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  1. @Craigo I just had a look here for the first time in years and saw your post. Good to see @raycam01_au and a few of the old boyz still in here. Time is money so they say and the hobby has been diluted by so much rubbish it's no longer an option to breed for me (not that it ever was profitable). I will lurk around and one day something may catch my eye and away I will go again .......... Cheers Dave
  2. The Flagtail is mainly an algae eater, the scour your glass and do a fantastic job. I have had them in many set ups and they don't seem to be interested in smaller fish. But keep in mind they do grow big, I've had a few that were 35cm +
  3. I have done it as well, big pond though probably 12 ft x 12 ft. Never really lost big numbers through Brisbane winter as long as the fish were established before it hit. Best of luck !! Dave
  4. Hi Donny I am emptying the tank this weekend and beginning the design aspect, will definitely pop in for a chat regarding equipment etc. Pics will follow. Dave
  5. [MENTION=9246]Donny@ageofaquariums[/MENTION] when are you in store this week, need to have a chat about setting this bad boy up and picking out some equipment. Dave
  6. Anyone tried this out Why Real Reef? | Real Reef Rock Maybe a way to keep nasty hitchhikers out ?? Dave
  7. Well 20-25 cm fish ain't small so add some large dither fish as advised, either tinfoil barbs od silver dollars, they will help them settle a little. Dave
  8. I would always strip, fry are very hardy and survival rate was always good.
  9. I have a heap of space under the tank so I was going to set up an auto top up RO unit. I am more than happy to spend extra $$$ on the skimmer if it means easier maintenance long term, time is money. Carbon dosing ...... Another google session coming Dave
  10. Yeah that was when I was pumping the fry out. I eventually sold the breeders to a respected ex member of the forum. I'm sure they are around but who has them I'm not sure. Males get that awesome irradescant purple line down their bodies especially in breeding dress. Aggressive little suckers though like most Lepidio's.
  11. These guys were almost gone a few years back but I myself and some others I knew bred hundreds back into the hobby. I hope they are still around, a very underrated tang. Dave
  12. Thanks guys, Donny I'll get pics going as a tank journal at some time. Liquidg I am interested in your advice in not using live rock, you are saying just use dead/base rock and allow the fresh ocean water to seed it ? I have a 4x18x18 as the sump, first chamber I was thinking a filter sock and a skimmer, second chamber media and algae third chamber more mechanical filtration then return chamber. The actual tank has a single drilled return to sump 32mm with a strainer, would you suggest more holes or a different sump configuration?
  13. Hi fellow forum members. After many years nay decades of loving the freshwater side of this hobby I am seriously considering heading down the marine path. I have done copious reading on all of the usual forums and am just finalising the style of system I want to go ahead with before I begin. I have dismantled all of my breeding set ups and have only a couple of tanks so time is again my friend. My initial thoughts are to start with a fowlr system and as I grow in hands on knowledge maybe a full reef set up later. I have two options with regard to set ups I can use 1. I have my 8x2x2 in wall display sumped tank with all my equipment hidden in a rear access cupboard or 2. A 6x2x2 sumped in my garage. Would I be wiser to set up the smaller tank and get some experience with marine or set up the display tank and learn as I go with this. I'm even hoping some of the more knowledgable reefers out their would be accommodating with a visit to check out their set ups at a time convenient to them (dff & liquidg) Advise me, lecture me, criticise me or just talk me out of it, I am all ears! Advice on equipment and hardware even sump configuration, money is not a huge issue (he says while wife is not nearby) Dave
  14. Love a big Cuban And Pearsei are definitely underrated
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