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    My new completed fishtank :)

    Well our upgrade tank is finished. Hubs filmed it so thought i would show you guys and gals...

    Fish are so relaxing to watch.
    Hope you like our new tank, its very big but worth every penny..

    Enjoy

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    thats really nice, how much did the whole setup cost

    is it tropical or marine ? x

    Original Poster

    Its Tropical, were going to go marine after a few more years experience..

    The whole set up cost approx £500 quid, ( we only went in to buy a siamese fighter and came home with that! ) loll

    very nice! are they real plants? im scared of putting real plants in mine because of snails. another question how do you prevent/get rid of the green stuff and also some days my water looks cloudy, how can i stop that? thanks, oh i rated your vid btw!

    Original Poster

    Yeah they are real plants, they were purchased online called plantsalive.co.uk
    For snails you can get fish that eat snails which are loach or something like that or snail control treatment.
    The green algae -- get yaself a water testing kit and do frequent water changes... also we use magnetic algae scrapers to scrape off the algae on the actual tank.

    Is the cloud your on about white cloud or greenish?

    Original Poster

    just trying to add some music to the you tube clip hahaha

    Banned

    LOOOOOOOOOL was expecting one of those scary screaming faces to pop up!

    Original Poster

    bykergrove;6512013

    LOOOOOOOOOL was expecting one of those scary screaming faces to pop up!



    lmaooooooo im not that mean!!

    pcnutta;6511998

    Yeah they are real plants, they were purchased online called … Yeah they are real plants, they were purchased online called plantsalive.co.ukFor snails you can get fish that eat snails which are loach or something like that or snail control treatment.The green algae -- get yaself a water testing kit and do frequent water changes... also we use magnetic algae scrapers to scrape off the algae on the actual tank.Is the cloud your on about white cloud or greenish?



    its more like white cloud mostly but now you mention it the bubbles have a greeny tint although the water looks clear today. i have a big rock in there too thats gone green and i cant get it clean, is there special stuff to clean algae?

    Original Poster

    Do a 25% water change, then get a phosphate testing kit.

    That should sort it out for you

    xxx

    pcnutta;6512056

    Do a 25% water change, then get a phosphate testing kit.That should sort … Do a 25% water change, then get a phosphate testing kit.That should sort it out for you :)xxx



    i will get one and do it tomorrow. thanks for your help. rep added:thumbsup::thumbsup:

    what's community fish? lol
    friendly non-asbo fish?

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    kippy;6512075

    what's community fish? lol friendly non-asbo fish?



    LMAOOOOOOO

    yeahh they dont mind hanging out with other fish.... loll

    http://www.aquarticles.com/images/Fish%20Stores%20Canada/Noahs/p-12%20Mixed%20fish.jpg
    let me guess, board of trustees' names on the glass?

    Banned

    Looks great :thumbsup:

    i want another tank now
    I use to have a huge 400 litre tank with 2 red tiger oscars, 1 albino oscar and a pleco about a ft long
    The fish were massive all bigger than my hand
    We had to get rid of it all when we moved as we didnt have room
    The tank and set up cost a fortune but we gave it away in the end

    now got a smaller tank with 3 terrapins in

    Looks nice!!

    How long have you had it set up now??

    I've got a pure Guppie tank with some fry, not am tempted to add some more stock!

    Original Poster

    cw9652;6512192

    Looks nice!!How long have you had it set up now??I've got a pure Guppie … Looks nice!!How long have you had it set up now??I've got a pure Guppie tank with some fry, not am tempted to add some more stock!




    we used water from the old tank and filter stuff to keep the bacteria etcc
    topped up with fresh water and let the pump/filter do its job for few weeks.( we had our origional fish in though) we introduced the new fish every few weeks, giving time for levels etc.
    Its about 8 weeksish old the tank is now..

    pcnutta;6512332

    we used water from the old tank and filter stuff to keep the bacteria … we used water from the old tank and filter stuff to keep the bacteria etcctopped up with fresh water and let the pump/filter do its job for few weeks.( we had our origional fish in though) we introduced the new fish every few weeks, giving time for levels etc.Its about 8 weeksish old the tank is now..



    You know your stuff!!!

    About 12 years ago, I started on tropical, and a few months in, decided to get some Angel fish.

    I cycled to the local shop, (20 mins away) and got 5. It was winter. (Cold)

    When I got them home, they were all on their side, and the water was cold!!

    Left the bag in the tank for a few hours and they all were fine for years after that!

    Beautiful set up well done.

    [quote=pcnutta;6511998]Yeah they are real plants, they were purchased online called plantsalive.co.uk
    For snails you can get fish that eat snails which are loach or something like that or snail control treatment.

    Yeah they are called Clown Loaches - Very good to control snails etc but make sure you dont have any shrimp etc that you want to keep ;-)

    Jez15;6512822

    [quote=pcnutta;6511998]Yeah they are real plants, they were purchased … [quote=pcnutta;6511998]Yeah they are real plants, they were purchased online called plantsalive.co.ukFor snails you can get fish that eat snails which are loach or something like that or snail control treatment.Yeah they are called Clown Loaches - Very good to control snails etc but make sure you dont have any shrimp etc that you want to keep ;-)




    OP tank is WAYYYY to small though for Clowns - they grow to 13"

    Also, do I spot Neon Tetra's in the tank as well ? You do know that your Angel will eat them in a couple of months time ?

    gemmar26;6511959

    very nice! are they real plants? im scared of putting real plants in mine … very nice! are they real plants? im scared of putting real plants in mine because of snails. another question how do you prevent/get rid of the green stuff and also some days my water looks cloudy, how can i stop that? thanks, oh i rated your vid btw!




    Coudy water is normally associated with a bacterial boom.

    Have you cycled your tank ? If so, how often do you do a water change (use declhorinator ?) & do you wash your filter media in tap water or old tank water ?

    Sorry for the q's, but we may get to the problem quicker :thumbsup:

    [quote=ChrisUK;6512913][quote=Jez15;6512822]


    OP tank is WAYYYY to small though for Clowns - they grow to 13"

    Although it was Gemmar26 that the Clown Loach information was for and not the Ops, we have a couple of clown loaches which we have had for about 4 years and rate them very highly - great characters as well but yes I agree they can grow pretty large - they mix very well with my huge pair of upside fish

    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=3]Possibly the best and most favoured method to remove snails in larger groups is tempt them with food. After the lights go off for the night and the tank is dark, place a jam jar on the substrate at the bottom of the tank with a piece of lettuce or cucumber in the jar and leave for a couple of hours or overnight. When you come back there will probably be several snails attached to the food in the jar. Remove the jar with the snails and throw away. Repeat over a couple of nights and remove whatever snails you see and you cannot go far wrong. You can similarly use spinach, scallions (green onions) or other fresh vegetables to do this and it is useful to anchor the vegetables to the bottom of the tank using, for example, a lead weight

    Taken from a Tropical Website
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    Yep - lettuce or cucumber works well

    (I do have 6 Clown Loaches though & no snails.....)

    Well smart i want one :x

    waterloo;6513413

    Well smart i want one :x



    I'd recommend buying EVERYTHING 2nd hand (apart from the fish !) - people give up this hobby all the time, and there are some bargains to be had.

    I got a nice 4ft tank last year with all pumps, filters, lights etc for just over £200 from eBay

    Got a few pics of mine from a few months back, I'll try find em

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    Need to get rid of a few Angels now though, they are fully grown & I have 3 breeding pairs (nightmare !!).

    The local fish shop offered me £2.50 each for them (they sell the small ones for £10 each, breeding pairs are around £40 on eBay) - might sell them on here if people are interested in fish, didnt know there were so many

    If anyone is genuinely interested (pick up only, I wont post fish), let me know & I'll post up in the FS section as per site rules !!


    PCnutta - your tank is looking good by the way, have you had any plant issues yet ? I'm not the best at keeping plants as my tank lacks CO2

    Was looking to get a good kit (DIY one's will not produce enough for my tank), but there expensive !!!!

    Original Poster

    I was going to say they look lovely size..
    I remember when we first started about 2yrs ago it was you chris who gave us sound advice...

    Just shown hubs your tank pics. loving your slate cave. Our loach has taken refuge under ours...

    lol I agree with what you said, people fork out loads setting up this and the novelty wears off.. no chance of this, lol Hubs is a now a fish freak! Joined fish forums, even looked into getting a job in a large fish store!!



    Plants --- we had to take one plant out, the twisted vallis wasnt good quality either.
    Its coming back though.

    Our Co2 fermentor isnt the best, we need to get a bigger one..


    [url]www.ukaps.org[/url] this site is good and has some good tips on plants

    Original Poster

    if u go to practical fishkeeping and click on articles there is a method which works out your actual Co2 level .

    Made all the slate stuff myelf with big pieces of slate from the garden centre & some aquarium safe silicone

    I'll have a little look through that site today, thanks - I have sorted out my lighting & ferts, but the plants havent got enough CO2, so the algae is taking over..........

    Glad I helped you out & your enjoying your hobby !!!

    If anyone is interested in joining a forum though, the best by a mile is:

    tropicalfish.site5.com/tfc/

    Original Poster

    I will tell hubs about that site, i dont know if hes on that one Cheers.

    I want a fish tank but don't want the hassle of cleaning or looking after it so i guess that counts me out gutted I'm so lazy.

    theplantedtank.co.uk/alg…htm

    Looks like I have Black Brush & Green dust algae - both associated with low levels of CO2.....
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