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New fishtank

Postby BB » Tue Jun 22, 2010 12:12 am

I was on the lookout for a new fishtank for my blue acaras as they seem to big for the 4 ft tank they were in. Well, last week there was a 6ft x 2 ft x 2ft tank in the paper. Exactly on the day I was invited to go sailing and didn't have my phone on me!! Well, long story short, I managed to get the number from the buyer and he so kindly told me I can have it as it wasn't the correct measurement he was after. Well, I had to have it!!! It is beautiful and large, 10mm glass and came with pretty much everything. Funny enough only at home I realized it was only 5ft, but nevertheless it is big enough.
After one day moving fishtanks, my fish are finally happy in their new home.
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Re: New fishtank

Postby baldwin6802 » Wed Jun 23, 2010 1:46 pm

Very nice. Congrats!
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Re: New fishtank

Postby BB » Wed Jun 23, 2010 6:33 pm

Thank you! They actually laid eggs the other day!

(BTW, I cannot find any bird photos :roll: and all the Corellas moved on, finally!)
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Re: New fishtank

Postby ruscithil » Mon Jul 12, 2010 4:14 pm

That's a nice-looking tank! If I were a fish, I am sure I would love it in there, too.
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Re: New fishtank

Postby BB » Mon Jul 12, 2010 4:54 pm

Thanks! I actually have to redo the shade cloth around it as the algae grow is a little wild. And the fish liked a little too much and started fighting for the best egg laying spot, most of them had sore mouth :roll: I gave it a few water changes and put quite a bit of rock-salt in it, they seem a bit better now.
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Re: New fishtank

Postby ruscithil » Tue Jul 13, 2010 3:40 pm

Oh! Well, I hope they will stop fighting and recover soon!
Algae are a niusance, eh? We bought a special kind of snails to eat them. It's working alright so far, but your fish look like the kind who would have snails for breakfast :)
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Re: New fishtank

Postby BB » Tue Jul 13, 2010 4:55 pm

I never had luck with algae eating snail or fish - well they work to a degree but never really eat at a rate that it keeps it clean.
you are right, it is pretty hard now to put anything like that in there, it will be seen as prey. :roll:
The rest of the fish co-existing in that tank are cat fish.
There are those algae stones you can buy, I've used them before and they do a wonderful job, but I wanted to try them on my other tank and some guy in the fish shop told me if I've got loaches I shouldn't use the stone. Couldn't explain why, but now I'm thinking if it harms loaches, my caties have similar skin, would it harm them? I did have one of my upside down catfish die, he had like airbubbles under the skin - it looked horrid. but now I don't know if it was from the algae stone or not???
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Re: New fishtank

Postby ruscithil » Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:07 pm

Oh... I don't even know what an algae stone is.
But from what you decribe - I wouldn't take the risk.
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