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  1. Downsizing sale of items collected over the years. Some are brand new in box, some are barely used (comes in box), and some are used but in good condition (some in box too). Some items are FREE with any purchase as indicated below. All items listed below have good quality photos but as the list is quite long, I am unable to upload the photos. Please PM me with your name, interested item(s) and mobile number and I will text you the photos. Prices as indicated below. Happy to do a better deal if you are picking up multiple items. Pick up from Birkdale, or Herston with prior arrangement. Thank you. Filters - 4x Large Single sponge filter (Used) - $10 the lot LED Lights - 3ft Dee Full Spectrum Slim Line LED Light with adjustable stainless steel legs to sit high or low above the tank. Comes wired to a TC421 WiFi Sunrise-Sunset Time Controller and a very good quality Meanwell power adapter - $80 - 2x 2ft Make My Led XB2 Full Spectrum LED Lights and 1x 2ft Make My LED XB2 Blue Actinic Night Light with acrylic stand. Comes wired to a TC420 Sunrise-Sunset Time Controller with 5 Channel Output. NOTE: 1x Full Spectrum only lights up 1ft of the tube. Fred (Owner of Make My LED in South Australia) can repair it or send you the parts if you are handy with a soldering iron - $80 Assorted Items - Aqua One small floating mini box (Barely Used almost BRAND NEW in box) - $5 - Overflow Box (one teeth to the weir is missing) - $30 - Sunken Boat Ornament - $5 - 8x Moss Ledges (assorted sizes) and 8x (5x5cm) Stainless Steel Mesh - $30 the lot - Aqua One Floating Magnetic Glass Cleaner - $5 FREE items with any purchase - 2x Biopro HF-200 Hang On Back (HOB) Filter (Used in box). They were working last I used them - FREE
  2. Hey Chris, Thanks for your kind words. Great to know you are happy with the fish and they have settled in well. Feel free to ask any question mate and hope you heal up well soon. Cheers, JC
  3. Sounds like you are planning to go for a high-ish tech planted tank assuming you're planning on a compressed CO2 unit and not the DIY sugar + yeast setup. CO2Art from UK has premuim CO2 regulators and good quality needle valves for precise bubble rate adjustment but the cheaper units do fine as well but may have less sensitive needle valves. Substrate wise for planted tanks, if you are planning to go Dutch style, you'll probably be fine with most substrate since most stem plants are water column feeder so a good quality liquid fert would suffice. For other styles e.g. jungle, iwagumi, etc. and for heavy root feeders e.g. cryptocoryne, echinodorus, etc., the current go-to substrate would probably be ADA Amazonia (Normal or Fine), Fine version would be easier for carpeting plants with small roots but you'll need it to be established before introducing larger type corydoras; any of the 3 species of dwarf corydoras would be fine. ADA Amazonia does require a lengthy cycling period due to ammonia leeching so it would be best to start the cycling process early before introducing live stock. Fully adjustable full spectrum LED lights would be ideal. Check out MakeMyLED, a SA company which specialises in lights for planted tanks. Good luck and enjoy the hobby!
  4. Great price for the cylinders. I like CO2Art and Dupla dual stage regulators. I have both and can't fault them. Be sure to check them out.
  5. @ssdiscus usually has some nice discus. Try sending him a PM.
  6. Hi Craigo, Good to see you back. I have only met you once... just before you closed the tanks. I am just around the corner from you. Facebook is where a lot of people have gone. I haven't been posting much on forum or FB either. Nowadays due to young additions to the family, I am just breeding little nano fish (i.e. corydoras, danio, just getting into killifish and rainbows), and shrimps (mostly crystals, taiwan bees and some cherries). Keen to see what you are going to set up this time round. Good luck!
  7. Something like this and spray paint it any colour you want? https://www.bunnings.com.au/brutus-12-x-12-x-1-5mm-2-4m-angle-building-moulding_p1100623 https://www.bunnings.com.au/brutus-19-x-19-x-2-5mm-2-4m-pvc-building-moulding_p1100622 https://www.bunnings.com.au/brutus-4-5-6mm-x-2-4m-building-moulding-external-angle_p1100645
  8. Been keeping discus on and off for over 20 years. I haven't had issues. The last time I kept discus was for 3-4 years until November 2017. Only had 2 sub-adults cark it in that time and a handful (10-20) fry/juvies died while growing them out (which I think is quite normal for breeding/growing out fry). I find they do best with more water changes than less. I was doing 50% WCs at least 2-3 times a week and sometimes on a good week I do daily WCs, but sometimes I could only manage WC for the adults once a fortnight. I am more diligent doing WCs for the fry/juvies depending on work. I use rain water/RO water/mix tap/RO waste to get TDS 60-80 for breeding pairs and tap water/RO waste around TDS 200-400 to grow out juvies. Once the young get to size, I just keep them in regular tap water. Adults were mostly fed FDBW and NLS discus pellets in auto feeder (while I am at work) and juvies on BBS/moina/FDBW/NLS pellets/Tetra Colour. They are not that difficult in my experience. The key is clean water. With clean water, they don't sulk, they grow well and rarely have diseases. I don't worm them regularly (I know some people do) and do not run a UV either. Just simple clean water and good-ish food. Hope this helps. They are amazing fish but I had to give them up due to new additions to my family.
  9. Thanks mate. Will have to check it out when I get a chance.
  10. Nice video. Can you do something like this? Ok not quite the same extravagant rig but DIYish a similar one?
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