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    Is anyone keeping Marine fish and or corals? Anyone using natural sea water too?

    Show us your tanks.

     

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    Leigh Coombs  | IT Professionals and Accountants working together

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    Nope! I did in the UK and actually worked in the industry but it's whole new ball game here. You don't need heaters in Qld, you need coolers as the ambient temp is above that of reef fish environment

    I bred and sold the nastiest of S American Cichlids because that was what Aussies seemed to go for. They aren't allowed to be imported now so I had to breed with what stock was already in the country. You can see my stock here:

     

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    No need to, I have Redcliffe islands to view coral gardens and exotic reef fish, Cape Hillsborough National Park and Leeper Reef. All are an easily accessible walk when the tide is  out.

    And, of course, my fishing possie...

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    Redcliffe Islands are in the Newry Island National Park, near Seaforth, Central Coastal Qld and Cape Hillsborough are a 10 minute drive from home,  while Leeper Reef is between Sarina Beach and Campwin Beach, all being part of the Whitsundays area, Qld.

    Cheers, Bobj.

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    Wow @Bobj

    I suppose there really is no need to keep them at home when you have that on the doorstep. 

    I hope our visas work out ... id love this so much.

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    Leigh Coombs  | IT Professionals and Accountants working together

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    1 minute ago, Leighbee98 said:

    Wow @Bobj

    I suppose there really is no need to keep them at home when you have that on the doorstep. 

    I hope our visas work out ... id love this so much.

    Thanks, mate. So, where do you hope to move to; subject to work?

    Cheers, Bobj.

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    I used to keep cichlids (Lake Malawi) in Aus.  We started off with a big tank/few fish, but they obviously loved it because we ended up with enough fish to sell back to the aquarium shop we got them from.  We also had two plecos, which started off tiny but ended up about 30cm long.  We sold those back to the aquarium shop too, and bought two small ones again to grow.

    We won't have fish in the UK.  I enjoyed them whilst we had them, but I don't have the free time now.  I've got too much other stuff on my plate to give them the time and attention that they need/deserve.

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    38 minutes ago, Bobj said:

    Thanks, mate. So, where do you hope to move to; subject to work?

    Cheers, Bobj.

    We are still investigating to be honest but QLD would be top of the list (subject to work)

    i want to be warm, bigger home than in the uk, and near the ocean (fishes reef etc)

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    Leigh Coombs  | IT Professionals and Accountants working together

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    9 hours ago, Leighbee98 said:

    We are still investigating to be honest but QLD would be top of the list (subject to work)

    i want to be warm, bigger home than in the uk, and near the ocean (fishes reef etc)

    I've said it before, Queensland is hot, not warm.  I would strongly recommend planning a visit to your chosen part of Queensland in January/February.   Queensland in winter (July/August) is gorgeous - but different people have different reactions to summer in Queensland.   You may both revel in the heat, or find yourself hibernating in the air con.  You'll know very quickly which boat you're in.


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    3 minutes ago, Marisawright said:

    I've said it before, Queensland is hot, not warm. 

    And humid hot for much of the year, not dry heat which can be very different.

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    48 minutes ago, Skani said:

    And humid hot for much of the year, not dry heat which can be very different.

    Some people enjoy humidity - I'm not one of them.  I found Sydney humid after living in Perth and Qld more humid than Sydney.

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    58 minutes ago, Marisawright said:

    I've said it before, Queensland is hot, not warm.  I would strongly recommend planning a visit to your chosen part of Queensland in January/February.   Queensland in winter (July/August) is gorgeous - but different people have different reactions to summer in Queensland.   You may both revel in the heat, or find yourself hibernating in the air con.  You'll know very quickly which boat you're in.

    The south east has quite a good climate...up until May, then it gets many frosts along the Great Divide, Stanthorpe, etc.

    I live just north of Mackay, in the tropics and in 20 years, have yet to see an old type century (100 F)

    And...NEVER suss out areas in the northern part of Qld during 'The Wet'. And that comes from 35 years of living north of the Tropic Of Capricorn. Why? Cyclones and deluges....But after you experience Wyndham, any place is OK...😉

    If you do try Qld places in Jan/Feb, you will experience 2 months of rain, heat and humidity (northern part) and miss out on the next 10 months. Better to look-see after The Wet, say about middle April, onwards. A newchum to tropical Qld, or any area in northern Australia in Jan/Feb, as suggested, from the UK, would be hard pressed to understand that the other 10 months are a pleasure to behold.

    Cheers, Bobj.

     

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    3 hours ago, Marisawright said:

    I've said it before, Queensland is hot, not warm.  I would strongly recommend planning a visit to your chosen part of Queensland in January/February.   Queensland in winter (July/August) is gorgeous - but different people have different reactions to summer in Queensland.   You may both revel in the heat, or find yourself hibernating in the air con.  You'll know very quickly which boat you're in.

    We are planning a trip in Feb to visit 4 areas over 4 weeks...  even then that wont be enough to see what we want to. 

    For the record... have you seen the film "Little Nicky"  he sleeps in ski clothes, in a sleeping bag on top of the radiator.... that's my wife

    I on the other hand am built like a seal (unfortunately not a navy SEAL)

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    Leigh Coombs  | IT Professionals and Accountants working together

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    On 17/05/2018 at 06:07, Leighbee98 said:

    Wow @Bobj

    I suppose there really is no need to keep them at home when you have that on the doorstep. 

    I hope our visas work out ... id love this so much.

     

    A couple more, just to whet your apatite, @Leighbee98.

    Gunther's wrasse.

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    Stripey, aka spanish flag.

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    Cheers, Bobj.

     

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