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Delapool's 150 Gallon Tank


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#261 Delapool

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 03:38 PM

That hygro looks pretty tempting.!

Always wanted to do a moss wall though (although do get a bit of flow from filters I guess).

#262 Delapool

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 04:01 PM

Tank has cleared a bit and looks ..... somewhat ..... boring lol. Still getting used to it. It's definitely simple. Needs another water change and remove more floating roots but getting there. Some anubias, lots of java fern and a clump of bolbitus - and I have to confess tank base is decently covered by plants so possibly, just maybe it was a bit jam-packed before.


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#263 Delapool

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 02:55 PM

Photos of CO2 reactors - first one has never been cleaned really. Needs a clean but still running quiet even though a bit of dirt on it. Bubbles everywhere.



The second has much lower CO2 bubble count but is not as quiet and getting clogged with roots again. Needs I think a fourth clean.



Also need to do some tank testing on ammonia but mainly been testing pool so been a little slack. But testing pool a lot as was 36C (96F) last night from solar blanket.



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#264 Delapool

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 06:32 PM

Added back in some driftwood - few small pieces. My excuse is it was for the catfish / maybe hide the CO2 reactors but all that space in tank is disconcerting...

#265 Delapool

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Posted 30 January 2018 - 06:26 PM

The bolbitis has a few black upper leaves. Planning to try turning down the LED lights and see if that helps. Ferts dosing has been pretty random as well.

#266 Delapool

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Posted 05 February 2018 - 09:17 AM

Packed up second canister filter on weekend. Only running off internal filter now plus plants. Keeping loaches, some catfish, angelfish and rams - going they survive move in a few weeks.

Filter was pretty clean but full of mud from clearing tank at Xmas. Keep meaning to get some test readings, maybe tonight.

I know the spot I think to put tank in rental but forgot to look at power points. Oh well, always the garage.

(Packed and shifted pool - popped the same rib muscle as last year. On the plus side, Bunnings Ute hire made it easy shift).

#267 Delapool

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 07:17 AM

Fish still alive so far :) The bolbitis is looking a bit dreadful now though. Away for several days so fingers crossed. The java fern as usual doesn’t seem to have a care in the world.

#268 Delapool

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 07:33 AM

Java fern getting pale leaves so high light / low ferts issue (if same as small tank). Getting pulled down in two weekends so not too bothered.

Got keys to rental and there is a power point for tank. A gas bayonet there as well which is maybe bit of a nuisance but will just bring tank out from wall a bit.

#269 Delapool

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 09:33 PM

One week to go to moving!! Pulled apart some garage shelves and dropped around to new place, along with bits of left over aquarium stuff from the garage. I promised as I was putting it in the car that I really, really would look at throwing some stuff out. The plane ornament is top of the list but the darn thing was too expensive so into the car it went (which surprised the heck out of the neighbors car settled in for a road trip).

#270 Delapool

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 10:33 PM


I think the plane is going to go :) More into driftwood at moment and a friend at work has a huge sunken ship I could grab anytime.

But took in a decent size plastic box and only managed to get in the ‘spare’ stuff from the bookcase drawers either side of tank (plus er, some ‘rainy day’ stuff on top of cupboards - explaining why I have very small 4 nets good for 2 gallon tanks only..).

Still to get onto display cabinet drawers and the cupboards which have the packed away canister filters. And I know one of those is a junk drawer which was catching unless packed away right.

Bit stumped, I think the drawers have shrunk from the hot weather to explain where all the room went.

But possibly I might on-sell the plane. Some dollars would be handy.

I need to check out road tomorrow- thought I saw a hollow tree branch which would be great driftwood.

#271 Delapool

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Posted Yesterday, 06:02 AM

Box number two. Plus some canister filters in car.

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