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Pleco James
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PostSubject: New tank :)   Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:36 am

Hi all, today we are going to maidenhead aquatics to order our new tank!
It is 6 ft and will be arriving on Thursday, i'll post some picture and keep you updated (if you want) Very Happy

James


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PostSubject: Re: New tank :)   Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:13 am

I WANT

I WANT

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PostSubject: aquariums we all should see...   Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:31 pm

should have a section for 4ft tanks and above....lol..

cant wait to see the pictures Smile

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PostSubject: Re: New tank :)   Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:55 pm

Maidenhead Aquatics have some very nice tanks and cabinets, I'm jealous lol!
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PostSubject: Re: New tank :)   Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:07 pm

Just went to collect some of the stuff, Very Happy

2 x GLO Marine - Glo lights
2 x GLO Power - Glo lights
4 x Reflectors (getting them tomorrow)
1 x GLO T5 HO light controller (getting another tomorrow)
2 x Interpet 300W Delta therm filters
1 x Aquamata EFX600 External Filter
A few bags of Unipack silica sand


I will post some pictures of the equipment in the tank tomorrow Very Happy
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PostSubject: setup for pleco's and other fish....   Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:40 pm

Pleco James wrote:
Just went to collect some of the stuff, Very Happy

2 x GLO Marine - Glo lights
2 x GLO Power - Glo lights
4 x Reflectors (getting them tomorrow)
1 x GLO T5 HO light controller (getting another tomorrow)
2 x Interpet 300W Delta therm filters
1 x Aquamata EFX600 External Filter
A few bags of Unipack silica sand


I will post some pictures of the equipment in the tank tomorrow Very Happy

this may be a little late, but I always use the silver reflective radiator shield/backing purchased from plumbing merchants or BnQ -
for reflectors as it works to retain heat in the tank can be glued and attached to the tank easily, and it also works as a brilliant reflector if positioned correctly.

Unipack silica sand my fish loved that, infact when I used to keep cory fish they were always digging it up and swimming through it Smile
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PostSubject: Re: New tank :)   Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:30 pm

Gosh that sounds fantastic. Is it your birthday? Wink
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PostSubject: Re: New tank :)   Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:25 pm

No it's not my birthday, that was in late february, but not far off lol!
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PostSubject: Re: New tank :)   Thu Mar 17, 2011 7:07 pm

Quick update, tank arrived BUT the cabinet it was supposed to be on was faulty, it had one leg too long, and this just so happened to be the middle leg, so it was even possible to turn the tank round without lifting it, and as you can tell a tank the rocks up to half an inch is more of a wave machine for the fish, so the new new tank will be arriving monday afternoon, this is extremely annoying.
A pain in the neck really but Steve, the guy we bought it from is very nice and as he is normally in the aquatics shop we normally go to he has given me £20 credit.

That is all...

James
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PostSubject: Re: New tank :)   Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:44 pm

OK so i got the new tank today, it is amazing! i have got it all up and running with the filter, heaters and air pump, i also have some rocks and bogwood in there, the lights are going to be fitted hopefully tomorrow and i will buy some extra test kits for ammonia and maybe nitrate.
Will get some pictures posted as soon possible
Other than ph, nitrites and ammonia what else should i be testing for while cycling a new tank?


Thanks

James


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PostSubject: Re: New tank :)   Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:50 pm

nitrate Smile

I also recommend you have tests for phosphate, GH and KH as these can come into play when you are looking at making your tank nice and perfect and can also give you a nice insight into the water if something starts to go belly up Sad


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PostSubject: Re: New tank :)   Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:02 am

OK, thanks Doug, i will try and see if i can get some of those tests next time i'm at the LFS

James Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: New tank :)   Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:44 pm

cheers AT LAST SOME PICTURES!! cheers
sorry i have not been able to upload any for ages, my sister is very protective of her camera lol!

Here is a comparison of the 6 foot tank and my old 2 1/2 foot tank




Here is some of the Silver Dollars a silver shark a tinfoil barb and Geophagus Jurupari Very Happy




Not complete unless a picture of the Brisltenose being introduced Smile he already loves his new home...



PS: here is a list of what fish i added and when, is it too fast? i don't want to get an ammonia or nitrite spike but so far neither is going up and i test every day.

Monday: i added 5 tetras that i bought, they weren't in the small tank and i also added a swordtail and a flying fox.
Tuesday: silver sharks, Geophagus,
Wednesday: Common pleco, Albino and normal tinfoil barbs
Today: Silver dollars and Bristlenose!

I am not going to add any more fish until the weekend.


Thanks

James



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PostSubject: Re: New tank :)   Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:28 pm

you got the tank a week ago an now its heavily stocked...IMO WAY TOO FAST!!!!!

even with all the help in the world the cycle wont be done! and i always give it at least a week before adding in more fish.

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PostSubject: Re: New tank :)   Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:02 pm

I also think it was too fast but the guy from where we bought the tank said it would be fine to start adding fish, i do test for ammonia, ph and nitrites every day and nothing has happened yet, the only problem was a nirtrite spike in the old tank scratch
I will not add any more fish until saturday and probably sunday.

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PostSubject: Re: New tank :)   Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:21 am

Pleco James wrote:
I also think it was too fast but the guy from where we bought the tank said it would be fine to start adding fish, i do test for ammonia, ph and nitrites every day and nothing has happened yet, the only problem was a nirtrite spike in the old tank scratch
I will not add any more fish until saturday and probably sunday.

James

i also think this is way too fast. don't be too quick to believe LFS advice, unfortunately more often than not they just want the sale. if you've added this many in the last week i would hold off for at LEAST another week before adding even more. if you do have an ammonia spike its your catfish that will suffer first Sad make sure you have prime available and use a lot of stability and don't feed too much. i know it's hard to be patient when it's very exciting, but trust me it pays off in the long run!
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PostSubject: Re: New tank :)   Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:44 pm

James the tank looks great but please heed the advice and wait at least a week, longer if you can, before adding anymore fish.
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