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Caryl last won the day on December 27 2022

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  1. You were very lucky and this is a timely reminder that water and electricity do not mix! We all know better but still make mistakes.
  2. Oh well, at least you had fun considering options 🙂
  3. 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.
  4. https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/europe/300767665/huge-berlin-aquarium-bursts-releasing-veritable-tsunami-of-water-and-1500-fish
  5. I rarely see 10 at once to register a breeding. I now have at least 4 (seen at once) brown Ancistrus fry zipping about as well.
  6. Thank you. Has someone actually got the Common Seal mentioned in the constitution? I know it had been lost for many years and I have never seen it used in the 30+ years I have been a member of the FNZAS. Asking out of curiosity.
  7. Google tells me (I have no personal experience with pukekos) that they are tribal birds so if you release one back to the wild the other pukekos will kill it. Apparently they can be great pets when hand raised so being on its own won't worry it. They have a life span of around 9 years.
  8. I went tropical freshwater as I wanted an easy care aquarium that required little maintenance and would not be a problem when I went on holiday. As much as I love looking at marine aquariums, they are too much work for me. Good luck and show us your progress.
  9. OK then. You need to look at the basic differences between the two and decide if you have the money and time to devote to a marine (I guess I should not mention a native marine which is easier and cheaper than a tropical marine). If not, go freshwater. Money and time are the main differences between the two. The money part especially will be ongoing. If neither money, nor time, are problems, then you need to decide which you like the look of the best as there are different pros and cons for either option with too many variables.
  10. As you know, cost is the biggest factor with marines being more expensive to set up and run. Have you thought about hedging your bets and going brackish? 😉
  11. What to do depends on the outcome you wish to achieve. If you only have a small pond, and no room for more fish, then there was no need to do anything. You could just leave the fish alone and they would do what comes naturally then eat most of the fry. One or two might survive this. As you decided to try and raise some fry, why not put the original fish back in the pond and raise the fry in the paddling pool? You can't raise goldfish in a bowl as they are very messy fish and produce too much waste. No gear needed.
  12. Solder is only about 60% lead. On it's own it would too soft. You need a flux too. What are you trying to do?
  13. The browns are reproducing as well.
  14. Don't know if it is one of the previously seen two or another one.
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