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  1. Caryl

    Fluval Flex 123l

    They are two very different options you have there. Perhaps you need to buy another tank and do both 😏 As you intend to have it well planted it will not look empty and the puffers are such fun to watch. I would go for option 2.
  2. No problem. I assume your address is still the same as before? I'll pack and send off on Monday. How did the crypts go last time?
  3. I have red rotala. I think you have bought some from me before. Cost you postage, which is usually about $10.00
  4. Any improvement in the fish or has it died?
  5. Stunning as usual, both fish and photos.
  6. I have always liked barbs. In fact my aquarium currently only has Odessa barbs and ancistrus. Both species are self replenishing.
  7. Yes thank you for getting it up and running again. Now all we need is members to actually post in here and answer others' queries! I see a new member posted a question Sept 16th and nobody replied until I did so today (I have been unable to access the forums until this evening)
  8. Are they the true algae eaters or the false ones? The true ones only eat algae in their younger years but lose a taste for it as they age. A good thing you plan to rehome them. I suggest ancistrus (commonly called bristlenoses. Make sure someone doesn't sell you a plecostomus by claiming it is a bristlenose!) as good algae nibblers but, like all fish, they don't always like all types of algae. Personally I have never found any fish that liked the black fluffy algae.
  9. Caryl

    New here

    Hi Shannon, I apologise for my late greeting but I have been in respite care (had a holiday in Aussie 😎 ) and a forum problem meant I have been unable to access these pages. Welcome to the site and I hope we can help you if required. There are quite a few fish keepers in Hamilton.
  10. Never mind. Bought a new filter and will order a new seal for the other from overseas.
  11. Did you ever get any killies, make a breeding mop, and breed any fish?
  12. Anyone know who, in NZ, stocks parts for the Jebo 810 canister filter? We need a seal ring (seals the top onto the canister) urgently.
  13. We now have at least 3 more gold ancistrus than before as I can see them scooting about. Could be more as the tank is heavily planted. Both parents are back out and about so there won't be a second batch any time soon. his is the first time the golds have bred in the 5 or so years I have had them. The browns will breed several times in a row then stop for a few years before breeding again so I have 10 - 12 brown ancistrus of varying sizes zipping in and out on the substrate. The Odessas have been at it again too as I can see more of their fry out and about at higher levels. A few always survive being eaten due to the plant mass. We are about to clean out the filter (don't do it very often) so will have to be careful there are no ancistrus fry in the casing as I have almost lost fry down the sink in the past!
  14. In our younger years (kids at home etc) we had up to 18 aquariums at one point with a wide range of species but are now down to one 4ft tropical with only Odessa barbs and Ancistrus in it (brown and gold) plus a 3m x 9m goldfish pond outside.
  15. My personal experience has been the fry are better to be at least 2.5cm before selling. They don't seem to survive if smaller. Plecoplanet suggests 1" minimum (which is 2.5cm) too. Aren't they cute when zipping about en masse, white flags waving on their tails? They are one of my favourite fry (or should that be fries?)
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