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  2. ActionJackson

    Geophagus sp.

    Anyone still keeping Geos? Great thread to read through. Currently working on breeding Rio branco
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  4. Link2Hell

    From the ashes....

    Welcome back Andy Good to hear you have been down to Aggies to see Mark
  5. PlecoSam

    From the ashes....

    Thats how it starts VIS, nekminut 8 footer again.
  6. benno

    From the ashes....

    Geez haven’t seen this name posting in the forum for a long time. I live in Adelaide and can assure you aggies is the only store worth going to for cichlids here and have been for 20 years. Been goin there since I was a child and they still have one of the best varieties and don’t try to sell deformed crap like everywhere else.
  7. I have seen some imported electric yellows the original Imports I think it was back in the early 90s. A Scottish gentleman in I think it was Padstow in Sydney bred them up and then released them onto the market one Saturday. I went to his place with a mate from Botany to have a look at these new fish and they were stunning a room full of brilliant yellow perfectly formed fish was amazing 1 adult male especially I can still picture vividly. I was out of the game for a lot of years but haven't saw a fish that would hold a candle to the original stock. I never bought any that day at $120 a fish they were out of my price range at the time so yes it was a long time ago and I'm getting old but I'm pretty sure what I've said is correct but I do remember one thing they were better than anything I've seen lately
  8. Hey everyone, yes I am still alive and no, I have not been keeping fish lately. That may however be about to change. I am considering setting up a modest tank for display. I am thinking perhaps a 4-5 ft, standard width, and perhaps a bit taller than standard. I am severely out of touch with what's around and nice at the moment, but am starting to do some research. I am unlucky that I am not living in NSW any more, knowing the people who might have the fish I need, but lucky that now I am in Adelaide, I am nice and close to E4G13M4N Mark's shop (which is really good btw). I am thinking either a busy bright tank full of msobo or saulosi, or an interesting tank with shellies down low and some mid / upper Tangs. I'd love to hear some ideas and find out what cool stuff is out there these days. Cheers Andy
  9. I haven't (knowingly) seen any imported electric yellows in the flesh yet but I did see some imported Labidochromis caeruleus Lundo Island in Labyrinth Aquarium which was something to be excited about.
  10. The Asian imported ones I saw videos of Chris were very pale in colour and had a distinct metallic blue sheen through the head and body
  11. Nice to see you back Chuckie well the Asian ones that have started to come in are seriously disappointing that I saw in Melb last week orange and no black margins on the fins ………… hope it gets better ☹️
  12. Anything that gets included onto the import list is only good for the hobby. Its up to the hobby and enthusiast to import from the correct importer. Countries don't matter, they can be as bad as each other. Electric Yellows regardless of how line bred they have been can always do with a new blood line. I personally dont think there has been a legit yellow in australia for a long time. I understand that people have spent alot of time and effort in maintaining and line breeding as best they can and its taken alot of effort. But with this rule change there is a legit chance and not even.... chance. There is a legit avenue to directly import yellows into Australia direct from Africa.
  13. Link2Hell

    Cycling tank - Nitrite won’t break Dow

    Patience you need the levels up to get the bacteria going stop the water change until the reading drops. Also if you use API kit take a water sample to a LFS like Labyrith at Campsie as Andrew uses JBL test kits
  14. Hi there can’t message you privately but would like to know if you have any geophagus available 

  15. adamgatt

    Cycling tank - Nitrite won’t break Dow

    I've only had fish for about 18 months so not as experienced as others here but pretty much all of my tanks took 6 weeks to cycle, and most had a nitrite spike during the 4th week.
  16. I’ve converted my 400L salt water tank to fresh, 3 weeks into the cycle and the nitrite isn’t breaking down, above 5ppm. I’m conducting a fishless cycle, reused media balls and introduce new noodles. Used stabiliser as per the instructions, 40kg of holey rock on a sand substrate. Last week I added bacteria, prior to adding the bacteria I’ve completed 2 water changes im not sure what more to do, should I be more patient? I was expecting the cycle to be ready after 7 days.
  17. Link2Hell

    Introduction size - New tank

    Hi Richie88 welcome to ACE what species of cichlid are you talking about depending what they are will help with an answer
  18. Richie88

    Sump design ideas

    Hi everyone, for those using a sump, Id like to get thoughts on plants, sponges, media, anything else that goes in there to help maintain levels? im currently running an aqua reef 400, converted from a marine tank and cycling it now. I’ve got, filter sock, heaters, huge pond sponge, media balls. Seems to be cycling well.
  19. Skippy

    Introduction size - New tank

    If they get territorial try moving around the tank decor to break up the established territories
  20. Richie88

    Introduction size - New tank

    Thanks Skippy, everything I’ve read says if they are introduced large it will make it harder to introduce more large fish as they’ll be more territorial.
  21. Yowie

    are oscars legal in south australia?

    Legal and available at the vast majority of shops in SA.
  22. Skippy

    Introduction size - New tank

    I honestly don't think it matters. It comes down to what you prefer, instant impact vs watching them grow, and what is available to buy
  23. Richie88

    Introduction size - New tank

    My new tanks cycle is almost complete, converted from salt to fresh water. 400L tank. Should I introduce the cichlids small or grown?
  24. Well, I have just seen a video of some 8 - 9cm imported electric yellows currently in a tank in Melbourne. To be honest, I found them very disappointing and there is no way I will be obtaining any to use as breeding stock, in my humble opinion my own strain are far far better quality, both in colouration and body shape. I do not know where the ones in the video were imported from, but I am assuming Asia.
  25. Link2Hell

    are oscars legal in south australia?

    seeing they are a legal import and not on the noxious list for SA , I would say they a legal species http://pir.sa.gov.au/biosecurity/aquatics/aquatic_pests/noxious_fish_list give Aggies a call I'm pretty sure they can advise you
  26. Are the any other location/ variants other than Ndole Bay in Australia? Thanks Troy
  27. CThompson

    Mutual Assistance /Help??

    Still looking ……
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