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  1. Link2Hell

    Leaf litter for dwarf americans

    OK will bring some for you
  2. Link2Hell

    Leaf litter for dwarf americans

    Welcome to the Dark Side Adam I will have some Almond leaves available at the meeting if you want some
  3. Unfortunately Rusty has had a bad injury at home while cleaning leaves from his roof and gutters and managed to break his hip badly enough to require a rod and screws This serves as a timely reminder to every one about the dangers of ladders and cleaning gutters The NSWCS will be now running a mini auction on the night and look to have a short talk by a guest speaker yet to be confirmed The usual Members Xmas Hamper give away plus Pizza and Drink will still be on, as will the monthly raffle of fish and dry goods Looking forward to seeing you there
  4. Link2Hell

    Leaf litter for dwarf americans

    you could use Beech or Oak also but wrong time of year to go looking for them they are an autumn project you can grow Almond trees in Sydney
  5. Link2Hell

    NSWCS MAJOR AUCTION 2nd November 2019

    was some very nice Tangs this time
  6. Postponed October auction nearly here make sure you have the date noted Sat 2nd November see details in the club section For those with auction lots remember these steps purge your fish bag and label correctly make sure they comply to minimum size rule don't be late for scrutineering see you there
  7. Link2Hell

    Stocking a new male peacock tank 275L

    For mid sized Haps look at P. fenestratus like Taiwan Reef or Chimoto Yello Placidochromis Lethrinops
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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