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  1. Hey guys Just wanting your opinion on the crack that I have on my fish tank It's a 20L tank roughly 450 x 220 x 250 dimensions The crack itself is located on the bottom of the width side of the tank Do you think it should be safe to set up without any issues or should I patch it up or waste of my time?
  2. Looking to get a tank build Who builds them Have spoken to dennision just wana see if anyone else does them
  3. Before i start this project, i was wondering if there are any members keeping salt or fresh water fish that over 80cm? Also any considering selling? ? Ty
  4. the bits that cover the glass joins on a hexagon tank . I think 135 degree? prefer black if possible - urgent please . tried Bunnings they don't sell it.
  5. I had to move my shrimp Tank Into garage I drained most the water out and left a couple of inches in there with the shrimp. I moved them in and re filled with the same water and added some new water to it. Instantly I had 1 death and lots of loss of colour, I tested the water last night and I had 6.6ph, 0.25 ammonia this might be the problem, and 0 nitrites. Today I had another death. Any ideas on how to stop this? I think the ammonia might be from the Ada soil that got shaken up
  6. Hi does anyone know or can reccomend anyone to move a 8x4x2.5
  7. My discus tank

    Hey all so I have changed my 4x2x2 to a discus tank with some basic plants. Just had a few questions and any extra advice is welcome. diet- they currently seem fussy and only like to eat frozen bloodworms, have tried Thera+a and discus bio gold. Can they only be fed bloodworms or is that a bad diet, the clown loaches eat all of it I have 2 juvies so far and 8 loaches would like another 2 maybe 3 If that's ok in 4x2 and not sure what else thinking tetras can I add Rams? I have the ph and hardness more for community but jut seeing how things settle with the extra driftwood I added. I remember reading somewhere aquarium salt shouldn't be added with loaches but not 100%. Thanks
  8. Hi. Anyone have experience with building acrylic aquariums? I have used some calculators online and get different results. Forums are full of stories about bowing of sides. My plan is to build a tank that measures 2400mm (8ft) long x 600mm (2ft) wide x 500mm (20in) high. I was going to run a 100mm wide brace along the length at the top of front and back, both sides and two more evenly spaced through the middle. All done with 10mm thick cell cast acrylic. Question i have, will 10mm be thick enough with the bracing to stop bowing? Or should i either reduce height or go for a thicker acrylic? Thanks in advance for any information/experience shared sent from sony xperia via tapatalk
  9. ok my 6x2x2 back glass smashed any way I got a new one to go on I've got the old one off (in about 100 pieces ) on what I've got must off the old silicon off but not all off it what can I use to get it off thanks:help:
  10. Has anyone looked into these tank and stand combos? http://www.aquaone.com.au/2015-04-16-04-47-04/2015-04-16-06-00-17/aquariums/item/3157-56168 They look like a pretty neat little setup for the money. I am thinking of one for a small planted display tank (comes with T8 if I remember correctly) to keep a few bristles, some tetras and some shrimp. I have a better filter to replace the under powered hang on one that comes with it. Opinions?
  11. Hey guys... Just wanted to throw this up so you guy can give me some feed back. Let me know what you think.
  12. next tank ideas

    with the package I got was an aqua one aquanano marine 36 for quarantine. so second marine tank...... rule is fire goby must be in the tank.... What ideas you got. also an Aquaray led light.... are they any good?
  13. Hi folks, I'm new here, and i thought i would share my project. The missus and I are both keen sports fishers and have done a couple of trips to cape york over the last few years. we loved it so much we wanted a little piece of it at home! Im still new to all this and have been furiously reading and scouring the web for info. Any thoughts or criticisms are welcome! I picked up a tank second hand for a few hundred bucks with all the bits and bobs that go with it(mostly). them i gave it a coating in some dark varnish i had left in the shed. I had originally gone with sandstone as there is plenty of it up there and i got it for free. however i spied some nice river stones in my mates backyard that he didn't want any longer and this took me in a new direction. working on a layout. i had picked up some more large stone, some gold vine and a couple of bags of denman river pebble (landscape supplies) to finish it off. plenty of washing and scrubbing, and a few weeks of soaking for the vine was next. I previously had conditioned the tank and had 6 tetras in there to get the filter established again. along with some val. it all seemed to settle ok and the water was fine once again with happy little tetras doing their thing. then the gold vine decided to spew forth with is sap! a couple of scrubs in hot water seems to have gotten rid of it now. i also got some banana lillies in there and changed to a 38W sena sunlight tube for a more realistic look. im also digging the tanins! before after I'm looking to stock with 3-4 archers, a saratoga, 1 jungle perch and maybe a coal or sooty grunter. thanks for looking!
  14. on the weekend go a 4ft bay tank and stand that is now going to be my new marine tank just have to sand the stand and stain it all so go lots off live rock it all came out off a 6ft so its in 2 tanks until I get this up and running got to get a sump and plum it in
  15. Has anyone got any reviews or experience on the fluval vista aquarium tank kit in either 60L or 87L as a first timer display tank. Seems to be pretty tidy kit with all the basics (filter, led blue white LED's, heater etc). Would the LED's be good enough to sustain low light plants?
  16. Shrimp tank update

    So i finally pulled the trigger yesterday and bought a new 10gal to update my shrimp tank. Managed to bag some cheap seiryu stone as well so thought id get going on my first proper scape. My aim was to make a scape that didnt need all the bells an whistles and could be made with what was easily and (relatively) cheap and available. Running a basic aquamanta HOB with 2 clip in Animates LED and going to be dosing Excel every other day and trace elements and iron every water change. Currently has about 20 RCS and 2 endlers though going to change the endlers out for some smaller school. Not sure what yet. Its a basic black gravel (wanted to try something other than BDBS) with seiryu stone, some gold vine nano driftwood pieces, java moss, subwassertang, riccia and micranthenum minte carlo. Goong to be filling in the top of the cliff with a bushier plant, still unsure what that will be though. Would love to hear your thoughts! - Fuzzy Sent from my SM-G920I using Tapatalk
  17. hi! i'm starting my first betta tank and im just looking up on heater and filters for it. i know they dont like flow from the filters so its hard to find a good one. i would prefer a internal one if possible. i was looking at the Tetra Whisper Internal Power FILTER 2-10 G and other ones.. the tank im getting has one that comes with a filter but im not sure about the flow of it.. http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/131845033621?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&var=431193853534&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT also would the hydor theo 50w or 25w be better? (i sometimes have the air conditioner heater on in my room) (i also have 2 fancy goldfish tanks 77g & 56g so i know the important basics about fish care )
  18. New salty tank

    Hay everyone thought I'd share my new tank Iv bought about 2 weeks ago. I sold my other set-up because my misses thought it was messy and I was kind of over that setup and kind of nearly got me out of salt tanks all together but one trip to the pet shop 3days after I sold it and I came home with this haha. Its only a mini reef 120 but it's neat and tidy, I'm just in the process of upgrading things. The plan is to keep it simple and easy so just keeping lps and maybe couple softies. so far it's got hailea return pump (upgraded standard) hailea 250A chiller AI Prime HD light (ordered and waiting) top-up unit with acrylic wave reef Ro/Di resovoir echotech marine MP10WES wavemaker 3 channel dosing pump (on order) 200 watt eheim heater aragonite sand Iv collected water that's in the tank atm and getting base rock this weekend than the cycling begins
  19. Hi all, We are relatively new at keeping fish and have made some stupid rookie mistakes and just when we thought we were getting a grasp on everything we have noticed white spots over a proportion of the community population (2nd day now). In the 200L tank we have: 4 Gourami, 5 dwarf gourami, 3 honey gourami, 40 tetras, 14 danniios (spelling), 3 corys and 2 bristle noses. Equipment wise we have an aqua one cannister, hydra 40 ( cartridges removed ) and an air line with 2 outputs. So far I have dosed the tank with Blue Earth white spot treatment (tetra strength) and am slowly pushing the temp to 30c. The medicine instruction doesn't say anymore than redo in 3 days. (Doesn't mention water changes etc) Can anyone offer advice on what else we should be doing? Thanks Mat Sent from my SM-P350 using Tapatalk
  20. So after much deliberation and persuasion (Fiancé) I have managed to agree on a new display tank. I originally wanted to get a custom tank made L 3ft x W 3ft x H 2ft sadly I was struggling to get a cabinet maker to make a cabinet. My DIY skills and lack of time also hindered my ability to build a quality ADA styled cabinet and I estimated that a DIY cabinet would cost a minimum of $500 in materials. So I opted for the below. Concept Art: The basics: 4ft Aqua Serene 340L Tank and Cabinet in White includes filter - $1169 Black Vinyl Self-adhesive Wrap for Background - $20 3 x 20kg Bunnings play sand - $23 Approx. 30Kg of Texas Holey Rock - $210 White Egg Grate - $18 Otto PF2000N filter - $45 Approx. 20 Tonna Tesselata Shells - $16 Filter media for supplied Aqua One Nautilus 1400: 125ml Purigen – 250ml bought for swapping during recharging - $28 Purigen the bag - $15 Coral rubble 10mm 2kg - $8 Filter mesh bag - $7 Standard filter media including sponges and ceramic rings inc. in filter – bio balls replaced with coral rubble. Estimated total cost (excluding delivery costs, additional stock and plants): $ 1559 Stock: 8 x Paracyprichromis nigripinnis + (Dependant on successful breeding) 2 x Synodontis Perticola 3 x Neolamprologus caudopunctatus (to be replaced by the Neolamprologus Leleupi as I suspect the caudos have a year left of their life) 10 x Cyprichromis Leptosoma or equivalent (need to buy) 2 x Black Calvus (need to buy an additional Calvus) 4 x Neolamprologus Leleupi (need to buy) Breeding Colony of Shelldweller (need to buy) Rock Style: Loosely based on Iwagumi – http://aquascapinglove.com/basics/introduction-iwagumi-layout/ Plants: Vallis – Limited use behind large rocks Anubias – Mid / Foreground of Rockwork Example rockwork and shells purchased to date: Comments to date: The tank is sadly out of stock at the distributor and will take 3-4 weeks to be delivered expected mid-July. On a positive note it does leave time for the bacteria on the filter media to grow. Spare ceramic rings and coral rubble are sitting in my filter in my other tank since 16/06/2016 to enable growth of beneficial bacteria to aid with cycling. I will be transferring the Paracyprichromis nigripinnis at a later date, I have a few females who are holding and would like to grow a small colony – sadly the fry are being eaten by either my Calvus or the Synodontis catfish in my old tank. The black vinyl wrap is 900cm long by 60cm high, I only need 120cm and a further 100cm for my other tank. Maybe available for sale after i have set up. Shout outs and thanks to: The TechDen – For offering an extremely easy and professional service. Nothing was too much trouble even when I phoned and asked for specific sized pieces of Texas holey rock. They sent MMS to me of different rocks and I bought the rocks I wanted over the phone 20 minutes later. Exceptional service. Collecting and buying additional rocks from them this weekend. Petcity – For providing an unbeatable price on the tank. @Shon982 – For providing advice and quality Paracyprichromis nigripinnis who have been rock solid and started breeding. J Other QLDAF community members from posts: Sand: http://www.qldaf.com/forums/showthread.php?t=130001 I will update this with more pictures and steps once I get the tank.
  21. Hi all and welcome to the journey of my new 60cm shrimp tank. Setup Details are as follows; Tank: 70 Litre Aquarium. Dimensions: 61 x 30.5 x 38 LWH Filtration: 1 HOB Filter - Marina S20 with Bioballs and Filter Floss along with 1 Sponge Filter. Lighting: Cheap eBay LED. Substrate: CAL AQUA LABS - Fine Plants: Needle Leaf Java Fern, Blyxa Japonica, Java Moss and Riccia if it can survive with no c02 and cheap lighting.. Hardscape: Gold Vine Driftwood, Cholla Wood. Additional: ​IAL, Mineral Balls, Alder Cones.
  22. Good evening ladies and gents, After years of not having a fish tank, I have finally decided to get back into it (my wife bought me one for my birthday ). I am looking for some inspiration on which way to go with my new fish tank, as I am second guessing if I want to go down the African Cichlid road again (I used to have Malawi colonies), as I would like to cultivate a more plant orientated aquarium. My wife and myself were looking at the African Cichlids, as my wife loves their colors, but I am still hoping to find a fish combination that will allow me to have a planted tank. I would love to take her to a show / display of various aquarium set ups and I am wondering if the upcoming Ekka will have a good variety of different types of aquariums setups for inspiration. Otherwise are there any other upcoming Aquarium displays / competitions in the Brisbane area that would be worth while going to? Otherwise feel free to post your planted aquarium set ups and fish combinations By the way my new aquarium is a 180l Octagon fish tank with 60cm height (small foot print for ground dwelling plants) and would need fish combination that would occupy all levels. Thank you everyone!
  23. Hi guys just wanted to ask and get this straight once and for all?? REgarding aquariums and cost of electricity consumption. So currently i have 1x 1500watt heater and a 1x 2hp return pump for my 5ft sump tank and main display tank. Total litres for the tank and sump are around 2400 litres. Feel free to correct my mistakes guys but the formula i use to work out cost is:: Watts x hours in use x cost per /kw ÷ 1000 = cost per kw/hour So heater and pump =3000kw x 24 hours x .22 cents p/kw ÷ 1000 = $15 p/day x 90 days = $1400 per quarter for that one tank not even counting the other 7 and 6footerz??????😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲 Is this correct?? If so how do so many of u fellow hobbyists afford those gigantic 10 footerz???
  24. Hi all, I've been making the house quite the aquarium lately... All freshwater tropical and brackish so far though. But I am looking at making a special type of tank for purely Box Jellyfish and/or Irukandji for something different. Is there any must do's with keeping them, special filtration, etc? I'm thinking a large Perspex/Acrylic tube but not sure about what sort of filtration they need or works with them and if they are hard to keep? I'm pretty sure I'll only be able to keep either Box Jellyfish or Irukandji and not the two together but is it possible to do so? I know I need proper UV lights too but that also makes them look so awesome in a tank!!! Any advice with keeping them?
  25. Firstly, long time no see, long time member but havent been in the scene for a while. Now, my son wants a fish tank,but he gets emotional at the loss of a pet, so i'd like to start him with shrimp as its almost impossible to get attached to one, will be stsrting with something like an ar 620 set up, plan on using black sand/fine gravel and some nice rocks and timber/vine with plenty of java moss, anything major i need to know or do? And what is a good food for shrimp? Are there any small fish that are shrimp friendly? Cheers
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