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    livingart reacted to JulieW in Trotoise owners or want to be tortoise owners....   
    I am happy to chat with any tortoise owners, just to share info, answer questions, help with setups and where to purchase tortoises from.... 

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    livingart got a reaction from Sea Gull in An enclosure build for Box Turtles.   
    Made from an IBC intermediate bulk container.

     
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    livingart reacted to Sea Gull in Mycobacterium Cleanup   
    So it turns out one of my old decorations (removed it from my tank a while ago to see if it was causing the mystery illness) has tiny holes in it and was actually hollow. It was sitting upright but has still somehow not drained completely.
    So that's an exciting new source of contaminated water.
     
    One option is to cut off the bottom centimeter so it drains freely, clean it out in the same way as the tanks and fill it with something so it's solid. Or just throw it away and figure out an alternative.
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    livingart got a reaction from Caryl in An enclosure build for Box Turtles.   
    Made from an IBC intermediate bulk container.

     
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    livingart reacted to Sea Gull in Mycobacterium Cleanup   
    Second tank is showing signs of infection.
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    livingart got a reaction from Caryl in 2023 season Leopard Geckos for sale.   
    For sale Leopard Geckos Born January 2023,
    A -Tremper Albino,
    B - Tremper Albino,Bold Stripe
    C - Tremper Albino, Jungle
    D - Chocolate Albino.
    E - Chocolate Albino.
    Open to offers.
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    livingart got a reaction from maxxi1 in 2023 season Leopard Geckos for sale.   
    For sale Leopard Geckos Born January 2023,
    A -Tremper Albino,
    B - Tremper Albino,Bold Stripe
    C - Tremper Albino, Jungle
    D - Chocolate Albino.
    E - Chocolate Albino.
    Open to offers.
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    livingart reacted to Godly3vil in Pond soil for planted aquariums   
    From what I have researched any organic potting mix will be fine. Just make sure it is actually organic. 
    Daltons Aquatic Mix is the most common dirt to use.
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    livingart got a reaction from Teshe in Newt Tank   
    What you are proposing will definitely work, they are the best escape artists and finding their way into filters off limit areas etc.
    Having access to 3D printer will help with tight fits on structure and support ledges on the walls to avoid collapses.
    Can probably get away without heating and minnows make good tank mates
    Search in the reptile/amphibian forum for some previous builds
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    livingart reacted to Caryl in My Pond   
    We've changed and grown old, not just grown 🙂
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    livingart got a reaction from Caryl in My Pond   
    The changes we need to make in our lives as we change and grow are something we never contemplate when starting on our journeys
    Good luck
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    livingart reacted to Silverdollarboy2 in Fish for 54 litre   
    Well that didn't take long - turns out there's now a Hollywood Fish Farm in my area and a 21L tank followed me home somehow...
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    livingart reacted to Adrienne in Guess who's back, back again.   
    Love this and isn't it the truth.  Welcome back.
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    livingart reacted to Godly3vil in Guess who's back, back again.   
    Cheers, old fella
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    livingart got a reaction from Caryl in 2023 Bearded Dragons   
    It has been awhile since anyone has posted in this forum so away we go.
    Bearded Dragons (Pogona vitticeps) 2023 breeding.
     
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    livingart got a reaction from nomad fish in New Zealand glass shrimp   
    A little light reading LOL
    Activities like pet shops, non-commercial domestic aquaponics, and ponds:
    do not need a fish-farm licence do not need to be registered as a fish farmer. https://www.mpi.govt.nz/fishing-aquaculture/aquaculture-fish-and-shellfish-farming/setting-up-a-land-based-fish-farm/
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    livingart got a reaction from nomad fish in New Zealand glass shrimp   
    Would still require a permit to sell which willinvolve proof of breeding etc.
     
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    livingart got a reaction from nomad fish in New Zealand glass shrimp   
    They are native so can't be sold without a permit but you can collect your own
    Most streams have these and they can be netted by running a net along the water weeds growing along the sides.
     
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    livingart got a reaction from maxxi1 in MERRY XMAS 2022.   
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year for 2023.

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    livingart got a reaction from Caryl in MERRY XMAS 2022.   
    Definitely in the blood Caryl, Seasons greetings
     
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    livingart reacted to Caryl in MERRY XMAS 2022.   
    Merry Fishmas to everyone! Hope you all had a nice Christmas day.
    My grandson got an aquarium, much to his delight. They used to have a tropical one (and his mum keeps frogs) but got rid of it when they moved (after quake mess in other house) but 8 year old has been asking for some time now and loves feeding my fish when they're here. Will be just cold water this time, probably with a couple of fancy goldfish as it isn't big enough for more. The boys have been with their aunty since school finished then brought straight up to our region so the parents, at home, had time to set it all up while they weren't there to see. He opened an empty box on Christmas day but was quickly assure the actual tank was already set up at home and waiting for him to choose a fish when they get home (heading home today). They (he and his little brother) have always liked helping do water changes so know how to look after fish.
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    livingart reacted to TailsnScales in Just Add Salt   
    That's surprising. A big reason for wanting to go marine is the wide variety of colors and interesting fish and creepy crawlies you can get for marine.

    Thanks Caryl and Livingart,
    I understand that cost and time are the 2 big factors, I guess I was looking for someone to say they've gone marine and glad they did or why they're glad they went with fresh water...

    Anyway, I've decided to bite the bullet and go with a marine tank Gotta wait till I get back from holiday in January, but I've started the shopping spree
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    livingart got a reaction from TailsnScales in New Zealand glass shrimp   
    They are native so can't be sold without a permit but you can collect your own
    Most streams have these and they can be netted by running a net along the water weeds growing along the sides.
     
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    livingart got a reaction from maxxi1 in Water Poppy- Auckland   
    Unwanted organism
    https://aquariumworld.nz/databases/1-plants/90-Hydrocleys-nymphoides
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    livingart got a reaction from nomad fish in How to cultivate Copepods in NZ?   
    Hi, there is usually not enough nutrients in the system until is fully cycled and become a stable living environment, then you can add a piece of rock with copepods to the system.
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