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Discussion in 'Introductions and Greetings' started by MarcelM, Aug 25, 2015.

  1. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Marcel

    , is this because of your cold winter nights?

    Keith:):)
     

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    MarcelM Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Keith,

    Indeed, they are above ground on the terrace in an old steel/sink tub. If the longer term freezing temps kick in it can be fatal for them. They can take some colder temps quite well, but i don't want to take chances and just need a tank ready for them, so i can move them at any time necessary. We have very unpredictable winters, a few winters back they did spend the whole winter outside. But last year for example we suddenly out of nothing had a periode plunching from plus 5 to minus 12 for about 16 days. Even with a heater, a steel tub above ground wont make it trough that without freezing rock solid.
     
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    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Just out of interest what are the temps of your hottest months?

    Keith:):)
     
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    MarcelM Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Keith, this is different each year in average it never realy goes much higher than about 30 C for shorter periodes.. This year we had a short extreme heatwave where temps of 38c where measured for a few days. But over all this summer was rather a cool one with a few short solar bursts...
     
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    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Over the next 5 days we are expecting from 23-30c and we are only in the 2nd month of Spring.

    We could be in for a long hot summer, that makes it very hard for our garden plants and Aquarium users to keep their tanks cool enough.

    Keith:):)
     
  6. MarcelM

    MarcelM Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Keith, i've heard before about the Australian summers and your recomended sunscreen factor.. You also are the inventors and best quality suppliers of the famous Shade Sails :) I have one, ordered it straight from australia a few years ago and it's still hanging above my lawn today. I consider myself very lucky where we live when it comes to the ease of keeping aquariums. Very good water quality from the tap and moderate climate. If i read about many others what they have to do to keep it up and running i realy feel for them with a lot of respect. All the hassle and still creating something beautifull. :)
     
  7. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    We live on the cost practically on the bottom of Australia.

    Sunscreen is a must we have a 15+ system which is useless it could be 15+ or a very good quality at over 80+ you must know what to buy and how to use it.

    I have fished the tropics of Aust and you MUST use a 15+moisturizing cream at least twice a day then use the 80+ and UV gear as well or you can get a very bad burn.

    I have had one little burn after 8 trips up north and that was on my feet.

    Yes those shade sails are great we also use the same material to make shade houses to stop the plants getting burnt.

    Keith:):)
     
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    MarcelM Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Jesus christ!! :eek:If i ever come to Australia i bring a Burka.. :LOL:

    That shade sail material is realy indestrucable,, :) I guess i have it hanging for over 8 years now, It's still in perfect shape. (y)

    Here it hangs, best buy ever. Custom sized hand made.
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    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    North west of Aust today only 43c
    Now that is a stinker.

    I have some that has been up for about 35years and its still good.

    Keith:):)
     
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