carlcalls pre-4x2x2.....Temperate Tank

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Oh you collected the water too? Most of the stuff that makes the sea on the shores murky is just sediment kicked up. Those who collect seawater for their reef tanks either use a settling tank, settling chamber or some form of sediment filter. A fluidised sand bed filter in reverse works well for filtering muddy water, and you can easily flush it clean with a tap water hose connected the right way, then it's good to go again.
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Reply #16

I think that's enough now as I soon broke the tank down and went full marine.

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Mike I don't think I would dare use it in my tank now as it is full of all sorts round here.....but yes got 25ltrs attached a tap to it and laid the container down on the worktop in the garage for a couple of days. Then basically turned the tap on and drained the clean water out in to a fresh container.

For every 25ltrs I would say 20ltrs came out clean and the other 5 went down the drain.

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Reply #18

That tank looked like fun, and something I would like to do!
That mouse thing looks properly cool too! I remember catching fresh water flat fish in the rivers around me when I was younger!
thanks for sharing!
I should really sort this out!!

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Reply #19

Its actualy belive it or not harder than trop marine   :cool: 


Is that mousey thing a sort of Chiton?


Im impressed Carl  :cool:
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Is that mousey thing a sort of Chiton?

Nope, a Polychaete, like a Bristle worm.
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Quote from: Carol on Today at  1:06:36 pm
Its actualy belive it or not harder than trop marine   :cool: 

Yes it was a lot harder  :cry:

That's the reason I broke it down mainly Carol once I'd got it to where I wanted and observed the way fish fed so I had an insight for when I went fishing. It was much more work than the tank I have now, I had to lug several containers of NSW each week to ensure the water stayed at the correct parameters for them as well as getting fresh food for them as well as they didn't like frozen or dried.....apart from the shrimps would eat anything. It was OK in the warmer weather as gobbies where in the pools and shrimps where readily available when I went shrimping. Worms were easy all year round as if I couldn't be bothered to pump and dig them myself I had a big horde of them in the freezer. If I had time I used to go and fill half a bucket with sand and then rinse it in a fine net with NSW....I used to come off the beach with a good sized tub of all kinds of pods.

And that's just kick started my brain.....if I do that again this year could I use them in my tank as I know they can stand warm water as the pools and sand get quite warm. The only thing I would worry about was if they where contaminated somehow. Hmmmmm......

 

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Reply #22

i confess when we lived by the beach and i used to have a Picasso trigger ,i kept little blennies  and shrimps/prawns( as trigger food)  in the trop tank , also  snakelocks and beadlet nems  , and of course because they were rock pool critters they withstood the high temps  .


Bristle worm  type ...AGHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.........
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Reply #23

It may have been a type of bristle worm but his bristles were ok as I never got spiked of him.....unless it's because of my hardened hands.

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Reply #24

As the stablehand  brushed his hardened hands over her  long red hair , she marvelled at the strong hard muscles in his arms , it was almost too much for her..... :O :undecided:




Apologies i could not resist the above..... :tongue: :embarrassed:
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 :huh:
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Apologies Masters, A 'umble  workin woman  forgets her place from time to time ..... :angry: I will of course accept my punishment  as an 'umble person of my station should ..... :cry:
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Take that wench

Sorry wrong forum!

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That "wench" should be so lucky..... :grin: :cool:
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