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  1. My favourite of my daughters new fish.
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  2. Only 5 years later.... I use 19mm polypipe for air circuits but have multiple open loops (no dead ends) just above each fish tank so the airline lengths can be all same length. More efficient and neater than a single main circuit at ceiling height that droops lots of confusing airlines. I also have two large airpumps per air circuit. WHEN one pump fails, the other pump still supplies air to tanks at a noticeably lower volume until you can repair or replace the faulty one. This method of redundancy removes the need for two (or three) air stones/filters per tank to save equipment costs
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  3. Sounds exciting. Depends on your own interests I guess, but if I was setting up a big tank like that I would do a Tanganyikan community. I could see it having a dedicated shellbed on one end, with a tall rockpile beside it, then an expansive open water sandbed across to a shallower rockpile on the other end. I'd probably stock it with: A small group of Multis/Similis for the shellbed A group of Xeno Bathy for the open sandbed A school of Cyprichmomis for the open water For the rockpiles, I'd probably go with a pair of Juli Ornatus, a pair of Daffodils/brichard
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  4. Just wanted to give @Link2Hell a pat on the back. Perfect advice for anyone that is figuring out the whole water parameters part of our hobby. Great job Chris taking the time to go into detail in your replies. On another topic as to why people would want fish from that lake is beyond me The better fish come from a lake that is close starting with a T. I use the Aqua-Pics GH and KH conditioners. Great product! Not sure if it's related or just coincidence but noticed increased breeding activity in my tropheus tanks when I first starting using these products. Che
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  6. I'll go first hemibagrus nemurus albino
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  7. Hi all. Here's a look into where my new fishroom is at the moment! I've had an issue with my air circuit that has set me back a bit, but I think I have it sorted now so hopefully will be able to get all tanks running soon. At the moment I am going to be using the top row of tanks as my water reservoirs for water changes until I can sort out the end game water change system!
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  8. Get in touch with Andrew from Labyrinth Aquarium in Campsie (Andrew doesn't work Saturdays), he's probably your best bet if the seller is able to drop the fish off at the shop.
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  9. The NSWCS Committee has regretfully decided to cancel all upcoming Sydney meetings until further notice. The NSW Cichlid Society committee is committed to following the advice of NSW Health and providing a safe environment for our members and guests. As a result, due to the current situation in Sydney, the committee has regretfully decided to cancel Sydney meetings until further notice. The committee will send communications if the situation changes. The committee will post any updates to the NSWCS website, NSWCS Facebook page, and send communications to email ne
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  10. Good Afternoon, Thanks, yes I have spoken with a store in Perth (the one actually building my tank) and they are looking at potentially doing German shipments again next year once their is some sort of 'normal'. Apparently a fella in Melb' also gearing up for regular imports next year also? (mate of a mate). Tank is 360x100x75 (2,700L) + 900L sump with an Aqua Decor background (back and sides + bottom rocks) - gone all out for this display. Should be pull of water at my house late Feb 2022. I want the star of the show to be a very large school of Leptosoma (always been someth
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  11. @Cichlid Hunterit is indeed a Geophagus brasiliensis not to hard to find normally
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  12. I can't diagnose what the problem is but it could be bacterial it has clamped fins, is pale, resting on the substrate and what looks like lesions on it's side
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  13. No worries, Chris @Link2Hell. I have been filming my progress and Jason has been putting it on YouTube every so often. I've finally finished the building works and have started with the fun bit, the fish stuff. 😎 I've really enjoyed the planning and designing of it too. Can't wait until it is done so that I can get some additional species.
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  14. Praziquantel from my local pet shop. I was told we cant get the liquid stuff tho? The peacock colors backs up nicely. however i have noticed that he turns that color more often now. not sure why. The black markings on the peacock are just about completely gone now. Also they have all stopped scratching on the substrate. Im treating the tank for 3 weeks like the aquascience site advised. I have noticed the black spots under the mouth and lips have improved but hasnt totally disappeared.
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  15. @Skippy Blue Planet Fluke/Tapeworm Tablets 25 (Praziquantel) In the old days we used Droncit dog wormer
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  16. To anyone with same problem.. I've treated this with Praziquantel and seeing great results. Photo was taken 2 weeks after 1 treatment. Apparently it's a type of fluke. Found very little information on the internet about this... found aquascience.org to be very helpful... rip fourms...
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  17. The NSW Cichlid Society committee is committed to following the advice of NSW Health and providing a safe environment for our members and guests. As a result, the committee has decided to cancel the upcoming Annual General Meeting and Mega Fish Raffle on 7 August 2021. The committee will post updates regarding future meetings, including the September meeting that was planned for Saturday 4 September 2021 closer to the date as the situation may change. Please check the NSWCS Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/nswcs) and website (http://nswcs.org
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  18. @Jack the Tar I have a 200 litre drum for water changes in the fish room it gets filled by a normal garden hose from the tap through a spray wand that lets me lock it on and change how the water streams out , sometimes it can be on too long 😲 🥺 the drum was food grade from a plastic drum recycler there is a large airstone that runs from the airline in the room think it's a LP60 pump that feeds into 12 tanks to pump it out i use a cheap power head that is an Eheim copy but choose whatever suits the budget the larger pumps use 19mm outlet so I
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  19. @Jack the Tar how much water are you changing what are you using to pump the water into the tank if it is less than 200 litres look at getting a drum to fill and pump from with a power head
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  20. Glad to be of help! Let us know how you get on!
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  21. if u want to get a jump start on your tank bring some filters or to my place and i can run them for u in my tank that been running for about 2 yrs now let me know if u want to or not
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  22. Well I started my experiment. I have a 60l clean bin with a fluval 407 and a 200w heater to keep the temp up. I've got the 407 packed with biological media (it is going to be a biological filter for the main tank). I've got some coral rubble and some left over media in a bag that I will also put in the main tank when it's up and running. I'll dose with ammonia to kick off the cycle, hopefully when my tank is up and running I'll have a head start on cycling.
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  23. @dravynso the tapwater needs to be conditioned up for Malawi you want it 7.5 - 8.5 pH I prefer about 8.0 pH as it is easier when staging in fish from lower parameters kh you want around 150 - 200 ppm (8-10 deg) gh the same between 150 - 200 ppm (8-10 deg) you need to test the tank water and compare readings see what your local stocks or buy online Aquapics is Aussie made in Melb good product and Scott is a great guy Seachem is good product US made Continuum is good also make sure you get a kh buffer first and bring the water up to 150ppm
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  24. the coral rubble will act as a buffer but you need to get the parameters into the range first test the water and compare results then you will have a direction to take JBL are a better kit
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  25. @dravyn seeing as you are setting up for Malawi you will need to adjust what you will need to know is the pH, kh and gh from your tapwater and what the tank is then you will know how much to adjust the water to correct your parameters normally hardness is low and pH is approx 7.2 in my area but may be different up there you want to try to get your pH to between 7.5 and 8.5 the stability of this is from your kh level as it is the carbonate harness that does this rather than the trace elements and minerals that make up your gh levels what test k
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  26. I Love MTS....Great at cleaning up uneaten food Can't seem to keep them going in my tanks with Central Americans.....A spillurus,A sajica,A nigrofasciatus Just seem to end up with empty shells everywhere!
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  27. Hello members and guests The NSW Cichlid Society committee is committed to following the advice of NSW Health and providing a safe environment for our members and guests. As a result of the recent change in the COVID-19 situation in Victoria and Southern NSW, we request that you to please do not attend the NSW Cichlid Society Meeting and Mini Auction on 5 June 2021 if you or a member of your household has: Been to Victoria within the last 14 days Been in contact with anyone that has been to Victoria within the last 14 days Been in contact with anyone that has visited a
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  28. its not a bad ride there and back going down its about 3hrs. and coming back its about 2hrs. i do it one time a month lol the best is the big auction that go's all day and in to the night its like 400-500 lots of little friends to go home with u lol all and all it a good time so hope to see u there
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  29. The raffle also has dry goods and you get a choice of what left of the table so you should be able to find something you like.
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  30. Come along, become a member, have a chat with others about fish, grab some snacks at the supper table and buy some raffle tickets. You might get lucky and come home with some good fish.
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  31. Hi Dravyn Hope to see you at the meeting this weekend! Just noting that if you intend on coming in August that there is no mini-auction in August as we have the AGM and a mega members raffle.
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  32. @dravyn there is a parking area on school grounds or on street parking but park to the signage
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  33. have u been there before u have to get there early to get a car park spot i leave Cardiff about 3:30 to 4:00 get there about 6:30 or so
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  34. Hi dravyn As lots come up to be auctioned, you bid on them and if you are the winning bidder you then go up to the treasurer pay and collect your lot straight away . All the fish you listed should normally be at a auction.... but we have no control over what will be there on the day Regards Kevin
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  35. i had them all in my tanks i have 4 x4fts and a 4ft sump had them in that there was 1000s the only way i found to kill them all was to take out all the fish (did not have plants in there) take a 2L. thing of bleach and pour 1 in to each tank wait 3 day u can run the sump a little to get it down in it then drain full it drain full it keep doing it to u can not smell the bleach any more then take a tester fish put it in if it lives for 24hr than all is good to start over if not then back to draining and fulling for 2 or 3 day and start with the tester fis
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  36. Hi @dravyn There is no pre booking of what fish will be auctioned it comes to what comes in on the day is there anything specific you are after ?
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  37. Hi Dravyn we have been having issues with the emails listed on the website and are trying to sort it out I'm the editor and can try to advise on any questions you have just send me a PM
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  38. yes it is http://nswcs.org.au/ try this
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  39. these are so so nice, royalty of the cichlid world!
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  40. Agreed, there is bad and there is BAD. The sort of problems that BG cause outside tanks is not to my understanding, the sort of problem we as aquatists experience. However, in these small environments we create inside out homes, we need to be totally in the drivers seat, and in my opinion, anything that we cannot control, is a bad thing for us as aquatists. Blue green algae, does not have to be blue or green, for example, I have seen it in a brown purple sort of colour. I think a lot of people have BG without realising it. Ways you can tell what you have is that it doesn’t have a great
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