me a PM.
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    The personal note… Hello @Heintz.G , I understand that you might be concerned, but for me it is a change of outlook on life. When you discover that the person you loved does not see a future for the two of you then you re-assess everything in your life. Already the changes are underway – these include a withdrawal from social life, renouncing church attendance, and the ongoing removal of un-necessary “things”. Unfortunately, the GPGs are also in the firing line, albeit within a 5-year time-frame. So, fear not, the Billabong stories will continue for a little while yet. As recompense for some wonderful online supporters, I have broadened the reach of the Billabong from QLDAF to include Instagram and Facebook (much as I might detest the business morality of these platforms). Thank you to all my family and friends for their support over the Christmas & New Year period just past. Grover
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    So... this is where I am working this week.
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