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Old 12-14-2004, 07:16 AM   #1
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My 400 gallon, update


I've added 2 80W T5's and now I am up to app. 800 W. I like it and wil be exchanging mercuryvapors for T5's.
It went from this

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in 7 months.
There is a lot of fish in there because I like a busy tank. I feed them 3-4 times a day with frozen foods (mysis, daphnia, mosquitoworms red, white and black, cyclops, artemia) and add macronutrients this way.
There is a large biological filter underneath the tank, though it's sparingly filled to conserve N, as it is plantfood. Plant nourishment is added every day and when I started the tank I added a layer of clay and laterite onder the sand/gravel. I added an heatcable also in order to try to get some watermovement in the gravel.
I will start to add some other spp of plants, some more reds and stem plants, but all South Americans, and will probably lose the javaferns and exchange them with floating plants.
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Old 12-14-2004, 12:36 PM   #2
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Cant see the pics
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Old 12-14-2004, 01:02 PM   #3
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Old 12-14-2004, 01:36 PM   #4
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The tank looks great! I like the "then" and "now" shots. I'm having trouble, though, picturing what a 400 gallon tank looks like. That's a lot of water .
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Old 12-14-2004, 03:32 PM   #5
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Ksand, i just had the same thought, i just bought a new 190 gallon and it's on the edge of being too large, atleast for the room it's in atm.

Very impressive growth since you chaneged light, how much of your light is now T5? the reason that i ask its because i just bought 8 x 39watt with special reflectors from Aquastabil, but ill first have time to set up next month.

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Old 12-14-2004, 03:32 PM   #6
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It's nice and big

Does this give you an idea?
(check out my pbase www.pbase.com/edvet for more pics)
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Old 12-14-2004, 04:43 PM   #7
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how much is your electricity bill? Being trying to convince my other half to let me get a 180 gallons or even a 240 gallons she just worries about electric bill. hehehe

GREAT LOOKING TANK!
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Old 12-14-2004, 05:57 PM   #8
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Wow that's almost 1,600 liters! I want one!

Look at how small the angelfish look in there...
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Old 12-14-2004, 06:06 PM   #9
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Does this give you an idea?
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LOL No! You should be standing next to it! . Is that you and your dad, there? You guys win some kind of awards for breeding discus?
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Old 12-14-2004, 06:12 PM   #10
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I had a lot of light already but I changed 1x 125W Mercuryvapour for 2x 80W T5 just a few weeks ago. There still is 325W mercuryvapour and 250W MH.

The elctricity bill is counterbalanced by not having to heat the room during winter as much (now how's that for an argument). He it's a hobby, it may cost some money, I don't drink, don't smoke, don't have an expensive car, I do play golf but have a nice job also.

Not almost, it's excactly 1500 liters, (200x80/120x75 cm), and therse app 350 lit biological filter next and under it.

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Old 12-14-2004, 06:15 PM   #11
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Looks fantastic! What are the dimensions of the tank? 400 gallons definitely sound like a tank big enough to grow Swords in without worry!
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Old 12-14-2004, 06:20 PM   #12
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No it's Discus Hans together with Jorg Stendker in Duisburg Germany at the
International Discus Championship. They won those prices. Look at:
http://www.discus-hans-usa.com/
Hans is a friend of mine, we build the tank in my house together with a guy, Rob, ho has been working with glass for thirty years.
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Old 12-14-2004, 06:31 PM   #13
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Thank you, teddo.
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Old 12-14-2004, 07:07 PM   #14
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The elctricity bill is counterbalanced by not having to heat the room during winter as much (now how's that for an argument). He it's a hobby, it may cost some money, I don't drink, don't smoke, don't have an expensive car, I do play golf but have a nice job also.

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I need to use that as an arguement. I don't drink, smoke, ro have an expensive car! LOL... I'll try that one out to see if it works!
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Old 12-16-2004, 10:27 AM   #15
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Like this?

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