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  1. sadly the plan has been poo pooed and won't be happing, probably for the best... but maybe we shall try buggies instead
  2. wish i could, maybe a photo will encourage people
  3. and you don't think it matters where i catch them?
  4. i did look at many clear plastic paint pales and drink dispensers but sadly i have to realistic as to what i'll be able to get and for what price im going for more mitigation and containment will be a fun learning experiment as long as i can avoid any major disasters would it be ok if i found some of the local glass shrimp to add to the tank? they would just be such a wonderful addition, and might be ok at 22 if i get them far enough north...
  5. that fish ain't well! i'd at least put it in a hospital tank for the safety of the other fish
  6. O my gods! i just hope this was a 5 min art piece.
  7. tell me about it, i'm thinking 20 different ways but its got to also be viewable, at the moment i think a 40l storage bin with cling wrap over the top compressen strapped together and then strapped down to something... i gotta find whats best for the fish... and van... if i could find something 40l clear plastic with screw top i'll take that. tell me about this riser pipe please, do you have any photos of your setup?
  8. haha i never did try googleing that, that one does look cool, but probably just stocked when the car is booked, still shows the concept could work... i am also planing todo the catch and let go , there is no legalities with doing that? but it's a bit limited in scope and doesn't teach by doing just seeing, with guppies they might breed 2x on the trip you'd see no problem with me taking tropical fish between the big islands?
  9. Latia neritoides Ease of care: unknown Conservation status: Least Concern the worlds only bio-luminescent and phosphorescent limpet
  10. Hello all, I wonder if any of you have ever thought about having a tank in an RV? I'll be traveling across New Zealand for 6 months with my daughter in a RV following Te Araroa soon and I was thinking about taking this opportunity to teach her about the hobby and the magic life in general, it's probably crazy idea but here is what I'm thinking. Gear If I am able to get it I plan to use a 40L+ storage bin as a "tank", with a hygger single head sponge filters USB air-pump USB water pump and a diy heater. This will all be strapped down with compression straps some where in the middle of the car. Livestock Some nano fish like guppies or white clouds, a cory gang/kuli loach, the local mud snail or some other snail and hopefully the endemic freshwater glass shrimp to complete it. Plants I would like to use native aquatic plants and mosses though i'm unsure if i can take take them from the wild? Either way I plan to use loose river gravel for the bottom so it can roll around a bit with Java Moss and Anubias attached to an ornament glued to the bottom with some Lucky Bamboo or Pothos and floating plants for good measure and might even try to put some soil in a mesh bag to see if it will grow something. Thanks for reading looking forward to hearing your thoughts. p.s. I'd love to get livestock and plants from local hobbyist should any one be on my route and have something extra or want to show us round there fish room please contact me
  11. Potamopyrgus antipodarum Ease of care: Beginner Conservation status: Least Concern A species of very small freshwater snail with a gill and an operculum. This aquatic gastropod mollusk is in the family Tateidae. It is native to New Zealand, where it is found throughout the country, but it has been introduced to many other countries, where it is often considered an invasive species because populations of the snail can reach phenomenal densities.
  12. Amarinus lacustris Ease of care: Experienced to advanced Conservation status: Unknown A species of freshwater crab from Australia, New Zealand and nearby islands, where it lives in water of various salinities. It grows up to 10 mm (0.4 in) wide, with an H-shaped groove on its back. It is an omnivore and is eaten by crayfish and fish. It was first discovered in Lake Pupuke, near Auckland, and is the only freshwater crab in New Zealand. A. lacustris grows to a maximum size of 10 millimetres (0.39 in) across the carapace, with a leg span of 20 mm.[5][6] The carapace is grey-brown and almost circular, marked with a set of grooves forming an H-shape with the two uprights bending outwards, and the whole animal is covered in setae.[7] Living in estuarine, freshwater and shallow subtidal habitats, usually in salinities of 1–6‰, but occasionally to 0.1–9.6‰.[3] It can be found living amongst detritus and vegetation in the shaded edges of rivers and lakes.[6] Remains of both animals and plants have been found in the gut contents of A. lacustris, indicating an omnivorous diet.[7] Its predators include crayfish and introduced trout.
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