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Old 10-08-2013, 08:34 PM   #1
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Little help please??!?

So i just built a 3d rockwall for my 55 gallon tank. Just tested the water about 30 minutes ago to see where it stands so i can get my fish out of the 10 gallon tank. P.s. its 5 comet goldfish and a stray molly. While i was at it i also tested the 10 gallon just to see were they stood in there. Granted they have only been in there for 3 days but i know how messy the goldfish are. Anyways test results as follows, 55 gallon tested at 7.6 for pH, .50 for ammonia, .25 for NO2 and 20 ppm for NO3, 10 gallon tested at 7.4 for pH, .25 for ammonia, 2.0 for NO2 and 80 ppm for NO3. After testing the 55 i replaced the carbon. My question is, would it safe putting the comets in the 55 gallon as the numbers seem alot better then the 10?????
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Old 10-08-2013, 08:43 PM   #2
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Can I see a picture?
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Old 10-08-2013, 08:48 PM   #3
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Of the background?
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Old 10-08-2013, 08:50 PM   #4
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Of the background?
yeah, I want to see your 3d rockwall
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I'd do a 50% or greater water change in the 55g to get those numbers down, move them out of the 10g, and continue testing daily and perform water changes until those number improve.
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Old 10-08-2013, 08:53 PM   #6
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Been in the tank for 3 days now. I love it

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Old 10-08-2013, 08:55 PM   #7
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That's rad! Where did you get it?
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Old 10-08-2013, 08:58 PM   #8
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I built it lol
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Old 10-08-2013, 08:58 PM   #9
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Been in the tank for 3 days now. I love it

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Great job mate, looks cool....
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Old 10-08-2013, 08:59 PM   #10
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Great job mate, looks cool....
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Old 10-08-2013, 08:59 PM   #11
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Thanks fresh2o, gonna get on it!
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Old 10-08-2013, 09:01 PM   #12
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Thanks guys! It was a really fun build. Looking at it now there's a couple things I'd change but pretty happy with the results
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Old 10-08-2013, 09:05 PM   #13
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Thanks guys! It was a really fun build. Looking at it now there's a couple things I'd change but pretty happy with the results
There's always things we would change. It's the OCD!!. Any more pics/video of the build. I would love to try something like that but wouldn't know where to start....
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Old 10-08-2013, 09:17 PM   #14
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I have more pics, but just go on YouTube and seats 3d aquarium backgrounds. Lots of step by step there. Best advice I can give you is make sure the back and bottom are as flat as you can get them because your going to have to silicone it into the tank seeing how its mostly Styrofoam and will float haha. Here's a couple of the beginning of the build, also don't cement the back because you want the silicone to stick to the Styrofoam rather then the concrete or whatever you choose to use
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I remember this build from another post. Nice. Even more so when you get biofilm or a slight coating of algae on them (more natural). Hope things stabilize.

I tried doing this once with 2 sheets of acrylic, a bucket of lava rock and a few tubes of 100% silicone. The result was a heavy lava rock wall. After the algae coated some of it, it looked nice (had some plants growing out of it).
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Old 10-08-2013, 09:21 PM   #16
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I built mine in one piece and then just cut the whole thing were I didn't think you would notice it or you could built it into 2 pieces either way would work. If you don't have a brace in the middle of your tank one piece would work. A cool little trick I used was a lighter although a torch set on low setting would have worked better seeing how I kept running out of lighter fluid in my lighters, but I used them to "burn" the edges of my cuts to make it look smoother
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Old 10-08-2013, 09:24 PM   #17
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Yeah it was really fun! Took my 4 days, lots of beer and whiskey cause my back hurt from bending over so much, but definitely turned my aquarium into an art piece. I also put it up on craigslist seeing if I could sell one. i figured why not, if I sell on mine was free haha, no takers yet though
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Wow that's really awsome that you built that yourself! Good job on the tank!
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Old 10-08-2013, 10:43 PM   #19
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Yeah for my next one, I heard that drylok is the way to go rather then concrete haha
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Just out of curiosity, are you growing these comets out for a pond?
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