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post #41 of 58 Old 07-08-2012, 04:16 PM Thread Starter
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I like yuor idea! Since I have been unable to get the stinking glass cut for the new brace for mine I might use your idea. I am also considering using my 55g as a Fire Bellied Toad tank since they don't need much water anyhow. I will be putting the guppies back in with the toads though since I have them in a little fish bowel. =( I know it is not ideal with them so I am working as fast as I can. WIll get you guys pics of the tank after I finish getting it set up.
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post #42 of 58 Old 07-08-2012, 06:01 PM
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I will be putting the guppies back in with the toads though since I have them in a little fish bowel
The toads may like that far too much.
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post #43 of 58 Old 07-08-2012, 09:04 PM Thread Starter
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Your right, they just might lol. There are only 3 of them and I have finished transfering them on over to this HUGE froggy condo lol. I kept checking to see if there was any bowing while I was filling it and there is only 1/16th in the middle with it this full. I am going to see if I can find some more surface plants so that I don't have to worry so much about the little buggers trying to drown themselves.
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Thank you for the info on how to fix this break and giving me a great idea.
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post #44 of 58 Old 07-08-2012, 09:29 PM
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How long have you had the philodendrons in there? I thought they were poisonous to fish.
I think I killed some cardinal tetras with some in a little Fluval tank.
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post #45 of 58 Old 07-08-2012, 09:50 PM
Glad everyone is bracing their tanks my 120 Gallon has a sticker on it warning you not to fill it if the brace is broken on it both my tanks have braces on them.

I remember back in the old days when I was young my aquariums never had braces on them I never had a really large aquarium either
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post #46 of 58 Old 07-08-2012, 10:03 PM
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I remember back in the old days when I was young my aquariums never had braces on them I never had a really large aquarium either
Our thirty and everything below it have no center braces; the forty high does. The new fifties have wider braces than the older, used one. It really looks as if that fifty only has it to hold up the lighting, but the 1/4" bow proves me wrong. I've not done the math, but it doesn't seem that plastic can take that much tension. I guess that is why newer tanks have wider braces.
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post #47 of 58 Old 07-09-2012, 12:42 AM Thread Starter
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I noticed alot of the new tanks, 29g and up, have braces. The original brace was 1/4th inch glass that was fairly wide. I had a newer 55g that had one of those plastic braces that broke when I had not been home and the front glass cracked as well, leaving my poor fish stranded with only 3 inches of water. I have since gotten rid of that perticular tank.
As for the Pathos you see in my pics I have actually had the roots growing in my tank since before I first joined this forum..... I want to say about October, 2011. I have not had any fish deaths due to them, the guppies love to swim amungst the roots though. :) I don't put the stems in the water, only the roots and that is after I have gotten a decent amount of root growth before I put them into the fish water.

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As for the Pathos you see in my pics I have actually had the roots growing in my tank since before I first joined this forum..... I want to say about October, 2011. I have not had any fish deaths due to them, the guppies love to swim amungst the roots though. :) I don't put the stems in the water, only the roots and that is after I have gotten a decent amount of root growth before I put them into the fish water.
Cool.
Are they not philodendrons, then?
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post #49 of 58 Old 07-09-2012, 11:15 PM Thread Starter
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No, it is not a philodendron. I have seen it go by two names: Devils Ivy or just Pathos. The scientific name is: E. aureum if that helps at all cwmarrow.
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post #50 of 58 Old 07-10-2012, 04:22 PM
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If anyone remembers, I also had a tank with a broken support, but I never posted pictures. Here's some 068.jpg

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55 gallon planted tank, starting over!!!( looking crappy, needs a major rescape)
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