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  1. Gonna keep the words few and the pictures great, aiming for a concrete-shelled native pond and water-stream feature. At a rough estimation we are looking at about 4,000 litres, to be stocked with Crimson Spotted Rainbows, Gudgeons and other native fish which I hope to collect form Cedar Creek. Currently about a week into the project, will update daily. Pond Site: Day 1: (Marking) Day 2: (Digging) How the water run off will be dealt with (pond site is on a sloped hill): Day 5: (Took the weekend off) Dug a shelf around the outside of the pond, roughly 8 inches broad and 20cm below desired water level. 15cm will be concreted, 5cm to have the water level above the shelf and thus halfway up the bordering rocks. Day 6: (Levelling) Tomorrow I will complete the final levelling process, shape the waterfall/stream into steps and begin the 12mm reinforced steel shell in order to concrete next monday. Currently I'm leaning towards waterproofing the concrete (like a pool) rather than using a liner, but am still undecided. Have also not yet chosen a pump, any recommendations are more than welcome.
  2. 3rd Edition by Ad Konings WAS $129.95, NOW ONLY $59.95!!!! AND you can still use your QLDAF discount!!!!!! WOW This third, revised, edition of the definitive study of Lake Tanganyika cichlids discusses and illustrates more species than any previous publication. Basing his study on more than 750 hours of underwater observations all over the lake, the author characterizes the species by their habitat preferences, distribution, feeding and breeding behavior, and coloration. The more than 1200 photos illustrate all known Tanganyika cichlids, and the majority were taken in the lake, portraying the fish in their natural habitat. And the wealth of information on the natural environment this book contains will render it increasingly possible to maintain each species in the most natural way, allowing it to behave as if it were in the lake. Only by thus duplicating their normal environment can we expect to be treated to the natural behavior of these cichlids. Click on the link below to take advantage of this amazing offer http://www.thetechden.com.au/Tanganyika_Cichlids_in_their_Natural_Habitat_3rd_e_p/tang-cich3.htm
  3. Hi I bought a 3d rock background and can't decide wats the top lol I'm pretty sure the rule of thumb for rocks in a wall because of rainfall and erosion the flat side is the top of the rock and the fuller rounder side is the base anyone got any ideas I guess it doesn't matter which way I put it but I don't want people to look at my tank after I silicone it in and say" the rocks are upside down" lol!
  4. Just rescaped the 3fter, currently it is a temperate water tank with leaf litter, vallisneria Cory trilineatus, Pseudomugil mellis and rosy barbs, but will most likely change this and I may end up adding some wild type angels or wild green discus
  5. Great idea for a last minute Xmas present - we received a good buy on these due to the amount that we get in and pass on the savings.. Don't forget your QLDAF discount too which brings this book by Ad Konings down to $66.55. http://www.qldaf.com/forums/tech-den-127/how-members-get-their-qldaf-discount-tech-den-their-aquarium-items-77517/ Malawi Cichlids In their natural habitat 4th Ed by Ad Konings
  6. Deal of the Day - Tropheus in their Natural Habitat. The latest book from Ad Konings. Today only at the incredibly low price of only $25.00. Here is a rundown, A Major New book on Tropheus by Ad Konings. Cichlids of the genus Tropheus have fascinated aquarists since they were first exported from Lake Tanganyika in the late 1950s. It may have been their "unconventional" shape, or the fact that females brood their offspring to a relatively large size inside their mouths, that initially appealed to hobbyists. They are still some of the most popular cichlids kept in aquaria. Over the years much has been said about their incredible diversity of coloration, with almost any new area collected in the lake resulting in new variants, and the emphasis in the aquarium literature has almost always been on the number of variants, morphs, or species that exist in the lake. Behaviorists have, however, discovered that Tropheus species exhibit unique breeding behavior not recorded from any other group of cichlids. Their behavior in the wild, as you will read in this book, is ruled by ecological factors that cannot realistically be duplicated in the aquarium, and for this reason these fish behave rather differently in captivity. The information in this book is based on observations in the wild and almost all photographs were taken in the lake and show the fishes in their natural habitat. Contents: Introduction, Lake Tanganyika, Maps, The Genus, The Species, Geographical Variation, Territory, Feeding, Breeding, Classification, In the Aquarium, References, Index. 160 pages, 300 color photos, hardcover, and size: 7" x 9.5" (17.5 x 24.5 cm). Link - Age of Aquariums - Tropheus in their Natural Habitat Ben
  7. Just found this Video of a big pond somewhere in Australia, anyone know who's it is?
  8. These pics at the end are two of my many acans that are firing up and spreading out beautifully. Poor things still haven’t experienced a water change yet and they get all dosing needs from food oxidation and these- Calcium. Dissolve 250 grams Damprid from bunnings in roughly 2 liters of RO water. Just be aware the mix gets a bit hot and with its reaction when the two are combined. Calcium citrate Any calcium coral, seashells, limestone, or dolomite is fine. Then combine with citric acid, lime or lemon will do nicely. Alkalinity Buy some pool alkalinity and PH up from Bunning's and mix 350 grams once it is cooled to 2 liters of RO water and mix for quite a while. Magnesium. Grab 2 cups of Epsom salts and add near double that of magnesium chloride as hexahydrate in neutralised or RO water and mix,” green health” on line has the hexahydrate. This solution isn’t added as often the other two parts, so I put in heaps each time I do add it. Iodide-iodine Is not usually needed as it comes from any foods added, this is for the algae pigments especially for the corals algae. Iron and vitamins. Use the swisse brand liquid iron in the vitamin section of the super market. Amino acids They come from feeding as the oxidation processes release it and algae excretes it as well as a bi product of photosynthesis. A part from old school xr-e diodes, no skimmer or wave makers, its that easy.
  9. Happy to say The Tech Den will be one of the first to have the awaited book by Ad Konings - Tropheus in their Natural Habitat. You can now place your order with stock due to arrive to us early next week. For pricing and more information for those Tropheus peps... Back to Nature Tropheus in their Natural Habitat
  10. Checkout this movie I found showing the natural habitats of so many different species. apistos, corys, tetras, rays
  11. Anyone know where to buy natural slate in the toowoomba area?
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  13. Went for a Sunday drive to Tincan bay/Rainbowbeach and stopped at Searys Creek in the Great Sandy National Park for a swim and snorkel. Ornate rainbowfish Rhadinocentrus ornatus were abundant and in many different colour variations along with gudgeons, eels huge and small, crayfish and shrimp. Such a beautiful area. tried to get some decent video but the little buggers are so quick
  14. Hello again. Thought i'd still put to use my 3 footer as I moved the breeding trio of pepps into a different tank so I have more space for there babies I basically had a big forked out tree branch that I sawed short and used the long pieces I cut off it to create a "Stumpy root looking thing" I think it worked and looks half decent I just used val for the plants as I dont have hardcore grow lights, its just a 2 foot aquaone light that does the job I caught all the fish from local creeks; Female green and red swordtail Empire gudgeons More gudgeons of some sort Guppies I believe I have a few endlers of some sort I caught in a creek at Mt Gravatt And something else I cant I.D Pictures looked alot better on my phone. Day Night
  15. I was looking at the L100's on planetcatfish and was wondering if this is natural? And can anyone please tell me if they are FS in Australia? Cheers Jono
  16. hey arnt birthdays good, got that book for my 21st (well its on the weekend but hey) started reading it n love it. also have a book "native fishes of north eastern queensland" good to have a read from the scientists perspective. learned a few things i never knew before and im only up to page 26. anyone else have this book? i would recomend it to anyone keeping malawi cichlids, only prob is they paid around $40 more for it than they had too. cheers mick
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