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Purplegrant Purplegrant
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  • Posted on: 20/9/2010 21:01
Re: Adding Fish Tomorrow. Any Dos and Don'ts? #1
Yes I got them. Ended up with two males but there's a lot of hiding places in the tank and they seem very well disposed towards each other just now so fingers crossed.

They didn't seem stressed by the move at all. Both just started cruising round the tank like they'd always lived there. I've named them Kobayashi and Maru (That's right. Geek and proud!)

Kobayashi
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Maru
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...and Here's a film of them.


Purplegrant Purplegrant
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  • Posted on: 18/9/2010 22:35
Adding Fish Tomorrow. Any Dos and Don'ts? #2
Should be adding my fish tomorrow (If LFS still has Dwarf Gouramis in stock)

I'm looking for some hints and tips (Or a link to a good guide) for the actual physical process of putting fish in the tank.


Purplegrant Purplegrant
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  • Posted on: 13/9/2010 11:07
Re: Mouse! What sort is this... #3
I get loads of them in my work (We're near a big park)

I can sometimes catch them by hand (For a big man, I'm pretty fast!) and release them outside.
They're big feet and hopping movement is funny for a mouse. Their kind of like tiny degus.


Purplegrant Purplegrant
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  • Posted on: 29/8/2010 0:00
Re: Painting background #4
As you'd be painting the outside you can pretty much paint it with anything you want.
Glass, however is a tricky surface to paint.
You do get Glass-paint but it tends to be translucent for creating a stained glass effect.

I would suggest plain old satinwood as it's thinner and more flexible than gloss which allows it to take temperature changes (You can paint radiators with satinwood).

As glass is such a hard glossy surface it doesn't hold paint very well and will be easily chipped off, but as it's the back of your tank it'll probably not get too much wear at that side. (This also means you can get the paint off with a window-scraper pretty easily if you fancy a change of colour.)

Brand-wise Johnstones is much better than Dulux (and cheaper and less evil).

This is info from me as a paint-shop guy. So there's possibly some prudent bit of info from the fish-tank point of view I'm unaware of.


Purplegrant Purplegrant
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  • Posted on: 19/8/2010 21:18
Re: Anyone got a juwel monolux 60? #5
It arrived (In an insanely massive box. Thought I'd accidental ordered a tank when I got home and saw it in the hall.)

Seems it's is for tanks of 60cm x 30cm and no more. So it was a bit short lenghways. So I put a couple of slots on one end, much as described by Mister_S and it fits fine.

Also today I seemed to have got the last bit of excess tannin out of my bit of driftwood and popped that in. So the tank's starting to look much more like a tank now. Get some plants at the weekend and then all I've left to do is wait out this cycling gubbins.


Purplegrant Purplegrant
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  • Posted on: 17/8/2010 15:19
Re: Anyone got a juwel monolux 60? #6
Yeah,
The Tank it's made for is apparently 61cm x31cm so if anything my tank isn't deep enough.

I was thinking I might put a strip of extra thick draught excluder tape on the outside rear of the tank to fill that space. Depends how it sits though.
I run the tools/fixings section of a largish DIY store so I should be able to think of something.

I ordered one from Zooplus, which I think means it's coming from Germany. So I'll know in maybe a week.


Purplegrant Purplegrant
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  • Posted on: 16/8/2010 10:39
Re: Anyone got a juwel monolux 60? #7
In case anyone is interested.

I emailed Juwel and asked and got this reply...
Quote:
Dear Grant

Thank you for your e-mail.The monolux 60 hood is designed to fit the
Rekord 60/70/600/700 aquariums and that is the measurements of these
aquariums.Wether it will fit another makers aquarium I don't know.

Yours

Gordon Alexander


Which I think means "Probably, but we wouldn't swear to it in court."
Decided to order one. Let you know if it ends up on my tank or ebay.


Purplegrant Purplegrant
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  • Posted on: 12/8/2010 23:00
Anyone got a juwel monolux 60? #8
Hi,
Does anyone happen to have a juwel monolux 60 hood?
I was thinking of getting one for the tank I'm setting up just now.

Thing is, it says it's for 60cm x 30cm tanks but the external measurement of my tank is 61cm x 30cm.

Could it fit?
Anyone know?


Purplegrant Purplegrant
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  • Posted on: 10/8/2010 21:09
Re: Stocking suggestions please. #9
I was actually meaning how would it go to have female Bettas and no males. Could they live in a tank with other fish?


Purplegrant Purplegrant
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  • Posted on: 9/8/2010 22:52
Re: Complete novice with a 65l tank. What should I do? #10
Wow this thread's really taken off since MossmanX took over.

He's like the Buckingham-Nicks to my Bob Welch.



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