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New Start. More of an upgrade.

Postby malakye » Fri Jul 01, 2011 3:58 pm

I have wanted to upgrade my tank for a while now so finally bit the bullet and bought a 5ft one.
It has a couple of problems the stands a bit tatty and just discovered that only half the lights are working which is a real pain as I had been assured they were working prefectly but for the price I will not complain too much. Barry has done electrical training so I am leaving it to him to strip out the old units and replace them for me, so it should not be too bad.
I just ordered a Fluval FX5 so hopefully it will not take too long to get here then I can start to have some fun.

Here it is, its needing cleaned so will get that done later today.
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Re: New start

Postby Anita » Fri Jul 01, 2011 4:40 pm

Very nice, it fits in there lovely :-):
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Re: New start

Postby Mick » Fri Jul 01, 2011 5:45 pm

You could easily fit a nice group of Discus in there :-):
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Re: New start

Postby mucklelass » Fri Jul 01, 2011 5:54 pm

It looks smashing, Candise. I am very interested to see how this project progresses.
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Re: New start

Postby Anita » Fri Jul 01, 2011 6:19 pm

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Re: New start

Postby malakye » Fri Jul 01, 2011 7:33 pm

Anita if I can make room for that tank in my livingroom along with hugos tort table and everything else I am sure you can squeeze yours back in lol.

The fish that are currently in my 4ft tank are being moved over into there, then my 4ft will go to my youngest for his fantails with his 3ft tank being used for Barrys axolotl. What else I add to the big one I am not sure yet.
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Re: New start

Postby Anita » Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:45 pm

Lol I have a tort table and the 190 tank in the front room, really can't go in there.

:oops: My spare room is full of gym equipment which I use and the tumble dryers up there :-):

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Re: New start

Postby Big Den » Sat Jul 02, 2011 6:30 am

Candise, I hope you've measured the cupboard to see if the FX5 will fit in, they are quite bulky.
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Re: New start

Postby malakye » Sat Jul 02, 2011 6:46 pm

Den I haven't actually, I never even thought about that.
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Re: New start

Postby Mick » Sun Jul 03, 2011 7:45 am

It should be fine, your cabinet looks like the same size as mine and I have loads of room in the cupboards!
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