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The plates for dividing the tank into 4 rooms is made from an acrylic plate that I bought in Jem og Fix for 40 DKK.
The plates for dividing the tank into 4 rooms is made from an acrylic plate that I bought in Jem og Fix for 40 DKK.
The plates for dividing the tank into 4 rooms is made from an acrylic plate that I bought in Jem og Fix for 40 DKK.

The plates for dividing the tank into 4 rooms is made from an acrylic plate that I bought in Jem og Fix for 40 DKK.

I have bought my first new aluminium framed tank

Written on 14-07-2018 20:20 by cab

I bought this custom made tank in june 2004 to create a "perfect" finish on my small tank rack, while increasing the flexibility in uses, by using acrylic dividers in the tank. It was placed on top of my small tank rack, where I previously had 3 20 liter tanks and 2 12 liter tanks.

Technical details

The tank was filtered by a blue filter sponge mat measuring 100x25x5 cm. It had 4 separate air-lifts placed along the back of the tank. It was heated by a 100W Via Aqua steel heater with a separate sensor and an outside temperature regulator. The lighting was handled by a 18 Watt fluorescent tube mounted above the tank. There was also a 5 W low-energy light bulb to give a dusk like lighting before and after the main light came on. The lighting was controlled by two week timers.

Interior

The tank was without substrate and decorations, but it was divided in 4 separate compartments. I made the dividers from an acrylic plate which I bought in Jem og Fix. I cut it in the right size and made lots of small holes in each plate to ensure the water flow between each compartment. Apart from dividing the tank, the plates also kept the filter mat in place.

Plants

I only used floating plants like Hornwort (Ceratophyllum demersum) and Najas guadalupensis. They are both very fast growing and contributes to the water quality by using the surplus nutrients in the tank.

Use cases

I used the tank for growing out fry and as a temporary living quarter for fish there was up for sale.


Faktatabel
Category

Akvarium

Type

Aluminium, custom made

Purchased

June 2004

Length

97,5 cm

Height

25

Width

40

Purpose

Grow out tank

Condition

New

Comment

This tank really gives my rack the final "touch".

Tank size

100 liter


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