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My first tank

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My first tank

Postby ThomasR » Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:08 pm

I just got my tank last Thursday and it is a 75 gallon tank. The filter I got was not working so I brought it back to the store and they ordered a new one which should come in today. I placed it in my room (still in school) and I do not have all the decorations, like driftwood so I will load a picture of the tank up later. It will be a Cichlid tank with an Oscar, maybe two Jacks, and a Galaxy Pleco.
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Re: My first tank

Postby Blowfish » Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:32 pm

Waiting patiently to find out the outcome :-):
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Re: My first tank

Postby malakye » Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:48 pm

You will have to post lots of pictures as it progresses.
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Re: My first tank

Postby Blowfish » Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:50 pm

Yup............Pics.......... :thu:
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Re: My first tank

Postby ThomasR » Wed Aug 18, 2010 9:51 pm

This my tank as of now I have not picked the filter up yet.

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Re: My first tank

Postby Blowfish » Wed Aug 18, 2010 10:00 pm

What are you using to upload picks?.......try photobucket its well easy :thu:
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Re: My first tank

Postby ThomasR » Thu Aug 19, 2010 3:51 am

I got my filter. It is the Eheim Ecco Pro I wanted the Pro 3 but it broke so the LFS is giving me 2 Ecco's but the water is murky. It is murky because I did not rinse the pebble things correctly.
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Re: My first tank

Postby chrishannah » Thu Aug 19, 2010 8:23 am

Ah i had the same sort of problem, i didn't rinse either.
But all the dust and stuff settled down after about 24 hours.
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Re: My first tank

Postby ThomasR » Thu Aug 19, 2010 2:00 pm

Yeah also put a little to much ammonia in the tank and I bought the test strips and the smallest reading at 0 is bright yellow and the biggest reading is at six which is dark green and mine was gray so I will do a 50% water change.
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Re: My first tank

Postby malakye » Thu Aug 19, 2010 2:31 pm

you are also much better to get yourself a liquid test kit as the strips are not very reliable. Most of us on here swear by the API test kits.
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