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  1. hmm should be ok, i wouldn't rush out and buy a chiller unless the fish are dying. Don't even think about putting ice cubes in your tank lol. Consistency of temperature is key.
  2. I picked up the prestige veggie pellets from redlands pet centre for 20 bucks for a fairly large container... they are a good size and my peppermints and yoyo loaches both enjoy them. Would buy again.
  3. You could look at getting a chiller if you think the fish are unable to handle the temp.
  4. 3 x peppermints and a wicked new piece of driftwood which they love.
  5. I can attest to planted tanks being a lot of hard work. I went the DIY co2 route and it was not easy. I am enjoying my 4ft african tank a lot though, here is a couple photos i took this morning. They're all growing up. My tank is 4ftx18x20. Comments appreciated. Livestock mostly from Smiths Aquarium on sandgate road. Eheim 2217 filtration, additional eheim 1000 powerhead added for a bit of extra water circulation. Cheapy air pump down one end and a FluvalTronic heater. Tank is from AquariumsRUs but next time i'll spend a bit extra to get a nicely finished tank. Enjoy!
  6. Smiths aquarium on sandgate rd is the only place i really go to anymore... they have by far the best livestock in brisbane. The good part is they have a high turnover so you can go in every few days and they have at least a few new types of fish in.
  7. How much salt are you putting in? For my 300L tank i used about 20 - 25 tablespoons of salt, dissolved in boiling water and then allowed to cool. Worked well for white spot parasite. You will need to slowly add the salt over a few days so as to not stress the fish.
  8. Hey Demon, what kind of filter do you run on your 4ft malawi tank?
  9. I use a little canon ixus80 camera (cost around $240), zoomed to 3X optical zoom, in macro mode.
  10. Simply amazing. Makes our pet stores seem rather limited by comparison!
  11. My cobwe attacks the camera... i just uploaded a nice macro video where he attacks the camera towards the end of the clip. Enjoy!
  12. Looks great mind if i ask what kind of filtration you run on a setup like that? My 4ft malawi tank has around 20 fish, i run an eheim 2217 and it's coping well so far but i'm not sure if it will cope when they grow to full size.
  13. Take videos and upload to youtube. Much better and easier than taking still photos.
  14. Hmm i think mine was around $20.
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