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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. QLDFAS convention last weekend

    https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100008605184261 Jim Cumming facebook page
  4. 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
  5. Garlic in fish food

    steam some broccoli or pumpkin for them
  6. 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
  7. Crenicichla Lepidota

    haven't seen any available for a while now
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. CADE Alumate LTW1500 3D Background suggestions

    Aquadecor are really nice but $$$
  11. 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
  12. Beginner question about water prep

    Pre conditioning water is easiest done in a drum depending on the amount of water you require, what size tank do you have, these can be 80lt or 200 lt sizes make sure that previous contents were foodstuff so there is no residual chemicals that could cause problems if leached from the plastic Buy a cheap pump and some hose, a tap near the outlet nozzle is handy for shutting off the water supply if you don't have an assistant or the power point is too far away Dechlorinators are personal choice but I prefer Seachem Safe powder version of Prime With 8.0 pH I would just look at buffering the hardness there are many on the market Seachem, Aqua-pics, API, Aquasonic, Continum personally I believe a conditioning salt mix better than just a kH buffer as it also supplies trace elements Keeping the kH (carbonate levels) up helps stabilise the water parameters Use an airstone and/or the pump to circulate the water and mix the buffer and dechlorinator in the drum Depending on water temp, time of year and where the drum is situated will determine if you use a heater or just add boiling water from the kettle to get the temp right, a couple of degree drop isn't normally going to worry the fish and you will only be doing 30% water change normally
  13. Is this a Electric Blue?

    looks like a White Night these are supposed to be a derivative of Electric Blue but the origin and history is still debatable
  14. A slow return to the hobby

    Welcome back Adam AoA is still going just google Labyrinth (was Riverside) is still on 9th Ave Campsie and Andrew is always happy to talk cichlids there are also smaller Centrals like Sajica and Septemfasciatus around if you want to go that way I still like my Eheims and prefer a cannister over an internal on a stand alone set up unless it is large and a sump is an option plenty of good pick ups in the classifieds, Petlink, Gumtree and various Facebook groups You know you can't just stop at one
  15. Is Aquaholics still in business?

    Welcome back Mike we missed you mate. So what have you got planned for your "One" tank