Setting up our new tank

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  1. SarahHound

    SarahHound New Member

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    We're in the middle of setting up our new tank! :) It's been many years since we had a proper tank, so its been a bit of a learning curve, interesting though! So I've been taking photos throughout the process of setting it up and getting everything ready. This is the tank we chose...
    http://fishkeeper.co.uk/site/produc...-60cm-systemised-aquarium-and-cabinet-vxa047a

    It's going to be in my family's hotel reception.

    So here's some pics so far...

    Day 1 - it arrived...
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    Picture 679 by Niseag, on Flickr

    Then we put it where we wanted it.
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    Picture 685 by Niseag, on Flickr

    Next, we started filling it, once all the pipes were plumbed in.
    Really close to being filled, it took 3 days!
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    Nearly full by Niseag, on Flickr

    It filled about an inch at a time, as you can see by the bubble lines!
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    Nearly full by Niseag, on Flickr

    The water being poured in created a crater in the gravel!
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    Nearly full by Niseag, on Flickr

    The sump tank
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    The important stuff! by Niseag, on Flickr

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    Nearly full by Niseag, on Flickr

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    Full setup by Niseag, on Flickr

    todays pics still to come...
     
  2. SarahHound

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    And finally, its full, these were taken today. We are having a saltwater tank, so the salt has now been added, and we are adding Live rock later on. It's looking a bit cloudy but that will clear.
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    DSC_0686 by Niseag, on Flickr

    Cannot wait until its time to add the fish, its so exciting!
     
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    Ah so cool!! I love saltwater tanks and miss mine horribly.

    Are you doing coral too?

    Please keep this thread updated, I can't wait to see the progress!
     
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    Very cool! I love to look at them, but don't like the maintenance!!

    We just won a new 150l tank off eBay with all equipment and stand for about £100! Its for my now very huge over grown orandas!! There's only 2 but they are now tennis ball size so poor things need to upgrade :)
     

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