1500 liter tank

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    What is the price of a new base sheet of glass. Insurance is never meant to give you a warm fuzzy feeling.

    Later Ferdie
     
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    @ f-fish I hear you but there must be a cheaper option at that price it will cost me R1000 in plastic sheeting o_O
     
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    Ah I see the problem ..

    Typically you do not cover the entire base of the tank with the support .. but rather a good part of where you are putting the big rocks. So maybe fist source you rock, get some idea what the scape is going to look like and then get the an idea how much you really need.

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    Thanks Ferdie, just to clarify is the eggcrate to prevent pressure points ie disperse weight or to prevent sharp impacts while placing the rock? Or both?
     
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    I would lean to the first ...
    that latter is to be avoided - use towels / loads of card board in the tank if that is your concern, or better yet do the placement and bonding in such a way that no matter what your rocks are placed stable and do not lean against any of the sides.

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    @f-fish , would this work as support? 20180125_144457.jpg
     
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    Why not .. just check what type of plastic it is .. some stuff is not cool in tanks over a long time.

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    Should be fine , it's polypropylene and should be food grade as it's for children. .. guess there is only one way to find out.:eek:
     
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    Yeah give it a crack ... aahhh sorry ;)

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    Hahaha :rolleyes:
     
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    Finally got the beast in place... now for the hard work, connecting up and building cupboards..
     
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    Its looking good @RobK

    Hhaha its not just the hard work...
    Now that its in place.. every time you look at it you cant wait to see the fish in!!.. thats torture..
     
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    @MariaS , so true. Am looking at it now imaging the fish..;)
     
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    Guys ...and girls, I need some adevice, do I go with peacocks and maybe haps or mbuna. I would like to keep males and females so they can breed but have heard that peacocks can cross breed, and mbuna just get real mean.. any advice?
     
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    Closely related species of Peacocks, Haps and Mbuna will all cross breed

    I had Mbuna a few years ago.
    Really interesting. But there are aggression issues. There will always be one tank boss.
    And also, you can only introduce them all in one, maybe two batches. If you add singles, they will just get harassed and either killed, or they will hide all the time.

    A Tang Cichlid community is also worth considering. IMO they are a lot nicer than Malawis.
    @Jack Stone is the expert and would be able to advise you with what species works well together.
     
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    Hi @RobK check out this link : https://www.tropicalaquarium.co.za/threads/prof-dirk-sump-design.14726/
    There are MANY pages to read and masses of info there.
    However, if you keep reading and scrolling down you will get to a page where Prof Dirk has a diagram of ideal sump design.
    I have made many sumps for myself and friends and that design works perfectly.
    Your sump looks VERY complicated and you need to simplify it for yourself.
    Check out that link and see what you think.
     
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    @eros111 hmm I might have to make some changes...although the area vs flow should not be a problem , but the clogging could prove to be an issue.
     
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    @Reedfish , I hate you... I think I've changed my mind again.... anyone supply tang cichlids ?
     
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    Use filter socks ( the same ones for swimming pools leaf gobbler) at the outlet - catches most of the particles.
     
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    Try @Jack Stone
     

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