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Hello from Australia!

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Looking forward to meeting some people who do not give me funny looks for knowing the pH of my tap water! My disabilities can make it hard to write "normal" sentences, or skip smaller words. Please excuse the grammar mistakes, but if you need anything reworded for clarity feel free to ask, it's no problem at all.

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It's been a hard few months fish-wise, have lost an entire tank after a disease outbreak. But my pygmy cories in the other tank have all decided to spawn, and it seems like a good time to try start talking about the more fun parts of fish keeping again!

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Hi Sea Gull and welcome.

It is when you lose a whole tank of inhabitants that you wonder why you enjoy the hobby then your other fish spawn and all is well again πŸ™‚

My husband and I are in the middle of making the house and yard wheelchair and walker friendly so have filled in our 9m x 3m (approx) pond to make way for an access ramp. We have 12 fish in a stock trough (saved from the pond) and they will be finding a new home next door so we will be able to visit them. We were having difficulty doing pond maintenance anyway but we had 16 years of enjoyment with it.

That will leave us with just a 4ft tropical in the lounge (down from 18 aquariums at the height of the hobby). I am waiting for the seals to give way as it has been in situ for over 20 years now and they say you should replace aquarium seals every 10 years. Every time we have a decent quake I wonder if this is the one that creates a flood through the lounge, dining and kitchen area. Our 4ft only has Odessa barbs and gold and brown Ancistrus aka bristlenoses.

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Oh, in the more southern part of Western Australia. Everyone knows everyone here, so try to be a bit vague for privacy.

It basically just means we get new fish species about 10 years after they become popular everywhere else, once the serious fish breeders manage to import them and start a captive breeding population. And that there is bad internet connection...

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Sounds like NZ except we wait longer for new fish but generally our internet is good in most places.

My husband and I visited Perth about 4 years ago and were taken down the coast staying in different places along the way. Loved the ANZAC Centre in Albany in particular.

Many years ago I belonged to a UK based fish site (site no longer exists) and when we visited the UK they arranged a meeting for site members at a fish shop centrally located for many of the UK members. It was great putting faces to names we had only interacted with in a forum. About 20 people took the time to travel there to meet with us. Later on our journey we also got to meet Dick Mills, who wrote many fish books (most of my reference books at the time were by him) and Peter Cottle who specialised in danios. This was back when the internet was in its infancy and we still used books as our main references. πŸ™‚

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