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#359951 (All Sold) Total Clean Out: Display Setup, Multiple Breeding Rack Setup

Posted by Rovik on 28 February 2017 - 11:39 PM

3ft Aquarium Display




Aquarium: 3x18x18 Starfire glass (10mm) chamfered (Polished) Edges - Display Condition 

Cabinet: Fire aqua Satin Black Cabinet to match (Long Lasting construction; Aluminium frame with glass panels) 

Light: 1x 3ft ISTA LED

Filter: Eheim 2217 (In perfect order: Includes hoses and media)

Substrate: 27L ISTA Premium Aquasoil

Other: Magnet Cleaner + Cleaning accessory's, Various Pieces of Japanese rock, Driftwood ect.




*Livestock not included.














The Red Rack: The ultimate small scale breeding setup. 

Comes with everything you'll every need..


Setup for 2 months - As new condition 



Stand: Custom, industrial grade powder-coating (Cherry red for a change) Form ply tops

Top Aquarium: 91 (L) x 61 (W) x 50 (H) Approx 300L Black Silicone all around (no scratches - as new) with full cover glasses (Back painted blue)

Bottom Aquarium: ~85 (L) x 61 (W) x (50) (H)  Divided into 2. Approx 250L Black Silicone all around (no scratches - as new) with full cover glasses (Back painted blue)

Warranty: Aquariums still have 9 years warranty (Aquotix aquariums)




Lighting: 2x ISTA 3ft units

Filters: 4X XXL Sponge filters  (+2 replacements - pictured)

Air pump: Pond One 4000 (As new)

Heaters: 2x Whale 300w



Other Equipment Included (As Pictured):


American Made water filterCarbon and mechanical cartridge (New - Unused)


Ornaments + Decoration

4x XL Lava Rocks (Pictured In top aquarium)

3x XL Resin Rocks (Bottom aquarium)

Substrate: 40kgs Aquarium Grade marine Aragonite (Washed)



1x Bucket New life spectrum Medium Cichlid Pellets (more than half full)

1x NLS Algaemax 

1x New Era Ageis pellet

Various other sinking wafers, fry food and bloodworms (As pictured)


Power meter, power board, light timers,

Multiple nets

Magnet cleaners x2

Breeder box














Recirc Breeder Rack



Multiple 2ft tanks offer a great way to keep multiple species while using the advantages of a recirc system.


Stand: Approx 2m x ~ 610 x ~ 1100 (Will provide exact dims)

Aquarium: 4x  2ft x 18 x 18 (Drills and plumbed for standpipe overflow (Plumbing + Flanges provided)) 

Filters: 2x 2ft Sumps + Media Included + 2000l/hr return pump (Included)

Lighting: 1x ISTA 4FT LED

Substrate: 40kgs Krystal Black sand (Washed)


Ready to setup - just add  water.












Any questions, just ask.

Viewing more than welcome.

#356177 November Auction Only A Week Away !

Posted by Rovik on 24 October 2016 - 11:28 AM

Hey guys, Just a reminder that our next meeting will be the November auction (Tuesday, 1st). Hope you can all join us for one of the biggest meetings of the year.

If you haven't checked out the evolving lot list already, please do so. There is a heap of variety, something for everyone. 




#351964 Rov's Aquascaping Journal 2016

Posted by Rovik on 10 May 2016 - 10:42 AM

Hey guy's, here is my entry for the 2016 aquascaping journal;
Some pictures to start, info to follow.

#351185 Pcs Sponsor Bus Tour - Round 2

Posted by Rovik on 11 April 2016 - 12:01 PM

A Massive thank you to our participating sponsors; Fishroom, Aquarium Gallery Perth and Rob's Aquariums for supporting this event and of course Andrew (AKA androo) who donated his time to drive us around all day.  :cheers:


As usual our sponsors impressed. Chris from the fishroom had some awesome oddballs instore and a great range of well priced products. Aquarium gallery always impressed with their dynamic displays, every time I visit, there are always new and interesting displays. Also of noteworthy mention is their extensive range of new, rare and exotic plants. Definitely worth a look if your after something different for your planted aquarium.

Lastly Rob's had some fantastic quality discus in-store at bargain prices with some more on the way. Everything from small tackers to breeding pairs the size of a dinner plate.



Lastly, thanks to all those who attended, we hope you enjoyed the day. Great to see a lot of new faces.





#349244 Neosilurus Got Nearly Skinned Overnight

Posted by Rovik on 30 January 2016 - 06:45 PM

Fish can recover from worse, as long as you provide good conditions so that the wounds do not suffer from secondary bacterial or fungal infection you should be OK.

Isolation tank would be best using a cycled filter if you have one available.If not, just partition the tank off asap - I would still suggest you dose with something but my suggestions may vary depending if you have live plants in the aquarium.

Dose with a General salt mix to start with as a mild preventative for bacterial and fungal infection (You could also use melafix/primafix)

Some catfishes can be sensitive to "General cure" mixes and it is generally recommended using a half dose for these medications containing methylene blue, formalin acriflavine ect

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#348545 Poll - Help Choose Anton Lamboj Talks For March.

Posted by Rovik on 09 January 2016 - 09:50 PM

Collecting Fishes in West Africa - from Sierra Leone to Cameroon, selected biotopes

Keen !
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#348352 What Spawned In Your Tank Today???

Posted by Rovik on 03 January 2016 - 08:16 PM

2 big mouthfuls from my Ngara (white tail acei)


#348315 Anyone Getting Fish From Aquotix German Import?

Posted by Rovik on 02 January 2016 - 08:14 PM

Getting myself a large colony of neolamprologus callipterus, been chasing these guys for ages and I'm a stickler for shell dweller.

Eyeing off a colony of tropheus as well, just a get to make my mind up. Red rainbow looking hot atm.

#347888 Whos Looking For A New Car Atm?

Posted by Rovik on 15 December 2015 - 06:58 PM

Nice car for a hair dresser hahaha.
Enjoy your new ride Andrew.

#346851 Pre Christmas Event: A Great Day.

Posted by Rovik on 16 November 2015 - 10:28 AM

Hey guys, I though I would share some photos taken at AGP's free Pre X-mas event which included an awesome social day, great food, drinks, massive aquascaping competition and world class aquascaping demonstration by Australian Aquascaping Champ Micheal.N. The aquascaping competition saw 16 contestants face off one another in a 30 minute battle to achieve artistic perfection with their iwagumi rock layout. I think both Mike, myself and the other contestants had a blast creating our layouts. 



Getting some inspiration before the competition started:







The aquascaping "dojo", contestants had the choice between classic iwagumi rock or the golden pagoda 




Next up was the demonstration by Australian Aquascaping Champ Micheal.N, showing us how it's done.







Put the theory into practice: 









And the winner is:






A worthy winner. Bruce's scape looked even better in person.

Everyone was a winner, all the contestants got to take home there creation and watch it grow and fill out.

A missive :ThanxSmiley:  to the AGP team for putting on such a great event.

For those who missed out, don't worry, AGP generally have events throughout the year. I would highly recommend everyone get down and enjoy a great day.



#346849 Some Snaps @ Rob's

Posted by Rovik on 16 November 2015 - 09:42 AM

Mike and I popped into Rob's on Saturday, stores got some great fish in at the moment with more out the back waiting to come out.
Rob has just received a shipment of Small discus, Fancy fighters, Archers and a few others. Definitely worth a look.


Some lovely large tangerine Peacocks










Also saw some weird and wonderful albino Platinum angle fish, something fairly new to the hobby (?)




Heaps of demasoni




If you head to Rob's you will see this tank full of about 200+ serpae tetras with clown loaches. They look great together, colors mix well.

#346823 Another One Rides The Bus ?!

Posted by Rovik on 15 November 2015 - 08:29 AM

Hey guys, thought I'd start a discussion thread for all those going on the sponsor tour bus.


I've got my ticket, have you got yours yet ?

Which shop are you looking forward to visiting and why ?


Should be a really enjoyable day.

#346707 Auction Scores

Posted by Rovik on 10 November 2015 - 01:40 PM

Sorry to all those who had to wait 5 minutes while I found my ticket.

I've decided to donate my discus books to the PCS library. Any club member is welcome to borrow it out, it's an excellent reference text. The kind of fish nerd information you won't find on the Internet.

#346460 Auction Scores

Posted by Rovik on 04 November 2015 - 12:38 AM

Hey guys,


Thanks to all those who attending last night's auction, hope you all enjoyed yourselves and pick up a bargain.

Also a massive thanks to everyone we gave us assistance setting up and running the event.  :cheers:


I managed to score myself some sweet fairly lights !!  :D


How did everyone else fair ?



#346187 Acrylic 101

Posted by Rovik on 27 October 2015 - 01:59 PM

What a fantastic write up, thanks for sharing your knowledge With us. Think this one deserves a sticky !!