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post #21 of 27 Old 11-26-2008, 12:22 PM
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Thanks for the compliment on my tank! Here it is, it's my first attempt at a planted tank, and although it's a lot more work than silk, I like it.

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I think giving the goldfish away is a good idea, especially if you don't really want a tank that huge- it's a lot of work for something you're not really crazy about. Saltwater is neat, I'm jealous ! I'm glad that you got the algae under control, goldfish are messy messy fish!
Kim- Your tank is BEAUTIFUL! Great job!

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post #22 of 27 Old 11-26-2008, 06:28 PM Thread Starter
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That's a great looking tank Kim!

And Idk, our house temp is at 76 usually, and the tank just stays at 78-79. Not sure why, I check it when the light is on and off, it doesn't really make a difference.

And yes, I think it is best for the goldfish if I let them go off with a new owner.

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30 Gallon Long Saltwater Tank
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G1X Protein Skimmer with 3500 Sedra Power head. 75 lbs. Live Rock, Sinularia, Zoanthids, Finger Leather, 45 Blue Legged Hermit Crabs
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post #23 of 27 Old 11-26-2008, 06:30 PM
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That's kinda strange Andu, if anything I think the tank would be colder or room temp at least.. not higher. Is it next to any heating ducts or anything? You might wanna test with another thermometer to just to make sure.
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post #24 of 27 Old 11-26-2008, 09:46 PM
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use stress coat and stress zyme. those 2 things help maintain your tank very well. i also use AmQuel +. those 3 things are the only chemicals i use for my tank. doesnt matter what kind of algae it is, its not safe to have algae if u dont have enough room for plecos to do what they do best. a 10 gallon tank should be for 1 fish. i have 10 fish in a 80 gallon tank. and also gold fish are very dirty fish, id recommend a strong filter. a whisper 55 on your 29 gallon would be a good idea. goodluck
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post #25 of 27 Old 11-28-2008, 12:43 AM Thread Starter
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That's kinda strange Andu, if anything I think the tank would be colder or room temp at least.. not higher. Is it next to any heating ducts or anything? You might wanna test with another thermometer to just to make sure.

Well, it actually just dropped in temp today.
Went down to 72, so I ran out and bought a heater. Just got one from walmart, a whisper 15-30 gallon heater. Just curious though, is there anything I need to know when setting this up. It is already in my tank and running but is there anything I need to know as far as not letting it touch stuff or anything at all like that? I have live plants in there and I cant really put the heater anywhere where there will not eventually be plants touching it.
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29 Gallon Freshwater Tank
Fully Planted
1 Rainbow Shark, 2 Assorted Platies, 1 Gold Lyretail Molly, 1 Black Molly, 1 Rosy Barb, 7 Neon Tetras, 6 Serpae Tetras, 3 Large Snails, Several ghost shrimp.

30 Gallon Long Saltwater Tank
Under Construction. Nova Extreme Pro T5 HO Lights, 6-39 Watt Bulbs,
G1X Protein Skimmer with 3500 Sedra Power head. 75 lbs. Live Rock, Sinularia, Zoanthids, Finger Leather, 45 Blue Legged Hermit Crabs
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post #26 of 27 Old 11-28-2008, 11:16 AM
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Maybe you can rearrange some things slightly, I know you've got live plants though so that might kinda be tricky eh? I know on the heater I have, it clearly says on the box not to let it touch gravel or plants or other equipment. So I'd be better safe then sorry if I were you.
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post #27 of 27 Old 11-29-2008, 11:51 PM Thread Starter
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Where in my tank would be best to place the heater? I have it in the bottom left corner in the back horizontally. My thermometer is in the top right front of my tank and it reads the water as 76F. It is the kind that sticks on the glass with a suction cup on the inside of the tank so it should be pretty accurate. The the heater I got says it automatically goes on and off to heat the tank and keep it at 78F. It also has a light that shows when it is on. It does not look like it comes on to often and the tank is reading 76F, does this mean I am not getting good circulation?

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29 Gallon Freshwater Tank
Fully Planted
1 Rainbow Shark, 2 Assorted Platies, 1 Gold Lyretail Molly, 1 Black Molly, 1 Rosy Barb, 7 Neon Tetras, 6 Serpae Tetras, 3 Large Snails, Several ghost shrimp.

30 Gallon Long Saltwater Tank
Under Construction. Nova Extreme Pro T5 HO Lights, 6-39 Watt Bulbs,
G1X Protein Skimmer with 3500 Sedra Power head. 75 lbs. Live Rock, Sinularia, Zoanthids, Finger Leather, 45 Blue Legged Hermit Crabs
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