The Puntius effect

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  1. hviviers75

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    Hi All

    Meet the "TANK"

    I will be moving my existing 11 Tiger barbs in the new tank on Wednesday night.

    Will then start increasing the group slowly to about 40 - 50 Tigers, will then get 15-20 scissor tails and then later on maybe 10-15 red eye tetras or some Giant danios

    I cannot wait for my Tigers to grow to a huge group like this.

    Here is a couple of pics from starting the "TANK" up on Saturday.

    I had to reseal the one section last night the black internal sump filter which I am not using at the moment.

    It started leaking on Saturday after filling the tank, I did not pick this up when I did the first 2 leak tests.

    My filtration on this TANK

    2 x sunsun 1200 l/p hour internal filters
    1 x Dolphin F-1200 450 l/p hour internal filter
    1 x Aquaclear 200 757 l/p hour

    this equals to 3607 liters per hour so it give me a turn around of my water of 5.5 times.

    I only feed my tiger barbs once a day and every 2nd morning so keeping the BIO-LOAD low.


    This is going to be so much fun!!!!
    :dancing::dancing2:
     
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    hviviers75

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    Meet the "TANK"

    I am still busy with the scaping, need to get a couple of xxl plants.

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    Hey Bro. Nice tank and stand. I'm sure you are seriusly chuffed. Your barbs are gonna look great in there. Enjoy the journey and loads of pics.
     
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    Thanks bro, I will be using the velcro strips with 3mm ply wood to close the stand on the left right and front.

    You must also enjoy your new journey on your new 300 Liters of joy.
     
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    Tiger Barbs are stunning, active fish.
    This is going to be awesome...
    Looking forward to all the pictures
     
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    Nice tank.

    it that the only filtration you have running on that tank?
     
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    Oh yes they are the most active fish i ever had, they are in a 100 liter tank at the moment they are going to love their new home. I got 7 Albino/Gold Tiger barbs and 4 plain at the moment. Will be having all 3 variants of them. Will definitely add lots of pics.:nuts:
     
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    No I will be adding another dolphin f-1200 and my aquaclear 200 so, in total I have 2 x sunsun 1200 l/p hour 1 x Dolphin F-1200 450 l/p hour and the aquaclear 200 757 liters per hour this is 3607 liters per hour
    divided by 650 = 5.5 times per hour I got 1 liter of matrix in their and will be adding more. will go the sump route later on.
     
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    hi, definitely nice looking tank...all the best with it.

    wrt the stand.....it looks somewhat "weak" in the pics.....is it sufficient to hold up the load you will be putting on it???
     
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    Thanks yes the stand was built to hold 2.5 tons I don't have any issues with it so far and don't see any in the future.
     
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    awesome stuff.

    another good looking tank in the making:cool:
     
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    Definitely I need to go and find some xxxl plants to fill up the height of the tank.

    Will keep posting updates and pics.

    Thanks.:cool:
     
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    Nice tank.
    You must be really pleased with it.
     
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    Hey man. Sorry to be paranoid :wacko: but if you ever empty that tank, look at putting feet on that stand. The tank is going to land up weighing about 800kg with all the sand etc which if it's nice and level equals 200kg on each leg. The potential punching force could cause cracking in your tiles. I'm really sorry for this post :embarrest:(I wasn't going to say anything when I saw it this morning) and don't mean to be a party pooper. Please take this as a friend with concern.
     
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    Hey dude, thanks for the concern man. I already put two pieces of steel on the two right feet on the stand to level it out. Will see if I can get some more steel to put under neath the other two foot.

    I already had it filled on Saturday and I had no issues no cracking tiles nothing. I had to empty it to fix a leak in the internal sump at the right back side.

    Did this last night.

    I cant really put feet on the on the left side as this will not make the stand level anymore.

    Thanks will check it for crack in the future.

    When you starting your tank up dude?
     
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    Hawk Clown Fish :-)

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    ASAP dude :laugh:. I never got to finish my cabinet :sad2:and had to put the tank on top so now I have to convince my wife to help me lift it off again so I can finish the work. How did you get your tank onto that stand? Either you are seriously large and on steriods or it took like 4 people to lift it? :bigsmile:
     
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    Sweet dude. Just say PLEASE help me and voila LOL. Me and my sisters boyfriend lifted it. Took only two of us but it does weigh about 140 kg. I used to do body building a while back.

    Enjoy dude, it makes both of us that are busy with our new tanks.

    The PLEASURE of have a fish tank.

    I cannot wait to put my Tiger barbs in their new home they are going to love it.

    Will have to look for them in there cause this 'TANK" is huge LOL!!!!
     
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    I had that when I stuck all my guys in the 100l. It was "lights, camera...where is everybody?"

    I thought you had to be a large dude :rofl:
     
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    Sweet, I will only be doing my lights later on, will use my 45cm tube I got for my 100 liter, Might go get the lights on the weekend.

    Yeah dude.:star:
     

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