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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:12 pm Post subject: Re: New 5 feet setup.. Pls comment Reply with quote

 nice  setup.  looks  nice  as  tintin  suggested  go  for  a  nice  black  background.  it  will  look  really  cool
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 6:57 pm Post subject: Re: New 5 feet setup.. Pls comment Reply with quote

 nice  setup..  
 
 
 waiting  for  the  pics  with  back  ground  screed.  
 
 I  dont  think  any  plant  will  survide  with  the  species  you  gave  until  you  plant  them  and  protect  them  with  some  kind  of  net.  
 
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 7:51 pm Post subject: Re: New 5 feet setup.. Pls comment Reply with quote

 @HunterJack
 @Deepak
 
 Thanks  very  much  for  your  comments!   Dancing   Agree  
 
 I'm  also  eager  to  add  background,  driftwood  and  rocks,  and  make  it  look  better..
 Hopefully  I  can  do  that  over  the  weekend!!
 
 Guys,
 I  have  a  few  questions  about  the  maintenance  required  for  a  tank  of  this  size.
 -  Is  it  sufficient  to  vaccum  the  substrate  once  a  week,  to  remove  the  solid  waste  debris?
 -  How  much  water  change  needs  to  be  done?
 -  If  I  am  doing  vaccuming  and  water  changes  once  a  week,  how  often  do  i  need  to  clean  the  filter?
 -  And  finally,  the  big  question.  How  often  is  it  required  to  tear  down  the  whole  setup  and  clean  the  tank  and  gravel  fully?  Is  it  even  good  thing  to  do  such  a  full  clean  up??   Shocked  
 
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 Kishore
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:11 pm Post subject: Re: New 5 feet setup.. Pls comment Reply with quote

 Guys,
 I  just  wanted  to  check  out  how  the  black  background  would  look  for  the  tank.  
 So  I  just  hung  a  black  saree  on  the  back  of  the  tank.   ROFL  
 The  black  background  does  look  good.  But,  there  is  too  much  of  reflection  visible  in  the  black  background.
 
 Does  this  happen  even  if  we  actually  use  the  real  background  instead  of  the  saree??
 How  to  avoid  this  kind  of  reflection??
 
 
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 9:26 am Post subject: Re: New 5 feet setup.. Pls comment Reply with quote

                                                   
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@HunterJack
 @Deepak
 
 Thanks  very  much  for  your  comments!   Dancing   Agree  
 
 I'm  also  eager  to  add  background,  driftwood  and  rocks,  and  make  it  look  better..
 Hopefully  I  can  do  that  over  the  weekend!!
 
 Guys,
 I  have  a  few  questions  about  the  maintenance  required  for  a  tank  of  this  size.
 -  Is  it  sufficient  to  vaccum  the  substrate  once  a  week,  to  remove  the  solid  waste  debris?
 -  How  much  water  change  needs  to  be  done?
 -  If  I  am  doing  vaccuming  and  water  changes  once  a  week,  how  often  do  i  need  to  clean  the  filter?
 -  And  finally,  the  big  question.  How  often  is  it  required  to  tear  down  the  whole  setup  and  clean  the  tank  and  gravel  fully?  Is  it  even  good  thing  to  do  such  a  full  clean  up??   Shocked  
 
 Regards,
 Kishore                

 Vaccum  the  gravel  once  a  week,  change  20-25%  of  water,  clean  filter  at  same  time,  or  every  15  days.
 You  don't  need  to  tear  down  the  tank,  ever,  My  oscar  tank  is  now  running  for  3+  years  now,  earlier  it  housed  jewel  pair  with  their  fry.
 I  changed  the  fish  but  did  not  disturb  the  tank.
 Tearing  down  the  tank  will  start  nitorgen  cycling  again.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 10:34 am Post subject: Re: New 5 feet setup.. Pls comment Reply with quote

 Hello  Kishore,
 
   I  wouldn't  tear  down  the  entire  setup,  that  would  send  the  tank  into  a  fresh  cycling  all  over  again.  Not  good.  For  my  120  gallon  Oscar  tank  I  usually  do  two  water  changes  in  a  week  and  vacuum.  I  change  about  40%  water  each  time.   Once  a  week  would  be  fine  as  well  for  your  tank.
 
   For  your  BRP's  I  would  advice  you  to  keep  a  nice  varied  diet  of  Tetra  Bits,  Cichlid  pellets  from  Hikari  and  prawns.  My  Oscars  and  BRP  absolutely  love  prawns   :)
 
 P.S.  What  filter/filters  are  you  using  for  the  tank?
 
 Regards,
 Souptik
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 12:57 pm Post subject: Re: New 5 feet setup.. Pls comment Reply with quote

 Thanks  for  your  advice  guys..
 
 
                                                 
tintin1982  wrote  (View  Post):                
Hello  Kishore,
 
 P.S.  What  filter/filters  are  you  using  for  the  tank?
 
 Regards,
 Souptik                

 
 I'm  using  Dolphin  C1300  (1000  L/h)  canister.
 Right  now  the  filter  media  is  
 -  two  layers  of  sponge  in  the  first  basket
 -  Carbon  in  the  second  basket
 -  Ceramic  cylinders  in  the  third  basket
 -  Fourth  basket  is  empty.  Need  to  see  what  I  can  add
 
 Can  someone  answer  my  question  regarding  adding  black  background  for  the  tank?
 Is  it  better  to  add  the  background  inside  or  outside  the  tank?
 What  is  the  adhesive  to  be  used?
 And  either  way,  will  there  be  too  much  reflection  as  seen  in  the  pic  above??
 
 Regards,
 Kishore
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 1:15 pm Post subject: Re: New 5 feet setup.. Pls comment Reply with quote

 Hi,
 
   Even  I'm  using  the  Dolphin  C-1300  canister  filter  for  my  4  footer  along  with  a  big  top  filter.  I  have  the  following  filter  media  in  the  canister:  sponge,  ceramic  rings,  coarse  sponge.  I  have  not  put  in  the  carbon  as  it  needs  changing  quite  often  AFAIK.  I  plan  to  clean  the  filter  once  in  5-6  months  (a  couple  of  baskets  at  a  time).  But  even  I  would  like  to  know  from  the  experts  here  who  use  canisters  how  often  they  clean  the  canister  filters  they  use.
 
   Also,  about  the  black  background  there  is  a  type  of  background  available  which  has  paper  on  one  side  and  when  that  is  peeled  off  it  reveals  a  sticky  side  which  can  be  then  fixed  on  the  outer  back  glass  of  your  tank.  There  isn't  any  reflection  problem,  at  least  I  have  not  encountered  any  of  any  of  my  tanks.  Make  sure  you  fix  the  black  background  neatly  and  evenly  on  the  glass.   Smile  
 
 Regards,
 Souptik
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 1:35 pm Post subject: Re: New 5 feet setup.. Pls comment Reply with quote

                                                   
tintin1982  wrote  (View  Post):                
 Also,  about  the  black  background  there  is  a  type  of  background  available  which  has  paper  on  one  side  and  when  that  is  peeled  off  it  reveals  a  sticky  side  which  can  be  then  fixed  on  the  outer  back  glass  of  your  tank.  There  isn't  any  reflection  problem,  at  least  I  have  not  encountered  any  of  any  of  my  tanks.  Make  sure  you  fix  the  black  background  neatly  and  evenly  on  the  glass.   Smile  
 
 Regards,
 Souptik                

 
 Need  help  from  Bangalore  guys  on  this.
 Any  idea  where  i  can  find  the  "peel  off  and  paste"  type  of  black  background  in  Bangalore??
 
 In  my  previous  2  feet  tank,  I  had  put  the  background  inside  the  tank.
 I  had  stuck  it  to  the  back  of  the  tank  using  double  sided  cello  tape.  It  had  worked  perfectly.  No  problems  faced  in  more  than  two  years.
 
 Regards,
 Kishore
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 That's  a  nice  idea  with  the  double-sided  tape   Thumb Up  
 
   I  have  read  here  at  IAH  that  some  people  have  used  the  black  vinyl  available  in  car  mod  shops  successfully  as  well.
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 Regarding  use  of  Car  glass  tint,  see  here  
 
 http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/diy/68644-tinting-back-your-aquarium.html
 
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:35 pm Post subject: Re: New 5 feet setup.. Pls comment Reply with quote

 i  won't  suggest  any  plant  for  this  tank  except  for  the  plastic  one  because  parrots  and  jewels  are  big  time  diggers.  silica  is  fine  to  go  with  because  of  its  inert  nature.  add  more  rocks  and  provide  them  with  plenty  of  hiding  space.  tiger  barbs  would  be  a  good  ditcher  fish  and  will  keep  your  cichlids  active  but  some  time  they  do  tend  to  nip  there  fin  specially  when  in  large  number.  instead  go  for  gaint/  blue  danio.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:02 am Post subject: Re: New 5 feet setup.. Pls comment Reply with quote

 Updates  for  the  weekend:
 
 Got  few  more  rocks  on  saturday  and  arranged  them.  But  it  was  still  looking  small.!!!
 
 
 
 
 
 Could  not  get  the  black  background  still.     Crying or Very sad  
 But  was  able  to  buy  some  driftwood  from  Mr  Vyas.
 A  really  huge  peice  of  log  !!   Cheer   Chuckle  
 Its  almost  4  feet  in  length  and  2  feet  in  height.
 
 Cleaned  it  thoroughly  and  inserted  it  directly  into  the  tank  as  suggested  by  Vyas.
 Too  bad  it  will  have  to  get  cured  in  the  tank  only.   Sad  And  I'll  have  to  put  up  with  the  tea  color  water.   Crying or Very sad  
 Had  a  tough  time  weighing  it  down  since  I  dint  have  many  rocks  also.
 So  finally  managed  like  this.
 
 
 
 Guys,
 Any  idea  how  long  this  wood  will  take  to  absorb  water  and  sink  by  itself?
 And  also,  do  you  know  if  the  tannis  leaked  by  the  wood  will  color  the  aquarium  glass  also??
 
 Regards,
 Kishore
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:50 am Post subject: Re: New 5 feet setup.. Pls comment (update on Page 2) Reply with quote

 Gold  severums  are  next  on  my  list  !!!
 
 Nice  specimens  ....!!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:08 am Post subject: Re: New 5 feet setup.. Pls comment (update on Page 2) Reply with quote

                                                   
SNadar7  wrote  (View  Post):                
Gold  severums  are  next  on  my  list  !!!
 
 Nice  specimens  ....!!                

 
 Thanks  Satish!!
 
 Yesterday,  I'd  been  to  an  LFS  where  i  saw  the  most  beautiful  Sevrum.  
 They  were  almost  as  large  as  my  palm.  Golden  body  with  red  markings.  Too  good  !!   Thumbs Up   Rock On  
 Too  bad  I  did  not  take  a  couple  of  snaps.   Sad   Sad  
 
 Regards,
 Kishore
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