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Slipshodman

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  1. 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
  2. thank you @aquaholic99 for sharing this knowledge, I really appreciate the time you have taken putting this down in print I am still taking it all in and working out how i might apply some of this to my garage set up Thanks again
  3. Cold in the Blue Mountains as well, lucky I am down on the lower mountains as up top got to 3 or something silly like that, for me the low has been 5 I think I run heaters all year round, tanks between 24-27, never really bothered trying to tweak them to perfection lol. I set the heater and it is what it is, I check the temp every week or so to make sure the heaters are working but always keeping a watchful eye for the red or orange glow of the LED indicator I figure it costs bugga all if the heater doesn't need to kick in when its warmer weather, the element I assume is the bigger running cost than a thermostat so no big deal
  4. I think i see the problem @Grover65k A very large BBF v's a small strainer for scoria , not a fair match up at all.... Save your back and think bigger on the cleaning process Start with an old washing machine, Add Stones, well in this case Scoria . And run , can even chuck in a pair of jeans to get that stone washed look like this guy... Wash till machine carks it and start again at step one, find another old washing machine ...and so on Good luck ***Beware if you use someone else's washing machine, I think there may be hell to pay
  5. Hi @aquaholic99 Love to see a diagram (explanation) of this if you ever have the time, mainly around the flood drain auto siphon. (side note: thank you for always sharing your experience) P.S. Love ya work Grover, so glad you are back tinkering around the billabong. love the read Cheers
  6. Thanks mate Unfortunately what ever it was progressed so quickly overnight the growth swelled so large it blocked his whole mouth and he was dead this morning
  7. Hi All, Just after some advice, I have a Texas with a growth on his mouth, literally started as a red spot about a week ago, I though he had been playing lip lock with his mate as they were just about to spawn. In the last 7 days the growth has gained in size substantially and is now on top and bottom lip, I have done 2 x 60% water changes in the last week (first step make sure the water is in good shape) and yesterday treated the whole tank with Tri-Sulfa as if it is bacterial i may have a shot at slowing it down, but this morning seems worse again. I know they can be susceptible to fatty deposits like little pimples but this is way more than that, i assume if i cant stop the growth at this rate within a few more days he wont be able to eat and then just a matter of time till death. I don't think my LFS is even open at the moment to get any other meds so would have to get them online and wait till they arrive which even if i ordered today would be next week at the earliest I haven't tried to remove him and dont want to unless absolutely necessary as it will cause chaos and stress in the tank, all other fish 100% normal (notes: 6 ft tank 570ltr, FX6 canister, two large sponge filters, 2 Texas (pair), 3 severum, large pleco and 7 peacocks (yeah i know its mixed American/African..lol...), water changes minimum every second week (usually weekly) of about 60-70%) Any assistance/advice would be appreciated (pics are from this morning) Cheers
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  9. Giddee Up How good is all of that .... Well said , Sydney dam numbers have cracked 70%, I don't care if they leave water restrictions on for a bit though till be get it even higher Glad you figured out your password @aquaholic99.. need all the experience and action on here as we can get HGIT !
  10. welcome back Pretty quite on here nowadays, a lot more Stalking than Talking .... unfortunately
  11. Hi all, Does anyone have one of these, i have just brought one , but cant tell if it on or not, i cant see a led light but in the manual it states it has one but for the life of me i cant see it,. So either i am blind or the heater may not be working, if anyone has one could you tell me where the led light is please cheers
  12. No pump cover, don't want it to overheat, the open air line blow back under the pump possibly helps with heat also My house is split level built on a very steep block and the area where the pump is i can walk in easily but still fully enclosed from the outside elements
  13. Only downside is balancing the air pressure across the tanks as the lines to the tanks are different lengths but i just run a airline tap on each one at the tank to get the pressure i want the open line at the splitter at the pump i have faced back under the pump at the intake to try and help avoid dust getting it clogged up as it is under the house, upside i cant here the pump running at all
  14. I have one large pump under my house (LP 200 i think) which i run black irrigation tube, (the flex 4mm, same size as normal airline) to 8 different tanks all over my house, and a couple of lines into ponds outside I split it at the pump and have one line fully open to allow any back pressure to get out I use normal airline for the last section that actually goes into the tank though as i don't know if over time the black tube would leech anything into the water
  15. Sad day, sorry to hear about your loss
  16. Hi All, I am fixing up and old tank that did not have any lids. Where do you get the plastic angles/ strips that go over the side glass and hold the glass tops in place I don't want the little plastic clips you can get on ebay but full length strip I can cut to size Cheers
  17. as i mentioned in the other thread... Hi KL19 I run a Nautilus 2700 on a 4x2x2, no issues , keeps the tank clean and stable, its in my hallway and to be honest i don't hear it at all so quite enough. Easy to prime with the large "push button" on the top of the canister and hose diameter is quite large to allow the flow rate. Only thing is that it is quite a large canister filter and doesn't fit in my cabinet and I have to have it beside the tank not underneath, so maybe check out the measurements If you had the coin to spend I would suggest a Fluval FX5 (or 6) as they are my preferred canister filter, rock solid in my opinion. You might jag a second hand Fuval so maybe consider that also Hope this helps Cheers
  18. Hi KL19 I run a Nautilus 2700 on a 4x2x2, no issues , keeps the tank clean and stable, its in my hallway and to be honest i don't hear it at all so quite enough. Easy to prime with the large "push button" on the top of the canister and hose diameter is quite large to allow the flow rate. Only thing is that it is quite a large canister filter and doesn't fit in my cabinet and I have to have it beside the tank not underneath, so maybe check out the measurements If you had the coin to spend I would suggest a Fluval FX5 (or 6) as they are my preferred canister filter, rock solid in my opinion. You might jag a second hand Fuval so maybe consider that also Hope this helps Cheers
  19. Just crazy I think we all know it but when you see it ... Just Crazy
  20. Super clean water will be the key no matter which way you go
  21. I like the idea for a quick check but I have never used them
  22. @BarrelTankz That is gold, great idea and certainly something different As @QldMick asked, How did you seal the timber ? and curious on what filter set up you are using Love to see some more pics of the whole job from the start if you have any
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