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Meeting Tuesday May 7th  - Terrariums, DIY 3D Backgrounds, Daz's Saltwater Tank - Details here

May Fish of the Month - Lamprologus sp. "Ornatipinnis "Kigoma" - Details soon

PCS Auction Night - Tuesday 2nd July - Details soon


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Pcs Auction Night - Tuesday July 2Nd.

22 May 2019 - 02:23 PM

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The next meeting of the Perth Cichlid Society will be an auction night on Tuesday, July 2nd.
 
We are now taking bookings for lots. Please PM your lots to Ben 'Muttley' ASAP on PCS Forum.

The auction will be held at our regular venue Atwell College, 201 Brenchley Drive, Atwell 6164. We will be opening doors early to get lots booked in. Please park your cars in the car park marked, do not enter the school gates with your vehicles.

 
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·         We will have a new Fish of the Month for July. This month's FoTM is Cryptoheros sajica We will have a bag of  4 fish, around 6cm to discuss and auction off, with proceeds to Stuart Grant Fund for Cichlid Preservation. Learn about the fish and then take some home.

 

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·         Grab some raffle tickets for our Sponsor prize table full of awesome aquarium hobby items. There will be 2 major prizes to win!!
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The PCS Raffle will feature great items and as major prizes -

 
1st prize - from .TBA

 

 

2nd prize - from . TBA

 

 

·         In the PCS Kitchen we will have some tasty Sausage Sizzle for you to buy. We will also have hot and cold drinks and snacks. 
 
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Please note -
·         There will be no PCS Library or PCS Show Table this meeting.
·         You can pay cash or we can accept MasterCard, VISA Debit, VISA Credit and PayPal.
·         All lots must be pre-booked, with no exceptions. See this guide before you book in - HERE.
·         General public are welcome to attend, so please bring your friends along.
·         The doors will open just on 7:00pm to start processing lots. Lot viewing will start at 7:30pm.
·         No lots will be accepted into the auction after 7:30pm.

  • You will have a short period in which to view the lots commencing at 7:30pm. View the lots carefully before bidding as once you win, you own it. 
  • The lot area will be sectioned off and we ask that everyone remain behind the sectioned off area at all times, with the exception of the viewing period.
  • Lots will only be dispersed at the end of the auction. This means you will need to remain until the end and be patient to collect your winning lots.
  • The lots will be collected by PCS Committee members for you. Nobody is permitted to collect their own lots.
  • The auction will be capped at *100 lots at the discretion of the PCS committee. Sellers may be asked to modify their lots at the organisers' discretion.
  • All lots must be pre-booked, with no exceptions. See this guide before you book in - HERE.
  • All lots will be inspected on the night and any lots with deformed,unidentifiable or undersized fish will be removed.
  • All lots will have the seller's forum name listed on the bag. Contact them if there is an issue.
  • Fish bagged incorrectly will not be accepted. No sandwich bags or zip-lock bags allowed.
  • Please make sure your fish are adequately bagged. If they are large fish, put each in a separate bag.
  • When booking lots, please use reserve prices sparingly for the expensive stuff. No reserves will be accepted below $20

PM your list to Ben 'Muttley' via PCS Forums.
 
Please list the following:
   :Number of fish
   :Scientific and common name of fish
   :Size of fish
   :Sex if known and a reserve if wanted.


***NEW AUCTION GUIDELINES JULY 2019***

  • To ensure the evening does not run too late, the number of lots will be capped at 100 ONLY. 
  • Cichlid lots will take preference to any other lots;
  • We will not be accepting multiple lots of the same fish. The fist 2 lots of that fish is what we accept.
  • Put more fish per bag or lot to increase worth and value for buyer and get your lots in early.
  • PCS will attempt to include all sellers submitting lots, how ever lots will be cut off 2 weeks prior to the auction day.
  • All perishable items (e.g. food, chemicals, water treatments) will not be accepted unless they are sealed (i.e. unused).
  • Lots will be given a minimum starting bid value. We will not accept bids below this value to keep the night moving along.

There are a few things people need to be aware of for auction -                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

  • General public are welcome to attend the auction. 
  • Only club members can sell lots at the auction but you can become one on the night. Anyone can bid/buy.
  • The PCS takes a 10% commission on all sales at the auction.
  • Non PCS club members pay an additional 10% of total sale price per lot.

*** PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN BOXES TO TRANSPORT FISH AND GOODS - THESE WILL NOT BE PROVIDED***
 
Please bring your own boxes and bags to the auction to transport fish and goods home with you. If you bring your own boxes, please ensure you write your name on them to identify that they belong to you.
Please keep your eyes on your boxes if you leave them in the room, PCS is not responsible for taking care of them for you as we are too busy on auction nights. PCS will not have a stock pile of boxes for you to pack fish into at the end of the auction, it is important to bring your own.
 
All are welcome. Hope to see you there Tuesday, July 2nd.
 
Doors open 7:00pm. Veiwing starts 7:30pm. Auction starts 8:00pm at Atwell College, 201 Brenchley Drive, Atwell 6164.

 

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Pcs Meeting - Tuesday May 7Th

01 May 2019 - 12:35 PM

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Everyone should head down to our Tuesday, May 7th - PCS meeting tonight. We have PCS Committee Members coming in to talk all about a few subjects. 

  • Ash is going to show us his fabulous home made Terrariums. How to construct them and care for them.  He will even give one away as a door prize!

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  • Brett is going to tell us all about our Fish of the Month - Lamprologus sp. "Ornatipinnis" Kigoma.

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  • Mike will show you how to make a DIY 3D background from foam. 

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  • Darryl is going to give a quick progress report on his new salt water predator tank set up and help explain things he had to overcome.
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The next meeting of the Perth Cichlid Society will be on Tuesday, May 5th. The meeting will be held at our venue Atwell College, 201 Brenchley Drive, Atwell 6164. We will be opening doors at 7:30pm and starting at 8:00pm. Please park your cars in the car park marked, do not enter the school gates.

 

 

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 ·         We will have another Fish of the Month. This month's FoTM is Lamprologus sp. "Ornatipinnis" Kigoma. We will have 2 bags of these beautiful cichlids from Lake Tanganyika. Each bag has a pair of around 4-5cm up for grabs. Learn about the fish, bid to take them home. All proceeds go to Stuart Grant Cichlid Preservation Fund.

 

 

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·         Grab some raffle tickets for our Sponsor prize table full of awesome aquarium hobby items. Heaps of aquarium related prizes prizes to win!! See Darryl 'Dazzabozza and Mike Stormfyre' on the night to grab your tickets.

 

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·         Why not enter our PCS Showtable competition. Bring ANY cichlid or catfish down to the meeting and you could win sponsor prizes or vouchers. **Small tanks are available at the venue if you PM organiser Ash 'Ashram' on our forums at least a day before you come down. Feel free to bring you own tank and air, but no other items are permitted in tank for judging. 

 

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·         The PCS Library will be open where you can borrow books, magazines and DVDs of all kinds of cichlid topics. See Craig 'Delapool' on the night to borrow items.

 

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·         In the PCS Kitchen we will have some awesome Warm Soups with Crust bread to keep you going. There will be 2 different soups to choose from and keep you warm.  We will also have hot and cold drinks and snacks.

 

 

Please note -
 
You can pay cash or we can accept MasterCard, VISA Debit, VISA Credit and PayPal.
General public are welcome to attend, so please bring your friends along.
The doors will open just on 7:30pm to start setting up. Talks will start at 8:00pm.

 

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All are welcome. Hope to see you there Tuesday, May 7th.
 
Doors open 7:30pm. Meeting starts 8:00pm at Atwell College, 201 Brenchley Drive, Atwell 6164.

 

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Please take note of the new parking area and entry for Atwell College and PCS members.

 

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Photo Competition 2019

29 March 2019 - 10:51 AM

Perth Cichlid Society – Photo Competition 2019.

 

 

PCS will be running another Photo Comp this year with support from our premium sponsors. We have loads of prizes for you to win throughout the year.

 

You do not need to be a club member to enter, so please sign up to our Facebook page.

 

Similar to last year, an announcement will be made at the start of each competition advising the topic. From then, participants can PM photos to Brendan Rumball 'Brenno71' for screening.  Photos that are found to be plagiarised or excessively photo-shopped will not be submitted. One major rule change this year is we are running this competition via Facebook

 

You may not have the flashiest camera, but that didn't stop people from winning previous photo competitions (Many using their smart phones), Subject is equally important as quality.

  

Photographs entered may be used in the PCS FB Banner and the PCS Calendar for upcoming years. Your efforts could me immortalised in print.

 

Submitted Photos are required to be:

  • Taken by the person entering the photo. 
  • Water mark free and anonymous - sent from the Facebook account of the member entering. 
  • Unedited Pictures - Minor Adjustments are permitted (white balance/ sharpen), but heavily edited for example 'colour enhancements' are subject to disqualification)
  • Relevant to the current topic - judgement may be at the discretion of PCS.
  • You are not allowed to use a photo you have previously entered into any PCS photo competition.

Club Members can only enter one photo each round into the competition. 

 

 

 

 

Judging:

 

Submitted photos will be posted a few days before the end of the round. Entries will then be closed and judging will commence. All photos will be judged by the PCS committee and narrowed down to 1 photo selected per committee member. These 5-6 photos will then be put up on Facebook to vote on a poll. All of our PCS Facebook members can vote.

 

NB: Voting will be monitored and any of evidence of cheating will lead to an automatic disqualification and you will not be allowed to enter any comps for the rest of the year. This includes disqualification from the final round. Any entrant found guilty of trying to solicit votes i.e. through pm's or Facebook will also be disqualified.

 

Prizes/Points:

 

A Prize will be awarded to 1st place and 2nd place for each topic. We have many excellent items for prizes from our sponsors that we will be handing out at the PCS meeting following judgement. As some prizes are sponsor goods and to promote involvement in other areas of the club, prizes will need be collected from club meetings only.

 

Additionally, throughout the competition, entrants will be selected for a smaller prize for a great effortThat's right, even if you don't win each month, you could get a prize.

 

 

Remember: Photos can be taken anywhere (Even your LFS or friend's house with permission). As long as you took the shot, it's valid.

 

***Upon the announcement of the topic winners, the winners will need to arrange pick up from one of the upcoming monthly meeting as prizes may be bulky or unable to post. Come and be a part of this great club.

 

 

Monthly Topics:

 

 

March -              Malawi Cichlids.

 

May -                 Breeding and Fry Shots.

  

July -                 West African Cichlids.

  

September -      Tankbusters, Exotics & Oddballs.

  

November -       Tanganyikan Cichlids.

 

 

If you have any questions, please post them here. 

Good luck!

 


New Meeting And Club Structure - 2019

14 March 2019 - 02:17 PM

We are moving to a new meeting structure commencing immediately.

 

Annual memberships have never risen since the club was started. They have always remianed $25.

Due to inflation and the need to maintain the club and it's fees we have raised the annual membership fee to $30. This has taken affect immediately.

Local stores will still provide 10% discount to PCS members as per before.

 

Meetings will run from March through to November only and will run every second month.

They will remain on the first Tuesday of every second month. See attached calander for reference.

 

Auctions will no longer be 4 times per year. From this point they will run 3 times a year. 

Auctions will no longer contain 150 lots but have been reduced to 100 lots. Of this 100 lots only 2-3 of each identical type will be allowed.

This will reduce the workload involved for CM, will improve pricing and supporting breeders, help dimish repeated lots and put more focus on cichlids and make the night a shorter more on point experience for a Tuesday evening..

 

Photo competition will now be a Facebook item. It will be open to any person who wishes to enter every second month. 

Committee will choose 1 picture each from the entrants and then a poll online will take place to vote the winner each month.

Prizes MUST be collected at a PCS meeting, after a few months if uncollected they will go back into the prize pool.

 

PCS Library will still open to paid members. We will actually focus on investing more into this resource and attaining more books and documentaries for the collection to reward members.

 

Show table competition will still occur at meetings. Prizes will still be awarded for bringing in a cichlid or catfish type.

 

International guests will appear as they are available and may not always be in March. This may even result in an additional event being held for the guests.

 

Fish Of The Month will still run as before but will be reduced to every second month to coincide with meetings.

 

Support for Stuart Grant Fund will continue as normal.

 

There will be a more Facebook and online app driven focus to the club rather than the dated forums. This will become more interactive for the users and easier to manage and schedule.

 

There is likely other minor changes to the club to come after further discussion. The club is run by volunteers, please remember this and support us by coming to meetings and participating online.

 

 

 

 


February 5Th - Auction Night

23 January 2019 - 03:43 PM

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The next meeting of the Perth Cichlid Society will be an auction night on Tuesday, February 5th.
 
We are now taking bookings for lots. Please PM your lots to Ben 'Muttley' ASAP on PCS Forum.

The auction will be held at our regular venue Atwell College, 201 Brenchley Drive, Atwell 6164. We will be opening doors early to get lots booked in. Please park your cars in the car park marked, do not enter the school gates with your vehicles.

 
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·         We will have a new Fish of the Month for October. This month's FoTM is 'Pseudotropheus williamsi 'North' kindly donated by PCS Member - Stormfyre. We will have a bag of 3 fish, around 8-9cm to discuss and auction off, with proceeds to Stuart Grant Fund for Cichlid Preservation. Learn about the fish and then take some home.

 

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·         Grab some raffle tickets for our Sponsor prize table full of awesome aquarium hobby items. There will be 2 major prizes to win!!
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·         In the PCS Kitchen we will have some tasty pasta bolognese for you to buy. We will also have hot and cold drinks and snacks. 
 
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Please note -
·         There will be no PCS Library or PCS Show Table this meeting.
·         You can pay cash or we can accept MasterCard, VISA Debit, VISA Credit and PayPal.
·         All lots must be pre-booked, with no exceptions. See this guide before you book in - HERE.
·         General public are welcome to attend, so please bring your friends along.
·         The doors will open just on 7:10pm to start processing lots. Lot viewing will start at 7:45pm.
·         No lots will be accepted into the auction after 7:40pm.
 
You will have a short period in which to view the lots commencing at 7:45pm. View the lots carefully before bidding as once you win, you own it. The lot area will be sectioned off and we ask that everyone remain behind the sectioned off area at all times, with the exception of the viewing period. Lots will only be dispersed at the end of the auction. This means you will need to remain until the end and be patient to collect your winning lots. The lots will be collected by PCS Committee members for you. Nobody is permitted to collect their own lots.
 
The PCS Raffle will feature great items and as major prizes -
 
1st prize - from .

 

 

2nd prize - from .
 

 

 
The auction will be capped at *150 lots at the discretion of the PCS committee. In the interests of fairness, variety and smooth running, sellers may be asked to modify their lots at the organisers' discretion.
 
        *All lots must be pre-booked, with no exceptions. See this guide before you book in - HERE.
 
                                                       
HOW TO BOOK YOUR LOTS
                                       Please list the following:
                                              :Number of fish
                                              :Scientific and common name of fish
                                              :Size of fish
                                              :Sex if known and a reserve if wanted.

 
                                                       
 PM your list to Ben 'Muttley' via PCS Forums.

                                                         For example -
                                              3 x copadichromis virginalis "Mloto firecrest" 5-6cm
                                              5 x aphyocharax anisitsi "bloodfin tetra" 4cm
                                              1 x scobinancistrus aureatus "sunshine pleco" M 20cm (res $50)
                                                        
                                         Lists of lots missing the above information will be sent back.

 
***NEW AUCTION GUIDELINES
 
The number of auction lots will be at the discretion of the PCS Committee, however to ensure the evening does not run too late, the number of lots will be capped around 150. 
 
To assist sellers in determining what lots to submit, the following should be considered:
·         Cichlid lots will take preference to any other lots;
·         While duplicate lots will be accepted, at the discretion of the PCS committee, lots may be removed in the interest of fairness and variety. Duplicate lots from the same seller will be those initially selected for removal. Duplicate lots from different sellers will be accommodated as best as possible. Sellers will be notified should this occur;
·         PCS will attempt to include all sellers submitting lots, however preference will be given to those submitting lots 2 weeks prior to auction night; and
·         All perishable items (e.g. food, chemicals, water treatments) will not be accepted unless they are sealed (i.e. unused).
 
There are a few things people need to be aware of for auction -

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
General public are welcome to attend.
·         All lots will be inspected on the night and any lots with deformed,unidentifiable or undersized fish will be removed.
·         All lots will  have the seller's forum name listed on the bag.
·         Fish bagged incorrectly will not be accepted. No sandwich bags or zip-lock bags allowed.
·         Please make sure your fish are adequately bagged. If they are large fish, put each in a separate bag.
·         When booking lots, please use reserve prices sparingly  for the expensive stuff. No reserves will be accepted below $20
·         When bidding on the night please remember that collection and payment of lots will only take place at the end of the auction.
·         At the end of the auction your lots will be collected and given to you by a committee member. Do not touch any lots.
·         Only club members can sell lots at the auction but you can become one on the night. Anyone can bid/buy.
·         The PCS takes a 10% commission on all sales at the auction.
·         Non PCS club members pay an additional 10% of total sale price per lot.
·         Atwell College is not a licensed venue and alcohol is not permitted. Anyone drinking at the site will be asked to leave.
·         No smoking is permitted at Atwell College, you need to go out the front away from the entrance.
·         There are limited lots in the auction and cichlids then other fish take priority. The committee has discretion in refusing lots and reserves in the interests of balance and pacing.

 

*** PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN BOXES TO TRANSPORT FISH AND GOODS - THESE WILL NOT BE PROVIDED***
 
Please bring your own boxes and bags to the auction to transport fish and goods home with you. If you bring your own boxes, please ensure you write your name on them to identify that they belong to you.
Please keep your eyes on your boxes if you leave them in the room, PCS is not responsible for taking care of them for you as we are too busy on auction nights. PCS will not have a stock pile of boxes for you to pack fish into at the end of the auction, it is important to bring your own.
 
All are welcome. Hope to see you there Tuesday, February 5th.
 
Doors open 7:15pm. Veiwing starts 7:45pm. Auction starts 8:00pm at Atwell College, 201 Brenchley Drive, Atwell 6164.

 

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New parking area. Do not drive into school gates unless you are dropping off large deliveries.

 

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Early Lots List