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  1. 4 points
    billfish

    Aquarium sand

    It will be interesting when mr fisheries does a vehicle check and finds hes raping beach sand from fraser gunna need to have sold a lot to recover the fine he will cop when environment and heritage get involved,,!they fine people as hard as the e.p.a.... im all for people making a bit of money on the side but personally i wouldnt touch that sand In the scheme of things hes not large scale and doing no real harm to the island ,as more sand leaves the island each day in the surf than he can take ,but is it small scale environmental vandalism ,thats everyones opinion to form personally i wouldnt touch it ,im no tree hugging greenie by a long shot people breaking laws is why we are in the predicament we re in now with access to fish species to fill our little glass boxes time to get off my high horse .......... still check out the landscape yards Nuway at Burpengary sell white silver sand if i remember rightly 1/4 cubic metre costs about $60,, to $70 which is about 350 kg ,,bag the rest and make some cash ,,, I know nuway at mango hill sell it by the bag aswell,,,cant remember the price but i should imagine it would be cheaper than 30 per bag,,,,my guess is 10 to 15
  2. 3 points
    casperoner

    flowerhorn pros question

    Red Texas, best of using a really red king Kong parrots female to a green Texas male, I have a cracking female red Texas that's breeds regularly.
  3. 2 points
    Julio_13

    8x2x2 fish tank and stand swap

    Hey everyone, I’ve got an 8x2x2 fish tank and stand. The tank isn’t drilled, and is in really good condition. The stand has some trim that goes around the top to hide the bottom of the tank, and one side of the stand is open for if you put it against a wall. It also has some lids but they are thin glass. Measurements of the tank: 2440mm long 610mm wide 610mm high 10mm thick glass. Looking to swap for breeding rack setup preferably 3fts and a sump would be ideal. Located boronia heights,qld. I haven’t put a price on it yet as I don’t know what to value it at and I’m more after swaps. But feel free to pm me a price if you have one in mind. It’s kept under a blanket.
  4. 2 points
    raycam01_au

    sick cichlids

    everything is perfect, water is fine, and the specialists have checked, you can close the thread now
  5. 2 points
    DJV

    Hello

    Hi, new member from Brisbane/Ipswich area. Currently have an 8ft all male peacock/hap display tank that I set up 8 months ago. All fish have been purchased locally from shops all over Brisbane with a couple of gumtree exceptions.
  6. 2 points
    tdj5

    Discus set up

    @raycam01_au as you are getting out of Discus and going into marine I'm doing the opposite @johnbetta I've kicked your Oscars out off the 6ft and put them in to another tank the wife not happy as that's number 4 back up and running I'm down on the gold Coast tonight so I can pick up my new fish (Discus) so this is going to be there new home
  7. 2 points
    DJV

    Hello

    Hey mate. I got the tank/hood/stand from aquariumsrus. They don't paint or make cabinets like this, so I got the basic stand and then some MDF from Bunnings and did the doors myself. If you have a chat to them and tell them what you are planning, they actually modify the stand to suit flush panels like this. I ended up painting it myself, just got some 2pac paint from dulux. I couldn't find anywhere that make this style that doesn't cost a fortune (or at all for that matter), so decided to DIY it. If you want to go down that path let me know and I can give you some more info, or any other questions don't hesitate to ask. Cheers
  8. 2 points
    raycam01_au

    4x3x2 Reefy tank

    sex is best when salty
  9. 2 points
    tdj5

    Discus set up

    You have to give me your Killer home made Beef heart mix as well please
  10. 2 points
    Coming along well, but silly me, plumbed the incorrect size pipes on the outlet, 3x25mm pipes lol wanker, was plumbing up another tank n didnt stop to think but its sexy and cutting out the 25's today to put the 50's in, so tomorrow arvo, in a few days we kick it into life but how sexy is that sump
  11. 2 points
    tdj5

    Discus set up

    There is a breading pair in their and got some catfish as well
  12. 2 points
    tdj5

    Angles laying eggs

    Yeah they aren't going to last long in that tank at least I know that I've got a pair will see what happens next time (might be time for another tank)
  13. 2 points
    raycam01_au

    Aquarium sand

    Well I hope they come knocking at his door
  14. 2 points
    Thank you everyone. The reason I have posted this thread is because I am setting up two fish tanks at my school. One is supposed to model a healthy water way filled with native fish and native plants, while the other one is supposed to model an unhealthy water way with Introduced fish, rubbish and introduced plants. I hope it will educate some of my peers to help protect our precious waterways.
  15. 2 points
    grokzy

    Aquarium sand

    Pool filter sand from a pool shop, looks great
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  17. 2 points
    fishking

    Metal Black Lace Guppy Subadults

    i got some of these guppy very nice
  18. 2 points
    MikeC90

    8 ft Amazon Community

    So after many different tanks over the years, I found myself with the opportunity to incorporate a good sized tank into the build of a new house - something my teenage self could only ever dream of! I've always had a soft spot for Amazonian style tanks, as I like the aesthetic and the variety of fish that fall into that region. So I thought an 8 x 2 x 2.5 'flooded creek' tank would be perfect With that in mind, I organised for a wall niche between the garage and dining room to be included in the build, with the intention being that all the messy aspects of the tank could be attended to from the garage, with only a peaceful vista to be seen from the dining room. The tank itself is a pretty basic 8 footer with rims and braces, as I didn't need anything fancy for this application (none of that is visible). The stand is DIY because 1) it needed to be a custom size and height to align with the wall niche and 2) it's so much cheaper. One slight complication with the whole arrangement is that I really needed to try and accommodate the residents of my old 5 foot tank, which needed to be dismantled before the sale of our old home. Knowing this, I was torn between trying to source another small/cheap setup as a temporary home or just doing something quick and dirty in the big tank to keep the fish happy/healthy until I had time to do it all properly - I opted for the latter... Rarely seen in aquaria, the Ford Falcon... The stand before painting was completed (all of the stuff I could get to later was done before it was positioned). I had the tank cycling while I was away with work, running one of the filters of my established setup with a few carry-over bits of wood and bit of sand to hold down a few plants. I didn't bother washing that first tid bit of sand that went into the tank to hold down plants, and paid the price with foamy stuff all over the show... It was easy enough to clean with a few water changes, netting the surface and the surface skimmer on the old Jebo, but looked a bit troublesome at first! I than also had the issue of trying to get the rest of the slightly damp play sand into the aquarium with out disturbing the recycled ADA Amazonia. As it was damp, it couldn't be 'poured', but rather dropped in large clumps, which made more of a mess haha! I also mixed the final bad of play sand with some really fine (2-3mm) gravel and some other 'flash' sand that had some more colour and texture variety to give everything a less homogenous and more natural look. Anyhow, I did eventually get it all in and looking nice. With all the fresh wood, it's a tannin soup right now, but the fish are enjoying that In terms of the overall plan for the tank, the key points would be: Equipment - 2 x large external canisters, currently 1 Jebo and one FX6 - 1 x 300 watt heater seems to be doing just fine so far - Carry-over 5 ft LED fixture (no name) combined with an A160 TS and a A80 TS. I'll later replace the old LED fixture with another 2 Kessil's s that I can ramp the whole system up and down, and from right to left to match what the sun is doing (the tank runs east-west) - I've still got the chiller, dosing pump and CO2 systems from my old heavily planted 5 foot, but I'm not planning to use either on this setup as I want to keep it as low maintenance as possible Current Stock - 12 x pygmy cory - 24 x lemon tetra - 20 x cardinal tetra - 1 x otocinclus - 30 odd cherry shrimp (not SA I know, but I've had them for ages and they won't stop breeding!) - 1 x khuli loach, again not SA but I've had him/her for 6 or 7 years now, onto their 3rd tank haha! Planned Stock - 30 x pygmy cory - 30 x lemon tetra - 40 x cardinal tetra - 5 otto - a few pairs of apisto, type yet to be determined - 15 x marbled hatchet fish, if I opt to keep the lids on - 6-10 discuss, all of the same colour variant to keep things looking natural (any advice on sourcing these would be appreciated) More to come!
  19. 2 points
    MikeC90

    8 ft Amazon Community

    Thanks for the feedback Okay, I'll continue to do my research. Ideally, I'm looking for something along these lines: https://www.practicalfishkeeping.co.uk/fishkeeping-answers/articles/Discover discus!?rq=discus This tank is actually going to be very lightly planted. I've had 3 heavily planted tanks in a row, so this one is going to be a bit closer to an 'authentic' amazon setting, with sand and few submersed plants. I'm still going to retain a few amazon swords, but that about it. Maybe something floating if I go with the hatchet fish as well. Here are some pics from the past few weeks, showing the progression from the early chaos to something I'm quite pleased with now. First morning after the fill, interesting light coming through a window in the garage. First evening, with the Kessils just sitting on the tank either side of the existing fitting. Shelf constructed for hanging lights, routing power and storing a few odds and ends (food, test kits etc) Some more morning light, now that the water and surface have cleared up (other than tannin). After a series of daily water changes the water was looking pretty good Unfortunately the 'picture frame' that the builder put around the niche doesn't quite hide below the substrate line or the brace along the top edge. I've temporarily run some black tape along the top edge to remove the bright light sneaking through there, but I guess I'll redo the framing around the tank with something a bit wider one day when I'm feelin enthusiastic... How the tank is looking this evening, after the addition of some more 'debris', and some ore tannin... I'm really enjoying watching the different behaviour of each species in this tank. I guess it's partly down to the size, hopefully also the naturalism, but everyone seems to have settled in really well The pygmy corydoras are loving having some nice fine sand to sift through, the lemon tetra are enjoying the swimming from end to end and battling the current from the FX6 outlet, the cardinals are extremely considered in their activities by comparison. They don't so much school as waft in roughly the same direction as each other. They also seem quite happy to peck along the bottom with the corydoras or sneak in and out of the debris.
  20. 2 points
    Cam07

    Siestas or no siestas???

    I thought it was having a nap under a tree in a big hat
  21. 2 points
    billfish

    Loungerooms are for tanks right?

    If its got 4 walls a tank should go in it If it doesnt have walls ...a pond
  22. 1 point
    Munruben1

    Cichlid & Catfish Books

    Buy the lot $30 The cichlid Aquarium by Dr Paul V Loiselle $5 A Fishkeepers Guide to African Cichlids by Dr Paul V Loiselle $5 Catfishes by Lee Finley $5 Success with Cichlids from Lakes Malawi & Tanganyika by Sabine Melke $5 Back to Nature Guide to Malawi Cichlids – Ad Konings $10 Back to Nature Aquarium Guide by Kjell Fohrman $10 Pickup Browns Plains / Munruben
  23. 1 point
    Hi and welcome to the site
  24. 1 point
    If there were no barbs what do you think can go with that other heckelii? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  25. 1 point
    brettntezza

    sick cichlids

    africans. Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  26. 1 point
    tdj5

    sick cichlids.

    Has it got carbon or charcoal in it if so when was it changed last
  27. 1 point
    mcfry40

    Tropheus sp Red Moliro (fry)

    Size 3-4 cm quantity - 20 price -$15 each minimum buy 10. Take all 20 for $270 my breeding colony is F1 ( from chads W/C colony) Send me a private message if you’re interested. Thank you .
  28. 1 point
    gassman

    harliquins freebies

    i have about 10,,,maybe 12 harliquins to be given away to members,,,shutting down tanks first in first served,,no holds,,pls text on 0406230006... ...get in before the gumtree people start on me...
  29. 1 point
  30. 1 point
    raycam01_au

    Discus set up

    thats shit and OMFG freeze dried blackworm fooookin lerv that
  31. 1 point
    tdj5

    Adolfoi cory cat

    Has anyone ever had any or know of any for sale
  32. 1 point
    jc12

    Pseudomugil luminatus

    Hi, Does anyone keep and breed them? Keen to get 2 or 3 trios of young sub-adults. Please let me know if you have some available. Thank you.
  33. 1 point
    raycam01_au

    Discus set up

    Sterbai are better with Discus do better in the hotter water
  34. 1 point
    tdj5

    Angles laying eggs

    Omg there is still eggs there
  35. 1 point
    mq_camo

    Aquarium sand

    The pool filter sand I use is super white, a little courses than play sand so it won’t trap and gases from breaking down flood, being courses the parties are heavier so you don’t end up with it in your filter. Great stuff
  36. 1 point
    johnbetta

    4x3x2 Reefy tank

    wow really cool marine tank very nice corales look amazing
  37. 1 point
    Watched this interesting documentary which has relevance to potential risks of basa and certain food pellets used on farmed fish. I know that when you buy basa by the box locally, it will usually have a disclaimer warning that the food is 'for human consumption only'. This indicates to me that there is real a concern for what it could do to aquatic fish. I've always wondered exactly why, and this doco kind of sheds some light. I thought I would share it for those concerned about what we feed ourselves and our fish. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYYf8cLUV5E&t=2417s
  38. 1 point
    ghe

    SOLD! For sale Fx6

    Hi, just cleaned out my fx6 yesterday. Roughly 4 years old, only used for around 2 years used. Complete with all fittings and hoses. looking at $350 all cleaned ready to go.... Can get pics later or send to mobile. sms to 0426 636 967 also have a bag of new spare foam replacements.... Will go through bag once I'm home to see what's in there and put a price to it. Cheers
  39. 1 point
    DFishkeeper

    Hello

    Fishking has an 8 x 32 x 32 for sale at the moment in the classifieds
  40. 1 point
    Hi and welcome to the site you should put the add in the live stock trader under the catfish trader
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  42. 1 point
    Mr Mulley

    Metal Black Lace Guppy Subadults

    🛑All prices are NEGOTIABLE and willing to SWAP any fish for other guppy or endler strains. __________________________________________ Pure Breed METAL BLACK LACE GUPPIES.. It is a Rare Guppy Strain in Australia as you can see from the pictures ... (The Parents imported as show fish from a quality breeder privately imported from Thailand) Metal Black Lace Guppy Subadults Trio 1M/2F for $20 Pair for $15 (The only reason they are cheap is that they are not full grown adults) If have any questions regarding the guppies txt me on 0400533556 First pic is the parents not for sale Second pic are of fish for sale Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  43. 1 point
    Mrs. said gets them from Facebook mainly, or asking people that have them as very easy to grow from cutting
  44. 1 point
    Julio_13

    Aquarium sand

    I think this guy does it illegally. He goes on a holiday and collects the sand in bags and sells them for $30 for 30kg of sand from Fraser. But the sand does look really nice in the tank
  45. 1 point
    billfish

    Aquarium sand

    Fraser island sand ehhh not as far as i know....sand mining stopped on frazer in 1977.. Fraser is heritage listed so being able to get sand from there as far as i can see is near impossible .. but im willing to be proved wrong. I think the only sand that comes off fraser is in the carpet of your 4 wd Ive been a brickie for 25 yrs and have never used fraser sand..our pure white sand either mined on straddie or byron bay..straddie mining stops next year Other option is pit sand but make sure its pure pit sand not a blend....The blend usually has loam in it and that will create a beautiful shade of mud look in your tank....pit usually has from a slight yellow to grey look.. .a simple way to tell if its blended and not straight pit is to grab a handfull of some with a bit of moisture in it and rub it between both hands...pure pit will not leave a dirty smudge on your hands just sand cos therez no clay content in it..a blend will Still make sure to wash either sand as there will be some floaties and impurities
  46. 1 point
    darkside666

    Aquarium sand

    Thanks mate..cheers Sent from my SM-G955F using Tapatalk
  47. 1 point
    tdj5

    Aquarium sand

    I go to landscapeing yards you get about 20 kg for about $5
  48. 1 point
    Julio_13

    Aquarium sand

    Depends what look you want. Bunnings play sand is almost like a really light brown. Some landscape places may have some sand. Or there’s a guy at the Gold Coast that sells pure white sand from Fraser Island (nice and white). All need to be washed thoroughly though.
  49. 1 point
    johnbetta

    Metal Black Lace Guppy Subadults

    wow they are high ranked guppys
  50. 1 point
    frontosarus

    Bulging eye

    Thanks for all the feedback
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