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#358731 Swcp Eggs

Posted by Voodoo on 17 January 2017 - 09:33 AM

laid boxing day - seems a bit late from what I can see on facebook alot of people are hatching at the moment

#358570 First Attempt At A Planted Tank

Posted by Voodoo on 12 January 2017 - 03:21 PM

definitely not intentional! bane of my existence comes to mind haha

#358561 First Attempt At A Planted Tank

Posted by Voodoo on 12 January 2017 - 01:50 PM

So the next day was time to add the remaining plants that needed to be "attached" to the hardscape.

Most of this anubius is from Jules (Thanks buddy)


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I can see why I am a desk jockey as using super glue is more than a challange for me - I think I got more on my fingers than on the surfaces that I wanted them to be on.


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Hopefully this buce takes hold to the log before the cotton dissolves. Ideally I want to cover that entire piece of wood with different types of buce so hit me up if you have any that you want to get rid of :)


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More anubius


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Another nice piece from Terry


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More anubius


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The finished rock/wood pile


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That crypt is really starting to take off


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The finished (for now :)) product


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My photography really doesn't do this justice. This was completed on New Year's Eve and I've since added Co2 to the tank in hopes that it will help the plants grow well.


I'm so happy with the tank now and can't wait to put my Altums in the tank tonight. I'm thinking altums and smaller oddballs and perhaps some L numbers and corys too. Not sure on which ones though so feel free to make suggestions and any feedback is definitely welcome :)

#358560 First Attempt At A Planted Tank

Posted by Voodoo on 12 January 2017 - 01:34 PM

So I decided a little while ago that I wanted to see how well I would go with a planted tank. I always found them to be quite calming and as this tank would be in my bedroom thought I would just go for it. Sold a few of my fish to fund the effort and free up a couple of tanks to move the remaining fish into and with some time off over Christmas made a start.


I think I worked it out that this tank is now on its 6th iteration since i got it a couple of years ago so it will be interesting to see whether this holds my interest. :)


I didn't really have any sort of idea on how the hardscape would end up looking - I figured I had a heap of materials laying around and I had started to stockpile my plants that I wanted to use.


My least favourite part of a rescape is changing the substrate - I always make a mess and end up cursing my decision about half way through. I kept most of the sand though in case I needed it to cap the more "plant friendly" substrate that I was going to use.


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So with an empty glass box I used a bag of Fluval Stratum that my brother had laying around spare (so free for me :)) as the substrate just incase down the line I decide that I want to put some stem plants that require a bit better substrate than just river sand and capped it with said river sand. After half filling the tank I decided it needed a cap as the stratum is very light and plants were more difficult to plant.

The hardscape was made up of rocks and wood that I had laying around from previous efforts to get the "right look" for this tank.


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Cloudy water as per usual but realised that my rock/wood pile looked pretty nice and it was all starting to take shape in my head.


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Time to plant the Vallis, Crypt and couple of sword plants that I had and a couple of stem plants (no idea what type of plant it was but it was floating around in another attempted planted tank from a while back) and check on a couple of the very nice pieces of anubius I got off Terry (Thanks mate!!).


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The water started to clear up surprisingly quick. And judging by this picture I took 1 shoe off (such a weird slant).


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From here I added the other anubius that wasnt going to be tied or glued into place ie. its just been shoved into cracks in the rocks.


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So I left it from there overnight a) because I wanted the sand to settle a bit more and B) it had taken me almost a full day to get to this point.

#357749 Who Is Watching....

Posted by Voodoo on 15 December 2016 - 01:40 PM

man i was well into vikings until they started paying more attention to the english! then it lost me - lagatha's new girl friend could win me back though hahahha :lol:

#357060 Fs Natives

Posted by Voodoo on 23 November 2016 - 12:57 PM

Name: butis butis
Size: about 10-15cm
Number: 1
Sex: sex unknown
Price or a ballpark figure: $75
Shipping available? no
Photos: below
Name: Snakehead gudgeon
Size: about 10-15cm
Number: 1
Sex: sex unknown
Price or a ballpark figure: $100
Shipping available? no
Photos: below
Name: archerfish
Size: about 10cm
Number: 2
Sex: sex unknown
Price or a ballpark figure: $60 each or both for $100
Shipping available? no
Photos: below


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#356955 Native Displays

Posted by Voodoo on 17 November 2016 - 01:08 PM

so the first pic is from a couple of weeks ago when they first spawned but he swallowed the eggs soon after.


the second pic is from this morning but he wouldn't get in position to get a photo into his mouth - they are in there though - now i have to figure out a way to stop the other fish in the tank harassing him and causing him to swallow them

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#356924 Native Displays

Posted by Voodoo on 16 November 2016 - 03:55 PM

my mouth almighty pair were doing their dance this morning i noticed before work :D ill try and get some footage tonight if they are still at it when i get home

#355122 New 5X3 Getting Ready For Rays And Pbass

Posted by Voodoo on 06 September 2016 - 03:28 PM

so been a while since i updated this one - plants didnt go too well and moved some things on and ended up with bass - as originally planned.

found the water flow from the sump removed all of the sand from 1 end so i shifted the rocks to that end and added some fake plants for a bit more colour

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#354895 Native Displays

Posted by Voodoo on 25 August 2016 - 01:18 PM

my butis butis is looking great

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#354584 Bullrout Adventures

Posted by Voodoo on 10 August 2016 - 10:08 AM

nah ive got nothing big enough to go with him at the moment - am growing out some salmontails, barra and saratoga to everntually go in with him though

#354565 Bullrout Adventures

Posted by Voodoo on 09 August 2016 - 01:50 PM

took a quick snap on the weekend after he ate a couple of prawns

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#354327 Wtb Small Bullrout

Posted by Voodoo on 01 August 2016 - 01:36 PM

fair enough - good to know - not in any rush just seeing what is around


ill try take some more photos of it this week and ill post up for you :)

#352469 Anyone Seen Anything A Bit Different Lately?

Posted by Voodoo on 01 June 2016 - 10:04 AM

I would like to get another bullrout. A really special fish.


your old one is still going strong!! and i think pet magic had a few tiny ones

#351784 Lets Re-Ignite This One

Posted by Voodoo on 03 May 2016 - 09:53 AM

"My family" bumper stickers


i saw one yesterday that was the forever alone meme guy - cracked me up :D