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Re: TTF-HQ Fish Tank

Post by DepartedLight » Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:32 pm

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After:
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Moved the free floaters around for fun. And the fish like it it.
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Re: TTF-HQ Fish Tank

Post by Bloodhound » Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:14 am

The before pic looked great...the after pic is even better...a great looking tank! Very very nice work
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Re: TTF-HQ Fish Tank

Post by DepartedLight » Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:24 pm

Bloodhound wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:14 am
The before pic looked great...the after pic is even better...a great looking tank! Very very nice work
I like the before. I'll play with it Sunday afternoon. I want the wood lower in the swim lanes.
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Re: TTF-HQ Fish Tank

Post by DepartedLight » Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:13 pm

The latest After. This is more in line with what I was thinking.
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Re: TTF-HQ Fish Tank

Post by DepartedLight » Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:21 pm

I removed all the base rock.

Monochromatic tank

One kind of each.*

Lace rock, Anubias plants, mopani wood, & mbuna fish.

*South American grounds caretaker fish exempt.

Now. Riddle me this, Batman.

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Re: TTF-HQ Fish Tank

Post by Thunktank » Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:14 am

So when are you going to start your next tank, DL? That one looks about finished. Have you thought about going pro? :mrgreen:
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Post by Bloodhound » Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:08 am

You are going to make those fish nervious...they go to sleep and wake up to a different tank every few days :)
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Re: TTF-HQ Fish Tank

Post by DepartedLight » Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:32 pm

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So when are you going to start your next tank, DL? That one looks about finished. Have you thought about going pro? :mrgreen:
I've thought of this as my retirement gig. Keep me busy enough. I'd like to do one of those huge tanks. I'd need a sponsor. A rich sponsor. Richer than that.
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Re: TTF-HQ Fish Tank

Post by DepartedLight » Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:24 pm

We did the first 30 day maintenance this weekend.

As is normal, the tank is experiencing cloudiness and tannen release. Cycle two begins.

Aquariums follow the same bio-cycles as the tide.

I need to decrease day time by an hour or so. I am seeing too much algae on the edges of the leaves.

I started painting the rear bulkhead on the other tank this weekend.

Chocolate brown.
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Re: TTF-HQ Fish Tank

Post by Bloodhound » Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:12 am

I see a reality TV show possibility....
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Re: TTF-HQ Fish Tank

Post by DepartedLight » Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:41 am

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I see a reality TV show possibility....
HA. There is one already. I saw 2 dudes do a huge saltwater tank for Howie Mandel.

They build the tanks, as in the glass part too.
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Re: TTF-HQ Fish Tank

Post by Thunktank » Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:35 am

DL, just so you know, as soon as I get the work on the house done, I plan to get a fish tank too. This inspired me. I was a marine biology major once upon a time. I always loved fish tanks, but had not had a full sized one since childhood, I do enjoy the company of fish.
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Re: TTF-HQ Fish Tank

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Re: TTF-HQ Fish Tank

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Re: TTF-HQ Fish Tank

Post by Bloodhound » Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:10 pm

Are the plants live or synthetic?
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Re: TTF-HQ Fish Tank

Post by DepartedLight » Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:15 pm

Bloodhound wrote:
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Are the plants live or synthetic?
live, but of course LOL
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Re: TTF-HQ Fish Tank

Post by Bloodhound » Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:17 pm

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Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:15 pm
Bloodhound wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:10 pm
Are the plants live or synthetic?
live, but of course LOL
I tried live plants in my last tank...plants died...Fish started looking puny...I put in the synthetics and the fish got better all but one...the redtail shark croaked.
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Re: TTF-HQ Fish Tank

Post by DepartedLight » Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:22 pm

Bloodhound wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:17 pm
DepartedLight wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:15 pm
Bloodhound wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:10 pm
Are the plants live or synthetic?
live, but of course LOL
I tried live plants in my last tank...plants died...Fish started looking puny...I put in the synthetics and the fish got better all but one...the redtail shark croaked.
Your 10 gallon aquarium experience from 1973 is a sad story I have heard far too often. Our redtail shark jumped out. My brother put it in a dixie cup and brought to my bedside. He woke me up and said, "I brought you some water." Yep, stiff dead red tailed shark staring up at me from a little dixie cup. I still have not gotten him back for that one. Yet.
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