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Re: My 175ltr tank

Postby andywroe » Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:20 pm

bradderz123 wrote:Went marines myself for a few months - soon took away the enjoyment of fishkeeping for me with all the extra husbandry necessary.

Introduced a killer worm in the live rock, fewer fish swimming around, high water quality a must, RO water, really need a sump, expensive to maintain - became too much like hard work for me :td:

I 'd be inclined to buy a malawi and tell your son it's nemo's cousin Lemo :whistle:


Same here :text-yeahthat: expensive mistake i made there
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Re: My 175ltr tank

Postby Clare » Sat Apr 19, 2014 12:32 am

Boooo that sucks. Sorry about that. :(

Marines wow you have more patience, time and love for it than I ever have or could have. I would love it but I know whats involved and I know it would become a chore in no time.
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Re: My 175ltr tank

Postby :: blade :: » Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:11 pm

yea been wanting a marine for a good few yrs. will get this tank sorted 1st and see how i feel then :) might wait till the kids have moved out then have more time to it then without them getting in the way :D
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Re: My 175ltr tank

Postby bradderz123 » Sun Apr 20, 2014 8:20 am

My Malawis was going great and that gave me the confidence to go into marines. Big piece of work to change over.

Having returned I just love the movement of the greater number of fish and the developing colours are looking good.

I had some stunners in my previous setup and really regret the time (and money) my 'dip' into marines cost - but if I hadn't have tried I wouldn't have got it out of my system.
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Re: My 175ltr tank

Postby Ratmando » Sun Apr 20, 2014 9:42 am

bradderz123 wrote:My Malawis was going great and that gave me the confidence to go into marines. Big piece of work to change over.

Having returned I just love the movement of the greater number of fish and the developing colours are looking good.

I had some stunners in my previous setup and really regret the time (and money) my 'dip' into marines cost - but if I hadn't have tried I wouldn't have got it out of my system.


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Re: My 175ltr tank

Postby :: blade :: » Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:44 pm

been thinking long and hard about what to do with the tank. decided to bin the tank and keep the cabinet for my 3ft tank and buy myself a new tank. but instead of gettkng another small 3ft tank im going to hopefully get a 5ft 450ltr tank :) so been lookibg around and have chosen a juwel vision 450 will be looking around to see if i can get one on 0% finance if not will have to save and wait till next yr to get it so will be waiting till i get that before i get malawis now.
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Re: My 175ltr tank

Postby andywroe » Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:08 am

whats your budget?
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Re: My 175ltr tank

Postby :: blade :: » Sun May 04, 2014 5:15 pm

At the mo i have no budget as im skint. Wont be able to buy a tank outright :( so will be a while till i get one.
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Re: My 175ltr tank

Postby K5mow » Sun May 04, 2014 8:47 pm

Tank looks great.

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Re: My 175ltr tank

Postby :: blade :: » Mon May 05, 2014 9:34 am

K5mow wrote:Tank looks great.

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it looked great, its dead now :(
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Re: My 175ltr tank

Postby :: blade :: » Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:30 pm

well that tank has no been removed to make way for my 3ft tropical tank, and my 1st 2ft tank will be going next to it and ill be setting it up as a nano marine setup, was going to do a mini malawi tank but thought it wouldnt be right for the fish :)
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Re: My 175ltr tank

Postby Clare » Fri Sep 26, 2014 4:10 pm

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You can always go Tang shell dwellers, they are awesome.
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Re: My 175ltr tank

Postby :: blade :: » Sat Sep 27, 2014 7:13 pm

been told im not allowed the 2ft tank now :'(
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Re: My 175ltr tank

Postby Clare » Sat Sep 27, 2014 9:38 pm

Oh no. Sorry hun. :(
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Re: My 175ltr tank

Postby :: blade :: » Sat Sep 27, 2014 9:43 pm

i i shall persuade :D hopefully have my 3ft one back downstairs next weekend, so need to find a big tub to put my fish in so i can clean it out and swap everyting over, will put both stands next to each other and will see if i have to move it :D
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Re: My 175ltr tank

Postby Clare » Sat Sep 27, 2014 10:25 pm

Haha awesome idea. Update us with photos. I once got a new tank years ago. The man came in from from and remarked on it.... I said it's been there since forever, your just too busy to see it, I've cleaned it so you notice it now. He knew I was bulling but didn't have a good enough come back. :)
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Re: My 175ltr tank

Postby :: blade :: » Sun Sep 28, 2014 6:31 pm

ha will see how it goes then get pics :D just been looking on ND Aquatics website so might have a new aqaurium as somepoint next yr :) 60x24x18, should be a decent size :)
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Re: My 175ltr tank

Postby :: blade :: » Mon Sep 29, 2014 1:39 pm

just got my last 3 bags of sand and turns out the 1st lot of sand is really fine sand and the new stuff is bigger, ive mixed the 2 together and started rinsing but the really fine sand just floated to the top or has formed a sand bubbles, hopefully ive got rid of the super fine stuff but will find out when i come to put it into my tank rinsed it for about half an hour now and everytime i nix it more floats to the top, altho there is a nice contrast with it with the fine and not so fine sand :) the new stuff is shiney and the other is dull, just need to get a plastic box to put my fish into now for when i empty the tank out.
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Re: My 175ltr tank

Postby :: blade :: » Mon Sep 29, 2014 1:59 pm

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this is what is does on the water

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should look quite good once done tho :)
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Re: My 175ltr tank

Postby :: blade :: » Mon Oct 06, 2014 5:39 pm

well i took the plunge and rescaped my tank :) took me aaages yesturday to strip down and clean and put back together, needed to get some more bags of sand as its abit flat but will fit them in sometime this week. but its a big difference, think i need some filter floss to get it that little bit clearer but not bad considering it was lastnight i finished it

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need to sort the background out again as its all bubbled after squeezing it out :( but its a whole lot better than before, will be getting a few live plants for it eventually
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