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  1. All the original adults are back together in the 4x2x2. I've missed all the agro.
  2. This is happening in every part of my system, in pipes, glass walls, plastic tubs, where there is any low to near no light with good flow and that’s near everywhere! The first pic is late last year I think it was, just a few months after I seeded the tank with some collected corallines of this species and the next is now. i just chuck in what i dose with at always too much being all home made up and sps are just as bad.
  3. Hi guys has anyone drilled a 100 mm hole in glass. I'm thinking of joining two sumps so would like to join with a big hole for lots of flow. Anyone done this ? Any info appreciated. Thanks. Mark
  4. ...We have had a few new products come through and just want to run through a few of them. ADA would be best described as a form of not just Aquatic Excellence but also Art. Here is a link to our ADA items as you may want to refer to it as we go through the different items as we cover some of them. ADA Aqua Design Amano If you are looking at starting up a new Planted Tank this will cover a few items from the ground up. Before you even look at adding Amazonia, Malaya or Africana soils there are a few items that they do . First of all there is the powders that they do and we will cover some of the ones that we do - there are more too. If you get a chance have a look at the Green Machine which can be handy. The powders are sprinkled over the base of the tank to be planted. Bacter 100 - A powder that has over 100 various kinds of substrate bacteria in a dormant state to give an ideal substrate environment. ADA Bacter 100 (100g) PENAC W is a substrate additive. It prevents the substrate from becoming anaerobic and improves the substrate environment and stabilised the tank. It also can be added directly in case of shortage oxygen in the tank. ADA Penac-W 200g prevents substrate from becoming anaerobic It is a substrate additive for improving the soil. It helps plants to spread the roots and grow healthy. It is effective for Cryptocoryne and Echinodorus that are important of swelling. ADA Penac-P 200g (Plants) After looking at the options for the powder layering you also then have the options of the Power Sand and Power Sand Special. Power Sand is base substrate material designed for providing nutrients to the roots of aquatic plants and promoting growth of substrate bacteria. The advantages of Power Sand that avoids the hardening of substrate and is formulated with increased nutrition. ADA Power Sand - S 2 Liters Power Sand Special is similar to Power Sand only that it Bacter 100 and Clear Super that promote the development of substrate bacteria quickly with increased nutrition, several times that of Power Sand. ADA Power Sand Special - S 2 Liters Then you have your Substrates.. The most popular of the range Amazonia. Available in the Soil and also the smaller granule Powder. ADA Amazonia Soil 9l For a bit of a colour contrast there is also the Malaya again available in both Soil and Powder. ADA Malaya Soil 9l The third one in the range is the ADA Africana in Soil and Powder. ADA Africana Soil 9l Decorative Sands La Plata is also a good decorative sand to emphasise the gullies in a aquascape. It is not really designed for nutrient - it is more decorative. ADA La Plata Sand 2kg Less than 3mm From this point there is also options of fertilisers in both dry form and liquid form. Fertilisers in Dry Form include:- ADA Iron Bottom which come in a stick from that goes into the substrate and slowly release iron and is designed for plants to draw iron nutrient through their roots. It comes in two sizes - short (25mm) long (50mm) with both being 30 pieces. The long are designed for deeper substrates and the short for shorter substrates and general suggested use is one per 15cm X 15cm area. ADA Iron Bottom 30 Pieces (Short) ADA Multi Bottom utilises trace elements as well as a iron coating to slowly release into the substrate for plants to take in from a root level. ADA Multi Bottom 30 Pieces (Short) Fertiliser in a liquid form:- ADA have a three step program and it is really easy to use. The dose is one squirt per 20 liters. With my tank at home it gets direct sunlight and found that it was getting a bit of algae growth on the glass and only after a couple of days of use I found the Algae had browned off and was a lot less. Step1 is designed for newly planted tanks 0-3 months. Contains trace elements in a good balance and promotes the new leaf growth at initial stage. A 250ml bottle used daily will last approx 50 days for a 100l tank. ADA Green Brighty Step 1 - 250ml Step2 is designed for tanks 3-12 months old and contains more iron ingredient, vital for the plant growth period. ADA Green Brighty Step 2 - 250ml Step3 is for more mature tanks 12 months and older and contains trace elements with iron and potassium, which helps the root growth. ADA Green Brighty Step 3 - 250ml There is also there speciality ferts ADA Green Brighty Special lights is a liquid fertilizer for fast growing sun plants, such as Riccia or stemmed plants. It contains a balanced nutrient formula, necessary for the sun plants, and it is very effective for leaves with nutrient deficiency. ADA Green Brighty Special Lights - 250ml ADA Green Brighty Special Shade is a liquid fertilizer designed for shade plants such as Cryptocoryne. A rich potassium promotes the root growth. It is also used for a potassium supply of the layout preferring low KH level. ADA Green Brighty Special Shade - 250ml ADA Green Brighty Special K is a liquid fertilizer supplying potassium, which tends to be in short supply in the planted aquarium. ADA Green Brighty K - 250ml Lastly there is ECA in a 50ml bottle contains rich iron and organic acid promoting the nutrient absorption process of plants. It is highly recommended for treating colour-loss of plants. ADA ECA 50ml If you want to get some inspiration on scapes the International 2013 competition is a fantastic book showcasing all 2,164 entry works submitted by hobbyists around the world. ADA - The International Aquatic Plants Layout Contest Book 2013 Here is a couple of teasers for you to have a look at a couple of movies...enjoy THE BOOK OF AQUA DESIGN AMANO - The latest General product catalog ||| ADA - Aqua Design Amano Co., Ltd
  5. I know I have put a pic or two up a while back. Poor thing, it’s seen a lot of action and I had to apply a lot of tender love and care to get it past this one quarter taken off it late last year when its back bone was exposed. It has always been a special fish even from day one after I collected it as a youngster 3 years back. It has a friend that a mate got from an amphiprion breeder and it was not working out and he gave it to me. This is it and as usual it has no interest in corals!
  6. Evening fellas and ladies, A little back story to kick it off. Our whole fish keeping experience started with a 35L Tank and 2 goldfish for the kids. This has since grown into quiet the house full. I have been slowly building on what we have, and been lucky enough to have some great people donate some tanks and gear to help get started. The latest was a 300L Cube with sump all ready to go. Thanks Matt, btw. So after the misus and boys having their goldfish I decided to get myself a 40L AquaOne Starter tank and throw in some Balloon Mollies and Corydoras. Had these guys going for a bout 2 months until the upgrade came along. This was a 4ft from Age of Aquariums (before I knew about QLDAF ). This then inspired them to have some fry. A great excuse for me to get another little self contained tank for them. So they sit proudly on the bench growing slowly. Today was exciting for me as I finished cycling the 300L tank and it was ready for some stock. Went to the LFS and grabbed some Jack Dempseys, Balas, Black Ghost knife and a Bumblebee Catfish. When it comes to stocking the tank I rely heavily on the expertise of the local staff so I hope they work out. The 4 ft is currently stocked with Balloon Mollies, Neon tetras, Corydoras, Bristlenose, Clown Loaches, and some Gouramis. They all get alone pretty well. So, Yeah. That pretty much sums it up. I am looking forward to meeting some of you and expanding my knowledge to help keep healthy fish.
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  8. So I'm only new to Catfish keeping, I mean, I've had the odd BN and Pleco here and there but I recently purchased some Peppermints, L002 and longfins. I was thinking and realised, if I'm gonna breed them, I'm gonna need caves. So, here is what I decided to do! I built 7 different types of breeding caves, I'm gonna test my catfish with them and see which works best! Once I know which is best, I'll be able to re-create it and use it a lot haha! Here are the caves I made: First is the 'Cone', it can double as a Discus breeding cone. It has both ends open but one end only has a small opening. Second, 'Bamboo'. A round cave with both ends wide open. Third is the 'Quad'. A square tube with both ends wide open. The fourth cave is the 'Log'. A classic log type cave with both ends wide open. Fifth cave, 'Fin'. A pinch type cave with a razor-edge top and one end pinched closed. Number 6 is 'The Bomb Shelter'. An alternate cave for hipster Catfish, lens-less glasses recommended. And last but not least, my favourite, 'The Best'. It's similar to the 'Log' but a little thinner and prettier. I reckon this'll work the best! All are yet to be fired, but once I fire them, I'm going to attach moss and green them UP!!!! By the time they are complete, I should have enough breeding pairs to complete this experiment! Thanks, Finn
  9. This is Ra and Shiva. I am absolutely amazed at this to be honest. Shiva has only ever liked one fish before, and he was absolutely terrified of her. She has killed 2 males and is aggressive as all hell. I even had a little danger sticker on her tank labeling her the "Man eating fatty". I moved these two into the same barrack about 4 days ago and voila, she won't stop being stripey. Let them in together last night and this is what we have today. There are a lot of eggs in that nest!
  10. So I'm up late going thru old posts on here and come across a discussion on dechlorinating water during water changes. So I've kept tanks for about 15years now ands have always been under the impression that as long as you do less then a 50% water change no neutralizer is required! This is the way I've always done it with all sorts of fish and never had a problem but the more I read the more I see that every thing says to dose for the entire tank when adding water directly to the tank. So at the risk of sounding like a noob should I be adding neutralizer when I do water changes? Cheers Clint
  11. Vid with my girl she has her tube out n dress on. Will add more vids later of eggs and them courting
  12. need some advice on how to quiet down sump plumbing it loud a f*#k! CAN ANYBODY SWING ME SOME ADVICE PLEASE
  13. It looks like there may be a bit of interest in chatting about fish rooms; design, maintenance, construction etc etc. I'm sure this thread will have a life of its own and spear off in whatever direction it chooses, but to kick it off I am going to pose a question to those of us with fish rooms. Looking at your current or previous fish room, what is: A) The one thing that has worked well that you will definitely do again? The one thing that hasn't worked so well that you will not do again? It might be interested to see what people come up with.
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  15. Now have available slate caves with the back top portion removable to make it easier to remove eggs and fry. Great idea and makes it easy. 3 Different sizes and also a triangular model. Clay logs also available. Have all your Catfish needs in one area including Hikari and Sera food. Click here to view Bristlenose and L-Number Range of Items Here is a couple of pics.
  16. My largest oscar bit me today...weirdest feeling. If i dont feed him daily he gets really aggressive and has taken to attacking my syphon and now biting my forearm! Cant wait to get a 6x2x2 lol On the upside i hand fed him for the first time today. Thought what have i got to loose lol.
  17. Is it just me or do electric blue dempseys seem to have more than their fair share of odd shaped heads ?. I understand the challenge of raising these fish but geez the original dempsey is a spectacular fish .Just a random observation . Rgds Pat.
  18. My shrimp tank at the moment. Not the best of photos, but they'll do. 10 something whatever native shrimps (not macro, not sure!) 11-15 (bought 11, found 15 the other day, who knows!) Darwin red-nose shrimp 5 cherry shrimp Need to put in some more cherries and would love to get some more small native shrimps. The locally native shrimp in there at the moment include two full size VERY berried females who will start off my breeding tub once I...yanno....buy a tub. =) No plants as...SOMEONE ate all my pellia. Baby mystery snails? The darwins??? Who knows. And one of my poor marimo balls is un-balling. Any help getting it back into a tight ball?
  19. hey guys so i've decided to buy 2 red tiger oscars as i have never owned one before and the look nice too. bought them to eat up the 4.5kg of pellets i have . they are only about 8-10 cm at max. one seems to be fine but the smaller one just lays down on the bottom of the tank though it was fine when at the shop(exotic fish connections). are there any special requirements for oscars?
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