2 Months FTS
2 Months FTS
kla
kla posted on kla/125-garage-tank
2013-11-20 08:15:41 -0800
Convicts have started breeding
Convicts have started breeding
  • kla
    kla
    2013-11-20 08:23:10 -0800

    Looks like the convicts have started breeding. All the large fish, even the Pacu which is much larger than them, were confined to a small part of the tank because they were defending an entire half of the tank. I moved the fry into their corner so they aren't having to defend so much territory.

kla
kla posted on kla/125-garage-tank
2013-08-20 17:19:34 -0700
2 Months FTS
2 Months FTS
Canopy with top open
Canopy with top open
  • kla
    kla
    2013-08-20 17:25:45 -0700

    Finished painting the canopy this weekend. I'm planning on growing emersed plants at the top which is why I put acrylic panels on the front so you could see into the canopy.

kla
kla added Red Parrot, Painted Turtle and Convict Cichlid on kla/125-garage-tank
2013-08-20 17:35:34 -0700
kla
kla removed Silver Arowana on kla/125-garage-tank
2013-08-05 18:57:40 -0700
  • kla
    kla
    2013-08-05 18:58:06 -0700

    Somebody in the tank had a nice meal...

  • clay
    clay
    2013-08-06 07:18:57 -0700

    That was a $70 steak for the pacu.

kla
kla posted on kla/125-garage-tank
2013-08-05 18:44:32 -0700
1 month
1 month
Very cheap LED lights I found on amazon. 20w and 10w
Very cheap LED lights I found on amazon. 20w and 10w
Basking area for turtle
Basking area for turtle
  • kla
    kla
    2013-08-05 18:54:46 -0700

    Canopy is progressing nicely. Added hinges to the top and front so I can open it both ways. Because the top is rather heavy I'll need to add some slow close lid supports otherwise I'll probably end up losing a finger to the thing one day. Sanding and painting next weekend.

    Found some really nice and cheap LED lighting after searching around. Picked up a 20w and 10w from amazon and I'm pretty impressed with the 20w one. The 10w unfortunately wasn't cool white like I wanted but it was only $15 so I can't cry too much. It puts out a really crisp light and nice shimmer.

kla
kla posted on kla/125-garage-tank
2013-07-28 19:06:17 -0700
125 Garage Tank
 
Water still filled with debris from the play sand. It's clearing up but ever so slowly.
Water still filled with debris from the play sand. It's clearing up but ever so slowly.
  • kla
    kla
    2013-07-28 19:09:52 -0700

    Moved fish over from the 90 and added some rocks. Finished one side of the sump. Connected two 20 gallons with some tubing since one wasn't enough to handle the water coming from the tank if the power goes out. Canopy currently in progress.

kla
kla
kla posted on kla/125-garage-tank
2013-07-07 19:31:37 -0700
Swirl filter for collecting solids. Do not drink.
Swirl filter for collecting solids. Do not drink.
Already collecting some debris at the bottom
Already collecting some debris at the bottom
Plumbing mostly done. Let the cycle begin.
Plumbing mostly done. Let the cycle begin.
  • kla
    kla
    2013-07-07 19:41:50 -0700

    Finished enough of the tank to start the cycling process. Levelling the tank was probably the hardest part so far due to the metal stand. It flexes a bit more than I'd like and the top wasn't completely flat which made it a pain to level.

  • kla
    kla
    2013-07-07 19:43:40 -0700

    I've been doing lots of research on aquaponics and came across this swirl filter design. Thought I'd give it a try since there will be some messy poopers in the tank.

  • FishFace
    FishFace
    2013-07-08 13:47:38 -0700

    No pooping in the tank, sir.

kla
kla posted on kla/125-garage-tank
2013-06-29 08:45:39 -0700
Drilled and added bulkheads
Drilled and added bulkheads
Filling up
Filling up
kla
kla posted on kla/125-garage-tank
2013-06-29 08:48:24 -0700

Filling up the new 125. This tank will be an upgrade for our http://aquarist.me/clay/pacu-tank

kla
kla created aquarium 125 Garage Tank
2013-06-29 08:45:12 -0700

Aquarium Specs

Name
125 Garage Tank
Environment
Fresh
Up Time
about 4 years
Total Volume
125 gallons
Views
2431
Updated
2013-11-14 19:11:49 -0800

Fishes

Convict Cichlid Electric Yellow Cichlid Jack Dempsey Pictus Catfish Red Bellied Pacu Red Parrot Red Wolf Fish Tiger Oscar

Reptiles

Painted Turtle