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  1. not sure about smart but I see heaps of videos of people playing with their flowerhorns if you're after something interactive
  2. most people I spoke to about edible fish said they didn't taste too good unless you put them in clean water for a week or two to flush them. My approach is more from a hobby side, if the goldys breed I have feeders and I'm looking at getting some balzanii as they do well up here over winter. I've had some Africans in the system for summer and also have 3 silver perch so I might give one a chew when they're bigger and do a review.
  3. Hi billfish, I'm not sure of the micron but I will get it checked. I have fed it to ram, cory, African and American fry, not sure about the killies. cheers, mick
  4. I wouldn't survive winter in Warwick lol
  5. I have heard that the piaa is trying to get pet shops classed as essential services to keep them open. we have animals to keep alive. I have just launched a range of shrimp food, minerals and fry powder that are made here from australian ingredients, could be a good time or a really bad time to start. cheers, mick
  6. there has been a slight upgrade. should be able to produce anything now. The bn line in the system have been in outside ponds for a few years, they just stop breeding over winter. cheers, mick
  7. what sort of timer are you using? my main worry is the timer failing. I haven't found a reliable brand that doesn't stop eventually. cheers mick
  8. there is a member on here @KillieOrCory that sells vinegar eels. haven't seen him around for a while but it could be worth a try. cheers mick
  9. hi mate, I run a luguna 7000lph turned down with a valve. I am setting up a larger system soon and will be experimenting with 12v pumps on a timer so they only run for 20 minutes every hour. if it works I could run the system off grid. cheers mick
  10. the turtles will eat every plant, the dovii and jag will shred them. you could build a separate section for the plants and flow water through it before it goes back to the pond. cheers mick
  11. welcome to the forum. you should put up some pics of the favourites that stayed and the pond. don't worry about going too deep into the hobby, we all do it lol. cheers, mick
  12. I have started feeling the love for the humble fighting fish recently. the small tanks makes life so easy compared to keeping americans. keen to see everyone's fish and setups so I will start. cheers, mick
  13. hi all, in the last year I have been running aquaponics. I recommend anyone to give it a go, just feed the fish and add some nutrients. I even dump all my water change water into the system. it's got goldfish in the black ibc with bn and guppies in the white/sump ibc. I've mostly grown green leafy Vegetables but I'm experimenting with cucumber, tomatoes and capsicum to name a few. anyway, time for pics. cheers mick
  14. let's get this staff tip of the day happening again @Donny@ageofaquariums. cheers, mick
  15. Definitely illegal and I guarantee they weren't here before the import ban. Assassin snails like all shrimp except red cherries were brought in over the last 5 or so years. Most, if not all references to tanks getting nuked on skf were deleted the same as Perth cichlid forum. I wouldn't be telling people if I had them just in case fisheries decide to do a crackdown. Cheers mick
  16. I forgot about discus and angels, the others i didnt know about so thanks for that pk. Cheers mick
  17. There has been talk over the years that anything on the grey list will eventually be declared noxious. If that happens say goodbye to all americans except oscars, rams and keyholes. I personally think that if they go through with it they might as well add the last few remaining species so it makes more sense but being a guy that likes americans it will be a sad, sad day. Cheers mick
  18. Yay thanks @Grover65k i was getting gpg withdrawals lol. I only see pics of boys, i hope there is some girls amongst the sausage party or they may be harder to breed. Cheers mick
  19. That pic will do fine for now mate lol. But some gpg footage would be nice as well Cheers mick
  20. Great news grover, if your thinking of making the oval floating islands i would use pool noodles. If they can get a fat bloke like me afloat a few iris plants would be no trouble at all. Patiently awaiting pics Cheers mick
  21. Saying the chemistry and ph is ok doesn't help. We need to know the numbers to be able to help. Are you sure its eating? You may need to watch and make sure it is. What prawns are you feeding it, prawns from overseas get injected with jelly to up the weight and are dyed for better colour. Uncooked aussie prwans are the best for feeding to fish. If it has stringy clear poop it could have intestinal worms, if you need to give it a worm treatment its best to soak the food in it and follow the instructions carefully. Cheers mick
  22. A male umbee or dovii is what i would get. A 40+cm umbee is a great looking fish as is a 2ft dovii, both are very aggressive and are better kept alone. Cheers mick
  23. The next incarnation of the billabong. It would be an epic build but if they dont breed in a pond that size they never will. Cheers mick
  24. They may become waterlogged overtime and sink further so make sure you still have cables to hold them up. The billabong is looking great with the added greenery and i dont mean the colour of the water. If i was a gpg i would love the way you care and decorate. Cheers mick
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