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  1. What are the best aquarium equipment shops now? I mainly order online from AOA and The Tech Den, I also liked visiting AOA, too far away from The Tech Den, but use them online. Dont really know of any other competitive online shops for equipment.
  2. Hi all I have had a bocourti for a few years now, he is about 30+cm in my 3000L tank. Got home from work today and he seems to do some weird twitch every couple of seconds. Never seen him do it before. All other fish seem ok. Tinfoil barbs, Bala sharks, Oscar, 2 X Persei, Red hook and normal silver dollars. Tank does automatic water changes, parameters are always about PH 7-7.4, Ammonia, Nitrate and Nitrites all 0. Will keep and eye on him. Anyone know why or what could cause a fish to twitch? Google search suggests water quality issues.
  3. Yep agree with this. When I go to Asia I get a bit annoyed at the variety and price of the fish they have available. Also when I watch vids on youtube and see datnoids for $50 a pop in petsotres in US or overseas... here we need to buy online for up to $1k.... have not even looked at fish in years as I dont have that spare money anymore. My 3000L tank getting empty. On topic, it is sad that AOA has closed. Bought heaps of equipment from them, liked their store.
  4. Simple solution, cardboard rolls from paper towels. Stuff some paper towels in the other end as a lid, works really good. Well so far for a couple of days.
  5. Yeah that is probably a cheaper way than clamps.
  6. Temporary solution is a pair of locking pliers, so may have to just get a few small clamps to do the trick.
  7. Hi all, I have an fx 5, well two about the same age and I noticed there are a few of the lock nuts with cracks in them. Well one of them broke when cleaning the filter today. The orange bits on the right side is what I am referring to. Does anyone know where you can get a suitable part that would work? On Ebay it is about >$20 plus postage for a single complete lock nut. I know as soon as I replace one another will go soon. So not too keen on spending $30+ for each one. had a look at bunnings and no luck. I know it is a long shot. Thanks
  8. Yeah thinking about funnel type of thing? Have a few ideas....
  9. Hi All, its a long shot, I have an Eheim Twin Feeder for my big tank. I am assuming that it probably contains about 2 weeks food max with small feeds. I am looking for ways to increase the capacity and this product on youtube does the trick. Does anyone know if anything like this is available locally? Or know of any DIY solutions. I may just have to get a Chinese take away container and blue tack it to the top and drill holes in it....
  10. My tank is too big and at a weird shape that I have to use the magnet cleaners, I just recently bought the 'Flipper Max'. Love it. Had a generic algae magnet and was terrible. The Flipper Max has a blade side and a scrubber side. Expensive but I needed a strong and good solution, only clean the glass once every month or two as it gets very little algae on it but it the FM makes it very quick on a big tank. For smaller tanks I usually use the scrubber on a stick.
  11. Just heard back form Livefish if anyone is interested, they are taking EOI's for the next 3-4 weeks, enquired about prices and was advised nothing is confirmed yet, but estimating the price will be around $2500-$3500 Well I guess I am out... Mental price for a native fish.
  12. Cool info, do you have any idea on the price?
  13. What is the going rate for datnoids? Usually around the $50 dollar mark from other people I hear. Can you bring me back a heap of them please? $40 for a redtail catfish...lol $13 for a redtail/tiger :-0
  14. I would be so happy when we can import datnoids....they are not risk at all of breeding and being an invasive species. Love them, but can no longer justify dropping bucket loads of money on a fish anymore. So many good species out there that would be no risk at all with importing that are banned.
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