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  1. stefjane

    Building a paludarium, advice appreciated :)

    Livestock: My yellow crowntail Betta 'Goldie'. When he passes (hopefully a long time from now, but I don't have much luck with Bettas ) it will probably be a school of Cardinal Tetras. I want an Apple snail as well as some Ghost shrimp as well. I would prefer Red Cherry Shrimp, but they are...
  2. stefjane

    Building a paludarium, advice appreciated :)

    Doh! I didn't win the tank: it went up over $200 No matter though, I'll just wait for another ebayer to get some glass in so that they can build me the tank. I just won't have a nice looking cabinet and hood unless I can figure out how to build them myself lol.
  3. stefjane

    Building a paludarium, advice appreciated :)

    That's a pretty cool looking background, and thanks for the tip about bonding it I'm not sure if I want to silicone it on though, I like the thought that I can easily remove it again if I want (I get bored easily so I sometimes get that urge to redecorate ;D). It won't matter though unless I...
  4. stefjane

    Building a paludarium, advice appreciated :)

    I found some other backgrounds that look interesting. I'm finding it very hard to choose between them!! However the first one (top left) has my eye because attaching plants to it would be very easy
  5. stefjane

    Building a paludarium, advice appreciated :)

    Hi Anna! It will definitely be more planted than my 15g already is. I've already got Fontinalis moss, Bolbitus heudelotti, Java fern and anubias in there, and I've got some Wisteria and crypts handy in my 55g. I want to get some more anubias (particually the big one: barteri var barteri), as...
  6. stefjane

    Building a paludarium, advice appreciated :)

    Hey guys! I want to upgrade my 15g to a 22g and set it up as a paludarium (water, land and air), and I suck at aesthetics so I'm asking you guys what would you think look nice The first picture is of my 15g at the present time. The main point of this photo is to look at the black gravel. The...
  7. stefjane

    I got creative! :)

    Just to let you guys know, that The Black Pearl, The Tree and The Troll are doing great . The Anubias in the Black Pearl and the Tree are growing new leaves even though they hardly get any sunlight, and the bolbitus heudelotii hasn't grown, but it is still green and healthy! I still haven't...
  8. stefjane

    Paludarium plants, help me choose!

    Hey guys! I looking to set up a paludarium in a 24'x12'x18' tank (in case you are wondering, a paludarium has water, land as well as air). It's not going to be very complicated, just a normal fish tank, but with plants and driftwood sticking out of the water. The water is going to be about...
  9. stefjane

    55 Gallon Tank Rodents or Reptiles?

    It's not fair , but the degree that I wanted to do at University wasn't nearby, and of course where I live doesn't allow ANY pets (grrrr). However, as long as there isn't a lot of work involved for her, we both don't mind. I make it as easy for her as possible, I put the fish food in those daily...
  10. stefjane

    aging mango branch?

    Hey guys! I just cut off a branch from our mango tree, but of course it is still living and I know that it will rot if I put in my fishtank now. Do I have to wait for nature to age it and dry it out? Or will baking/bleach/boiling age it quicker? Are aging and curing different things? We...
  11. 14 - Death of Pinky, Goldie has 15g to himself
2nd September 2011

    14 - Death of Pinky, Goldie has 15g to himself 2nd September 2011

  12. stefjane

    The Adventures of the 75 Gallon

    First of all, that pleco is just ADORABLE!! Second of all, nice aquascaping Third of all, I recognise the plastic plants and the filter! Fourth and last of all, the Dagobah theme crackes me up! I haven't heard that one before ;D
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    55 Gallon Tank Rodents or Reptiles?

    Hey guys! Recently I've been thinking of converting my 55g fishtank into either a rodent or a reptile tank. I'm only home on weekends, so it has to be a low maintenance pet that can be very easily fed by my mum during the week. The tank is 48'l x 15'w x 18'h, with black Tahitian moon sand...
  14. stefjane

    50 Gallon Tank Weekly progress of SAE in algae filled tank

    Well here I was this morning, looking at my 55g and thinking, 'Man, it looks FANTASTIC!', and then I remembered this thread! The SAEs have pretty much completed their job and I'm actually glad that I bought 5 of them and that they are all still alive and healthy because I love watching them...
  15. stefjane

    I got creative! :)

    Thanks guys! I'm not a very creative person so I'm quite proud of myself ;D Anyway, I took some better pictures using my mum's camera. Not that I'm a photographer or anything, it's just that phones don't make the best cameras I think that these might motivate me to study more at my desk now...
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    I got creative! :)

    All right then, it will now be called, 'The Troll'
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    I got creative! :)

    , my mum thinks that it looks like a troll! I was thinking that, but those kind of snails are never for sale around here They will have a job, as Frisbees to annoy my brother with! :;nin
  18. stefjane

    I got creative! :)

    You are just brilliant at names! Thank you Here is my third one, with a piece of light blue paper behind it, though it just looks white So, what do we name this one?
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    I got creative! :)

    Well, I did another one. The first picture is of the first one I did, just with a white piece of paper behind it. Hmmm...I actually have coloured paper, this could get interesting and colourful :whistling: The second one has got black sand, white stones, a piece of driftwood and a bigger...
  20. stefjane

    I got creative! :)

    Excuse me, but this thread is about me being creative, not you! Haha, I like the cave idea, if I wasn't such a natural set up **** I'd probably do that That sucks about the breeder box, maybe next time you buy a breeder box, buy one with suction cups? And I was definitely thinking about...
  21. stefjane

    I got creative! :)

    It came with the leftover accessories from a closed LFS. I got hundreds of dollars worth of stuff for $100 ;D I do have some bigger shipwrecks, about 19cm long (7.5"), though postage to America would be ridiculously expensive even if you wanted it! That's exactly what I thought! Though I do...
  22. stefjane

    I got creative! :)

    Well I only just set this up today. As far as I know anubias is a very hardy plant that can survive with just ambient room lighting. I'll see how it goes. At least this 'tank' is easy to move ;D And nutrients, well I have both Flourish and Flourish excel if the anubias starts to struggle I...
  23. stefjane

    I got creative! :)

    1.5L (0.4g) dual betta hex kit (without the divider) + 13cm long shipwreck ornament + black gravel + two pieces of anubias = cute little non-fish tank! I've got another 6 of these dual betta hex kits, I think that I might continue to get creative So, do you reckon I should add this one to my...
  24. stefjane

    Australian fish stuff garage sale! (well..sort of)

    Difference between the XP-1200s and the XP-1200 powerheads. XP-1200s comes with that blue tube and those two extra outlet accessories. Not sure what the extra hole in the XP-1200s that the blue tube plugs into is for...
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    Australian fish stuff garage sale! (well..sort of)

    1800lph submersible pumps, biosponge filter and shell gravel
  26. stefjane

    Australian fish stuff garage sale! (well..sort of)

    More ornaments, bioballs and U bends. NB: the little white ornament, since it is small, is $3 instead of $5.
  27. stefjane

    Question How much and how often do you water change?

    Thank you so much guys! The next time either of parents give me that look, (I'm sure that some of you know what I'm talking about! ;D) while I am cleaning my tanks, I'll just show them this thread!
  28. stefjane

    50 Gallon Tank Weekly progress of SAE in algae filled tank

    , they're about twice as big already! Thanks! I got the lava rock from an aquarium store called 'The Ultimate Aquarium', though Pet Barn does sometimes have interesting pieces of driftwood Glad to hear that your Cherry Barbs love the rock! I hated it lol, I try to go for a more natural...
  29. stefjane

    Dog Photos

    Just making sure that Nooka stays warm this winter! :cold:
  30. stefjane

    50 Gallon Tank Weekly progress of SAE in algae filled tank

    Whoops! Forgot to update last week! Ah well. Anyway, the tank is coming along quite nicely I also bought a new plant: A little Cryptocoryne Wendtii. I hope it does well! Thanks! The fish and I like it too
  31. stefjane

    Question what do you enjoy doing?

    Watching the fish of course! ;D I also like to play piano, sing as well as play video games.
  32. stefjane

    Question How much and how often do you water change?

    Hi there fellow fishlorians! After all of these years of fishkeeping I have finally gotten into the routine of doing a 20% water change every Saturday on my 55g. Yay for me and my fish! (Although I am still experimenting whether or not this is enough to keep the nitrates at bay)...
  33. stefjane

    Second hand tanks

    I have bought in my life a total of 3 second hand tanks with accessories from ebay. No problems what so ever I also bought a brand new tank (no accessories) from ebay as well. I've never inspected beforehand but it is definitely a good idea Oh, and craigslist does work in Australia, but no one...
  34. stefjane

    pleco feeding questions

    You can try putting in a piece of cucumber or zucchini. You need some way to hold it down though. I stick mine on a plastic fork and shove part of the fork under a rock
  35. stefjane

    Nasty surprise

    you have a very naughty wife...
  36. stefjane

    Nasty surprise

    an 8' x 3' x 3' is 500g
  37. stefjane

    50 Gallon Tank Weekly progress of SAE in algae filled tank

    Time for another update, the water is a lot clearer now! The algae is almost completely gone from my large java fern, soon I'll be able to give some aussie fishkeepers some decent pieces of java fern! It's growing like mad ;D EDIT: LOL at my reflection in the second picture! Gotta love red...
  38. stefjane

    What would you/do you do?

    Hey! I'm only Australian because I was born here! Technically I'm actually Danish
  39. stefjane

    Whitespot casualties :(

    Sorry to hear that myriad1973, and yes, you should call him Neo from now on, and then beware of him tampering with your computer programs Anyway, it looks like the ich is over now in my tank, about two weeks now without any spots
  40. stefjane

    What would you/do you do?

    I rarely go to the pet store so fortunately I've never been in that sort of situation. I'd probably just ignore it and shake my head later though, I'm too shy to butt in
  41. stefjane

    Question What's your occupation?

    university student/ burger flipper at maccas
  42. stefjane

    50 Gallon Tank Weekly progress of SAE in algae filled tank

    YIKES!!! It's been a MONTH since I posted on this??? It doesn't feel like THAT long...ah well. Anyway, it's about time for an update. The whitespot appears to be gone, though I lost my three Clown Loaches :'( Comparing the algae now against how it was a month ago, it doesn't seem that...
  43. stefjane

    Just for fun: Why did you choose your FL name?

    Well my first name is Stephanie and my middle name is Jane, so my mum sometimes calls me stefjane, I kinda like it
  44. stefjane

    what is the funniest thing you have seen your fish do?

    Kuhlii Loaches playing in the bubble wall Though that is probably more cute than funny
  45. stefjane

    50 Gallon Tank Yes, another thread asking for stocking suggestions...

    The tank is in my bedroom at my parents house. The lights are only on at night when I am home on weekends and holidays and actually in the room, so no, not a lot of external light. The algae that was dominating the tank was Black Brush Algae, and I think that only SAE eat it That's why I got...
  46. stefjane

    50 Gallon Tank Yes, another thread asking for stocking suggestions...

    No direct sunlight, and the lights were on for 12 hours, now only for 8 after I got the 5 SAE. The algae is decreasing but is the least of my worries since the ICH settled in
  47. stefjane

    50 Gallon Tank Yes, another thread asking for stocking suggestions...

    What? I can't be online and and draw at the same time?:whistling: Actually, no one uses the hollow driftwood. The SAE are constantly grazing on algae, the Kuhlii Loaches hide UNDER the driftwood, and the Catfish either sits in the Java Fern or chases his reflection. Then again, until...
  48. stefjane

    50 Gallon Tank Yes, another thread asking for stocking suggestions...

    No more bottom dwellers? Then who is going to use the hollow driftwood? Bolivian Rams are cute Honey Gouramis? Nah..too small for my liking! And here I am procrastinating about drawing a picture for a friends 21st birthday present. Thanks for making me feel even more lazier than I already...
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    50 Gallon Tank Yes, another thread asking for stocking suggestions...

    Pearl Gouramis...I remember researching them a while ago, but then tried Angelfish again (which, of course, was a failure...lesson learned!). Do Pearl Gouramis need a specific male:female ratio or anything? I really miss having Cories, and I have a long piece of hollow driftwood sitting unused...




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