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ClearSeal Hexagon Tank

Postby james_19742000 » Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:48 pm

Ok, so I just picked up today a used ClearSeal Hexagon tank, ben looking for something to go in my daughters room for a while, so picked it up for a tenner, bought it home, spent half an hour scrubbing it clean and looks a good as new now!

I believe the tank itself is around 10 gallons.

So, any suggestions for stocking it please?

Going to set it up in the next few days, I have a filter that I can use and will pick up a small heater for it, I have some fine sand substrate to use and I can pick up some rock for it, it needs to be clean and simple, so not messing with plans etc, obviously I would love to put some Malawi in it, but its way too small for that unfortunately, so what suggestions have people got for a small tropical aquarium for my daughters room then, having been spoilt with teh colours of Malawi's you kind of feel disappointed when you go looking for fish and you cant find anything with some serious pop!

So any thoughts or suggestions?

Thanks in advance.

James

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Re: ClearSeal Hexagon Tank

Postby bradderz123 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:19 am

I did the same for my son - would suggest you go to your LFS and buy community fish that suit harder water (assuming thats what you've got).

I don't know the names of the fish he has (he does have some Endler Guppies) but I do know he was told what to avoid bearing in mind size of tank etc (good general aquatic shop in Kent - Birchwoods, still run by the same people from 30 years ago! - interestingly not into Malawis).
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Re: ClearSeal Hexagon Tank

Postby James » Wed Oct 16, 2013 1:37 pm

What about as a grow out for juvies?

You get the colour you are looking for and the fish will be free :tu:
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Re: ClearSeal Hexagon Tank

Postby bradderz123 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 2:47 pm

I did try that myself but there were so many babies that they weren't growing on fast enough - and they weren't particular attractive as babies. :think:
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Re: ClearSeal Hexagon Tank

Postby james_19742000 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 2:58 pm

If I did do that as a fry tank I would only be wanting to do it once as I could do with topping my main tank up with fish, so I might try that and see how I get on! Then after that I might go and get a selection of hardy standard tropical at the LFS.

With the fry, how long would they take before they needed to move out of that tank and into the main tank??
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Re: ClearSeal Hexagon Tank

Postby bradderz123 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 4:58 pm

Subject to what is in your main tank it's more about the fry's size.
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Re: ClearSeal Hexagon Tank

Postby Clare » Fri Oct 18, 2013 10:02 pm

Shell dwellers. Tanganyikan shell dwellers, they are lovely fish to watch.
We supply high quality, home bred Malawi Cichlids to the UK http://www.tonysafricancichlids.co.uk Next day courier £15 Sat courier £26
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Re: ClearSeal Hexagon Tank

Postby james_19742000 » Fri Oct 18, 2013 11:21 pm

Shell dwellers? What ones would they be?

Ok, my wife has decided that this Clear Seal tank is a bit too large for our daughters room, but as my daughter is now expecting a tank in her room we are going to dust down one of our old conventional shaped tanks from the garage for her, however, my wife thinks the Clear Seal is a lovely size and shape to have on display in the house, so she is looking out for a coffee table/stand for it to go on and we will pop it somewhere else in the house!!!

And to think all I wanted was a nice African Cichlid tank in the lounge, and now all of a sudden, we want to breed a batch to finish filling up our main tank, plus possible having a total of 3 additional tanks elsewhere in the house!!!! It seems that all these posts I have read about it taking over our lifes are true!!!!

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Re: ClearSeal Hexagon Tank

Postby Clare » Sat Oct 19, 2013 2:59 pm

:tu: :tu: :text-lol:
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