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

    All on Ace Forum, checking whats is going on
  3. 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
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    Swimming Upside Down

    Tough one to deal with I would think swim bladder as well, probably from a fight or something. To be honest i have never had a fish come back from it But in saying that i would give him as long as you can, separate in hospital tank and add salt, feed shelled peas if he eats just in case it is caused by constipation You might be lucky, keep us posted Cheers
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    Canister Filter Reccomendation

    Hi Alvon, I am a Fluval guy, FX6 is legendary filter in my mind, it's rock solid, possibly over kill on a 4ft so you could drop back to a FX5 (less flow, less money) I do think it is a bit noisy in respect of the "hum" that you really notice when it turns it self off every 12 hours to purge air (great feature by the way) but having teh external dump line for water changes makes things easy too for simple water changes I haven't had experience with the Eheim's though but have had plenty of other cheaper canisters over the years and all other seem to fail after a couple of years and repairs and replacement parts seem futile due to price on them so you end up just buying another, and another Good luck
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    Getting started Again

    welcome back to the hobby, I love oscar's too , great fish Not sure about best tank mates though, keep us posted as you set you tank up
  8. Try your local fish stores, they may take them , may not - you will probably get a bit of store credit or something, that works out ok towards food etc They may not actually give you cash depending though, and i wouldn't do dumbtree for fish either personally, way to much hassle and you never know who you may be bringing to your home And I wouldn't really expect to be making money from them when breeding on a small scale at home , its a catch having breeders when you don't really want fry You could start up another tank with something a little more predatory and wallah , you have a feeder fish colony ... lol... Good luck
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    What food are you feeding

    I use Hikari in different sizes - float and sink depending for all Cichlids, pretty happy with it to be honest But i do use nutrafin Pleco logs for the my BN and pleco's as they don't fall apart like all other algae wafers i have tried Even my larger cichlids spit them out giving the plecos a chance at eating, everything else i have tried has been smashed before it hits the bottom
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    8x3x2' Reef Tank Journal

    Very interested to watch this one play out.... I have no doubt this will end up being a beautiful tank
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    Breeding Tank Sponges

    Hi All, Just after some advice I have set up 2 breeding tanks , a 6ft (300 ltr) and 4ft (200 ltr) , i am going to run them off sponges as from what i have read its more cost effective than a canister and creates a hive of food for little fry So my question is i have found 2 types of XY-380 sponges , high flow and not high flow. (Will probably end up getting them from a sponsor but examples below) I believe the sponge size is probably correct but which is better for breeding tanks, the tanks will have a very small layer of sand but no other filters etc I was also going to run two of each in each tank so i can move one to a grow out tank as needed as it wall be already seeded to the fry current environment If i have got it wrong totally also please let me know. All advice is appreciated Cheers Oh and at this stage both thanks will be for Severums as i have two breeding pairs
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    Proposed laws to make hobbyists register as pet shops

    Wow, how ridiculous Plenty more fish will get dumped into our river systems Dogs and cats into the bush Birds to the sky's etc etc Just because people wont know what to do with them The ecological impacts to our native environments would be huge if this goes ahead
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    Red Worm Identification please

    Hi Guys and Gals, I have done some googling and searched through the threads here and pretty sure these are totally harmless I found these red worms underneath my magnetic glass cleaner inside the tank (they look red not brown like in the photo) I did a gravel clean and didn't see anymore but i have large rocks etc that i didn't move, the gravel get moved plenty by the texas, sevs and pleco in the tank I don't think i have ever fed blood worms to the tank, I just want to check that these are harmless or if my identification is wrong what I should do Thanks in advance
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    LED Lights

    Just a heads up on the AquaSyncro, I had one of these but due to it sitting under a hood it got moisture in the casing and rotted out the electrical rails the pods get power from so only one end of the light works now. I am sure they are fine in the right situation though but it is something to be aware of
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    Does Plecofanatics still exist?

    Ha ha ha ....... don't google on a work PC ....LOL