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MrBishop 12-07-2009 07:34 PM

My Brand new 65gal
 
Hey guys, so this is my brand new tank, but it has no fish in as of yet. only been set up for a few days now so just leaving it filter and warm. CANT WAIT FOR FISH! so exited.:-D:-D:-D
Only got a few pics becasue its pretty empty at the mo.

Oh yeah... Anyone reccomend Planted plants?

Tell me what you think.;-)
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1077 12-08-2009 03:35 AM

Looks like a very nice set up. Rocks look rather precariously perched,Could maybe fall onto fish?
Do be aware that some rocks can raise the alkalintiy and ph of the water and thus limit the species of fish that woulld do well in this type water to those that thrive in hard water. (cichlids,livebearers,goldfish).
Easy way to test is to use your test kit,. API FRESHWATER MASTER KIT is used by many, and measure the pH from your tapwater after it has set in a bucket overnight. Record the results and then place some of your rock in the bucket and test again after it has set overnight. If second test with rock indicates higher pH than first test without rock, then the rock being used will raise the alkalinity and pH. Not a bad thing for many cichlids but not good for many of the fishes that need softer more acdic conditions.

Angel079 12-08-2009 09:22 AM

I'd personally test the water IN the TANK to determine what fish to get or not. Water in a bucket with 1 rock may or may not change the water in there too much - But the fair share of rocks in the tank surly will change it quite some, so that's why I'd test the tank water (after all that's the place the fish are gonna live).

1077 12-08-2009 09:43 AM

You must first know what the tapwater is with regards to ph ,for that is the water that's going to be used for water changes. If water from tap is much different than that in the tank, then with each water change,ph will fluctuate.
Rocks in a bucket of tapwater if capable of raising KH or alkalinity,, will do so quickly.

Angel079 12-08-2009 10:11 AM

Wasn't saying nothing about testing the tap was I ?

I just find it important for him to test the tank, let's say he's got different sorta rocks, takes one tests it in the bucket and its all fine (no pH swing) meanwhile he's got other rocks in the tank that will indeed raise the pH quite some - Then what!?

1077 12-08-2009 10:30 AM

Is wise to test ALL rock before placing it in the aquarium. Photos of rock in this tank appear to be same type of rock.

1077 12-08-2009 10:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Angel079 (Post 286733)
Wasn't saying nothing about testing the tap was I ?

I just find it important for him to test the tank, let's say he's got different sorta rocks, takes one tests it in the bucket and its all fine (no pH swing) meanwhile he's got other rocks in the tank that will indeed raise the pH quite some - Then what!?

No you were not saying anything about the tapwater. If my tapwater is hard and alkaline,I may or may not need rock that raises alkalinity. If my tapwater is soft and acidic,I may not want to use rock that alters the hardness depending on species of fish. Without testing tapwater,I would not know which or what was needed if anything.

Angel079 12-08-2009 11:21 AM

He's already set up the tank with bunch rocks. That's why I personally think it important he'd test the tap AND the tank before stocking.

1077 12-08-2009 11:34 AM

Finally, We can agree:lol:

Angel079 12-08-2009 11:49 AM

That's what I been trying to say all along LOL, test tank & tap....sorry if I expressed myself in a misunderstandable manner here :-)


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