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 My setup.... So far...

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Chaase
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PostSubject: My setup.... So far...   Thu May 10, 2012 10:20 pm



so what do ya think?

I have bristlenoses - 2 males (1 common & 1 albino) and 3 females (2 common & 1 albino..)

4x14x20
185ltrs
1000lph external canister
550lph internal filter
3ft bubble stone
3medium/large driftwood
dozen fake plants
3 caves (2 coming)
3ft uvb10 overhead light - was used for my turtle until he sadly passed Sad
2x300w heaters - 26c


Do I need to add anything???


I also have a grow out tank that has 6 juvies in it at the moment with my guppys... 30x14x20
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PostSubject: Re: My setup.... So far...   Fri May 11, 2012 8:00 am

Nice clean setup, I was wondering do you need 2 x 300 watts heaters? One should be sufficient to get to 26C.
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PostSubject: Re: My setup.... So far...   Fri May 11, 2012 11:39 pm

I did have one & i think it is on its way out as it was set to 27 & would only heat to 23

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PostSubject: Re: My setup.... So far...   Fri May 11, 2012 11:39 pm

Looks nice Nice one
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PostSubject: Re: My setup.... So far...   Sat May 12, 2012 7:28 am

Great tank setup. Any pics since it cleared up?

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PostSubject: Re: My setup.... So far...   Sat May 12, 2012 9:45 pm

with a tank tat size i'd use 2 heaters and set one slightly lower
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PostSubject: Re: My setup.... So far...   Thu May 17, 2012 11:09 am

Very nice mate, agree that the heaters might be a bit of overkill, but then again, they just won't be on for very long Wink

Better to have two so if one fails there's a backup,that's what I reckon.

Mind you I have 2 200W heaters on my 300 Litre tank Smile

Are you planning on leaving the babies in there when they breed?
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PostSubject: Re: My setup.... So far...   Thu May 17, 2012 1:24 pm

Nice one Cass!! I agree with you on the heaters. I have 2 300w heaters in my 4fter, one set to 26, the other set to 23. that way if either goes i will know before there is a disaster and it doesnt take too long for the water to warm up after a change Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: My setup.... So far...   Thu May 17, 2012 10:56 pm

Thanks Peeps!

Unfortunately I lost my female albino last night Sad Not sure why (egg bound maybe?) but the tank is getting a good clean out today.

Right next to this monster tank I have a 2.5ftx14x20 that has had breeding guppies in it for the last 6 months, this is slowly being reduced so i can use it as a grow out tank Wink It will be stripped back to basics (thin layer of gravel & 1/2 doz pieces of wood) as soon as any fry emerge from the caves.


No new pics yet but I will add some more when i am finished the big clean Wink I honestly didnt realise how messy these guys would be! (next time i will believe you lot :P)

I am thinking of hooking up an undergravel filter to help suck the crap through into the big filter... Thoughts?
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