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post #21 of 65 Old 12-12-2013, 11:17 AM Thread Starter
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Tolak that would be greatly appreciated. Sending you a pm now.
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post #22 of 65 Old 12-12-2013, 11:24 AM Thread Starter
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Sylverclaws that a real bummer. I was hoping to be able to put them in this tank. Looks like my only option now is to get some of the smaller glofish danios since I saw they sell them in diffrent sizes. Keep them in this tank until I can "upgrade" (not even sure if that an upgrade or downgrade lol) into a 30 long by either selling or trading this 35 gallon tank. See my girls as "Santa" for the glofish. Would feel bad saying Santa couldn't bring them glofish but got em these other nice fish instead. Lol. Thanks for advice.
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post #23 of 65 Old 12-12-2013, 11:29 AM Thread Starter
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To the member that commented on the siphon. Thank you. I really like that python. A bit expensive but man would that save some time and labor. I could clean out gravel and do water changes at the same time. Will look into a DIY tho. Anybody know of a good video with step by step to build your own siphon??
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post #24 of 65 Old 12-12-2013, 11:42 AM
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To the member that commented on the siphon. Thank you. I really like that python. A bit expensive but man would that save some time and labor. I could clean out gravel and do water changes at the same time. Will look into a DIY tho. Anybody know of a good video with step by step to build your own siphon??
Mattress stores sell water bed filling hoses for like $5-$10 it's the same thing.
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post #25 of 65 Old 12-12-2013, 12:38 PM
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Mattress stores sell water bed filling hoses for like $5-$10 it's the same thing.
Not really any cheaper than the "aquarium" faucet pieces, if I recall correctly.

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
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post #26 of 65 Old 12-12-2013, 12:48 PM
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Aquarium pythons are $25-$50.
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post #27 of 65 Old 12-12-2013, 01:26 PM
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I know that the waterbed faucet adapter (same as a pythons) cost almost $10 on its own. Add to that a 25 ft hose and a vac tube and you're right around the same price - $25. Prices of water changers vary by retailers, but are going to cost around $30. So yeah you will save a little money putting the pieces together yourself. Is it worth it? Up to the individual.

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta
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post #28 of 65 Old 12-12-2013, 03:02 PM
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I really like your tank. Tall tanks are visually striking and if you are careful with stockimg you can make that tank work. Angelfish like a tall tank because they do a lot of vertical movements. Do not overstock though because tall tanks have a smaller surface area than longer omes do. Exchange of gasses through contact with air is essential for stable tank. Instead of trade in or sell, I would reccommend to get another tank for qt/hospital and keep your tall.
Water from old tank will not help cycle. The bacteria that stabilize your tank and prevent water quality issues colonize solid surfaces such as filter media, gravel, the glass of your tank and rocks/decorations.
Thank you for helping these troubled fish.
Also, regarding the siphon, I use a piece of garden hose 15' long with mesh zip tied over the end that goes in the tank. Other end to a drain then start the siphion. The water shoots out so fast you'll have to be careful not to drain too much from your tank. For filling I still do it dinosaur style with buckets because I like to treat the water outside of the tank before adding.

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post #29 of 65 Old 12-12-2013, 03:05 PM
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Angels can't be kept in a hex. They would be MISERABLE.
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post #30 of 65 Old 12-12-2013, 03:16 PM
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A 65 hex would work, but I agree about the smaller ones.

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta
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