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  1. Link2Hell

    NSWCS meeting 7/9/19

    The club has the honour to host Mo Devlin for the September meeting This is one of only two appearances he will make in Australia Due to having an International speaker there will be NO mini auction this month It will be the last chance for members to pick up lots for the October major Auction
  2. HI Gazob something else that may interest you is to join an Aquarium group like Victorian Cichlid Society or EDAS these clubs hold auctions that help members move their fish on
  3. Link2Hell

    Getting started Again

    Hi Headache and welcome to ACE with the FX5 I would be looking at another 6 - 10 fish of similar size due to the waste produced and filter capacity Oscars will eat anything that will fit in their mouth so size of tankmates is important Other Sth American cichlids to consider are Chocolates, Severums, Uaru, Psitticus, Rivulatus, Grephagus species and some of the milder mannered Central Americans like Firemouths, and Jack Dempseys
  4. NSWCS GIANT FISH RAFFLE – Saturday 3/8/19 - WHERE: Nuwarra Public School, Mckay Ave, Moorebank NSW Our Giant Fish Raffle is back again for this year. There will be plenty of bags of fish in this raffle, so come along a try to win your ultimate bag of fish! We will release a list of fish we are expecting to have in the raffle – see the end of this post. Please note that the list is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control. This Giant Fish Raffle works like a normal raffle – tickets need to be bought. If your number is called, you are able to take ONE bag of fish of your choice. The number of fish will vary per bag. Raffle tickets will be available to be purchased on the night! 1 strip of 6 tickets – $5 11 strips of 6 tickets – $50 24 strips of 6 tickets – $100 This is held after our AGM, meeting starts 7-30pm and raffle is expected to start between 8 - 8-30pm This is the list of fish that will be raffled off with bag qty being 2-6 fish depending on species and size Opthalmotilapia ventralis Chaitika Aulonacara stuartgranti Mdoka Protomelas Taiwan reef Pseudotropheus acei Musli Pt Pseudotropeus kawanga gold Melanochromis joanjohnsoni Neolamprologus multifasciatus Neolamprologus hecqui Neolamprologus pulcher sp. Daffodil Julidochromis regani Zambia gold Placidochromis electra sp. Fort Maguire Pseudotropeus kawanga gold L397 Peppermint bristlenose Royal Whiptail Blue Severum Nandopsis friedrichstahli Neon Blue Acara Petenia splendida ( red snook ) Cichla monoculus (Peacock Bass ) Chocolate Cichlid Caquetaia umbriferum Altolamprologus White Calvus Altolamprologus Black Calvus Julidochromis ornatus Neolamprologus splendens kiku Red Jewel cichlid Tinfoil Barb Sailfin Gibbicep Albino Bristlenose Catfish Calico Bristlenose Catfish Albino Longfin Bristlenose Catfish Paradise fish Amphilosus longimanus Aulonocara sp. "Lwanda" Aulonocara baenschi "Benga" Aulonocara stuartgranti "Usisya" Chilotilapia rhoadesii Hemitaeniochromis spilopterus Hemitilapia oxyrhynchus Melanochromis loriae (ex-parallelus) Mylochromis epichorialis Placidochromis sp. "phenochilus tanzania" Protomelas (Eclectochromis) sp. "hertae" Enantiopus melanogenys "Utinta" Lamprologus brevis "Sunspot" Lamprologus caudopunctatus Lamprologus lemairii Lamprologus ocellatus "Gold" Neolamprologus cylindricus Neolamprologus splendens "Helianthus" Haplochromis thereuterion (Black Katana) Lithochromis rubripinnis Amphilophus festae (Red Terror) Uaru amphiacanthoides Cryptoheros sajica (T- Bar Cichlid) Geophagus sp. "tapajos" OHTs Heros efasciatus sp. Rotkeil Maskaheros argentea Mesonauta festivum (Flag Cichlid) Satanoperca leucosticta (Jurupari) Cheilotilapia euchilus Aulonacara ethelwynnae Aulonacara brevinedus Copidichromis borleyi Kadango Metriclima esterae Minos Reef Spotted Talking Catfish Threadfin Catfish Syn. Eupterus Neolamprologus Leleupi Yellow Pelvicachromis Kribensis M. praecox Neon Rainbowfish Synodontis Petricola Whiptail Catfish Paratilapia Pollini Neolamprologus Tretocephalus Tropheus Duboisi Astronotus ocellatus Tiger Oscar Clown Loach
  5. Link2Hell

    American Cichlids

    the Umbee at Labyrinth are still a bit small to sex I think but Andrew would give it a good shot usually the females are larger when young and develop a black front section of the dorsal fin usually about 8-10cm size Umbee like Malawi parameter water and would be able to hold their own in an African tank until you set their tank up there will be a bag with 4 of them at the NSWCS August meeting for the AGM and Monster Fish Raffle we are organising
  6. Link2Hell

    Sump Design

    they will all work but I like pic one best will you be using a spreader plate or spray bar first chamber is good with media choice but I would use egg crate under the dacron mat as it is a pain to pry it apart from the jap matting when the fibres catch don't particularly like Scoria and there appears to be a large amount of bacteria media with the jap mat, sponges, baki rods and coral rubble. I would use that area for a bag of Macropure chamber walls single or double is basically your preference but single is easier if you are cleaning it height of chamber wall is critical as if the volume above it is smaller than the volume of the in tank drain point you can have a flood with a power outage when it back flushes so calculate volumes
  7. Link2Hell

    American Cichlids

    if you want just a pair that grow big Dovii , Umbriferum or Festae if you want just males look to one of these and then Veija like Melanurum , Synspilum, Maculcauda - Black Belt, Zonatum or Coatzacoalcos, or Maskaheros Argentea, Geo Brasiliensis, Red Devil to make up numbers and you could add Paratilapia polleni, silver dollars, tinfoil barbs, Datnoids also Crowding seems to reduce aggression when no females present but some fish can just take a dislike to someone else and start trouble Dovii you should be able to find sub adults maybe a young pair or fry Umbriferum I don't think it will be easy to find any sub adults but there has been fry become available lately at about the 5-7 cm size .Festae you should be able to find sub adults maybe a young pair or fry you might find the Sept meeting of NSWCS interesting as we will have Mo Devlin over from the USA he will be talking on photography and Large Americans and that includes collecting
  8. Link2Hell

    American Cichlids

    Hi Pete first thing is decide what American takes your fancy then work out from there Do you want to go the Central or South American direction as water parameters come into play Centrals prefer harder water like Malawi while a lot of the Sth American species like a neutral to acid range a pair of FX6 will work fine for filtration or if you want something different there is Paratilapia polleni from Madagascar or Heterotilapia buttikoferi from East Africa
  9. Link2Hell

    Canister Filter Reccomendation

    Hi Alvon have you considered a sump best time to do it is if you are getting a new tank made as you can position the tank holes to where the sump will sit in the cabinet if you are still considering cannister filters I use Eheim and they are ages old so don't know what the new gen Eheims are like but my 2260 just goes and goes lots of people have given the FX6 Fluval good reviews
  10. Link2Hell

    Lepidiolamprologus attenuatus

    could also consider Cyprochromis and make sure you have the corners of the tank covered
  11. Link2Hell

    Breeding pair aggression, any advice?

    give him a time out divide the tank or move him out leave her with the eggs and see how she goes if she fails then next time if it happens move her out
  12. Link2Hell

    From the ashes....

    Welcome back Andy Good to hear you have been down to Aggies to see Mark
  13. Nice to see you back Chuckie well the Asian ones that have started to come in are seriously disappointing that I saw in Melb last week orange and no black margins on the fins ………… hope it gets better ☹️