QldMick reacted to BarrelTankz in New Member with New Idea!
It is waterproofed with a pond sealer and yes I heated and curved the perspex myself. That was a mission but next time will be a tonne easier.
I have a vacuum for press that i ended up using to heat the perspex until it was pliable, then i shaped to suit.
I don't have fish in it atm as i tried to aquascape it (unsuccessfully) and have just removed all of the crap in it to go back to a simple setup. I will however probably screw a piece of driftwood with an Anubis on it to the side for a little flare.
I have a number of guppies (which have just had around 25 fry) which i will most likely put in there.
I also used some devils ivy for a little aquaponic setup to help with maintenance which is running from one of these.
I also have one of these air bubble filters
Some more images from the build............
QldMick reacted to BarrelTankz in New Member with New Idea!
I am new to the hobby and the site. I started to get interested in aquariums recently and being somewhat 'handy', I decided to have a crack at a unique aquarium build.
I ended up building an aquarium from a full size wine barrel and putting a perspex porthole in the front for viewing.
I'd love to get some feedback from you guys on your thoughts and potential issues going forward just please keep in mind that I am a builder/cabinet maker/creator and not a seasoned aquarium enthusiast. I just had an idea and wanted to get into the hobby.
I wouldn't mind making a few of these for people either, if there was some interest.
Thanks in advance.
(First and last images are of the tank empty)
QldMick reacted to mrkos in Sleepy cod
Got two of these guys at 5 cm a year and half a ago and this fella killed his mate and took all the food after putting him in a outdoor pond with an adult macleay river turtle I forgot about him until early this year my adult turtle started behaving differently not coming up for for her afternoon dinner and so forth after a bit of fishing I pulled this fella out stuck him in a four foot tank and he is now a family favourite who loves fresh prawns cheers
QldMick reacted to silverarowana in 10 X 2.5 x 3 set up for Sale
Moving interstate Sale.
10ft X 2.5ft x 3ft (L x H x W) set up for Sale with 6ft x 14" x 18" with Laguna 11000 LPH for sale. Filter is full with K1, Bakki and other media
Both Tanks were built by Dennison. The Statnd is made from hardwood Timber and stained
As you know. Tanks are very heavy but it is on the ground level. not stairs
Asking $1300 Neg
QldMick reacted to DFishkeeper in Electric Yellow Legal Import?
Well, I have just seen a video of some 8 - 9cm imported electric yellows currently in a tank in Melbourne. To be honest, I found them very disappointing and there is no way I will be obtaining any to use as breeding stock, in my humble opinion my own strain are far better quality, both in colouration and body shape. I do not know where the ones in the video were imported from, but I am assuming Asia.
My understanding is that electric yellows are not collected wild from the lake and exported nowadays. Presumably importers therefore will have the option of importing quality German stock or cheap stock from Asia, much like with Cyrtocara moori (aka blue dolphins) which have been an allowable import for many years. In my personal experience the German blue dolphins are far better quality than the cheap Asian ones and I assume this will also be the case with electric yellows. So I'm expecting there may be the odd small import of the quality German lines which will sell at a premium, probably mainly to serious breeders. But I expect the bulk of imports will be cheap Asian stock by major wholesalers which while admittedly bringing some new blood into the country, I do not expect to add any appreciable quality to current stocks.
QldMick reacted to maberley in Frontosa and Tank
Need to move house. Getting rid of 2 x frontosa, one male one female. 3 x bolivian butterfly rams, 2 x dickfields julies and tank.
All fish are free to good home only. Experienced frontosa keepers only. Tank is $200.00 includes aquaclear 70 filter, heater and air pump plus gravel and ornaments.
Pick up only.
QldMick reacted to Paul_cad44 in Rebuilding stand due to water leak
Just wanted to post my diy effort of rebuilding a stand. I had a store mdf stand as part of the aqua one package. My filter must have leaked as I noticed that the mdf was swelling. I panicked and immediately broke down the tank and moved the fish to my second tank. It had 500kg of weight on it and I didn't want to be cleaning that up.
I managed to salvage the doors, top and side panel. I followed the online guides and built a new internal frame from structural pine. Recladded the frame with the salvaged panels. I think it looks the same so mission accomplished. Cost about $120 for timber and paint.
Let me know your thoughts.
QldMick reacted to Grover65k in Giant Pink Gourami – Billabong Ontknoping
Goldie Removal - part 2
Many thanx to @crusty76 for his visit with his family today!
The Billabong has fewer goldies than yesterday - Hooray!
Here's the live action shots (as also seen 5 min ago on Instagram & FB).
On QLDAF you get the longer story than the Insta's and FBers.
Crusty arrived this morning with the full kit, and a 9ft circular throw net (weighted with sinkers around the circumference). Grover's role was to entice the goldies with splashing and food, then stand back. Crusty's first mumbled comments as he was about to throw? "Hope I don't catch a gourami"... (famous first words...)
Once Nelson was out of the net, we discovered about 20 decent sized goldies had stuck around in the net. Well done!!
Grover now has a chance to practice his 'casting' technique on the lawn first, then on the goldies. So, drop me a PM if you'd like some, and it looks like I might just be abke to deliver now.
(The Dog did help, by mostly getting underfoot just as the net was being thrown!)
Wow! I have 5 followers now! You can still get in early :-)
QldMick got a reaction from Sonofhud in LF albino bristlenose spawn
took an average pic of my albino longfin bristlenose spawn.
been in a community tank with my angelfish eating the newly free swimming fry, lately my clown loaches have been eating their eggs soon after their laid. gave them my spare 2ft tank and they spawned a few days later.
QldMick got a reaction from MFF in Electric Yellow offspring types
you could check out this thread.
I got some of dougs that he breed and selected for years crossed with some new blood. their were some plain fish but I was allowed to select those I wanted. I ended up with some great fish, some light lemon yellow and some more bright sunshine yellow.
I think overall their genetics can vary a bit, but unless you have a white or blue morph you should select towards the bright yellow/black fins type.