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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.

     

    Phil

  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.

     

    Thx,

     

    Phil

  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.
  15. 3 for $25 , they normally retail for $15 a piece. Will throw in a large Silver Hatchet fish.
  16. Sorry, its a Native fish thing. If you don't go collecting in the wild it probably isn't that obvious. I am a member of ANGFA, one thing that is drummed into us on all collection trips is the importance of avoiding bucket burn. Bucket burn is when you take fish from the wild and throw them into a bucket, they get stressed and they swim around and around the bucket glancing off the sides and scrapping away their slime coating. Years of collecting experience amongst the members of ANGFA has found that you have a greater survival rate if you do the following instead. 1 line your bucket with a black plastic bin liner, then fill with water from the creek you are collecting. Add a tablespoon of salt for hygiene reasons. Aerate the water with a battery powered aerator and place bucket in the shade away from the sun. 2. When you catch fish, put them in the lined bucket. When you are leaving either tie up the bag like you would a plastic fish bag or transfer into clear plastic bags and use the black plastic bag to transport the fish home. Darkness is good, its stops them getting stressed. The same logic should apply to transporting fish that you buy from another hobbyist. Don't use a bucket, put your clear plastic bags inside a dark bag like a woolies grey plastic bag. If you notice when you buy fish from an Aquarium, if its any good, they will put your purchase in a dark plastic carry bag to take home.
  17. Yeah Jason, why am I not surprised. The Gummies alway, always turn up with Buckets. They get a stern lecture from me about bucket burn and the fact that a white bucket will freak fish out. Thick as pig sh!t the lot of them.
  18. Hey mate. I knew there was reason why I rarely use Gumtree.
  19. What the Fcuk is wrong with Gumtree buyers ? So I am selling a few of my fish on Gumtree. Nothing special, just thinning down the exotics to make room for Rhads. I have three Yellow Tailed Congo tetra to sell. A bloke writes to me wanting to buy them and has asked for photos of the fish in Question. FFS !!!! Its not like I am selling a Flowerhorn or a Arrowana. Its a Yellow Tailed Congo tetra FFS, you've seen one you've seen them all, especially when you tell the seller that you already have a school of them. Christ on a bike !!!!!!
  20. I have a large apothecary jar with a small school of P Gertrudae in it, lit by an small LED. Java fern needle leaf for plants, no aeration. Will try to photograph soon.
  21. Dude, if I lived in the tropics like you do, I would give up on Exotics and start keeping Natives or go marine and collect my own. I was up your way in July and caught some nice Rainbows in Stoney Creek (M. Splenidia), I saw some awesome Mangrove Jacks in a creek off the beach at Farnbrough. You guys in the tropics have some amazing stuff right on your doorstep.
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