Planning a new tank!

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Re: Planning a new tank!

Postby Figge » Sat Mar 10, 2012 2:39 pm

bertie 83 wrote:I do multiple smaller changes on mine, 3x 30% weekly. If you are happy to do that then go for it


My current waterchanging scheduel is something in the lines of that so I don't mind. :]

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Re: Planning a new tank!

Postby bertie 83 » Sat Mar 10, 2012 4:01 pm

It's about 134 gallons by my calculations. So above the minimum requirements. Make sure you decorate it well and give him space to hide like a cave or something
It's amazing how easy maintenance is. If done regularly and thoroughly

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Re: Planning a new tank!

Postby hadla » Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:21 pm

cool, cant wait to see what you decide to do with it!
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Re: Planning a new tank!

Postby Figge » Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:54 am

Finally an update!

I decided to go all out so I ordered a 900l (just under 240 gallons) tank that should be arriving next week I hope.
The measurements are 200x75x60 (about 6.56 feet long, ~2.5 feet wide and 2 feet tall).

Will post some pics when it gets here. :D

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Re: Planning a new tank!

Postby bertie 83 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:04 pm

Nice, can't wait to see pics
It's amazing how easy maintenance is. If done regularly and thoroughly

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Re: Planning a new tank!

Postby Figge » Sun Apr 22, 2012 5:21 am

Finally another update!

I had to postpone the new tank plans for a few weeks but finally got to it again!

Just to convince you guys it's really up and running again I'll post some pictures. (Taken with a mobile phone, but still..)

I decided to build my own bench for the new tank and here's some pictures of the build;

Step 1:
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Step2:
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Step 3:
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Step 4:
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Step 5:
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And here's the lively Fahaka that is going to get a new home!

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Now I'm just waiting for the tank to get here!
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Re: Planning a new tank!

Postby Figge » Sun Apr 22, 2012 5:22 am

Ugh, I didn't expect the pictures to get THAT big..

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Re: Planning a new tank!

Postby puffykid » Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:07 pm

Nice puffer. good job getting him/her? a large tank!
1 M. Turgidus - 29 gallon

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bertie 83
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Loaches, Clown loaches ,Eels, various shrimp, tangs,wrasses, damsels, chromis
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Re: Planning a new tank!

Postby bertie 83 » Sun Apr 22, 2012 4:36 pm

Very nice, good job
It's amazing how easy maintenance is. If done regularly and thoroughly

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Re: Planning a new tank!

Postby DrKennethNoisewater » Sun Apr 22, 2012 4:41 pm

awesome! its good to see a nice puffer getting treated properly. too many people wouldnt post and just keep him in a small tank....

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Re: Planning a new tank!

Postby DrKennethNoisewater » Sun Apr 22, 2012 4:41 pm

awesome! its good to see a nice puffer getting treated properly. too many people wouldnt post and just keep him in a small tank....

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DrKennethNoisewater
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My Puffers: Puffers:
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1xGolden Dojo Loach
1xHighfin Pleco
1xBoesemani Rainbow
4xHarlequin Rasboras
Location (country): under a bridge ontario, canada

Re: Planning a new tank!

Postby DrKennethNoisewater » Sun Apr 22, 2012 4:41 pm

awesome! its good to see a nice puffer getting treated properly. too many people wouldnt post and just keep him in a small tank....

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Re: Planning a new tank!

Postby Figge » Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:10 am

puffykid wrote:Nice puffer. good job getting him/her? a large tank!


Thank you! I've always called Figge (that's the puffers name) a "him" but you never know. ;)

bertie 83 wrote:Very nice, good job


Thank you. :)

DrKennethNoisewater wrote:awesome! its good to see a nice puffer getting treated properly. too many people wouldnt post and just keep him in a small tank....


Thanks. Well yeah, I feel obligated to give him a nice tank! :)


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