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grubby last won the day on January 10 2020

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    Forest Lake
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    42, married , 1 daughter
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    Rainbow Fish and fast cars
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    Business owner

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  1. Yeah got the shock of my life, dropped by last Saturday to a locked gate. Very sad and a blow to the industry. Gonna miss the lads. I think its a Brisbane thing, I was in Sydney last October and couldn't get over the size and quality of the shops. QLD is in recession as far as I am concerned, as a business owner, its tough out there. Its little wonder with the idiots we have in charge at the moment.
  2. Hey Donny, if you see this post, DM me with your mobile number. Phil
  3. Donny, Grubby here, drove down to get some supplies and you guys were gone. Txt me when you get a chance . 0415185932.



  4. You don't do Southside ?
  5. You don't need a licence in QLD to collect natives(provided you are not fishing in an impoundment body of water i.e a resouivor . If you use traps (box traps) you need to treat em like crab pots, they need a float and a waterproof plastic card on it with your name address and phone number. You cannot use opera house traps, seine nets, or Chinese minnow lift out traps. You can also use dip nets on a handle. There are bag limits for natives as stated 20 of one species. You cannot fish in national parks, but you can fish in state forests, council nature reserves and any old creek. The only natives you cannot collect are the protected ones, so in South East Queensland that means Lung Fish, Pygmy Pearch and Honey Blue Eyes. Dubies are fair game as are Rhads and Pacific Blue eyes. So inksummary as long as you are not in a national Park, chasing Honey Blueeyes or using a prohibited net, you are doing nothing wrong. Especially somewhere as buggered as Bulimba creek. Suggest you join ANGFA and go on a field trip with the crew, they will teach you how to catch natives legally and more importantly how to get you catch home in one piece (its a lot harder than just catching them, putting them in a bucket and taking them home). As far as Old Mate with the official polo shirt is concerned, he was speaking out his ring.
  6. Thanks Steve. for the advice. I have a lot of re-learning to do. Yes I will be using a lot of live rock and setting up a refugium too.
  7. Hi guys, just getting my marine tank set up. I was wondering. I have a ton of K1 media which I have never used. My question is, can I use it in my marine tank ? if I add a strainer to my intake, could I use it my weir ? Thanks in advance, Phil
  8. Hey gang haven't been on here for the longest while. Have finally decided to set up a Marine tank almost 30 years since I last had one. Happened by accident really, I was shoping around for a nano system, when I scored a brand new AQUAONE 150 litre reef tank at an auction recently (insurance stock) complete except for the lights for $150 !!!!!!! . I have a hell of a lot to relearn as the technology has really moved on from the days of my self drilled 4x18x15 reef tank, home made sump, T8 lights, no chiller set up, which I was able to keep with a range of coral, clams, inverts and fish for about 2 ½ years on a uni student budget. My plan is as follows. 1. purchase aragonite sand, test kit, and sump media . Collect seawater. Set up tank/Fill tank/Cycle tank . I have basic lighting for fish only marine tank and will use until I am ready to reef the tank. 2. Purchase live rock and mature tank for a few months. 3. Slowly introduce fish to tank. 4. At this stage I am hoping that I have relearned enough about marine tank husbandry. 5. Maintain tank until established. Purchase suitable lights and a chiller and start adding Corals etc. Time frame from step 1 to set 5 ....8-12 months. The nice thing as I have saved an absolute heap on getting such a sweet deal on my tank, I am already ahead and can afford to buy good quality equipment, that I don't already have. The tank came with an AQUAONE protein skimmer, doser, two pumps, cabinet, lids. So I am off to a good start, I think, those bits will do me for the moment. Hopefully the skills will come back to me on this new project. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Grubby.
  9. Yeah, what do you need to know ?
  10. Pete, hey Phil here. Long story short I just lost all my Running River rainbows that I bought at last ANGFA meeting. Devastated all dead + fry and a big f#$k off dead cane toad in the pond. Wondering if you know anyone who has some.





  11. Anyone got any Running River Rainbows for sale ?
  12. I live at Forest lake and someone wanted me to drop $20 worth of tetra's to Ormiston. WTF indeed.
  13. Hey Donny, sent you a message, take a look.
  14. Why get into that position in the first place. Prevention is better than a cure.
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