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29 and 5 gallon tanks
Old 08-30-2010, 10:52 AM   #1
 
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29 and 5 gallon tanks

Ok so thanks to the help of the many great people here, I finally started my two tanks.

Here is my first thread as a refrence point if interested.
http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/f...his-new-48529/

My main tank is a 29 gallon. Cascade 700(rated 65gallon) canister filter. Substrate is Eco-complete (both tanks have a 40lbs combined, may need more) 20watt 6500k GE daylight bulb. Using Prime and Flourish


My second tank is a 5 gallon Tetra starter kit from walmart. All I added was a tetra 15w heater and a 14w 6500k light bulb. It will house a beta and 3-5 corys.





So far the 5 gallon heater stoped working and the 29 gallon heater is still warming the tank up too 81. So I need to take a trip to the store. Other then that my plants should be here within the next couple hours. I will keep you updated

btw once i find my actual camera I will use that instead of my cell phone. And I need to clean the outsides of the tanks :)
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Old 08-30-2010, 11:03 AM   #2
 
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81 degrees? Which fish did you decide on for that tank? Are they both black finish on black cabinets? It is hard to tell with the light. They both look fantastic thus far, can't wait to see them with the plants and decor, not to mention fish.
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Old 08-30-2010, 11:07 AM   #3
 
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yeah the tanks looks good even without fishes.but with the whole set done i bet it will be amazing
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Old 08-30-2010, 11:37 AM   #4
 
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Looking good. With your 5g, is that shelving unit from IKEA? If so, I I have the same exact one but with doors. If it is from IKEA, I'd reinforce the top shelf from the weight of the 5g. The IKEA furniture is not solid wood. What I did is simply cut some 2x4's to the size of the shelf and wedge them under the shelf below the tank to relieve some of the pressure on the shelf. Just a heads up.
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Old 08-30-2010, 11:42 AM   #5
 
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do 5g really get that heavy or is the wood umm... sorry to say this. of lower quality?? coz it looks sturdy to me
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Old 08-30-2010, 11:44 AM   #6
 
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Thanks everyone. No stock decided for the 29 except zebra loaches. But te heater is set on 78 and i have never seen it go off and now it's at 81. And yes everyhthing is black on black

Lisa, the shelf is from walmart and is not solid wood but it seems fine. I think in the picture I took it looks like it's bowing but in person it does not and it's perfectly level. I may use 2x4s anyway. Thanks for the heads up.
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Old 08-30-2010, 11:57 AM   #7
 
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It looks fine in the picture. Just thought I'd mention it since it's 60+ pounds with gravel and a thinner shelf. I just reinforced because I was nervous it could collapse over time and thought I'd pass the idea on to you
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Old 08-30-2010, 12:02 PM   #8
 
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oic no wonder..thats very nice of you =)
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Old 08-30-2010, 02:49 PM   #9
 
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Love the black on black. What kind of heater do you have that is over heating? Something to think about before putting fish in there. over heating can certainly be a health risk for your fish. My heat heats to the temp and then shuts down. As soon as temps drop, it turns on again. Temps should stay within a degree or two, not just continue heating.

Placing your heater under the outflow of water might help to circulate the water a bit and get a more even temperature through out the tank.
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Old 08-30-2010, 03:41 PM   #10
 
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heater is a hydor. ill grab a new on tonight.

Here is the pics with the wood. They kinda suck, still looking for my camera





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