The 5ft arrives next weekend...Woohooooo. I ended up with a slightly larger 5ft tank, it holds around 425litres/112gal. This one only cost me $20 more than the one i had ordered, gotta love a bargain. The original was 18" wide and the one i am now getting is 2ft wide. Gives me a bit more room for aquascaping.
Most of the fish from the 4ft have been moved out (into my 2ft tank), still got a couple to catch, quick little beggers they are *L*
I've got a new piece of driftwood soaking (1.2metres long) to try to get as much tannins out as possible before it goes into the new tank.
Friday night, i'll prepare the gravel and aquasoil
I'll be up very early Saturday morning removing plants from the 4ft and storing them in a plastic bin, along with the filter. The Val and elodea will probably be trashed and new plants bought. The pieces of wood with plants attached will have to go into my new pond, if i cant pull the plants off that is, until the changeover is done. I'm hoping they will come off easily as the wood really needs scrubbing to remove some black beard algae. Hope to catch any remaining fish (including fry) during this removal stage. Its gonna be a BIG job.
My purse just wont stretch to buying enough plants to fill it up straight away *L*, so it will be a slow process to get it where i finally want it.
Eventually down the track, i'm hoping to get a cannister filter and T5 lighting for it, but for those i'll need to save for a bit *L*
Pics will come as it progresses
Dog~ Nika (f)
Cats~Scamp (m) & Simvar (m)
Fish~Tropicals & Goldies
RIP Scooby doo & Louise