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raving_wayne
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new loach tank

Post by raving_wayne » Sat Jul 18, 2009 8:50 am

i believe i have found the perfect loach tank and i got it soooo cheap
54" long 30" wide 18" tall what a huge footprint and still holds 510 litres of water its all setup and runnign now so will get some picks uploaded this evening, im very pleased with it :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Post by mickthefish » Sat Jul 18, 2009 8:55 am

it sounds like a great tank, looking foreward to the pics mate.

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Post by Diana » Sat Jul 18, 2009 10:33 am

Way to go!
38 tanks, 2 ponds over 4000 liters of water to keep clean and fresh.

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Post by raving_wayne » Sat Jul 18, 2009 3:51 pm

as promised here are some pics they are not excellent quality as my camera dont seem to want to play fair with me today (think the missus been playing with the settings lol)


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the clowns are still a little shy due to tank relocation but seem to be getting there and settling down slowly :-)
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Post by mickthefish » Sun Jul 19, 2009 4:29 am

it looks smart Rave, is that moon rock youv'e used?, like you said it's a great footprint so the fish should really enjoy it.

my new tank is out in the garden until i build a stand for it. :cry:
here's my poor tank out in the rain.
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Post by raving_wayne » Sun Jul 19, 2009 9:43 am

to be honest not sure what the rock is as i was given it ages ago, get ya buildin hat on and get that stand built lol i almost had a 5ftx2ftx2ft with my new tank but decided there just isnt enough room in the flat lol

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Post by mickthefish » Sun Jul 19, 2009 5:51 pm

i should have the stand built and the tank running by next weekend hopefully, just need to get some ideas of the layout from my Indian friends. :wink:

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btw i live in a ground floor flat myself Rave but we have a spare bedroom.
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Post by raving_wayne » Sun Jul 19, 2009 6:37 pm

im in a first florr at the mo but we moving soon to a 3 bed house in a few weeks so will have loads of room for more tanks indoors aswell as the tropical pond im in the process of designing, and if it works should be abour 6000 litres of tropical pond play space :-) thats not for loaches tho but weill be designing a huge loach setup built into the wall to divide 2 rooms if all goes well

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Post by chefkeith » Sun Jul 19, 2009 9:08 pm

The loaches, the tank, the other fish, plants, and driftwood look excellent. I'm not crazy about the rocks though especially if you don't know what they are. They might be leaching minerals in the water. I'd really worry about loaches getting stuck in the small holes and getting injured by them.

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Post by raving_wayne » Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:16 am

the rocks been in with the loaches for about 2 years now so cant see any probs with it leaching ad such, and was in a tank of loaches befor ei got it for 5 years

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Post by irab » Fri Jul 24, 2009 1:44 am

Great tank foot print
240 Gallon Tank
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Post by LoachOrgy » Sun Jul 26, 2009 2:24 pm

man i bet they love that loach cave! nice setup.
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Post by Marcos Mataratzis » Sun Jul 26, 2009 3:00 pm

Hi Rave,
chefkeith wrote: I'm not crazy about the rocks though especially if you don't know what they are. They might be leaching minerals in the water. I'd really worry about loaches getting stuck in the small holes and getting injured by them.
Agreed!

Can you tell us about your water parameters? Those rocks looks marine and if so, they will alter you water hardness to high levels and that could harm your loaches in the future.
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