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  1. xysti53

    Caboolture Show

    Caboolture Show Section 19 Aquarium Competition June 6th – June 8th 2014 CLASSES 1 Betta Splendens – School Grooming Challenge 2. Betta Splendens – Vieltail 3. Betta Splendens – Crowntail 4. Betta Splendens – Halfmoon 5. Betta Splendens – Doubletail 6. Betta Splendens – Plakat 7. Betta Splendens – Female 8. Betta Splendens – A.O.V. 9. Wild Betta (all non Splendens species) 10. Australian Native Rainbows and Sunfish 11. Any other variety of Native Fish 12. Goldfish 13. Livebearers 14. Anabandits (other than Bettas) 15. Tetras, Rasboras, Danios 16. Catfish 17. African and Asian Cichlids 18. American Cichlids 19. Any other variety tropical fish 20. Novice (open to exhibitors who have never won a prize) 21. Community Tank. Animals that live together in harmony. 22. Planted Aquarium Nothing artificial allowed in tank. 23. Furnished Aquarium 24. Design & Technique 25. Design & Technique Invitational. 26. Children’s Exhibit (5 to 16years) 27. Novelty 28. Large Fish (Tank Busters) 29. Marine PRIZES AND AWARDS Best Display of Show $150, trophy and certificate Champion Tropical (Classes 13 to 16 & 20) $50, trophy and certificate Champion Cichlid (Classes 17, 18 & 20) $50, trophy and certificate Champion AOV (Classes 10, 11, 12, 19, 20 &29) $50, trophy and certificate Champion Betta (Classes 2 to 9) $50, trophy and certificate Classes (excluding 1 & 25) 1st Place $25 and certificate 2nd Place $15 and certificate 3rd Place $5 and certificate Special Trophies; Class 1 – School Grooming Challenge Class 25 – Design & Technique Invitational SCHEDULE (a) Entries to emailed to gday@firstclassaccounts.com or handed in at a QAH club meeting (b) Entry fee is $2.00 per nominated entry. © Entries close at 10pm Friday 23rd May 2014, late entries may not be accepted due to space. (d) Entry fees must accompany the Entry Form. Cheques to be made payable to Queensland Aquarium Hobbyists Inc. (e) Entries may be installed from Saturday 31st May between 10am and 6.00pm, Sunday 1st June between 2.00pm and 10.00pm, Monday 2nd June and Tuesday 3rd June 2014 between 6.00pm and 10.00pm. (f) Hands out of entries at 10.00pm Tuesday 3rd June and judging will be Wednesday night, 4th June. (g) Equipment supplied includes - stands, lights, power supply and air supply. (h) Exhibitors to supply - their own Heaters, 1 x 1m (36”) lead / power board (S.E.C. approved), and their own Aquariums, which must be either; (1) 600mm (long) x 380mm (high) x 380 up to 460mm (wide) - 24” x 15” x 15 to 18” or (2) 900mm (long) x 460mm (high) x 380 up to 460mm (wide) - 36” x 18” x.15 to 18” or (3) 1200mm (long) x 460mm (high) x 380up to 460mm (wide) - 48” x 18” x 15 to 18”. (i) There are limited QAH tanks are available in 900mm (3ft) and 600mm (2ft) sizes. If you would like to reserve any of these tanks for use it will be on a first in first served basis. (j) Maximum of two (2) competitive fish entries per tank. Three (3) competitive entries are permitted only when a combination of Fish plus any of, Community, Planted , Furnished and Novelty are entered (k) Classes 1 through to 9 will be judged using the International Betta Congress judging criteria. (l) Classes 24 and 25, Design and Technique classes will be judged at 50 points for Design and 50points for Technique. Fish will not count towards overall score. All plants, rocks, ornaments, filtration and gravel will be provided. There will be limited entries in these classes. (m) All other Classes will be judged in accordance with QFAS judging criteria. (n) Fish to be judged must be nominated by the competitor. (o) Animals (any fish, invertebrate, amphibian or reptile) other than those nominated for judging may be included to improve the quality of the display. (p) Where permits are required for display of animals/fish, copies of the permits must be provided to the stewards. (q) When rare or new species are entered for judging, it is up to the competitor to provide supporting documentation. Otherwise the entry will be judged at the Chief Steward’s discretion. ® All entries are eligible for Best Display. (s) Any sick fish will not be judged. (t) Steward’s collective decision is final. (u) If any classes have less than three (3) entries they may be combined. (v) A copy of rules and standards will be available upon request at all times. (w) All entries must fit into supplied stands, no free standing entries permitted. (x) All care is taken with entries, but the Society accepts no responsibility for any loss or damages incurred. (y) Presentation of Trophies and prizes will be held at 3.00pm Sunday 8th June. (z) Entries to be removed between 4.00pm and 9.00pm Sunday 8th June 2014. CHIEF STEWARD: Cary Bielenberg ph: 0407 572 253 ASSISTING STEWARDS: Brian. Trim, Adam. Rutherford, Graeme. Day & Stephen. Kaehne. For any queries concerning classes, conditions or to reserve QAH tanks, contact either ; the Chief Steward, Cary Bielenberg on 0407 572 253, email: cary@bielenberg.id.au or Graeme Day on 0402 841 627, email gday@firstclassaccounts.com Also alternately check out more info on the QAH Website: http://www.qah.org.au
  2. Queensland Federation of Aquarium Societies Invites you to participate in the; “2nd Q.F.A.S. Great Treasure Hunt” Saturday 21st JUNE 2014. The “Great Treasure Hunt” is all about having fun and enjoying the company of other aquarium enthusiasts. You will be travelling to a number of different aquariums shops, both north and south of the city. For lunch there will be a sausage sizzle in a park where there will also be some activities. Finishing off the day everyone will meet at a final destination for BBQ dinner and presentation of prizes. PRIZES ? Yes there will be prizes, lots of them, last year we had over $1000.00 worth. There will be prizes awarded for all sorts of things including; the person with most Treasure’s collected off the list, the most correct answers and heaps of others. Each of the shops you will visit has kindly donated at least one prize. There will be two groups, those starting on the north side of Brisbane and those starting on the south side of Brisbane. Each group will start at the location furthest out and work their way in to a central location for lunch. After lunch each group will swap sides of town and travel to the furthest location out, then work their way back to a different location for the presentation and dinner. At every location you will be asked to complete an activity to obtain your next clue envelope. Each envelope contains directions to follow that will tell you how to get to your next location. You should read these carefully before setting off to the next location. This is a Treasure hunt and you will need to collect some Treasure’s along the way. The list of Treasure’s you need to collect is enclosed in the first clue envelope. This can be obtained after completing the activity at the first location. There will be at least one Treasure, you need to collect, at every location you visit. Make sure you have a digital camera (most mobile phones now have built in cameras) as you will require one to collect some of the treasures. Yes they are photos. You can travel by yourself but it is recommended to work as a group of at least two (2), it is up to you. Along the way your instructions will contain some simple questions, which you will need to record on an answer sheet, so read the questions carefully and watch out for the answers While travelling around we have allowed enough time for you to spend at least 30 minutes at each shop so take your time and have a good look around. You never know you may find that bargin (Treasure) you have been looking for. Travelling time between each location will vary from 15 minutes to just over 30 minutes. At no stage will you asked to travel on any toll roads, or tunnels. The starting time is up to you but if you start any later than 10:00am you will not be able to spend time having a good look in each shop and you may miss lunch which will only be available between 11.30am and 1.30pm in the park. The BBQ dinner will start at 5.00pm and be followed by the prize presentations. If you are interested and wish to participate just email gday@firstclassaccounts.com before 11.00pm on the Wednesday 18th June 2014, giving your name and your suburb and how many will be in your group for catering purposes. You will receive your first set on instructions by return email on Friday night 20th June 2014. Note - this event is open to anyone who wishes to participate, not just affiliated aquarium club members. This is NOT a race so PLEASE do not speed..
  3. xysti53

    Q.F.A.S. Market Day 26th October

    Q.F.A.S. MARKET DAY BAR JAI HALL 178 Alexandra Road CLAYFIELD. TOMORROW setup from 10.30am open to public from 12.00 noon. Graeme B-)/>
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    Q.F.A.S. Market Day 26th October

    Only 7 days to go Book your space NOW. Graeme B-)
  5. Q.F.A.S. MARKET DAY. Saturday 26th OCTOBER BAR JAI HALL 178 Alexandra Road CLAYFIELD. Setup from 10.30am to 12.00 noon. Open to the public from 12.00 noon to 6.00pm. Hire of sites If you would like to hire a site to sell product then you need to contact Graeme Day either by pm or by email at gday@firstclassaccounts.com When sending in request for sites, nominate the three sites you would prefer in order of preference. There are 11 sites with power, they are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 19. Sites 6, 8, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, and 18 are unpowered. Also if needed we can make available a further 10 unpowered sites outside the building, 4 on concrete and 6 on grass. Anyone taking an Outside site would need to provided suitable shelter if selling livestock or plants. Costs are; powered sites $35.00 unpowered sites $30.00. There are also aprox 15 tables available for hire at $10.00 per table. Guidelines Any Aquarium Hobby related item may be sold. The seller can use all or part of the space allocated for the sale of items. Sellers can have a table or multiple tables but they must NOT spread outside the allocated area. If a seller requires more space they can take out a second space providing one is available, otherwise they must refill their space from their car. Prices must be clearly marked for every item sold. People can haggle over the price if they want, but for the benefit of the buyer there must be a price to start with. All Fish should be of a saleable size, minimum 4cm Total length (from tip of nose to end of tail) unless a dwarf species of fish then they should be a minimum of 2.5cm. Q.F.A.S. will NOT accept any more than 5 fish in any one bag unless they are small fish (under 6cm) or the bag is a very large bag. This is for the health of the fish. Large fish must be in suitably sized containers not squashed up in small bags, buckets etc. All fish should be in a healthy condition, No sick or deformed fish to be sold. There no number limits, so if you wanted to you could have 100 electric yellows for sale etc. How fish are displayed, sold and bagged is up to the seller. Be aware that Q.F.A.S. considers the health and welfare of the fish to be paramount and anyone who does the wrong thing in this regard, will be asked to clean up their act ONCE and if they fail to rectify the situation will be asked to stop selling, pack up and leave. In this situation no refund would apply. All chemicals must be sealed and not out of date. No half empty containers. No electrical goods of any kind. No potted plants (hydroponic Rockwool pots excepted). No gravel smaller than 10mm, shell grit, coral sand, sand or any item containing dirt or gravel will be sold. This will help in stopping the spread of Fire Ants. Sellers MUST provide their own change. Clubs and Shops welcome to put in tables. Graeme
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    Tandanus catfish advice

    Tandanus are eating machines and will anything that fits in their mouths. And their mouths are huge. I have seen one with a fish larger than itself stuck in it's mouth. Any sinking pellet will do as they get larger even frozen green prawns and pilchilds. Remember that they grow to 1.5 meters in length. Graeme
  7. Here is the Show Schedule for the Caboolture Show 2013 Section 19 Aquarium Competition CHIEF STEWARD: Cary Bielenberg ph: 0407 572 253 ASSISTING STEWARDS: B. Trim, A. Rutherford, G. Day & S. Kaehne. (a) Entries to be posted to “The Secretary” Queensland Aquarium Hobbyists, PO Box 118, Wamuran 4512. Or handed to a steward at a QAH club meeting (b) Entry fee is $2.00 per nominated entry. © Entries close at 10pm Friday 24th May 2013,late entries may not be accepted due to space. (d) Entry fees must accompany the Entry Form. Cheques to be made payable to Caboolture & District PA & I Assn Ltd (e) Entries may be installed from Sunday 2nd June 2013 between 2.00pm and 10.00pm, Monday 3rd June and Tuesday 4th June 2013 between 12.00midday and 10.00pm in the WD Williamson Pavilion. (f) Hands out of entries at 10.00pm Tuesday 4th June 2013 and judging will be Wednesday night, 5th June 2013. (g) Equipment supplied includes - stands, lights, power supply and air supply. (h) Exhibitors to supply - their own Heaters, 1 x 1m (36”) lead / power board (S.E.C. approved), and their own Aquariums, which must be either; (1) 600mm (long) x 380mm (high) x 380 up to 460mm (wide) - 24” x 15” x 15 to 18” or (2) 900mm (long) x 460mm (high) x 380 up to 460mm (wide) - 36” x 18” x.15 to 18” or (3) 1200mm (long) x 460mm (high) x 380up to 460mm (wide) - 48” x 18” x 15 to 18”. (i) Limited QAH tanks are available for use on a first in first served basis. (j) Maximum of two (2) competitive fish entries per tank. Three (3) competitive entries are permitted only when a combination of Fish plus any of, Community, Planted , Furnished and Novelty are entered (k) Classes 1 through to 9 will be judged using the International Betta Congress judging criteria. (l) Classes 24 and 25, Design and Technique classes will be judged at 50 points for Design and 50points for Technique. Fish will not count towards overall score. All plants, rocks, ornaments, filtration and gravel will be provided. There will be limited entries in these classes. (m) All other Classes will be judged in accordance with QFAS judging criteria. (n) Fish to be judged to nominated by the competitor. (o) Animals (any fish, invertebrate, amphibian or reptile) other than those nominated for judging may be included to improve the quality of the display. (p) Where permits are required for display of animals/fish, copies of the permits must be provided to the stewards. (q) When rare or new species are entered for judging, it is up to the competitor to provide supporting documentation. Otherwise the entry will be judged at the Chief Steward’s discretion. ® All entries are eligible for Best Display. (s) Any sick fish will not be judged. (t) Steward’s collective decision is final. (u) A copy of rules and standards will be available upon request at all times. (v) All entries must fit into supplied stands, no free standing entries admitted. (w) Entries to be removed between 4.00pm and 9.00pm Sunday 9th June 2013. (x) All care is taken with entries, but the Society accepts no responsibility for any loss or damages incurred. CLASSES 1 Betta Splendens – School Grooming Challenge 2. Betta Splendens – Vieltail 3. Betta Splendens – Crowntail 4. Betta Splendens – Halfmoon 5. Betta Splendens – Doubletail 6. Betta Splendens – Plakat 7. Betta Splendens – Female 8. Betta Splendens – A.O.V. 9. Wild Betta (all non Splendens species) 10. Australian Native Rainbows and Sunfish 11. Any other variety of Native Fish 12. Goldfish 13. Livebearers 14. Anabandits (other than Bettas) 15. Tetras, Rasboras, Danios 16. Catfish 17. African and Asian Cichlids 18. American Cichlids 19. Any other variety tropical fish 20. Novice (open to exhibitors who have never won a prize) 21. Community Tank. Animals that live together in harmony. Preferences given to communities from the same geographical habitat 22. Planted Aquarium Nothing artificial allowed in tank. 23. Furnished Aquarium 24. Design & Technique 25. Design & Technique Invitational. 26. Children’s Exhibit (5 to 16years) 27. Novelty 28. Large Fish (Tank Busters) 29. Marine For any queries concerning classes and conditions contact either ; the Chief Steward, Cary Bielenberg on 0407 572 253, email: cary@bielenberg.id.au or Graeme Day on 0402 841 627, email gday@firstclassaccounts.com Also alternately check out more info on the QAH Website: www.qah.org.au PRIZES AND AWARDS Best Display of Show $150, trophy and certificate Champion Tropical (Classes 13 to 16 & 20) $50, trophy and certificate Champion Cichlid (Classes 17, 18 & 20) $50, trophy and certificate Champion AOV (Classes 10, 11, 12, 19, 20 &29) $50, trophy and certificate Champion Betta (Classes 2 to 9) $50, trophy and certificate Special Trophies; Class 1 – School Grooming Challenge Class 25 – Design & Technique Invitational Classes Prizes (excluding 1 & 25) 1st Place $25 and certificate 2nd Place $15 and certificate 3rd Place $5 and certificate ENTRY FORM available if you email gday@firstclassaccounts.com.au
  8. Reminder only 1 day left to register for the Great Treasure Hunt. Don't miss out. Graeme
  9. Queensland Federation of Aquarium Societies Invites you to participate in the; “Great Treasure Hunt” Saturday 20th April 2013. The “Great Treasure Hunt” is all about having fun and enjoying the company of other aquarium enthusiasts. You will be traveling to a number of different aquariums shops, both north and south of the city. For lunch there will be a sausage sizzle in a park where there will also be some activities. Finishing off the day everyone will meet at a final destination for BBQ dinner and presentation of prizes. PRIZES ? Yes there will be prizes, lots of them, around $1000.00 worth. There will be prizes awarded for all sorts of things including; the person with most items collected off the list, the most correct answers and heaps of others. Each of the shops you will visit has kindly donated at least one prize. There will be two groups those starting on the north side of Brisbane and those starting on the south side of Brisbane. Each group will start at the location furthest out and work their way in to a central location for lunch. After lunch each group will swap sides of town and travel to the furthest location out, then work their way back to a different location for the presentation and dinner. At every location you will be asked to complete an activity to obtain your next instruction envelope. Each envelope contains directions to follow that will tell you how to get to your next location. You should read these carefully before setting off to the next location. This is a Treasure hunt and you will need to collect some items along the way. The list of items you need to collect is enclosed in the first instruction envelope. This can be obtained after completing the activity at the first location. There will be at least one item you need to collect at every location you visit. You can travel by yourself but it is recommended to work as a group of at least two (2), it is up to you. Along the way your instructions will contain some simple questions, which you will need to record on an answer sheet, so read the questions carefully and watch out for the answers. While traveling around we have allowed enough time for you to spend at least 30minutes at each shop so take your time and have a good look around. You never know you may find that Treasure you have been looking for. Traveling time between each location will vary from 15 minutes to about 30 minutes. At no stage will you asked to travel on any toll roads. The starting time is up to you but if you start any later than 10:00am you will not be able to spend time having a good look in each shop and you may miss lunch as it will only be available between 12:30 noon and 2:00pm in the park. The BBQ dinner will start at 6.30pm and be followed by the prize presentations. This is NOT a race so PLEASE do not speed. If you are interested and wish to participate just email gday@firstclassaccounts.com before 11.00pm on the 6th April, giving your name and your suburb and how many will be in your group for catering purposes. You will receive your first set on instructions by return email on Friday night 19th April. Note - this event is open to anyone who wish's to participate. Graeme Good News! Registration date has been extended to midnight on the 16th April. Graeme
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    Q.F.A.S. Super Auction March 23rd

    No one knows what is being auctioned until it comes up for auction. The only photos that are shown at the auction are of what the fully grown fish would look like. Considering that we will auction anywhere between 1100 to 1600 lots it would be impossible to put up photos for all of them. Graeme
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    Q.F.A.S. Super Auction March 23rd

    Just a reminder that the auction is on this Saturday and that Betta Australis is running the canteen. Anyone who is available please come along and support the club. Graeme
  12. New date and venue for the next auction are; Saturday MARCH 23rd Q.F.A.S. SUPER AUCTION Fish in 2.00pm - 5.00pm (no fish accepted after 5.00pm) Auction starts 4.00pm Everton Park High School Stafford Road Everton Park 4053 Graeme
  13. Queensland Federation of Aquarium Societies Invites you to participate in the; “Great Treasure Hunt” Saturday 20th April 2013. The “Great Treasure Hunt” is all about having fun and enjoying the company of other aquarium enthusiasts. You will be traveling to a number of different aquariums shops, both north and south of the city. For lunch there will be a sausage sizzle in a park where there will also be some activities. Finishing off the day everyone will meet at a final destination for BBQ dinner and presentation of prizes. PRIZES ? Yes there will be prizes, lots of them, around $1000.00 worth. There will be prizes awarded for all sorts of things including; the person with most items collected off the list, the most correct answers and heaps of others. Each of the shops you will visit has kindly donated at least one prize. There will be two groups those starting on the north side of Brisbane and those starting on the south side of Brisbane. Each group will start at the location furthest out and work their way in to a central location for lunch. After lunch each group will swap sides of town and travel to the furthest location out, then work their way back to a different location for the presentation and dinner. At every location you will be asked to complete an activity to obtain your next instruction envelope. Each envelope contains directions to follow that will tell you how to get to your next location. You should read these carefully before setting off to the next location. This is a Treasure hunt and you will need to collect some items along the way. The list of items you need to collect is enclosed in the first instruction envelope. This can be obtained after completing the activity at the first location. There will be at least one item you need to collect at every location you visit. You can travel by yourself but it is recommended to work as a group of at least two (2), it is up to you. Along the way your instructions will contain some simple questions, which you will need to record on an answer sheet, so read the questions carefully and watch out for the answers. While traveling around we have allowed enough time for you to spend at least 30minutes at each shop so take your time and have a good look around. You never know you may find that Treasure you have been looking for. Traveling time between each location will vary from 15 minutes to about 30 minutes. At no stage will you asked to travel on any toll roads. The starting time is up to you but if you start any later than 10:00am you will not be able to spend time having a good look in each shop and you may miss lunch as it will only be available between 12:30 noon and 2:00pm in the park. The BBQ dinner will start at 6.30pm and be followed by the prize presentations. This is NOT a race so PLEASE do not speed. If you are interested and wish to participate just email gday@firstclassaccounts.com before 11.00pm on the 6th April, giving your name and your suburb and how many will be in your group for catering purposes. You will receive your first set on instructions by return email on Friday night 19th April. Note - this event is open to anyone who wish's to participate. Graeme
  14. Well here we are the second night of setup and all's well. Starting to set out the beanie boxes Cleaning beanie boxes and filling them. Still building the display. Hopefully it will be finished being built before benching in starts tomorrow. :D Have plenty of vallium ready for Saturday. :alright: Graeme :fish:
  15. Chi As the discussion was about the Show scene in Australia, I probably should have prefixed my comments with the words "In Australia". Sorry I thought it was understood. Jarrod those surround and tags look great. Can't wait to see what you come up with for certificates. Graeme :fish:
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