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October Meeting - Diy Aquarium Tasks And Projects

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#1 Stormfyre


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Posted 11 September 2015 - 02:06 PM

The next meeting of the Perth Cichlid Society is on Tuesday, October the 6th.

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Ever wish there was an easier way to maintain your gear?  Want to make your set up more functional and look better but really don't have the big cash or time it takes? Well, PCS committee members Mattia Matarrese, Rovik Olsen and Brett Brenchley are here to help. DIY is easy, often cheap and fun.


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This month's topic is DIY Aquarium Tasks and Projects.  


Making your own items for your aquarium can be challenging if you don't know where to start. We are going to change that for you. We will show just how easy it can be. The experience wont be painful any longer, it will become a fun job and give you the confidence to take on new DIY tasks. Most of all you save your hard earned cash for the important things, MORE FISH!


Topics include - 

Mattia - DIY silicone 3d tank backgrounds.

Rovik - DIY easy water changes.

Brett - DIY internal airlift filters.





Come on down to the South Perth PCS Meeting and enjoy a great night of a DIY tips and tricks to make your life easier and save some money.


Up for auction will be a signed Ad Konings book (RRP $140) which all the proceeds will go towards the Cichlid Preservation Fund. Please come and bid.


We will be having a bumper raffle so come and get some tickets and win prizes. Don't forget 20% of raffle goes towards the Cichlid Preservation Fund.


In the kitchen we have authentic Italian Bruschetta. Come grab a delicious serve of toasty goodness. Don't forget 20% of kitchen purchases goes towards the Cichlid Preservation Fund.




In addition to which we also have:

  • PCS tasty Food! Coffee and cool drinks also available.
  • The PCS library, with hundreds of books, DVD's and magazines available for loan to members.
  • The cichlid and catfish PCS Show Table, where you can participate and/or view some of the prized fish of fellow members. Every entrant wins a prize!
  • Some cool PCS merchandise items up for sale!
  • Photo Comp winners for the month will be announced and prizes handed out.
  • The sponsors raffle table, where you can win some fantastic prizes!

All are welcome. Hope to see you there Tuesday, October 6th.


Doors open at 7:30pm and Meeting starts 8:00pm at the Rotary Hall, Sandgate St, South Perth


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#2 Leichardti

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Posted 12 September 2015 - 12:17 PM

Wasn't the Aquascaping comp winners also being announced, or was that another meeting? Hope I can make it to this one, sounds great.

#3 Stormfyre


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Posted 12 September 2015 - 06:45 PM

Yes you are correct. Aquascaping Tank Journal Comp will be judged by panel starting next week.

#4 Mattia


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Posted 06 October 2015 - 12:32 PM

Bruschetta is ready and seasoning :)


Don't forget that we will be auctioning off another of Ad Konings book "Celebrating Cichlids", signed by him, and all the money will be donated to the Stuart Grant Cichlid Preservation fund. Let's save our cichlids!!! :D

#5 Ryan-w

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Posted 06 October 2015 - 10:14 PM

Was great meeting you all tonight! Thanks judges and sponsors for the prizes for the aquascape comp

#6 Michael the fish fanatic

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Posted 06 October 2015 - 11:05 PM

As Ryan said, it was a great meeting, some awesome DIY demonstrations put on by Rov, Bret and Mattia. Congrats to all the Aquascape winners, it was a great Como and awesome to see the progress of some of the tanks :). Also met some new people with was great. All in all a great night once again :)!

#7 Westie


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Posted 06 October 2015 - 11:23 PM

Cheers guys
Nice to meet Ryan, SSChen, Shayne, and my old buddy MM
Great meeting, and thanks for the prize :)

#8 Bailey

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Posted 07 October 2015 - 11:52 AM

Great DIY background Mattia, I might have to try something like that...

Edited by Bailey, 07 October 2015 - 11:52 AM.

#9 Spiesie

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Posted 16 October 2015 - 12:51 PM

I wasn't able to make it at this meeting. I really wanted to see Brett's airlift presentation (also the others :P )


Just wondering if Brett had an electronic presentation he was able to share here?

#10 dicky7

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Posted 16 October 2015 - 02:39 PM

If you PM Brett  he might be able to talk you through it but there was no electronic presentation unfortunately :(



Was a shame you missed the evening as it was a great night

#11 Spiesie

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Posted 16 October 2015 - 03:36 PM

No dramas. I have a pretty good idea of the way it works and how to set it up, just thought I will check how he presented it. Will have a chat to him at the next meeting.


Yes, big shame! Heard great things about the night!

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