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My Brand New Tank


Tanya_woz_ere

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Hiya everyone.

~*~*~ Today i went to a specialist fish shop after school and brought a new tank. It came with a light, filter, gravel, food, net, stress coat and stress zyme ~*~*~

~*~*~ I put my filter in and filled my tank with water. but me and my mum wanted to no whether you have to fill the tank right to the top and cover the filter with water. we was just worried about the wire but it seems to be all covered going into the filter. This is the first proper aqurium i have had :D ~*~*~

~*~*~ Also when should a put the stress coat and stress zyme into the water? ~*~*~

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Usually with a HOB (hang on back) filter you want your water level a half an inch away from where the water falls out. Personally, the only water additive I use in my tanks is a tap water conditioner to eliminate chlorine and chloramines.

Congrats on the new tank!

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u can have the internal filter completelly submerged in water no problem, if you dont mine the noise you can bring it above the water level but i have all mine under :)

congrats on tank, when do we get pics ? he he

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Tanya:

Congratulations! Good luck with your tank.

What type of filter do you have? It sounds like a Hang on back (HOB) type.

Can you post the brand name or model number? Did it come with instructions? I guess not because you still have questions.... ;)

Does the filter connect to an air punp? Did you get an air pump?

Does the tank have a plastic edge around the top? Usually you can can fill right up to the plastic edge but safer not to fill above.

You must be very exicited! Please reply and let us know how it is going....

Francis

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:hi Congrats to youTanya_woz_ere on your new tank. Sounds like everything is going to go fine for you. What kind of fish are you going to put in it?? Before you know it you will be a pro. Remember 1 fish per 10 gals.
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I was always wondering , whether the wire form the internal filter was allowed in.. though i thought it would be ok. Because when i looked at the small diagram.. it had it submerged to the bottom. I keep mine fairly close to the top though, because if they wanna have a bit of fun they go to the surface and swim against the current, or they can stay in the middle - bottom and swim around normally.

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