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PostSubject: New Tank Setup   New Tank Setup EmptySat May 23, 2015 8:27 pm

I just made some renovations to my tank.
Here it is:
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(Sorry, I accidentally deleted the "Before" picture)

And here is a close-up of the substrate:
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Do I have enough Eco-Earth mixed with the sand?
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PostSubject: Re: New Tank Setup   New Tank Setup EmptySat May 23, 2015 9:59 pm

Looks right to me. Have you covered the screen? Is the saltwater dish deep enough for him to submerge himself?
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PostSubject: Re: New Tank Setup   New Tank Setup EmptySat May 23, 2015 10:12 pm

AWESOME!!!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: New Tank Setup   New Tank Setup EmptySun May 24, 2015 1:00 pm

Thanks. I completely covered the screen this morning and left a hole about the size of the lamp. Yes, the saltwater dish is the deep ramekin in front, and I tested it by putting him in. I'm concerned about the shallow freshwater dish in the back. I tested it and he is only partially submerged.
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PostSubject: Re: New Tank Setup   New Tank Setup EmptySun May 24, 2015 10:35 pm

Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: New Tank Setup   New Tank Setup EmptyMon May 25, 2015 12:48 pm

Yesterday I was feeding him a bit of fish, so I lifted the lid a bit and the fixture slid off and fell on the floor. The bulb wasn't broken, but it didn't work anymore, so I used a normal 60 watt bulb instead. It was considerably warmer and his tank is now at 82 degrees. He seems pretty happy! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: New Tank Setup   New Tank Setup EmptyMon May 25, 2015 12:58 pm

Sounds good! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: New Tank Setup   New Tank Setup EmptyMon May 25, 2015 2:48 pm

Uh, now it's at 86 degrees and rising, and that's at the middle of the tank. Is that a problem?
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PostSubject: Re: New Tank Setup   New Tank Setup EmptyMon May 25, 2015 6:05 pm

Maybe. Do you turn it off at night? Keep an eye on it,make sure it gets no higher than 88. If it is still a problem cut your plastic warp back about 2" from the lamp and see if that helps.
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PostSubject: Re: New Tank Setup   New Tank Setup EmptyMon May 25, 2015 8:45 pm

I do turn it off at night. Plastic warp?
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PostSubject: Re: New Tank Setup   New Tank Setup EmptyMon May 25, 2015 8:46 pm

The stuff you use to cover the screen.
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PostSubject: Re: New Tank Setup   New Tank Setup EmptyMon May 25, 2015 8:49 pm

I only use aluminum foil.
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PostSubject: Re: New Tank Setup   New Tank Setup EmptyMon May 25, 2015 8:50 pm

Then roll that back 2" away from the lamp.
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PostSubject: Re: New Tank Setup   New Tank Setup EmptyMon May 25, 2015 8:50 pm

OK. Thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: New Tank Setup   New Tank Setup EmptyMon May 25, 2015 8:52 pm

See if that helps, if its too cold roll more towards the lamp, if too hot, roll more away.
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PostSubject: Re: New Tank Setup   New Tank Setup EmptyMon May 25, 2015 9:26 pm

Thanks again!
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PostSubject: Re: New Tank Setup   New Tank Setup EmptyMon May 25, 2015 9:40 pm

Actually, the caresheet says 80 to 90 degrees is right for him (though too high for my PPs).
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PostSubject: Re: New Tank Setup   New Tank Setup EmptyTue May 26, 2015 8:04 am

Okay. So could you keep PPs and Es in the same tank?
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PostSubject: Re: New Tank Setup   New Tank Setup EmptyTue May 26, 2015 9:43 am

Yes. You would keep it at 82 degrees.
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PostSubject: Re: New Tank Setup   New Tank Setup EmptyTue May 26, 2015 10:49 am

Okay, thanks AGAIN.
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PostSubject: Re: New Tank Setup   New Tank Setup EmptyWed May 27, 2015 2:49 pm

Where did you get the sand?
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PostSubject: Re: New Tank Setup   New Tank Setup EmptyWed May 27, 2015 3:52 pm

It's Quickrete Play Sand from Lowe's, it was 5 dollars.
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