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  1. Skippy

    NSWCS meeting 7/9/19

    Did anyone get along to the meeting? I'm curious how Mo's talks were.
  2. 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.
  3. Skippy

    Introduction size - New tank

    If they get territorial try moving around the tank decor to break up the established territories
  4. 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
  5. https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2019L00058 Good news for lovers of the ubiquitous electric yellow, finally some new genetics coming into the country (legally).
  6. Skippy

    Apistogramma Allpahuayo?

    Apistogramma spp. is listed on the allowable imports list so in theory any species of Apistogramma is importable and available if you have deep enough pockets. https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2018C00775
  7. Skippy

    QLDFAS convention last weekend

    Australia is also pretty anal when it comes to exporting animals, he wouldn't have been allowed to export them without a permit if it was a native species.
  8. Back to Nature are the gold standard when it comes to aquarium backgrounds. They're not widely stocked in Australia and are eye wateringly expensive Universal Rocks backgrounds tend to be popular too, they are a bit easier to find and not as expensive as Back to Nature. https://aquadecorbackgrounds.com/ is another European brand that makes high quality backgrounds. There is an importer in Australia but they're not easy to find in the flesh. I imported a 5 x 2 background a few years back when I moved home from the UK and haven't gotten around to getting a big tank yet. It's for sale is you are interested
  9. Skippy

    Tank question

    It will work fine as a cichlid tank only difference is you won't need to use the protein skimmer.
  10. Skippy

    Where is everyone

    Apparently the facebook groups are very active for buying and selling. But from what I've seen the advice side of things and the discussion leaves a lot to be desired.
  11. gmj

    Hi Skippy

    Would you be interested in a adult reeding colony of Foai Ndole Bay. 1 male 6 female. $350.

    m: 044 874 1182


  12. Skippy

    Lake Malawi Africans

    Looking good
  13. The whole thing looks good but the background rocks (if you will pardon the pun). Will you put the heaters in the sump?
  14. Skippy

    8x3x2' Reef Tank Journal

    Looking forward to the updates as it progresses
  15. Skippy

    All in one aquariums - any good?

    I used to have a five foot Aquaone, it was ok but far from perfect. The built in overhead filter was not good enough on it's own, I initially ran an internal filter too but eventually got rid of the overhead filter and hooked up a canister. The lights were an odd size that were hard to find outside of aquarium stores (read: expensive). The build quality of the cabinet was typical of cheap flat pack furniture i.e door gaps weren't even etc. The current generation of Aquaone tanks looks much better but it I was going to go for a big tank again I would get something custom made by a reliable tank/cabinet maker.