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carbonate hardness. one of the many things you test for. also includes ph, gh, nitrites, nitrates, ammonia.

 

quick rundown of my tanks:

 

6x2x2

 

6 discus

4 ottocinclus

8 cory sterbai

3 blue rams

bristle nose

bout 20 rasboras and 4 glo lites

 

running two large canisters atm but wanna sump it up soon

 

the other two are both 2 footers with a pair of discus each makin babies

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^ whats your KH level?

 

KH?

 

i have to change about 100L a week and add bicarb soda and salts to help with PH levels and hardness.

 

:)

 

Im assuming for freshwater the levels should will be totally different as to marine.

 

 

About to go buy some new corals today!! hmmm what should i get??

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I have got a four foot by two foot by two foot tank at home, one of the big panels is cracked through, anyone know how much replacement would be? approximately is all I am asking for...

 

Not the base?

 

No, one of the wall panels...

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^ whats your KH level?

 

KH?

 

i have to change about 100L a week and add bicarb soda and salts to help with PH levels and hardness.

 

:)

 

Im assuming for freshwater the levels should will be totally different as to marine.

 

 

About to go buy some new corals today!! hmmm what should i get??

 

 

yeah i only test the ph myself.

 

take the water across the road one a fortnight to my neighbour who breeds african cichlids and he tests everything else for me.

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Just bought 4 green chromis :) Cool little things!!

 

Always wanted a school of fish..

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Just bought 4 green chromis :) Cool little things!!

 

Always wanted a school of fish..

 

 

 

i will give u some support siddr got the marines.. :) i have a 5ft tank myself that i have just started to get back on track i lost over 1000 worth of fish in a week and a clam worth 250 so yeh not good week that was 6 months ago now and i still haven't introduced any fish back into tank so just got the corals that survived left ..

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I HAVE FISH THEY SO GANGSTA N SHIT THEY SWIM AROUND AND EAT FISH FLAKES LIKE ITS SPEED OR SOMETHING. THEY FISH FLAKE JUNKIESSSS

THEY NEED REHAB.

 

THE END.

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got a 8ftx2ft x 2ft tank

 

1 texas cichlid

1 pleco

 

 

bred some african cichlids for a while but now looking to sell the tank for a 2 way lsd haha haha

 

if anyone in brisbane interested pm got all filters n heaters n lights n everything you need even a custom sump tank for saltwater

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Just bought 4 green chromis :) Cool little things!!

 

Always wanted a school of fish..

 

 

 

i will give u some support siddr got the marines.. :) i have a 5ft tank myself that i have just started to get back on track i lost over 1000 worth of fish in a week and a clam worth 250 so yeh not good week that was 6 months ago now and i still haven't introduced any fish back into tank so just got the corals that survived left ..

 

Hectic a guy with a marine tank :)

 

Wow 1k worth of fish? What did you have in there??

 

What sort of corals?

 

Post up pics!!!

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My old one, Lol one fish, "mincia"

 

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she lasted 3 years.

 

Use to put the pellets on my finger and she would jump out and grab it lol.

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updated my post.. will put up new pics soon.

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dorifto-ex hurru up and post pics of your marine tank!! :)

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ive got a 4foot tank with a tiger oscar in it, his name is rodney.

I have a 10gallon tank on my desk thats just growing plants because my fighting fish died :(

 

and then i have a 2foot tank sitting there, With some fish in it, dont pay attention to it anymore, fresh water is kind of boring.. Thiking of turning it into a nano reef? have no idea where to get started, can anytone suggest any shops to purchase water, live sand and rocks from in melbourne?

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I got a little freshwater setup (only new to it ) , got a few barbs of some sort , 6 neon tetras , 3 angel fish, 1 shark , and some catfish looking things hahaha.

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anyone know a good filter that has low "flow" i guess our fighters dont really like there water being blown around like a whirlpool but the few filters ive tried all say low flow etc but never actually have low flow

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My Fluval 3+ has a flow control lever/switch inbuilt to the filter. Can have it flow as little or as much as I like.

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13052009086.jpg

 

thats my setup there, but with a little PM help from siddr20 im going saltwater

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So i have been asked by a few members to post up pictures of my sump and how i built my stand..

 

 

I really hope this helps you guys build your tank better.

 

If you want dimensions of the stand and sump go to page 1 and see my posts..

 

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got the cross braces at the back:

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This is where i had my corals for 6 weeks while i building my stand, new tank, sump etc.. doing all plumbing work etc..

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Bought a 4*2*2 tank 2nd hand: Looks dirty doesn't it..

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Next step was to put in a weir. With durso, spyhon and overflow in place.. This is the best setup anyone can have!! So safe and works 100%.. Plus all your plumbing work is hidden and out of the way.

 

I would highly recommend you do this!!

 

 

 

Now that i built my stand (havnt done the doors yet been lazy).. I put fresh water in to test out the tank for any leaks etc..

 

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sump setup:

 

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skimmer in place :)

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I hope this has helped you..

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holy shitballs

 

does the pipework come out the bottom of the tank and into the sump? how did you make the holes? and from the pics it looks like you built another section inside the main tank? how does the water get from inside the tank into that seperate section you built?

 

 

:(

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holy shitballs

 

does the pipework come out the bottom of the tank and into the sump? how did you make the holes? and from the pics it looks like you built another section inside the main tank? how does the water get from inside the tank into that seperate section you built?

 

 

:(

 

So basically three pipes all up: Durso, Syphon and return.

 

About 90% of water flows down the Durso, while the Syphon takes 10%. It then flows down to the sump, where the skimmer will do its thing.. While at the same time the return pump will flow the water back up into the tank. So basically a cycle.

 

To do this you need to build a weir. Just a separate chamber in the corner of the tank or wherever you want it in your tank. You can see it in the pic.

How did i make the holes? Just got a shop to do it lol. You can do it yourself if you have the right drilling tools. Was thinking about it, but to much effort.

So all up three holes in the weir.

 

I hope this helps.

 

Once again probably the best method and the safest.

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Loving the yellow fish! My partner Kolin has a fresh water set up and has recently bought a yellow african cichlid. Cute little fella.

 

Are corals hard to keep alive as such?

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Is that the 'BUBBLES, BUBBLES, my bubbles' fish outta nemo???

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How many fish do you have in your tank Sidd? You should get a seahorse :)

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Loving the yellow fish! My partner Kolin has a fresh water set up and has recently bought a yellow african cichlid. Cute little fella.

 

Are corals hard to keep alive as such?

 

Just depends on the coral too. But otherwise not really in a way. As long as your water parameters are fine and lighting is good..

 

Is that the 'BUBBLES, BUBBLES, my bubbles' fish outta nemo???

uh? lol

 

How many fish do you have in your tank Sidd? You should get a seahorse :)

 

- 2 ocellaris Clown fish with one being black n white

- 1 Yellow tang

- 1 6 line wrasse

- 2 hermit crabs

- 4 large snails + plus 5 small little ones

- 1 x very large clam (and i mean very large)

- 4 green chromis

 

 

 

seahorse are a lot harder to keep.. You will need a separate tank for sure.

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Do you have any pictures of the clam?

 

The aquarium I have near my place has a salt water tank set up alot smaller than yours and it has about 2 seahorses I think and a few clown fish. Looks pretty cool, but I hear seahorses are fairly expensive as well.

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I recently just started my own little fresh water set up.

 

Depending on how i go with it i might get a bigger tank.

 

 

6x rummy nose

15x neon tetra

5x glolight tetra

3x male guppies

1x bristle nose

 

Also have 2 plants on drift wood and a pirate ship arrrrrgghh

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Do you have any pictures of the clam?

 

The aquarium I have near my place has a salt water tank set up alot smaller than yours and it has about 2 seahorses I think and a few clown fish. Looks pretty cool, but I hear seahorses are fairly expensive as well.

 

The clams in the 1st pic.. You cant miss it :P

 

Yea they are pretty expensive, and really hard to keep. They dont like changes in water.. most fish will get use to it eventually, but not searhorses..

 

Maybe you should get a seahorse setup hehe

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