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    billfish got a reaction from Grover65k in Giant Pink Gourami – Billabong Ontknoping   
    @Grover65kis going into a tail spin,,theres s gpg in south east qld he doesnt own
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    billfish got a reaction from crusty76 in Giant Pink Gourami – Billabong Ontknoping   
    put it in a cement mixerand tumble it, thats how i use to do mt river sand
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    billfish got a reaction from Pepperbris in Giant Pink Gourami – Billabong Ontknoping   
    put it in a cement mixerand tumble it, thats how i use to do mt river sand
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    billfish got a reaction from Grover65k in Giant Pink Gourami – Billabong Ontknoping   
    put it in a cement mixerand tumble it, thats how i use to do mt river sand
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    billfish got a reaction from goldenswimmers in How good is this rain !!   
    @tdj5 thats why im a bricklayer, we dissolve if we get wet
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    billfish got a reaction from Grover65k in Giant Pink Gourami – Billabong Ontknoping   
    Scomo probably imports his home grown food from europe,,, the gpgs will be fine 
    did the plecos breed in the billabong?
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    billfish got a reaction from JB in Snails   
    copper sulfate based chems will destroy the snail population, but thousands of snails might pollute the wated
    any plants you buy you can copper bath them before placing in your tank, or salt bath them
    if the tank isnt being used at the moment , boil the substrate , that should destroy the eggs too  
    after buying new plants i usually place a lettuce leaf in an old fish food container over night  small enough that fish cant get in and eat the leaf, and pull it out before lights on in the morning ,you will soon collect heaps of them 
    some times its just easier to ditch all the substrate and  start again  any driftwood maybe heavy dose a drum with salt and soak it
    seachem make a copper based remedy that will also destroy the eggs
    loaches do an ok job but all except the largest have a bit of a hard time cracking mts shells
     
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    billfish got a reaction from danfishy84 in Corona’s affect on the hobby   
    I hope it was triple ply
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    billfish got a reaction from Grover65k in Giant Pink Gourami – Billabong Ontknoping   
    @Grover65k
    if your daughter wants silver perch and red claw, try Australian native fish enterprises theyre located at Kallangur, just make sure that the perch and redclaw are within their natural area ,apparently theres fines for not obeying these rules
    their website gibes you an approximate stocking rate for all live stock into dams
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    billfish got a reaction from Grover65k in 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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    billfish got a reaction from crusty76 in How good is this rain !!   
    Dont waste your time@aquaholic99 ive grabbed some  2 inch trawler mesh and strung it across his street,,,all ive caught so far is a crow and cane toads
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    billfish got a reaction from Grover65k in How good is this rain !!   
    mesh is 2 inch ...12 ft drop so i should be ok
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    billfish got a reaction from Jase86uxb in How good is this rain !!   
    Dont waste your time@aquaholic99 ive grabbed some  2 inch trawler mesh and strung it across his street,,,all ive caught so far is a crow and cane toads
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    billfish reacted to grubby in Collecting Legality   
    You don't need a licence in QLD to collect natives(provided you are not fishing in an impoundment body of water i.e a resouivor . If you use traps (box traps) you need to treat em like crab pots, they need a float and a waterproof plastic card on it with your name address and phone number. You cannot use opera house traps, seine nets, or Chinese minnow lift out traps.  You can also use dip nets on a handle. There are bag limits for natives as stated 20 of one species. You cannot fish in national parks, but you can fish in state forests, council nature reserves and any old creek.  The only natives you cannot collect are the protected ones, so in South East Queensland that means Lung Fish, Pygmy Pearch and Honey Blue Eyes. Dubies are fair game as are Rhads and Pacific Blue eyes. So inksummary as long as you are not in a national Park, chasing Honey Blueeyes or using a prohibited net, you are doing nothing wrong. Especially somewhere as buggered as Bulimba creek. Suggest you join ANGFA and go on a field trip with the crew, they will teach you how to catch natives legally and more importantly how to get you catch home in one piece (its a lot harder than just catching them, putting them in a bucket and taking them home). As far as Old Mate with the official polo shirt is concerned, he was speaking out his ring.
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    billfish got a reaction from Finish in Strange white rocks.   
    wow your goldfish could breakdancr,all i could train my fish to do was base jump wothout a parachute
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    billfish got a reaction from Finish in 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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    billfish got a reaction from Robbo_003 in 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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    billfish got a reaction from Robbo_003 in Above and Beyond   
    thats the best part of this game.....the people that will go out of their way to help and they dont think twice about it, 
    sometimes simple gestures mean the most,and reassures you that not all of the world think the world revolves around them
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    billfish got a reaction from jc12 in Above and Beyond   
    thats the best part of this game.....the people that will go out of their way to help and they dont think twice about it, 
    sometimes simple gestures mean the most,and reassures you that not all of the world think the world revolves around them
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    billfish reacted to Robbo_003 in For Sale - Peppermint Bristlenose Fry & Medium Sizes   
    @SeanT
    Hi SeanT, if you send me your number via PM I can text you some.
    Cheers
    Chris
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    billfish got a reaction from johnbetta in Need Help! Mysterious Bristlenose Deaths   
    mind boggling ,
    as far as the apple snails go i would say the ph may be too acidic for them as they prefer alkali water as acid will destroy their shells
    2 cm bristlenose can be hard to keep sometimes
    as far as coming from a african tank the ph may have been too great and even over an hour of trying to acclimatise the fish to new ph  
    adding 300 ml of water to a bag or bucket that may have only had 300 ml of water in it and could have had a ph of 8 and your water a ph of 7 means first lot of water dropped the ph to about 7.5, doesnt sound like much but its massive , a ph change of 1 is 10 times  more acidic or alkali 
    rapid breathing,,,,stress, be it caused by ph change or by toxins in the tank,like ammonia
    what are you using to test your water perameters, test strips can be innacurate, so can old  or cheap liquid test kits, i use api test kits
    algae , how much light is your tank getting, too much and even sun during the day can and will cause algae blooms  what kelvin rating are your lights, 6 k and there abouts is good for plants but 14 k is good for marine and will cause algae gtowth
    what filters are you using, if youre describing brown algae, its not technically an algae, its millions of diatoms clumping together, so a tank with current will give them less chance of clumping and be able to be caught up in your filter, nitrates and phosphates in your tank will cause algae, and although im no expert on specialised substrates  i would imagine theres both in the soil so the plants can feed amd grow
    ive always used fine sand and co2 injection to get plants growing , and the proper lights for plants
    @gingerbeer
    @aquaholic
    maybw these guys can throw some light on all of this
    if it was green algae in the water i would try phosguard or investing in a uv filter/ light
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    billfish got a reaction from Isee in caboolture auction date   
    i ve already posted this but this is just to bump it back up 

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    billfish got a reaction from Daniel_Boone in New Member_Planted Nano Tank   
    hi and welcome, by the looks of it the piece out of his head seems to be healed over ,so it will more than likely stay,,,i doubt its genetic so if your rams breed at any stage the chance of passing it on is slim to none.
    the only thing about your setup is the heater may be too large ,100 w is usually for about 100 litres and when it turns on may give you temperature spikes which could be detrimental to your fishes health....just keep an eye on the temp and see what happens
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    billfish got a reaction from JB in next auction date??????????   
    next auction date????????
    someones gotta know.......it should be qfas auction 
    nothing is listed on qfas website
    more than 7 days notice would be nice
    whatever happened to it being posted in the announcement section
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    billfish reacted to QldMick in What fish can I have with angelfish?   
    I have to over feed my angels to get enough for clown loaches to feed. its a bit of a guessing game.
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