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  1. 6 points
    Video Update... So, here's two videos - one from when the Billabong was solid green (obviously only here for fun). The other video is from today when the sun was sortof shining, but my camera position only captures them head-standing - must do better next time! The middle of Winter, and the water is clearer. Apologies for all the goldfish - they breed like rabbits! You'll see a pair of chocolate cichlids in there too (around 0:58). GPGs appear around the 2:15 mark, but the battery runs out at 3:25 :-( Cheers, Grover
  2. 5 points

    QLDAF Future

    I am still hopeful of people doing the right thing by the hobby. Steve
  3. 4 points

    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
  4. 4 points

    QLDAF Future

    I seventh the motion ! Been the most informative site for me since before i had any grey hair..... But more importantly the most entertaining..... Where else would i have found out that convicts are mouthbrooders and peppermints are so called because they lay green eggs...
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  6. 4 points

    Giant Pink Gourami – Billabong Bayou

    A Real Update :-) Yes, you've all been very patient with Grover while he is distracted. It's also a "good thing" that she has been patient with me too :- )) The recent cold snap in Brissie galvanised me into action to cover the Billabong. Didn't even stop to pull down the Summer cover - just got the polyfoam pallets out onto the guy ropes then dragged the blue cover on! The GPGs were impressed at my speed! It was late afternoon sunlight when I started, but obviously dark at the finish ha! Grover (now to fire up the heat exchanger on the old pool pump)
  7. 3 points

    Apistogramma Picture Thread

    Some of my current Apistos.. Got more species, but they wont sit still!.. These are mostly the males from my pairs.. Borelli Opals Macmasteri "Super Reds" with fry Bitaeniata Agassizzii "Gold Fire Red" Baenschi "Inka 50" That will do for now... Will throw more species up later..
  8. 3 points

    4x3x2 Reefy tank

    4x3x2 coming along like a boss
  9. 3 points

    Dying fish new tank

    another amazing thing is why people do not do any research themselves before buying fish and tanks etc, takes 2 seconds these days to find out all the info they need.......... little bit of ownership goes along way
  10. 3 points

    Dying fish new tank

    Still amazes me to this day that customers buying and setting up new tanks are not sold a basic ammonia/nitrite/nitrate test kit as a compulsory purchase with the tank....... Or even keeping any fish at all at any stage without one...... shit that doesnt make sense ,it makes me a bit angry when shit doesnt make any sense.... it's just dumb weird shit
  11. 3 points

    Beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeg Tank

    Geos growing out in another tank, nearly big enough for the Ray tank, colours are POPPING
  12. 3 points

    sick cichlids

    everything is perfect, water is fine, and the specialists have checked, you can close the thread now
  13. 3 points

    Loungerooms are for tanks right?

    When I met the wife I have 10 4fters in my bed room she hated it 27 years later she's still here and so are the fish
  14. 3 points

    Holy crap it's grum

    Hi Grum, Put your brother in touch with Devon Barnes, he has quality pure fish at reasonable prices near Melbourne : https://www.facebook.com/BarnesysCichlidHeaven/ Cheers, Doug
  15. 3 points
    Inspired Videos... The Uni of Western Australia has now got to come up to my scintillating video standards Today there was muchos sunshine, so again the camera pod went down into the depths of the wild Billabong! More GPGs !!! and much fewer goldfish !! Two videos now for your pleasure - a shorty (#16) at 1min 42 secs and a thrilling long-play one (#17) at nearly 5 minutes! (PS: gouramis at 2:20 onwards - sorry about the goldfish again!) Enjoy! Cheers, Grover (also checkout the original "GPG UW Lakenn" series still on YouTube) https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query="gpg"+lake+uw
  16. 3 points
    Still a better love story than twilight!
  17. 3 points

    Giant Pink Gourami – Billabong Bayou

    Another Bit of an Update... Actually, he was further away than he thought, and had left the GPGs in the care of his capable Daughter #1. Came back to find a "floatie"... no, no, not a GPG, but a Bronzewing Pigeon! By Gum!, the GPGs must be a ferocious lot! You'll be pleased to know that his lady friend has seen the Billabong and thinks it's a major project which shows devotion (and possibly some 'mal' as well). The denizens all decided to lurk in the depths and only the goldfish hordes + the odd Oscar or two put in appearances. She believes me tho, when I tell her there are 25+ giant submarines of up 7kg each cruising in the green water. Temperatures are starting to cool, so the Summer shade will come off, and the Winter cover will go on. Not sure about allocating time to this as I would much prefer to allocate precious hours elsewhere... sigh... Grover ( Wow! a whole month and only a sketchy update of his love life and 1 dead pigeon... wot's happening? where are the fishie stories? ? ? )
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  19. 2 points

    Discus set up

    @raycam01_au did you sell all of your discus
  20. 2 points

    Discus set up

    Thanks @raycam01_au I've ordered some will be here next week
  21. 2 points


    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.
  22. 2 points

    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)
  23. 2 points

    Holy crap it's grum

    Hi Guys, Reaching out for my brother, he's just setup a new 6x2x2 in Melbourne, and after visiting and seeing the quality and prices of fish I was frankly appalled, so after someone (anyone still owe me a favor lol) who can ship some nice yellows, blues, perhaps even some tropheus or peaceful peacocks down to him, I'm also reaching out my old suppliers, go on give me a discount code to flick through to him, guaranteed loyal customer lol, Cheers Grum.
  24. 2 points

    Splosht - Pond water cleaner

    The issue with bacteria food supplements is removing the bacteria before it dies and just dumps all its absorbed nitrate/phosphate back into the aquarium water. In marine we have protein skimmers which just make it soooo easy to separate bacteria from water. In freshwater we are usually best removing them with partial water changes.... and its easy enough to remove these nutrients with a water change wihtout bothering to bioaccumulate them into bacterial blooms in the first place. Ironically its super easy to bind nitrate/phosphate into hair/slime algae, which then is easy to gather up and remove from the water.... just looks horrid of course. Theres always duckweed, which is like the fish keeping equivalent of coriander in cooking. You either love it or hate it.
  25. 2 points

    Colourful, low tech plants?

    My low tech, LED lit tank is growing really well, but everything is very... green! Any advice for for some colourful plants, and where to get them. I'm sure I've asked this before, but can't find my post.