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  1. I too have been here since Grum used to enjoy coming on here then -- hardly ever hop on these days . kind of just poke my nose in now and again .
  2. Just get a CO2 cylinder from a home brew shop , "keg king " or the like and get it filled by the home brew shop . they have a standard Australian fitting . beware though some Chinese regulators will not fit or worse will fit but not be able to be sealed . I at present use German regulators but they are dearer than chinese ones . third picture shows keg king bottle .
  3. 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 .
  4. 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 .
  5. Their website is still up . I was wondering are they still filling orders ?
  6. 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"
  7. 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 .
  8. long running ill health and old age . been keeping fish for 55 years about long enough I think .
  9. 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 .
  10. 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
  11. 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 .
  12. 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 .
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