My Freshwater 6ft upgrade

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I've had a prune and things still going well





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Reply #46

Your doing great mate, it looks like a well kept underwater garden, the guppys and cardinals look great against it

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I really need to get the scissors out



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Reply #48

Having neglected the tank for a month decided today was the day

I got the scissors out and a bit more



Looking spangly again


I popped into a new LFS and always wanted some carp and purchased 3 very small common carp however on returning home and floating the fish I noticed something wrong i has 2 carp and a tench !! I called the LFS and explained and they said oh he only been here 2 days I said maybe its best he stays on the till for the meantime until he can tell the difference between a carp and a tench

 So i decided to add the tench they fine in warmer water just they will have a high metabolism and grow faster my mate has a pond i can always move them to later also they all make excellent clean up crew for the bottom

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Christmas clean for the tank all sponges and filter spangly nice big watechange have a good Christmas all.



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Beginning of December visited and LFS and always wanted some common carp however the lad at the shop didn't know the difference between carp and tench so ended up with 2 carp and a tench sadly the tench was very thin and not looking it's best but have since been feeding very heavy and it's starting to fill out



Since I'm having to feed quite heavily also decided I better add some more biological media so added nearly 2kilo of alfagrog to the filter this should help over time left the old media in this runs before the alfagrog so will help speed the alfagrog.

The 2 common carp are a friendly pair and have so far been model citizens one thing I have noticed is with them and the tench they do help turn over the bottom nicely which caused issues with detritus/poo settling in the tank.

 I was not happy with that so changed out the 2 x 3000LPH powerheads for 2 x 75000LPH powerheads this stired the tank right up and now having 17000LPH of flow in the tank combined with filter return flow rate this got all the detritus/poo nicely suspended into the water column allowing the filter to do its job and pull it out just ment I had to change the filter floss a couple of extra times to while the filter caught all the poo and caught up all the stock dont seem bothered by the flow ans I dont have any dead spots.

Here is a few pictures of the stock and the tank











There will be some changes in the next few weeks plant wise but I'll update as I go

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Reply #51

That really is gorgeous mate, I'd love a tank that size, you could lose yourself in it for hours, who needs TV when we have aquariums

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Reply #52

Absolutely stunning, who said you have to have a reef tank?
This proves how diverse a freshwater tank can be.

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Reply #53

How is this looking now @Marty

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