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  1. Hi, this is my first post on here but I have been lurking for a while. Does anyone know any cuc/clean up crew that we are allowed here in nz/ can collect for reef tanks that eat algae apart from the turbo snail? I know we can have the longspine urchin but im reluctant because of their sting - my tank is 130x68x35cm. Also I know there are tangs and stuff but I don't really want any in my aquarium for feeding and size reasons. Does anyone know if Dardanus Gemmatus/Jeweled anenome hermit crab eats algae?? Needs to be reef safe and good with 24 degree water
  2. Hey guys, I am starting work on a new paludarium for some Japanese fire-bellies and I wanted some opinions/advice. I am working on an ambitious plan for it. To start, I have this 70L tank, it has a hood with build in slots for the UV lights, and should make escape proofing the tank both easier and hidden. So now for the complex part. The rough requirements for the newts as I understand them are 30% land, 60% water. So my plan is to make an interior enclosure or reservoir using glass walls and silicone. Inside this I plan to house the water filter, heater (If I need one, I am south Auckland so I am not entirely sure it is necessary), and a water pump that will feed into a small trickle over some rocks from their little island. Here is a mock-up, the interior dimensions are wrong but bear with me! The complex part is I want to create a planter that slots over this, that will house some small plants, mosses, and a hardy little bonsai. The bonsai will shade the water with its branches and provide both lit and shaded areas for the newts on land. I can 3D print the pot/lid for it, but I am wondering if I will need to add more supports along the two tank wall sides. I was thinking I could add a horizontal shelf along the back that will hold the pump outlet, and can be dressed with some rocks to hide it. Will this be likely to be strong enough if it is just silicone holding on to the sides? Or will I be better off adding in some glass struts in the reservoir? Also, if I add struts, would I be better off having them along the edge to give the most open area in the filter box, or will that affect flow, and the better option be to put a couple of supports central to the tank to hold the lid up? The end goal is to have a stepped staircase of stones leading to a deeper pond along the front of the tank. I am also hoping this will promote a lazy circulation, as I know the newts do not like a strong current. I am also planning to plant the bottom of the aquatic areas to increase the water cleanliness, as ideally I want to work towards a low maintenance setup once it is established. Who knows, if it works might even be able to get a couple minnows (Done some research and found some that are rumoured to be good tank mates) but that is more a stretch goal and not part of the current planning. I want to clarify I do not currently have any animals waiting to move in so I can really take my time and getting this build right, so any advice or ideas towards my goal would be awesome. Thank you!
  3. * All Items Sold * Hi All, I am moving overseas, so need to find a new home for my fish. All fish about 18months old. 6x Glolight Tetra 1-2x Kuhli loach (not sure, they hide well) 1x Bristlenose Pleco + Many little snails I also have various rocks, drift wood and plants which I am happy to throw in. Also test kits, food, tools, etc. Also For Sale: 150L Blue Planet Tank + stand (chips on top edges, seal looks worrying but didn't leak) - $0 123L Fluval Flex Tank + 2nd Fluval light upgrade (In use) - $250 90cm Finnex Planted+ LED - $20 206 Fluval Canister Filter + media - $50 2x 150w Eheim heater - $20 each (1 still in tank) 1x Eheim air200 pump (In use) - $20 1x Python Gravel Vac (in use) - $20 ~20Kg Seachem Black Sand + a very nice bucket - $50 ~18Kg Seachem Regular Gravel (still in tank) - $30 + bucket 2x MagFloat Magnetic glass cleaner (1 still in tank) - $5 each 3x 3kg Bags of Rocks - $5 each 2x Large Piecs of Driftwood - $5 each Preference given to whoever takes the fish. Also happy to discount for bundles! Pick up only - Mt Cook, Wellington. (Can drop off smaller items)
  4. I am after a 120 to 180 lt tank I'm located johnsonville Wellington
  5. Hey all, sadly getting out of the hobby, everything must go. This tank comes with everything, cabinet, gravel, log, 100w heater, ornaments, extra filter media, hose, pH testing kit. + More $300 ono Pickup from Silverstream, Upper hutt. Also selling separately a trio beta tank a fluval flex 57L PM for details.
  6. Hi everyone! I'm hoping someone can help me! I'm in the planning stages of setting up a 'new' tank. The tank I'm going to use is 92cm x 60cm x 50cm (which I think is 276 litres or just under 60 gallons?). The tank will contain soft/sand substrate, with lots of driftwood, lots of caves (plus a glass tube which I'm hoping the ele will favour), and LOTS of plants. On one half of the tank this will use the entire height of the tank (planted bottom, plants attached to driftwood at mid-levels, and surface floating plants at top), with the other half more sparsely planted/decorated and kept lower to give (the discus) some free space. The community I'm wanting to create, in order of importance, is- 1 elephant nose fish, 3 discus, 5-7 glass cats, 2 kribs, 5-7 cardinal tetras, 1-2 longfin bristlenose, 1 kuhli loach, 1-2 Angel/german blue Rams. My questions- 1. My filter is a Fluval 404 but I'm wanting to add UV. I'm unsure though of what would be best for my tank and my fish. Ie: how many uv watts should I be looking for? Should i get one thats combined with a filter - is there any such thing as too much filtration? What type of Litres/hr should i look at - eg would 800L/H be enough? - would 2000L/H be better? Would a higher / 2000L/H flow rate create too much current for my size tank or my types of fish? Would an internal one be able to sit down low / offer the benefit of being able to target lower / problem areas of the tank? Or should I go for an external one (my tank has to have a sealed lid with not even little spaces or my ele might get out)? 2. Your thoughts on my intended community ie: too many? or, could I dare to add - another discus? - or increase my schooling fish (glass cats? cardinals?) - even just by 1-2 to make them more comfy? I'm hoping the provision of lots and lots of hiding places and caves will allow me to keep a breeding pair of kribs and of bristlenoses. How likely is it that I'll encounter problematic aggression from these guys whilst mating? - I expect them to defend their territory, but also to keep their defense localized? (There will be caves at mid-level that I'm hoping will appeal to the kribs, but my precious elephant nose will spend alot of it's time at the bottom level where the bristlenoses will presumably be). 3. Obviously I'm very keen to avoid diseases in my scaleless fish, I've heard bolivian rams (and cories, and guppies) are more likely to carry / be susceptible to diseases, does anyone know if this is true of other rams such as Angels or German Blues - or any of my other chosen fish? Thanks so much in advance! Missfish xx
  7. Hi all got a bunch of treated decking timber left over from the the deck. Just wondering if it will be strong enough, see image. Thanks.
  8. 140 Litre tank with stand. For sale $150. Used condition. Some chips to the base of stand. Pick up only in Mt Eden. Total height 124.5cm. Tank measures h53 x w75.5 x d46 cm Photo is of this tank. $30 for 30 litre tank with glass lid also available. Box full of flourite dark available - $30 Two bags worth in here. Used. (I never kept snails, last used a year ago.) Also have a bunch of filters, air pumps, heaters, nets, water testing kits, flourite, Seachem additives(iron, prime, flourish, excel), melafix and pimafix and foods available for sale. PM me if you are interested in anything.
  9. Hi there, I am preparing to move house in the next year, so want to give away all my guppies and two tanks. I want them to go to a fish enthusiast rather than just someone on trademe. I have been breeding these yellow females for a few years now, and they seem to reproduce stably. There are also some green or yellow snakeskin males, female green diamonds. You can see the fish and tanks here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdWiJWkMeh8&feature=youtu.be. The yellow females look a bit pale in this video, but I think it's because I had only just turned on the light. The tanks are mature.
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