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    grubby got a reaction from crusty76 in Age of Aquariums   
    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. 
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    grubby reacted to Novice in Collecting Legality   
    When i replied, I wanted to articulate the same thoughts but couldn't quite think of putting it so eloquently.  Hahaha
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    grubby got a reaction from billfish in Collecting Legality   
    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.
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    grubby got a reaction from pony-tail in Collecting Legality   
    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.
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    grubby got a reaction from johnbetta in Forest Lake full of FlowerHorn/Synspillum pairs at the moment   
    Forest Lake this morning on the Woolworths side of the lake on the shallow shelf that runs around the lake near the ANZAC memorial I counted at least 10 pairs of Flower Horns/synspillum. One pair has fry. All examples would look great in a tank, if that is your kind of thing.:eyebrows::eyebrows::eyebrows:

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    grubby got a reaction from Kingo in Native Nano Tank Keepers   
    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.
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    grubby got a reaction from Dandaman80 in Are Gumtree people subnormal ? or what   
    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.
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    grubby got a reaction from Kingo in Are Gumtree people subnormal ? or what   
    3 for $25 , they normally retail for $15 a piece. Will throw in a  large Silver Hatchet fish.
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    grubby got a reaction from johnbetta in Are Gumtree people subnormal ? or what   
    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.
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    grubby got a reaction from johnbetta in Are Gumtree people subnormal ? or what   
    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 !!!!!!
     
     
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    grubby got a reaction from Delapool in Are Gumtree people subnormal ? or what   
    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.
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    grubby reacted to jc12 in Are Gumtree people subnormal ? or what   
    No. Have no experience keeping or collecting them. May be an option some years down the road if/when I have a pond. 
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    grubby got a reaction from crusty76 in Are Gumtree people subnormal ? or what   
    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 !!!!!!
     
     
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    grubby got a reaction from inkevnito in Are Gumtree people subnormal ? or what   
    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.
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    grubby reacted to jc12 in Are Gumtree people subnormal ? or what   
    Great information @grubby! Thank you for sharing.
    It is such a simple but logical thing to do when transporting fish, especially wild caught (collecting natives). Glad I asked, and learn something new.
    I am slightly less of a gummy now. Haha.
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    grubby got a reaction from JB in Are Gumtree people subnormal ? or what   
    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.
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    grubby got a reaction from jc12 in Are Gumtree people subnormal ? or what   
    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.
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    grubby got a reaction from JB in Are Gumtree people subnormal ? or what   
    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 !!!!!!
     
     
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    grubby got a reaction from johnbetta in Wild guppies   
    Around Fernvale is pretty good for Rainbows. Just get away from Suburbia, if the vegetation on the creek banks looks native and healthy, there is a good chance that the creek itself is pretty healthy and therefore should have heaps of rainbows. You could try Kholo, Moggill Creek, colleges crossing.
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    grubby got a reaction from Grubs in Native Nano Tank Keepers   
    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.
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    grubby got a reaction from BristlenoseGirl in Gonna do some collecting...   
    Bribie Island, brackish creek behind Woolies good for Signifer and Glass Fish. No Rhads found, was there yesterday.
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    grubby got a reaction from ageofaquariums in Can anyone tell me what this native water plant is please   
    Thanks Guys. I agree it looks like an Otella species. And its thriving in pots in my tank. No CO2. Just plenty of light and ferts.
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    grubby got a reaction from johnbetta in Is anyone else having relationship problems because of the fish?? Lol   
    That's normal. Women don't seem to have hobbies, unless nagging their partner counts. Right fellas ???
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    grubby got a reaction from ageofaquariums in Pet Barn Fish buying?   
    As far as I am concerned PB is only good for buying large sacks of Dog food from. That's all I buy there. Everytime I go in one I look at the fish and the dry goods and always find them wanting. The closest PB to me is at Browns plains, why buy dry goods there when I can get better quality items at better value from the boys across the street at AOA.
    As far as fish are concerned, the PB never fails to disappoint, over priced, unhealthy and ordinary. I would much rather support my Local LFS when it comes to buying fish. Infact if it wasn't for the fact that I have to buy a sack of kibble every 4 months I would boycott PB and infact that will start very soon as my dog is 1 month away from being a year old and we are weaning him off of Science diet puppy food and putting him onto home made raw food (BARF diet), so I won't have a need to shop with these guys anymore.
    I think Louis CK has the right idea.


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    grubby got a reaction from HereFishieFishie in Pet Barn Fish buying?   
    As far as I am concerned PB is only good for buying large sacks of Dog food from. That's all I buy there. Everytime I go in one I look at the fish and the dry goods and always find them wanting. The closest PB to me is at Browns plains, why buy dry goods there when I can get better quality items at better value from the boys across the street at AOA.
    As far as fish are concerned, the PB never fails to disappoint, over priced, unhealthy and ordinary. I would much rather support my Local LFS when it comes to buying fish. Infact if it wasn't for the fact that I have to buy a sack of kibble every 4 months I would boycott PB and infact that will start very soon as my dog is 1 month away from being a year old and we are weaning him off of Science diet puppy food and putting him onto home made raw food (BARF diet), so I won't have a need to shop with these guys anymore.
    I think Louis CK has the right idea.


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