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  1. Interesting article published in Nature about the timeline of cichlid deversification https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-020-17827-9#Fig1
  2. I don't know if they are the best but I've been pleased with the two tanks and cabinets I've had made at Abyss Aquarium. They manufacture on site in Gregory Hills with pretty competitive pricing considering the quality of the work.
  3. @Link2Hell Thanks for that
  4. Super easy to work with. You can cut it with a stanley knife, and cut holes in it with a hole saw.
  5. All other things being equal (fish stocking, plant stocking, water changes etc.) comparing nitrate readings from when the rods are in and out is probably as good as you'd get. It won't get you published in a scientific journal but as a home experiment it'll be interesting to see what happens. Do you think having the rods sitting on the substrate will be enough to anaerobic conditions or are you going to bury them under the substrate?
  6. Since you were measuring CO2 I thought wondered if you might have been adding it. I'm far from a planted tank expert but I don't think any of the plants you have are fast growing enough or demanding to need CO2. I'm sure I've read in the past that its usually the lack of other nutrients like nitrates that are more limiting on plant growth in the average aquarium. Adding CO2 has the potential to mess with your pH and make keeping it stable tricky.
  7. I think the anubias will be ok, the val might survive if you can keep them from digging it up, the milfoil and taiwan moss are probably short term prospects. Are you dosing CO2?
  8. Interesting idea, how are you planning on measuring if it is effective?
  9. The other option is to catch her after she has been holding for a couple of weeks and put her in a fry saver and let her spit in there. Depending on how long she holds and how much condition she loses it might be a good idea to separate from the males until she recovers some condition.
  10. When I click the link I get the message "This attachment is not available. It may have been removed or the person who shared it may not have permission to share it to this location."
  11. I can't see the video but I would guess the white upper lip is more likely from lip locking than columnaris. If you tank is fully cycled I wouldn't expect to see any ammonia but some test kits do give false readings especially when it is next to zero.
  12. Skippy


    Brunnings seems to be the most widely available brand, both Big W and Bunnings carry it. I filled a fine mess bag with a handful, gave it a quick rinse and put it in my overflow, a few months ago. No problems yet. I don't know if a different brand would be available from nurseries or specialist retailers
  13. Nice choice. Andrew's rusties are great quality, they will colour up nicely as they grow.
  14. It's definitely picked up over the last few months nothing like 10 to 15 years ago but there seems to be a few new members and more posts
  15. Any of the step breeding Tangs would work, Neolamprologus brichardi or pulcher would fill the tank with multiple generations of fry.
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