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  1. Brisbane area. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Native Combo

    Thanks Mick. That Gudgeon looks awesome! Are Jade Perch less aggressive than Coal Grunters? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Native Combo

    Why is it so hard to find large Archer fish? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Native Combo

    My tank is 4x2x2. I thought the Silver Perch and Barcoo Grunter were aggressive? What size would you recommend considering the size of the Tandanus? I’m going to try to get some large Archers and a Bullrout if possible. Would be great to put something else with them as well. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Native Combo

    Hey Mick, how big is your tank? Did you start with all of them from juveniles? What’s the size proportion between them? I tried introducing a 24cm Murray Cod on the weekend and 24 hours later it was attacking the Tandanus and I had to split them up. Not sure if it was just never going to work, tank is too small, need more fish, or maybe a better setup or cave for the Cod to hide in and mind his own business. I’m thinking the only way to keep the Tandanus and have a community tank is to only keep it with non aggressive fish. Trying to get some large Archers and a Bullrout to go in with it. Not sure if the Cod may work then. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Murray Cod 23-24cm for sale $40. Eats pellets. Would be interested in swapping for a large Bullrout or Archer Fish. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Native Combo

    Can anyone suggest what natives would work well with a 27cm Tandanus? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. I currently have a Eheim 600 filled with 2/3 of Seachem Matrix on my 4x2x2. I only have one 21cm Coal Grunter in the tank. Due to work commitments it has been 3 weeks since the last water change. I always do a 50% water change. My nitrates are now through the roof at at least 80ppm. I normally do a water change every week. Regardless, I still seem to always be at the higher end of the nitrate levels. I have considered upgrading to a Eheim 1500 or Fluval FX6. Would upgrading to a larger canister filter help keep the nitrates down provided I use around 2/3 Seachem Matrix in it? From what I have read about the Seachem Matrix, it's meant to allow anaerobic bacteria to grow inside the media to remove the nitrates. However, a large cannister has a high flow rate which means it wouldn't be very efficient at this process which means the upgrade to a larger filter may not make much difference and be a waste of money. What's everyone's thoughts?
  9. Filter Leaking

    So I've sealed up the o-ring area with lots of o-ring grease and it's been going for over a couple of weeks with no leaks. The product used is a non-petroleum based o-ring grease called Doustgrease Anti-Wear Grease bought from Bunnings. I use this on all aquarium pump and tap seals to extend their life. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. First Timer Marine

    So I've finally decided to do my first marine setup with coral and want to use my spare 2'x15"x15" tank. I know this tank is not an ideal size for a marine setup and will be harder to maintain levels, but I'm on a tight budget so this is going to have to do. I'm planning on starting with soft Coral's first and if successful I'll get hard Coral's later. Apparently soft Coral's are easier to keep. I have an Aquaclear 200 and Aquaone Nautilus 800 at my disposal. I also have a Petworx multi spectrum led light. Is any of this able to be used for the setup? What is the best filtration and light to be used? I'm assuming a chiller will be required since my house doesn't have ac? Any help would be grateful. Also is there any really good websites to read up on marine tank setups? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Anyone have large 15cm Banded Grunters that they want to offload or sell? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Coal Grunter VS Bullrout

    Can anyone please help answer this? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. I have an aggressive Coal Grunter which so far has beaten up anything else that I've tried to put in with him. I am currently looking at trying a larger fish with him, a 28cm Bullrout. The Coal Grunter is 22cm. If it doesn't work out and my Coal Grunter is attacked by the toxic spines of the Bullrout, could it kill the Coal Grunter? I have no idea how lethal the sting is from a Bullrout. Also, are Bullrouts aggressive like a grunter?
  14. Glass Cleaning

    Thanks Stevil. Do you find the steel scraper cleans without scratching? I can't stand a scratched glass. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Glass Cleaning

    Thanks Sonofhud. But I don't think spikes will stop my Coal Grunter. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk