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6ft native tank

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6ft native tank

Postby Alasse » Sun Nov 09, 2014 7:56 am

I am getting a 6x2x2 tank made for my outdoor undercover area. A wooden or steel stand cannot be used as this area gets hosed out.

So Besser Blocks it is....

I started building it today....still needing around 15 blocks to complete, but as it is so far

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Re: 6ft native tank

Postby Graeme » Sun Nov 09, 2014 8:11 am

This is going to be an interesting one!

What are you going to put in it?
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Re: 6ft native tank

Postby Alasse » Sun Nov 09, 2014 9:30 am

Native fish from the local rivers (rainbows, blue eyes etc)

The tank will be planted, and i'll be using DIY substrate, specially with the footprint of this tank, more money kept in my pocket is a good thing lol
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Re: 6ft native tank

Postby malakye » Sun Nov 09, 2014 3:05 pm

Looking forward to seeing how this progresses.
I have a 6x2x2 tank sitting under my dining table until we get the floor re-enforced as they get really heavy when filled, I wish we had the temperatures to make putting it outside an option lol.
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Re: 6ft native tank

Postby Alasse » Sun Nov 09, 2014 6:38 pm

Oh it can get cold here (0 and below), this is why I am stocking it with native local fish, they should be able to cope with an unheated outdoor tank temp
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Re: 6ft native tank

Postby Alasse » Sun Nov 16, 2014 10:20 am

Finished the stand finally

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Re: 6ft native tank

Postby malakye » Tue Nov 18, 2014 2:55 pm

Looking forward to seeing how this progresses.
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Re: 6ft native tank

Postby Alasse » Sat Dec 06, 2014 7:08 am

The main tank has been built....the overhead sump will be started shortly, then its just wait for delivery :D
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Re: 6ft native tank

Postby Alasse » Thu Feb 05, 2015 12:15 pm

Updated pic :D

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* i will be painting the visible foam that the tank is sitting on black. I also need to setup the bulkheads in the sump, decide what pump to use and organize hoses etc
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Re: 6ft native tank

Postby malakye » Thu Feb 05, 2015 2:27 pm

Looking good, cant wait to see this take shape.
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