Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Community Forum > Member Introductions
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 02-21-2011, 05:27 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 6
Thumbs up G'day from Australia

Not sure what country has the biggest fan base with this website - these days I'm so glad to see such diversity online, though.

Just signed up - been an avid aquarium keeper and hobbyist for many years.

I studied medical science so I have a nice idea chemical biology and biological/ chemical interactions since that time which has ultimately made my aquarium keeping far more pleasurable.

I grew up with a 100 L tank full of guppies and started my own aquarium after I left home. Ive since just bought myself a new Jebo 362 tank and begun to run the cycles ready to populate the tank. Also have a new Ehiem 2215 Classic (seriously the best purchase, ever!) Very exciting times indeed.

I have mainly Rummy Nose tetras (yes, i have thing for those little guys!) Kuhli Loaches, a few neon tetras and, my favorite, a Starlight Bristlenose Pleco. I also very much enjoy breeding and satisfying the environmental requirements of my Cherry Shrimp - which always pays off both aesthetically and practically.

I'll take some photos soon. While I don't have a macro lens I have been a photographer in my spare time for some years now. I own a Nikon D300 and 18-200mm Nikon lens and a 24mm prime, so I might be able to get some decent photos up from time to time.. especially for those who may feel trapped at work and need something to brighten their day - like me! ..Hospitals are such nasty places..

Aussie700P over and out.

***transmission end***
__________________

__________________
Aussie700P is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2011, 06:46 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
ChelseaLake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Indiana, USA
Posts: 181
Hey from Indiana, US! A totally landlocked state!

Glad to see another medical nerd. I'm an EMT in Paramedic school. Kind of an anatomy and physiology/biology nerd.

I think rummynose tetras are absolutely awesome with their little pink faces. They're so little!

Welcome aboard!
__________________

__________________
55g Goldfish tank: Mai, Pei, Suu <3 (my babies)
29g Tropical Community
10g cycling
ChelseaLake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2011, 06:48 PM   #3
SW REEF 20+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,694
Welcome aboard.
__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank


AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2011, 11:30 PM   #4
member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Alpharetta
Posts: 5,873
I'm jealous of your starlight. If only my LFS would carry them! They're beautiful!
__________________
Homedog98 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2011, 11:42 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Jason7894561230's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Wollongong, Australia
Posts: 3,332
hey mate im from Australia too NSW, Wollongong
__________________
If you ever need help just message me
Have you given Any Thanks lately? If not, do so!

Jason's Profile Page
Jason7894561230 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2011, 12:55 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: niagara falls,canada
Posts: 25
Welcome,
__________________
appleton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2011, 01:06 AM   #7
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
McLumpy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Posts: 843
I've always wanted to visit the Sydney Opera House, (maybe I will get a chance, eh, one of these days).

Anyway, welcome to AA!

First piece of advice... don't throw your Cherry Shrimp on the Bar-B!! (sorry, couldn't resist) :p
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
My 55 Gallon Planted Community Tank Thread | 55G Pics
My Low-Tech/Low-Maintenance Build Thread | Freshwater Compatibility Chart
McLumpy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2011, 04:34 AM   #8
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 7
hello people,
i am also down under. my husband and i are obsessed with our 6ft fish tank. probably my husband more so than me. my intentions are to get some advice when his little fishies die...

we have over 100 fish ranging from silver sharks, guppies, angels, dwarf and pearl gourami's. we also have neon tetra's...umm having a look now...we have a few gold panchax, black widows, cat fish, molly's, sword tails, tiger barbs, clown loaches, conga's...and i know this is really sad but i can explain - we have tattooed glass fish. i bought them not realising the process these poor little fish had to go thru to become so pretty with such bright colours. when i got home i googled them and to my surprise it was pretty horrific but i wasn't going to flush them...that's just mean!

oh and another in the medical field haha i work in a medical centre as a practice nurse. been doing it for 5 years and enjoying it...

ok so with all the fish we have that i've named...can anyone see a problem? (anyone else own any of these fish? some more aggressive than others? etc etc)

looking forward to replies...

mariam (sydney)
__________________
Mariam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2011, 12:54 AM   #9
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Jason7894561230's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Wollongong, Australia
Posts: 3,332
YAYAYAYAY more aussies
__________________
If you ever need help just message me
Have you given Any Thanks lately? If not, do so!

Jason's Profile Page
Jason7894561230 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2011, 06:53 AM   #10
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 7
I need help my angel fish keep dying...the only new fish we've introduced is the conga's...any ideas?
__________________
Mariam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2011, 04:50 PM   #11
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Smitty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Gainesville, FL
Posts: 1,206
Well looking at the fish you have now I wouldn't put angels in with tiger barbs. Tiger barbs like to chase other fish especially if they have long fins - and will nip them or stress them to death. It does ease up a bit if you have a large group (6-8) barbs, but you never know...
__________________
Smitty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2011, 04:49 AM   #12
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 7
thanks smitty but we've always had the tiger barbs with the angels. the conga's are the newbies...do you think they're violent. i've read up about them and they're a type of tetra i think...tetra's aren't violent...it's doing my head in!!!
__________________
Mariam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2011, 09:13 AM   #13
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Smitty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Gainesville, FL
Posts: 1,206
I don't have any personal experience with the conga tetras but just looking around the net it looked like at least one other person did have a problem with them. In that case he added them to existing fish and they did attack the other fish.

How many do you have? It looks like they need schools of 6+. It may be another case like the Tigers that they will do better if able to school.
__________________
Smitty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2011, 02:41 AM   #14
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 7
hey smitty we got 2 conga tetra's. we had 6 angels but there are 2 left and we've lost 2 dwarf gourami's also...since adding conga's...
__________________
Mariam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2011, 09:12 AM   #15
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Smitty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Gainesville, FL
Posts: 1,206
I can see two possible options: Get more conga tetras so you have a group of at least 6 and see if they will school together and not pick on other fish, or separate them from all the others and see if that stops.

Now, I'm not saying they are the culprits. I don't have any experience with them... but if your other fish are dying since they were added, that is where it would lead me.

Good luck!
__________________
Smitty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2011, 03:30 PM   #16
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 7
hey smitty,
thanks for your advice. i know it sounds silly having asked the same question repeatedly but i think you are right. its obviously the newbies...

its been a few days and no dead fish soooo i think we're doing ok!

thanks again!

mariam
__________________
Mariam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2011, 03:44 PM   #17
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Smitty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Gainesville, FL
Posts: 1,206
Well, at least nothing else has died. Oh yea, you're up early! (or really late!)
__________________
Smitty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2011, 01:41 AM   #18
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 7
yeah really late...haha nah my husband and i get up at 5am every morning for work. he leaves before i do and i don't usually jump on line but i had to fix something up so yeah...anyway just got home to find a pearl gourami dead...i'll leave him for my hubby to scoop...it's too sad for me...hey are you in australia too?
__________________
Mariam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2011, 01:42 AM   #19
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 7
don't even bother answering that...you're in FL...which i'm guessing is florida...ahhh another hard day at work! dead brain cells...
__________________

__________________
Mariam is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
eheim 2215, jebo 362, kuhli loach, rummynose tetra, starlight bristlenose

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

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
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
G'Day from Sydney Toxicfish Member Introductions 4 02-02-2011 04:49 AM
G'day. Mitchell0605 Member Introductions 2 07-23-2009 01:41 AM
G'day all! sneaky ferret Member Introductions 7 06-30-2008 01:44 PM
g'day from oz Boo&Moo Member Introductions 4 06-29-2008 12:19 AM
g'day DeFeKt Member Introductions 9 05-11-2005 04:56 PM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:02 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.