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  1. 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.
  2. Many thanks again Winston for sharing your knowledge. I was originally planning to have large storage tanks/drums outside and then pump in from them (that's what I do in my current setup). After doing more research though and reading your posts I am now likely going to go straight from the tap with the inline filtration as you have described. I just got most of my supplies delivered today to build the stands and run the drainage/overflows. I'll share some progress and the end result back here as I progress with it. Thanks again.
  3. Hi Winston I have been reading your post over and over again. It has some great info. I am looking at inline filters to take the approach you mentioned, straight from the tap to refill my tanks. I was just wondering if you could provide a link to the inline filters you use, or if you think something like this would be suitable? https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/324712753931?hash=item4b9a636b0b:g:y-4AAOSwfrJg7T0i Also wondering, how did you heat the water? Did you use an inline heater? I am considering using the right mix of hot and cold water to deliver the right temperature. I'd appr
  4. The NSWCS Committee has regretfully decided to cancel all upcoming Sydney meetings for 2021. Due to the current situation in Sydney, the committee isn't expecting to be able to hold another Sydney meeting in 2021. As a result, the next planned Sydney meeting is Saturday 5 February 2022. 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 newsletter subscribers. Regards, New South Wales Cichlid Society Committee Vis
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Thanks all. I have seen a couple more in my tank with black marks on the body and fins too. I might try and put them aside and try to breed them amongst themselves.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. It was a great day for both sellers and buyers. The auctioneers did a great job. I am happy with the fish I brought home; a new pair of apistogramma, some sandsifters and a group of caudopuncts. Hoping to breed and share them back through the club. Fingers crossed.
  11. Hopefully expensive ones. 😁 Not sure yet what colours I will put in.
  12. Nice, Rob. Welcome back. Africans seem to be much more popular than south Americans lately, with a good selection of both Malawi and Tangs. Catfish have become pretty popular of late too. I plan on putting some tangs, apistos and bristlenose through. See you there!
  13. Just saw them on the Allfish2u website. Ain't cheap... Looks like you are in Melbourne, I believe they ship. https://allfish2u.com/collections/live-fish/african-cichlid?page=3
  14. Hi Winston Very interesting and detailed post. I am working on setting up a new fishroom and am also looking at automated water change options. Thanks for sharing the information!!!
  15. Hi gang Has anyone seen an albino bristlenose before with black markings on it? I noticed one in my tank today with black on one of the fins and under belly. Interested to hear how this could happen genetically?
  16. I have 4 3 foot 'Aquarium Eco' branded eBay lights and my cousin has 8 of them. No issues for either of us so far after a few years. Can't go past the price. https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/30-200cm-Full-Spectrum-Aquarium-LED-Light-Aqua-Plant-Fish-Tank-Lamp-Lighting-Bar-/233865080486?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49292 You can see what they look like in our fish rooms on my cousins YouTube channel by checking out the fish room tour videos, and also on this video specifically about the lights. I am building an expansion to my fish room and I plan to use these cheaper lights fo
  17. I don't know about bloat, but I personally wouldn't be feeding that to my fish. I try and avoid food that is mainly made up of 'meal' and extracts as I think they are mainly just fillers? I remember hearing at a meeting that usually the first 3 ingredients listed are the primary ingredients.
  18. Hi UCB I am pretty sure I saw Andrew using it in his tanks at Labyrinth aquarium to provide refuge to females in breeding tanks. I've never used it myself.
  19. I'm shocked at that price too... Quick look at gumtree shows a few bargains around in Sydney... Here's a 5 footer that was built by abyss. https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/macquarie-fields/fish/cichlid-fish-tank/1265496298 Neat 3 foot with stand and sump. https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/lugarno/fish/cade-marine-saltwater-aquarium-fish-tank-with-sump/1264467613 If you keep an eye out on gumtree you might get lucky and get yourself a nice set up for free.
  20. Nah mate. I sold my Mustax breeding pair and the last batch of fry last week. I had some Walteri in my grow out that have matured now and started to pair up so I moved them into it. With the move to the smaller fish room I have to use my tank space a bit wiser. I was close to listing my sexfasciatus gold pair for sale as I contemplated using the 4 footer I have earmarked for them in the new fishroom for something else. They are sitting on a spawn now though so holding onto them for a while longer and will now move them into the 4 footer soon.
  21. Wow, very nice mix you have there. I was tang exclusive 12 or so months ago but I have moved some fish on and changed it up a bit. Here's my current list: Yellow cherry shrimp Red cherry shrimp Endlers Mixed guppies Chilli Rasbora Pacific blue eyes Desert Goby Corydoras Sterbai Apistogramma Cacatuoides Triple Red Apistogramm Cacatuoides Orange Flash Apistogramma Trifasciata Apistogramma Vijieta Red Neck Neolamprologus Multifasciatus Neolamprologus Walteri Neolamprologus Pulcher sp. Daffodil Neolampr
  22. Thought you might have! They were my uncles. He won a trio at the club raffle a couple of years back and bred heaps. He moved some of the colony on to Andrew a few months back. Another reason to join the club when we are up and running again, best chance of getting your hands on the rarer species!!!
  23. Did you get those Chipimbi from Andrew within the last few months by any chance?
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