My summer project - The Horse Forum
 1Likes
  • 1 Post By DraftyAiresMum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 Old 04-02-2013, 09:01 PM Thread Starter
Showing
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Chino Valley, AZ
Posts: 15,772
• Horses: 1
My summer project

Alrighty. Since I can't be the only one with two expensive hobbies on here, and I generally dislike fish forums, I'm going to start this here.

My summer project, other than working more with Aires, is going to be to get a couple of my fish tanks up and running again. I currently have four tanks, but none of them are running.

First and most important to get going is my "new" (to me) 75 gallon. I got this tank by default when my boyfriend's brother's renters were evicted and left it in the house. It's a very nice tank and came with a nice stand, but both need some work. The tank needs a thorough, deep cleaning (it was left to sit for over a month and the water evaporated, so there's hard water deposits all over the glass) and the trim is light oak, which I hate, so I'm going to paint it black. The stand is blue right now, but the paint job is kinda crappy, so I'm going to paint it, but I'm not sure what color(s) yet. Our living room is done in black, dark reds and gold, but the couch is chestnut leather. There's also a door on the stand that needs to be fixed.

Second is my 20 gallon long. Both tank and stand are black. The tank needs to be cleaned, though (again with the hard water deposits). I'm debating letting my boyfriend "have" this tank to 'scape and stock.

Anyway, I'll put pics of both up, as they sit, tonight, along with descriptions of how I want to 'scape and stock at least the 75, as well as what equipment I have for both.
Posted via Mobile Device
Hidalgo13 likes this.
DraftyAiresMum is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 Old 04-02-2013, 09:34 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Bloomfield, NM
Posts: 138
• Horses: 2
Have fun. I am envious. I have two tropical aquariums, two paludariums, and one vivarium that will eventually house a trio of Poison Dart Frogs. I am getting antsy about setting up a new aquarium in the 55-75 gal range. I want to stock it with Australian Rainbows. That will have to wait until next spring I think.
Posted via Mobile Device
roseann is offline  
post #3 of 6 Old 04-02-2013, 09:41 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Indiana
Posts: 2,178
• Horses: 4
Can't wait to see what ya got in mind!
Posted via Mobile Device
Phly is offline  
post #4 of 6 Old 04-02-2013, 10:03 PM Thread Starter
Showing
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Chino Valley, AZ
Posts: 15,772
• Horses: 1
I really want a big tank (120gal+), but my boyfriend put his foot down and said not until we have our own place. Lol
Posted via Mobile Device
DraftyAiresMum is online now  
post #5 of 6 Old 04-02-2013, 10:10 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Indiana
Posts: 2,178
• Horses: 4
I have a custom built 135 gallon that I had built. It's awesome. Having the width (2 foot) gives so many more options and I find it very visually pleasing vs the standard narrow tanks.
Posted via Mobile Device
Phly is offline  
post #6 of 6 Old 04-02-2013, 10:30 PM Thread Starter
Showing
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Chino Valley, AZ
Posts: 15,772
• Horses: 1
These are seriously horrible pics, but the 75 is in a room that is crowded with junk (my boyfriend's mom's junk) and the 20gL is semi-buried under Christmas stuff that we don't have a home for yet. Lol.

The 75 (the stand is facing the wrong way, so you can't see the front...the front has two doors):


The 20gL:


As far as 'scape ideas in the 75, it's going to be very natural.

Substrate: Miracle Gro Organic potting soil topped with black sand
Decor: Driftwood and rocks
Live plants: The list is too long! Lol
Filtration: Cascade 1000 canister filter
Lighting: Current NOVA 108W T5HO fixture with one 10K bulb and one daylight bulb

As far as stock, I'm thinking:
Pair of silver zebra angelfish
10 red serpae tetras
10 cardinal tetras
8 sterbae cories
1 male bristlenose pleco
1 featherfin catfish
1 South American bumblebee catfish
Posted via Mobile Device
DraftyAiresMum is online now  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
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:
OR

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.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Got myself a project for the summer Fowl Play Horse Talk 8 05-01-2012 01:09 PM
Eventing Summer Camp helpHi i'm looking for an eventing horse camp for this summer. i bigdream86 Eventing 2 01-26-2011 11:13 PM
My summer camp's horse rules video from last summer! Starring Lacey! :D Wallaby Horse Videos 8 12-13-2010 12:44 AM
Summer is almost here...lets see that summer coat! corinowalk Horse Pictures 17 05-13-2010 12:57 AM
Summer Snacks (summer recipe thread) JustDressageIt General Off Topic Discussion 3 04-25-2010 09:30 PM

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

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome