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 #4808  by QDanT
 29 Mar 2018 18:02
Vorteil wrote:Want to bet you don't stop where you're at? :laugh:
The passage from the front door to the back is only 33" wide, hardly big enough for a pushbike, then it's blocked.
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cut a hole through to the front room and frame it, sit a tank on breeze blocks, building planks and a sheet of chipboard topped with a foam mat
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the stove runs the house hot water and central heating so is on every day also keeps the room warm 70F
fill tank to clean and check for leaks
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visit Hodge Close slate quarry tips at Coniston Lake-district, bring some back and get the angle grinder out
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cut a food safe plastic box lid for a tank pad
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and arrange in tank
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Jewsons builders merchants for fish friendly golden gravel £2:50 + vat = £3 per sack
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sleet showers outside so wash in kitchen sink with wifes sive
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seem to have reached upload limt so end of part one
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 #4809  by opae ula related
 29 Mar 2018 18:08
Man, that is going to a be a big tank. Opae Ula tank? I think you need to turn the chairs facing the tank now. :)
 #4810  by QDanT
 29 Mar 2018 18:10
Part 2
washed gravel into tank
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ply board painted black on back of tank and add tap water
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that's as far as I've got
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API water conditioner to add yet and I'll get a PH buffer rock on an expedition and some reservoir wash wall driftwood if I can find the right piece
 #4811  by odin
 29 Mar 2018 18:19
This is going to be great!!! Have you decided what you are going to keep?

Sorry about the limit per post, it’s a security thing to stop spammers killing my forums bandwidth




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 #4812  by QDanT
 29 Mar 2018 21:54
odin wrote: 29 Mar 2018 18:19 This is going to be great!!! Have you decided what you are going to keep?

Sorry about the limit per post, it’s a security thing to stop spammers killing my forums bandwidth Image
everything I've learnt so far has been from this site so in the couple of months it's going to take to cycle
I hope to get a better idea. I've not got any Opae ula yet, so at the moment don't know if you'd even be able to see them in this tank from the point of view of watching them in the front room ?
Then there's the RO water £70 to fill and it's a 50 mile round trip each time.
The single Bamboo shrimp seems to be doing fine, first 'shed' tonight
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so maybe this can go in the big tank along with a few other Bamboo shrimp, a few Amano shrimp and the Blue Velvet Shrimp look stunning - plenty to think about while the tank cycles
 #4814  by odin
 29 Mar 2018 21:58
If the RO water is going to be expensive and a pain to buy maybe you could buy a RO unit for under the kitchen sink :happy:

Somthing like this: https://www.amazon.co.uk/REVERSE-OSMOSI ... B0052EDH68

Even better if you are not on a water meter as you do get a fair bit of waste water when producing RO, Some shrimp and fish are happy with tap water that has been treated with De-chlorinater too so that's another option.
 #4815  by QDanT
 30 Mar 2018 09:58
odin wrote: 29 Mar 2018 21:58 If the RO water is going to be expensive and a pain to buy maybe you could buy a RO unit for under the kitchen sink :happy:
You realise that along with Shrimp you're going to be mentioned in our Divorce :omg:
 #4816  by odin
 30 Mar 2018 14:32
Ahahaha the hobby is worth it! I’ve seen some get a sack trolly and put it on that and roll it out and use it in the garden to make what they needs and feed off the hose pipe.


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 #4817  by QDanT
 30 Mar 2018 16:48
odin wrote: 30 Mar 2018 14:32 Ahahaha the hobby is worth it! I’ve seen some get a sack trolly and put it on that and roll it out and use it in the garden to make what they needs and feed off the hose pipe.
OK from the little I know making 'colloidial silver' doesn't an RO unit need a higher pressure (ie pump) than the house supply ? and getting cynical with old age I can see the replacement cartridges costing more than the ones you get with the unit, then when you come to buy new ones there's a 'new improved' unit version and these don't fit the old one, or the company has been shut down or taken over and another manufacturers don't fit. If I didn't just need the initial fill I'd buy just the membrane, resin and 'bodge' a unit together out of pipe fittings
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here's the house water
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 #4818  by odin
 30 Mar 2018 18:26
Like i said it depends what you wish to keep, cherry shrimp can be kept on tap water and you just dump in a few caps of de-chlorintor when you do a water change.