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    aquaholic99 got a reaction from ageofaquariums in Amazing green moss   
    I've collected red algae rocks in freshwater creeks as well. It's more of a flat lichen type algae but adds nice colour. Rounded river rocks look more natural and in place than angular rock.
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    aquaholic99 got a reaction from raycam01_au in Can Admin Comment on the Proposed Change   
    Dont think we need that type of language on a general fish forum 
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    aquaholic99 got a reaction from Kingo in Aquariums r Us Tanks   
    If the aquarium industry had a fish tank safety standard, there wouldn't be any laminated tanks allowed. 
    Water is the fastest way to delaminate PVB interlacing  
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    aquaholic99 got a reaction from Kaihime in thanks donney and dean aoa   
    Yes. Such a consistent & high level of service, it's easy to forget. 
    +1 for help & advice from me.
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    aquaholic99 got a reaction from crusty76 in Giant Pink Gourami – Billabong Bayou   
    I would run one strand 3mm fence wire under tension down the middle at height and one down each side of the pool at ground about a meter outwards from edge. With DIY eyelets added to edges of the cover, you can slide your pool cover off and on easily. The center wire acting as a tent pole. Add a little water on top (as weight) to trap heat as it will pool around the inside pool edge only. All easily removed when winter is over or could replace with shademesh to stop algae in summer. 
    Keep up the madness ! 
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    aquaholic99 got a reaction from Grover65k in Giant Pink Gourami – Billabong Bayou   
    I would run one strand 3mm fence wire under tension down the middle at height and one down each side of the pool at ground about a meter outwards from edge. With DIY eyelets added to edges of the cover, you can slide your pool cover off and on easily. The center wire acting as a tent pole. Add a little water on top (as weight) to trap heat as it will pool around the inside pool edge only. All easily removed when winter is over or could replace with shademesh to stop algae in summer. 
    Keep up the madness ! 
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    aquaholic99 got a reaction from nickeybee in Oscar Fish not looking great   
    Oscars are notorious for sulking. From your description it sounds like you are over feeding. 
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    aquaholic99 got a reaction from The Tech Den in We now have Marine Fish...   
    Yes... all the selection, compatibility and guesswork has been done already. Very good idea isn't it. What a great time saver. 
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    aquaholic99 got a reaction from Kingo in Guppys in outdoor pond NO heater?   
    Deeper ponds dont fluctuate in daily temperature as much as large volume ponds which dont fluctuate as much as shallow or small ponds.
    At the start and end of brisbane winter, day temperature can be 30 degrees and night temperature can be 10 degrees. A 20 degree rapid change is hard for all fish,  cold water, cool water ir tropical.
    I have salmon tail catfish outdoors. I use a heater set to 18 degrees at start and end of winter to stop the fluctuations and turn heater off once the weather settles. 
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    aquaholic99 got a reaction from mungor in Pet Barn Fish buying?   
    Yes... why would a top chef want to work for a wait staff salary? Unless there aren't any restaurants left to chef for.
    Actually I just went to Pet Barn this morning to buy some food even though I have dry goods wholesaler accounts. Between my house and workplace, there are at least 4 Pet Barns and if that's not convenience, I don't know what is. I got politely welcomed and asked if I needed assistance at least twice. The only stumbling block was at the counter where the staff didn't realise the online 'click and collect' webstore price was cheaper than in-store and didn't want to price match themselves. But this was arranged in the end. 
     
    Might go back after lunch for some other items I don't really need. 
     
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    aquaholic99 got a reaction from ageofaquariums in How do you label your power plugs?   
    I use masking tape to make a small tag which you can write on. Wrap near the plug end. I also put the plugs in a certain sequence so those that never need to be turned off don't get bumped. 
    I used to dyno label the power points to match the plugs as well but the masking tape label is all i needed so i stopped.
     
     
     
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    aquaholic99 got a reaction from Cam07 in How do you label your power plugs?   
    I use masking tape to make a small tag which you can write on. Wrap near the plug end. I also put the plugs in a certain sequence so those that never need to be turned off don't get bumped. 
    I used to dyno label the power points to match the plugs as well but the masking tape label is all i needed so i stopped.
     
     
     
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    aquaholic99 got a reaction from Sebastian in How do you label your power plugs?   
    I use masking tape to make a small tag which you can write on. Wrap near the plug end. I also put the plugs in a certain sequence so those that never need to be turned off don't get bumped. 
    I used to dyno label the power points to match the plugs as well but the masking tape label is all i needed so i stopped.
     
     
     
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    aquaholic99 got a reaction from HereFishieFishie in Guppys in outdoor pond NO heater?   
    Deeper ponds dont fluctuate in daily temperature as much as large volume ponds which dont fluctuate as much as shallow or small ponds.
    At the start and end of brisbane winter, day temperature can be 30 degrees and night temperature can be 10 degrees. A 20 degree rapid change is hard for all fish,  cold water, cool water ir tropical.
    I have salmon tail catfish outdoors. I use a heater set to 18 degrees at start and end of winter to stop the fluctuations and turn heater off once the weather settles. 
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    aquaholic99 got a reaction from Doug_AFK in So you want to build a fishroom   
    How many people don't? You would be crazy not to.
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    aquaholic99 got a reaction from ageofaquariums in Frontosas white spot on top of bar   
    Most people do prefer perfect bars so if you are selectively breeding to suit what most people like/want then the "Y" stripes are culled and the female throwing them not be used anymore. Similarly a dark lateral line spoiling the white band is usually avoided. 
    If you personally like the "Y" stripe and don't care what others think then do what you wish. However if you only have space to raise say 500 babies, then why not keep the very best 500 fish? 
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    aquaholic99 got a reaction from Pineapples in Bumblebee goby fry keep dying   
    I would use an air driven sponge filter - very established  (a food source in itself) and try either live baby brine shrimp or vinegar eel. Live food is instinctively recognised and more easily consumed.  
    If baby brine are too large then infusoria culture slow dripped over gentle air stone. Elodea (plant) creates areas fry can hang out near food and the micro life on the plant itself is useful. If dripping infusoria, keep using the same constant place as fish learn where to sit to catch food. 
    Feeding very small fry isn't hard but there is a steep learning curve. Read up on how to feed rainbow fish fry as most of that is directly transferable. Most issues come from over feeding so you need to watch their bellies. 
    Once you have a few eating, the others copy. This can be useful teaching the next spawn by adding some experienced fish in, especially if you weaning onto dead foods. 
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    aquaholic99 got a reaction from yellows in Frontosas white spot on top of bar   
    Most people do prefer perfect bars so if you are selectively breeding to suit what most people like/want then the "Y" stripes are culled and the female throwing them not be used anymore. Similarly a dark lateral line spoiling the white band is usually avoided. 
    If you personally like the "Y" stripe and don't care what others think then do what you wish. However if you only have space to raise say 500 babies, then why not keep the very best 500 fish? 
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    aquaholic99 got a reaction from Killa in Bumblebee goby fry keep dying   
    I would use an air driven sponge filter - very established  (a food source in itself) and try either live baby brine shrimp or vinegar eel. Live food is instinctively recognised and more easily consumed.  
    If baby brine are too large then infusoria culture slow dripped over gentle air stone. Elodea (plant) creates areas fry can hang out near food and the micro life on the plant itself is useful. If dripping infusoria, keep using the same constant place as fish learn where to sit to catch food. 
    Feeding very small fry isn't hard but there is a steep learning curve. Read up on how to feed rainbow fish fry as most of that is directly transferable. Most issues come from over feeding so you need to watch their bellies. 
    Once you have a few eating, the others copy. This can be useful teaching the next spawn by adding some experienced fish in, especially if you weaning onto dead foods. 
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    aquaholic99 got a reaction from spongebob in Bumblebee goby fry keep dying   
    I would use an air driven sponge filter - very established  (a food source in itself) and try either live baby brine shrimp or vinegar eel. Live food is instinctively recognised and more easily consumed.  
    If baby brine are too large then infusoria culture slow dripped over gentle air stone. Elodea (plant) creates areas fry can hang out near food and the micro life on the plant itself is useful. If dripping infusoria, keep using the same constant place as fish learn where to sit to catch food. 
    Feeding very small fry isn't hard but there is a steep learning curve. Read up on how to feed rainbow fish fry as most of that is directly transferable. Most issues come from over feeding so you need to watch their bellies. 
    Once you have a few eating, the others copy. This can be useful teaching the next spawn by adding some experienced fish in, especially if you weaning onto dead foods. 
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    aquaholic99 got a reaction from Cam07 in Bumblebee goby fry keep dying   
    I would use an air driven sponge filter - very established  (a food source in itself) and try either live baby brine shrimp or vinegar eel. Live food is instinctively recognised and more easily consumed.  
    If baby brine are too large then infusoria culture slow dripped over gentle air stone. Elodea (plant) creates areas fry can hang out near food and the micro life on the plant itself is useful. If dripping infusoria, keep using the same constant place as fish learn where to sit to catch food. 
    Feeding very small fry isn't hard but there is a steep learning curve. Read up on how to feed rainbow fish fry as most of that is directly transferable. Most issues come from over feeding so you need to watch their bellies. 
    Once you have a few eating, the others copy. This can be useful teaching the next spawn by adding some experienced fish in, especially if you weaning onto dead foods. 
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    aquaholic99 got a reaction from crusty76 in What your thoughts on this...   
    I suspect the difference between osmosis and osmoregulation has been mis-interperated or misunderstood. Freshwater fish are hypertonic so they fight to keep salts within their body. Most of what has been quoted applies more to saltwater fish and this may simply be a mis understanding however there are still some significant errors. 
    Resistance to medications is a very real issue though so again, the more choice in treatments available, the better.
     
     
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    aquaholic99 got a reaction from crusty76 in What your thoughts on this...   
    Using facebook as a source is not a great endorsement. Is the origional author cited? It's rather pointless discussing a topic without the author (s) involved.
    There are several areas where the information is simply incorrect or mis informed. And one treatment never fits all. Some species being very sensitive to salt or formalin. There are also very simple ways to increase oxygen. 
    The best take away message is that one should know what they are doing when treating sick fish / animals. All medications (iincluding salt) are a poison or they wouldn't work. 
    On a very simplistic level, salt and heat are great additions to our arsenal of weapons. Ask any commercial fish farm or aquaculture facility. 
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    aquaholic99 got a reaction from gingerbeer in What your thoughts on this...   
    I suspect the difference between osmosis and osmoregulation has been mis-interperated or misunderstood. Freshwater fish are hypertonic so they fight to keep salts within their body. Most of what has been quoted applies more to saltwater fish and this may simply be a mis understanding however there are still some significant errors. 
    Resistance to medications is a very real issue though so again, the more choice in treatments available, the better.
     
     
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    aquaholic99 got a reaction from Grover65k in Not enough fry growing up   
    Just realised that this is taking attention off someone else's thread so I will stop posting on the topic now.
    There isn't one best way to run fish. Some people change the tanks to suit themselves (me), others change their methods to suit their tanks (sometimes me). Sometimes you change so much that you end up right where you started but with a lot more experience.
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