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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:09 pm Post subject: Triangular Tank Reply with quote

 How  is  the  idea  of  a  triangular  shaped  tank?
 
 What  prob  may  I  face  using  this  shaped  tank,  for  planted  and  for  cichlids(giraffe  and  c.  Moori)?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:11 pm Post subject: Re: Triangular Tank Reply with quote

 Avik....  specify  the  exact  size  of  the  tank  so  people  can  guide  you  better.  And  also  update  signature  with  your  name.
 
 BTW....  did  you  get  the  tank  finally  from  that  Gullif  Guy?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 2:00 pm Post subject: Re: Triangular Tank Reply with quote

 No,  that  Bappa  of  Galiff  now  wants  more  time(1  or  2  months  say  Surprised  ),yesterday  I  took  the  advance  back.
 
 The  size:
 
                     2'  each  perpendicular  side,  thinking  of  the  height.  The  planted  one  I  planned  of  15"  height,  if  putting  blue  dolphin  in  this  shape  is  a  good  idea,  then  I'll  make  the  second  tank  for  them  only,  that  case  15"  height  is  sufficient?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 2:11 pm Post subject: Re: Triangular Tank Reply with quote

 IMO  that  15"  hieght  is  the  ideal  for  a  planted  tank.  This  is  considering  the  penetration  of  light.  If  I  could  I  would  reduce  my  24"  hieght  to  15"  !!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:37 am Post subject: Re: Triangular Tank Reply with quote

 suggestions  members........
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:46 am Post subject: Re: Triangular Tank Reply with quote

 The  trouble  with  triangular  tanks  is  getting  the  edges  ground  so  that  they  are  parallel  to  the  glass  at  the  joints,  and  to  each  other  at  the  apex.
 Work  out  the  angles  correctly.
 
 If  grinding  the  edges  to  get  a  good  fit  is  a  problem,  it  usually  is,  you  need  to  get  another  thin  triangular  glass  piece
 to  cover  the  space  between  the  edges.  More  problem.
 
 I  have  seen  too  may  triangular  tanks  leaking,  than  succeeding  in  the  long  term.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:40 pm Post subject: Re: Triangular Tank Reply with quote

 Any  other  prob  besides  the  making  one,  actually  I've  space  problem  in  my  house..Sad
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:12 pm Post subject: Re: Triangular Tank Reply with quote

 A  rectangular  tank  or  a  cube  would  be  better.  If  you  can  notch  2'  on  the  corners  of  a  wall,  you  should  be  able  to  snitch  in  a  couple  of  feet  in  front  too.  Triangular  tanks  are  almost  always  way  too  short  on  space  even  though  the  viewing  glass  is  large.  Trouble  is  that  we  are  viewing  the  diagonal  side.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 1:47 am Post subject: Re: Triangular Tank Reply with quote

                                                   
nature_lover  wrote  (View  Post):                
 Triangular  tanks  are  almost  always  way  too  short  on  space  even  though  the  viewing  glass  is  large.                

 
 Look  at  it  this  way.  You  get  a  large  viewing  side  even  tho'  the  tank  is  small.  Advantage!
 
 As  he  has  a  space  constraint,  I  guess  its  ok.  As  Madan  said,  if  the  person  who  is  making  the  tank  knows  what  he's  doing,  and  isnt  charging  you  a  bomb  for  it,  then  its  cool.  The  size  you  mentioned  is  surely  good  enough  for  a  blue  dolphin  cichlid.  In  fact  you  can  even  keep  2  of  them  in  there,  and  if  they  are  male  and  female,  they  will  surely  breed  for  you,  if  given  the  right  food,  and  water  conditions.  For  blue  dolphins,  do  the  taller  tank,  as  you  might  need  more  volume  when  you  have  the  fries  in  there,  unless  you  plan  to  strip  them  and  raise  the  fries  in  a  separate  [triangular   Very Happy  tank]
 
 If  you  want  it  planted,  you  could  do  the  lighting  bit  with  2  feet  Trulite  tubelights.  You  could  surely  fit  in  2  tubes,  or  maybe  squeeze  in  3  tubelights  over  that  tank  too.  You  can  have  an  18  inch  high  tank,  or  even  a  24  inch  high  tank[in  which  case  you  need  to  get  your  substrate  to  a  minimum  4  to  5  inches].  Looking  at  your  tank,  I  am  sure  you  arent  trying  to  grow  Glosso  and  HC.  So,  if  you  are  looking  at  low  or  medium  light  requirement  plants,  without  CO2,  you  are  good  to  go!
 
 This  is  just  my  opinion!  Hope  that  helped.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 4:23 am Post subject: Re: Triangular Tank Reply with quote

 Nytyn  has  summarised  the  subject.  If  you  have  the  knowhow  and  understand  .  acceptt  the  limitations  and  implications  of  your  decission  a  triangular  tank  would  be  quite  acceptable  and  attractive  because  you  won't  get  the  double  images  from  the  corners  !!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 6:41 pm Post subject: Re: Triangular Tank Reply with quote

 The  man  give  me  a  10  yrs  garranty   Chuckle  for  the  tanks.
 
 I  am  making  one  tank(planted)  height  15",  another  tank(cichlids)18"  height..total  costs  me  1400/-  with  6mm  saint  gobain  glass.
 
 no  hc,no  glosso.  moss(java,taiwan,spikey),anubias,  later  java  fern  may  be  included.
 
 more  suggestions  frnds.  Thanks  for  the  previos  ones,  more  thanks  awaiting  u  Smile  .
 
 and  how  to  identify  blue  dolphin's  sex?  or  should  I  go  like  the  cons,gt..buy  6,get  a  pair,remove  others,  but  cost  is  very  high  for  dolphins,so  problem  I  think  in  this  method.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:00 pm Post subject: Re: Triangular Tank Reply with quote

 Got  the  tank  today..  'll  pour  water  on  Sunday,the  filters  were  running  in  a  old  tank  for  last  2weeks.
 
 want  more  suggestions  about  the  cichlids  tank..people  r  saying  22g  is  no  no  for  a  pair  of  blue  dolphin,or  a  pair  of  venustus.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 8:20 am Post subject: Re: Triangular Tank Reply with quote

 Go  in  for  a  pair  or  two  of  softwater  cichlids,  Bolivian  Rams,  German  Blue  Rams  etc.
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 Some  pics  of  my  triangular  planted  tank  at  the  time  of  set  up:
 
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 what  sand  is  that?
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