New tank build for my GSP

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kaputkittie
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New tank build for my GSP

Post by kaputkittie » Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:55 pm

Hi All,

I just setup my first puffer tank.

I got this scratched up 55 gallon tank off craigslist for next to nothing and built a small sump into the side of it. The design was apparently flawed as I wanted to keep different water levels in there for the future protein skimmer but the flow from column one into column two is too fast and its all almost the same water level. So now the protein skimmer will stick up out of the top.

The back and front of the sump section are spray painted black and I cut cheap green house roof lids for the top. I didnt want to spend a whole lot on this tank. The stand was a really cheap one on ebay. I plan on removing a lot of that filter floss, it was all jammed in there to clear the dust from the crushed coral out of the water.


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Re: New tank build for my GSP

Post by Pufferpunk » Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:45 pm

[welcome]
Great work on the tank! LOL, you should call it the "Frugal Tank Build". ;)
How did you cycle it?
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

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kaputkittie
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Re: New tank build for my GSP

Post by kaputkittie » Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:41 pm

To cycle it I had a ton of media sitting in my african cichlid tank. Also another interesting story for this tank, the night I put the mollies in, one of the females started having babies. I was able to get her in the breeder box before the puffer ate them all but he must have had at least six mollie babies for dinner the other night. I had another black molly in there that was huge but the puffer was picking on her so she was moved to my community tank. For some reason he doesn't care about the orange sailfins.

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