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by J-P
Wed Oct 28, 2009 8:09 pm
Forum: Freshwater Tanks
Topic: Help! J-P's Set up
Replies: 461
Views: 33894

A lesson in dissapointment:

Caution Long Post & Going to Rant! The tank arrived last night and the moving company basicly refused to move it into the basement. It was too large and too heavy. So here there it sits in my garage. At least today I got it on to 4x 1ton casters but it may not be enough once the water is in it....
by J-P
Sun Oct 25, 2009 8:35 am
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: Tank Crashed
Replies: 28
Views: 1343

Re: Tank Crashed

Pufferpunk wrote:LR weighs a ton--imagine adding water to that! Most stores should wrap it with wet newspaper, which helps.
Can you not take a cooler with you for your purchase?

I was planning on that for my Live Rock... just dump some water and the rock into a pic-nick cooler and off you go.
by J-P
Sun Oct 25, 2009 8:20 am
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Show your face!
Replies: 1581
Views: 88452

Re: Show your face!

Lil' Swimz$ wrote:Yes, you! I don't know, you look pretty intimidating. JK.

120 lbs boxer :)
by J-P
Sun Oct 25, 2009 3:30 am
Forum: Freshwater Tanks
Topic: Help! J-P's Set up
Replies: 461
Views: 33894

Re: Help! J-P's Set up

the goldfish are still a cool water species but luckly for you the dojo loach is a cool water species as well so it will be fine living with them "fancy goldfish"(ryukin,oranda,ranchu,lionhead etc) should have at least 10g per fish they produce alot of waste and their waste is very high i...
by J-P
Sun Oct 25, 2009 3:18 am
Forum: Freshwater Tanks
Topic: Help! J-P's Set up
Replies: 461
Views: 33894

Re: Help! J-P's Set up

DANG!! the tank was supposed to arrive today but the movers only brought 3 guys. They were told to bring 6 because of the size and the layout of it. Soooo I will have to wait until Tuesday the 27th before it comes. This may be a blessing in disguise, because I had the chance to finish wall papering ...
by J-P
Mon Oct 19, 2009 6:57 am
Forum: Freshwater Tanks
Topic: Help! J-P's Set up
Replies: 461
Views: 33894

Re: Help! J-P's Set up

Once you get the puffer set-up going, the goldfish should be fine in the 30g tank together. What kind of loach is it? Kuhli? Whatever kind it is, loaches need company much like corydoras or schooling fish (while loaches are not technically schoolers). Since you only have one, I would rehome it or t...
by J-P
Mon Oct 19, 2009 6:51 am
Forum: Freshwater Tanks
Topic: Help! J-P's Set up
Replies: 461
Views: 33894

Re: Help! J-P's Set up

The reason I asked about the bottom tanks is the top tank looks like it is taller on one end than the other. If you could switch things around, use the two bottom tanks separate, you could make a pretty awesome (albeit massive) sump. I'm drooling at the thought...... :ohyeah: :geezer: Dad is :boggl...
by J-P
Mon Oct 19, 2009 6:48 am
Forum: Freshwater Tanks
Topic: Help! J-P's Set up
Replies: 461
Views: 33894

Re: Help! J-P's Set up

OMG! That is SOME tank! What do you plan to stock it with? And where will you put it? I'd love to see update pix as you get it set up. Thanks! I will be updating and posting as it happens :) As for stocking it is a split level tank; with previous recommendations, I may go full marine and am thinkin...
by J-P
Fri Oct 16, 2009 1:19 am
Forum: Freshwater Tanks
Topic: Help! J-P's Set up
Replies: 461
Views: 33894

Re: Help! J-P's Set up

Hey, I noticed that you're keeping goldfish and loaches with the puffers. I didn't see anyone else point this out - goldfish are coldwater fish, and should not be kept with tropicals like loaches (and of course not in brackish water, but you know that). The gold fish are an exotic Japanese type tha...
by J-P
Fri Oct 16, 2009 1:07 am
Forum: Freshwater Tanks
Topic: Help! J-P's Set up
Replies: 461
Views: 33894

Re: Help! J-P's Set up

Jivenjune wrote:Those pictures blew me away. I love when people put their fish first :)
Thanks,
It's going to take A LOT of work, and I'm hoping that I can get the help I need... Like I said My wife wasn't impressed, but I believe it's a long term investment.

J-P
by J-P
Fri Oct 16, 2009 12:56 am
Forum: Freshwater Tanks
Topic: Help! J-P's Set up
Replies: 461
Views: 33894

Re: Help! J-P's Set up

Thanks guys and gals :) I brew my own beer and wine at home and what I usually do is: 1) rinse, scrub, rinse 2) bleach 3) rinse 4) sanitize The bleach has an effective life of 24h The sanitizer has an effective life of 30 mins Oxy clean ????? unknown. If I did what I do for my beer and wine, and let...
by J-P
Fri Oct 16, 2009 12:33 am
Forum: Freshwater Tanks
Topic: Help! J-P's Set up
Replies: 461
Views: 33894

Re: Help! J-P's Set up

Dadof4 wrote:Are the tanks on the bottom separate or are they hooked together some how?

They are separate, but linked through the plumbing so that the top tanks can filter down into the bottom tank. I can manage the bottom tank separately if I wanted to.

J-P
by J-P
Fri Oct 16, 2009 12:31 am
Forum: Freshwater Tanks
Topic: Help! J-P's Set up
Replies: 461
Views: 33894

Re: Help! J-P's Set up

Pufferpunk wrote:Oxyclean

I have oxyclean!! woo hoo!! After it is applied how do I know if it has been rinsed off properly? Is there a test I could do or just let it sit and dissipate?

Thanks
J-P
by J-P
Fri Oct 16, 2009 12:28 am
Forum: Freshwater Tanks
Topic: Help! J-P's Set up
Replies: 461
Views: 33894

Re: Help! J-P's Set up

Only thing I can say is, "Holy Crap! You overkilled Kenny!" :drool: :yikes: :worship: (hopefully you're a South Park person) That's what I call a nice size tank! It looks to me that the bottom tanks are glass, what is the top section made of? Glass or acrylic? I would seriously bleach the...
by J-P
Fri Oct 16, 2009 12:06 am
Forum: Freshwater Tanks
Topic: Help! J-P's Set up
Replies: 461
Views: 33894

Help! J-P's Set up

Ok peeps, I have set up this topic as a walk through for our (my) set up. I have op'd for this because 1) I did a quick search for breeding and came up with 200+ pages, 2) I know some of you are experts and I will be relying on your help, and even more people will be having the same issues and maybe...