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Up date on New 75 gal freshwater tank

Discussion in 'Aquatic Plants' started by David B. Diehl, Sep 28, 2016.

  1. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    David Its a wonder you have not had more concerns.

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  2. David B. Diehl

    David B. Diehl Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Been talking with another fish supplier that has had a tank running for several years without water changes. They don't even go in to do cleanups of dead plant material. Their the ones that showed me how to do a sump without drilling the tank. These tanks have been running for about 40 years or so. Some don't even have filters just plants. One tank is 6" deep of solidly packed plants but uses Co2. They even sell and set-up custom built tanks. This light seams to be working great, raised it up about 9" off the tank and only using 3 bulbs at a time.
     
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    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    David

    A fully planted fishless tank does not require water changes just top ups caused by evaporation, I remember seeing photos of these tanks in Europe (Dutch I think) over 50 years ago.

    It's the same with Aquascapes some people never change them after many many years.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  4. David B. Diehl

    David B. Diehl Aspiring Aquascaper

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    All but the tank that is 6" deep in plants have fish in them. They said just keep the fish count down and plant count high, I think you told me that too. My 55 gal tank with no filter on it has 3-2" and about 5- 1/2" fish in it. Most of these stores get fish in on Tues. gone by Fri. Did get 4 male guppies for the 75 gal tank last week. Have about 25-30 fry swordtails to go in the 55 gal tank when the filter is hooked back up. All green swordtaails
     
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    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    David even with a filtered tank having big livebearers can very quickly over load any tank.

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  6. David B. Diehl

    David B. Diehl Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Installed sump filter, Pump is too big 317 gph throws everything around the tank. Going to find a smaller pump. The sump handles the flow just not the tank. Also received the driftwood for the 55 gal tank
     
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    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    David what rating/brand will you be looking for now?

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  8. David B. Diehl

    David B. Diehl Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Probably same brand Aqueon, have a AQ2300 317-608 gpm will try a AQ1700 264-449 gpm or smaller.
     
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    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    David open a new thread in Equipment and ask about what you have the concerns plus what you are thinking ofg doing. A few photos might also help.

    Someone might be able to assist you in your choice of pumps.

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    David B. Diehl Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Posted thread with picture.
     
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    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    David great I hope a member can assist you very soon.

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