ive recently got hold of a second hand eheim pro 2 external filter (i assmue it to be the freshwater type as that is what it was used for). What maintenance checks should i do before setting it up? i was thinking about taking it to the local maidenhead aquatics, would they be able to test it for me or anything?
i have been planning to start up a marine tank, but have been unable to find a 60 gallon tank in my price range. Currently i have two tanks free, a 24 and 27 gallon tank. Would i be able to set up a nano FO aquarium and which fish would be suitable in this size? I would like to use the 27 as the show tank which is 32" long.
ok thanks guys. like i said ive found plenty but they are all with cabinets etc, and i dont have the funds for them right now. i also looked up an aquarium maker but theres minimum spend limits which also causes a headache.
hey, not really sure if this is the place to ask, but where is a good place to find decent used aquariums . What im looking for is quite specific and thats a glass 60 gallon tank. Just the tank mind, no hood, no cabinet, just the glass tank. Im on a strict budget for this so cant affordd hundreds. Any ideas people??
ok so having decided to go marine these are the tings which so far i believe i need. I was planning to go FO for starters but would like to add some live rock and/or sand too, so is this ok?
tank (minimum 60 gallons but prferably at least 80) marine ply, wood epoxy,hinges, veneer, etc coral sand (advise please) external filter RO unit protein simmer thermometers heaters (im under the impression that as with freshwater its best to go for a few small rather than one large - please advise) refractometer 9again please advise) marine salt extention leads!! dechlorinator, ammonia, initial bacteria, testing kits, etc
Is this lias ok for FO? If there is anything missing please let me know. I have asked for acvise on certain things as we all know not everything is created equal, and I am new to marines. One last thing, would I be able to managis simple set up for around 500 pounds, bearing in mind i am building the cabinet myself, and am looking for a used tank?
Also i am considering building the cabinet to house a sump tank, so are there restrictions on the size of this?
I was thinking about FO to start with an external filter, although would it be ok to add some live sand/rock also with this. The other problem is i currently only have a 24 gallon tank and am trying desperately to find something no less than 80 on a strict budget, but it hasnt been easy, if theres anything or anywhere you suggest please let me know asap. Im looking at second hand at the moment as the cost is a problem and only need the tank as i will be building the cabinet myself. Also how effective is a sump at increasing the water volume?
i dont actually have a photo. these were bought out of coldwater, where they were with orandas. I will find out the species name as soon as i can. They did look a little like plecs to be honest, but i wouldnt have thought they were at first sight.