My New Tank
Posted 23 March 2012 - 08:12 PM
I am starting this thread because I just got my new fish tank. It's a 300L tank with the dimensions 120x50x50cm. It is a used tank, but I got it super cheap for £80!
I now have to get an external filter, since I gave mine to my friend that started his tank!
Pictures coming tomorrow!! It's sitting on my balcony, wrapped in plastic!
Posted 23 March 2012 - 08:17 PM
Posted 23 March 2012 - 08:18 PM
It's so big it can't even fit into my room, I have to throw out something for it to be able to to fit!
Posted 23 March 2012 - 08:27 PM
Nice find there,
Glad you didn't give up the hobby
Looking forward to a journal ;P
Posted 24 March 2012 - 10:19 AM
Posted 24 March 2012 - 10:44 AM
Keep us updated with pictures of what you're going to do wiith it!
Posted 24 March 2012 - 05:48 PM
Posted 24 March 2012 - 06:15 PM
Keep us updated on your progress.
Posted 24 March 2012 - 07:09 PM
NICE. You going for angels again? Loved your last angel in the FOTM I totally voted for it. Keep us updated. Watching with interest. =]
Yes I am going for angels, I already started walking around the town and choosing some I bought one, he is in my buddies tank untill this one gets set up'
More pics tomorrow!!
Posted 24 March 2012 - 07:28 PM
Posted 24 March 2012 - 07:30 PM
So yes, fishless cycle. I have to clean the tank, then get a filter, sand, ornaments, plants, cycle it, and then add fish.
Long process, but totally worth it!
Posted 25 March 2012 - 03:09 PM
First, I used lime remover and got rid of all the nasty stuff.
Then, I filled the tank up and squirted 1 liter of hydrocloric acid into it. It cleaned the tank really well, but is this going to be bad for the fish?
Posted 25 March 2012 - 07:26 PM
Posted 25 March 2012 - 07:31 PM
2months later, everythings fine, fish wise!
Posted 25 March 2012 - 07:57 PM
Thank you very much!! It helped A LOT! Thanks!
Posted 25 March 2012 - 07:59 PM
It was disgusting, it looks like new now though!
Posted 25 March 2012 - 08:19 PM
but the chemicals did the job!
Thanks again, I was worried that my future fish will die...
Posted 25 March 2012 - 08:25 PM
Could you not 'borrow' some of the filter media from your friends tank to speed things up a bit?
Posted 25 March 2012 - 08:31 PM
I just have to get a stand, then I have to get 2 filters (Under gravel and external ), then I have to get some substrate, rocks, wood, and start cycling!
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