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#21 chocky

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Posted 30 August 2015 - 06:45 PM

Finally attached the lights and popped some fish in.

The bigger fish are looking cramped hence the plan to swap out one row with a 6ft lol

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#22 dicky7

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Posted 30 August 2015 - 10:14 PM

Looking good



#23 sandgroper

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Posted 31 August 2015 - 12:05 AM

What's under the tanks, i hope it's not just foam. You should always put a sheet of board under the tanks with foam on top, this helps to support the glass and distribute the weight.



#24 chocky

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Posted 31 August 2015 - 12:21 AM

What's under the tanks, i hope it's not just foam. You should always put a sheet of board under the tanks with foam on top, this helps to support the glass and distribute the weight.

Yupp there's marine ply under each tank and at the top too
The lights are attached to the boards underneath :)

Edit: I thought glass tanks were fine actually as long as they supported along the edges
Acrylic tanks need support under the whole thing.

Edited by chocky, 31 August 2015 - 12:22 AM.


#25 Mattia

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Posted 31 August 2015 - 08:43 AM

Edit: I thought glass tanks were fine actually as long as they supported along the edges Acrylic tanks need support under the whole thing.

<br /><br />That's correct

#26 Leichardti

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Posted 31 August 2015 - 11:04 AM

Those fatty little goldfish are so cute! Looks awesome, gotta be happy with that

#27 chocky

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Posted 31 August 2015 - 12:31 PM

Those fatty little goldfish are so cute! Looks awesome, gotta be happy with that

 

haha thanks! 

i think they are confused though cos its been a while since they've been in a clear tank! but i'm definitely enjoying seeing them from the side more than i did from the top :)



#28 chocky

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Posted 29 October 2015 - 10:45 AM

I need to upgrade my air pump.

Just wondering if anyone has got one of these? 

http://www.thetechde...mp_p/qhu101.htm

 

i've been taking each tank down , removing the partition and resealing them. In the end i'll have 4x 3ft tanks (for the goldfish) and 2x divided 3ft tanks (for the guppies) 

Would this size air pump be enough?



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Posted 08 November 2015 - 01:31 PM

that is one of the cleanest breeding setups ive seen. Nice work!



#30 MrLeifBeaver

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Posted 11 November 2015 - 01:11 PM

Great setup! I hope when you thank people. You say Ranchu.



#31 chocky

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Posted 14 December 2015 - 08:12 PM

managed to snap this photo on my phone so thought I'd share! :)

2 ryukins I got from Vebas a month or two ago. they have proven to be nice robust fishies are growing everyday. thanks vebas :)

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algae ...algae err-where... but the fish like it so can't complain.. (my other half does though) :P

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#32 Buccal

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Posted 14 December 2015 - 08:19 PM

The one in the first pic on the left looks great with patterning.

#33 MrLeifBeaver

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Posted 18 December 2015 - 03:27 PM

He/It looks like he has clown paint on and big sad lips. He's cool.



#34 chocky

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Posted 26 January 2016 - 10:58 AM

I picked up my first ever discus fish yesterday! yay!

they seem to have settled in OK. I have 4 in a 200 litre tank. it's currently bare bottom with just a pot of vallis I got from Jim a while ago. I gave them a light feeding and they happily ate.

the plan is to have them in here til I get a nice display tank for inside the house. I already had a spot in the house for it... just waiting for the right time. haha it will be before it gets too cold. Right now just making use of our warm weather as much as possible. :)


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very annoyed that I couldn't fit the HOB filter at the back of the tank.... such an eye sore. :(

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this guy was a bit beat up (I was told he was picked on). but he also seems to be the most confident and inquisitive :)

anyway will take photos at night with the light on. they seem to look better. but was just super excited to share.

very different to what I'm use to (my fat fancy goldfish wiggling their butts constantly) but I'm enjoying watching them glide gracefully. lol

#35 chocky

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Posted 29 January 2016 - 10:01 AM

here are some photos from last night after a 50% WC
I also added a peppy and my random panda Cory
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#36 sandgroper

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Posted 29 January 2016 - 10:34 AM

Hey  Chocky is the HOB the largest one, you can modify it slightly to fit over a larger lip. Whats the size of the lip? from the very outside of the tank to the inside edge of the lip. I can then check with mine to see if it's possible as mine was a maximum tight fit. You might also want to look at getting better media as you only have a very small amount and your relying on the one filter. (tank could easily crash if you upset the bacteria to much with cleaning).

 

 

                                           p.s Fish look nice by the way, good luck with them.


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#37 chocky

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Posted 29 January 2016 - 11:26 AM

Hey  Cocky is the HOB the largest one, you can modify it slightly to fit over a larger lip. Whats the size of the lip? from the very outside of the tank to the inside edge of the lip. I can then check with mine to see if it's possible as mine was a maximum tight fit. You might also want to look at getting better media as you only have a very small amount and your relying on the one filter. (tank could easily crash if you upset the bacteria to much with cleaning).

 

 

                                           p.s Fish look nice by the way, good luck with them.

 

Thanks Sandgroper :)

I think its the Aquaclear...70? Second largest one. 

It wasnt the lip thats the problem. i couldn't get it to fit between the tank and the shelf above it :( lol 

I will eventually put an extra big sponge filter in there too. Just still need to replace my current air pump cos it's not quite strong enough to pump air to all my tanks. 

 

I'm also gonna try my luck with the raffle at the next PCS Auction.. hehe :)



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Posted 30 January 2016 - 01:13 PM

I've got a few larger air pumps sitting around. I can bring to auction if you're interested?

#39 chocky

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Posted 30 January 2016 - 02:35 PM

I've got a few larger air pumps sitting around. I can bring to auction if you're interested?

oh cool - Yeah that would be awesome :) pm me what model they are and how much you're after if you like :)

thanks!

#40 chocky

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Posted 26 June 2016 - 11:29 AM

My red caps from Aqotix has just started to show some colour. :)

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