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  1. I am completely over people taking culls or low grade that are handed around and selling at a profit elsewhere. This practice is far too common and people praise Facebook and Gumtree when people buy culls from here and sell on those places. These people are not good for the hobby. I have two possible rule changes: 1. Anyone found buying culls or low quality fry from here and selling elsewhere will be banned from trader. 2. Anyone found buying and selling fry to make a profit from members will be banned. At the moment I do not concern myself with the going's on elsewhere, but I am starting to feel that it makes the forum complacent in allowing trading of low quality fish to the ignorant masses on Facebook and Gumtree. I think I prefer option 1 as it is clear a misrepresentation, and there are times members want to clear a tank for various reasons..... I do not want to make things difficult for the volume quality breeders who want to move bulk fish, but am tired of the ongoing misrepresentation by various sellers on Facebook and Gumtree on selling poor quality fish from here.
  2. At the QFAS meeting held last Wednesday night a new Auction rule was proposed and accepted. All Sellers MUST be on stage assisting while there items are being auctioned. There are a number of advantages with this new rule not just for the organizers but also for the buyers and sellers, here are just a few; Advantage number one - one less volunteer needed for the auction. Advantage number two - if a seller needs to lower the reserve then there is no need to go looking for them. Advantage number three - the auctioneer can tell the owner what problems there are with fish first hand ( sick, too small etc) Advantage number four - buyers can see who the seller / breeder is. Advantage number five - sellers can see if auctioneers are missing bid and point them out to the auctioneer. Advantage number six - the seller knows exactly what fish are passed in and can collect their boxes immediately. This rule will be introduced at the next QFAS Auction in November. At present QAH, QCG and GCAS have not discussed if they will introduce it for their auctions. As soon as I hear anything I will post it. Graeme
  3. Picked up some cichlids from Steve and Jules today. Great people and great fish. Thanks for all your help guys, hope I didn't bend your ear to much. Here is a few vids of the fish in there temporary habitat.
  4. With all that is going on in the industry at the moment alot of hobbyist breeders are pushing this limit. Nsw has just implemented this and Qld has had it for a couple of years. IN basic you can have Under 10 000l to be called a hobbyist breeder this includes storage. Once you go 10 000.5l's You must become registered with the DPI. Some of you say well I will just get a DPI registration for aquaculture BUT once you do this you can no longer breed whatever species you want. This also opens you up to inspections by the DPI so you will get caught. Once you are registered as a dpi aquaculture busines you can ONLY BREED FISH ON THE SCHEDULE 6 LIST There is no question on this. So just to refresh. Most malawi besides 1 or 2 are not on this list, bristle nose are not on this list, big americans besides oscars are not on the list. So you see it isnt easy to just get a dpi registration. Under regulation if we are below this 10 000l you can still breed whatever is not on the noxious list. In order to get the registration from the dpi there are a lot of rules you have to adhere by. So think carefully about your setting up of your hobby and the way you want to go. Oh and if you think the DPI dont check out the forums the joke is on you they are here and watching every thing that goes on.
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