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  1. I got back on to Facebook last week (much to my disgust) as my mate is getting married tomorrow and all the photos are going to be put up into a private page for all invited to see, so now that I have created an account again, I thought I'd use it to suss out pages, groups on native Australian fish, shrimp, plants that are getting around, can people suggest a few off the top of their heads? [MENTION=17713]LukeEggler[/MENTION]?
  2. Hi guys, Picked this plant up in a local creek, the top leaves were reddish when I collected them. I doubt its a native, but would love to be pleasantly surprised! Cheers, Schmitee
  3. Any idea? it came with some val and is still kicking, for now.
  4. Hey everyone, im wanting to grow a couple plants in my tank to give it some greenery. Its 70cm high so wanting something that will grow quite tall and quick. A problem I have is my fish love to eat everything. I have angels, geos and corys (also babysitting a silver dollar) and they destroy just about everything i put in there... Dig it up, eat all the leaves, you name it. Anything thin, tall and bushy is now a stick and fresh new leaves dont have a chance. I have iron sand as my subtrate and 2 x 5ft t5 bulbs, both bulbs great for plants aparently. Wanting to know if anyone has been through this and found something that works and can give me some pointers other wise it'll turn out to be an expensive process of elimination. I heard that swords are meant to be hearty? I had a small one in there but they destroyed that. Thanks in advance!
  5. Good morning all I have a low tech planted plant and up until now I've only been fertilising with dino dung. I don't have any C02 on the tank. I'm about to purchase the following two products that I saw Donny recommending on a thread a while ago: Easy - Life EasyCarbo - http://www.thetechden.com.au/Easy_Life_EasyCarbo_250ml_Liquid_Carbon_CO2_p/eas250.htm?CartID=1 Easy-Life ProFito - http://www.thetechden.com.au/Easy_Life_ProFito_1_Liter_EasyLife_Universal_Pla_p/pro1000.htm?CartID=2 I'd like to know whether these two products (along with the dino dung for root feeders) will allow me to keep my plants healthy with the least effort and cost. I have a 600L tank so I don't want anything expensive that I'll need to use gallons of each time. Is it worth using the liquid carbon on a tank this big or will it get too expensive? (I know that's subjective sorry, but would you do it?) Also when using a liquid carbon replacement in assuming that the water disturbance doesn't matter like it does with injected C02? Would you use something else instead, of a similar price range? Thank you Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. We have finally received our shipment of plant dedicated LED lights The lights range in sizes from 45cm all the way up to 180cm (6ft) These light feature a HI and LOW setting with the dedicated switches.. Dee 6500K PLANT LED Lights Don't forget QLDAF members get 10% OFF and shipping is only $7 Australia Wide
  7. Hi all I pulled out some staurogyne repens from my main tank and put them in my shrimp tank but I can't seem to get the roots into the substrate does this matter? The plants are holding down just looks untidy would they die if I left them like that ?
  8. Seeing I'm in the beginning stages of doing a small DSM Iwagumi tank, I thought I'd set up an emersed container next to the tank under the same lighting seeing the light is roughly 30cm larger than the tank, so more than enough for both. I'm after some info as well as plants that could be used in a scape such as this below. I'm currently looking at using the following if I can get feedback on these: Ludwigia glandulosa Alternanthera reineckii 'mini' Hygrophila corymbosa Staurogyne repens Bacopa caroliniana Hydrocotyle tripartita 'japan' Glossostigma elatinoides Micranthemum 'monte carlo' Hygrophila lancea So, can these all be kept in a small container/bowl with the substrate (ADA Amazonia) kept wet/moist at all times and still grow? Thanks.
  9. Thought I'd give another DSM (Dry Start Method) tank a crack, so after receiving the plants in the mail this morning that I ordered online, I went down to Mitre 10 and got a bag of NatureGrow Cow & Compost, $7.70, can't complain about that, mind you, it was the only compost I could get in store, but should be fine though. Pulled out the AquaTopia Aura 25L aquarium, put down about 1.5cm layer of compost, then a 1.5/2cm layer of RichGro Play Sand, hoping that this will be fine and realise it could be some months until the tank is flooded, IF I decided to actually flood it, might keep it as a DSM tank, next was the Malaysian Driftwood, was going to go with the Seiryu Stone I have but decided against an Iwagumi, once I was happy with the layers and driftwood, I placed in the Lilaeopsis brisbanensis, I bought 4 lots of this, just broke each lot into pieces and placed at the back of the tank, then I placed in the Hydrocotyle tripartita, I actually should have ordered more as I only ordered 2 lots, but oh well, then I added in the Glossostigma elatinoides, this stuff was the probably the most healthy Glosso I have ever seen, was super green, super thick, looked great, but not for long as I separated it all into smaller blocks and planted it in, had a bit left over so that is now planted in the grow out tub down the side of the house, so will everything now placed in and planted, I got a 1l spray bottle and filled it was rain water and placed a cap full of Seasol Seaweed Fertilizer and heavily sprayed the plants, substrate, sides of the aquarium, but not to the point where it was flooded though, placed a couple sheets of cling wrap over the top of the tank and then placed the cover on. Was thinking of running it inside with a light period of 10 to 12 hours, but then thought, why not just give it natural light outside, so is now placed in the open and will be bought indoors or under cover at night, thoughts on this? Is this OK? I know this will take some months to get the required result, but that's OK, I'll be spraying the tank once or twice a day, depending on moisture in the tank, humidity, and will let fresh air into the tank every 1 or 2 days, again, thoughts on this? Anyway, here are details and photos of each stage below, cheers, all comments, feedback, suggestions, sledges welcome, haha. Aquarium: AquaTopia Aura 20L Light: Natural Heating: Natural Substrate: NatureGrow Cow & Compost (1.5cm) & RichGro Play Sand (1.5/2cm) Flora: Lilaeopsis brisbanensis (4 Pots), Hydrocotyle tripartita (2 Pots), Glossostigma elatinoides (2 Pots) Hardscape: Malaysian Driftwood (1) Fertilizer: Seasol Seaweed Fertilizer (10ml per 1l Rainwater)
  10. Has Anybody used Dee Aquarium Fish Tank Plant 6500k- 6800K LED Light from Aquaholics. Link - http://www.aquaholicsonline.com.au/dee-aquarium-fish-tank-plant-6500k-6800k-led-light-60cm.html I was looking for lights for my 30 inch 3tier racks - they need to grow low tech plants in a 15 inch deep tank Hygrophila difformis , watersprite , mosses , egeria najas . hornwort . That sort of thing . I am currently using Ista lights and Fluval ones dimmed halfway , but the fluval ones belong to other tanks - and these seem to be well priced . I have 9 Ista lights but the price has gone up and Over time I will need 16 more and because I can only buy 3 at a time I really can not haggle . These are substantially cheaper and look to be ok .
  11. Hey guys, Trying to find the best source for these products KNO3 KH2PO4 Planted CSM+B or something similar I've seen the stuff on Aquagreen but find it pretty far out in terms of pricing and they also don't carry KNO3, is there anywhere where this can just be purchased all in one place? If not, does anyone know the cheapest place to get these chemicals? So far Auschem seems to have the best pricing for KNO3 but they don't sell KH2PO4 or trace elements. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
  12. Hi all, just looking for the easiest way to plant Dwarf Papyrus and Umbrella Plants, usually I just use a small plastic garden pot with holes in the bottom of it, place newspaper on the bottom to stop gravel coming out, place a layer of aquarium gravel over the newspaper, place the plant onto the layer of gravel, then top the rest of the pot up with aquarium gravel, could I use garden soil, play sand in there also? Have 4 Umbrella Plants, 2 Dwarf Papyrus Plants coming in the next day or two, so just wondering how to plant these. Also thinking I might use one of the spare bathtubs I have as a grow out tank, put a small layer of garden soil on the bottom, place the sand over it, then plants some bits and pieces in and just let them do their thing over the next few months. Cheers.
  13. Scored these 3 plants earlier for nothing, I know one of them is a waterlily, not sure what type though, but what are the other two? Thanks.
  14. Was found in the Fitzroy river in Rockhampton.
  15. Well here is a special that will drop your jaw Dee 100cm 6500k Plant Dedicated LED Lights Were $119 NOW $67.26 (even less after your forum discount) Super Bright with 2 Setteings (HI - LOW) Product Specifications: Brand : Dee Type : Plant Fixture Size: 1000-1200mm x 105mm x 12mm (add 100m height with brackets installed) LED's Count: 84 Kalvin: 6500K - 6800K Power Rating: 84 x 0.5W LED TYPE : 84 x 5030 SMD Power Usage: 42 watts Fixture Colour : Silver
  16. Hi, i am starting up a 300 liter planted aquarium. What fertilizers and what brands are best for plant growth? Also what equipment is needed for plants? I am planning on purchasing a Co2 system and fluorescent tubing for lights.
  17. Could anyone please identify this plant? I found it in a creek which was flowing a little and was about a foot deep. The plant has a weird leaf coming from the main plant which made me unsure of what it is. The plants vary in size from 5cm tall to 20cm tall. I thought it could be vallesneria, saggitaria or pygmy chain sword but i am not sure, any ideas would be great, Thanks. i attached photos of the plant in a 4 litre ice cream container.
  18. Hello plant people, I set up a low tech planted tank for my daughter about 6 months ago. I haven't had any dramas up until now, this is the only plant with the symptoms and I'm quite sure it wasn't like that a couple of days ago. Can anyone tell me what the go is?
  19. Anyone know what plant this is ? I was up a Dayboro today, having a swim and doing a bit of fish collecting. I saw this plant and wondered what it might be, it was growing in a mat in the shallow, semi submerged. Thanks, Phil
  20. Hi Fellow QLDAFers, We have a great new selection of plants for the avid aquascaper through to your novice. As always your QLDAF membership discount apply to the advertised price. As always we have a great selection of anubias attached to driftwood. Large - $49 Medium - 39 Small - 29
  21. We did a direct comparison between the Fluval Fresh and Plant 2.0 and the Fluval Aqualife Plant LED and the Fluval Fresh and Plant 2.0 comes out a easy winner and price wise it is perfect. When I did the Youtube I did have my phone on Auto and when I pressed the Fresh 2.0 to reduce the light my tricky phone decided to adjust the lighting on the phone and although it does not look like a big change it does make a big change in real life. For pricing and availability on the Fresh 2.0 here is a link to our web site. Lighting
  22. Hi Guys Can anyone recommend good quality **** if possible see through *** plastic tubs to be used as small plant growing tanks. im going to setup a project in the cavity above my main tank ( its in a cupboard) will build a solid shelf to take the weight of a few maybe 20L tubs and ill have main tank water pumping up into them then gravity fed through them back out to my main tank. Will have LED lighting for them. Just want to know if anyone is using plastic tubs as sumps or fuges or even small tanks.. Regards Aron
  23. Nice price on the Fluval Plant Nano Light - $99 and the Fluval Sea Nano $125 Get in quick at this price.... For more information and availability Fluval Nano Plant and Fluval Nano Sea <----Click Here
  24. What can I say, Fluval have done their homework on the new range of the Fresh and Plant LED lights. The previous Aqualife and Plant were great lights but they have set the mark and come forward with some great improvements. I have been waiting for these lights to hit Australia since I saw the release in the US market and I could not wait. Normally a new model will have a bit of new shine to an older model but they have gone to town. They only landed in Australia in the last couple of days and we are expecting our stock Tuesday - I am hoping for Monday. So what is the big deal? Well I will leave the most impressive for last but here is what they have done... They have improved the lumens with up to 50% on the previous and naturally this has a small effect on increasing the wattage - nothing major but there is an increase. They have gone to a nice neat soft touch control on the top of the light to give a better personal experience on lighting and making the most of their 5 unique LEDS with full spectrum exposure. You can still rely on the German Engineered light with 3 year warranty. The lights are IPX7 waterproof, splash em - no problem, even accidentally drop it in your tank and you will still be safe. On the two foot model they have not changed the 24"-36" but they have catered for what so many people were asking for on the 36" light. The old model was 36"-46" which was just short of fitting on a 4 foot tank and so many people would say to me "wouldn't it have been nice if it went to 48" and fitted on a 4 foot tank" Well they must have heard as the new model is 36" extendable to 48" and will now nicely fit on a 122cm 4 foot tank. Thanks Mr Fluval. Finally and as I am a gadget person they have added WiFi compatibility - but do not get too excited just yet - it is a "ADDITIONAL ACCESSORY (AVAILABLE SEPARATELY):" and eagerly await its release. Not only will it work on the Apple OS it will also work on the Android OS. If you get too excited and get two of the 2.0 lights - yes it will control two lights. Can't wait for these to rock in the door and just a couple more sleeps... Oh and if you thought that all these massive improvements would come with massive increase in price - your wrong...even with the Aussie dollar doing as poorly as it currently is... Big thumbs up from me....nice work Mr Fluval. For more information please visit the two links below to our website and remember - if your keen pop your email address in the top right hand side where it says "email me when in stock" so we can shoot you an email as soon as they are available and be one of the first to own the new Fluval Fresh and Plant 2.0 2 foot Fluval Fresh and Plant 2.0 Full Spectrum 46w LED 36"-48" 3 foot Fluval Fresh and Plant 2.0 Full Spectrum 46w LED 36"-48"
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