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  2. APRIL 2020 MAJOR AUCTION DETAILS IN THE INTEREST OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND GOVERNMENT RESTRICTIONS DUE TO COVID-19 AND CROWD SIZE LIMITS THE APRIL AUCTION HAS BEEN CANCELLED THE MONTHLY MEETINGS WILL BE REVIEWED FOR THE VIRUS SITUATION PRIOR TO THAT DATE SO ALL MEETINGS ARE POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
  3. adamgatt

    Getting my tank up and running again

    I agree with Skippy too. In my experience: I have java ferns, anubias and java moss in some of my tanks. They only get lights for ~3 hours a day (el cheapo eBay LED lights) and they have grwon well and healthy. No Co2 or special substrate or additives either. I agree with what Skippy said too re neons. Might be hard but keep a lookout for someone trying to offload a group of tetras/neons on Gumtree or Petlink. If you can pickup a school from a fishkeeper rather than an LFS chances are that they have had them for a while which would have done the weeding out of poor genetics/disease for you. Again agree with Skippy. I had 3 german blue rams with a school of 20 neons in a 2 foot tank for ~9 months without any problems. Right now I have i have guppies and endlers with some apistogramma in 2 foot tanks without any issues either. The sunlight will help with your plants. Agree again re common bristlenose. They're great at cleaning algae, but they do produce a fair bit of waste themselves.
  4. Slipshodman

    Getting my tank up and running again

    All great answers from Skippy Particularity about the Pleco, it will grow way to big for a two foot tank and put extreme load on you filter .... just don't do it, you could try just painting or blacking out the sides of the tank with contact to avoid the light getting in
  5. Skippy

    Getting my tank up and running again

    My cabinet has some minor water damage but I'm a perfectionist and want to chase a new one - do I buy it direct from Aqua One or do you know a cheaper supplier? I prefer genuine. Aquaone seems to be widely stocked so you might get lucky and find a store that has a cabinet in stock that it wants to get rid off if you ring around. Otherwise eBay or Gumtree might be worth a look for someone looking to offload their cabinet Have live aquarium plants - chasing very low maintenance yet good-looking plants. If you going to stick with the stock Aquaone lights you won't be able to get plants with high lighting needs. Anubias and java fern seem to be very hardy plants that can cope with (relatively) low light. I've also been told that many Amazon sword species do ok with basic lighting but I haven't tried them personally. Make sure you get true aquatic plants if you want them to last, many species sold in LFS are not true aquatic plants and will eventually melt away and die. Looking at getting a small school of neon tetras/Praecox rainbows (I love colour), however I have no experience with them; are they easy to maintain, require a lot of attention, require any specific out of the ordinary tank hardware, any specific food, anything else I should know about them? I've never kept Praecox but I had neon tetras many years ago and never found them very easy to keep alive long term. Some people suggest because they are mass breed in Asian fish farms they aren't very hardy and are prone to die off because of poor genetics and disease. What other cichlids would be suitable and peaceful alongside tetras? Any species with a mouth big enough to fit the tetras will eat the tetras. You could look at different types of rams or apistogramma species. Do your research because some apistogramma have very specific needs. It will be a feature in my living room so I do want it pleasing to the eyes without looking out of place. It will be located next to two floor to ceiling sliding doors that go onto a balcony - I believe I will have an issue with overgrowth of algae as I get direct sunlight in the afternoons? How can I tackle this? Common Pleco? Snails? Bear in mind that I do have separate sunblock and blockout screens that I can drop before heading out for work each day to keep the fish from overheating. I find bristlenose catfish to be more effective for algae control than common plecos. Common plecos also get very big some probably not the best choice for a 2 foot aquarium.
  6. Hi all, long time no see. I have recently bought a new place in the Sutherland Shire and wanted to get my tank up and running again (you can see my tank by clicking here). I have an Aqua One 620 90L aquarium that I'll be moving from my parent's place over to my new unit and wanted to get prepared for some new fish. In a nutshell, these are my plans; My cabinet has some minor water damage but I'm a perfectionist and want to chase a new one - do I buy it direct from Aqua One or do you know a cheaper supplier? I prefer genuine. Have live aquarium plants - chasing very low maintenance yet good-looking plants. Looking at getting a small school of neon tetras/Praecox rainbows (I love colour), however I have no experience with them; are they easy to maintain, require a lot of attention, require any specific out of the ordinary tank hardware, any specific food, anything else I should know about them? What other cichlids would be suitable and peaceful alongside tetras? It will be a feature in my living room so I do want it pleasing to the eyes without looking out of place. It will be located next to two floor to ceiling sliding doors that go onto a balcony - I believe I will have an issue with overgrowth of algae as I get direct sunlight in the afternoons? How can I tackle this? Common Pleco? Snails? Bear in mind that I do have separate sunblock and blockout screens that I can drop before heading out for work each day to keep the fish from overheating. I have basically got the whole set up ready to go despite missing a few pieces from my tank's box when I first received it as a gift from my girlfriend all those years ago. I'll have to get the tank before I know exactly what's missing. Any and all support would be awesome guys. I'll definitely take pics of progress and the finished product in a separate topic.
  7. Slipshodman

    NSWCS meeting Rusty Wessel's in Sydney 7/3-2020

    All on Ace Forum, checking whats is going on
  8. Are they all on their phones? 😂😂
  9. Glad he is OK. Can't wait for it. 😁
  10. Rusty is on his way after missing the December meeting when he fell of his roof He will be speaking on Fish of the Maya plus showing pictures and video of species from Northern Mexico to Honduras There will be NO mini auction due to having an international speaker Entry is FREE So you just keep Africans , well Rusty keeps African ALSO Use the opportunity to throw some questions at him to improve your fishkeeping Not everybody builds a house to keep their fish in
  11. PlecoSam

    Canister Filter Reccomendation

    Eheim back in the day were brilliant, I have owned several of them, much better then the Fluval of the same era in my opinion (I owned Fluval as well). Today though, Fluval are much improved and are probably of equal quality and ease of use to Eheim. I am like you Slips, have had a number of cheap canisters but found them poor quality and prone to failures, there are gems in the cheap crowd but knowing which are good is the problem.
  12. Urgent Notice - Change of Venue Major Fish Auction 8 Feb 2020 Now at Koonawarra Primary School Due to flooding of hall, the major fish auction will now be held at: Koonawarra Primary School. Byamee Street Koonawarra. Auction Still Starts at 2:00PM Easiest way is to come off Motorway or Princes Highway at Fowlers Road - continue along to Byamee Street.
  13. Skippy

    Breeding Bristle-nose Catfish

    Assuming you have at least 1 male and at least 1 female given the right conditions they should breed.
  14. PERRY THE POM

    Breeding Bristle-nose Catfish

    G'day, I have 5 Bristle Nose Catfish from the same parents. When they are older will they breed? Cheers Perry
  15. No worries, thanks for letting me know.
  16. Generally most users on the forum use an external hosting service e.g. Flickr and Photobucket and link to the images. If the image is deleted or the account with the hosting service is closed you won't be able to see the images anymore. In this case it looks like the OP edited the post back in 2017 so he possibly removed the link to the photos.
  17. Is there a reason why i can't see any of the images people are commenting on. I'd love to see peoples set ups in regards to breeding Green Horse Face. CHeers Matt
  18. pride

    Sick Fish help

    Hi All, sorry about the long read... I have a 4ft tank with bolivian rams, Tetras, a few platys and a trio of L333 cats. About 6 weeks back the rams started occasional flashing so i treated the tank with rapid whitespot remedy and raising the temp and followed up with a repeat treatment. All seemed going well until 3 weeks ago i started to notice white stringy poo from a few fish and also becoming quite lethargic. On advice from the LFS i treated the tank with praziquantel for 2 weeks but no change. Next trip to LFS I picked up some dimetridazole which i have mixed into a batch of food and started feeding but my issue is the L333 cats dont feed at the same time and leaving food in tank overnight I assume ineffective as the meds would dissolve from the pellets so they would still carry the issue to spread again. Also one of the fish now wont eat. Any advice? Tank ph 7, nitrate is about 10ppm.
  19. Hi All, Looking for Shrimp breeders Penrith area , not as popular as they were a couple of years ago and getting harder to find Any help would be appreciated Cheers
  20. adamgatt

    Leaf litter for dwarf americans

    Pretty happy finding fry after only 2 weeks of getting them. 😎
  21. Link2Hell

    Leaf litter for dwarf americans

    OK will bring some for you
  22. adamgatt

    Leaf litter for dwarf americans

    Awesome. I might try getting a few for a spare tank and see how they go.
  23. adamgatt

    Leaf litter for dwarf americans

    Thanks, Chris. I'd love to grab a few off you. I'll fix you up for them on the night.
  24. sicj

    Leaf litter for dwarf americans

    Hi yes they are outside all year round and survive perfectly fine I do find they breed a lot in the warmer months though
  25. Link2Hell

    Leaf litter for dwarf americans

    Welcome to the Dark Side Adam I will have some Almond leaves available at the meeting if you want some
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