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Andys 60l cube

Andy Thurston

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Now the silly seasons out of the way its time to start my new tank
I bought the tank before christmas, with the intention of building a stand when i was off over christmas.
The tank is an aqua one cube 40
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A few pics of the stand
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And finally painted with tank and boyu 3x8w t5 light
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Hardscape african aquarium rock and wood and a few river pebbles to bulk up substrate
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Add the john innes 3 substrate
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and 2kg unipac black quartz sand cap about an inch thick and fill with water(i thought i'd better check the tank for leaks at this point)
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I removed any floating bits, drained the tank and started planting the carpet of hairgrass(thanks for the left overs Dan) next the 1-2 grow monte carlo picked up at calder valley aquatics yesterday afternoon
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Cling filmed and wait 3-4weeks
I couldnt believe how much came in such a little pot i bought 2 and only used 1 with leftovers
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These are going to dan to repair the oops in his rio 180
Just got to collect a filter and order solenoid and needle valve for my diy reg. ready for flooding in 3-5 weeks.

Thanks for looking
Andy
 

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Looks great.
Baby wipes and coffee.....survival kit!
 

Andy Thurston

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Looks great.
Baby wipes and coffee.....survival kit!
Cheers ady, the coffee has to be the strongest latte iv ever had. Much needed after the stem by stem planting which took nearly 2 hours
The baby wipes are a useful byproduct of having a 16month old girl in the house.
How are you liking your reef?
 

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Looks great Andy I've put our name on that tank and filter I told you about if you fancy a ride out one night this week to collect it with me
Dr clown diagnoses chronic MTS
Ye ill have a ride out one night this week but it will have to be after 8 except wednesday when i can go any time. Im on daddy duty cos our lass is working
 

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Cheers ady, the coffee has to be the strongest latte iv ever had. Much needed after the stem by stem planting which took nearly 2 hours
The baby wipes are a useful byproduct of having a 16month old girl in the house.
How are you liking your reef?
Ah, I was gonna say 'Dad' survival kit....I know the feeling well, strong coffee a must and I don't leave the house without a pack of wipes!

Yeah enjoying the reef and it's various algaes, makes me sick lol

Cheerio
Afy
 
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