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Post by Jason Dolting on Thu Feb 17, 2011 12:52 am

G'day All,
While at my lfs today I spotted about ten 4ft second hand tanks for sale at $80 a pop in good condition (a bargain). All were sold except one 4ft with 2 dividers (3 sections) wich I bought and will pick up tomorrow. I'm absolutely spewing I missed out on the others. How can I put this new tank to best use? Maybe I could use one section for a hospital tank wich I currently don't have and the other two sections for fry? Or maybe remove the two petitions so I can have another 4ft tank? At the moment I have a 2ft tank which is a home for Venustus fry and my Female Venustus is holding again so i will need somewhere to put the new fry or can they be added to the older fry? (they are about 6 or 7mm).
On a similar subject I have another 4ft tank empty and was thinking about starting a grow out tank with it so I can eventually add more fish to my 7ft tank. The fish in the 7ft tank are fighting like mad and I am hoping by adding more fish it might cut down on the aggression a little plus it would look better with more stock. Would this be a good move? The tank currently houses 15 fish. Any suggestions would be a great help.
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Post by Aura on Thu Feb 17, 2011 1:21 pm

Nice find! Are the partitions solid or can water travel between them? I think if it were mine, I wouldn't use it as a hospital tank because something could get into the water of the other sections. It's also nice to be able to thoroughly clean a hospital tank after use.

A sectioned fry/holding tank sounds like a good idea.
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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:38 pm

Agree with Betty, it would solve the dilemma you have now. You could potentially house 3 seperate batches of fry in a large water volume. Depending on how it's divided... Wink

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Post by Drake-tripod on Thu Feb 17, 2011 5:38 pm

if it was me id have 3 small panted tanks or 3 reef tanks
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Post by Jason Dolting on Fri Feb 18, 2011 2:19 am

I picked the tank up today. The dividers are solid glass (no perferations) that go all the way to the lid so the water will not mix. I am thinking a triple fry tank is the way to go especially the way my fish are breeding at the moment.
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Post by Jason Dolting on Fri Feb 18, 2011 2:36 am

Drake-tripod wrote:if it was me id have 3 small panted tanks or 3 reef tanks
Planted tanks look great but I never had any luck with them they always died. I would like to have an American, South American Cichlid tank one day but the plant side of it turns me against it unless I used plastic plants. Reef tanks look amazing but I'm hooked on Cichlids.
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Post by Drake-tripod on Fri Feb 18, 2011 2:46 am

Dude it's all about the light if you got the light your fine
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