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#381 Delapool

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 07:43 PM

Ugh, as per last time the light transformer fell off back of tank.

Cleaned canister, pulled out plants (trimmed ferns right back and wood, got most gravel out in bucket.

Just waiting for it to drain, then scrape out rest of gravel to clean tomorrow. Refill and put plants back in.

Will run with internal filter only.

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Posted 18 February 2019 - 07:21 AM

Tank looks a bit cloudy still - not sure if just clay. Will dose some prime tonight (thought of doing a test but it’s packed in a box somewhere lol).

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Posted 04 March 2019 - 04:59 AM

Tank seems to be going with no leaks (yet to fill all the way). It’s about a foot out from wall as need to paint wall at some stage - but to get going for the moment!

Added aquarium soil pellets, ada power one sand (mainly pumice) and gravel from before (could of skipped that maybe but oh well).

Tank seems to be clearing amazingly fast. Think I’ll add the wood and plants sitting in buckets tomorrow and that will do for moment. Next weekend get the canister filter and maybe CO2 going again. Maybe, settled into new house but usual tonne of work to do.

Water change tomorrow while I lay a few pavers for air cons going in Wednesday.

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Posted 04 March 2019 - 07:02 AM

Geez, substrate can be expensive. I added a 18l bag of soil pellets ($70 from selling plants), plus gifted a 18l bag of ADA ($230!!! gift https://www.thetechd...s_p/104-013.htm ).

Lastly I added 18l of leftover gravel (could of skipped that maybe but like colour better).

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Posted 04 March 2019 - 07:08 AM

Sadly lost quite a few fish - pretty much killed me getting inside the house sorted and I think the weather was too hot for them in buckets.

Eventually I’ll shift tank back against wall but thinking of getting some screens to put either side to hide stuff. Also has large window on right side so thinking I can block the sun as well. Lots to do :)

Oh yeah - I learnt that I can’t slide the tank on Lino like on tiles....

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Posted 04 March 2019 - 09:45 PM

Plants in - bit more action.

Between stretching into tank and laying pavers for air-con, done stuffed a muscle in my back so nothing further. Need some more plants up back right of tank but left room for CO2 and filters.

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Posted 08 March 2019 - 11:42 AM

Hope to add CO2 and canister filter this weekend. Also fill tank to top and hope nothing goes wrong... I think the tie-down straps popped nails out slightly on one corner of stand but put them back in and seems solid still.

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Posted 10 March 2019 - 09:24 AM

Setting up large canister and tank fill to top. See how it goes ....

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Posted 10 March 2019 - 12:09 PM

No leaks! Took the filter wool out of canister so apart from fine sponge should just be a place for bacteria to live. Setting up CO2 roughly. Then sort out electrical cords tonight but should be a breeze with foot gap between tank and wall. Kind of idly wondered if it would be quicker to paint wall or tape tank background.




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