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  1. 2 points
    billfish

    Strange white rocks.

    it all depends on what fish you are putting in the tank if it is coral or another calcium based rock like texas holey rock it can and will raise your ph and hardness of your water,,,,exactly what you want if you are keeping cichlids if youre not and are going down the softer acidic water loving fish its not for you holey rock ,obviously in larger quantities has the potential to raise and buffer your water to about 8 .2 if not getting cichlids you really want an inert rock which doesnt leach anything ,as with all river sands/rocks/pebbles that are what most substrates are made from you can test it by putting it in a bucket and just covering it with water check ph and hardness of water before putting rocks in, leave it for a week then test the water if the ph and hardness doesnt change all is good if it does and you dont want ph to go in that direction , put the rock at the front door, leave it there for about 3 weeks ,must be out of direct sunlight so cover it up , after 3 weeks check carefully that the rock hasnt changed at all and hasnt started to soften or crumble... Then after 3 weeks throw it at the first person that comes to your door selling electricity plans, solar panels or religion or wanting you to donate to some 5th world country soft items dont deter anybody Or you could chech if the rock is calcium based the easy way just get some white vinegar and pour a little on the rock. if it fizzes its calcium based, if it doesnt its not and can be used in any non cichlid tank
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    Not a plug, but I think the store I got them from was Jaycar, a place at Woollongabba, in Brisbane. Try them, anyway.
  3. 2 points
    Crusty, I bought a couple of small magnets in an electronics store a while ago. No reason, really, just wanted them for the novelty, because they are so ridiculously powerful! They're only about the size of a five cent piece but thicker. They're so strong that when they stick together it's almost impossible to separate them. You have to try to slide them off, and even that's a job! I'm thinking, with magnets that strong, you could make a little "carrier" for them, like a little flat box to hold them, so that you can clean a larger area. The external magnet would have to have some kind of "holder" as well. Just a thought.
  4. 1 point
    ssdiscus

    FS Pleco L333 prs

    Large prs are $250 pr, have bred Pickup at Upper Mt Gravatt
  5. 1 point
    billfish

    Strange white rocks.

    wow your goldfish could breakdancr,all i could train my fish to do was base jump wothout a parachute
  6. 1 point
    ssdiscus

    FS L004's x 10 juvies

    L004 juvies @ 3.5cms $75ea or 5 for $300 Pickup at Upper Mt Gravatt
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    ssdiscus

    FS Plecos L333's, L397's, L066's juvies

    Around 3.5cms L066 & L333 are $30ea or 4 for $100 L397 are $25ea or 5 for $100 Pickup at Upper Mt Gravatt
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    aquaholic99

    micro foods

    I have vinegar eels. Sent me a private message with your postal address and I'll mail you a starter amount. (No charge). And same for anyone else who would like some.
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    Well, LB, I finally put it in the tank and added new water. Also got some floss for the filter, and it's filtering away merrily. Looks alright at the moment.
  10. 1 point
    smicko

    why didn't I do this sooner

    hi all, in the last year I have been running aquaponics. I recommend anyone to give it a go, just feed the fish and add some nutrients. I even dump all my water change water into the system. it's got goldfish in the black ibc with bn and guppies in the white/sump ibc. I've mostly grown green leafy Vegetables but I'm experimenting with cucumber, tomatoes and capsicum to name a few. anyway, time for pics. cheers mick
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    SWF Cichlid

    breeding colony kigoma frontosa

    Hey mate Sent you a PM.
  12. 1 point
    ageofaquariums

    Staff tip of the day.

    When food gets wet...... Wet food goes moldy and can cause disease and death in fish. So, if a fish splashes water into the fish food container, immediately freeze it! This will prevent it from spoiling. I usually transfer the food into ziplock bags before putting it in the freezer.
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    Finish

    Hi there.

    Hi, John. Thanks for the welcome. I've got a tank from years ago that I'm going to use. It's still in good nick. It's 65 litres.
  14. 1 point
    @billfish For smaller plants/moss I use an aquarium safe superglue gel, one that has an active constituent of Cyanoacrylate. It basically becomes inert when moist or wet on the wood/rock which does a good job attaching the plant. Also make sure it’s a superglue gel, I recently purchased some from Bunnings.For larger plants I use fishing line and remove once attached. The above options have worked for me. Cheers Chris
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    have u thought about using an old fashioned class cleaner it has a handel on it u can get one from the age of aquariums
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    I have 2 x chocolate common plecos that kept my 8x2x2 spotless. I have been told that they produce a huge bio load though
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