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Discussion in 'Medium Tanks (31-100gal)' started by [email protected], Jan 6, 2013.

  1. ged@fishnochips

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    I now have 90 litres of old tank water to throw in the tank. I am going to do one more 30l change tomorrow, then if it all goes to plan, we should be good to proceed on Saturday.

    Still not confirmed if jonny has the van or not yet though, so hopefully there are no issues in that respect.
     
  2. StarfishEnterprise

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    What was the reason behind ditching the old sand?
     
  3. ged@fishnochips

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    Nearly everyone said to do so, only reason.

    I will probably wash the old sand out though once finished. Once clean it can be reused I guess.
     
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    what time you looking at playing on Saturday dude? Still don't know about football but if jonny can't get there I could come down in the morning with the jeep? I'm going to nozzer's too for some bits and bobs.
     
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    I often here people chuck the sand and start again but i paid something silly for caribsea stuff and im going to reuse. Just wondered why everyone is so quick to throw it away. Iv moved old sand to a new tank with out washing it and never had a problem. Maybe im missing somethjng but interested to find out.
     
  6. ged@fishnochips

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    As early as possible, ie before 10 if possible?

    I am debating with myself whether or not to take the sump offline tomorrow or not to save some time messing around on Saturday. I want to paint very quickly behind where the old tank is before we put the new tank in, and also give the skirting boards a clean etc

    I have also got a huge vat that I was going to start emptying the rock in etc tomorrow early evening etc so as to save time on Saturday. I guess an extra body would be great as the tank weighs loads and I really don't fancy doing a [MENTION=11338]Hazey[/MENTION] lol
     
  7. ged@fishnochips

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    I don't mind washing the sand out, but last time, when I picked the 3x2x2 up secondhand, I kept everything, and put it all in, (after washing the sand) and I lost loads of stock, something set a spike off I guess.

    If I do this, then I can have new sand in, and then reuse the old sand after washing it and leaving it to dry in the airing cupboard etc for a few days. I will definitely need more than 25kg anyway. As I haven't included any for the sump etc
     
  8. liam0

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    I've got a big water barrel here if that will help dude? It's about 220ltr if I remember right. I can do that Saturday mate, if you're looking at before 10 then I'll be able to help out before football if it is on. :thumbup1:
     
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    Sorry i should of said i didnt add stock for a few weeks while it recycled so to speak.

    But yes totally agree - old or new sand is sand? Surely

    I wouldnt take sand from someones elses tank who you dont know and use that without a good sterlising as you dont know what you might catch
     
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    I will never live it down will I :taunt:
     
  11. ged@fishnochips

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    Cool as dude. Can we say yes then incase there are any issues?

    Even if Jonny doesn't have any issues, the extra pair of hands would be great!
     
  12. ged@fishnochips

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    Our survey says nope. ;)
     
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    Defo dude. Count me in :wink:
     
  14. ged@fishnochips

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    So I made a start.

    Wilkinsons 80 litre contaibers x 2 - £14 - Tesco 42 litre flexible basket thingy in pink, £3 and ran off some more RO

    I found the huge VAT that I got from when I bought the fishtank originally and gave that a good washing out.

    I washed the 25kg of sand from Burscough, now in the bath in a bucket.

    I started to dismantle the sump, and put the kit in vinegar.

    As expected plenty of mess everywhere.

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    And some more.

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    I found a Hermit crab in the sump, absolutely no idea how he got there lol but he must have gone down the weir, through the valve thingy, down into the sump and then across 3 bays as he was near the return pump.
     
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    loving the marigolds Ged :taunt:
     
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    Or he flew?! Hysterical
     
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    lol

    I remember the last time mate and the big teddy bear crab that made an appearance when [MENTION=11471]screwloose[/MENTION] picked up the LR

    I was in Wilkis and thought as I went past, will have some of them lol
     
  20. ged@fishnochips

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    He obviously hitched a ride with the Randalls Goby, as I just found him in there as well. pmsl
     
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