who has an aquarium? - Nissan Titan Forum
Off-Topic Discussion Discussion of Off-Topic items.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
#1 (permalink) Old 03-22-2012, 01:06 AM
Registered User
 
04GreenT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Corona, CA
Posts: 2,834
Thanks: 837
Thanked 868 Times in 608 Posts
iTrader Score: 6 reviews
Send a message via AIM to 04GreenT
who has an aquarium?

Just curious if anyone runs a fish tank.

My fiancee and I have a 10 gallon tank with a dinosaur bichir(Senegal bichir) and a plecostomus. We have been wanting a bigger tank but don't want to do a salt water tank yet.

We just bought a 75gal tank with the build in filter system. We are setting it up right now and thinking about making it an African Cichlid tank.

If you have a tank post up some pics and specs on it.

Also, if you have any tips for me running that 75gal tank, please share!

SOCAL VK56 RACING
04GreenT is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 (permalink) Old 03-22-2012, 09:08 AM
Registered User
 
Aksig88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Posts: 209
Thanks: 16
Thanked 25 Times in 20 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
Re: who has an aquarium?

My brother-in-law has a 90gal saltwater tank and he is obsessed. Needless to say he got a killer deal on it and it has turned it his number one hobby, its pretty bada$$! From talking with him, you need alot of room and need to know about a little bit of science because of the water but im sure its something your local saltwater fish tank people can tell you.....Ill get you some pics of it soon.

2011 PRO-4x----> ALL STOCK!!!
"What we do in life, Echoes in eternity...."
Aksig88 is offline  
#3 (permalink) Old 03-22-2012, 09:16 AM
Registered User
 
Aksig88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Posts: 209
Thanks: 16
Thanked 25 Times in 20 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
Re: who has an aquarium?

Here you go!
who has an aquarium?-bros-tank-1.jpg
who has an aquarium?-bros-tank-2.jpg
who has an aquarium?-bros-tank-3.jpg

2011 PRO-4x----> ALL STOCK!!!
"What we do in life, Echoes in eternity...."
Aksig88 is offline  
#4 (permalink) Old 03-22-2012, 11:54 AM
Registered User
 
04GreenT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Corona, CA
Posts: 2,834
Thanks: 837
Thanked 868 Times in 608 Posts
iTrader Score: 6 reviews
Send a message via AIM to 04GreenT
Re: who has an aquarium?

That's a nice setup!

Im going to be doing fresh water so it's a little easier than the salt systems but its still pretty involved.

SOCAL VK56 RACING
04GreenT is online now  
#5 (permalink) Old 03-22-2012, 12:25 PM
Registered User
 
goodolsen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Smithfield, NC
Posts: 3,695
Thanks: 967
Thanked 1,447 Times in 855 Posts
iTrader Score: 7 reviews
Re: who has an aquarium?

My wife and I used to have a 75 gal freshwater tank. We initially had a pair of Oscars in there, and man are those things messy. Even with two Magnum canister filters it was still a weekly task to clean them. We eventually turned it into a Leopard Gecko terrarium before selling it.

I would recommend only an inch or so of substrate, more than that and you are just asking for stuff to get built up in it. If you are doing African cichlids remember they like alkaline water which usually requires some rocks or woods to help regulate the pH.

It's also a good idea, for a tank that size, to let it cycle for at least a week before adding any fish. Check the levels daily and make sure things look alright. Once the levels have stabilized for a few days, then slowly add a couple fish. Even a couple small fish in a large tank can change the levels.

Good luck with your 75 and be sure to post some pictures after you get it up and running.



2010 LE Crew Cab 4x2
WoodBlowingWhore™
goodolsen is offline  
#6 (permalink) Old 03-22-2012, 12:59 PM
Registered User
 
04GreenT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Corona, CA
Posts: 2,834
Thanks: 837
Thanked 868 Times in 608 Posts
iTrader Score: 6 reviews
Send a message via AIM to 04GreenT
Re: who has an aquarium?

We are going to run 60lbs of substrate in the tank. I have rear that you need 2 pounds per gallon but I don't want 150lbs in there before water.

I am going to get a couple pieces of driftwood and we will be running some live plants in the tank to help out with keeping ph and nitrite in check.

SOCAL VK56 RACING
04GreenT is online now  
#7 (permalink) Old 03-22-2012, 01:00 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Boston - Yes we're all wound pretty tight up here.
Posts: 563
Thanks: 64
Thanked 179 Times in 108 Posts
iTrader Score: 1 reviews
Re: who has an aquarium?

I had a 125 gallon tank with 6 red bellys. Got them when they were the size of a quarter and almost see thru. 2 years later they were 10+ inches long. They could easily eat 200 feeder comets a week.

My suggestion is dont use any under gravel filters, they trap more debris than they clean. Get a python siphon cleaner, it really helps in vacuuming and water exchanges in larger tanks. It sounds like you have built in skimmer boxes on the 75. Personally I like to use an oversized wet/dry filter. They are mostly used in saltwater tanks, but I use them in freshwater tanks as they filter so well and filtration rates don't drop like canister filters when they get clogged up with waste.

On a larger tank, cycle the new water for a couple weeks to help build up the biological filtering, you can buy a bacteria pack to speed things up. Add some cheap feeder fish the second week to help boost the bio filtering even more. When the cloudiness disappears, add your better fish.

Its similar to your 10 gal, just more chemicals and more to clean.

2011 - CC SWB SV HM 4x4
Airaid MXP - JWT CS2 Cams - Uprev - Stillen 3 row - JBA LTs Cajun 2.5 B-Pipes - Cajun 2.5-3.0 y-Merge - QTP Remote Cutout Borla XR-1 - Vibrant UQ Resonator - Tru-Trac - Mag Hytec
Metalworx Street Tracbars - Bilstein 5100's

Best Pull 363 RWHP / 434 TQ


Retired - 08.5 XE CC SWB (factory freak)
14.8 in 1/4 No mods
14.4 in 1/4 (50 shot, untuned)
14.1 in 1/4 (75 shot untuned and 4wd)
13.9 1/4-mile (100 shot)
Injen, Transgo, Nitrous Express, Zex, Nos and Uprev.
SSNOS is online now  
#8 (permalink) Old 03-27-2012, 07:39 AM
Registered User
 
mjw357's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: The Sticks, OH
Posts: 1,989
Thanks: 11
Thanked 183 Times in 151 Posts
iTrader Score: 4 reviews
Re: who has an aquarium?

Without fish, there is nothing to cycle. If you have chlorinated water, use a dechlorinator. You probably already know that. Not a bad idea to take a sample of the water you intend to use to fish store to see if the pH hardness etc will work for the fish you plan on keeping.

- 2004 Galaxy Black KC OR 4x4 -
Towing Mods: B&W gooseneck hitch, Nissan aluminum finned diff cover, Amsoil 75w-140 synth gear lube, Tekonsha Voyager brake controller, 7-way plug where the 12v bed outlet used to be.


Adam Model 2020 3-horse gooseneck trailer
mjw357 is offline  
#9 (permalink) Old 03-27-2012, 08:40 AM
Registered User
 
allbtitan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: shippensburg, pa
Posts: 890
Thanks: 139
Thanked 137 Times in 114 Posts
iTrader Score: 3 reviews
Re: who has an aquarium?

Buy a good test kit for the water, I always use a handful of feeder goldfish to cycle my tanks. It could take up to 8 weeks depending on the water you use to fill it. If you are using your tap water test it. That way you know where your water is to begin with. I have a 45 gallon mixed African cichlids tank and soon as it cycles a 55 gallon jack dempsy cichlid tank. If you let the tank cycle with some cheap fish it will save you a lot of frustration. Oh yeah, cichlids and plants don't go well together. They chew and dig them up.

PA CHAPTER
2008 Galaxy Black CC Pro4X
Weather Tech in channel vent visors, Tinted front windows,
Grillcraft Black MX series Grill, ArmaDen Led's every where, Armaden Hid's, VHT Tails, DIY wheels, DIY black chrome emblems, Axle vent mod, S&B cold air intake, TBS screen removed, Magnaflow cat-back, Magnaflow X-pipe, Magnaflow cats, Custom B pipes, Bilstien 5100's, Cooper ST Maxx
Obx Longtubes and Uprev
allbtitan is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to allbtitan For This Useful Post:
mjw357 (03-27-2012)
#10 (permalink) Old 03-27-2012, 10:43 AM
Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 1,776
Thanks: 428
Thanked 538 Times in 326 Posts
iTrader Score: 4 reviews
Re: who has an aquarium?

Do a fast cycle, throw a few fish in there, wait a day go to a local pet store and ask for a handful of gravel from the bottom of a well established tank. Stick that in the bottom of your filter, Done. Been doing this for 10+years
LyferXB9S is offline  
#11 (permalink) Old 03-27-2012, 10:51 AM
Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 1,776
Thanks: 428
Thanked 538 Times in 326 Posts
iTrader Score: 4 reviews
Re: who has an aquarium?









MY automatic water changer





LyferXB9S is offline  
#12 (permalink) Old 03-27-2012, 03:47 PM
Registered User
 
Calif_Titan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Sacramento, Ca.
Posts: 65
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
Re: who has an aquarium?

I have a 50 gal freshwater tank with three black moors and six white clouds, I run a bare bottom tank. I used a product called StartSmart made by TLC, cycled the tank almost instantly.






2006 2WD XE Smoke CC
-Preferred Package
-Rhino Liner
-MagnaFlow Muffler
-Vibrant Ultra Quiet
-302/45/22 Fulken Ziex S/TZ04
-Kenwood DNX6980 w/Kicker KS 6x9 and 6.5
-ScanGauge II Dash Mounted

Last edited by Calif_Titan; 03-27-2012 at 03:50 PM.
Calif_Titan is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Nissan Titan Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Jump to top


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Linear Mode Linear Mode
Rate This Thread:



  Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Saltwater 180gallon reef aquarium onehundredk Buy/Sell 9 12-09-2006 06:27 PM
saltwater fish aquarium feeler lol onehundredk Buy/Sell 1 11-13-2006 06:23 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On