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    They are different. Can you get your Dad to give me a call tomorrow. I picked up something else he might be keen on.
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    wickkyjr

    New display 3ft cube

    The loc line was $49 AUD to my door. Yeah the tech dens is not long enough for what I was after, same with guppys. Only place in Aus that had what I was after was fanta sea aquariums, they had the double inlet style but wanted $48 plus delivery. They are getting there own imported in which is alot cheaper than $48 but didn't have a time frame. I always shop local when I can but unfortunately had to hit up ebay for these. Yeah I have read good reviews on the MML and the 3ft deep is a challenge for any off the shelf light. It is getting set up this weekend. So more photos of the move to come this Saturday. Also getting some black acrylic made up through Dennison to stick on the front of the wiers to hide the plumbing.
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    Something a little rarer - Brochis Multiradiatus Cory - these guys are massive. Check these guys out - Hognose. These are a German import. @wickky Topping the scale at 21mm Galazy Rasbora's - these are really nice little guys.
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    Ismack

    Low pH

    Hi all My 6x2x2.5 tank is planted with tetras and barbs and the established fish are very healthy and have had no issues with dieseas. However I always have problems with new fish loosing some for no known reason sometimes even a whole week or two after getting them even though they had been eating and looking healthy. Tank is well established been running for over a year since last changing the setup. Ammonia and nitrites are always 0 and I do weekly water change to make sure nitrates stay below 40ppm. However I have a really low pH of 6 and the water tank I use to do water changes is also 6. What would the best option be to raise the ph because thats the only reason for my problem. Should I not directly use the tank water? Any advise thanks. Thanks Isaac
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    ageofaquariums

    Low pH

    Slow drip is riskier the longer fish have been in bags as you are likely dealing with elevated ammonia levels in the bag. Opening bag allows CO2 to degass from water, raising pH and with it the toxicity of ammonia. This can often do real damage to gills before the dilution of drip acclimatization can make the situation safe. In these cases, *floating to match temperature *tipping bag through a fine white net over a bucket *adding fish to aquarium *discarding bag water It may seem a bit rough, but this is the way we do it in the trade to minimize casualties in heavily packed bags that have been in transit for extended periods. In general, more delicate species are packed separately and more time is taken to acclimatize them.
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    ageofaquariums

    Low pH

    Yep, high to low TDS is not usually a drama. If it was, we would kill our fish every time we did a partial water change. High to none though.... can be a bit rough on the fish. Aquarium salt, Indian Almond leaves, Easy Life, GH boosters. All of these can be added to reduce losses from throwing out the osmoregulatory systems of your fish. But its important to not blame yourself for every death, as during capture/bagging/shipping all sorts of stresses can be exerted that you have NO control over. At best you can look at your release techniques, and try more local suppliers. But sometimes the problem is not you. in the same vein, sometimes fish are kept in medicated water, or have been heavily hit with antibiotics. This can weaken them to "natural" water which contains all sorts of normally benign critters, but which can cause disease in compromised individuals. Neon tetra would be the poster child for this.
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    Rod

    Low pH

    Your problem isn't pH....it's low Total Dissolved Solids Your tank water would be almost pure water...and not many fish can accept pure water....most soft water fish also have tannins in water too Just happens that Low TDS water tends to be acidic I'd add 50% treated tap water.....to raise TDS (conductivity) Most fish from LFS are in treated tap water.....Medium TDS.... If you put fish kept in treated tap water into water with very low TDS they can suffer from osmotic shock(kidneys can't handle rapid change from Hard water to very soft water).....it may not kill them but may make the susceptible to other diseases Some fish Love low TDS....some don't...however .all fish coming from a LFS will need careful acclimatization to a Low TDS tank....even ones that like it Going from Hard water to Soft isn't as big a problem as the other away round
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    ageofaquariums

    Low pH

    Losing a few of the new fish a day or two after getting them is the norm. Would that it was not so, but it is. Moving between water bodies is a risky move for fish.
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    none

    Low pH

    The beauty of quarantining new fish (apart from the acclimatization process) is that it gives you a chance to see potential diseases (and treat) before introducing them to your main tank. pH shock is a massive stressor on fish and definitely can kill them. A drop from Brisbane tap water (7.8 for example) to 6.0 is absolutely massive. That in itself will severely weaken fish leaving them vulnerable to infection if not immediately fatal. Add any other stressors - aggression - change of diet etc etc etc and therein lies the issue. It's actually amazing they are not dieing instantly. With that being the case I imagine that are you acclimatizing them very slowly - would that be correct?
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    none

    Low pH

    Probably better off setting up a quarantine tank with pH and hardness matching your suppliers parameters. Gradually then acclimatize the new fish while in quarantine to the conditions you will ultimately be keeping them at. Be selective with species. Many barbs will not thrive in those conditions. Cheers
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    Brodie-S/A-C

    My Male Trout

    A couple of better photos
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    2 more nice big Malawi Haps I currently keep in the collection are C.Caeruleus and C.Spilorhynchus and so here's some snaps that I recently took... Champsochromis Spilorhynchus Champsochromis Caeruleus
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    ok i will start it off then . i am free most weekends to a large degree and would be more then happy to assist in moving or relocating aquariums or larger items. stipulations are 5 days notice via pm, appreciative hand shake and cold drink afterwards and within 30kms of marsden though further travel may be considered if its scenic and the weather is nice
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