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noyakfat

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  1. Bloody Nora! That thing is enormous
  2. Not so sure about this. Juvenile Tandanus tandanus in the wild are quite well known to prey on smaller fishes. A 10 cm catfish could easily eat a 3 cm perch. But hey, I agree the hungry little cod will certainly be the biggest risk to anything else in their company. Best of luck.
  3. I was always a big fan of using metho for cleaning glass. Very very good Best of luck with the project. Painted backgrounds look the bomb. Cheers, oh and PS- hi to all the old time QLDAF-ers. It's been a long while since I lurked on the forum.
  4. Yep thanks Donny, it was a lovely setup... *sniffles*... miss it now
  5. x 2. A few months ago Dennison quoted me a very good price for a 6x3x2. He seems like a very easy going fellow and will work with you on specific tank requirements. Call or email him and I'm sure he will get back to you with some great information.
  6. Most Aussie natives do quite well in relatively shallow (height) tanks provided there is ample width i.e. swimming footprint. I would recommend the largest tank you can get, with more emphasis on front to back distance rather than top to bottom. This feature will also potentially save you money in terms of glass thickness. Cheers, Nige
  7. Crams description is the way to go (I've had about three of those 2217's over the years and currently two of the big 2260 canisters, and this procedure works for all of them). Best of luck Cheers, Nige
  8. Hi all, Haven't been on the forum for a few months... When I was running my 8x2x2 I used two Eheim 2260 canisters. I had one filter (with both intake and outlet for that single filter) at each end of the tank. I had flow directed toward the surface and got great agitation of the water surface, excellent water movement throughout the tank and was very happy with the setup. Good luck Cheers, Nige
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  18. It largely depends on exactly what plants you intend to keep, and your individual tank parameters. My 8x2x2 I used to run had only Anubias plants so didn't need much light at all. I only used a few energy saver bulbs in a "cool white" and they were set on a timer to come on at 12:30 pm and then switch off at 9:30 pm. My tank was very lightly stocked and well filtered, with food given sparingly. I didn't ever have to clean algae off the front glass with this setup, and the plants were fine. Cheers, Nige
  19. The Crocosaurus place right in the middle of town on Mitchell Street is well worth a look (and does have a few big displays of native fish, including some mega barra)... but I'm sorry I don't know of any "LFS". I will be back in Darwin in a couple of weeks and will put more effort into finding something. If I do, I'll let you know
  20. I've heard a lot of negative "press" about keeping tiger barbs and their variants. The secret with aggressive barbs is to keep them in a larger group. I prefer at least 10. They have quite a complex social hierarchy and if kept in sufficient group size (more natural anyway) they will tend to spend more time biffing each other in their own private squabbles, rather than harassing other fish. However, as Kev says, any long tailed critter is more at risk of copping it from the barbs. Cheers, Nige PS - I had a shoal of 30 in my 8 ft tank with other fish. They are a magnificently entertaining little fish in such a large group and there was always heaps of action. They had the occasional punch up as they jostled for position in the group, but they left all the other fish alone.
  21. Looking good, and interesting idea with the two part stand. Keep us updated
  22. Just curious... Do you know the approximate dimensions of the tank in Adelaide that houses the big cod?
  23. Love it! Looks great and I can't wait to see it full and fishy
  24. Engineers or no Engineers, this tank looks awesome! Can't wait to see the finished product set up and full of lurvely fishies Good luck with the rest of your project.
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