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6ft native tank

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Re: 6ft native tank

Postby Alasse » Tue Feb 10, 2015 9:31 am

Update: Picked up a pump, just gotta organize hosing and connectors. Will be gathering the substrate goodies this weekend....hoping to get it up and running this weekend or very close to.
The tank will be being planted....so gotta round up some plants too

I've got 12 natives currently in a holding tank.
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Re: 6ft native tank

Postby Alasse » Thu Feb 12, 2015 7:02 am

I played with some wood in the tank today.....think i've found a look i really like! Bonus, i dont have to go look for new stuff lol. Now that i have it how i want it i dont want to move it back to the pond lol And i cant fill the tank because i've started to mix the DIY substrate and get it in place.....tank now cant be filled until the capping layer is on....

Oh well if the wood dries out too much i'll just have to use rocks to hold it down while it waterlogs up again.....it should be filled by Mon or Tues at the latest, so 4-5 days....I tried for a pic, but way too much reflection, so will wait for dark.

A friend managed to fix the 6ft light i got given (a very expensive light too!), so i hope to pick that up next week. Tis slowly coming together!
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Re: 6ft native tank

Postby Alasse » Thu Feb 12, 2015 9:25 am

Not dark yet, but managed a pic that gives you an idea of wood placement
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Re: 6ft native tank

Postby malakye » Sat Feb 14, 2015 12:52 pm

Glad your friend was able to fix the light. Love the wood, its got some great shapes to it. I really cant wait to see this filled.
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Re: 6ft native tank

Postby Alasse » Sun Feb 15, 2015 6:43 am

DIY substrate in and capped. Tank filled
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Now i was lazy and didnt wash the 40kg of capping sand lol This will come back and bite me later i know. When i plant it, i will end up with a very cloudy tank for a little while :D

*a big thanks to my hubby who hung a 3ft light up from the roof just so i could take a pic lol He loves me..................sometimes lol
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Re: 6ft native tank

Postby Alasse » Sun Feb 15, 2015 12:16 pm

Canister on....started planting (nowhere near finished). 10 Crimson spotted rainbows and 4 glass perch added

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Re: 6ft native tank

Postby malakye » Sun Feb 15, 2015 8:00 pm

lmao, I am sure your hubby loves you more than just sometimes lol. Great start, can you get a close up of your rainbows and perch.
(Hope you are going to be putting some entries into this months photo comp as well hint hint lol)
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Re: 6ft native tank

Postby Alasse » Tue Feb 17, 2015 11:31 am

Ok, scrounged some lights lol. Now they have different bulbs so scuse the varying ends of the tank

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Still nowhere near finished planting, but i'll have to slow down until i get a proper light over the tank (getting a quote to retrofit a 6ft light i already have to LEDs)
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Re: 6ft native tank

Postby malakye » Wed Feb 18, 2015 3:39 pm

It looks lovely. Hope the quote to sort out your light is not too nasty lol.
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Re: 6ft native tank

Postby Alasse » Fri Feb 27, 2015 2:59 pm

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One of the rainbows, they are starting to colour up some
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