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My new tank set up

Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 7:16 pm
by leeac
Hi everyone,

Here my: 58gal Oceanic tank; 20 gal sump; 1200 little giant water pump. Even though my tank looks completely empty, there are actually 10 adult zebs in there(2.5 to 3.5 inches) Please critique. Thanks!

Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 11:14 pm
by leeac
Oops....forgot to add the water specs- PH 7.3; using just tap water for now(have ro/di unit); temp 83; bare bottom; 12 caves in tank.

Questions: 1) should I raise the temp anymore in my tank? 2)is water pump sufficient or should I add another powerhead(there are bubble all over the tank as it is)? 3) should I make the water 50/50 ro/tap (I'm also a reefer so I'm pretty handy with the ro/di unit) or tap at ph7.3 is fine? 4) Do I have too many caves or it doesn't really matter? I believe the male/female ratio in my tank is pretty even or I have more females than males(have pics available).

Thanks again!!

Posted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 2:25 pm
by Irene0100
very nice. love the shaped wood. intertesting tank outside, looks a bit granite like.
do you use daylight or moonlight bulbs?
i would mix some RO with the tap water, but you dont say how hard the water is?
i keep mine just under 7 ph so is on acid side of neutral. dont know if thats best but all my other plecs like that. the wood helps to soften water and lower ph too.
I keep a few plants in mine, mainly to look nice and to help absorb any toxins in the water.
good luck

Posted: Tue Sep 02, 2008 8:42 pm
by leeac
Thanks for the reply. I use a ten gallon flour. strip light for the tank since they're so shy. The Kh in my tap water is 3dh. The Gh is a 7dh.

Posted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 10:25 pm
by Joby
Nice looking tank :)

Temp is around the same as mine and I just use normal tap water which seems to suit mine so far but they are way off breeding age yet :roll:

solid surface

Posted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 4:55 am
by will74
Your solid surface tank stand is awesome, Do you work in a solid surface shop? I thought about doing this but making the actual tank out of 3\4" corian with a piece of 3\8" glass on the front. Whats your thoughts?