What to do with a 2nd hand Rio 240
Posted 17 August 2013 - 01:56 PM
Posted 17 August 2013 - 02:18 PM
400 litre amazon tank: 5 discus, 15 rummynoses, 1 cardinal, loads of corys, some bristlenoses
550+90 litre reef - journal: http://www.aqcenter....marine-journal/
YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.c...ser/Dezzantibus
Posted 17 August 2013 - 02:29 PM
There is going to be a hell of a lot of fish going into this tank after-all. Glad someone else has said it's a good idea to run them both ... my Dad said it was a stupid idea! He's an old fashioned fish keeper and doesn't seem to grasp the modern ways! We've already had one arguement today cos I said I was going to buy some household ammonia to get this APS bacteria awake and working again!
Anyway, got my background today - just a plain black. I was looking at the Juwel moulded background pannels in the shop and wishing I was loaded with cash cos that's what would be going in right now if I was!
The tank needs a little clean - it's not filthy by any means but I'm going to give it a wipe round with plain water and a sponge and then get this background in place. Hopefully my sand will be here by Tuesday or Wednesday and then the fun of washing 25kg of sand begins
Posted 17 August 2013 - 05:33 PM
Lido 120.(Nano reef) Tetratec ex 700. Deltec MCE 300. kessil A350.
Posted 17 August 2013 - 05:49 PM
Ooh thanks for reminding me of that trick ... I'd forgotten
Posted 18 August 2013 - 03:09 PM
I was thinking about getting one of those digital thermometers I've seen on Amazon. Are they any good? Or am I just better sticking with the cheap option of the standard thermometers that suction onto the glass? All my current tanks have them so I will have 3 or 4 kicking around once all the fish are in the one tank.
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Posted 18 August 2013 - 06:21 PM
Well I'm now back to looking at the millions of aquascapes on the net and knowing I can't compare so I'm not going to try! Can anyone recommend any good books that I might be able to borrow from the library on aquascaping?
I feel that my other tanks have been the 'practice' now this one is for 'real' if that makes sense...
I think I am going to stick with a pathway type of aquascape. I like the look of them - they appeal to me and I find them fairly easy to do. I now have two tanks full of rock and wood aswell as all the plants so I'm hoping to achieve something much better than I have before - that's my theory anyway ... now you can all watch me fail misrably and have a good giggle in the process
Posted 19 August 2013 - 04:05 PM
Okay, there's a few scratches on the front glass - mostly on the inside - which I'd not noticed until I turned it around today and cleaned the glass. Is there anything I can do about them now before I go any further or am I stuck with them?
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Posted 19 August 2013 - 07:32 PM
It's a massive tank and it looks even bigger stood next to the tiny 30 litre fry tank! I've now emptied the bookcase next to it as I'm going to move that to the other side (I'll move the fry tank first though ) so I can centralise it with the mirror and candlesticks. It looks a bit odd as it is
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