Little Big Tank

Discussion in 'General Fish Discussions' started by Dale Honeyman, Oct 19, 2019.

  1. Dale Honeyman

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    I finally set up my tank after a month or 2 of waiting for it to be ready. No fish yet but they will be coming soonwater must still clear as well
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    Hi @Dale Honeyman

    Welcome to the forum
    Tank looks very nice, stunning piece of wood

    What are your plans for fish?
     
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    Hi @Dale Honeyman nice! Yes what are your plans for fish? Tank size, filtration etc. it looks quite large!
     
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    Aaah THAT Dale :lol:
    Blonde moment :)
     
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    Dale Honeyman

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    Yes I got the spiderwood from RBM aquatics which allowed me to unpack all of their wood pieces in order to find the perfect pieces for my tank!
    Tank size is 300L and the sump that is attached to the side is around about 50ish litres or so...i am yet to actually measure it.

    I will start my fish off with getting a range of Tetras and then some sterbai Cory's. I also really want some glass cats but they will come a bit later and eventually I will try and get some discus in there!!
     
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    Dale Honeyman

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    Yes I have and I had a lot of fun!
     
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    Fantastic! Wonderful to have a blank canvass :) keep the updates coming.
    How are those ginormous tweezers working?
     
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    Dale Honeyman

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    I was super clumsy with them at first but now that I'm used to them they work like a bomb! Barely disturbs my capping layer and I can get the roots down nicely
     
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    Really great pieces of wood and layout. Nice project!
     
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    A bit of glare on the tank but the water is a bit murky from new filter media, I did rinse it and everything but it still had some murk to give off:( but I got 3 cardinal tetras in the tank now and I impulse bought 2 beautiful angel fish! Coz who doesn't like a pretty angel fish:):tt2:15715751840267531561032637209504.jpg
     
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    So my one cardinal died yesterday because it got sucked into my sump and squished by my metala mat and now another got sucked in...basically sump needs safety precautions taken. I was gonna ask what should I do with my tetra when it's stunned because it keeps swimming back into the sump but no my angel fish hit it and it died:(:(:(
     
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    Eish man. Try and get some mesh (rubber carpet mesh comes to mind) and cover those overflows
     
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    If a fish is injured and needs to recover place it in a net or breeding box. Most other fish especially cichlids will peck at them while they are trying to recover usually killing them.
     
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    I do need more plant cover though for my tetras though. I am wanting to put some more amazon swords in at the back so that my angel fish and, hopefully one day, discus can't go and pick on the small fish in the tank. Especially if they do get a bit stunned they'll have a place to hide and recover
     
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    Yeah, I'm just worried about the lose leaves every now and then getting stuck and slowing the sump but I will try something like that :thumbup:
     
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    Is there a specific aesthetic/style that you’re aiming for? Think you’ll need some big & tall plants in your tank eg aponogeton crispus (fast grower), vallis (fast grower), big swords (slower) to provide hiding spots
     
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    I don't particularly like vallis, I'm just not a fan of it...i very much like the swords even though they are a slow grower (learnt that now:tt2: thanks)... I will look up that aponogeton crispus now. Also they will need to survive 30°
     
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    Found my aponogeton at Aquatics Warehouse (lucky find)
     
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