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04-16-2013, 01:58 AM #41
It's a great place for all of your fish if your tired of seeing the same old stuff all the time. Sandz can back me up on my recomendation. He has also been to the actual location.Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
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04-16-2013, 11:26 AM #42
This leads me to another question... after the tank is cycled do I add the tetras and corys first then after all are doing well add the discus or start with the discus and then add the others?
04-16-2013, 04:06 PM #43
Start with the small fish first. Add discus last and go through the QT process with them. You dont want to have any ammonia spikes while you have discus so adding them last will ensure the filters are ready for the stock.
Also - STEELER YOU MAKE ME MISS PORTLAND!!! Omg i miss that store... There is nothing like it in the area I moved too.
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04-16-2013, 04:14 PM #44
On the algae eaters, they are just there to eat algae. Pleco's also are used in tanks. I dont like anything that sucks in the same tank as a flat fish personally. They are said to be fine but I have also heard of ring marks on show discus after a year of having the fish together...
04-17-2013, 10:39 PM #45
Thanks Sandz, I'll add the Discus last after QT once the tank has been setup and running the with the tetras and such. This is really getting exciting, I've been trying to narrow down what Discus I would like to get. I really like the Eruption Leopard, Super Cobalt Green, Blue Turquoise, The Yellow Forrest.
04-17-2013, 11:05 PM #46
I'm going to place my order tomorrow for the tank. I haven't had any luck with CL so I'm just going to bite the bullet and order from Glasscages.com. When I called today I found out I just missed the time frame for ordering a tank and being able to pick it up this weekend in Carlisle PA...well, they said they could see if they could "rush" putting the tank together. I don't think I want to have a tank that anyone rushed to build so the next option would be picking it up in 4 weeks...only problem there is that during May & June I work my normal Mon-Fri job then on Sat & Sun (10-12 hr days) I work for my husbands greenhouse business so picking up a tank would be impossible :(. Next option is to pay $450.00 for delivery :0
I'm not seeing too many other options since I would like a drilled tank. I really want to get this started, so many ideas piling up!! Which reminds me, I saw this tank done with a "sand like" painted bottom (outside) where they used Kryon Make It Stone textured paint. I'm going to purchase the paint and give it a try on my hospital tank to see if I like it.
I also want to use manzanita wood hanging from the top of the tank (like tree roots), thinking maybe a plexiglass strip with holes drilled then screwed into the wood.
Here's a pic of the painted sand like bottom:
04-18-2013, 11:32 AM #47
I'm looking at this lighting, the question I have is the tank is 72" long but the fixture is only 48" long. Will this work or do I need to find a longer fixture? Or would I do two of the 30" fixtures?
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04-18-2013, 03:21 PM #48
Hey there Judi. I would wait the 4 weeks. That other time frame is rediculous compared to the cost.
That paint looks super cool, have not seen it before! I am going to look for it myself. How much did it set you back? If its 99-299 a can that would be a cool idea for the 30+ tanks I need to get painting... I also need new razor blades to remove paint...
I think the best option is either a dual set up of 48in so they overlap a tad, or if you are getting a hood to drill them onto, just get 30s and mount them above the tank.
04-18-2013, 04:09 PM #49
[QUOTE=JudiJetson;1147492 Which reminds me, I saw this tank done with a "sand like" painted bottom (outside) where they used Kryon Make It Stone textured paint. I'm going to purchase the paint and give it a try on my hospital tank to see if I like it.[/QUOTE]
I like the looks of that painted bottom! Here's a link to the Krylon paint. It comes in colors and is spray on.
You can get it at Sears or Menards and places like that. I've actually used thatpaint before on metal. It's really good stuff. And it's simply spray on. I'll be eager to see how you like it when you try it on your hospital tank!30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, rummies, mystery & nerite snails
15 g FW planted:crown tail betta, neons, pygmy cory, clown pleco, mystery & nerite snails
90 g FW planted:congos, rainbows, roseline sharks, swordtails, krib pair, ABNP, peppered cories, mystery snails
90 Gal Journal: http://bit.ly/1vC7gVX
fishless cycling: http://bit.ly/1DARf3T
fish in cycling: http://bit.ly/1ILvcfp
04-18-2013, 09:29 PM #50