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  1. hey @Grover65k love hearing about your exploits as always good to see "G" settling into her new home Is that a real pic with the pelican and pleco .... ?
  2. @QldMick You started the thread, of all people surely your allowed to go of topic ...lol.. Agree with the colour /fin comment, for some reason I don't see that as offensive as line breeding deformities like short bodies or balloon variants
  3. @gingerbeer I think the same , haven't found a short body / balloon variant of a fish attractive yet But as always, each to their own, I am sure I have owned fish that others wouldn't choose
  4. it is that time of year @Grover65k everything is starting to wake up from the wintery slumber
  5. Hey @vsimo I haven't used the Blue Planet ones, but i have have had LED track lights before, I found the tracks them selves rust out where there is no pod and that cut out the power for any pod after that. I admit that was because it was on a tank that allowed moisture to get to the light. I ended up cutting it down (4ft down to 1ft) to the section that still worked and is now above a tank that doesn't allow moisture to get to it and it has been fine Cheers
  6. Hi @Tegan11 Thanks for coming back to us, great to know you clean the filter etc in fish tank water Can you give us more detail on the filter, is it internal or a canister filter out side of the tank - Liters per hour or model number ? as @hamishh34 mentions the bio-load on you filter could be an issue as Oscars and gold spots are messy fish, your current filter may not be enough to sustain the fish you have Sorry i missed the Bore water comment in your first post, not much experience with Bore Water but as a couple of other mention the tap water may be a safer options for water changes. Just make sure you are treating the water to remove chlorine before adding to the tank Also consider that Oscars get quite large and so do gold spots, a 4 ft (200ltr) wont be big enough for them for very long Anyway, back to the filter, if you can give us some more detail Cheers
  7. Hi @Tegan11 First thing is, How big is the tank? how many fish are in the tank ? What is the filtration used on the tank ? What is your water change schedule ? when you do a water change how do you treat your new water before adding to the tank ? How do you clean the filtration and how often Hole in the head is usually caused by poor water conditions so something is very wrong in your balance of your set up right now (actually most diseases are) Best thing to do while answering these questions in probably a 30% water change every day (make sure you treat the new water before adding, I use Seacham Prime, but you need to remove the chlorine before you add the new water ) , don't mess with PH or additives, stable PH is more important than trying to get the perfect PH so whatever your town water is just leave the PH as is Answer the questions above and hopefully we can help further Fish keeping can be tricky at times but we are here to help Cheers
  8. We all have differing experiences Personally I would go a higher flow rate on a canister , you want to churn over 5 + times the water volume per hour so i would suggest 2500 lph as a minimum A fluval FX5 or FX6 would do the job well, expensive but in my opinion are worth the money, an Aqua One Nautilis 2700 lph is also good and cheaper than the Fluvals You could pre filterer the canister if you want to avoid the hassle of cleaning it as often and let the HOB catch the gunk in the water as HOB's are a lot easier to clean, if you go that way I would mod the HOB intake to make it a close to the bottom as you can and plan your water flow to get all the gunk to that area of the tank
  9. @Grover65k Looks like an old Ford Performance Racing eagle but for the life of me Google will not help me find it to confirm , dam google here is a couple of newer ones so i think you're on the money for 70's/80's ford falcon
  10. hi @mortie Simply Dacron is cheap and easy to replace so you can catch almost all of the junk before it gets into all the other area of the sump. Leaving easy sump cleaning to replacing Dacron every few weeks instead of having to clean all the sponge/jap mat etc more often I hope i explained that well enough Cheers
  11. Thanks for everyone's ideas, 200 tanks at 12 years old, you are a legend of the hobby
  12. Hi All, I am local to the Penrith/Blue Mountains area NSW. Just wondering where you get egg crate for tank dividers, or any DYI tips to make you own with other bits and pieces or other alternatives as dividers. (none of my LFS have egg crate) The tanks are up and running so I cant silicon in perspex, glass and want to be able to take them in/out reasonably easily (and need to do a custom fit on a half round tank as well) Thanks in advance Cheers
  13. Hey, Thinking of a 1 fish tank but was wondering opinions on what is the smartest aquarium fish, i have read some stuff suggesting Oscars may be the smartest but wanted to hear other peoples opinions
  14. Mick , that was a quick vid...lol.. Sorry i cant help with your question but the leichardti is an awesome fish and sometime down the track I will dedicate a tank to one
  15. interested how this works out, I have used Devils Ivy a few times, never really noticed how much it helped But a sweet potato, never heard of that before, Good luck
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