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    jc12 got a reaction from Grubs in FS: Corydoras Green Laser CW009   
    Very healthy, locally bred and tank raised Corydoras Green Laser CW009.

    Size: TL ~2.5cm - 3cm

    6 for $240
    10 for $350

    Pick up can be arranged from Herston or Birkdale, or add $25 for express post in foam box.






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    jc12 reacted to ssdiscus in FS L600 n L007 juvies   
    L600  @ 6cms are $250
    L007 @ 4-4.5cms are $250
    May consider swaps for L's like L134's etc
    Pickup at Upper Mt Gravatt Ph 0408 837179






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    jc12 reacted to Grover65k in Giant Pink Gourami – Billabong Ontknoping   
    Death in the Billabong
    Sorry cobbers, there no easy way to say this - Grover has lost 8 GPGs over Winter.
    It appeared to be a combination of cold (the pool heat exchanger carked it at a critical time) and possibly injudicious choice of  foodstuffs during the cold temperatures.
    Please, you can throw things at me, but I feel bad enough already. No pictures, as you all know what it like to lose special fish  - I've had some of these since 2009/2010.
    No plans to replace them, but I will talk to some of the other QLDAFers who could take 5 or 6 as a chance to try their own breeding program.
    That should leave me with a few (less than 10 ) which might be a better school of fish.
    Grover
    PS: the bl**dy goldfish are thriving , growing and probably will multiply over Summer. If you want some send me a PM.
     
     
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    jc12 reacted to Seamingly in Seamingly's 2 Foot Planted Tank   
    Another short update.
    Over the weekend i took a trip out to Smith's Aquarium on Sandgate Road and picked up the last of the fish I intend upon adding - cardinal tetras. Without doubt, my favourite fish of all time, so i've added 28 of them.
    From here, i don't really have any intention of adding anymore fish or livestock to this tank.  I have ordered some plants from a member here, and hopefully they will arrive in the near future - some Hygrophila Pinnatifida and Hydrocotyle Tripartita.
    The intention is to remove the pennywort (which appears to also be a part of the Hydrocotyle family) from the right hand side, and place the H. Tripartita down the right side.
    The H. Pinnatifida is to be planted in the back right of the tank, around the crypt at the back - i'm not sure of the type, but it has ruffled / crinkled leaves.
    Once they are in, i don't plan on doing anything else other than water changes and watching it grow.
    I have toyed with the idea of a 3 channel auto-doser for the fertilizer, but, that is something that is not urgent and really not necessary, so i'll wait until it's all dialed in before i spend any more money on this project.
    Overall though, i'm quite happy so far.
    Some pics for visual interest.




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    jc12 reacted to Seamingly in Seamingly's 2 Foot Planted Tank   
    Over the weekend just been, i added some purigen to the filter and undertook the first filter clean since i started the tank.
    I took out the filter bag of seeded substrate and replaced with the ceramic noodles that came with the filter.
    The day after adding the purigen, the tank was looking nice an crystal clear, with a lot of the tannins having been removed too.
    Below are some of the most recent photos taken over the last weekend and this week so far.
    I'm quite happy with how it is coming along and in particular, the growth of the riccia, java moss and the tiger lotus.  It's not until i went back to old photos that i realised just has much they have all grown.  With the java moss, it is now sitting perpendicular to the wood, compared to the photo posted above when i first set up, and it was almost flat against the wood due to the string.
    I'm trying to source some mini japan plant to replace the pennywort on the right hand side. Apart from that, the only other major plan is to add some cardinal tetras. I was hoping for 20 of them, but am interested to know what you all think about that sort of stocking capacity.
    Oh, also, CO2 is now up to 3.8 bubbles per second and seems to be working well.
    I've also started dosing flourish iron (2mL daily) and flourish potassium (5mL twice per week). I think these may have really helped with the colour of the tiger lotus.
    Hope you enjoy and welcome feedback.
     





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    jc12 reacted to cichlidfry in FS L046 Zebra Plecos   
    HI all,
    have some zebra plecos for sale.
    Size: 4-5cm
    Quantity: 12
    Sex: unknown
    Price: $500 each
    Location: Chermside
    Pick up or freight available.
    PM or mobile 0417 610065
    Cheers
    Gary


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    jc12 reacted to Seamingly in Seamingly's 2 Foot Planted Tank   
    The following morning i was up and managed to get the filter installed with the CO2 kit.
    I've kept them out from under the cabinet for now, so i could monitor everything.
    Initially, there was a leak from the inline diffused - i just hadn't screwed it up tightly.
    The tank was running well, however, i noticed a bit of evaporation over the following few days.  After closer inspect, i found a very very small leak in the eheim inlet, where it connects into the bottom of the canister. Given this was installed a manufacture, i assumed it was not something that i could deal with. In the end, i had to take the filter back for a replacement, with no dramas from the replacement so far.
    I also managed to head out and find some plants, including a red tiger lotus and some tissue cultures of glassostigma.




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    jc12 got a reaction from Hamza in FS: Corydoras Green Laser CW009   
    Very healthy, locally bred and tank raised Corydoras Green Laser CW009.

    Size: TL ~2.5cm - 3cm

    6 for $240
    10 for $350

    Pick up can be arranged from Herston or Birkdale, or add $25 for express post in foam box.






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    jc12 reacted to Seamingly in Seamingly's 2 Foot Planted Tank   
    Once I connected the regulator to the cylinder, I checked for leaks.
    I closed the needle valve, opened the working pressure valve and then opened the cylinder valve. The cylinder pressure is 700psi. I then dialled in working pressure to 40psi.
    I then shut the cylinder valve and let it sit for a few hours.
    When I came back, the cylinder pressure had dropped to 0psi, working pressure still sitting at 40psi.
    I suspected the leak was at the collection between the valve and cylinder.
    I then opened the cylinder valve and used soapy water test all connections by spraying it on.
    Sure enough, the cylinder connection  started to bubble. I tightened it more and ran the above tests again, this time, no drop in pressure.


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    jc12 got a reaction from Craigo in FS: Corydoras Green Laser CW009   
    Very healthy, locally bred and tank raised Corydoras Green Laser CW009.

    Size: TL ~2.5cm - 3cm

    6 for $240
    10 for $350

    Pick up can be arranged from Herston or Birkdale, or add $25 for express post in foam box.






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    jc12 got a reaction from ozarowana in FS: Corydoras Green Laser CW009   
    Very healthy, locally bred and tank raised Corydoras Green Laser CW009.

    Size: TL ~2.5cm - 3cm

    6 for $240
    10 for $350

    Pick up can be arranged from Herston or Birkdale, or add $25 for express post in foam box.






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    jc12 got a reaction from ssdiscus in FS: Corydoras Green Laser CW009   
    Very healthy, locally bred and tank raised Corydoras Green Laser CW009.

    Size: TL ~2.5cm - 3cm

    6 for $240
    10 for $350

    Pick up can be arranged from Herston or Birkdale, or add $25 for express post in foam box.






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    jc12 reacted to Seamingly in Seamingly's 2 Foot Planted Tank   
    Hi All,
    I'm new here but thought i'd start up a thread about a project i've just started.
    I'm planning a 24" x 18" x 18" planted tank. The tank is about 17 years old, and hasn't held water for at least 14 years.  Recent test seems to show it is still water tight though.
    I've just finished building a new cabinet for it. Made of 70mm x 35mm MGP10 pine from Bunnings.
    I needs a LOT of filler around the trim and a coat of paint. Hope to start putting together hardware for the tank next month.
    Thanks for looking. Comments and critiques welcome.




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    jc12 got a reaction from Seamingly in Howdy - back to the hobby after 15 year hiatus   
    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!
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    jc12 reacted to Seamingly in Howdy - back to the hobby after 15 year hiatus   
    Hi jc12, thanks for the warm welcome and tips.
    To be honest, i'm planning on starting with the DiY C02 initially, but more because i just like tinkering with stuff. I built one years ago and in noob fashion didn't insert a check valve (i didn't know what they were in any event), and managed to drain half the tank overnight due to poor construction of the system itself. (My excuse was that i was a poor uni student). 
    I'll build it differently now.
    I'm also looking for regulators - it used to be Tunze and Dupla back in the day, but Dupla seem to be hard to find.  I only discovered C02Art last night whilst stalking this forum. Do you know if they have the correct connection to Australian Standard C02 cylinders? I was planning to get a cylinder from a local home brew supply shop at Cannon Hill in Brisbane, but my main concern is making sure what ever i buy is Australian Standard compliant straight out of the box.
    Lights wise, i had kind of settled for the AI Prime Freshwater. Have been researching for a while and think i'll go with that. I know the Fluval 3.0 has better warranty and slightly cheaper, but i just don't like the look of it, for how i want my tank to be set up.  However, i'll be sure to check out MakeMyLED now you have mentioned it.
    Finally, as for substrate, i know heaps go for ADA - but i'm a bit worried about how often it needs replacing. This is one area i really need to research a bit more before i commit.
    I can source a brand called Oliver Knott Aquaearth (and others in the range) locally, so at the moment, that was probably a go-to rather than ADA. But again, am wondering how often it needs replacing.
     
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    jc12 got a reaction from JB in Howdy - back to the hobby after 15 year hiatus   
    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!
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    jc12 reacted to BarrelTankz in New Member with New Idea!   
    Hi Guys,
    I am new to the hobby and the site. I started to get interested in aquariums recently and being somewhat 'handy', I decided to have a crack at a unique aquarium build.
    I ended up building an aquarium from a full size wine barrel and putting a perspex porthole in the front for viewing.
    I'd love to get some feedback from you guys on your thoughts and potential issues going forward just please keep in mind that I am a builder/cabinet maker/creator and not a seasoned aquarium enthusiast. I just had an idea and wanted to get into the hobby.
    I wouldn't mind making a few of these for people either, if there was some interest.
     
    Thanks in advance.
    (First and last images are of the tank empty)
    Aaron
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    jc12 reacted to pony-tail in to anybody interested in planted CO2 tanks - cheap cylinders (legal)   
    I have found on eBay that there is some kind of price war going on between Keg-King and Kegland resulting in Aussie standard 2.6kg Cylinders being sold ( correctly stamped and certified ) sold for $89 and 6kg for a bit over the hundred  plus shipping  . these are steel bottles but of good quality .
    I bought 2 x 6kg kegland bottles for $153 each shipped with gas .
    now I just have to find a source of quality Regulators .
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    jc12 reacted to Grover65k in Giant Pink Gourami – Billabong Bayou   
    Automatic Fish Feeders... (for the Billabong???)
    Yes !
    I think I've solved the problem of how to feed Giant Pink Gouramis (GPGs) for at least a week, while I gallivant all over Australia for an IT project (alright - so it's only South Australia as a destination, and even then it's the exciting, tourist-catchy town of...  Whyalla !    )
    The answer came to me (as most do) in the disguise of a problem. Sometime ago I reported that one of the islands had tried to turn turtle, but only got half-way and was lying on its side with the Elephant Ear leaves in the water.
    Inspiration strikes!!!
    The GPGs happily munched off most of the leaves over the next month or so - here is how it looks now.

     
    And, you can see that it is still very attractive to a hungry gourami! The plant root systems are embedded in the island structure, so if I get it floating flat again the plants should recover.
     
    Now for the bright idea - 
    I have a second island with plants standing tall and proud. So, before I leave for sunny Adelaide (and the Wilds of Whyalla) tomorrow afternoon, I'm going to tip the island on its side and let the GPGs hoe into the plants while I'm away. Daughter #1 is busy and my niece can be a bit erratic in the feeding dept. at times.

     
    Ta Da ! = Automatic Fish Feeder for Giant Pink Gouramis  (AFFGPG)
    Remember cobbers! 
    You saw it here first!
    Grover
    (OK... now hit those Thanks, Ha Ha, Like, or even Confused icons... we need to up the ratings please :-)

     
    EDIT: Thank you crusty (Numero One supporter of GPGs); everyone just thinks the GPGs are clickbait... ha ha!
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    jc12 reacted to Delapool in Delapool's 150 gallon tank   
    Merry Christmas everyone

    May Santa bring you something for your fish tanks!
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    jc12 got a reaction from Craigo in Where did we all go?   
    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!
     
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    jc12 got a reaction from BristlenoseGirl in Giant Pink Gourami – Billabong Bayou   
    Nice video. Can you do something like this? Ok not quite the same extravagant rig but DIYish a similar one?
     
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    jc12 got a reaction from Pepperbris in Colourful, low tech plants?   
    I have a soft spot for crypts... and all the plants mentioned above. Sent you a PM.
     
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    jc12 got a reaction from Grubs in Pseudomugil luminatus   
    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.
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    jc12 reacted to morris3473 in Pseudomugil luminatus   
    Just saw them at Mappins West End.
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