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post #41 of 60 Old 12-29-2012, 02:51 AM
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haha ive made this mistake once. i wont be doing it again! it was something stupid too. I went upstairs to switch a light off, the phone went and i came back down to a transformation! I had evolved from simple fish tank keeping to clearly unconsciously deciding to try and go for that mini ocean look all over my front room.

Phone got thrown on the sofa, didnt bother to even tell them, haha, and i ran upstairs, grabbed ALL the towels and just threw them everywhere, decided the mop would be inadequte for 50-100 ltr's of water. thankfully i secure the hose in place so its not even possible for me to drain the whole tank, but it could have happened somehow. I shudder!

I flooded my basement with my canister filter. First or second day. Jodie was at work. I had to use every towel in the house, then run them through the dryer, and use them all again. I was so pissed.


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post #42 of 60 Old 12-29-2012, 02:55 AM
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Not sure yet. Thinking of a pair of kribs a small pleco and maybe an angel pair once the tank establishes. We are OK with rehoming them once they grow up
Bristlenose plecos stay small (for a pleco), and are a neat fish. I honestly don't know anything about kribs or angels. I really like kribs though, I'd like to get a couple at some point.


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Bristlenose plecos stay small (for a pleco), and are a neat fish. I honestly don't know anything about kribs or angels. I really like kribs though, I'd like to get a couple at some point.
Ot oh! I sense tank number 8 coming along!!!
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Ot oh! I sense tank number 8 coming along!!!
LOL. Not until 2014. Our New Years Resolution is no more tanks or terrariums in 2013. We already have an empty terrarium we have to fill.


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post #45 of 60 Old 12-29-2012, 04:28 AM
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Ha! Im going with "fat chance" on that one! It's not even 2013 and bet you've already thought about the next one!
I'm already planning mine! I've got a really old massive sony tv in the bedroom that we've used once in 19months in this house..... so off to charity it can go, and all of a sudden I have room! Haha. I'm thinking about a fluval Roma 125ltr with the new cabinet. It retails for around 200 with the cabinet 100 but lfs is throwing the new cabinet in free. Also in the package get a fluval U3 filter, heater and choice of substrate. Thinking of making this into a discus tank as the Mrs love's them and asked why we couldn't have em.....well we can love, we just need another tank! Muhaha
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[QUOTE=Nilet699;1366906I'm thinking about a fluval Roma 125ltr with the new cabinet. It retails for around 200 with the cabinet 100 but lfs is throwing the new cabinet in free. Also in the package get a fluval U3 filter, heater and choice of substrate. [/QUOTE]

What LFS are you using. ?

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #47 of 60 Old 12-29-2012, 09:10 AM
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Haha that's just a local one to me. Went in last night, and was chatting to the guy about discus tank and he mentioned the offer. Part from that it's not a lfs I rate tbh, but he's a nice guy and iv vouchers for the place. Lol
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i'm on the hunt for a new tank,however i want the base unit
to be a little lower than the usual ones,as i'm only 5ft2 and the last tank i had,
any work that needed doing ment me using a small step ladder to reach
inside.

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #49 of 60 Old 12-29-2012, 09:35 AM
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Well I don't even want a base unit as if I put it in the bedroom in will be on top of a large chest of drawers where my tv sits now.... but seeing as he's chucking it in free AND the tanks at least as cheap as anywhere else, and mostly cheaper, pretty hard to say no. But I'm going to run out of money if I don't stop eventually and I don't know how many discus I could keep jn it. That's what will swing it tbh.
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Looking great Jeff! glad its finally starting to come together!

As per the red plant i dont know much about them apart from on the whole they seem to need more light (i think) so worth looking into. Might affect placement etc of it. Though you do have those shiny LED's in there

what are those little foreground plants you've put in? Are they sustainable in an aquarium? I've found the ones a not so good lfs sold me will eventually rot in the aquarium so am looking to replace them asap and i'll just plant them in my house, as thats their intended use!
Thanks.

I wasn't going to put any red in, Kate thought we needed some colour. We'll see how they do.

Dwarf or mini swords.

I consider the whole plant setup a bit of an experiment. Ill get more of what does well and prune out what doesn't make it. I'm not interested in beating my head against the wall for a "favourite" plant. I know that plants do better in groups with other plants of the same species (i couldnt pull the study for reference but it has more to do with a symbiotic relationship rather than competitive) and on the river bottoms that's how they grow... Not very often are they so mixed that there aren't at least clumps growing together... although that has to do with how they typically propagate too.

First fish later this morning. Oscar the Betta.

Little guy will be lost. In there.

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The shotgun approach to a planted tank with an LED fixture

Small scale nitrogen cycle with a jar, water and fish food; no substrate, filter etc
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