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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. Cichlids have adapted to live, survive and breed in different parts of the world, in a vast array of habitats, with specialised feeding techniques and a myriad of breeding and parenting styles. Broadly speaking cichlids are grouped according to their location, and the broken down into subgroups based on physiological features, habitat and behavioural traits. Cichlids are found in Africa, Central America, South America and Asia. African cichlids can be further divided into the following main groups prior to examining the other traits; Tanganyika Cichlids Malawi Cichlids Victoria Cichlids Madag
    4 points
  34. I gave it a bit of a freshen up last weekend , changed out all the fish except the C.leptasoma blackbees . In went 5 gold ocellatus , 5 juvenile black calvus , 5 juvenile firefin comps , a dozen 2.5-3.5cm Kigoma 7 bars and 6 juvenile J.transcriptus gombe . A bit of rescaping , a few bunches of Val and all done again til next time I get bored
    3 points
  35. Don't you hate it when you can smell something dead in the fishroom but can't find it. I could smell something off for the last day or so but despite a couple of quick looks couldn't find a body big enough to generate the smell. On occasion I've had the odd big fish or bristlenose escape from a tank and stink the place out but have always been able to find them fairly quickly by following my nose. But when I opened the fishroom this morning after being closed up all night I almost fainted from the smell. Luckily it became almost bearable once the room was opened up and aired, but I k
    3 points
  36. hi guys im new here, wanted to show and get any feedback on my tank. im no expert but i try to do my research! any issues any of you may see please let me know. tank is 4x1.5x2 (120x45x55) roughly 300L filtration is an aqua one nautilus 1400lph canister and an otto internal powerhead filter which i think is around 600lph. the internal is mainly using for polishing wool and purigen and sometimes carbon. stock is: 2 electric blue acaras - males 2 angels - sex unknown 1 firemouth - think male 1 ellioti - think male 2 kribs - m/f 2 bolivian rams - m/f i think 2 petricola cats 2 plecos -
    3 points
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  38. Hi all. This may have been covered before and you can find all sorts of info online but anyway. I run a canister filter and was unhappy with the 90 degree fittings included to make a 180 bend to go over the top of the tank.I dabble in performance automotive and wanted to apply the theory of mandril bend exhaust systems into my plumbing for optimal flow. Get electrical conduit. Pack it with sand and seal the ends. Apply even heat (aviod direct flame) on the area you want to bend and slightly beyond ( I used my toaster). The pipe will eventually behave like a floppy noodle. Shal
    3 points
  39. Get a rubber circular tub (flexible with handles), from bunnings best is white, fill up half way with your tank water from a water change (few nitrates). You should have the tubs there in bunnings, maybe not. Get a few thin slate tiles, and smash them to pieces that suits your size. Place tile pieces in water/tub, in sun, but on consecutive really hot days, then shade for 3-4 hours midday. Pure nitrogen as a fertilizer in granule form,,,, three to five teaspoons mixed in a cups of warm water and added to tub and mixed evenly. Pure nitrogen speeds up process well
    3 points
  40. Thanks Ged, yeah I'm really happy with the brichardi...I got 2 fish and seems I have a pair that are happy with each other. They are starting to stick up for a shell against the kendalli which is quite humorous. they size up but as soon as the kendalli move they scoot off like a smart brichardi would. Those kendalli are like bullets when they move, even feeding..nothing casual about them...they smash whatever comes their way. Likely to end up in my 8 footer soon I think to allow everything else to relax a little. My tanks are in my dining room and decided today to clear out some crap and make
    3 points
  41. 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
  42. You need to give him a life lesson...you need to smile at the ladys
    3 points
  43. In terms of audible noise emitted whilst in operation, i dare say sump setups can be the same, if not quieter then typical canister filters if set-up correctly. The type of overflow setup and type of pump you elect to run will ultimately determine the total noise level produced , typically people opting for a basic sump setup with just two holes drilled on the back wall for return and overflow will experience an annoying gurgling sound (assuming a 90* closed elbow). A properly setup beananimal, herbie or even a durso setup with a silencing chamber will eliminate such noise as it provides a poi
    3 points
  44. My new favourite shot Has all but one Moba in the shot lol. Cheers RonnyM.
    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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