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Post by Nataliey on Tue Aug 10, 2010 9:44 am

This afternoon iv been very busy switching tanks between the male and females. The females tank is finished the males not quite finished as the kids a moaning they are hungry!

So when its done il put photos up of the males divided tank, but for now here's the females tank:
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Post by 2tall on Tue Aug 10, 2010 10:23 am

Looks really nice Nat. You always do such a good looking job! I wish my tank looked so beautiful!
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Post by Nataliey on Tue Aug 10, 2010 10:29 am

F.Banks wrote:Looks really nice Nat. You always do such a good looking job! I wish my tank looked so beautiful!

Thanks, I just wanted everything to fit,lol!
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Post by 2tall on Tue Aug 10, 2010 10:35 am

Well it fits nicely. I guess the idea is to plant heavily so they get along! I like the decor!
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Post by silverrabbit on Tue Aug 10, 2010 12:17 pm

That tank is looking SO great Very Happy
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Post by Nataliey on Wed Aug 11, 2010 3:59 am

Here's the boys tank not finished yet as im missing a last divider at the end also need to add a bit more gravel to each section, but looking good so far:
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didnt want to leave my boys in tubs again Sad
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Post by kizno1 on Wed Aug 11, 2010 4:04 am

They both look good thumbup
Just watch out the boys dont jump the dividers. 2 of min managed to jump over a divider through a gap that was 1" x 1" and what a good " out the water so i would add a little bit more onto the dividers
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Post by Nataliey on Wed Aug 11, 2010 6:52 am

Yeah i was thinking of making a taller divide for the end one dont know how as all measured and cut at same time but end one has 2 lines less than others!
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Post by 2tall on Wed Aug 11, 2010 7:00 am

I'm curious as to how well they can see each other through the screen and do they pay much attention to each other?
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Post by kizno1 on Wed Aug 11, 2010 7:01 am

All of the could do with being taller IMO. I siliconed bits of acrylic onto the lid above the divider and that worked well.
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Post by Nataliey on Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:29 am

I dont want to put them too much taller as the dividers in the other tank before swapped had melted and deformed under the light as they where too close; but will extend them a little
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Post by kizno1 on Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:32 am

There must have been some heat coming off your light to do that. I had mine about 1mm off the light and never had a problem.
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Post by Nataliey on Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:56 am

kizno1 wrote:There must have been some heat coming off your light to do that. I had mine about 1mm off the light and never had a problem.

It does burn when i have to take the light panel off and there's 2 tubes on there, so im careful now because it hurts. Iv not had a problem with the smaller tank thats right up to the top nearly but that light is in a clear compartment in the lid.
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Post by kizno1 on Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:58 am

What Watt are the lights?
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Post by Nataliey on Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:00 am

Erm hang on...

...its says 15Watt...
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Post by kizno1 on Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:01 am

Fair enough. Mine was 25W with no problem But then i used 3mm thick acrylic.
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Post by silverrabbit on Wed Aug 11, 2010 1:31 pm

Looking good Smile

F Banks - they can see each other quite well I think as mine often have flaring matches with their neighbours, and Huey DEFINITELY sees the girl next door lol!

But if you plant around the divider sides then it blocks the line of sight quite well
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Post by 2tall on Wed Aug 11, 2010 1:56 pm

silverrabbit wrote:Looking good Smile

F Banks - they can see each other quite well I think as mine often have flaring matches with their neighbours, and Huey DEFINITELY sees the girl next door lol!

But if you plant around the divider sides then it blocks the line of sight quite well

Thanks Silver. Makes perfect sense to me!
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Post by Nataliey on Tue Aug 17, 2010 12:55 pm

Iv FINALLY finished the boys tank im very happy with it, what you guys think?
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Calcifer, Ragga~muffin, Night Fury, Casper, Curly & Squiggles

I cant believe i actually managed the extension on the spray bar myself with hosepipe in the middle of the 2 plastic spray bars supplied with the filter, looks a little odd as its green but im happy with my DIY,lol!
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Post by 2tall on Tue Aug 17, 2010 3:15 pm

Looks good to me Nataliey. Wheres the "No Vacancy" sign? lol!
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Post by silverrabbit on Tue Aug 17, 2010 3:40 pm

Looks great! I did that with my spray bars too with tubing from the LFS.
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Post by Nataliey on Tue Aug 17, 2010 3:42 pm

F.Banks wrote:Looks good to me Nataliey. Wheres the "No Vacancy" sign? lol!

I think i need one dont i,lol! I think that meerkat should turn any passerbys away!
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