september 20 aandtsociety marines collecting trip

Anonymous Member Posts: 356
edited September 2009 in Marine / Saltwater Fish
Another great club day out appreciating the beautiful ocean areas we have here in the south east and catching a few aquarium species for our tanks.
Now that some of the new memebers are geting more experience with collecting the club sponsored three day rental house on the water in November should be very interesting as to who gets what for their aquarium.

There were several other groups doing the same thing yesterday where we were and a couple of us joined in to help another guy for some tang herding for some indemic tangs for his aquarium.

The day was warm, the water for this spot was clear, the swell was small, basicly perfect conditions were watched carefully in planning to give us the best spot on the best day.

These are a few of us getting our snorkelling gear ready for the day’s activities,in the shade of course.


A couple of the keen clubies that got in first.

Just a few of the standard clean up crew a few of the clubbies were after.

One of the male lawn mower blennies collected on the day.

One of the guys likes a few cowries in the tank.

A very common algae from the area,looks nice in the tank in the right spot,until it gets eatern.

These are the types of corals in the area.lots of ausy acans there.

One of the guys in the water first,his spear broke nearly straight away,oh well just collecting for him.

A very nice spot as the club has been coming here since the 1930s,of course it is different now.

The day was so good we didn't get home until after dark.


  • panda
    panda Member Posts: 109
    Incredible shots as usual, keep em coming <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) -->
    Would so love a marine tank if I was rich <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) -->
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Member Posts: 356
    There are ways in which to do a marine tank with no water changes and that would be one of the major costs out there is suppose,no easy wate changes and possibly expensive fish?

    The water pumps and the chiller/heater might be a bit of money,the rest a part from relativley cheap lighting if the tank was made quite shallow you could make it all your self!

    And during the day make use of the sun.

    i come from a country town originaly,a place called burren junction in NSW,been there done that.