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    FS: Corydoras Green Laser CW009

    Very healthy, locally bred and tank raised Corydoras Green Laser CW009. Size: TL ~2.5cm - 3cm 6 for $240 10 for $350 Pick up can be arranged from Herston or Birkdale, or add $25 for express post in foam box.
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    New Member with New Idea!

    Hi Guys, I am new to the hobby and the site. I started to get interested in aquariums recently and being somewhat 'handy', I decided to have a crack at a unique aquarium build. I ended up building an aquarium from a full size wine barrel and putting a perspex porthole in the front for viewing. I'd love to get some feedback from you guys on your thoughts and potential issues going forward just please keep in mind that I am a builder/cabinet maker/creator and not a seasoned aquarium enthusiast. I just had an idea and wanted to get into the hobby. I wouldn't mind making a few of these for people either, if there was some interest. Thanks in advance. (First and last images are of the tank empty) Aaron
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    Hey all, recently moved and delving into the hobby a bit more, started the fish room under the new house and have about 12 ponds out back. I've got the bug again so i'm starting to upload videos again like i used to, have a looky if you like your Natives n such Cam Also on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PrecisionAquaticz/
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    Hi all Just wanted to post my diy effort of rebuilding a stand. I had a store mdf stand as part of the aqua one package. My filter must have leaked as I noticed that the mdf was swelling. I panicked and immediately broke down the tank and moved the fish to my second tank. It had 500kg of weight on it and I didn't want to be cleaning that up. I managed to salvage the doors, top and side panel. I followed the online guides and built a new internal frame from structural pine. Recladded the frame with the salvaged panels. I think it looks the same so mission accomplished. Cost about $120 for timber and paint. Let me know your thoughts.
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    new baby

    1 year on. <
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    New stand build

    Hey mate so far so good, this was taken a few weeks ago, the doors were not thick enough for the hidden hinges so i had to be creative with making it work. Not far off being painted in 2 pack white, once its dry I have some metal angle to put on the edges and maybe a couple of door handles.. I will post some pics as soon as its done, cheers
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    Show us your ferals

    Not good that there’s so many getting about won’t be to far in the future that there won’t be anything native left with so many irresponsible/couldn’t give a damn about anything people sad that my kids are growing up thinking freaks are normal fish
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    Show us your ferals

    They are ferals they are damaging to our natives they need to be removed - 2 fish is barely a start . Your ignorance is no less appalling than the fish being killed , If they go into somebody's tank either them or they're offspring could wind up back in our waterways . They have not as yet been declared noxious , but I believe they will in the not too distant future . Then it will be mandatory to kill them immediately on capture . Shame to kill such nice fish but it needs to be done .
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    Thanx @Slipshodman & @the cichlid kid The first half of 2019 is going to see a refurbishment of the entire Billabong filtration system (when the Cetus Sieve arrives... hint hint @ageofaquariums) The Bog Bed Filter (BBF) will finally get a load of scoria, and together with the Cetus Sieve, this will hopefully make a difference to the "Kermit" green colour. Here's a memory from South Africa that I'm aiming for... Doreen Falls, on what I think is the Mhlonhlo Creek flowing into the uMlambonja River. Cathedral Peak and Didima Camp Map Cheers, Grover (the water from the top of the Drakensberg range was clear, clean, and cool)
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    Technicalities in the Billabong... The GPGs are all fine, but the old swimming pool pump has had a coronary while I was away in Melbourne - oh dear! And the spare pump? - the Davey Silensor which I've had in a box for 4 years waiting for just this occasion ??? Of course! The fittings to the pipe work are different from the dead Onga!! Aaaaarrgghh!! Off to my plumbing shop - Reece Plumbing tomorrow. Grover (Grrrrrrrrr........) Stop Press: Change of plans! Can't be bothered with re-doing the plumbing, so have ordered online a new Onga PPP 1.0hp for a straight-forward swap-out/swap-in exercise. Much easier on my plumbing skills
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    OK... So now it's New Year's Eve and I'm stuck in Melbourne for work. Best I can do is watch the fireworks from the balcony of the B&B, then go touring Melbourne aquarium stores on 01-Jan. From Williamstown Aquarium to the Coburg shop and any inbetween :- )) (except they'll probably be closed - uurgles) We'll see who's open and if they have any baby GPGs ha ha.! If they do, I'd have to stuff them in my Qantas carry-on bags. Cheers, and Happy Fishy New Year Grover
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    marine on cf

    Use whatever filtration you want it’s only freshwater with salt in it. I use under gravel filter with air pump on the one I have now with my shrimp in it and have for years. All depends on how much work and water changes you’re willing to do
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    Techno Update Well... the videos are a hit (sortof). The most recent ones have "surged" into double figures... Number 17 has scored 36 views The GPGs are stars! Oh well - YouTube fame is not what floats my boat anyway Still only 2 subscribers... Click here --> Video Grover <-- Click here
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    Back from Furlough... New idea for Giant Gourami fish pond ;-) Not a lot of action to report from the Billabong over the past few months; but with Spring arriving the blue cover will come off and the spring/Summer activities commence. Cheers, Grover Tell the truth - you didn't even know I was gone for nearly 3 months !
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    Wild Caught Frontosa Colonies.

    Hi, I have the below Wild Caught Frontosa breeding Colonies to move on soon. Pick up bellbird Park, shipping available. Frontosa Muzi 4m/7f, 14 - 16cms, $235ea or all 11 for $2200 Frontosa Moba 2m/6f 14-17cms $350ea or all 8 for $2600 Frontosa Tembwe 4m/6f 14 - 17cms $350ea or all 10 for $3200 Frontosa Mikula 2m/4f 15 -17cms $2000 Also have spare Males of, Mpimbwe, Kigoma and kavala. PM if interested.
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    Best Tropheus pics

    Can we have some one of best Tropheus pictures that people have taken. I will start. Name:Yungu Green ( Congo) Generation:F1 thanx jas
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    caboolture auction date

    i ve already posted this but this is just to bump it back up
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    WTB Large aquarium

    Best guy to contact for large custom tanks is Dennison Seeto at Mary-Anne's Aquarium at Browns Plains. He has been making them for many years now and has a solid reputation for quality : https://marysaquarium.com.au/
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    6CM for $10 each 7CM for $12 each 8CM for $13 each Bags of 1 X 8CM, 2 X 7CM & 2 X 6CM for $45 per Bag Photo shows contents of I mixed bag Smaller sizes also available. Pickup Munruben or Browns Plains Plenty of Albino's L/F to be put up separately also
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    bloody lovely plates mate
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    Hi Crusty, If you look up the magnetic strength requirement, you can make your own DIY set. For example https://www.kjmagnetics.com/blog.asp?p=aquarium I bought a commerical floating rare earth magnet called Tiger Shark (has fake wood housing) for around AUD$145 which is quite powerful and handles 20mm acrylic panels well. Just make sure it floats or you will get particles between which will scratch your glass. I will be making my own magnets for 60mm glass later this year as I can't buy commercial models this size. Microfibre cloth which is easily replaced. If you want a cheap effective glass cleaning option, I use 30 x cheap chinese algae eaters (sucking cats) on a 10 x 3 x 3 size tank with predatory catfish. They are very fast and eat fish poo (which has undigested food) as well as clean the glass. It takes 3 -4 years for them to eventually get eaten but you can add more each year and some do grow big enough to last. I prefer the gold morph as they are extremely fast and difficult to net out. The gold form is easier to see & catch at night when they sleep.
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    2 x 4 foots

    having figured where the wood goes, now the fun part. Waiting for it to get waterlogged.
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    I have found on eBay that there is some kind of price war going on between Keg-King and Kegland resulting in Aussie standard 2.6kg Cylinders being sold ( correctly stamped and certified ) sold for $89 and 6kg for a bit over the hundred plus shipping . these are steel bottles but of good quality . I bought 2 x 6kg kegland bottles for $153 each shipped with gas . now I just have to find a source of quality Regulators .
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    Need Help Coosing Frontosa!!

    never a crap day, more so another beautiful adventure, you need to smile more
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    Need Help Coosing Frontosa!!

    @raycam01_au where we looking for old post's 2008 that's a old one
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    G'day, what's this fish?

    Probably flushed out of someone's tank in the floods.
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    Canister Filter

    Hi Goughy, welcome to the forum! My five cents....do it once and do it right, peace of mind etc. Eheim classics are probably the most reliable filter ever. And if you are watching videos on hotrodding or pimping out filters then the idea of not having trays, and bypass, might not be a concern to you. But beware their are two different 'types' of eheim classics floating about. The rounded cover ones, which ship with just foam, and the slab sided 'traditional' top eheims, which come with full bio media kits. I have had poor experiences with the single 'rounded' eheim (2215 model), whereas my older eheims are bulletproof. Remember to support our sponsors. and they offer a discount to members.
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    Hello Michael and John, thank you for the tips and advice! The fish I keep are; - Sterbai Cory - Redline Torpedo Barbs (Denison) - Neon, Albino - White fin ornate tetras - Pygmy Cory I assume most of these fish are hardy, with the exception of the neons? Yes Michael I am in Brisbane, in the Kedron Brook area. I find my PH is 7.8 too from the tap but once aerated it's about 8.2+. The reason i mention aerated is because once it enters the tank, the same conversion will happen? So, how do I go about reversing what I've done? Small water changes? How often? I assume a big water change will have a big PH swing? Thank you again
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    Handy tip. Just need something for carpets
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    Show us your ferals

    good work Novice. there was one caught in warwick, part of the murray darling basin, glade they haven't found any tilapia here yet.
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    Hello! New to American Cichlids

    Hi, my name is Cellina and i have been doing community cichlids tanks for over 12yrs and i have decided on a change of just having an ultimate predator fish like an Umbee in my 6x2x2 tank, as i am new to this site any help would be greatly appreciated. thank you
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    Festivum are a good companion species Keyholes are a very placid species
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    @wadedidit My opinion is you're right with the Sev's and Discus , too big or Angles to aggressive I like your idea of the Apistogramma, i think them and Angles would be a great combination
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    Angels and Discus

    I have seen it done
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    Greeting QLDAF folks, I’m new here!

    hi and welcome
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    4x3x2 Reefy tank

    Had to buy 2 Orange and 1 more marbled OMFG
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    Beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeg Tank

    The use of condoms is a forgotten art these are stingray food, but just for shits and giggles I may throw them out as PURE bred just to f#$k with you
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    Hi and welcome to the site what fish do you keep
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    Sparkling Gourami Tank

    So how's are they doing how big are they now got any pictures
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    Does everyone use air pumps

    @Slipshodman. Hi, the pics below is about the best I have on my phone as a friend of mine wanted to see the same. The advantage is that I can move fish between 4 tanks without any issues, share 1 heater for all 4 and can still isolate if required. The sponge filter moves the water to the next tank and the white U-bends allow the flow back. The U-bend is filled with water and as one side increases it flows through to the tank to ensure same level of water.
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    how to rebuild your tank

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    Apistogramma Picture Thread

    Killi; Ivanacara Adoketa
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