600ltr In Wall Tank (UPDATED 22/05/11 NEW FISH)

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  1. pugsley

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    I like the picture frame idea.
     
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    Thanks James....
    Yer it will have some kind of framing like a pic frame.
    The builder was hinting at a nice aluminum finish maybe.
     
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    Yeah, it'd look nice in aluminium depending what the inside of your house will be :)
     
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    Well the house will be a black and white theme..... White walls, black couches etc...

    So maybe am thing a black frame for it.
     
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    This little project is looking great n3wbi379, keep up the good work... and the updates! :thumbup:
     
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    Been a while guys since i posted in this thread.....
    Got a few things ready for the tank.

    Chiller & RO Unit

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    50KG of black gravel

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    Do you think 50kg of gravel will be enough for a 6 foot tank?
     
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    I doubt it.

    I have ~100 liters of gravel in my 7x2x2.5, which is an average of ~7.5cm deep (I say average coz mountains and valleys are constantly being built by the fish), I'm not sure what the density is but each 9L bucket weighed considerable more than 9Kg (so it's not 1:1).

    Note: My gravel is on the deeper side, but assuming your tank is 6x2 foot at the base, 12sqft = ~11,148sqcm, x5cm deep gravel = ~55 liters.

    Edit: This page suggests (in a roundabout fashion) a gravel density of 0.05lb per cubic inch.

    Therefore: 72"x24"x2" = 3,456 cuin, x 0.05lbs = 173lbs, = ~78Kg.

    If all of the above info. is correct 50Kg of gravel would give you 3.25cm depth. So unless you tanks is 18" wide of less (4.25+cm gravel depth), I'd buy another 25-50kg.
     
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    Thanks buddy.....

    Just as i thought..... Dude you know how expensive this gravel is LOL... Oh well... Prob buy another 30kg.

    Edit: yes it is a 6x2x2.
     
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    ah depends how thick substrate you want

    ive got 60KG and my tank is 2 metres long and 50cm wide and its perfect, i'd even prefer having less than the 60KG,

    but its all personal preference i guess or depends what kind of fish you keep
     
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    Will be a cichlid set up.... those sucker love moving gravel LOL.
     
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    50kg should do it, but referencing that I use 60kg of sand in my 6x2x2 doesn't mean much as the weight varies.

    This is a Malawi Cichlid setup, correct? With that substrate, what are your plans for buffering the RO Water (which I can't say I totally understand, given buffering up tap-water has no negative effects compared to softening, which is nearly pointless) up to a suitable pH/gH/kH? Edit: I can see large limestone? rockwork in the background of one of your photos, I just imagine that having a substrate like Calcium Carbonate would do the job more effectively.
     
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    Correct.. Malawi Cichlid setup.

    What i use to get my KH & GH up are these 2 products:

    Seachem Malawi Buffer and Seachem Cichlid Lake Salt.

    What you can see in the back ground is texas holey rock.
    Will be buying more for my 6 foot.
    This is my my current 4 foot.

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    Oh for sure, i have given up trying to keep gravel flat in my cichlid tank, he just keeps moving it till its where hes happy with it. :p
     
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    UPDATE
    Been a while since iv posted in this thread, been busy.
    Tank has arrived some time now.
    Was in its place but the base of the stand aint flat... Builder coming out to fix it soon.

    Have pics of the tank up late today. :D
     
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    Still waiting!!! :p
     
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    Pics or it didnt happen :p
     
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    i second that!
     
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    GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

    Photobucket is down.... FFS.

    It happened boys LOL
     
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    http://www.overclockers.com.au/pix/
    There you go much better than Photobucket :D
     
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    Sorry but am a photobucket fan, plus my album is there too... Should be up soon i hope.
     

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