08-06-2011, 02:07 PM
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Originally Posted by XShido
dont have Python Siphon yet.
60% every 4-5days? are you sure your tank has cycled complete?
Oh yeah, my tank has been running for a long time but... I am a clean freak when it comes to my animals. I see no down side to keeping the water super fresh. The only filter besides the plants that I have is a sponge filter and the tank looks awesome. I am trying to keep it as natural for the fish as I can. Fish don't sit in the same water in nature, the water continues to circulate. Obviously in a tank, it gets old fast so... frequent large water changes for me. That said, doing it with the Python type siphon is a piece of cake.
Not to get off topic, but how's that work with city water? Would you add conditioner to the tank as you are refilling it because in my case at least, I would be adding chlorinated water directly into the tank. In the past I would always prefill buckets the day before to allow them to air out or at least I would condition the water in the bucket prior to adding it to the tank. |
Yeah, I fill right from my city water without letting the water sit. I hook a hose to my tap and fill. I do add some PRIME to the wate in the tank as I am filling it though.
for what it"s worth in looking for that wonderful big tank try craigs list. I've seen some pretty big ones on there. The best was an 800 gallon custom build that came out of a restarant. (it was designed to be built into and act as a wall) still in working condition they were trying to move right away. I think they were just asking $2000. No stand of course. I've seen severy 200gal or more pop up on therefrequently. once in a while there are even some 500 gal. Can't hurt to look if your dreaming. |
Really? And you didn't buy it? lol I have never seen a 300 gallon tank come up. I have seen several 150 gallons and a few 200 but they are usually set up with salt water and they want you to take everything. It is costly and I do not wish to go through the hassle of faking someone elses tank down, and trying to rehome their fish etc...
I do keep looking though, just in case. My house couldn't fit an 800 gallon but wouldn't that be fun???