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  1. Discus with lump

    It may be hard to get but if you can add pictures it may help identification
  2. @wadedidit My opinion is you're right with the Sev's and Discus , too big or Angles to aggressive I like your idea of the Apistogramma, i think them and Angles would be a great combination
  3. Water temperature high

    @Dragonova26 That's a tough one being only an 11 ltr tank. As @Craigo suggests without a chiller setup ice blocks of some sort will help but could cause a real cold spot in the tank You could try a fan blowing across the top of the water surface to help cool the water, i would also run an air stone if you don't already to break the water surface, the more agitation at the water surface should help disperse the heat as well as help gas exchange
  4. Giant Pink Gourami – Billabong Bayou

    @Grover, love your work as always, had a bit of a disappearance myself but glad to be back following the GPG adventures
  5. I know i haven't been active on here much recently but i do need some advice I need to cut back to one tank for a couple of months (currently 4) I intend on putting all fish into my 6x2x2... currently holding 1 sev, 9 texas, 1 pleco, a convict and 3 BN's, total fish after 5 severums (2 female, 3 male) 3 - 5 inch in size 12 Texas (no pairs) 2-7 inch 2 plecos , 1 8 inch , the other about 12-14 1 convict female 3 x BN's and about 12 mixed peacocks i know its a lot but will run my FX6 and Nautalis 2700 on th tank and i only have to sustain it over the next couple of months and then will reset up the other 3 tanks My question is should i have a lot of decor to give plenty of hiding spots or the reverse, little decor so no territories to defend I can add plenty of wood rock etc but i though with that many fish leaving no territories may be better I appreciate your thoughts And I dont want to get rid of any fish , they all will have there own tanks again soon enough
  6. Common Pleco Bloat

    Hi @Gilbaisland Not really experienced yet seeing no one has offered any help , i have had issue in the past with diets to high in protein causing some bloating (more constipation) in a pleco I would suggest vegetables (zuchini would be my preference) to see if it helps getting the process moving along Cheers
  7. Giant Pink Gourami – Billabong Bayou

    The billabong flag will need to be set at half mast RIP Goldie
  8. Sad, but seems to be a sign of the hobby in some areas Maybe its where Facebook, Gumtree and the like effect the hobby by making transactions over the net , not so much face to face
  9. Loungerooms are for tanks right?

    Lounge rooms are for tanks, and hallways ...and bedrooms... and garages ..... Nice set ups Ray
  10. Bulging eye

    oh and pop eye is generally a symptom of another issue not a cause
  11. Bulging eye

    I think your ammonia/nitrate is your problem mate Something has mini cycled your tank Solid water changes (maybe 50% per day over the next few days will sort it out)
  12. Bulging eye

    Do you have test kits, Check your water parameters , your nitrates might be up When was your last water change...? I would go with a couple of large water changes in a row over the next couple of days and i would expect it will shrink back down on its own Let us know your results of your tests = Ammonia, Nitrite, Nitrate That will help us identify if something else is the issue Cheers
  13. Thanks for the feedback @joller , i may do it just for the sake of it if I can find the time I was thinking something like this, quite cheap and i am reasonably savvy with electrical Its the software i am thinking may be harder to find, i know this particular board comes with its own but i think i would want to get more out of it 8-Channel-MICRO-USB-RELAY-MODULE-Upper-Computer
  14. Hi all This may just be the stupidest idea but thought i would ask I have a second hand slim style PC at home, i can do any hardware and software changes needed I was considering if a pc could be set up like a Neptune Apex controller of sorts ? Has anyone tried ? Should be able to rig lighting and heating at a minimum at very minimal costs and should be able to run over multiple tanks I assume software may be a bigger issue but surely larger aquariums (like small public aquariums) would use something that was customized for them Just putting it out there Thoughts ? Is it possible ? Would it even be worth it to try ?
  15. Holy crap it's grum

    I don't know you guys but look forward to more activity on the site It needs it