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  1. Just wondering what everyone does for a backup in a power cut. Any simple ideas that kick in automatically? i know about the vortech+battery backup but I don't have $700 lying around..😁
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  3. Ok tonight I got a letter from Energex, informing me that on the 13th of June they are going to cut the power for 6 hrs from 8.30 am till 2.30 pm. In the middle of bloody winter. FFS !!!!! My situation. 1:a rack of 9 2ft tanks all on sponge filters with a large aerator powering the lot through a loop of irrigation pipe. - said rack has 6 cold water rainbow tanks (rhads, blue eyes) and 3 tropical tanks (PNG Rainbows). - non of these tanks are over stocked, so I am not worried about a lack of air for 6 hours nor am I worried about heat as two of the tropical tanks contain Boesmani that until the beginning of May were in an out door pond. In any case my rack and garage are well insulated. 2:Where I am worried is my planted indoor display tank, which is a mixed tropical tank. - it contains about $300 dollars worth of Tetras, Hatchet Fish and miscellaneous tropicals and nerite snails. - It is a Juwel 120 Lido - I have a jaeger 100w on it. - I have an Eheim 2213 on it. - and aeration from an aerator and obviously no CO2. -the tank is planted. - the tank can best be described as heavily stocked for effect. Given that it is the middle of winter, my main concerns are. -Heat or lack of. -The bacteria dying in the canister. -a lack of oxygen due to the heavy stocking of the tank. Obviously I can add a battery powered aerator. That isn't the issue. I am more concerned about a canister full of dead bacteria. Should I be concerned for 6 hours ? I have heard you can request a generator from Energex for this eventuality. Should I be worried or just go with it for 6 hours, its not that long really. Thoughts people.
  4. Sick of being a fish killing n00b? Want to know wth is going on, without having to ask someone else? Ready to enter the ranks of the chilled and rational guru caste? To become your own fish keeper, free to make common sense moves and save the day? All the cool kids are getting API freshwater master test kits! + Easy to use. + Cheap. + Excellent tool for problem solving. + Helps confirm what you think is happening in the aquarium. + Trains you to understand water chemistry. + Easily calculate a water change regime that keeps optimal water conditions with minimal effort. + Answers the questions How soon can I add fish? accurately. + Record results + date = trend data. This allows you to solve more complex and subtle issues mathematically. + Lets you log and record conditions present during tricky spawning. Helps you duplicate them to trigger spawns in future. + Helps give your fish the great water they crave. + Lets you correct things you are doing which are not creating optimal conditions. + Lets you confirm filters are doing the job adequately. - Really should record tests to get best value from the kit. - Nitrate bottles need a proper shake first. - A boring investment in the hobby. - Every time a master kit is sold, a n00b dies and an aquarium operator is born!
  5. Do you have plants that feed through their roots? Well dino dung for the win. + Australian made, by an Australian Guru. + A complete plant food, with good amounts of everything plants crave. + Removes the need to focus on N, P, K like a farmer. + Makes keeping crypts, lace plants and swords easy. + Keeps fertz in gravel, rather than in water where they can feed algae. + Cheapest root tab on the market. + Better plot than the new Jurrasic Park movie. - Can be messy if you move plants around a lot.
  6. As the title suggests, who has experience with both? I just purchased a 2x1x1 for a shell dweller pair and have purchased a Fluval U2 internal power filter. I could have brought a C3 hang on, but due to room I selected the U2. Which sort is better?
  7. We received our ADA order in today including some snazzy little tanks, Soils and Powder in 9 litre and 3 litres. We have a pretty good range of ADA and you can check it all out ----> ADA Aqua Design Amano
  8. .Hey people, My power is out and could be till after midnight or even morning. Besides bucketing tank water in and out for hours any other ideas how to keep everybody happy, including me. Also how long is to long without power for the tank... Any help would be great... Cheers 😢😈
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  11. Been thinking of this one on and off for a while . what i am thinking of was usung a long gravel siphon adding a low volume 240 volt inline pump that will draw the waste from the bottom of the tank through a hose then straight out the door saves the bucket method . could be used from water storage to tank as well . That is if its not already out there Any opinions welcolm
  12. Hi all just wondering what everyone's power costs have been? I'm thinking about running a few tanks but been told It dab cost a lot ? Just wanting info ect ? Cheers
  13. Hi all Just wondering what others have used for all those power cords? Trying to find other option apart from multiple power boards ( scary actually ) also in a rental so adding more power points under the house is out. Thanks in advance Doug
  14. Anyone have any advice to keep tanks warm during this power outage? Been off since lunch but I've had the generator on. It's too noisy to leave on now so I'm trying to keep the tanks warm. I made some glass lids and closed up the tank but don't know how else to keep it warm. Thanks Sent from my HTC_PN071 using Tapatalk
  15. Hi all, Trying to find some 55W power compact tubes for my 4 tube fitting that's on my 4 foot tank. Just wondering what people are using and where they get them. Cheers!
  16. Eheim POWER LED'S Now Available in Daylight / Actinic Blue Combo and straight Actinic Blue. The Freshwater Aquastyle version has been a great success and we are gettting amazing results on our planted display in store using these lights. Time for the reef peeps to get their turn. Priced at $189.95 pr unit. Link - Age of Aquariums - Eheim Power LED - Daylight / Actinic Blue Link - Age of Aquariums - Eheim Power LED - Actinic Blue Ben
  17. Air driven low power internal fluid bed filter - a new take on the old bottle stuck to the back of the tank. Wanted to have a unit that looked good in a a display tank and worked well. So what do you think?
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  19. I was just wondering what systems everybody has in place for dealing with power outages and high heat that the coming summer months and its beautiful storms could bring? I used to have an old computer UPS set up on the tank but either its battery has died or its inverter died. So I'm back to square one. But either way I'm looking for something a bit better. Something with a pure sine wave.. The pumps didn't like the approximated sine of the UPS very much..
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  23. Aquael MidiKani 800 External Canister Filter - A True Self Priming Filter with incredibly low running costs. 800 litres per hour 6 watts 4 stage filtration Biological, Mechanical & Chemical filter media included Quality Fittings ( hoses & spray bar inc ) A True Self Priming external filter - Thanks to the inline pump fitted to the inside of the aquarium Quiet and Extremely reliable Aqua-Stop anti leak system 2 year Warranty Suitable for up to 250 litres Made in Europe Dimensions 20.5cm x 20.5cm x 33.5cm ( l x W x H ) Priced at only $129.00 per unit link - Age of Aquariums - Aquael MidiKani 800 Ben
  24. Hi guys, haven't posted on here for a while but am in need of some help The power company is turning the power off for about 10 hours tomorrow and I can't get a generator, I won't be home except for a little while in the morning. What can I do to keep my fish alive and the bio filter from dying. It's a 2 x 1.8 x 1.8 with about 3 platies and about 13 pseudomugil Any idea on what I can do to keep them happy for the day and any way to keep the bio filter from dying? Cheers, Marcus
  25. http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=a58_1356480018 LiveLeak.com - commercial Diver and a Turtle yea it looks cute but thats quite a beak lol
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