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Hi I'm new from wales

Posted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 5:16 pm
by Fryer
Hi just thought I'd pop on here looking at getting a zebra tank in a few months got my eye on a tank it's a 70 litre superfish one but will have a few adjustments like new heater also not sure of the filtration looking at running and internal rather than external as I can't run an external due to it being ground level was thinking of a u4 or u3


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Re: Hi I'm new from wales

Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 4:27 pm
by TwoTankAmin
Sorry, I am not familiar with U3 or U4, who makes them?

I suggest you raise the tank off the floor by however many inches you can, I think you will find trying yo vacuum a tank on the floor to be quite difficult.

You will also have a hard time looking through the front glass to see what you are doing or to watch the fish. When I did under tanks close to floor level I used to call them belly tanks because to see into them you need to lie on the floor on your belly to observe what was going on.

Re: Hi I'm new from wales

Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 1:00 am
by juiceyfish
TwoTankAmin wrote:Sorry, I am not familiar with U3 or U4, who makes them?

I suggest you raise the tank off the floor by however many inches you can, I think you will find trying yo vacuum a tank on the floor to be quite difficult.

You will also have a hard time looking through the front glass to see what you are doing or to watch the fish. When I did under tanks close to floor level I used to call them belly tanks because to see into them you need to lie on the floor on your belly to observe what was going on.
Holy feathers I had the bright idea of putting a small tank about 3 ". From the floor and if you think I can get the gravel clean with a siphon I near picked the tank upside down!!! Not a swift move ... Keep tank atleast as high as your bucket!!

Re: Hi I'm new from wales

Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 1:00 am
by juiceyfish
TwoTankAmin wrote:Sorry, I am not familiar with U3 or U4, who makes them?

I suggest you raise the tank off the floor by however many inches you can, I think you will find trying yo vacuum a tank on the floor to be quite difficult.

You will also have a hard time looking through the front glass to see what you are doing or to watch the fish. When I did under tanks close to floor level I used to call them belly tanks because to see into them you need to lie on the floor on your belly to observe what was going on.
Holy feathers I had the bright idea of putting a small tank about 3 ". From the floor and if you think I can get the gravel clean with a siphon I near picked the tank upside down!!! Not a swift move ... Keep tank atleast as high as your bucket!!

Re: Hi I'm new from wales

Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 11:15 pm
by Fryer
Sorry taking ages to reply didn't have a notification to say I had a reply the u3 u4 are made by fluval. Yea that's true about the siphon prob would be hard to do a vac. Yea I know what you mean about being on your belly to view or to check on them


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