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  1. Ludwig Venter

    21 To Go... What's Your Prediction... When Will It Happen?

    With only 21 to go... when do you predict that it will happen??... I say 2nd June at 09h15 GMT.... Let's see who gets the closest......
  2. Ludwig Venter

    Parasite - Never Say Never...

    It has finally happened.... after 55 years of fishkeeping... I found one of these in my tank... I have read about them and kept an eye out... and to date... never seen one... My son bought some Moonlights and dwarfs and chucked them in my tank and.. two days later... I noticed it on the forehead...
  3. Ludwig Venter

    Are Fish Sensitive To Day/night Light Cycles?

    Do you think that day/night cycles are important to fish??.... is it cruel to leave the lights on in a fishroom during the night??….. Currently… I leave the lights on 24/7, as… in past experience… I have lost more fry and/or eggs being eaten by the parents during the period that I switched off...
  4. Ludwig Venter

    Such A Waste.... Chucking Out Hornwort...

    In around 2011... I bought a 6 inch piece of Hornwort at a petshop for R5..... (about 50p)...This plant is soooooo prolific... that I have to cut back from time to time... as so many times before.... I chucked out barrows full this afternoon as there are no takers for it..... This is the lot...
  5. Ludwig Venter

    Betta Lovers.... Check This Out!

    Imagine they could all be kept together in one tank... will make a fantastic display!!! Click this bar to view the full image. Click this bar to view the full image.
  6. Ludwig Venter

    My Fishroom Make-Over

    When I moved house... I found this shed (or whatever it was used for by the previous owner) in the corner of the garden and... as it turned out... my stands and tanks just happened to fit precisely into it... it was already electrically wired... so it was ideal except that it was not insulated...
  7. Ludwig Venter

    Best Ceiling Light To Use Inside A Fishroom

    I have removed everything from the fishroom to do a complete make-over... It used to be just 'n brick building in the corner of the garden, but I'm having it plastered out... painted in bright white... all air bricks sealed... roof insulated to keep the heat in..... full carpeting on the...
  8. Ludwig Venter

    T5 Lighting... Please Advise....

    I was given this dual T5 lighting by my son.... In transit... the one tube was broken... now... the light will not come on when I switch it on... it comes on for a second or 2.... then goes off.... is it essential to have both tubes in for it to work??.... or.. should it work with only one...
  9. Ludwig Venter

    Magic Leaking 5Ft Tank

    Now... this is the 2nd time this happens to me... My 5ft started to leak prolifically ... I hastily removed the fish & all.... and.. between the fish room and outside ponds... I found space for all the fish and left it like that for more than a year now.... With the colder weather stepping in...
  10. Ludwig Venter

    Congratulations Tff

    Geeze!!!!..... 96,000 members.... I don't think there are any other forums anywhere close to that????... well done!!!... 4000 to go!!
  11. Ludwig Venter

    Sleeping With Your Fish.....

    Imagine this..... I wonder how much it will set you back?.... It is 650 gal..... (the alternative to counting sheep if you cannot sleep)  
  12. Ludwig Venter

    I Need A Caption For This Photo...

    Can anyone provide a suitable (funny) caption for the photo below??.... It looks so caption-able.... I want to insert a caption on the photo to post on my FB wall..... What is Oscar saying to Maya... or even shouting at her.....??
  13. Ludwig Venter

    Strange... Unusual... And Interesting Facts...

    I have a group of my old school friends... (class of 1970) ... and.. we are in daily Skype conversation with each other..... Since 20 October of last year (2013) ... I have committed myself to provide a daily "Fact of the day"... and... it started off well... as plenty of interesting facts are...
  14. Ludwig Venter

    Banned Tropical Fish And Plants.....

    I have just read through 63 pages of tropical fish and plants which are totally banned here in SA as published in the latest Government gazette.....   I just wonder who the people are making these laws and what criteria they are using to decide that this or that species will be banned??... Do...
  15. Ludwig Venter

    Just An Update On My Guppy Ponds

    I also have 2 x 3ft tanks inside the fishroom with guppies selected from the ponds that are for sale..... (and... sorry... as it is... I need to clean the glass on those before I can display them as well) ... Pond.. (container no.1) Pond... (Container no.2) And.. Pond.. (container 3)...
  16. Ludwig Venter

    R.i.p. Nelson Mandela.....

    Probably the greatest humanitarian, greatest statesman, politician and leader (of our times)..... Rest in Peace!!!....
  17. Ludwig Venter

    Dog Rescued After A Week In The Kimberley Hole...

    The Kimberley hole.. (city where I live) ... is the biggest.. (deepest) manmade hole in the world... (digging after diamonds) ...(without mechanical tools) It is around 240m deep, but only 175 m visible... the rest is filled with water.... About 2 weeks ago, a dog was spotted swimming is the...
  18. Ludwig Venter

    Electrical Costs Of Keeping Fish... Mmmm?

    Having moved from a scenario where I had company accommodation with free electricity…. I never really bothered to check up on my power consumption to assess the real expense of my fishkeeping hobby…. So!.... The move from Limpopo province (where heating was actually not required during...
  19. Ludwig Venter

    2 X 210L Bowfront Tanks...free To Good Home - Leeds Area.....

     I have 2 x 210L glass fish tanks (bow front) free to good home. just the tanks & lids - no stand or fittings.... just need to collect (Leeds area)...... Anyone interested....???  
  20. Ludwig Venter

    Clown Loaches - Very Strange Behavior

    I just resigned to the fact that Clown loaches cannot be bred in captivity and have never seen any accounts of them being bred (successfully)...... BUT... they are so cheerful, friendly and nice to have fish... that in my 43 years of keeping fish... they have always just been part of my...
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