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Tank update

Post by Alasse on Thu Aug 23, 2012 3:28 am

I hope to have 3x 4ft tanks arriving this weekend. They are on a 3 tired stand.

Once they arrive the reshuffling starts. I am pulling down my 4ft planted tank, it will be changing over to oranda goldfish. It also needs to be moved to another location in the house, as does the 5ft (it is staying as a goldy tank). So fish will be temp housing for a bit while their permanat homes get redone (i am removing the backing black plastic and painting the actual backs and sides of all the tanks, tired of water getting between the plastic and the glass).
The peps are moving to one of the 4fts, as will the cherry shrimp. Middle 4ft will house the community fish from the old planted 4ft. Other tanks no firm ideas yet


Will be replacing all sand in the tanks with PFS
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Post by Flute on Sat Aug 25, 2012 9:08 pm

Sounds like a lot of hard work! But knowing what you're tanks look like, the tiered stand is going to look incredible!

Looking forward to seeing photos!

Just out of curiosity, the cherry tank, are they the sole occupants of the tank? My OH is always going on about how he'd like a big tank stocked with just shrimp, and I was just wondering what it's like?
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Post by Alasse on Sun Aug 26, 2012 1:16 am

Yeah it will be a juggle of work, but hopefully they come up ok at the end!

The cherry tank is cherries only.......tis a bit feral at present due to plants filling the tank completely, and me leaving it alone. But when cared for, plants trimmed etc, it looked great. Once shrimp numbers build up, seeing plants with red all over em is pretty cool
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Post by Alasse on Thu Sep 06, 2012 12:40 pm

Sooooooooooo The tanks arrive tomorrow (confirmed!) and i am soooo not ready lol

But i will prevail.....major overhaul time is a coming!

In the fish and tank shuffle around, all tanks will be having the backing removed and the back and sides painted. Annoys me when stuff gets between the plastic and the glass.
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Post by Star on Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:04 pm

I shall look forward to pics of the new set ups Smile

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Post by Flute on Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:09 pm

Good luck with everything! Looking forward to photos Very Happy
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Post by Alasse on Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:35 am

Snapped a quick pic of it



The ends will have false sides put into the stand (so i can pull off and access if needed) to keep it looking tidy. The stand also has a single 4ft light above each tank which is a bonus. They cut all new lids for it too, unexpected but nice of them indeed
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Post by Flute on Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:36 pm

Wow, very nice! It's going to look fantastic once you have them filled, planted, etc.
Feeling very envious Wink
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Post by Alasse on Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:43 pm

Thanx Flute.

I'm really impressed with them. Wish i could get the other 2 as well, but that would be pushing my tolerant hubby just a tad too far me thinks lmao
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Post by Star on Sat Sep 08, 2012 12:03 pm

oh wow x 2 Smile

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Post by Alasse on Sun Sep 09, 2012 3:35 pm

Thanks

an update: After moving a 4ft light over onto one of these tanks (one will be planted) i've just found outthe tanks arent 4ft.....they are actually 4.5ft....they are 63Gal tank...wow, thats a suprise!
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Post by Star on Tue Sep 11, 2012 10:34 pm

Thats the kind of surprise I like lol

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Post by Alasse on Sun Sep 16, 2012 4:56 am

Finally getting around to painting the back and sides....blah to that job i say!!

another couple of hours or so and i can do another coat......and it better not take too many coats to finish lol
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Post by Star on Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:36 am

I have never painted the backs of my tanks, spent 3 days getting paint off one I bought lol

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Post by Alasse on Mon Sep 17, 2012 12:47 pm

I prefer the painted look, much neater and nothing can get between it and the tank *L* I will be doing all of mine as they are moved

Its easy to get off if i wanted to, but i cant forsee me needing to do that
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Post by Star on Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:57 am

Are they done yet??? *taps foot impatiently* lol

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Post by Alasse on Sun Sep 23, 2012 12:06 pm

Nope and on hold for a bit *LOL*

They need to move again....but tis cool, this will give me time to collect all the goodies needed to set the tanks up properly
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