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New Cod Tank

Discussion in 'Aquarium Discussion' started by RyKnOw, Jan 30, 2010.

  1. RyKnOw

    RyKnOw New Member

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    i have my cod tank up and running, with the little fella 3 weeks away. got a few rock and some weed in there yesty and turned the filter on today. the log that is goin in is soaking atm and will prob leave it for a week or so before it goes in. a nice bit of red gum i found lying around. cant wait, here is a few pics.
     
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  2. dave.c

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    Looks good fella! Where are you getting the cod from?
    A word of advice on the redgum , It will leak tannins for a very long time unless it was driftwood that has had a chance to leak.

    What size is the tank?
    I might have some bits of driftwood here that you might like.
     
  3. bognoel

    bognoel New Member

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    just put some carbon into the filter and it will remove the tannin from the water
     
  4. RyKnOw

    RyKnOw New Member

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    hey dave,
    i thought that might be the case... was gunna soak it for a couple of weeks, as i dont get the cod for three weeks yet, and see if it was still leaking tannin??? one of my aunties breeds em down in vic, and she headin up here to drop him off! and the tank is only a 92x36x50cm but the little fella is only the size of my little finger atm so should last abit till i can afford to upgrade it!
     
  5. ambigua

    ambigua New Member

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    Hi,

    Go 2 Googong and find some longtime drowned trees/stumps and break off bits, these wont leak much at all if any, just add 2 boiling water for a bit and strip back old bark/surface wood and that will leach out tannin if there is any, repeat twice.

    Also u might wanna add c/f salt to your water, i add a table spoon to 20lts and this will help with fish wounds etc.

    Cod are super sensitive to white spot, always add water ager when doing water changes.
     
  6. RyKnOw

    RyKnOw New Member

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    bognoel,

    as u can see i have an internal filter... would you still put carbon in that? if so what compartment?
     
  7. bognoel

    bognoel New Member

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    with my one i have the carbon in the top part nearest to the pump instead of the filter
     
  8. Rusty Can

    Rusty Can New Member

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    I have a Aqua 1 filter with the Carbon layer / bio balls/ceremic noodles and the filter wool, it does a great job and stores the good bacteria in the noodles and balls. like mentioned above use the ager and aquarium salt. But its always a good idea to have a Hospital tank for quarentine before intorducing new fish it can save you a big headache later down the track. Its always good to cycle a new tank for as long as you can.RC
     
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  9. bognoel

    bognoel New Member

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    have not had the chance to cycle a tank before so i dont know how that goes and this is my first 6ft tank with canister filter so i dont know much about them either but trying to learn. sounds like i have the tap running all day long cause of the amount of water it pushes out. have allways just put the cod straight in with a bit of water ager and a little bit of fungus treatment and havent lost him yet after 6 years. what i am having problems with is getting rid of the tannin and the carbon is doing it slowly and i know it will not hurt them but it just detracts from the look
     

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