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  1. 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
  2. Very healthy, locally bred and tank raised Corydoras Green Laser CW009. Size: TL ~2.5cm - 3cm 6 for $180 10 for $250 Pick up can be arranged from Herston or Birkdale, or add $25 for express post in foam box.
  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. Check out Jag Aquatics. They sell CO2Art products in Australia.
  5. 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.
  6. @ssdiscus usually has some nice discus. Try sending him a PM.
  7. 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!
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. Thanks mate. Will have to check it out when I get a chance.
  11. Nice video. Can you do something like this? Ok not quite the same extravagant rig but DIYish a similar one?
  12. Hi, Does anyone keep and breed them? Keen to get 2 or 3 trios of young sub-adults. Please let me know if you have some available. Thank you.
  13. I don't use oatmeal any more. Got a recipe using bread, yeast and milk. Best recipe ever. Sweet smelling and no more aggro from the family. PM me your email address and I can send you a document with pictures on how to do it. I got this recipe from @KillieOrCory. I shared it with @Nazegoreng, not sure how it went for her.
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  15. I have a soft spot for crypts... and all the plants mentioned above. Sent you a PM.
  16. You could consider some 'coloured' cryptocoryne or echinodorus for a low light set up. Depending on the size of your tank, most 'coloured' echinodorus grow quite big though. For 'coloured' cryptocoryne, you could consider something like c. blassii, c. undulata 'red' and/or c. wendtii 'red'. You can also consider plants like red tiger lotus or tri-colour lotus. Or perhaps even rarer plants like barclaya longifolia 'red'. All these plants are root feeders, not very demanding and easily grown with some root tabs/fertilisers. Hope this helps. Cheers.
  17. No. Have no experience keeping or collecting them. May be an option some years down the road if/when I have a pond.
  18. Great information @grubby! Thank you for sharing. It is such a simple but logical thing to do when transporting fish, especially wild caught (collecting natives). Glad I asked, and learn something new. I am slightly less of a gummy now. Haha.
  19. Maybe I am one of those gummies, but what is bucket burn? While I know a white bucket freaks fish out, I have tried googling the last 10 minutes but couldn't find any literature regarding bucket burn.
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