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  • slin1977's Avatar
    Today, 07:58 PM
    slin1977 replied to a thread Green House Planning in DIY
    I’ve been camping in the arctic circle in the middle of winter, warmest it was on that trip was -17C coldest was -46C Double tents served us well as...
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  • jonahtheg's Avatar
    Today, 07:53 PM
    If the rock looks like cracking the floor, you could glue a silicon foot onto it - helps to spread the load. I did this with a 25kg glass-buster. So...
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  • kenplho's Avatar
    Today, 03:09 PM
    kenplho replied to a thread 4ft vs 5ft in Equipment
    Ahh damn, sorry missed that earlier. 1 other consideration - sump vs canisters. I think anything 4ft and up is probably worth sump-ing. It's way...
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  • anthonyrae's Avatar
    Today, 02:11 PM
    anthonyrae replied to a thread Green House Planning in DIY
    Now that I'm retired I like to think of this as Charity work. Should mention that I expect every word to be followed or there may be dire...
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  • TheCasualist's Avatar
    Today, 02:04 PM
    TheCasualist replied to a thread 4ft vs 5ft in Equipment
    For 2ft or 4ft? the 2ft is gone, I'm hoping the room is stable enough for a 4ft. it's really the only place I can put it that the wife would agree...
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  • kenplho's Avatar
    Today, 01:23 PM
    kenplho replied to a thread 4ft vs 5ft in Equipment
    Btw - if you're in Melbourne, I'd have a good look at this (https://www.ebay.com.au/i/232849839079?ul_noapp=true) $200 for a decent 6ft tank :)
    12 replies | 110 view(s)
  • Rebel's Avatar
    Today, 01:22 PM
    Rebel replied to a thread 4ft vs 5ft in Equipment
    I am not 100% convinced but agree that temperature swings are higher with the smaller tanks. It sounds the room that you put the tank is not...
    12 replies | 110 view(s)
  • Rebel's Avatar
    Today, 01:21 PM
    Rebel replied to a thread Green House Planning in DIY
    This is the type of advice I am after. I am glad that we can wrench it out of you.... :P I can power the electric blankie with solar and battery...
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  • TheCasualist's Avatar
    Today, 01:08 PM
    TheCasualist replied to a thread 4ft vs 5ft in Equipment
    As ken said, water quality mostly. Not only the quality, but the rise and drop of the temperature in the tank also got ridiculously fast. It's just...
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  • kenplho's Avatar
    Today, 12:51 PM
    kenplho replied to a thread 4ft vs 5ft in Equipment
    2 foot will be harder to keep than the 4 foot. With a larger volume you'll have more buffer in terms of water quality, which swings a lot more with a...
    12 replies | 110 view(s)
  • anthonyrae's Avatar
    Today, 12:45 PM
    anthonyrae replied to a thread FS: Ginga Rubra Guppies in NSW/ACT
    You promised that would be OUR little secret to avoid a scandal
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  • anthonyrae's Avatar
    Today, 12:38 PM
    anthonyrae replied to a thread Green House Planning in DIY
    I should mention that>>> you may be able to tap into a neighbours electricity supply if they have a convenient garage or BBQ with power points. Think...
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  • anthonyrae's Avatar
    Today, 12:33 PM
    anthonyrae replied to a thread Green House Planning in DIY
    Ok.......so you can reduce heating cost by installing a reflective plastic screen where some growers put shadecloth.I can tell you how.This holds the...
    11 replies | 328 view(s)
  • Rebel's Avatar
    Today, 12:25 PM
    Rebel replied to a thread 4ft vs 5ft in Equipment
    How did you find the 2 footer to be difficult? Some of those issues will magnify for the 4 footer. For example volume of water changes etc.
    12 replies | 110 view(s)
  • Rebel's Avatar
    Today, 11:39 AM
    Let me know if any you guys are attending. There will be an abbreviated plant/fish auction afterwards.
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  • TheCasualist's Avatar
    Today, 11:39 AM
    TheCasualist replied to a thread 4ft vs 5ft in Equipment
    I dunno if it's just me or melbourne, but keeping a 2ft tank with its kind of weather was a real pain for me with water change etc. most of it is...
    12 replies | 110 view(s)
  • TheCasualist's Avatar
    Today, 11:31 AM
    TheCasualist replied to a thread 4ft vs 5ft in Equipment
    6 ft isn't an option, that's too big for my house :)
    12 replies | 110 view(s)
  • Rebel's Avatar
    Today, 10:36 AM
    Rebel replied to a thread Green House Planning in DIY
    I am getting less and less enthused about the geothermal aspect of the green house. I was considering just insulating the floor with a styrene later...
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  • odie_88's Avatar
    Today, 09:53 AM
    odie_88 replied to a thread 4ft vs 5ft in Equipment
    5 footer are not as common as 4 or 6ft... so lights and stands etc, may be harder to find and more $$$$....
    12 replies | 110 view(s)
  • Rebel's Avatar
    Today, 09:51 AM
    Rebel replied to a thread FS: Ginga Rubra Guppies in NSW/ACT
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    9 replies | 291 view(s)
  • Rebel's Avatar
    Today, 09:50 AM
    Rebel replied to a thread 4ft vs 5ft in Equipment
    5 footers are a pain to light. And very expensive. The cost rises exponentially after 4 foot. Flow issues become major and expensive to solve. ...
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  • Monty1089's Avatar
    Today, 09:34 AM
    Monty1089 replied to a thread 4ft vs 5ft in Equipment
    Everyone says get the biggest tank you can afford and of course bigger is better :p However the bigger the tank the higher the cost of everything....
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  • odie_88's Avatar
    Today, 08:57 AM
    odie_88 replied to a thread FS: Ginga Rubra Guppies in NSW/ACT
    :d lol ;) ...............
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  • TheCasualist's Avatar
    Today, 08:48 AM
    TheCasualist started a thread 4ft vs 5ft in Equipment
    So... I have created a few threads here asking for advice as I'm gathering materials and information ready for my display tank project next...
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  • Rebel's Avatar
    Today, 08:28 AM
    Quick update. My original lazylife is still going. I store it outside because of space constraints. Most of the time it's in the sun/frost etc...
    74 replies | 12599 view(s)
  • Rebel's Avatar
    Today, 08:27 AM
    Rebel replied to a thread Simplicity in Planted tank Photo Album
    Haha I think you are correct! I managed to swap that with some Buce back then.... Some of that Buce is still going; Most perished of course!!
    80 replies | 3707 view(s)
  • Grubs's Avatar
    Today, 07:24 AM
    Grubs replied to a thread FS: Ginga Rubra Guppies in NSW/ACT
    Its cool how half of them are swimming upside down.
    9 replies | 291 view(s)
  • Grubs's Avatar
    Today, 07:23 AM
    Grubs replied to a thread Simplicity in Planted tank Photo Album
    IIRC the second lazylife you made was actually missing the green enhanced textured finish proving it can be done.
    80 replies | 3707 view(s)
  • slin1977's Avatar
    Today, 04:10 AM
    slin1977 replied to a thread FS: Ginga Rubra Guppies in NSW/ACT
    This is the first time I have seen these for sale in Aus. I first saw these fish surface around 2010 and to me this was the holy grail of guppy. At...
    9 replies | 291 view(s)
  • dood's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:44 PM
    dood replied to a thread FS: Ginga Rubra Guppies in NSW/ACT
    Hello Still available please PM me if interested. Yes they breed 100% true... The pics really don't do them justice as they are really shy.
    9 replies | 291 view(s)
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