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Really lovely looking corner fish tank, comes with filtration system, light all built into the lid and a matching cabinet to stand it on.
All ready for cold water fish, if you want tropical they have a sale on 100w heater also on site for £20

Free pick a day delivery aswell, unfortunately only mon-fri though not weekends
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Be sure to invest in a better filter with this unless you have a minimal bio load
Is the filter not very good then? The reviews I read said that in the older models the filter wasn't good but in this updated one, they are much better
I bought an aqua one setup from Charterhouse with a similar reduction, it was a bow front nano 80 litre.

Tank 1 - brown splodges in glass
Tank 2 - chipped (underneath polystyrene packaging)
Tank 3 - mis-shapen tank

I suspect these are rejects/seconds.

Charterhouse and aqua one would happily keep sending me replacements but all the tanks were defective and I gave up in the end :/
Do you need to be a Carp-enter to assemble this?
grayslick09/01/2020 12:11

I bought an aqua one setup from Charterhouse with a similar reduction, it …I bought an aqua one setup from Charterhouse with a similar reduction, it was a bow front nano 80 litre.Tank 1 - brown splodges in glassTank 2 - chipped (underneath polystyrene packaging)Tank 3 - mis-shapen tankI suspect these are rejects/seconds.Charterhouse and aqua one would happily keep sending me replacements but all the tanks were defective and I gave up in the end :/


Charterhouse aquatics seem to have very good reviews, hopefully that was a one off that happened to you
BulldogNo109/01/2020 12:26

Do you need to be a Carp-enter to assemble this?


I don't understand - Cod you rephrase your question?
Woogass09/01/2020 11:59

Is the filter not very good then? The reviews I read said that in the …Is the filter not very good then? The reviews I read said that in the older models the filter wasn't good but in this updated one, they are much better


With filters always go bigger than you need, can never go wrong with too much filtration. You ideally want to turn your tanks water volume over around 5 times an hour. This is especially needed if you are going to have a over stocked tank.
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grayslick09/01/2020 12:11

I bought an aqua one setup from Charterhouse with a similar reduction, it …I bought an aqua one setup from Charterhouse with a similar reduction, it was a bow front nano 80 litre.Tank 1 - brown splodges in glassTank 2 - chipped (underneath polystyrene packaging)Tank 3 - mis-shapen tankI suspect these are rejects/seconds.Charterhouse and aqua one would happily keep sending me replacements but all the tanks were defective and I gave up in the end :/


Not something you want that retains 80+ litres of water. You don't want that, err, fishing all over your living room
warwick2009/01/2020 12:56

With filters always go bigger than you need, can never go wrong with too …With filters always go bigger than you need, can never go wrong with too much filtration. You ideally want to turn your tanks water volume over around 5 times an hour. This is especially needed if you are going to have a over stocked tank.


Cool thanks, would you replace that completely or just add another?
Woogass09/01/2020 13:17

Cool thanks, would you replace that completely or just add another?


Looking at the filter in the set up manual it looks overall not bad. Although it doesn’t state the powerhead (pump) lph so it’s hard to judge. Personally I would add more sponges to help keep the bio load up
Ok cool I will look at doing that, cheers I'm a novice so need all the help I can get!
BulldogNo109/01/2020 12:26

Do you need to be a Carp-enter to assemble this?


No, just e-fish-ent at d.i.y
Woogass09/01/2020 14:10

Ok cool I will look at doing that, cheers I'm a novice so need all the …Ok cool I will look at doing that, cheers I'm a novice so need all the help I can get!


Main advice I can give is to mature any filter before adding a single fish. Use something like beef heart or squeeze mature filter sponges in the water to really "dirty it". You know it's ready to add some fish when you do a water test and the ammonia and nitrite levels have dropped, which means the bacteria in the filters are dealing with it and will therefore be able to deal with any fish waste and you won't lose any fish to poor water quality.
Woogass09/01/2020 14:10

Ok cool I will look at doing that, cheers I'm a novice so need all the …Ok cool I will look at doing that, cheers I'm a novice so need all the help I can get!


I'd recommend looking up fishless cycling before getting a tank. You'll save yourself time and effort in the long run
greendayadam09/01/2020 20:49

Main advice I can give is to mature any filter before adding a single …Main advice I can give is to mature any filter before adding a single fish. Use something like beef heart or squeeze mature filter sponges in the water to really "dirty it". You know it's ready to add some fish when you do a water test and the ammonia and nitrite levels have dropped, which means the bacteria in the filters are dealing with it and will therefore be able to deal with any fish waste and you won't lose any fish to poor water quality.


Thanks for that, I have a cold water tank at the moment, do you think taking some of the water out of there and squeezing the dirty filter into the new tank would achieve this?
Curiosity10109/01/2020 20:56

I'd recommend looking up fishless cycling before getting a tank. You'll …I'd recommend looking up fishless cycling before getting a tank. You'll save yourself time and effort in the long run


Cheers, I've read so much stuff on this my head is spinning!!! I've set myself 3-4 weeks before I put any fish in whatsoever. I've ordered the pH kit to test the water, what no one actually says is if you test the water and there's a dangerous amount of ammonia or nitrates in the water, what do you actually have to do to correct that? Is there a solution to add to the water as I guess the fish would be in danger
Woogass10/01/2020 05:50

Cheers, I've read so much stuff on this my head is spinning!!! I've set …Cheers, I've read so much stuff on this my head is spinning!!! I've set myself 3-4 weeks before I put any fish in whatsoever. I've ordered the pH kit to test the water, what no one actually says is if you test the water and there's a dangerous amount of ammonia or nitrates in the water, what do you actually have to do to correct that? Is there a solution to add to the water as I guess the fish would be in danger


As a guide, even using an existing mature filter to seed my new tanks, it can take anywhere from 4-8 weeks for the new filter to fully cycle. However seeding the new filter (squeezing a mature cycled filter into the new tank), will still only work if you provide an ammonia source. Hence why I suggested looking up fishless cycling.

To correct high nitrites and ammonia the only real solution is lots and lots of water changes, however that's only required if you have fish in the tank. Like you said, nitrites and ammonia are very dangerous to fish. If you're doing a fishless cycle then in theory you'll never expose fish to high nitrites and ammonia because you'll finish cycling before adding fish.
Curiosity10110/01/2020 08:12

As a guide, even using an existing mature filter to seed my new tanks, it …As a guide, even using an existing mature filter to seed my new tanks, it can take anywhere from 4-8 weeks for the new filter to fully cycle. However seeding the new filter (squeezing a mature cycled filter into the new tank), will still only work if you provide an ammonia source. Hence why I suggested looking up fishless cycling.To correct high nitrites and ammonia the only real solution is lots and lots of water changes, however that's only required if you have fish in the tank. Like you said, nitrites and ammonia are very dangerous to fish. If you're doing a fishless cycle then in theory you'll never expose fish to high nitrites and ammonia because you'll finish cycling before adding fish.


Cool thanks, I want to get the tank to a level that it's fully suitable to fish before stocking it, I don't care how long it takes! 39639001-JgKeQ.jpg
Looking at this, where it says add ammonia or add nitrates, would that be a pet shop bought additive?
Once I've gone through the fishless cycle and got the levels right, stocked with fish, will the levels stay good on their own with the correct maintenance?
Sorry if my questions are dumb, I just want to get this right!
Thanks for your help, on the tropical fish forums I've joined everyone is so stuck up and condescending!
Remember to check nitrate levels before adding fish too as this is a killer too. All drinking water will have some nitrate between 0-20ppm I think is classed as acceptable
Woogass10/01/2020 05:50

Cheers, I've read so much stuff on this my head is spinning!!! I've set …Cheers, I've read so much stuff on this my head is spinning!!! I've set myself 3-4 weeks before I put any fish in whatsoever. I've ordered the pH kit to test the water, what no one actually says is if you test the water and there's a dangerous amount of ammonia or nitrates in the water, what do you actually have to do to correct that? Is there a solution to add to the water as I guess the fish would be in danger


You can perform a partial water change to lower levels, but you need to add declination liquid to the new water prior to it being added. You can also squeeze mature filter sponges from other tanks into the one that has "spiked". That will bring it down fairly quickly.

I believe it only took around 2 weeks to mature the three external filters I had running on a 600L tank that was about to receive Oscars and other Cichlids.
Woogass10/01/2020 08:57

Cool thanks, I want to get the tank to a level that it's fully suitable to …Cool thanks, I want to get the tank to a level that it's fully suitable to fish before stocking it, I don't care how long it takes! [Image] Looking at this, where it says add ammonia or add nitrates, would that be a pet shop bought additive? Once I've gone through the fishless cycle and got the levels right, stocked with fish, will the levels stay good on their own with the correct maintenance?Sorry if my questions are dumb, I just want to get this right! Thanks for your help, on the tropical fish forums I've joined everyone is so stuck up and condescending!


You don't add ammonia. Just weight some beef heart down and let it decompose. It will smell a bit for a couple of days, but that will release enough ammonia to begin the cycle. Worked well for me, but other will have their methods I'm sure.
Woogass10/01/2020 08:57

Cool thanks, I want to get the tank to a level that it's fully suitable to …Cool thanks, I want to get the tank to a level that it's fully suitable to fish before stocking it, I don't care how long it takes! [Image] Looking at this, where it says add ammonia or add nitrates, would that be a pet shop bought additive? Once I've gone through the fishless cycle and got the levels right, stocked with fish, will the levels stay good on their own with the correct maintenance?Sorry if my questions are dumb, I just want to get this right! Thanks for your help, on the tropical fish forums I've joined everyone is so stuck up and condescending!


That flow chart looks ideal! nice find

It's only ammonia you add, not nitrates. Nitrates are the end product of the nitrogen cycle. In terms of where to get it from some fish shops might sell it but personally I would just buy pure household ammonia. You can usually buy it from small hardware stores, amazon etc. You just need to make sure it only lists ammonia and water on the ingredients list, no perfumes etc.

Be careful if you do go to a fish shop and mention fishless cycling. Over the years I've had some very fun interactions with store workers.
'Adding ammonia to a tank! That's really dangerous, you shouldn't do that'
'Don't add ammonia, add some fish food or a prawn and let it rot, that's a much better way of doing it' -> Strictly speaking this would work but then you've got much less idea of exactly how much ammonia your filter is able to process so you could still potentially end up with ammonia and nitrite spikes when you eventually add fish.
'You don't need to do that, you just need to leave the tank with water for *insert generic amount of time here* and then you can add fish'
'You just need to squeeze a filter into the tank and wait for *insert generic amount of time here* and then you can add fish'

They often also try and sell you a 'filter start' which is supposedly a bottle of bacteria (the same as you'd get from squeezing a mature filter in the new tank). There's mixed research on this an alot of the research points to it being the wrong species of bacteria so I've always steered well clear of them. Plus you'd still need to cycle the tank just like if you seed with a mature filter.
Great info guys!!! Thanks very much, I'm sure I'll be referring back to this often!
Don't spend 20quid on a 100w heater. I get mine from eBay China for £5 for a 200w and it's good. 3-4 weeks wait but that's fine if u need to cycle.
MOJOoo710/01/2020 20:25

Don't spend 20quid on a 100w heater. I get mine from eBay China for £5 for …Don't spend 20quid on a 100w heater. I get mine from eBay China for £5 for a 200w and it's good. 3-4 weeks wait but that's fine if u need to cycle.


Although you don't need a heater to cycle the tank, having one prior to cycling will speed up the process, as it speeds up the growth of bacteria within the filter medium
I used pure ammonia in my 90 litre tank worked a treat.Buy your own water testing kit to check the levels.Bought the ammonia from either homebase or asda.
Cool cheers, I haven't bought a heater yet so will certainly looked into the Chinese option!

Anyone kept red belly piranha? I quite fancy them but the downside of not being able to have different colours of fish etc puts me off
Woogass11/01/2020 14:04

Cool cheers, I haven't bought a heater yet so will certainly looked into …Cool cheers, I haven't bought a heater yet so will certainly looked into the Chinese option!Anyone kept red belly piranha? I quite fancy them but the downside of not being able to have different colours of fish etc puts me off


I haven't kept them myself but I know a lot of people who have. They're quite large and dirty fish from what I can gather, and surprisingly quiet / nervous in temperament but plenty of people seem to enjoy keeping them.

I'd recommend looking for some fish groups on facebook or similar? Then you'll be able to get lots of opinions Also there's a good fish forum I used to use a lot, fishforums.net/
Curiosity10111/01/2020 16:13

I haven't kept them myself but I know a lot of people who have. They're …I haven't kept them myself but I know a lot of people who have. They're quite large and dirty fish from what I can gather, and surprisingly quiet / nervous in temperament but plenty of people seem to enjoy keeping them.I'd recommend looking for some fish groups on facebook or similar? Then you'll be able to get lots of opinions Also there's a good fish forum I used to use a lot, https://www.fishforums.net/


Cheers I'll try that one, the forum I went on, the people weren't too friendly!
Woogass11/01/2020 14:04

Cool cheers, I haven't bought a heater yet so will certainly looked into …Cool cheers, I haven't bought a heater yet so will certainly looked into the Chinese option!Anyone kept red belly piranha? I quite fancy them but the downside of not being able to have different colours of fish etc puts me off


They require around an 800L tank for a group of them and some large external filters, because as other have said, being carnivorous, they tend to produce more waste than most fish.

They grown quite large and live up to 15 years, so unless you are serious, rehoming can be an issue in the future if you decide you want a change or they are outgrowing the tank.
greendayadam11/01/2020 17:54

They require around an 800L tank for a group of them and some large …They require around an 800L tank for a group of them and some large external filters, because as other have said, being carnivorous, they tend to produce more waste than most fish.They grown quite large and live up to 15 years, so unless you are serious, rehoming can be an issue in the future if you decide you want a change or they are outgrowing the tank.


Thanks for that info, I think that rules them out. I'm going to start sensible and have smaller more colourful fish and concentrate on keeping a tank clean and running well. Then in 12-18 months look at a larger tank maybe
Woogass11/01/2020 18:02

Thanks for that info, I think that rules them out. I'm going to start …Thanks for that info, I think that rules them out. I'm going to start sensible and have smaller more colourful fish and concentrate on keeping a tank clean and running well. Then in 12-18 months look at a larger tank maybe


I started with a community tank. It was the easiest to care for, but being a novice when I first started fish keeping, I added what I thought was a harmless small catfish - which ended up eating a lot of the smaller fish that sleep on the bottom of the tank. Lesson learned the hard way that time...

My favourite tropical fish I've kept are clown loaches and a large fire eel - but both being scaleless, they are more susceptible to poor water quality and both require sand instead of gravel, which again can result in more water issues. But it is all a fun learning experience and a great challenge
greendayadam11/01/2020 18:20

I started with a community tank. It was the easiest to care for, but being …I started with a community tank. It was the easiest to care for, but being a novice when I first started fish keeping, I added what I thought was a harmless small catfish - which ended up eating a lot of the smaller fish that sleep on the bottom of the tank. Lesson learned the hard way that time...My favourite tropical fish I've kept are clown loaches and a large fire eel - but both being scaleless, they are more susceptible to poor water quality and both require sand instead of gravel, which again can result in more water issues. But it is all a fun learning experience and a great challenge


Yeah I'm really looking forward to it, Have you had a blue dolphin morii? I like the look of these and once my tank is up and settled, I might get one as a start.

Going to get the heater today, I was tempted to get one of the hyggen Led ones on Amazon but the reviews say they can be unstable so think in just going to get a Tetra one
No, but I have kept South American cichlids called synspilum that are similar in size and tempriment. You will need to only have Malawi cichlids if you go for Blue Dolphins, because of the alkaline water they live in and also their more aggressive tempriment which most African fish display.

Lots of great fish in this category for an interesting tank setup.

I'd also buy a very robust heater, as this type of fish are called tank busters for a reason
Edited by: "greendayadam" 12th Jan
greendayadam12/01/2020 09:28

No, but I have kept South American cichlids called synspilum that are …No, but I have kept South American cichlids called synspilum that are similar in size and tempriment. You will need to only have Malawi cichlids if you go for Blue Dolphins, because of the alkaline water they live in and also their more aggressive tempriment which most African fish display.Lots of great fish in this category for an interesting tank setup.I'd also buy a very robust heater, as this type of fish are called tank busters for a reason


Haha thanks i will, cheers for all this, far better to get information from someone rather than what the books tell you
greendayadam12/01/2020 09:28

No, but I have kept South American cichlids called synspilum that are …No, but I have kept South American cichlids called synspilum that are similar in size and tempriment. You will need to only have Malawi cichlids if you go for Blue Dolphins, because of the alkaline water they live in and also their more aggressive tempriment which most African fish display.Lots of great fish in this category for an interesting tank setup.I'd also buy a very robust heater, as this type of fish are called tank busters for a reason


I bought a heater today. 39658365-uiXIM.jpg
Made sure it had the protective cover over it. Got the bomb aswell to help the cycle along
Woogass12/01/2020 16:13

I bought a heater today. [Image] Made sure it had the protective cover …I bought a heater today. [Image] Made sure it had the protective cover over it. Got the bomb aswell to help the cycle along


That's a very good heater. Looks like you're all set to start cycling your filters now.
greendayadam12/01/2020 16:48

That's a very good heater. Looks like you're all set to start cycling your …That's a very good heater. Looks like you're all set to start cycling your filters now.


Yeah, looking forward to it now! Thanks
Woogass12/01/2020 18:44

Yeah, looking forward to it now! Thanks


It’s good fun!
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