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Axolotl

Ordered these 29 August, still not received. Originally order wasn't showing on account and still isn't. Allina sorted the problem out, and received part order last Friday . However, axolotl still not received only advice of shipment and that they would be missing from the order and sent in due course. Have now sent two emails as to reason for delay and no reply. A bit more info than missing would be helpful, they were supposedly in stock so why the delay. Even asked for subs if not in stock but no reply. Not a good experience for a first order. Order came via Fastway not star express and I had to ring them on Friday as order was not going to be delivered until possibly Monday[ not good for live plants]. They do not abide by ETAS.

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  • lyrobbolyrobbo Member Posts: 82
    Finally got back to say not in stock and another three weeks wait. a bit slack.
  • MoooMooo Moderator Posts: 7,653
    Sorry you had troubles with your order, Sometimes they can't complete it, but rest assured, They will,
    Allina is your best option, go to their Facebook page & leave a Private message, Don't attack them in public,
    As for this forum, LiveFish.com.au rarely com into the forum... It was created for customers and hobbyists alike to communicate :D
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  • lyrobbolyrobbo Member Posts: 82
    Only doing what others have done in the past. Never used facebook before gave it a go still no response except for a lot of people popping up wanting to be my friend. Wish It signed up.Unfortunately these were supposed to be a birthday present. :o3
  • MoooMooo Moderator Posts: 7,653
    :( Sorry bout that,
    I wasn't having a go, Was just informing you of this forums involvement with Livefish.com.au itself, Which is, not a lot :-S
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  • FraykFrayk Member Posts: 1,009
    lyrobbo, cant you just go and buy an axoltyl from your local/nearest L/F? There are heaps of em, in S.A. Not having a go. :-??
  • Heintz.GHeintz.G Moderator Posts: 1,363
    Hi Lyrobbo, stick around it's a good forum to hang in and share what you have in the way of tanks and fish, sorry you didn't get them in time for your Birthday :(
    Sometimes when I reflect back on all the beer I drink I feel ashamed. Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes & dreams.
  • lyrobbolyrobbo Member Posts: 82
    Thanks for that, when I was looking for them i found this site and checked out the forums and liked what I found and already learnt so much from the members, so I ain't going anywhere. Absolutely love the forum just hope it all doesn't become an addiction. Eventually got one from a local supplier so the wait now won't seem so bad. Could not bear to see this big empty aquarium and are the cats happy now with another friend. Got him/her yesterday and its having a marvellous time in all the nooks and crannies and eating already.
  • lyrobbolyrobbo Member Posts: 82
    Further, they're not that easy to get. I rang 10 stores before I could find one and only one and fortunately they were prepared to hold it for me. Due to my inability to get out my husband picked him up for me and I could not be happier.
  • MoooMooo Moderator Posts: 7,653
    Too late lyrobbo :-\" I think you might have the bug already :D
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  • FraykFrayk Member Posts: 1,009
    Good for you,Lyrobbo glad it worked out for you \:D/ btw did you know you can turn an axoltyl into a salamander.
  • lyrobbolyrobbo Member Posts: 82
    Does that mean it becomes an air breather. Would like to know just not sure how 7 cats would react to it running around the house and would not like to leave it in a "cage", don't like to see any thing caged unless it's necessary, one reason I won't have birds. >:)
  • FraykFrayk Member Posts: 1,009
    No, i dont believe in caged birds either,apart from my chooks which are pretty much free range any way.Yes,an air breather it will become,the axolotyl is the only species that can reproduce in it larval stage. ;;)
  • lyrobbolyrobbo Member Posts: 82
    Read that you need a steroid injection to change them and it's not good for them. Would you know if true and if is would go against my homaeopathic training. ~:>
  • FraykFrayk Member Posts: 1,009
    Never heard of that one,so i dont know,sorry :-??
  • Janelle D'ArcyJanelle D'Arcy Member Posts: 94
    Photos of your new set up would be great lyrobbo! I use photo bucket it's dead easy then!
  • DougDoug Member, Classifieds Posts: 2,371
    you dont need to inject steroids. though is one way to do it. there are other ways if you are keen to do it. Not sure why though. the appeal of the axolotl is its funckyness as a larval form
  • lyrobbolyrobbo Member Posts: 82
    Must agree I like Davros the way he is and would not want to risk losing him. Always liked these critters had one at work for about twenty years and when I left work brought him with me home in a bucket on the bus. Probably wouldn't be allowed on the bus now. Anyway he did live to a ripe age about 25 years pretty exceptional for an axy. >-)
  • FraykFrayk Member Posts: 1,009
    I never suggested nor condone changing them to sallys, they are prone to disease and death when they are converted,much more interesting as larvae
  • lyrobbolyrobbo Member Posts: 82
    COULDN'T AGREE MORE. NATURE KNOWS BEST!!!! \m/
  • lyrobbolyrobbo Member Posts: 82
    imagelyrobbo's  album on Photobucket
    Testing testing photos of davros prior to and post cloudy water. Hope it works :-w
  • MoooMooo Moderator Posts: 7,653
    It worked :D nice Axy , congrats,
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  • lyrobbolyrobbo Member Posts: 82
    Glad you can see it, I'm new to this tech stuff so how come I can't see it unless I click on box view all above my comment and then it takes me to PB site. Did you get all photos was trying to show progression from cloudy water to clear water as it is now. :D
  • Heintz.GHeintz.G Moderator Posts: 1,363
    Cool looking Axy, well done on the tank as well :D

    If you want to put a pic in your post, open the pic you want to copy on Photobucket and on the right side of the screen click the HTML box and then paste it to your post here. ;)
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  • lyrobbolyrobbo Member Posts: 82
    tried that left clicked on html said copied pasted to comment but still can't see. Suppose as long as others can see that's all that matters. X_X
  • Heintz.GHeintz.G Moderator Posts: 1,363
    Oops, I forgot to mention I like the pink Hawaiian lei around Davros's neck, all that's needed now is a Hula skirt, to complete the picture :-j
    Sometimes when I reflect back on all the beer I drink I feel ashamed. Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes & dreams.
  • lyrobbolyrobbo Member Posts: 82
    Hee, Hee, Hee don't think Davros would like that he's one tough macho axy despite his colouring. Assuming he's a male of course. Next purchase is a tardis so he can " exterminate" that doctor on his own terms. By the way is purigen a good product to use with algae problems. Do you know the easiest way to feed the axys, he only wants to eat out of my hand. Back in the old days just threw in the food and let it happen and my last one lived over 20 years. Now I want to do the right thing by him and now I want to learn good habits as I venture into this and further fish. Love the shark and alligator or is it the prehistoric crocodile. >-)
  • Heintz.GHeintz.G Moderator Posts: 1,363
    Davros the Dalek, exterminate the Doctor =)) . Purigen is great for the control of ammonia, nitrites and nitrates but not for algae, you could get a UV sterilizer which will kill algae but only if it's in the water column, not if it's attached to plants, tank or ornaments or do I do these days clean it by hand. I find it very satisfying when it's done and everything looks all clean :D

    Oh that's supposed to be a Croc, his name is Bruce :)) and the Sharks name is Poopsie =))
    Sometimes when I reflect back on all the beer I drink I feel ashamed. Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes & dreams.
  • lyrobbolyrobbo Member Posts: 82
    Nothing and I mean Nothing can kill the doctor. Hate to appear ignorant but must learn somehow, what is the water column.Love cleaning by hand, really happy with the tank now, only problem now the cats can see Davros "very interesting",is there any type of gravel cleaner that will clean sand or don't they come that fine. Although I wouldn't mind one for my goldies. I must say I do like Bruce[ so Paleolithic looking], Poopsie looks too friendly[ never trust a smiling shark]. ^#(^
  • Heintz.GHeintz.G Moderator Posts: 1,363
    Doctor Who :-/ Lol

    water column = the water circulating in your tank and filtering system, Eg: canister filter, hang on filters, trickle filters. I have never used a gravel syphon, I've only ever used a hose to skim over the gravel.
    Sometimes when I reflect back on all the beer I drink I feel ashamed. Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes & dreams.
  • lyrobbolyrobbo Member Posts: 82
    Yeah more things to remember.
  • NemoNemo Member Posts: 208
    Nice tank, you have their lyrobbo, and Davros is very handsome indeed. :-bd I have a tardis in my tank, hiding amongst the plants :) Just gotta love the doctor. :x
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  • lyrobbolyrobbo Member Posts: 82
    You Beauty!!! Always good to meet another "DOCTOR" devotee. The tardis I'm getting has an open door so hopefully Davros will be able to look inside. I keep thinking there was an alien a lot like an axy but can't seem to track it down or am I dreaming? >-)
  • Heintz.GHeintz.G Moderator Posts: 1,363
    Davros on steroids =))

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  • lyrobbolyrobbo Member Posts: 82
    Eeeeeeeek the Atlantean Fish person from The Underwater Menace, Season 4, Patrick Troughton[ not my favourite too much the dandy].
  • Heintz.GHeintz.G Moderator Posts: 1,363
    ^ =))
    Sometimes when I reflect back on all the beer I drink I feel ashamed. Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes & dreams.
  • MoooMooo Moderator Posts: 7,653
    :-S
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  • NemoNemo Member Posts: 208
    Oh you found it good, mm don't remember that one. I'm a David Tennant fan myself, in saying that I do like all the latest Dr's. Can't wait for the new one to come out. :)
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  • lyrobbolyrobbo Member Posts: 82
    No way Tom Baker all the way, showing my age even made a scarf. Remember him as Rasputin. Wish there wasn't so much emotional stuff[ you know a bit too lovey dovey stuff with the companions] in the new ones. Also looking forward to the new doctor. Have you checked out the 50 year website [ some good merchandise there]. Looking at getting a red or yellow dalek from ebay. Thought the colours would look good with my new desert themed tank. :-q
  • NemoNemo Member Posts: 208
    Oh yeah, they have great stuff. I recently bought my 18y old daughter a handmade Dr Who costume from etsy. It cost me a leg and arm, but, it sure was worth it.
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  • lyrobbolyrobbo Member Posts: 82
    Always wanted to build a dalek, got the plans here somewhere and where can you get a police box or even the old red post box that doesn't cost an arm and a leg. :((
  • NemoNemo Member Posts: 208
    I got mine from the LFS, they had both types there, can't remember how much they were though, but I do remember they weren't very dear.
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  • lyrobbolyrobbo Member Posts: 82
    Still waiting on a friend for Davros. :-w
  • NemoNemo Member Posts: 208
    Really, not good! You might have to contact them again, damn. How's Davros doing, is he ok?
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  • lyrobbolyrobbo Member Posts: 82
    Davros is enjoying life, thought they didn't like too much current but he loves sitting in the bushes just under the outlet waving his little feet[ and don't they look like Davros's craw[ sorry hand]. I'll give them a little longer just in case. >-)
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