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Old 13th May 2008, 7:41 PM   #31
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I would put the air hose at the back of the tank and not the front.. other than that.. looks good.
Gotcha. Fixing that up right now.

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I've got 2 of the same 28L tank, ripped out the UGF after about a week, found it to be totally useless. I now use a little internal cannister filter, works well.
I was thinking it might be useless as well because its kinda using the gravel as filter media I believe.
I was thinking about getting a canister filter too. My friend also recommended it. However they are quite dear for a newbie.
http://onlineshop.transaquariums.com...p?idproduct=66
$130 for a quality Eheim small 250L. BTW thats also the shop I purchased my equipment.

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Old 13th May 2008, 9:52 PM   #32
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Thought I'd post a few pics of my tanks

The 4x2x2ft Freshwater Australian (Howard River, NT) Biotope tank.

8 Melanotaenia nigrans (George Ck)
8 Melanotaenia splendida australis
5 Melanotaenia fluvilitis
45 Caridina sp Gulf1 (formerly C. gracilirostris)
5 Macrobrachium Bullatum
2 Golden Mystery snails (soon to be replaced with natives)








And the 2x1x1.25ft Freshwater Species tank (Blue Rams)








I have two whiptails and a BN in there atm as I am currently waiting on the Blue Rams from livefish.com.au but the tank is pretty much done aside from replacing the in-tank filter with a mini canister (with glass lily pipes ) and planting some more hairgrass
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Old 13th May 2008, 10:22 PM   #33
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Very nice, wonderful looking tanks. While I can't say I'm a huge fan of LiveFish, hopefully they get you your rams in tact, they've always seemed to struggled even sending my fish (they've never had them). I'm sure you're aware of and on top of it, but Blue Rams can be strangely tedious with water conditions so keep those Nitrates low!

Biotopes are my favourite tanks but it's so difficult to do them properly over here because of the limits to a lot of fish. A guy whos helped me a lot from another website has a 6x2x2 with a beautiful South American Eartheater biotope with a lot of small community Tetra, can't remember what tributary though.
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Old 13th May 2008, 10:25 PM   #34
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Cheers Japes.

I tried looking for some at the QFAS fish auction the other night, but none came up. Hopefully the rams are good

The biotope was incredibly easy to set up. I just used the survey and ordered all plants and wildlife through aquagreen.com.au which is IMHO, the BEST site for anything native by far. Dave Wilson runs it - he's also the president of ANGFA..
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Old 13th May 2008, 10:38 PM   #35
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Cheers Japes.

I tried looking for some at the QFAS fish auction the other night, but none came up. Hopefully the rams are good

The biotope was incredibly easy to set up. I just used the survey and ordered all plants and wildlife through aquagreen.com.au which is IMHO, the BEST site for anything native by far. Dave Wilson runs it - he's also the president of ANGFA..
You go to QFAS? I missed the one on the weekend but I was down Sunday to visit a few places. Sent you a PM re: another community you might be interested in.
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Old 14th May 2008, 12:11 AM   #36
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Dam nice tanks TKD

Love the whiptail Should be a good tank for getting some GBR breeding happening in.
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Old 14th May 2008, 6:27 PM   #37
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Well, I picked up my 3' tank for my sump, and it fits under my stand, just, hah. Ive got my glass and eggcrate baffles all cut to size, and my pvc piping all mocked up (twin 25mm drains, should flow 4000lph just fine according to this. Now, all I really need is to sort my overflow. I was intending to build a pvc or acrylic style overflow box, but I have been reading a few guides related to drilling existing tank setups... . Im curious, but just dont know whether my balls are big enough to risk 400l of water sloshing through my house
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Old 14th May 2008, 6:34 PM   #38
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Youtube video here of a guy doing it with livestock in the tank

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlaOl...eature=related
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Old 14th May 2008, 6:45 PM   #39
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Yeah I saw that. In theory, its pretty simple, and I have drilled plenty of glass before, its just..I dont know, it just unnerves me a little...
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Dam nice tanks TKD

Love the whiptail Should be a good tank for getting some GBR breeding happening in.
That's the plan

Whiptails are gone now though, gave em to a mate as a birthday present
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Didn't realize how damn heavy my tank was going to be

600*600*600 cube

10mm glass
12mm base

My arms are still sore today from carrying the thing around and through the house !!
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Didn't realize how damn heavy my tank was going to be

600*600*600 cube

10mm glass
12mm base

My arms are still sore today from carrying the thing around and through the house !!
Well I was moving my 3x14hx18w sump around and managed to slice open the inside of my elbow haha. 3 hours later the bleeding finally stops. Bloody glass cuts.
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Old 16th May 2008, 11:37 AM   #43
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Haha nasty, sumps are heavy bastards with the partitions, mines only small but it's a little bloody brick.
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Haha nasty, sumps are heavy bastards with the partitions, mines only small but it's a little bloody brick.
Hah yeah your not wrong. Everything I look at my 3' sump for my 4' tank I begin to think I was being a little excessive. Oh well, cant have too much filtration
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Old 16th May 2008, 2:56 PM   #45
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Guppy has just slashed his Reef Octopus Protein Skimmers almost in half as the new models are due in soon. Good time to pick one up if you were contemplating a marine setup. I paid $70 more for mine 3 weeks ago

http://www.guppysaquariumproducts.co...rs/cat_26.html
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