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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 1:51 pm Post subject: Re: 5 feet Tank Very Happy New Reply with quote

 I   beg  to  differ..You  have  been  in  this  forum  for  more  than  4  years  bro.After  looking  at  your  tank,it  comes  across  to  me  as  if  some  newbie  has  started  his  tank.Your  fishes  look  fine.Just  the  scape  itself  is  disappointing.  The  pebbles  and  the  substrate  are  an  eye  sore.
 I  apologize  if  my  comment  has  in  any  way  hurt  you.  This  is  just  my  personal  feeling  and  may  not  be  correct.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 2:29 pm Post subject: Re: 5 feet Tank Very Happy New Reply with quote

                                                   
hrishi007  wrote  (View  Post):                
I   beg  to  differ..You  have  been  in  this  forum  for  more  than  4  years  bro.After  looking  at  your  tank,it  comes  across  to  me  as  if  some  newbie  has  started  his  tank.Your  fishes  look  fine.Just  the  scape  itself  is  disappointing.  The  pebbles  and  the  substrate  are  an  eye  sore.
 I  apologize  if  my  comment  has  in  any  way  hurt  you.  This  is  just  my  personal  feeling  and  may  not  be  correct.
 Happy  fish  keeping   Smile                

 
 Hmmm...  ok...  agreed...its  true  ...I  am  a  bad  "scape"..   Crying or Very sad  
 
 Now,  give  me  your  inputs.....but  only  ....in  this  much  infra  structure.  
 
 This  is  all  the  stuff  which  I  kept  pending  with  me  for  long  6  years  to  start  again.   
 
 give  me  a  re-arrangement  direction...and  I  will  give  you  a  lovely  dinner  treat,  whenever  you  come  to  mumbai  Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 2:36 pm Post subject: Re: 5 feet Tank Very Happy New Reply with quote

 I  am  no  expert  bro.And  dont  get  me  wrong.I   never  said  that  you  are  a  bad  scaper.  Now  coming  to  your  tank,  i  think  the  pebbles  instead  of  being  stocked  up  at  one  place,  should  be  scattered  and  should  of  different  sizes.  Also,  as  regards  your  substrate,  it  can  be  a  bit  dark  in  colour.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 2:47 pm Post subject: Re: 5 feet Tank Very Happy New Reply with quote

 can  you  copy  the  picture  and  mark  it?  demonstrate?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:04 pm Post subject: Re: 5 feet Tank Very Happy New Reply with quote

 Percy  Hope  you  are  fine...  
 
 Wonderful  &  All  the  best  for  your  New  tank.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:15 pm Post subject: Re: 5 feet Tank Very Happy New Reply with quote

                                                   
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Percy  Hope  you  are  fine...  
 
 Wonderful  &  All  the  best  for  your  New  tank.                

 
 Thanks  god  bless
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:01 pm Post subject: Re: 5 feet Tank Very Happy New Reply with quote

 Hello  garothmaan,  Excellent  home  for  goldies  !
 Sir,  the  scape  sure  needs  some  work.
 My  suggestions:
 1)  Remove  the  poster,  Instead  stick  something  black  (plain  dark  black)
 It  sure  will  looks  more  appealing.
 
 2)  Stones/pebbles  for  goldies  ...  hmm...  i  personally  would  never  go  for  it.
 Since  you  know  how  much  goldies  love  to  poop  Very Happy  ,  the  pebbles  makes  it  hard  to  clean  and  degrades  water  quality  fast..  really  fast.
 I  would  suggest  to  for  sand  as  substrate.  I  myself  have  been  using  beach  sand  as  substrate  in  my  tank  with  goldfish  with  excellent  results  since  past  1.5  years.
 
 Hope  my  suggestion  helps  you...  Again  it's  your  tank,  and  what  you  think  matters  the  most   Thumb Up
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 12:24 pm Post subject: Re: 5 feet Tank Very Happy New Reply with quote

 Thanks  Libero.  Can  you  post  a  picture  of  your  tanks  and  some  sand  in  hand?.  
 
 Beach  Sand  means  that,  sand  from  chowpatty?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 1:33 pm Post subject: Re: 5 feet Tank Very Happy New Reply with quote

 You  cannot  use  sand  from  Chowpati  as  substrate  for  Golds.  It  may  have  a  lot  of  shells  which  may  alter  the  pH  of  your  tank.  Anyways  marine  sand  in  fresh  water  tank  is  not  needed.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 2:23 pm Post subject: Re: 5 feet Tank Very Happy New Reply with quote

                                                   
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You  cannot  use  sand  from  Chowpati  as  substrate  for  Golds.  It  may  have  a  lot  of  shells  which  may  alter  the  pH  of  your  tank.  Anyways  marine  sand  in  fresh  water  tank  is  not  needed.                

 
 Ooo..so  I  cant  use  the  ocean  beach  sand  in  fresh  water  fish  tank.  fine  thanks   Bow   Bow  
 
 then  can  I  use  river  sand?  Confused   Confused
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 4:01 pm Post subject: Re: 5 feet Tank Very Happy New Reply with quote

 My  tank  pics  with  sand  as  substrate  can  be  found  at  this  post:
 http://indianaquariumhobbyist.com/community/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&p=340757&highlight=#340757
 
 The  beach  sand  is  from  goa's  beach.
 
 The  beach  sand  sure  have  salt  and  shells  as  content,  but  using  some  kitchen  science..  you  can  remove  salt  and  shells  too  and  will  be  left  with  pure  and  attractive  sand.
 I  personally  have  been  using  this  since  more  than  a  year  now.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 4:46 pm Post subject: Re: 5 feet Tank Very Happy New Reply with quote

 Thanks  Libero,  so  what  is  the  kitchen  science  to  clean  the  sand?  Cheer
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 Percy  (Garothmaan?),     the  typical  immediate  mindset  on  seeing  a  5-ft  tank  is  to  imagine  a  fully  planted  scape  with  lots  of  shoaling  fishes.   But,  its  nice  to  see  golides  for  a  difference.   
 
 As  many  have  said,  you  can  definitely  scape  it  better.   I  think  Shelly  has  shared  some  wonderful  ideas  which  are  also  easy  to  maintain.   Here  are  my  thoughts:
 
 1)  Get  a  substrate  of  fine  or  coarse  sand.   I  think  shells  in  the  sand  are  not  going  to  alter  pH  too  much  -  I  seriously  don't  know.  I  have  used  them  without  too  much  botheration.   Of  course,  I  make  sure  to  rinse  the  sand  a  couple  of  times  to  remove  dust  and  other  pollutants.
 
 2.   You  can  pile  up  the  pebbles.   You  can  go  for  hardy  and  fast  growing  plants  like  vallisneria.   Take  a  small-side  plastic  or  mud  pot  (typical  pot  for  plants).   Fill  it  with  laterite  to  3/4ths  and  top  if  off  with  sand.   Now  plant  the  vallisneria  in  a  big  cluster  in  this  pot.   Now  keep  the  pot  in  one  of  the  sides  of  the  tank  (rule  of  3/4ths).   Now  pile  your  pebbles  around  and  on  the  top  of  the  pot,  so  that  that  pot  itself  is  not  visible  and  the  plants  look  as  if  they  are  growing  on  a  mound.     If  you  have  2  or  3  varieties  of  plants  you  can  have  separate  pots.     
 
 Using  pots,  lets  you  not  spread  a  rich  substrate  in  a  goldies  tank,  but  at  the  same  time  lets  you  grow  plants.  (You  might  get  the  effect  that  Shelly  has  shown  in  his  pictures).
 
 3.  Definitely  get  rid  of  the  poster.   Use  a  plain  black  background.     Since  you  don't  have  any  demanding  plants,  you  can  dim  your  lights  or  you  can  have  focal  lights   in  a  few  places  and  the  rest  can  be  illuminated  with  dim  lights.  
 
   (I  think  all  fishes  like  dimmed  environments).
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:18 pm Post subject: Re: 5 feet Tank Very Happy New Reply with quote

 Hi  Grathoman,
 
 Remove  the  background  poster  and  put  frosted  film  it  will  give  good  look  to  your  tank  Smile
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 @ShankarB...  Thank  you  Sir,  I  will  try  your  idea  this  sunday.  
 
 is  it  ok  to  put  laterite  pebbles  and  plant  ?
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