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  1. 6ft tank cycle

    You should let it cycle for as long as it takes to cycle. I like to speed things up by adding an already established filter or filter media to the tank, if you add enough the tank becomes pretty much instantly cycled. If you dont have an already running filter/media than you should add an ammonia source like a couple pieces of shrimp and keep testing your water until you can read nitrate and no ammonia/nitrite. Also what do you plan on keeping? as that filtration seems a little light for a tank that size.
  2. TDS Meter

    I believe "old tank syndrome" is only a issue when never doing water changes, though im not 100% on that. I recommend checking your local council website as they have information about your tap water, ph, tds, hardness etc. As for a Tds meter they are only really useful when breeding softwater fish, i have a cheapo one from ebay and is it 100% accurate? doubtful but my plecos breed so idc too me it sounds like you would be better off getting a nitrate test not a tds meter.
  3. Apistos with geos

    Plenty of times, they do a good job.
  4. Bamboo caves advice

    Will boil them... just hoping the logs arnt treated with chemicals, will put them in with shrimp first to see what happens.
  5. Does anyone know if the bamboo poles from bunnings are safe to use? i made some breeding caves and have been soaking them in a bucket and the water goes cloudy and they are very slimy.. so im getting sceptical about using them.. should i be boiling them? any advice is welcome.
  6. L397 question

    I have 4 L397 which i believe are 3 males 1 female my question is should i remove 1 or 2 of the males or just leave them be? the tank is 3 foot, 50 gallons.
  7. Anyone know what kinda crab this is? was found in a creek in Rockhampton.
  8. Diana Walsted...dirt???

    Check out "dustin's fish tanks" channel on youtube.
  9. Would an adult flagtail Prochilodus eat/bully adult tiger barbs and rainbow shark? i have never kept one before and would like to add a large centerpiece fish that will not kill everything else. also is it safe too use dead palm fronds in aquariums? They come from golden cane palm trees. Thanks.
  10. Silly question

    Bass don't need a heater but the others most likely will.
  11. Silly question

    Depends on the fish species and your location.
  12. Lungfish Breeders

    On sale at livefish now at $2000
  13. Bony bream

    Anyone managed to keep these? i have tried a few times and they have always died after a day or 2..
  14. Sand

    You could try a local pool shop and get some filter sand, its relativity cheap and looks good. An even cheaper option is the sand you can get from bunnings and other garden/outdoor shops though i find the filter sand to be the best.
  15. Pond canister on aquarium

    What size pump would you use for 1 of these pond filters?? im thinking of getting 1 but not sure what flow rate would be best?