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That reminds me - I need to update my thread that deals with Urea. In a nutshell, it hasn't been a success for me. I've decided that dissolved organics only seem to give me grief. And urea is NH2CONH2 after all.
Hi @Zeus. and Everyone,

I finally got round to doing the deed:


JPC
 

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So tank wasn't that dirty after all
After 12 hrs
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15 mins later after removing ADA Power Sand
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But what’s in your filter?
(I was going to use more “active speech” but feared automated censorship)
Yes it was in need off a 'little' clean, never had so much detritus in it, thick sludge in bottom of filter. But waited until I had 99.9% of substrate out of tank before doing it.

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Have all the plants I'm keeping weigh down with ceramic rings or weighted pots, so should be easy to drop water remove plants, catch livestock buckets and bags. Move tank, fill, prime and livestock/plants back in in same day. So no more big clouds of detritus.

Still waiting on exchange, some legal 'BS' holding the process up, all being well new house will be ours this week and removers booked for Saturday. Just a little in limbo ATM as it may or may not go through this week :rolleyes:.
 

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Fingers crossed Zeus.
 

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Hell off a move in lots of ways with even breaking down in our Grand Voyager with a trailer on it on moving day, had to wait 4hrs to be recovered :arghh::arghh::arghh::arghh:. Thought I didn't have my phone on me me as well as couldn't find it till wife rang me 🤣

But got there in the end, leg injury has slowed me down for a few months but much better and getting 'stuff' done.

Cellar floor was a bit 'not' level, but it will do for now, running tank low tech half full, no substrate and a Clone of TSN, tank maintenance wasn't great at first due to leg and filter was the worse I had ever seen it when I got round to it, gave it another clean yesterday and wasn't too bad at all.
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Fitted some New CO2 reactors with details of them and vids in CO2 reactors not got venturi working yet but getting there
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Uneven floor and big tank. Hmmm.
I checked the floor with spirt level so I new it wasn't level, but once the base was on the floor/tiles with the carpet there was no rocking at all, so was more than happy to half fill it, with no scape in I couldn't see the point in filling it. Like he said in Vid not level isn't an issue its uneven that's the issue

Need to make a solid brick base as the cellar floods at times, last year the river was high enough for a few inches of water in cellar and in 1999 the river was so high the whole base would of been underwater. Not worried about the base getting wet its more the PLC - which I intend to wall mount, I see it as I would get very little for selling the base/tank and will get more joy out of it keeping it whilst we get sorted. All the tiles on floor need taking out as well as when it floods having the floor tiled will prevent the concrete floor drying out, so lots to do.
 

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I checked the floor with spirt level so I new it wasn't level, but once the base was on the floor/tiles with the carpet there was no rocking at all, so was more than happy to half fill it, with no scape in I couldn't see the point in filling it. Like he said in Vid not level isn't an issue its uneven that's the issue

Need to make a solid brick base as the cellar floods at times, last year the river was high enough for a few inches of water in cellar and in 1999 the river was so high the whole base would of been underwater. Not worried about the base getting wet its more the PLC - which I intend to wall mount, I see it as I would get very little for selling the base/tank and will get more joy out of it keeping it whilst we get sorted. All the tiles on floor need taking out as well as when it floods having the floor tiled will prevent the concrete floor drying out, so lots to do.

If you want a quicky and cheaper solution you could consider Scaffolding fittings like these bellow. I once used it to place a tank on the brick floor in the bathroom, which is crooked as hell, moving ¼ inch and I could start over levelling it. But once it stands in its place and not moved again it's rock steady. This is with 1" gas pipe it stands as a house and can be levelled easily in all directions.
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The best part is, it's a mobile stand that you can move around a level again at different locations. This is strong enough for a circus elephant to do tricks on it.

Later on, a moved it to the dining room and make a suit for it with some spare wood, turning it into a cabinet hiding most of the tubes.
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This is the easiest and cheapest most versatile solution for aquarium stands on crooked floors. Even if you ever change the aquarium dimensions, you can reuse the fittings but change out the 1" piping accordingly.
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I do like that idea a lot :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
Don't know if it is cheaper than a brick stand, but I guess so, at least it's lots easier and faster to construct, movable, reusable and withstands any flooding in the cellar. If you take zinc-plated pipes a tad more expensive but then you don't even need to worry about rust prevention.
 

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Have you made any progress as of late? :)
Son has decided he will have the tank, which works out well as the tank was purchased for a different house/location all together. Then when I am ready its time for new tank/setup :)
 

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Been while so thought I would do little update on tank.

Had some springs floods and the base suffered some water damage ( more flood details/pics here)
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The base soon started to show water damage/swelling, so reduced water level for a short while during the 'tidy up'. Then emptied tank/base removed/scraped base cabinet and made a short term one to put tank on
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Popped tank on
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Only using three Kessils at about 50% intensity 6hrs, no CO2 injection, Fluval filter only for flow with standard FX6 inlet/outlets and it gets a WC/ occasionally and a dose of a Tropica Specialised Nutrition clone - so pretty lean dosing and no substrate. Amanos, RCS and fish all seem to be doing well with daily feeding.

Son will be having tank when his house he is renovating is done or will make a brick base for it above flooding level the room.
 

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