Overclockers Australia Forums

OCAU News - Wiki - QuickLinks - Pix - Sponsors  

Go Back   Overclockers Australia Forums > Other Topics > Pets & Animals

Notices


Sign up for a free OCAU account and this ad will go away!
Search our forums with Google:
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 20th May 2017, 11:37 AM   #7606
broccoli
Member
 
broccoli's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Perth
Posts: 15,392
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MUTMAN View Post
your enthusiasm is contagious
Yes, I looked at fish in the shop the other day, thinking I should resurrect my tank instead of selling it.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by elvis View Post
People are idiots.
Quote:
Originally Posted by GreyWolfe01 View Post
don't connect via usb, since that is the devil.
broccoli is offline   Reply With Quote

Join OCAU to remove this ad!
Old 22nd May 2017, 12:04 PM   #7607
Lupuscrux
Member
 
Lupuscrux's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Melbourne SE
Posts: 86
Default

don't "need" to keep the hospital/quarantine tank running, you can always take water from the tank the fish was in (temp and cleanly-ness will cause less stress too) and treat it like a water change.
__________________
i7 950, GA58XUD3R, 12g ram, GTX970 WD Black 2tb.
Lupuscrux is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd May 2017, 4:19 PM   #7608
MUTMAN
Member
 
MUTMAN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: brisvegas
Posts: 4,276
Default

a $8 kettle from aldi will heat up plenty of fresh water for a small tank in no time.
in the middle of winter it takes the edge off the new fresh water about to go in for a weekly change too
MUTMAN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th May 2017, 10:18 AM   #7609
Smoke87
Member
 
Smoke87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 6,125
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MUTMAN View Post
a $8 kettle from aldi will heat up plenty of fresh water for a small tank in no time.
in the middle of winter it takes the edge off the new fresh water about to go in for a weekly change too
Funny you mention this. Last night I setup a 650litre tank. Was struggling to get it above 21c before I wanted to go to bed, so I figured I'd boil a few kettles worth. Picked up the temperature super quick!

I'll post photos when I am happy with the tank. Right now I don't have pebbles and the tank was second hand, so there was a bit of silt I didn't think to get rid of prior. Should have :S Lesson learned... I will try to vacuum it out with my pump.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
What the hell is bf3?
Futuremark is my favourite games developer.
Smoke87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th May 2017, 10:29 AM   #7610
Optimus.
Member
 
Optimus.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 5,672
Default

Just don't use water from the hot water tap... Comes through copper pipes. Copper is deadly to snails & shrimp.
Optimus. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th May 2017, 10:33 AM   #7611
holdennutta
Member
 
holdennutta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Brisbane
Posts: 6,521
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Optimus. View Post
Just don't use water from the hot water tap... Comes through copper pipes. Copper is deadly to snails & shrimp.
Soooo if I want to get rid of my snails I could add some copper to the water? :P
holdennutta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th May 2017, 1:33 PM   #7612
Smoke87
Member
 
Smoke87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 6,125
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Optimus. View Post
Just don't use water from the hot water tap... Comes through copper pipes. Copper is deadly to snails & shrimp.
So does your cold water....
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
What the hell is bf3?
Futuremark is my favourite games developer.
Smoke87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th May 2017, 2:54 PM   #7613
MUTMAN
Member
 
MUTMAN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: brisvegas
Posts: 4,276
Default

lots of other fish dont like copper. not just the invertebrates.
MUTMAN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 5:19 PM   #7614
t00ch
Member
 
t00ch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 2,048
Default

Started up a dry start on my new shrimp tank (damn MTS )



I've got ADA Amazonia as the substrate, with a thick bed of flourite underneath (at the advice of the LFS). It's hard to tell due to the angle of that photo, but it slopes up to a steep hill on the left side where the rock is.

Carpet plant is Monte Carlo. Hoping it'll fill in nicely before I flood the tank
I've chopped up and spread on the hardscape a bit of Java Moss clippings from my other tank.

I also purchased a sponge filter and air pump, have set it running in my main tank for now to seed it, should be full of bacteria by the time this one is ready to go
t00ch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Today, 2:29 PM   #7615
fredhoon
Member
 
fredhoon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Brisbane
Posts: 2,006
Default

Pics please t00ch, I'm keen to check it out. What's your plan for the transition from immersed to submersed, flood it with a high ppm of C02?
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by NSanity View Post
Does your Agile Full Stack Token Ring Dev role include your research into ideas that were stupid 30 years ago and are still stupid today?
Go soothingly on the grease mud as there lurks a skid demon.

Last edited by fredhoon; Today at 2:35 PM.
fredhoon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Today, 4:52 PM   #7616
Optimus.
Member
 
Optimus.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 5,672
Default

Having just done the same, may I recommend trying without the cling film?

It's what I'd do given my chance again. Or, maybe 2/3rd... After 2 attempts, I now think airflow is necessary to combat mold.
Optimus. is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
aquarium, cichlids, filtration, fish, fishtanks

Sign up for a free OCAU account and this ad will go away!

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +10. The time now is 7:18 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
OCAU is not responsible for the content of individual messages posted by others.
Other content copyright Overclockers Australia.
OCAU is hosted by Micron21!