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Author Topic: dirted rena 90  (Read 1068 times)

5p1ke

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dirted rena 90
« on: December 02, 2012, 11:07:12 am »
setting up my tank again i like a lot of plants so trying 2" of wickes topsoil with adout 1" play sand on top

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    Re: dirted rena 90
    « Reply #1 on: December 02, 2012, 11:22:07 am »
    I just set my first dirted tank up and used gravel and the soil will come through if your not careful,so your going have to be extra carful with sand.

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    Re: dirted rena 90
    « Reply #2 on: December 02, 2012, 04:02:10 pm »
    silicone pulling away at both back corners once i had water in. do i need to remove the sealant and redo it or is there a way to repair. what sealents are suitable

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    Re: dirted rena 90
    « Reply #3 on: December 02, 2012, 07:54:04 pm »
    I would totally re-seal the whole lot if you have the skills,i had tank burst but didnt trust myself to re-seal it so bought another.

    5p1ke

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    Re: dirted rena 90
    « Reply #4 on: December 06, 2012, 04:32:42 pm »
    cleaned out tank took silicone off damaged corners ready to reseal them

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    Re: dirted rena 90
    « Reply #5 on: December 14, 2012, 10:29:35 am »
    Filled it with water to see if it leaked was ok.  Put in soil and sand now need some bogwood and slate  the put some water in and cuttings. From my dads plants

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    Re: dirted rena 90
    « Reply #6 on: December 16, 2012, 03:29:56 pm »
    got bogwood some plants and a new heater as old one filled up with water

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    Re: dirted rena 90
    « Reply #7 on: December 26, 2012, 06:58:38 pm »
    got a leak on christmas eve cut it down for full rebuild think i might put a overflow on back while i am on

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    Re: dirted rena 90
    « Reply #8 on: December 26, 2012, 11:21:48 pm »
    Thats the problem when it leaks in one place it is best to re-seal the lot,did mention it!!!

    5p1ke

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    Re: dirted rena 90
    « Reply #9 on: December 27, 2012, 11:35:30 am »
    building in a overflow box for sump insted of hanging one on while i rebuild

    5p1ke

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    Re: dirted rena 90
    « Reply #10 on: February 02, 2013, 03:52:50 pm »
    all up and running added 6 black neons today

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    Re: dirted rena 90
    « Reply #11 on: March 03, 2013, 12:06:45 pm »
    added more plants

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    Re: dirted rena 90
    « Reply #12 on: March 03, 2013, 01:47:29 pm »
    Looks good!  Hope the leaks have stopped :)

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    Re: dirted rena 90
    « Reply #13 on: March 03, 2013, 02:55:04 pm »
    Looking.good! I went for the dirted tank method in my old and new tanks.

    Apologies for random fullstops,my mp3 has a mind of its own.....o_O

    67l:
    1 L104 Pleco
    2 Amano Shrimp
    5 Dwarf Puffers
    20 ish Cherry Shrimp

    180l
    1 Bolivian ram
    2 Bristlenose Pleco
    2 Apistogramma hongsloi
    4 Drape fin barbs
    10 Cherry barbs
    Snails,snails and more snails

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    Re: dirted rena 90
    « Reply #14 on: March 09, 2013, 05:03:00 pm »
    got 2 bristlenoses and 2 freshwater shrimp today