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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-15-2012, 04:07 AM Thread Starter
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Not a brilliant pic. Tank is still quite cloudy (had a blonde moment lol. Washed a bucket of gravel, had it sitting beside a dirty bucket of gravel, you can guess which one i used!) but anyway it gives you an idea of how it looks. I'll update with another pic once its clear
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Overall though i am really pleased with how this came out

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Hmmmmm woke up this morning to very milky water and the background has a while hue over it. I've removed the water and replaced with new, will see how it goes.

If it continues i will have to empty it let it fully dry out and see if i can find some epoxy or something else to seal it will.

If not i will have to try to remove it and start again *sigh*

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I hope you don't have to start over, it looks really good.

What animals are going in it?




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Yeah me either

It will be home to a few fancy goldies

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Very cool and awesome set up, can't wait to see it getting populated.

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So i have decided to leave it be at this stage.

Since the milky water episode the water has cleared considerably. The background colour has changed though. Funny enough i dont really mind the look *L*

So i have tested again today, both the tank and a container of water (same as used in the tank) i stored on top, to make sure the background was inert and not messing with tank stats. I am very pleased to say all stats from both samples are exactly the same.

There is now a feeder fish in there, who is doing great, active and looks wonderful.

Will update as it progresses, what ever that may be

As i is just now (please ignore temp internal filters)


Thanx Wishbone I'm waiting for the canister to be running before any goldies will be added

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It looks nice! If you want to be sure there's no contamination, run a simple HOB with activated carbon and polyfilter.




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I cannot run a HOB on this tank, it is not designed to allow for it. Nor does it need it. I'm not worried about any contamination. I just wanted to be sure no lime leached out of the render. This would raise the PH. But testing has indicated this is not happening. So very pleased with that.

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Tank is now fully stocked and home to 2 red and white ryukin and 1 calico fantail.

I must say they look awesome in here!!

Canister part not here yet, so will do a few water changes through the week to help the 2 internals. I couldnt turn the ryukin down, they were marked down to 1/3rd normal price. And the are just stunning!

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The fantail is quick and i cannot get a clear individual pic of it (need better lighting)

The 2 ryukin


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That settles it I am hiring you to do my tanks LOL. Very beautiful as always.


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*L* Thank you!

I'd come help ya scape if you were closer

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