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post #31 of 46 Old 12-09-2013, 05:00 PM Thread Starter
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ok i got to buy heater and something that will hold that much and fit in cupbord first but wanted a opinion weather it would be ok my clean day is friday morning as i dont wor that day so i would prob set it all up on wednesday so it got time for temp to rise its just a night mare my stand is custom built not very well by old owners lol and the lid is about just under my chin and im 6ft2 lol
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post #32 of 46 Old 12-09-2013, 05:04 PM
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i can reach the lid and lift it on my tank to feed the fish,but if
i want to do water change day and tidy up in there i have to stand
on the step ladder lol

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 #33 of 46 Old 12-09-2013, 05:08 PM Thread Starter
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lol thats why i want to make this little system i can reach all around mine but i end up mopping the floor with treated water every Friday it just gets messy lol. i got the fluval filter connected to a hose with a watering can head on the end to disperse the water without scaring the fish just need to get it all up and running should save me alot of time and aggro from the wife lol
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post #34 of 46 Old 12-10-2013, 05:45 AM
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i put a towel down on water change day…husband not impressed
with wet wooden floor !
some people are just not understanding J/K
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when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
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i put a towel down on water change day…husband not impressed
with wet wooden floor !
some people are just not understanding J/K
my goodness does this sound familure...I just excahnge the word "husband with wife"
willows explanation is good...Luke just think of the experience as "seeding the garden"
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post #36 of 46 Old 12-10-2013, 07:09 AM Thread Starter
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Lol thanks guys haha I got a wooden floor two hah that's why she moans at me lol. But I've order my water butt and heater now lol so hopefully it will be running for January lol. I also got a api master test kit to check my water but what should all the ppm be at to let me know I got good water? Cheers
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post #37 of 46 Old 12-10-2013, 10:04 AM
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nice numbers would be..
Ammonia 0
nitrite 0
nitrate lower than 20
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nice numbers would be..
Ammonia 0
nitrite 0
nitrate lower than 20
Ok thank you
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post #39 of 46 Old 12-11-2013, 06:27 AM Thread Starter
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Hi guys just been to mother in laws I got about 15 litres of her water and clean everything put in the water then added it to my tank lol it was well funny the angels kept going upto as it was running out my keg straight to tank and my mollies looked like they where showering in the bubbles lol. But got loads of bits floating around the tank now lol
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post #40 of 46 Old 12-11-2013, 06:28 AM Thread Starter
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My fish seem a lot more active now that's in there all moving and the sail fins look like there dancing with each other :)
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