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  1. Well done Cecil, They look similar to our Aussie, Coal Grunter. Though as mentioned before, Aussie natives requiring hormone induction to spawn. Ahh yes, Salt, the magic elixir of life. I thought that the temp difference from pond to tank was a bit ambitious, alas, no huge drama it appeared. I was a huge fan of the simple old air driven sponge filter when it came to "cloud feeding" fry. Cheers Joe
  2. Hi, Didnt the Simpsons predict Trumps victory back in the 80's ? On a serious side, ive been shaking my head for 40yrs attempting to comprehend the entirety of full circle that is US history (and global history). Being a direct, full blood Fuller family decedent from the Abigal's voyage to "New England" in 1635... my family history, is US history. For 400 years the US held its balls in its own hands, through out civil war up to WW1... rightly, wrongly or otherwise. History shows that the world changed dramatically in the mid-late 19th century. Those with money and power realised the ease at which they could influence this money flow, and the power systems needed to keep the money flowing, to them. Fast forward another century and nothing has changed. Almost all the peoples from every nation on the planet is divided between their equivalent's of Democrat & Republican, Liberal & Labour, left or right. It is a sad but funny and totally honest reality that applies to every country... We all choose, we all vote, we all laugh and smile whilst the proverbial Red White and Blue duck gets shoved up our collectives backsides.... Regardless of any election victor. Gosh I love George Carwin.. hehe As Gary's signature says - "All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident." - Arthur Schopenhauer 21st century humanity has yet to reach the 3rd stage of Truth. My view is, Only when the mass's wake from this technical age, media induced coma of what they want you to believe, will the human race truly begin to see true peace and love on earth. Cheers Joe
  3. Hi folks, I am closing my system and Ive got 140 x 17-22cm Jade perch for sale. $4 ea or $400 for the lot. I am exactly on the Qld / NSW border 15mins from the coast. Pick up only. Bring your own bag / box / container requirements for transporting. Cheers Joe
  4. Hi @kellenw Small issue this morning logging in to the forum. Cheers Joe
  5. Nice recall, Thanks Phri
  6. Hi VKN, Well, in some circles it may be a can of worms, VKN. Let me attempt to explain by continuing our fragrance of roses and orchids theme... To be completely accurate, roses and orchids are two different orders of plants. The order of roses is limited to 1 sub-family, 1 or 2 genus, with a mere 120-150 or so species. The order of orchids consists of a whole family, 30-50 genus, with a staggering 25,000 - 30,000 species. ( Am more than happy to stand corrected of the taxonomical accuracy or inaccuracy of the above ) By definition of definitions, "iAVS" can only truly be defined as "iAVS", as per its documented 'species' classification. Dr. Mark McMurty is the scientist whom first 'classified the species' that is "iAVS". 20 years ago I had over 5000 species of flowers as a hobby. I dabbled with my own efforts of hybridizing of roses, orchids and frangipani. However, when I have previously propagated 'Angraecum sesquipedale'... out of respect, one can not in all good conscious refer to them as 'Angraecum toga'. And you know what... I was (and still am) too consumed by actually "smelling the roses of life" than "defining the species" of such magnificent perfumes. Cheers Joe
  7. Hi VKN, With respect, although I do not know if the term iAVS is copywrite, registered or other wise formally / legally owned by Dr McMurty, it was however scientifically journaled & pear reviewed, and was first phrased by the good Dr as 'iAVS'... decades ago. As such, paying equal respect to the good Dr, I felt (an continue to feel) it totally appropriate. Does not an orchid have as sweet a fragrance as a rose ? Your 'aquaponic roses' are no less sweet than the good Dr's 'iAVS orchids'... they are just a slightly difference species of flower I love a bio-diverse planet of sweet fragrances. It creates love within the soul and manifests harmony and balance among its creatures (forum members). Namaste Joe
  8. Hi VKN, Whilst it has been acknowledged that none of your systems are 'truly iAVS' by definition... you demonstrate some inspiring results. I am sure that as your teams technical knowledge, experience and experiments grow as you overcome issues, they can only increase in productivity. Good luck with your new venture. Again, inspiring endevour to bring together multiple smaller projects into a common 'face' of exposure. Well done. Cheers Joe **EDIT** Oops... forgot to add, will be interesting to see / know results of a side by side comparison re: worms v no worms. IMO vermicast can only be a good thing... but what potential negative's from the worm action by consuming live roots... etc ?
  9. Hi all, Recent off topic posts have been moderated. Let us keep it friendly, positive and on topic please. Cheers Joe APN Mod Team
  10. 200 ya reckon... I believe that at the time of this (bad) video, this tank had every species from your farm... plus a few more. Been a struggle this past year mate, but hey, im still posting
  11. I match your 65,00 jades... and up the pot with, 10 Toga's in a Tank Welcome aboard 'Boss' ... ( haha, 30 year old inside joke ) Yes folks, the Toga's were from Bruce too.
  12. Hi Ande, Ive put the question about your little tool to a few mates. So far ive had replies of a surveyors tool & a cattle insemination tool. Of the two, the latter sounds and looks pretty close. 3 replies suggested that a better pic with no reflective background may help enormously. Im curious to know as well Cheers Joe
  13. Hi Gary, One item high on my bucket list is to finish the restoration of my BMW motorbike.... Then ride it around the world. Main goal is a photo outside the Iron Gates of Berlin where she was made back in 1982. Cheers Joe
  14. Hi Gary, Im currently reading "Holistic Management - A New Framework for Decision Making" by Allan Savory as part of a diploma course. A great insight as to the motivations behind our daily decisions, and most importantly, a great tool to question, validate &/ rethink those decisions. Cheers Joe
  15. Good point, Gary. I made many a trickle tower filters out of ladies plastic hair curlers, back in 1980. In fact, they turned out to be a key filtration component to our systems when collecting all of the original fresh water display specimens for the Darling Harbor Aquarium in Sydney. Though not designed as such, I reckon they would still perform to a reasonably good degree. Being a more open design, one would need to design the tower much taller to compensate for the lower surface area... design of the trickle plate system for maximum coverage of the media, With Out Splashing. It needs to trickle, not channel. Cheers Joe