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Old 06-23-2003, 05:27 AM   #1
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First Tank... Help NEEDED!!!

Hi Guys...

I'm making a TV aquarium, as you may well know... (See DIY section "TV Fish Tanks)... And I have absolutely NO idea what to do!!

After I make my tank, what do I need... What sort of things do I need to incorperate?

I would REALLY appreciate an indepth answer!

Thank you all so much for your time!

- Jeremy, Sydney.
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Old 06-23-2003, 09:44 AM   #2
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Can you elaborate a little more?
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Old 06-23-2003, 11:18 AM   #3
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Yea, do you mean you have no idea how to start an aquarium?
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Well lets assume we have an empty tank.

Some kind of water conditioner to take out the clorene in your water supply. A heater to keep water temp at 76-78F That looks like it would be 24-25C.

Some kind of filter. Hang on, small canister.

Lighting of some sort usually done by a single florecent tube.

Gravel or some other form of substrate to put in the bottom of the tank. A depth of 1" or so I would say.

Some form of decoration be it plants, or precast aqurium decor.

Is that the kidn of stuff you was looking for?
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Old 06-23-2003, 11:42 AM   #5
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I would use a bio wheel filter, they are simply great.
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Old 06-25-2003, 03:33 PM   #6
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Hang on filters are pretty easy, and I'll back up d9hp's opion on the bio-wheels. If your making a tv aquarium, hopefully theres room to get a filter in there but if not, you can do other things. Also a good heater, lighting is always good, and whatever else you want.
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Old 06-26-2003, 10:21 PM   #7
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I'm making a freshwater aquarium.

I want weeds, a few rocks and maybe some driftwood.

I don't know what else to elaborate on.

I'd like to make it tropical, but I don't want it salt. I want to use bright colours n stuff, I'd like to make it as colourful as possible

Thankyou all for your help.
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Weeds? Do you mean plants? I think you should buy a book, it will give you a lot of info.
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Well lets assume we have an empty tank.

Some kind of water conditioner to take out the clorene in your water supply. A heater to keep water temp at 76-78F That looks like it would be 24-25C.

Some kind of filter. Hang on, small canister.

Lighting of some sort usually done by a single florecent tube.

Gravel or some other form of substrate to put in the bottom of the tank. A depth of 1" or so I would say.

Some form of decoration be it plants, or precast aqurium decor.

Is that the kidn of stuff you was looking for?

Spot on! Thank you!
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I agree with d9hp...buy some books. That way you're not going into this so blindly.
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If you can find any info on her...

There is a New York City artist by the name of Sue Henshaw, who makes *beautiful* TV tanks! She moulds, hand paints and glazes all the items she's going to put in the tank.

A store near me has one of her tanks, which is a TV with a livingroom inside it. The gravel looks like a carpet, the chairs, tables and mini-TV are all glazed pottery, and there are even "pictures" on the walls! She has one goldfish swimming around inside.

The tank goes for a mere $1500... but it really rocks!

If I'm ever in the area with my camera, I'll take a pic for you and send it over.
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Old 08-30-2003, 07:18 AM   #12
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Sheesh.

I hope I can find stuff on her! Thankyou!

And I'm not so blind any more, I've done *alot* of research and things are going well.

I'll post pics soon
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I also agree with everyone, buy books and also explore the internet. Do as much research as possible before adding fish. There is a lot more involved than just adding water, decorations and fish. It can also be quite expensive to start an aquarium.
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