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Old 12-04-2013, 10:10 PM   #5461
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Old 12-05-2013, 05:23 AM   #5462
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When you mean corals do you mean supplys included? Phytoplankton-20$,lights- 400$ corals-800-1000$ so a good 1800$.

I think my fire fish are breeding already (after only 3 months!)
OK. I could afford the buckets you are keeping them in and the phytoplankton . I was originally wondering about coral prices as i'm thinking about setting up a frag tank to sell back to the LFS who don't have many local suppliers. It's a project for down the road though as i'm too broke to set it up right now. I have about 10 plant types in my aquariums at the moment so maybe i'll just have to sell cuttings from those. Your Corals will lookgreat when you get them in a tank.

Good luck with the fire fish. I don't have anything that will breed yet. I'll start stocking up on some different fish for breeding soon. Probably looking at Bristlenose plecos and a couple of types of Cichlid.
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Old 12-05-2013, 11:47 AM   #5463
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Last night I set up my 2nd tank! Well, it's my quarantine. What a PITA that was (and not cheap). I ended up cracking the new thermometer, spilling water playing with new siphon, and, although I knew it to start with, I didn't want to give up the fact that you can't siphon "up", to fill up the tank with a bucket of water.

I was planning on tearing down the tank between new fishes, and setting it up when I need, but now I'm thinking it would just be easier to keep it running all the time.
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Old 12-05-2013, 12:25 PM   #5464
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Last night I set up my 2nd tank! Well, it's my quarantine. What a PITA that was (and not cheap). I ended up cracking the new thermometer, spilling water playing with new siphon, and, although I knew it to start with, I didn't want to give up the fact that you can't siphon "up", to fill up the tank with a bucket of water.

I was planning on tearing down the tank between new fishes, and setting it up when I need, but now I'm thinking it would just be easier to keep it running all the time.
Get an internal pump and hook it up to some hose essentially an upwards siphon.
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I didn't want to give up the fact that you can't siphon "up", to fill up the tank with a bucket of water.
Are you talking about when you replace the water? If you have a step ladder that you can place the bucket on (It has to be higher than your tank). You could then siphon the water into your tank from the bucket.
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Old 12-05-2013, 02:16 PM   #5466
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Get an internal pump and hook it up to some hose essentially an upwards siphon.
I do this. Works like a charm. Just remember to lift the hose out of the tank before you switch off the pump, otherwise it just turns into a syphon and drains the tank again!
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Are you talking about when you replace the water? If you have a step ladder that you can place the bucket on (It has to be higher than your tank). You could then siphon the water into your tank from the bucket.
This is a good idea, too. Though if I'm going to lift the bucket anyways I might as well just pour it into the tank that way

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I do this. Works like a charm. Just remember to lift the hose out of the tank before you switch off the pump, otherwise it just turns into a syphon and drains the tank again!
What electric pump / model do you use or recommend?
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Old 12-05-2013, 03:28 PM   #5468
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Last night I set up my 2nd tank! Well, it's my quarantine. What a PITA that was (and not cheap). I ended up cracking the new thermometer, spilling water playing with new siphon, and, although I knew it to start with, I didn't want to give up the fact that you can't siphon "up", to fill up the tank with a bucket of water.

I was planning on tearing down the tank between new fishes, and setting it up when I need, but now I'm thinking it would just be easier to keep it running all the time.
Put the bucket on the lid right at the edge NOT in the centre, open up the food flap, Roberts your mothers brother! Thats how I've back syphoned almost all of my tanks for 8 years.
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Just picked up prefilter sponge and rescued a dwarf gourami from our 75 gallon tank at work which has a 8 inch oscar and a 10 inch green terror who have been eyeing and chasing that poor gourami around ! He seems to love his new home! And fed them
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What electric pump / model do you use or recommend?
Cant remember the brand and there's no name on it... it's a pump intended to run a water feature. Just check that it has enough lift to pump the water the required height. It's fairly small, I dont need it to have a huge flow.
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