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pony-tail last won the day on November 10 2019

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  1. $100 tank and stand is still available !
  2. here is another 4x18x20 on stand . $100 this one has cover glasses , empty since Christmas
  3. I am willing to split this stuff up just let me know what you want and what you are offering ! For sale some tanks and stands $375 the lot ( sponge filters in pics not included they belong to my daughter ) Tanks are 4x18x20 Stands are 3ft x18x18 2 tier , 4x18x18 3 tier and 4x18x18 2 tier . Tanks are 1220mm long the 2 tier 4ft stand is built for 1200mm long , this only effects the bottom tank . Different people have different ideas of what is 4ft ! They are what they are , where they are , the stands have surface rust , tanks have been dry for 14 months . Due to extreme health issues I can not help at all with moving the gear .
  4. I use CO2 Art , Professional dual stage regulators . they come from Germany . and pre Covid cost $200 each . they are very good quality and can be supplied to fit Australian standard Keg King CO2 bottles .
  5. I have recently shut everything down bar one tank with plants and no water . Might prove problematic breeding fish in a tank with no water .
  6. Their website is still up . I was wondering are they still filling orders ?
  7. looks like a Bullrout . If it is it has venomous spines ( like a stone fish ) . I would advise abundant caution in handling it . google Search "Notesthes robusta"
  8. Looks like a Ticto Barb , did not know that we had them in Australia . Could also be an Odessa barb but my money is on a Ticto .
  9. long running ill health and old age . been keeping fish for 55 years about long enough I think .
  10. I still use flouro T8s for any low tech tanks , ( or was until I shut them all down ) Just have one running tank now but will be shutting it down soon . At least for the foreseeable future anyway .
  11. wavelengths determine the colour - shorter wavelengths blue longer wavelengths red ( even shorter UV and even longer IR but not relevant to plants ) Edit -- adding a filter will change the wavelength ( colour ) but reduce output significantly
  12. I have been using led lights for growing plants , even in 2ft deep tanks , since they became available a few years ago . The get around the spectrum issue by using arrays of different colours , with that they can be mixed to create any spectrum required . Good led lights are not cheap but work very well , I used to use halides leds now can very nearly match them . I currently use Kessils or Fluval lights for CO2 tanks . I have used the cheap Chinese ones with some degree of success in low to medium light tanks but I moved away from them . I now have only one tank running . and due to health issues will be shutting it down soon . It is a 24 x 18 x 24 inch co2 +ferts type planted tank , On that I run 2 kessil 150 amazon suns and a 160 Tuna Sun . they will grow japanese hair grass well at a 2 ft depth . Leds from Bunnings etc may work , you would only find out by experimentation , I am pretty much over that and just buy ones that I know work . I am old and it just is not worth my time and aggravation to find out , only to have bunnings change supplier and find the new one next to useless . but for some half the fun is in the experimentation .
  13. It can wipe out a single species in a tank , the only way to check for sure is to take a fish to a vet and get it checked , Melanotaenia species are among the most susceptible . bloating and or surface ulcers being among the most common symptoms .
  14. I have a lot of information in my head , but unfortunatelyI have the people skills of a rabid American Pitbull Terrier .
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