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AquariumChicky
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PostPosted: 2006.06.12(Mon)10:06    Post subject: Reply with quote

You get some really nice pics! Very Happy
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wozza
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PostPosted: 2006.06.30(Fri)12:47    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW nice tank buddy
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sunshine84
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Location: Sydney, Australia

PostPosted: 2006.07.01(Sat)17:40    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey thanks! I think it's time for a bigger tank though... the fish are all starting to get bigger but the tanks still the same! Oh well... it's my excuse for another tank Laughing
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FloridaBoy
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PostPosted: 2006.07.02(Sun)7:52    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ahhh, your success is showing. Very Happy
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SLACkra
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Joined: 06 Feb 2003
Location: Perth, Western Australia, Australia

PostPosted: 2006.07.06(Thu)22:27    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey your tank is quite nice. I really don't' want to know how much the cleanershrimp cost ya! ug $100 for a shrimp...

uh that looks like calerpa taxifollia that ferny type macro algae. its illegal in victoria, might be in queensland as well. might want to check that out.

how big is your tank btw?

andrew
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sunshine84
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PostPosted: 2006.07.09(Sun)6:24    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah it is caulerpa taxifolia - it's legal in Queensland - I think it's native here. So far, it hasn't been a problem - I've been keeping my eye on it though, to make sure it doesn't take control of the tank.

Yeah the Cleaner Shrimp were a bit expensive... I think I got them for about $85ea from Pet City. Was cheap in comparison to other places & they have the most wonderful personalities - so definately worth the money Smile

This is my first tank - it's only a 3.5ft. I've been trying to do some research on setting up either a 5' or 6' tank. As the fish get bigger, its been getting harder to keep the nitrates down. They require a fair amount of food, and this tank simply isn't big enough to handle that. So, it's either - sell a few fish or get a bigger tank Razz

The biggest problem at the moment, is trying to work out exactly what equipment I'll need I.e. powerheads, sump, possibly upgrading the chiller/ halides. It's certainly going to be expensive, but I really want everything to be perfect with my next aquarium.

When I bought this one, I really didn't know much at all. So, now I'm trying to do as much planning as possible for my next one - I don't want to make the same mistakes again.
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SLACkra
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PostPosted: 2006.07.10(Mon)18:35    Post subject: Reply with quote

if I was you I would join the marine aquarium society of queensland. www.masa.asn.au (masa-marine aquarium societies of australia).

a remote DSB might help keep the nitrates down along with the normal water changes and harvesting the taxifollia. pitty its illegal in vic its an amazingly fast growing macro, good nutrient export.

cheers

andrew
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