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Discussion in 'Tank Of The Month (Past)' started by eaglesaquarium, Jun 15, 2013.

  1. eaglesaquarium

    eaglesaquarium Life, Liberty & Pursuit of the perfect fish tank
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    All comments for tank of the month here please.
     
  2. stanleo

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    Are we waiting for someone to take the plunge here? I am willing with my shrimp tank but I know it isn't ready to win!
     
  3. Ellieabbott4

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    ive started it off.....
     
  4. SLIM

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    Enter! we need more participants. Im sure its amazing. When is a tank truely finished? lol
     
  5. eaglesaquarium

    eaglesaquarium Life, Liberty & Pursuit of the perfect fish tank
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    The tank is finished when you decide to tear it down and start over.
     
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    Well said XD
     
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    I dont think that mine will ever be finished... always have my arms in both tanks. :) now to get my wife to let me have a third..... ha!
     
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    I cant even talk my missus Into letting me have a 2nd lol
     
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    Have you tried crying [​IMG]
    Just kidding [​IMG]
     
  10. BigFish01

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    I kinda slipped it in as a "hospital tank" then it turned into my plant tank.... lol She came to me a couple months ago and said when are you taking that tank down? LOL 
    I told her I will take it down when I can afford to get the right lights for my big tank.. :) she didnt like that......

    Oh and by the way Slim, Your tank looks awesome!
     
  11. SLIM

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    Haha that might actually be worth a try. Lol
    Lol now that is an idea worth trying. I recon she'll go for that too lol your a genius:)
    Thanks by the way, love your tank too. The hardscape really sets it off
     
  12. BigFish01

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    Lol good luck!

    Thanks for the compliment. Its pretty easy to do a 20 gal long scape compared to my 135gal... which im doing a 100 gal water change on today with cleaning my fluval fx5 too. Whew. Five gallon bucket at a time going back in sucks.... :)
    Oh yeah it all started when she gave me a hundred dollar gift card for new fish... then I set up the "qt" tank... I dunno if I will ever get another gift card now... lol
     
  13. SLIM

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    Hahahaha at least you got anither tank. I want a small heavily planted high tech nano for the kitchen. Shrimp and tetras. I quite like the fluval edges. The 46L would suit me nicely.
    I aint cleaned my fx5 out in about 6 months lol I really need to get round to that lol
    With water changes, why not use a hose instead of buckets. Empty and Syphon straight outside or into a sink then connect the hose to your taps and refill. Simples.
     
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    Thats what I thought. I love my little tank. It was a 20 tall but I 2anted a bigger footprint. So I went to petco while she was at work... and they had their tanks on sale for a buck a gallon. So I got it. And a new lid and light... she did notice... lol all I got was. That dont s3em too temporary... and left it at that.

    with the hose I had a problem and it fell out of the tank. That was a bad day. Plus my tank is fifty ft from water source. And my polka dot loaches like to go through the tube... not to mention I have a tankless water h3ater with a mind of its own. Its either cold or shower hot. So I found that didnt work for me. I drain it into a 50 gal trash can then drag it over to my sump croc and syphon it into there and pumps push it into our "seasonal" pond... lol
    I go about 4-6 months between cleanings on my filter. I hate cleaning it. I fill a five gallon bucket, squeeze one sponge a few times, then change the water in the bucket because its black. Would take it out to the garden hose but wouldnt the cold water kill the bacteria off? I have well water so there would be no chlorine in it.. Same water i take from tap and dump into the tank with no treatment. 
     
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    Drastic temp change is not good for the bacteria no. Their hard work to clean aint they lol.
    We need more people to enter. Where is everyone?
     

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