Discussion in 'Please Introduce Yourself' started by Joshua Tree, Aug 15, 2012.
Really? How thick is the glass?
hey Joshua, my 122lx60wx45h is 10mm thick glass.. no bowing and after 3 years or so, no problems.. the lights are heavy and they rest on the tank with no issues
Hi Shihr. Thanks for the info. So to clarify, you have no bracing on that tank? None on the floor and none at the top?
Hi. I have a 120x45x45 tank 10mm glass and is braceless.
Tank is still holding after i built it myself.
Hi Ivan. Thanks. I think in that case I will ask them to put 1.0-1.1m long braces across the back at the top. That way I have a 50-100mm gap at the end of the brace on each side to slide the canister pipes and heater cables into the tank.
Thanks very much for all the advice guys . I ordered my new tank at 1.2x0.5x0.5 with a full length brace in the front of the tank and 100mm shorter at the back. They are also going to add 2 short floor braces for piece of mind
How long should I wait to collect my tank after it's assembled? My tank builder thinks it might be ready by Friday and I'm just wondering if it would be safe to move on Saturday?
I am sure it will be fine to collect Saturday
Thanks JP01. I really really want my tank so I can start this journey but I don't want to rush things and it all goes wrong.
Just a question on Silica gravel/sand. I have the larger (I think it's 3 - 5mm) gravel and I'm wondering if I should cap this with a finer gravel/sand or vice versa? I have kept my plants in this larger gravel up till now and it's been ok.
I have not used the silica gravel yet so cant comment, read that fine sand tends to compact and become anaerobic.
I saw the prof posted something about that. That's actually why I asked. I have cory's in my tank and touch wood they have been fine so far but everybody says they need a fine substrate because of their barbels but then I don't want to land with trouble with my plants. I think I saw a 1mm gravel but silica is quite sharp.
Also, not related but I have perfect round holes in the leaves of some of my plants and I cannot figure out if this is because of the snails or possibly my dwarf and sunset Gouramis (I have seen them picking at the plants but generally at the edges).
Holes in your plant leaves? That's a nutrient deficiency. Potassium if I remember correctly? As well as a carbon dioxide deficiency.
These are not holes where the leaves have got thin but more like perfect punch holes about 1mm diameter. I seem to have a hole punch fish/snail
Have they got yellow edges? The holes, I mean.
Corrys do not like sharp edges, myne took a beeting with flourite they are in the tank with aquasoil and some have recovered.
Do you have loaches in your tank myne have punched holes in plants looking for snails but then there is no yellow edges
Hello and welcome 2 APSA
Slagter - Yes the holes yellow edges, a bit like burns...
Google says Potassium deficiency so +1 Sean!
Bingo... Nutrient deficiency. Potassium or CO2. They present very similar deficiencies, but I'd go with potassium.
I am dosing 4ml of potassium every other day in my 100l as per the Seachem instructions. Do I need to up the dosage? I have no CO2 in my tank.
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