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    johnbetta reacted to raycam01_au in Soon to be FROG POND   
    I have tried them and they are lovely
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    frog pong progression - YouTube
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    johnbetta reacted to Aaron123 in Wtb aulonacara blue neon peacocks.   
    Looking for some female neon blue peacock females to add to my males to get a colony going. If anyone has some please let me know.
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    johnbetta reacted to JB in Hi   
    Hi Debbie,
    Welcome!   Some very knowledgeable people on here that have years and years of experience.
    What fish do you keep?
    Cheers,
    Jason
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    johnbetta got a reaction from raycam01_au in Soon to be FROG POND   
    they will have a great time in there very wicked
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    johnbetta reacted to raycam01_au in Soon to be FROG POND   
    shanks 
     
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    johnbetta reacted to raycam01_au in Soon to be FROG POND   
    quick little video of progress lots of rain last night so it worked out well
    frog pond and fruit trees - YouTube
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    johnbetta reacted to raycam01_au in Massive tank reseal today   
    Sure is mate
    itching to get it filled and ready for the Morays
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    johnbetta got a reaction from raycam01_au in Massive tank reseal today   
    thats great news good to hear
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    johnbetta reacted to QldMick in aquarium magazines   
    7 issues, $15 the lot.
     

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    johnbetta reacted to QldMick in aquarium books   
    x3 $15 the lot.
     

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    johnbetta reacted to raycam01_au in Soon to be FROG POND   
    for sure, threw around a quick box section this afternoon after work, and its going to piss down soon, 
    will get piccies in a few days
     
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    johnbetta reacted to raycam01_au in Massive tank reseal today   
    hey John
    went perfectly
    its now sitting and waiting for a minimum of 7 days, I am just redoing the plumbing and getting it ready for water, exciting times ahead
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    johnbetta got a reaction from raycam01_au in Massive tank reseal today   
    hi ray how did the re seal go
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    johnbetta got a reaction from raycam01_au in Soon to be FROG POND   
    let me know how this works out for u it sounds cool
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    johnbetta reacted to billfish in Help please re PH, Hardness, Nitrate   
    torf pellets are just pelletised peat moss ,peat is used to help soften and lower ph of water, as well as a spawning matter for some fish. 
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    johnbetta reacted to JB in Help please re PH, Hardness, Nitrate   
    Doing some more research I've found that the quarterly average water testing results for Redland Bay for the past two years give a total hardness of 79mg/L and a conductivity of 270us/cm.   Both these values fall in the moderately hard range.   
    This confirms the theory that it's simply your tap water that is causing the hardness numbers.
    Interested to read other peoples opinions on this.....  If this was my tank I'd do nothing but continue the regular water changes.   Maybe that's my lazy side.    I can guarantee that if I tested my largest discus and tetra tank the pH would be about 7.6 and it certainly wouldn't be soft water.
    Cheers,
    Jason     
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    johnbetta reacted to JB in Help please re PH, Hardness, Nitrate   
    I think the number one question we could all ask is are the fish healthy?   
    This is my own personal opinion but I think people stress way too much over water chemistry.    I've been keeping fish now for I'm guessing 37 years and it's been about 36 years and 11 months since I did a water test on any of my tanks.     I've kept discus for years in straight tap water and not stressed over making is softer.      
    I agree with @MFF.   You need a base line to find out what the hardness of your tap water is.    That will rule out if it's simply what's coming out of the tap or increasing because of something that's inside the tank.   
    Might be a silly question but I've seen people have crushed coral in their hang on filters.   What are you using for your filter media?
    Cheers,
    Jason
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    johnbetta reacted to JB in Help please re PH, Hardness, Nitrate   
    I know you were after expert advice so apologies in advance   
    Nothing jumps out at me as being too wrong.    50% water change will drop your nitrates!
    How do you get your temp to 25 in Brisbane?   All my tanks in the garage sit at about 29-30 and the tanks inside at around 27-28.    I even added an A/C vent in the roof of the garage to try and cool tanks.
    I've no issues with stocking levels in that size tank.   As per @billfish comment..... what's the feeding routine?   How often are you doing water changes and how much?   What type of filtration are you running? 
    Cheers,
    Jason
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    johnbetta reacted to billfish in Help please re PH, Hardness, Nitrate   
    what level is your nitrates
    at ph 7 that is neutral so alkalinity will be low, you dont want high alkalinity unless your playing around with cichlids,my tap water is ph 7.2 i use rainwater to drop it to below 7 on water changes
    high nitrates can be caused by over feeding, over stocking,
     
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    johnbetta reacted to raycam01_au in Gutter Installation or Gutter Repair?   
    does it work in a toilet?
     
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    johnbetta reacted to Heintz.G in Gutter Installation or Gutter Repair?   
    Don't know about your Dunny, but it might work on the patio on the frog pond.
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    johnbetta reacted to billfish in Gutter Installation or Gutter Repair?   
    elon is in north carolina....dont think they would travel here for a gutter replacement
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    johnbetta reacted to raycam01_au in Gutter Installation or Gutter Repair?   
    thats why i want ma dunny looked at, make it worth his while
    Heinz ma frog palace will be sexy as
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    johnbetta reacted to raycam01_au in Soon to be FROG POND   
    Bought this Reln 1000ltr tub ages ago with intentions of it becoming a pond, Green Tree Frogs specifically, we have millions here.
    Well today was the day we begun
    will box it up with microshade sleepers and make alittle deck trip up the top, cant wait
    Frog Pond - YouTube
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    johnbetta reacted to raycam01_au in Massive tank reseal today   
    Awhile ago you may remember I moved this awesome tank over to a new position for our Eels, inadvertently I placed in onto a small ridge on the tiles and in my excitement set it up and had it running for a week before one of the front panels decided to let go hahahaha
    well we have clean floors now anyways
    Today is the day we pull the panel off and reseal and redo some angles on it
     monster tank reseal - YouTube
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