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  1. one of my males coming along
    7 points
  2. Really starting to think my dominant male can't take a bad pic lol He is a full on show pony that loves the camera. Shame he doesn't breed as well the lazy bugger. There is 18-20 females at size so no excuse lol Enjoy!!!!
    7 points
  3. I'm going against the trend in this topic. yes sumps are awesome but there are so many ways to set them up that if you get 10 people together you are almost guaranteed that you will get 10 different responses and opinions. Sumps, for me at least are something you design as your experience builds. Sumps are usually something you build when you have a solid idea of what your building (tank system) You also need to realize that sumps are nearly always noisy to some extent. there wouldn't be a forum on the planet that doesn't have a topic called 'how can I make my sump quieter'. If its not in your
    6 points
  4. Hi all, A little project I've been working on since the Benthochromis spawned. It's a time lapse that shows the development of some fish from the day they were spawned to free swimming Cheers RonnyM.
    6 points
  5. When the new import regs are implemented it will be more difficult and expensive to land fish on the list and unless there is a profit at the end, and changes in PIJAC board, I don't think there will be any challenge mounted by the pet industry to change the importable species the hobbyist has no power to push for changes on the list It really is time to review what we do have and try to keep those species going rather than looking at new imports If anything new does show up fine but we have a higher chance of loosing species already here that is a way bigger concern
    6 points
  6. Hey Folks, Few trys at taking some pictures.. some Frontosa, Tropheus and Petros..
    5 points
  7. G'day Decided I needed some more space, as I have only been running two tanks. My 8x3x2.5' (tank journal below in photography forum) and a 4x2.5x1.5' (used as a grow out, currently bone dry). The reason I felt like I needed more space was to be able to separate my male rays from my females (being able to selectively breed males with my girls rather than a free for all not knowing what male has got the job done) when needed and to separate a pair or two of my Peacock Bass out (a couple pairs have formed), and give breeding a raising fry a crack. I am also going away for 7 weeks (overs
    5 points
  8. Just thought I would share some pics of my Green Horse Face Geo's. (Leucosticta) Already 2 batches of fry and going strong!
    5 points
  9. Would you put an old man in a room with 30 hyperactive kids? because thats what putting tropheus in with fronnys is. Honestly be better off adding gourami, and thats not a suggestion to add gourami!
    5 points
  10. Couple more photos - not the best but you do what you can with an iphone
    5 points
  11. Just thought i might share some of my peacock Gudgeons Sent from my SM-N920I using Tapatalk
    5 points
  12. Update on my bass - most are 30cm + now and the males have started to develop a nuchal hump. No red cherry humps yet, but starting to look the goods.
    5 points
  13. Hello everyone, I've recently got back into the hobby after about 10 years. I inherited a 4 ft 200L tank from my father inlaw including a beautifully made cabinet which also holds a 2 ft tank underneath also which has my wife's tropical community for now. I wanted this to suit my home so it needed a few modifications. I thought I would share my project with you and also the new inhabitants of the tank. I hope you like it. Last but no least is a Rusty Cichlid that is damn near impossible to photograph Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    5 points
  14. Hi everyone, here's my new 6 x 2 x 2 setup. Im running; Biopro 2200 l/hour external canister filter a 250w eheim jager heater Sunsun 6000 l/hour powerhead Led strip lighting run by a TC420 controller which is programmed to approximately a sine wave for sunrise and sunset. The controller works great but I think the 'cool blue' leds are too blue so I'll probably add a warm white strip too balance it out a bit. Current inhabitants are; 10 x labidochromis caeruleus 4 x Yellow tail Acei Msuli point 2 x Acei Tanzania (I think, I'll try and get a photo an
    5 points
  15. Hey guys, Just wanted to share some pictures of a Synspilum (/melanurus, which ever you prefer).
    5 points
  16. Not many people talk about it. But some fish are just jerks.
    5 points
  17. Guys can i please get some help on this topic: http://www.aceforums.com.au/index.php?showtopic=60004 Thanks for looking.
    5 points
  18. thought Pat Williamson would have answered this one but ............... water parameters 6.2 - 7.4 pH and low hardness so long as the water parameters are stable they don't seem to mind where on the scale they are but neutral works well young males usually have blue metallic spangles in the fins and body plus get a blue sheen in the body with yellow in the lower area females stay the same colour as fry yes the bubblehead hump is only on the males and starts to develop when the water warms up = spring at around 10-12cm Gymnogeophagus need a
    4 points
  19. Hi guys, So iv been stalking this size for a while now and thought I'd actually contribute. A little background story to start, I live in remote WA and have dreamt of a large SA set up for a good 5+ years, due to many reasons been putting it off. Well not any more, finally pulled the pin on a 6x2x2 black silicone from aqotix in Perth, and got a removalist to transport it some 1500km north. Needless to say I was stressing until it arrived safe and sound. In the mean time I set to building (part of) my stand and collecting some decor and organising some equipment. I will try and update this
    4 points
  20. Thanks for the kind words. Yes the tank is still running. There are now only 5 bass (1m 4F). I recently went overseas for almost two months, so wanted to decrease the bioload in my absence so some bass had to go. In reality 10 was too many. The big boy male is some fish now, 45cm long as thick as a brick. All the rays have also grown a lot and have started to have pups also. Biggest girl has a disk diameter of 45cm + .
    4 points
  21. Hi guys, It's me Alan, aka TeamSherman. I'm just writing a quick post to let you all know that as of 1st July last year I became the new owner/operator of Revesby Tropical Aquarium. We here are a small one man operation that deals mostly in community tank species like Tetras and Guppies, but we do however stock a few different species of Cichlids from Electric Yellows to Lion heads and about 15 more in between. We stock a lot of different foods and water chemicals as well. It would be great to see you come visit me in store and our hours and address are: Revesby T
    4 points
  22. Hi - few pics , current housed in 4 x 18 but soon looking to upgrade to 4 x 2 ideally larger. Mix of haps / peacocks & mbuna . Photos from NIkon D3100, shutter at 1/200 , ISO at 1600....
    4 points
  23. Was doing a water change last weekend and wanted to vacuum the gravel, so I quickly made this....
    4 points
  24. as i was doing my water changes today in the fish room i looked up to my discus tank that have my breeder in it and i seen about 100 fry free swimming they have been breeding for some time now (about 6 months) and i think this time they got it right u see the fry swimming but then 2 day later they are gone so i am hoping that i can grow them out now (fry on top of the cone)
    4 points
  25. Been a while since I posted anything in this thread - no new fish to report on. The Bass have come along in leaps and bounds, they growth has been really amazing. Looked back on some old pics when I first got them as shy little juvies. They are now big bruisers. The two big males amongst the group are now approaching 30cm long. The smallest ones are around 20cm. It may be time to start thinning out the numbers. Or set up another tank and get some fry out of them when they start pairing off.
    4 points
  26. Just thought I'd share my hobby with you.. just re-scaped my 6 ft tank with some Slate rock.. This hobby is too addictive
    4 points
  27. Good topic... You know what i think about when i watch my fish tank? Beers usually...
    4 points
  28. Not so small anymore. Little pigs just like their parents lol. About 5-6cm now. Cheers RonnyM.
    4 points
  29. FYI - on Cichlids of Lake Tanganyika on FB, quote by Ad Konings response to people's post on overfishing of endangered species. From Chris that owns Lake Shore Lodge in Kipili. Cichlids of Lake TanganyikaAugust 16 at 11:12pm · Please Read NNB!! A quote from Ad Konings: "I would like to clarify some of the misconceptions readers may have about over-fishing and extinction. Some believe that when not the last individual of a certain species/population has been fished out of the lake, there is still hope that the species may recover. Of course it is true that it is almost impossible to catch t
    4 points
  30. Here is the first part of the article that Ad wrote. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cichlids-of-Lake-Tanganyika/332333576856531 Endangered cichlids of Lake Tanganyika-Ad Konings Maswa Duboisi The cichlid at most risk of extinction is the so-called Maswa Duboisi. This particular form was discovered about 40 years ago by Pierre Brichard near a place known from old maps as Maswa. It is the name of an old fortress, later monastery, located on the shore south of the Malagarasi Delta, though nothing of it now remains. Since its introduction into the hobby late 1950s, Tropheus duboisi has always be
    4 points
  31. Hi all, I was given this pair of JDs a while ago. Prior to getting them, they were kept in poor conditions in a shop and were just sad and stressed. The "keeper" that had them said the male was a dud and was sterile so couldn't fertilise the eggs. Luckily, they were given to me to confirm wether they could breed or not. Even more luckier, they were het for EB gene :D They have become my favourite air of fish and have produced lots of little EBJDs for me Cheers RonnyM.
    4 points
  32. I showed Lloyd and he said it looked like a snow globe. So I made this lol. Cheers RonnyM.
    4 points
  33. Got the pump and ran the loop last week. Was noisy using a ball valve as a bleed off so i didnt back feed the pump so used a dif breather off a 60t dump truck to quiet it up abit lol.
    3 points
  34. After lots of planning, and having smaller tanks in rental properties, I have finally got fish in my new display tank. I have spent so many years trying to stuff large fish into the minimum tank they can be housed in and wanted to do something different. The aim was to make a beautiful piece of living art for the house and have many small fish in a large tank. I have done a lot of reading on this site (member for 14yrs despite very few posts) and also some SW reef sites and thank you all for the information so generously given. The background took a long time and the first
    3 points
  35. Few of my geophagus orange head tapajos. Love keeping these fish. Need a few more.
    3 points
  36. Tanks are pretty much painted now - the blue looks mint (first time i've painted any colour other than black), one more lick of paint and they are done. Felt like the blue needed way more coats than black to prevent light from coming through (could have been the paint i used). Although it has been hot in Perth and I'm known to be a sweater at times, my sweat must have diluted the paint to a 50/50 mix. Tanks will probably get lifted onto the stand this weekend. Then its time to get stuck into the plumbing.
    3 points
  37. The albino “moorii” in the hobby were developed from an albino moorii look-a-like that showed up in a shop in Asia. That fish was bred to normal moori to create the albino “strain”. It is documented in a thread on one of the overseas forums, by the guy who developed them. These fish are definitely not pure. A good percentage of the fish we are seeing here show very visible egg spots, and some show a red edge to the dorsal fin. A few show quite definite patterning in the fins. I suspect the original fish was a moori/peacock cross, as the albinos seem to show some peacock characteristic
    3 points
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  39. Recent update photos of Tropheus moorii Yellow Nkonde.
    3 points
  40. Some people say don't bother with adjusting KH GH because they don't. KNOW,,,,, this is ok to say,,, BUUUUUT,,, this is only ok to say after they have asked what the KH and GH is out of the tap. ill tell you why in a example form to cut my tech short, here in perth, I live in Two Rocks, my tap water is hard and fine to use for Africans with no buffers, but I personally add more in for a multitude of reasons for better disease resistance and filtration requirements that results in heavy KH depletion. so, being in two rocks, and as many places around in Perth, the wate
    3 points
  41. You could also consider twinwall polycarbonate (thread here) for lids for your sump. I made them for my tank as well and had remarkable benefits over glass.
    3 points
  42. FX I'm telling you. They are excellent in all departments,,,, job done.
    3 points
  43. Can have a run of constant breeding when fairly young for a few spurts. As gets older,, some females produce at different rates and anywhere between once a month down to three times a year. Drive for breeding is reduced when kept in large colonies (leveling out of ranking levels). I had a colony together like that group above and a bit older. They hardly bred at all once mature,,,, trick is,,, break up the big mature school into 1m/4f. And have many of these groups. Be sure to observe the odd dominant and/or jealous females,,, these are repeat offenders of sabotaging otherwise successfull spa
    3 points
  44. Thought I'd share, My L201 have breed for the first time over the last 4 - 5 weeks. I have 4 fish in total, at first I thought I had 4 females. Then: they breed about 5 weeks ago, and I realised obviously 1 is male.. Then: I took them from him about 2 weeks later, there were 6 wrigglers. 1 died, the rest are growing strong as of now. Then: in the 3rd week, another one breed, again, with only 4 wrigglers this time. Then: in the end of 4th into the 5th week another batch of eggs. I took them from him today, and there's around 18 eggs, I let him have them for a few days, so not sure if he a
    3 points
  45. Large tank idea has gone out the window. I'm too lazy lol After setting up my 5 footers I just purchased I'll likely fill the wall gap beside my eight footer with a 4.5x3x2.5 to fill in the space and build a water bridge across them. Might be a while though as these 5 footers are leaching my pockets something bad. Anyway played around with a quick time lapse today
    3 points
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