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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-01-2007, 07:21 AM Thread Starter
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New tank setup

The tank did house goldfish, but unfortunately they outgrew the tank, so i rehomed them.

I'm in the process of changing the tank back to a tropical tank. Substrate changed from gravel to sand, and i must say, sand is a mongrel to wash clean *LOL*...but i think it looks good so it was worth it.

I've been purchasing live plants and its starting to come together...though slowly *L* But thats cool....i wont be stocking it fully until its properly cycled (it does have 3 small feeders to assist cycling).

I'm going to stock it with some livebearers (guppies, platys, swordtails), cory cats & bristlenoses.

Just after setup


Around 3 weeks later






I've got to pick up some fertiliser for the plants, either liquid or spikes. And i really need a better quality light.

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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-01-2007, 10:10 AM
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ooooh very nice! quite the big tank!!

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Lovely looking tank!!

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post #4 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-01-2007, 02:29 PM
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Nice!!

I would recommend power compact lighting for those plants. I can't remember the name of the one on the left of the bottom picture but I know it doesn't do great under lower lighting. You may want to pick up some Flourish Excel, too, if you can find it.

What size is the tank?




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post #5 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-01-2007, 05:50 PM Thread Starter
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Thanx

I have lighting chosen, just have to save up the pennies to get it and the correct tubes Yep we can get Flourish here....havent decided on the type or brand that i'll use as yet. Will pick something up in about a week.

The tank is 4ft....200litres

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post #6 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-03-2007, 12:58 AM
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I like it it's very pretty.


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post #8 of 25 (permalink) Old 11-17-2007, 04:28 PM Thread Starter
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Some updated pics of this tank






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Oh, looking nice! The plants are really starting to fill in .




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man that looks nice! im so impressed!

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Thats a beautiful looking tank!!!

I wanna start a freshwater tank again,but need to get a new tank first!





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post #12 of 25 (permalink) Old 12-14-2007, 06:29 PM
 
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Nice tank. I haven't had a tropical setup in a while. Looking at those picture, I just may have to do that.
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post #13 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-05-2008, 06:48 PM Thread Starter
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I just bought new tank *L*, well i put a deposit on it any way...so it wont arrive for a few weeks yet.

Its a brand new 5ft (313litres). I got it to upgrade my 4ft tank (200litres).

So all this below......(latest pic of the tank)



Will be removed and held while the changeover occurs, looking way forward to the bigger tank, but not the changeover *LOL*

While i'm awaiting the new tanks arrival, i have to get a new heater & i'm hoping to be able to pick up some new rocks for it, spotted some petrified wood at a shop the other day...looked real neat. Also on the lookout for some unusual driftwood i like.

The substrate will vary a bit too in the new one...still sand but i want to mix gravel or something in with it..

Pics to come

The 4ft will then be for sale (i'd love to keep it, but i really have nowhere to put it *L*)

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wow your tank looks great! i cant believe your gonna change it out! i think if my tanks looked that good i'd never move them but cant wait to see the new set up i bet it will look even better. i'd love to have a tank that big, but i cant even figure out where to set up our little 10gallon tanks



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post #15 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-08-2008, 07:00 PM
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Looks awesome!
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