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kassysimon

Member Since 10 Mar 2008
Offline Last Active Jan 09 2019 09:35 AM

#362399 Anyone Chasing Daphnia?

Posted by kassysimon on 06 July 2017 - 03:18 PM

Umm....I'm a ranger


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#361634 Wild Caught Frontosa Colony

Posted by kassysimon on 10 May 2017 - 09:11 PM

Oh they certainly breed but I'm not one for breeding fish.
These are my display fish but could quickly turn breeders if that's your fancy.



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#361573 Shells

Posted by kassysimon on 06 May 2017 - 01:06 PM

Some European market such as The Re Store sell them.
The Asian market at Innaloo shops near Seafresh sell them too.


#356742 Mate Of Yours Johno?

Posted by kassysimon on 11 November 2016 - 08:11 AM

I haven't had mine out for a while but the sleeping dragon waits.

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#355794 F.s. - Solarmax, Tunze, T5's

Posted by kassysimon on 09 October 2016 - 10:08 AM

Hi All.

 

Tunza circulation pumps added.

 

I no longer need the following items.

 

Make an offer.

 

2 x 3 foot double SolarMax t5's with tubes.

Only a few hours of use.

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3 x 5 foot T5s and

1 x 3 foot T5 tubes

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2 x Tunze 6025 circulation pumps and 1 x Tunze 6045 circulation pump.

About 5 years old, well used, rattles a little but otherwise fine.

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Make an offer. If you cant afford them ask to have them for free.

 

 

 

 




#354656 Wtb: Tang Cichlids

Posted by kassysimon on 12 August 2016 - 05:11 PM

Thanks mike. I've put a bunch on hold to grab tomorrow.


#354655 Wtb: Tang Cichlids

Posted by kassysimon on 12 August 2016 - 05:05 PM

Hit damn that was quick!!!

Thanks mate.


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#354265 10 X 2 X 2 Frontosa Tank Journal

Posted by kassysimon on 30 July 2016 - 07:01 PM

Soooo.........its been a while and not much has changed.

 

I still need to tidy up the wiring but all is running so well it always gets pushed towards the bottom of my to-do list but i did get around to adding this little beauty today.......

 

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This should keep me occupied in the coll winter months...  :)

 

P.S. 

Sorry for the sideways pictures, i cant work out how to rotate them, The source is correct but they display incorrectly here.

 

Or maybe its just the wine...........

 




#351160 Free Stuff

Posted by kassysimon on 10 April 2016 - 11:04 AM

All driftwood has been in tanks for over 3 years.
 
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#350407 Bali Bowl Fail

Posted by kassysimon on 11 March 2016 - 08:10 PM

Im confused....and im not introducing myself!

 

I mean, i am confused by firstly the thread, then the picture, and the DAFF statement and then the reply.....my brain just cant compute whats happening....

 

I sense the link between this post and fish keeping but its the one line, fraggle rock response that really put pushed me over the deep end.....

 

Is it a side ways drift at Kermit, does Malawiman dislike the eagles, or is 34 just the new hateful 8 or are we really talking about flowers here?

 

Well, my pun laden, rant about glassware with tiny imperfections, proof that it was crafted by the honest, simple, hard-working indigenous people of........where did you get it again or was that just Tyler talking?

 

Any way you look at it, its Friday and there's nothing on my mind.

 

Well this post is....




#349958 Fish Tank Cabinet Material

Posted by kassysimon on 25 February 2016 - 08:55 AM

Hi yall.

 

I have a number of large off cuts and 2 sheets of black Nema Board (http://www.boardandb...ndBenchtops.pdf) left over from my cabinet build. Sheets are 1200 x 2400 x 16mm.

 

Nema is fire proof, water proof, UV stable and is worked liked MDF and fully coloured through. So its a great product for building fish tank cabinets from.

 

Sheets retail for $120.00 each.

 

Take the lot for a slab.

 

Ive also got a DIY table saw that you can use to build you cabinets.

 

Take that for a slab too.

 

Cheers. 




#348882 Freshwater Sump Design

Posted by kassysimon on 21 January 2016 - 08:32 PM

Dursos dont have any redundancy.

 

If the full siphon gets blocked the water goes down the partial siphon right?

 

When the full siphon blocks up and the partial siphon turns into the full siphon you no longer have a a partial siphon to take the extra water, so where does that extra water go.......out of the top of the tank and/or your sump goes dry and you burn your pump.




#348517 10 X 2 X 2 Frontosa Tank Journal

Posted by kassysimon on 08 January 2016 - 06:25 PM

I've had a few requests for photos of the plumbing so here it is. First image shows (from top left); Mains pressure in via solenoid to water fill/drain pipe. (Front) Fill/drain pipe down to pre filter. To zero differential solenoid. Emergency overflow. And out to soak well. 0bc0b2ffe27f8b52d72ee6225e139787.jpg Second image as above but with a better view of ZD solenoid and overflow plumbing. b350aea0750ddc4f7bc041a14290e52d.jpg Third image showing heater housing and return plumbing. a13d7c6bbdeec251812d93925d8b9213.jpg Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk


#348515 Should I Get Sandsifters?

Posted by kassysimon on 08 January 2016 - 06:14 PM

Thanks mate. Unfortunately there's nothing special with the plumbing as I didn't go with the sump after all but here is a few of what I did.

First image shows (from top left);
Mains pressure in via solenoid to water fill/drain pipe. (Front)

Fill/drain pipe down to pre filter.

To zero differential solenoid.

Emergency overflow.

And out to soak well.



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Second image as above but with a better view of ZD solenoid and overflow plumbing.


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Third image showing heater housing and return plumbing.

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I'll update my frosty post too.

Cheers mate.


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#347670 10 X 2 X 2 Frontosa Tank Journal

Posted by kassysimon on 08 December 2015 - 12:54 PM

Got two more fronties two weeks ago. The colony is a fair bit more active now trying to work out their hierarchy I guess. Haven't done anything else since but here's a quick night time pic. dcc14a69e7a0433e0c1e135cc1d84b43.jpg It's amazing how two extra fish can change the look of a tank. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk