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Link2Hell last won the day on November 19 2018

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  1. Link2Hell

    What food are you feeding

    Hi @PlecoSam hope you made it through the floods OK buddy good to see you around
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    Apistogramma Allpahuayo?

    some of the blackwater Appisto that were brought in had problems adjusting so wholesalers didn't feel the risk for market size was justified unfortunately due to being a niche section of the hobby the market size is a problem outside the usual strains from Asian exporters
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    German Blue Ram tank stocking advice?

    Hi and welcome to ACE 50-150Lt is a pretty large variance in tank size especially with a stocking list like that what area do have available for the tank ? I think seeing as you want a long tank maybe a standard 90cm unit would work 90 x 32 x 45cm approx. 130 Lt but going to 90 x 45 x 45 cm would give a better footprint and be approx. 180 Lt what filtration do you intend to use ? once you answer these questions then you can think of a stock list do you have room for a water storage drum ? Sydney tapwater is just over neutral and low hardness this will give the acid/neutral pH with 30% weekly WC but if you can do a couple of 20% changes a week this would be better stability of water chemistry is related to the carbonate hardness of the water so low kH or soft water can create a crash due to infrequent water changes and I recommend looking at a neutral level of 6.8-7.2 pH these are not wild caught fish so are normally quite happy in that range and filter bacteria work better here than in a low pH system which can be subject to crashing from a drop in the maintenance schedule Plants Anubia, Java Fern, Bobilitis, Crypts even the humble Val …. what lighting will be used
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    Apistogramma Allpahuayo?

    Aquarium Industries were bringing in lots of Apisto species a few years back and these were on the list try your local LFS and see if they deal with AI to check
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    NSWCS Dec meeting

    I hope all the members that attended had a good evening and took home some presents from the hamper give away I would also like the thank Andrew from Labyrinth Aquarium at Campsie for his donation of some great books to go with all the other hamper prizes - so if you have any fish needs see Andrew and he will usual sort out your needs Next NSWCS meeting is on 2 / 2 / 2019 and the last chance to get lots for the March MAJOR Auction - see you then
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    NSWCS Dec meeting

    All members please note that the first release of March major auction lots will be at the December meeting this Saturday. They must be picked up on the meeting night, as there is no meeting in January the second release will be the February meeting. NO lots will be posted out, they must be picked up from either of these meetings so if you can't make it have someone pick them up for you with a letter of authority. Also December is the Xmas hamper give away to all financial members that are present on the night, every member will go home with at least one pick of the hamper prizes but we will give every prize away to the members while we have prizes available. Members will also get a Pizza and Drink supper supplied. We will also have the last mini auction for the year so bring something to sell and makes some Xmas cash. Look forward to seeing you there.
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    QLDFAS convention last weekend

    https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100008605184261 Jim Cumming facebook page
  8. Back from Brisbane and the QLDFAS convention great day of talks from some excellent speakers and truly nice people I highly recommend you consider attending one of these when they come up Speakers were Leo O'Reilly from Toowoomba on Rhadinocentrus rainbows Matt McGee from Monash University via California on feed techniques in fish and one on shrimps Spencer Jack from Canada on Fish Farms and one on being a Cichlidiot I've seen Spencer speak on 5 occasions and it's always a great presentation Jim Cumming from Canada first time in Australia and has a facebook page that makes you go oooooohhhh He spoke on Madagascan cichlids and one on South Americans this was the first time Jim has been to Australia but I don't think it will be his only time Many thanks to the people that put this together and so good to see my old mates up there that are still pushing the hobby NSW we represented great to see the NSWCS Sydney and Illawarra people making up a large portion of the audience Stay tuned for 2019 NSWCS meetings as we are looking to have Matt McGee speak on a topic and date to be confirmed Matt did his post-doctoral work with Dr Ole Seehausen on Victorian cichlids and I'm told his Lake Victoria Cichlids: Speciation, Extinction and Recovery is not to be missed Pencil in November 2019 because we will be working on Jim Cumming returning to Australia for a full night with 2 talks
  9. Link2Hell

    Garlic in fish food

    steam some broccoli or pumpkin for them
  10. Link2Hell

    Garlic in fish food

    not a problem you will find it as an ingredient in NLS Thera-A the only thing is the smell that puts some people off it
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    Crenicichla Lepidota

    haven't seen any available for a while now
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    LED Lighting

    ACTcichlidlover you go from basic freshwater Worx light that places like Techden and Age of Aquariums do to units that are programmable light cycles that can imitate lighting storms I have the Worx unit and it has no problem lighting up a 2' deep tank
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    DIY Background coating

    Ashfishy make sure what you use states is suitable for potable water this means it is human safe Steve Baines in QLD used to make some awesome backgrounds with styro blocks and bitumen coating
  14. Link2Hell

    CADE Alumate LTW1500 3D Background suggestions

    Aquadecor are really nice but $$$
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    A Walk Down Memory Lane

    found this in the old posts and thought it needed a rebirth ………… so what are some of your starting memories we all know where Andrew ended up nice to have Labyrinth (Riverside from the old days) as a sponsor