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  1. Ill take the tanks cannisters and rocks if still available

    Shelley - 0478165711

  2. STUNNING perfect music for the video too! Cant wait until start and then wont be able to wait til i get this good at it!
  3. Thanks Daharkazangel!! Im hearing you about this forum making the MTS worse so many cool photos of aquascapes and fish ive never dreamed of before!!
  4. Hi Everyone, So i have had a 2 foot tank for a while now, have killed many fish due to ignorance and some poor advice from a LFS. Thats all changing now. Have just bought a second hand 4 ft which came with some really awesome fish i am fast falling in love with, wanted to buy a 4ft so i could put tropicals in that and house and oscar in the 2 foot (told you .......ignorance). Anyway that plan is now scapped and due to the inherited 30cm bumble bee catfish (now named puss), 3 large clown loaches 15 - 20cm (Larry, Curly & Mo), 1 red tail shark about 15cm(Jaws....of course), and 2 convict cichlids (Fido and Rufus), i have just purchased a 6 foot tank to rehome them and give them some more space. Im not splitting these fish due to sentimental reasons, the lady who owned them, died of cancer about 6 months ago and i feel a bit of a sense of duty to keep her little family together, most of them have been together for the better part of 10 years i was told and they get along well. So now the little family is going in the 6 foot, i want to do a planted community tank in the 4 foot, but i also want a cichlid tank, i just keep seeing more and more that i want to do. I have been told by John at The Tech Den that this is a psychological conditon called Multiple Tank Sydrome Disorder "MTS". Im currently planning a fish wall in my home, with biotope cichlid tank at the top, my little family in the middle and a few breeding tanks at the bottom (breeding tanks are for "one day" nothing like planning ahead). In my planted tank Id like to do a farm scene, with little paddocks and hills underwater, with driftwood trees, im not sure ill be that good but hey im keen to give it a go! I dont really want to use CO2 yet, i think my big ideas are big enough for a newby. Gosh this stuff is just so exciting, so much info to learn about fish, plants, water, filtration, lighting, etc etc - all i seem to be able to do lately is watch the tank or read stuff on the net! The house is a mess, ah well it will all still be there in a few days i guess. I want my fish wall to be like moving art, what a challenge! Im sure im going to make plenty of mistakes along the way, but thats all part of it i guess, and im told im now in the best place for good advice. Thanks to John at the Tech Den for all your help and PK333 - i have done all the nitrate, nitrite, and ammonia testing, water changed one tank to be on the safe side and the other definately didnt need it. But I wouldnt have know had you not of told me.
  5. Leaving Feedback for The Tech Den,

    Really great bloke, happy to help out this totally clueless beginner and your response to my late evening panick message was very appreciated. My Bristlenose are all happy little campers as are the beautiful gourami you threw in. Your advice on how to care for my inherited bumble bee, "Puss" is really appreciated as is your very reasonable prices. I'll be back again and again for sure. Thanks a bunch, to all others considering buying here, you cant go wrong with John, very knowledgable, happy to help and just a real nice bloke to boot!

  6. Thanks Col, I can be more confident now that im not going to give "Puss" a complex by calling him something he isnt!
  7. When i went to the tech den there was suggestion i may have the species wrong, (i wouldnt know) see what you all think.
  8. These are my little guys "Fido" and and im yet to come up with a name for the other one. Only had them 2 days.
  9. Thanks for your help today John, but from now on, no more taking me in the fish room, its like a kid in a candy store that doesnt know the names of the lollies, highly excitable but also a little embarrassing! Thanks for your patience, company, fish and food.
  10. Im falling in love with these little creatures, forgive my ignorance im REALLY new to this, so if i mention an african please correct me. I really like the Ellioti and Jack Dempseys as well as many others ive seen and cant remember the names of. So this is how my brain processed the info above: If I get say a minumum of a 6 foot tank i should be able to put quite a few juvenile types in together to grow up together?? I understand that some of these cychlids might be more aptly name Psychlids with their aggressive behaviours but am i safer starting them all off young together?? I saw something about stocking tanks to full to stop aggression, does this mean i should buy young and put them in a smaller tank to start off until they grow?? I know these might be silly questions, but i wont know if i dont ask! Also i just recently purchased a four foot tank that has 2 either male or female convicts ( I cant tell yet), a large bumble bee catfish 30cm + 3 big clown loaches and red tailed shark, my bumble bee has trouble turning around in the tank and i had planned on buying a bigger one ( he has lived in this one for about 10 years according to previous owner), however if i do this do you think i might encounter aggression problems, i dont want to split this tank up from each other as they have been together for a VERY long time. Any help advice will be appreciated.
  11. Hmm how do i "friend" you??

  12. The Bumble Bee has been named - in our house that means he is staying! We christened him "Puss" since my partner hates the feline variety its the only cat ill ever get!! Now looking for a nice big new tank so he can be happy for his next ten years, he needs to be comfy with plenty of room to move and more places to hide.
  13. Hey guys

    Nice to meet you today!!

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