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  1. gingerbeer

    Electric Yellow Legal Import?

    Would they confiscate the blues as they are not Electric Yellows?
  2. I heard a rumour they have been added. Does anyone know the truth? Has it jumped to April 1st and I missed a couple of months? What will this mean to the hobby? Will more fish be added?
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    skimmer for a natural pool

    Just go a skimmer sock. Most fish I reckon will avoid the flow. A sock will catch the stupid ones.
  4. gingerbeer

    Aquael Glossy Tanks

    The trend is for tanks with no lids. I am anti the trend of scapes projecting beyond the tank. I like lids to prevent fish jumping out and control evaporation. Once you say I want a lid the options for a plug and play type tank are limited. I am not going to DIY a fancy system to suspecnd a lighting system. The criteria for selection is a series of displays in a common area. Plan is for discus and other species - community and plants to work with discus. I have a 3 m wall I can fill, and only that wall. I want to be able to plug and play = no DIY. Decore is modern and my wife has the criteria of the colour is white or white. I am leaning towards a series of tanks to give me options to play with. It feels like the option is aquael or aquaone. Not much inbetween
  5. I am not sure any of the measures matter. The nice thing about a forum is there is a searchable history. Maybe make up your own mind.
  6. Has anyone got one and any experience. I am looking at setting up some tanks again now my home is repaired from our house fire. Appearance wise they seem a fantastic unit. Anyone want to point to something similar? Thanks, Steve
  7. Mrs Gingerbeer has agreed this is our inspiration for out net tank’s
  8. Angels - 4 to 6t. Tetras go crazy. REmember more of one species looks better than a mad mix. When I set a tank I think who is competing for the territory. Angels and apistos have different spaces they want to claim. Fish that want to claim the same space will clash. Make sure your apistos have a space (breeding caves) and the angels similar.
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  11. Exactly. 12 girls , say 3 boys.
  12. Apistogramma are a small fish, but do well in a large tank. You can get the full behaviour. One of my favourite setups was a four foot tank with A cacatoides in it. 2 M 4 F. 1 male was dominant and had three girls going and would go and visit each in turn. The other M had one girl. The behaviour was fascinating. General rule 1 square foot per female. Steve
  13. gingerbeer

    QCG Auction 13/10/18

    Daughter burnt down kitchen. Bad Daughter! Had to shut down everything. Apparently if you redo the kitchen there are a pile of other things that need to be renewed prior to my tanks.
  14. gingerbeer

    QCG Auction 13/10/18

    The good old days for apistogramma were when Fishchicks was bringing in some amazing species. There is a bit of a renaissance happening, and some stores are getting some good stuff down south, I currently have zero tanks and am negotiating with SWMBO as to what are new tanks will be, When we reset there will be some good apisto’s in my tanks from some southern suppliers. Steve
  15. gingerbeer

    Where did we all go?

    Hey Craigo, I think the general cost of living and electricity prices have slowed a lot. Add to this the ability to sell lesser quality with less accountability thanks to growing numbers of platforms and the traditional platforms like clubs and forums are suffering. Add on this the changes to import laws and we have been smashed for a number of years, but there are signs of change. I suspect there will be a swing back once quality is recognised and some of the old institutions change. There seems to be a new breath of life in the QCG at the moment and once things settle for me personally I want to go to a meeting and check it out.