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  1. Coral bones that is! And why would anyone want a bag of coral bone rubble? Well the olde timers will tell you that it has great surface area and keeps the pH nice and high/stable. This makes it well suited for heavily stocked tanks that are otherwise prone to pH crashes. Heavily stocked cichlid tanks and goldfish ponds are 2 such examples. They are also a proven marine sump filler. Given time to mature they will also become colonized with nitrate eating microbes. A nifty trick is to place some into a mesh box or floating breeder box. You can then add in corals like morphs that have become detached. Once they attach to a bit of rubble, you can then glue/putty that rubble back onto your scape. We have a couple of brands of coral rubble, but the 2 most popular buys are the 10kg serenity stuff. 3-5cm rubble 5-8cm rubble Depending on the filter style it can be a good idea to put it into mesh filter bags. This makes moving it around or cleaning it much easier. This is especially true when used in sumps. If you use the zipper style ones, its a good idea to remove metal parts before using them in a marine tank. A zip tie is the perfect way to close up a bag after the zipper has been cut off. A bag also contains smaller bits and prevents them migrating around the filter. + $35 for 10KG! Cheap as chips bio media. + Good surface area. Great for canister filters. + Easily maintain a high pH without needing special sand/gravel, or using texas holey rock. Opens up your scape options a lot. + Great area for pods to breed in reef tanks. + Suitable for marine UGF. + 10% more manly than other available filtration options. - Natural product so individual bits with vary in surface area and size. - Some bits can be sharp and cut media bags if shaken roughly. - Unsuitable for low pH aquariums. - Not as pretty as rings, marine pure or K1.
  2. Deal of the Day - Activated Carbon 10kg Bags. Today only 1/2 price only $25.00 !! Link - Age of Aquariums - Activated Carbon 10kg Activated Pelletized Carbon is a cylindrical-shaped carbon made from a carefully selected grade of coal. It is pelletized under rigidly controlled conditions using a high quality binder. This activated carbon possesses high mechanical strength and lends itself well to numerous cycles of regeneration. Its shape offers a low flow resistance. Ben
  3. Deal of the Day - CaribSea Tahitian Moon Sand 9.2kg Bags. Today only $29.95 - Age of Aquariums - CaribSea Tahitian Moon Sand 9.2kg Great opportunity to rescape your aquarium in Australia's favourite aquarium substrate !!. Ben
  4. As above I'm after a few really big bags to line a polyurethane esky to Transport some rather lager fish. Any ideas as to where I would get some? Only need 10 Regards.
  5. http://www.naturalbuildingblog.com/sand-bag-fish-pond/ Not a bad effort at all. Why dig, when you can go high.
  6. Making room for the new pellet Only have 9 x 1kg bags left 50% OFF ---- NOW ONLY $11.25/kg Get in quick and don't miss out AquaMunch Cichlid Bites 1kg Fish Food
  7. I read this and it makes sense to me but ive always bagged them the other way maybe ive been wrong all this time FJ Article Table of Contents Analysis of Fish Shipping Bags There's a common theme going around, that "breathable" shipping bags are better for shipping fish. We disagree and here's why: First, all plastic bags "breathe". It's just a matter of degree. While some are more porous than others, the typical style bag used for shipping over the past several decades transfers lots of oxygen through its membrane. This is why we recommend never floating bags during the acclimation process. Floating surrounds the bag in oxygen-poor water rather than oxygen-rich air. In addition, the oxygen in the water is dissolved and not available to transfer through the bag. You have probably heard the standard guideline that the older style bags should be 1/3 water and 2/3 air. This is a fallacy which we have disproved a few hundred-thousand times over decades of shipping. Through extensive testing, we've found that there is actually greater oxygen transfer to the bag-water when it is 2/3 water with only 1/3 air. Many are convinced of the former, so here's the theory behind our assertion. It's very simple: The surface area of the water in contact with air inside the bag is exactly the same at 1/3 water as it is at 2/3 water. Equal surface area means equal rates of exchange of oxygen between the water and air. Air holds far more oxygen than water--especially when pure oxygen is pumped into the bag. Having 1/3 pure oxygen in the bag provides more than enough oxygen. More water in the bag means greater surface area of the oxygen-absorbing water with the external environment. Add in the fact that more water gives a greater buffer against ammonia and carbon dioxide build-up, and you can see why two thirds full is better than one third. A breather bag will only contain slightly more water than a properly prepared regular bag. Now, here's the big reason why "breather" bags are not the best choice. They are thin and if double-bagged, then transfer is cut down. There is more risk of puncture. Also, if using a heat pack in the box, the heat pack depends on oxygen to function. A heat pack can quickly deplete the oxygen in a box, leaving nothing to diffuse into the bag, thus suffocating the fish. By pumping the bag with oxygen, you prevent the heat pack from taking needed oxygen from the fish. We find this absolutely essential in cold-weather shipping. In summary, breather bags cannot provide pure oxygen, so less is available during a shipment, they are thin and not as effective when double bagged and can run out of oxygen in the presence of heat packs. We could easily choose to use them if we wanted, but after shipping many hundreds of thousands of fish, we've concluded that the "breather" bags are not the best choice for shipping most fish. FJ
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  9. For those that want the real thing. I just ordered 6 and with postage only $54.70 Amazon.com: Seachem The Bag Filter Media Bag: Pet Supplies
  10. Anyone know of some shops in sydney that will properly O2 bag up fish for flights?? I'll call some tomorrow, just wondering if anyone knows of any in the meantime, Im looking for a shop for my mate to get some fish bagged before he takes them to AAE to be sent Thanks Yall
  11. Has anyone had any experience with using Seachem Purigen in a bag other than the Seachem Bag? I've got 1/2 of a 1L container sitting here but I don't want to pay the $15 for a Seachem The Bag is there a DIY alternative? I want to use the 1/2 container on a couple of tanks and don't want to spend a small fortune on the Seachem Bags. Anyone got any advice as to what they've used? Thanks
  12. Ok so i got 250ml of purigen 100 for one and then the rest spare. I went and bought filter bags (aqua one) decent size they were called Large bags and just put the purigen in it and it went straight through once water was run through it?? what do i do?
  13. Hi I will be travelling to Brisbane this weekend and want to buy some Cherry shrimp. I don't have any fangled equipment and was wondering how long about 20 Cherry shrimp would survive in one of those large plastic 'fish' bags pet shops use? They may need to be in a bag around up to 24 hours ... is there any thing else I can do to minimise deaths?
  14. Just thought i would let people know that the big petstore on stafford road as the seachem bags for $9.95 each, which seems very cheap to the prices i have seen elsewhere just for the bag. Hope this helps someone. Cheers
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