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  1. a betta pic will help
  2. Hello... Ive had this severen for a while now..got beat up by a larger one,,ever since its always had this damage to its pectoral fin muscle used metafix prima fix...yadayada..just wont go away..any suggestions out there...??? sorry bout lousy pics ...some times it looks like its gettin better ,but then goes back to wat it was,,one person said it was irreparable ..???... ,,thanks ...dave..
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    the things i do...

    this is a bad pic of quarantine tank...
  4. hello..so with a lot of trepidation i will start a thread...ive sat back n read wat other people r doin...n thought i should give sumpthin back to this exellent site... SO...wat im doin.... prelude...I've had at the least a community tank in my house for the last 25 years... or so.....so..in the house i now live....about 3 years ago....my missus cracked the poo ...told me the lot is to go down stairs ..into the garage...so there was my little 4foot tank sittin on a work bench...hmmm...i have me mates around...mmm... beer...saying ...err ...want a tank ??? nothing like a coupla freebies... freebies...cant say no ??? i was given a few free tanks..ect. then it was it was turning into a mess ..a stand built for this n that..power cords n double adapters every where.timers hangin out..just a mess in my safe place....big sump i built leakin .!!.i actually searched n read a lot ..just could not see anything that would suit my thinking...rough as guts but does the job...thats me....then sit back n look n enjoy...anyway..every one enjoys pics...this is the starting point... to me this is another hobby...ive got a few ...its fun....better than watching a square electrical box all day... ...i couldnt find an earlier pic...but u can see the mess...no...no plan...its in me head ...sorta...look at me avatar..see where i am... ...also i need a good pic hosting site... so im not using up my 2nd best site's storage ...sorry 3rd best site...LOL...all will be done on the extreme budget...as hobbies in my household come an extreme last... ...thanks for anything..dave any way ..lalala...dots...dave...
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    the things i do...

    terrible pics...try this....
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    the things i do...

    ....the things......a fellow came the the other day..to get some fish...said that i should continue my thread....meh...so i willl so i had a big cleanup of this setup...as ii moved alot of fish outa of them.. now virtually empty sept some bristles ...so put the funny shaped tank i got in the space where the other one busted out....1cm glass ...even i wont break that...
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    the things i do...

    .......interlude will finish..........shortly...
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    the things i do...

    hello...so Ive been away for a bit...just been lurking in background... but today i took some nice pics ...n i thought i would share.........
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    Diving beetle in tank. .??

    cheeky bugger ...finally caught it n outa tank now
  10. Hi guys..gals..l've noticed i have a diving Beatle ??..in with my breeding population of bristle noses...tryed to catch it last nite..but is to fast n hides well.. Should i just leave it...or should it come out...in a 3×2×2... Thanks in adv. Dave....
  11. been away for three days...came back to see this on my nice supa...its in a 5ft by itself..cept for a few bristlenose...it is also sumped with a 300 ltr tank below... ...all fish in other tank ok..... it has a growth on the inside upper roof of its mouth...and on top of lip...it sits in corner of tank...mouth open...but not 'panting'... ...tanks are good n clean ect,,,,could this be a tooth problem...???...it had a funny one grow out several months ago...??silly question?? advice pls...thanks ...dave...
  12. Just wondering... does everyone use air pumps /airaters.??..anyone out there that dont use em.??..and is it completely nessary to use them. ..??? And...or..will it depend on tank and the fish within ??
  13. ........is it how many buckets drained out...or how many buckets put in for the water change.... ...i syfon out all my tanks on lawn [gravel filter]...then refill with buckets... when I had all my tanks running...it was 440 litres on every friday arvo...thats 22 bucketys...each the 20 litre... ........but i have the comfort of only having to move them a max of 10 mtres for refill... ..... gets tedious...........voted back hurts...........
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    Does everyone use air pumps

    wow...ask a question...and... ...a coupla good setups and styles there...will be gettin air pumps..cant see any negatives... ....and the u bend pipes to transfer the water from tank to tank have to "start" as a "syfon" ....?? http://www.qldaf.com/topic/121659-moving-water-with-air-saving-on-heat-and-electricity/
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    Does everyone use air pumps

    I was just thinking about gettiing more water movement in my tanks...i have several large tanks...all sumped...no air pumps. .i just dont like the continual noise..LOL. . On each tank i have pvc inlets that spray water across top of each tank and other holes pointed down so i get circulation thru bottom of tank (if that makes sense ) I haven't had any worries yet...just been thinking about it. ..as every tank i see lately has airation. ..
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    the things i do...

    hmmm...and as I look over my post...I suppose I sorta got lucky..????....if I wasnt home I wouda lost a lot of fish....but i will move on and keep looking for good days....
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    the things i do...

    this pic was after big clean up...i had taken out sump and picked up all busted glass,,,alll fish i could see... .....loverly.........i dont know what the hell happened...tank was all good ...be it only 8mm glass..??? ...anyway... Im now over it...was 10 days ago...some shit happens... pic of remainding glass from this tank...and of behind all that ...a tank that I will probly put up in its space for a time...
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    the things i do...

    now it gets bad....a story to keep u awake at night thinking what was that noise.........?? ..about 10 days ago I arrived home from work and was just sitting in my car listening to an interveiw on car radio... the wife comes out from upstairs and sez...well... yells...''did you hear that''...and ''the powers out''... I get outa the car and i can see a flood of water flowing out from underneath a garage door...so...cos there is no power...i lift roller doors up....manually... the good 4x2x2 had blown out...............I quickly got power going again...spat the dummy...and started quickly to pick up all the fish I could.... .....tank was full of bn...all 3cm n bigger...I dont know how many i picked up...I dont know how many I lost...
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    the things i do...

    i will take the front and back peices [on lh side of pic] to tip...will keep both sides and the bottom [centre n rh side of pic] for dividers n lids... all this glass is laminated ...even the bottom of it......???
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    the things i do...

    things happen...had a bad run over last coupla weeks........ first ..I came downstairs to do early feed of fish and the big ob peacock i have in with super green to give it company had become stuck in a hole in large volcanic rock hole...it was gone...this is the second time i have seen this happen... this is earlier pic of it.......... so then the 4x2x2 ...which was gunna fail...well it failed... so i cut it up....... .
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    the things i do...

    .........next ...on the things............i have had a big disaster ....will tell story in next few days............
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    the things i do...

    did this.......go to bunnies to get wood for home fire..@.3months ago...?? anyway looked like there were several little bits of heavy hard wood bits chucked into bag make up the weight... .........LOL....much to good to burn..put 4 bits in a large bucket to soak and leech out tannins.......... ...I needed another "cave" for another tank... as the 2 big male bristlenose's in it contiunally fought over the the one bit of wood with big hole in it in this tank there is 2 other pottery caves in tank..they fight over the wood ???.so do this ..there was no more fighting when i put it in...
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    the things i do...

    this is pic of the other set up below the 4ft that is going to fail........... i also replace this little one with with the bigger..bigger is always best.........2nd pic ?? ...pics are all half way transfer....all media sitting in old tank water till i get it in new sump.........
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    the things i do...

    ...probly 4 adult male bn...unkown amount of females....alot of little tackers... i also put in some elodea...and a plastic bit ....dislike plastic bits...have not tried plants for years ..added 10 harlequin rasbora ..nice fish ...tough n hardy...I like em...bought from one of this sites sponcers ............... ......5 one week...another 5 the next... .so i build 2 sumps outa the 2 left over 3 foot ex shop tanks...pic of one of them...
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