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About Ghengis

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    Sooty Grunter
  • Birthday 10/13/1973

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  • Currently Breeding
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    My gorgeous girlfriend. Building model cars...infact, anything to do with cars! Australian Rules Footy (c'arn the Bombers!), hiking and my fishies.
  1. Happy Birthday!

  2. I think BB meant that you get what you pay for. Sure, you could get away with cheapies, but (if it were me at least) you'd be spending every day wondering just when somehing is gonna go kaput. My suggestion would be to hold your pennies for now and just go with good ol' T5 Fluros. By the time you have saved enough money, the good quality LEDs may have come down to a reasonable price...
  3. Without going into too much detail, yes LED lighting is fine, actually EXCELLENT, for aquarium plants and does come in a range of wavelengths/colour temps/output levels. LED will use less energy, but output the same, or in many cases more, power than the average fluro. LEDs also have something like 50,000 hrs of life, before needing replacement. Lighting in general, be it brake lights/indicators/headlights in cars, to domestic applications such as loungeroom downlights etc, is all heading toward LED lighting. Even the TV manufacturers are embracing the technology. At the moment, LED lightin
  4. Yeah, fishy, that was a great response!! Pretty much everything I wanted to say, but just done much better (I blame the fact that I was typing at work and didn't want to get sprung, lol!) I do want to reiterate, though, that not all canisters need cost over $500. I believe that alot of beginners are scared off by what they think they have to spend on such a device. Yes, the Fluvals and Eheims etc can get pretty pricey, and for good reason as they have a great reputation, but I have always been a fan of the Aqua One fiters (be they canister or otherwise). They are a fantastic brand, right ac
  5. I am in the process of setting up a tank also. It will be fully planted and pretty much no-expense spared... The reason I am doing it the "expensive" way, is because my current 2ft has, over the years, chewed up easily as much as what I will be spending on the new one. The point being, it is best to buy the very best that you are able to afford, and not go ahead with this bit or that thing, "just for now". You will most certainly end up spending double what you have to. Now, having said that, yes, SOME canister filters can be expensive, but if you want a nice display tank, with awesome filt
  6. Ghengis


    We hate noobs here! I joke! Howsit and welcome...! This is a great place to hang out, I am sure you will love it here I see you have "co2" in your Thread title...were you wanting to find something out??
  7. I have never kept shrimp, but I know what Lyarlla says is true. One day at an LFS, I was looking at a Platinum HM girl that I wanted to buy...she was in a tank with various fish and some glass shrimp (I think that's what they were). In the ten minutes I was watching, I think she swam to the bottom to gobble up a little shrimpy maybe three or four times. I do hope those shrimp didn't cost the proprietor too much, cos they were getting picked off like sitting...well, shrimp!
  8. Ghengis

    New Tank

    2ft deep? Have fun reaching into that to clean the bottom! Nice, big tank, though...I am playing with the idea of a larger tank, as well. Though maybe not quite as massive as that one! ;)
  9. ...are they really a coldwater fish?? I thought they, like all gourami's, were a tropical species...?
  10. You need to copy the URL. You are likely making the same mistake I always do, which is to have the code wrapped in tags. Just remove the [ IMG ] [/ IMG ], and it should be sweet... Your breeding status looks fine...
  11. Welcome! Always good to meet a new face Kick back, put your feet up and enjoy the atmosphere O, and pass the chips.
  12. It's gotta be "Roy", then... Or Symmo. Very handsome boy! That top girl is stunning as well!!
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