New 5Foot tank.

Discussion in 'Members Systems' started by rednox, May 21, 2018.

Tags:
  1. rednox

    rednox CA Cichlids

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2013
    Messages:
    1,814
    Likes Received:
    143
    Location:
    JHB eastrand
    Hi Tasa

    Got my 5f tank today still some work to do and put all together will add more info but here is some pictures to get started.

    1500x50x50 Custom tank with sump, base 10mm walls 6mm with wooden stand and lid.

    Thank Wes6666.jpg 20180505_121513.jpg 20180505_121601.jpg 20180514_134617.jpg 20180518_090158.jpg 20180518_090213.jpg 20180521_121615.jpg 20180521_121636.jpg 20180521_1400463.jpg
     
    top dog and Innocent159 like this.
  2. Guest




  3. AmithS

    AmithS

    Joined:
    May 17, 2011
    Messages:
    1,188
    Likes Received:
    200
    Location:
    Gauteng
    Looks very nice - the joy of a brand new tank :thumbup: all the best and keep us updated - what you planning on putting in this tank?
     
    rednox likes this.
  4. Innocent159

    Innocent159

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2017
    Messages:
    907
    Likes Received:
    324
    Location:
    Cape Town
    Nice work on the sump. Can't wait to see the tank
     
    rednox likes this.
  5. MariaS

    MariaS Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2015
    Messages:
    8,038
    Likes Received:
    2,973
    Location:
    Klipriver, Midvaal
    Looking good @rednox

    All best.. keep us posted!
     
    rednox likes this.
  6. Christiaan Duvenage

    Christiaan Duvenage

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2016
    Messages:
    916
    Likes Received:
    420
    Location:
    PTA east
    Had the same 1 long time ago,are you sure thats not mine?:)

    Brings back memories:(
    Looking great.Cant wait for updates.
     
    rednox likes this.
  7. f-fish

    f-fish #unspecified

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2009
    Messages:
    9,556
    Likes Received:
    2,154
    Location:
    JHB - Randburg
    very nice - so good to see new tanks on TASA - hope it is an indication of a growing trend.

    Later Ferdie
     
    rednox likes this.
  8. eros111

    eros111

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2012
    Messages:
    971
    Likes Received:
    145
    Location:
    Midrand, Johannesburg
    Well done - going to be great. Are the sides of the tank REALLY made from 6mm glass???
     
    rednox likes this.
  9. top dog

    top dog

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2012
    Messages:
    1,497
    Likes Received:
    457
    Location:
    JHB Greenstone
    nice tank
    welcome back
     
    rednox likes this.
  10. Reedfish

    Reedfish Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2011
    Messages:
    10,887
    Likes Received:
    1,483
    Location:
    UK
    Looks good.
    Keep us up to date with the progress.
     
    rednox likes this.
  11. OP
    rednox

    rednox CA Cichlids

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2013
    Messages:
    1,814
    Likes Received:
    143
    Location:
    JHB eastrand
    Hi Guys

    thanks yes they are 6mm
     
  12. OP
    rednox

    rednox CA Cichlids

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2013
    Messages:
    1,814
    Likes Received:
    143
    Location:
    JHB eastrand
    Lights done aswell ledslight in tank.jpg light off.jpg lights.jpg
     
  13. Reedfish

    Reedfish Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2011
    Messages:
    10,887
    Likes Received:
    1,483
    Location:
    UK
    Nice LED's
     
    rednox likes this.
  14. OP
    rednox

    rednox CA Cichlids

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2013
    Messages:
    1,814
    Likes Received:
    143
    Location:
    JHB eastrand
    its coming on slowly and i dont want to rush as its my first time going sump aswell so getting up to speed with stuff.

    thanks guys
     
  15. Reedfish

    Reedfish Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2011
    Messages:
    10,887
    Likes Received:
    1,483
    Location:
    UK
    Rather take your time and get it right first time.
    These things can be a real nightmare to start sorting out once the tank is full of water, décor and fish.
     
    rednox likes this.
  16. OP
    rednox

    rednox CA Cichlids

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2013
    Messages:
    1,814
    Likes Received:
    143
    Location:
    JHB eastrand
    thanks reedfish i always used t5 bulbs but these looks better and better on the bil at the end of the month hehe
     
    Reedfish likes this.
  17. OP
    rednox

    rednox CA Cichlids

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2013
    Messages:
    1,814
    Likes Received:
    143
    Location:
    JHB eastrand
    Hi

    pipes in place not the best but simple layout.plum.jpg plum1.jpg plum2.jpg plum3.jpg plum4.jpg
     
    MariaS likes this.
  18. OP
    rednox

    rednox CA Cichlids

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2013
    Messages:
    1,814
    Likes Received:
    143
    Location:
    JHB eastrand
    small update will add drifwood later and leave back out for know second section in only for media etc that are in bags just trying to keep it simple let me know what u guys think total media is 16L BIO BALLS is 14L. Sorry thank layout is nothing special haha
    will add water later today to see if all is good20180529_114657.jpg egg crate.jpg sump com.jpg sump com2.jpg tank1.jpg tank2.jpg

    Thanks
     
    top dog likes this.
  19. Nico Hamman

    Nico Hamman

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2018
    Messages:
    563
    Likes Received:
    320
    Location:
    Roodepoort
    Is it wet yet?
     
    rednox likes this.
  20. OP
    rednox

    rednox CA Cichlids

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2013
    Messages:
    1,814
    Likes Received:
    143
    Location:
    JHB eastrand
    hi guys yes water is in but have noise problems with pump and overflow, was told to add bio balls with egg crate to the overflow
    pump wise still checking how to lower the noise. decor i am going to use bamboo large pieces and small the large ones will stand up rite. just a Q:my pump that i have the return is not that strong will this be a problem in tank+ i added air stone to the sump.
     
  21. OP
    rednox

    rednox CA Cichlids

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2013
    Messages:
    1,814
    Likes Received:
    143
    Location:
    JHB eastrand
    bamboo.jpg water.jpg water1.jpg
     

Recent Posts

Loading...
Similar Threads - 5Foot tank Forum Date
My new 5foot planted tank project Members Systems Jun 21, 2015
5.5foot tank I might buy soon General Discussions Sep 3, 2012
lighting options for standard 1.5foot black canopy General Equipment discussion Feb 6, 2018
Feeding in a Planted Shrimp only Tank General Discussions Today at 8:27 AM
My 1.2m Tank Rebuild Members Systems Yesterday at 4:11 PM
Wanted: looking for co2 Reg and tank Wanted/Swop/Freebies Saturday at 12:17 AM
RSS Feed 100 Gallon Fish Tank: Our Top 3 Choices RSS Feeds Thursday at 6:25 AM

Share This Page