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Old 10-14-2013, 08:53 PM   #1
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Tank maintanance and how I do it

Now that I got your attention we shall start this thread. Over the past few weeks a few threads have been coming up on this subject. Some very good threads might I add.

This thread that I start has more to so about the maintenance and how I do it. I might be only the few that gets a kick on do it and I don't mind at all. At the end I like to sit back and enjoy the work I did. The cichlids are used to it & you can see them do a body dance with the new water. Almost looks as if they want to get it on. Not sure if that the new mineral being replenished or whatnot. There is 21 cichlids in this aquarium. I can really go 2-3 weeks without PWC as i tested the water and hovers at 20 nitrate. I will be adding more cichlids so this will be part of the normal routine of every week. I also have an ehiem 2080 running but I do that every month. Next week I clean the clear tube & eheim filter.. as well as the work below.

So, be proud and show us how you do it....lol

On with the show...Enjoy!


The 130g will be worked on today.


With the filters still running I do a general scrub on all the rocks.


The crew coming out to check whats going on.


Cleaning the inside glass.


I bring out the 32g bin. Plug in the pump & the hose


I do it this way to give water to our plants and some areas of our grass.


Now I start working inside with my hand to stir up the sand.


Moving the poop from the back area to the front.


Tube is in place


The siphon has started.


Now time to clean the whole tank. This is a smaller hose which I can take my time & clean all areas very well. 3/4 in.


Nothing goes to waste!


Plants are looking good


Drink up


Water levels are going down & the poop as well. lol
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Getting closer


That's good enough.


Take out the sump water and cleaning inside


Removing the last trace of old water


Now it's time to refill & add the hose back on


Adding Safe by Prime


Water is filling up..Lets clean the filter


The prefilter


The prime filter


Ewww...lol


And the post-stock, yes post stock not pre-stock..lol


Lets take it all outside for a water blast


Gunk be gone!


Water is brown if you look close


That's better


Next up!
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Almost there


That looks good!


The Post-sock


Now the inside


That's better!


Now put it in the soultion and let it soak overnight to kill anything else in there


Let's bring out the other filters that are ready to go. Main filter


Pre-filter


And now you know why it's call the post-stock & not pre-stock...lol


Water level are almost to the top


Sand floating on top


Lets kick start the powerhead to stir some of the sand that's floating


Snad has started to fall


The guys are starting to come out


Water is now filling the sump


Looks very nice
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