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Hanna
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NEW TANK for Humphrey, Hepsiba, Skippy, Matilda, Sunshine
« on: September 24, 2010, 03:46:27 AM »

Wow, everybody.

So my hubby and me planned to get our "Golden Girls and Golden Boys" a new tank, same size for now as we'll use the stand and hood we restored a few months ago.
If all goes according to plan we'll have a big day tomorrow, fishing in our own aquarium Grin, and setting up the NEW tank four our darlings.
The old tank is pretty scratched, ( as we got it 2nd hand as an emergency solution - sure you remember... ) I will use it outside and have a go of growing some plants in it.
Bought an 80l plastic container today to give them enough room to swim while their mummy is creating their new home, will fill it half with their own water, half new one. Then set up the tank using the gravel and the "old" filter system, adding a bit more "Stability" etc and they should be fine being scooped out again and enjoy a new scaped aquagarden Grin

Cannot wait them to see us through a sparkling glass without scratches, same for us to watch them through a clear tank Wink

Will post photos of the process
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Re: NEW TANK for Humphrey, Hepsiba, Skippy, Matilda, Sunshine
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2010, 11:39:33 PM »

I'm sure looking through a clear tank will be much better than a scratched one Smiley But are you putting them in the tank on the same day you fill it up? You sorta made it sound like that, isn't that a bit soon? Even if you use the old filter system, shouldn't you let it settle for just a bit?
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Re: NEW TANK for Humphrey, Hepsiba, Skippy, Matilda, Sunshine
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2010, 01:35:01 AM »

It will be like a 60% waterchange as I will use 40% of their old water too. And all the plants and decorations, filter, etc... only new "walls" arround the water Grin

Unfortunately there wasn't a 3ft tank left, ordered one, will have it in about 2-3 weeks. So I'm going to do a waterchange and siphon the gravel today. Big maintenance is due anyway. thought first I can combine it with the change of the tank, but wasn't lucky Tongue
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Re: NEW TANK for Humphrey, Hepsiba, Skippy, Matilda, Sunshine
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2010, 04:38:21 AM »

How exciting! Cheesy
Just be patient c:
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Re: NEW TANK for Humphrey, Hepsiba, Skippy, Matilda, Sunshine
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2010, 05:26:35 AM »

 Grin lol, have to be.
Anyway, did a major maintenance today, all peeps are happy. Grin
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Re: NEW TANK for Humphrey, Hepsiba, Skippy, Matilda, Sunshine
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2010, 05:16:45 AM »

I changed some water in mom's tank too Smiley I love seeing those fantails of hers buzzing around after maintenance Grin
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Re: NEW TANK for Humphrey, Hepsiba, Skippy, Matilda, Sunshine
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2010, 07:56:43 AM »

Yes, they are more active after the w/c. Sign that it was time to do it and they enjoy the fresh water so much Smiley
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Re: NEW TANK for Humphrey, Hepsiba, Skippy, Matilda, Sunshine
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2010, 09:02:26 AM »

hey hanna if u have not put them in the new tank try this

take the old water and put it in a few Rubbermaid contaners that u can pick put with water in it. get as many as u can then fil them up with all the old water. then just move the water to the new tank that way everything stays the same. add some fresh water about 10% there u go thats it.
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Re: NEW TANK for Humphrey, Hepsiba, Skippy, Matilda, Sunshine
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2010, 03:45:50 PM »

Thanks creamkiller Wink

this is exactly what I plan to do, only that I will have a bigger percentage of fresh water Grin
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Re: NEW TANK for Humphrey, Hepsiba, Skippy, Matilda, Sunshine
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2010, 03:49:38 AM »

I was just about to point that out that it's fine to let half of the water in the new tank be fresh Smiley That's only better for the fish! Cheesy
And since you're using the gravel and everything from the old setup, there won't be any problems with cycling Smiley
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Re: NEW TANK for Humphrey, Hepsiba, Skippy, Matilda, Sunshine
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2010, 06:16:25 AM »

Yep, this is how I mentioned it in my first post on this thread, LOL Wink
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Re: NEW TANK for Humphrey, Hepsiba, Skippy, Matilda, Sunshine
« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2010, 04:24:30 AM »

HEHE, got a phonecall from the Fish Cave today, the new tank is there, we can pick it up on the weekend, so it will be a big day for Humphrey, Hepsiba, Skippy, Matilda, Sunshine and for us.  Grin  Grin  Shocked  Roll Eyes  Grin  Grin
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Re: NEW TANK for Humphrey, Hepsiba, Skippy, Matilda, Sunshine
« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2010, 01:33:53 PM »

How exciting! Smiley
Are you going to keep the decor much the same or will you move things around a bit? Smiley
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Re: NEW TANK for Humphrey, Hepsiba, Skippy, Matilda, Sunshine
« Reply #13 on: October 18, 2010, 04:28:47 PM »

I will keep the deco but maybe move it around a bit, maybe add a tree stump to hide the pipe of the UG filter.
I think I will mix the gravel with more light one. The dark looks a bit dull to me.  Wink
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Re: NEW TANK for Humphrey, Hepsiba, Skippy, Matilda, Sunshine
« Reply #14 on: October 18, 2010, 10:49:39 PM »

Well, you sure are a glutton for projects!!! Cheesy
Can't wait to see the new tank and set up!
Altho I couldn't see any scratches on the old one! Smiley
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Re: NEW TANK for Humphrey, Hepsiba, Skippy, Matilda, Sunshine
« Reply #15 on: October 19, 2010, 03:15:59 AM »

Maybe some lighter gravel would make the tank look a bit bigger? Smiley And for sure bring out the colors of your fish nicely Smiley
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Re: NEW TANK for Humphrey, Hepsiba, Skippy, Matilda, Sunshine
« Reply #16 on: October 19, 2010, 05:12:57 AM »

OH yes, plenty of scratches on that one, the lady who had it befor must have cleaned it with a wire brush. But it was the rescue tank for our goldies. We'll keep it I want to have a go to grow aquatic plants.

Yes, the lighter gravel will be a bit friendlier also we will be able to see our Sunshine... lol... at the moment bit hard to locate her as she is dark too,  Cheesy
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Re: NEW TANK for Humphrey, Hepsiba, Skippy, Matilda, Sunshine
« Reply #17 on: October 19, 2010, 10:31:07 AM »

That's a good idea growing aquatic plants!!
Save you tons of money and the fish can eat to their hearts content!! Smiley
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Re: NEW TANK for Humphrey, Hepsiba, Skippy, Matilda, Sunshine
« Reply #18 on: October 19, 2010, 10:32:04 AM »

Hanna !  I just had a thought! You could grow plants and sell them!!  I would buy some! Wink
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Re: NEW TANK for Humphrey, Hepsiba, Skippy, Matilda, Sunshine
« Reply #19 on: October 19, 2010, 10:32:59 AM »

Actually with all those babies you have been having you could sell those too! Smiley
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Re: NEW TANK for Humphrey, Hepsiba, Skippy, Matilda, Sunshine
« Reply #20 on: October 19, 2010, 01:51:31 PM »

Shipping plants would probably be much easier than shipping fish anyway! Cheesy Great idea, Minde! Cheesy
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Re: NEW TANK for Humphrey, Hepsiba, Skippy, Matilda, Sunshine
« Reply #21 on: October 19, 2010, 04:45:50 PM »

Not a bad idea, but see how I go first, LOL.
We do have a local fish forum and aquarium club. So there may be a chance too Grin
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Re: NEW TANK for Humphrey, Hepsiba, Skippy, Matilda, Sunshine
« Reply #22 on: October 19, 2010, 04:54:20 PM »

Any chance you'd ship overseas??? Wink
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Re: NEW TANK for Humphrey, Hepsiba, Skippy, Matilda, Sunshine
« Reply #23 on: October 19, 2010, 04:58:24 PM »

Providing the plants will grow nice, and it is possible I'll ship some to you Minde Wink
I never done this before....
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Re: NEW TANK for Humphrey, Hepsiba, Skippy, Matilda, Sunshine
« Reply #24 on: October 19, 2010, 05:00:34 PM »

I have faith in you! Smiley
Yeah, you could set up a pay-pal acct. and sell aquatic plants.  Peeps could pay you through pay-pal!
I'd be your best customer!! LOL! Grin
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