new 125g tank

  1. baggy007

    baggy007 Well Known Member Member

    hi guys, finally got my tank delivered today:)

    heres a pic of what it looked like when the previous owner had it,dont think they used the full potential of the tank, hopefully i will, dead excited cant wait, will keep you posted with pics on how its going

    any thoughts or suggestions dont hessitate to drop a line, good or bad:)

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  2. Aquarist

    Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

    Congrats on the new tank!

    I'm sure you can do much more with it than the previous owner. Looks a little bare in the photo. :)

    Keep us posted please.

  3. P

    Paintcraze Valued Member Member

    I think you will have a lot of fun with that!

  4. Lucy

    Lucy Moderator Moderator Member

    That's one heck of a pleco!
    Good luck, I'm sure you'll make it gorgeous.
  5. OP

    baggy007 Well Known Member Member


    hi people:;hi1

    got my tank on its way,ive put in all i have atm before i put my filters and heaters in, i need to but hose for my canister as one of the hoses is to short,im going to put a couple of hob filters in out of my current tank in to help the cycle on its way

    when its cycled im going to add some live plants in each of the back corners,never done live plants before, any suggestions as to what?

    also the lid has no light at the min, ive seen some led that i quite fancy, white for daytime and blue for night,has anyone any tips for plants that this lighting would be suitable for?

    heres how its looking at the min,think it looks better already than the previous owner

    any tips or comments greatly welcomed:)

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  6. l

    luke355027355027 Well Known Member Member

    Nice tank are you keeping the angelfish. Second what's the thing on the left. Thirdly how wide is the tank
  7. OP

    baggy007 Well Known Member Member

    hi luke:)

    on the left is crashed helicopter with artificial plants coming out of it
    the tank is 5x2x2 foot approx 125g
    did think about a few angels as centerpeices but the stock im going for has a few fin nippers so didnt want to take the chance

    nice angel btw, proper nice:)
  8. orandagal

    orandagal Valued Member Member

    Looking good, keep us posted on the progression :)
  9. Landozer18

    Landozer18 Well Known Member Member

    good luck!
  10. angel_scout

    angel_scout Well Known Member Member

    Looking good.
  11. CichlidSWAGA

    CichlidSWAGA Well Known Member Member

    ummm you have a crashed helicopter in your tank that might pollute your water! haha. tank looks great!
  12. Landozer18

    Landozer18 Well Known Member Member

    Omg, didn't know the helicopter was there. Great idea.
  13. OP

    baggy007 Well Known Member Member


    got home from work and the missus told me that she had to switch all my equipment off as the cannister filter was leaking

    luckily i had it in a drip tray,so i dug out my 2 old fluval 304`s
    the 1st one leaked at the clamps
    tried the 2nd 1 and that leaked at the clamps

    thought the o ring might of dried out so vaselined them up but they both still leaking
    so ive binned the lot and ive had to put 3 hob filters in till i can get a new cannister:(

    was looking at a fx5, havnt heard a bad review on it

    anyone got 1? if so are they up to scatch?
  14. CichlidSWAGA

    CichlidSWAGA Well Known Member Member

    i have a FX5 on my new 125 so far i love it easy to set up LOTS OF GPH!!! which i like
  15. OP

    baggy007 Well Known Member Member

    thanks cichliSWAGA:)
    i think thats the way im going to go,luckily ive only got 4 fish going in the tank so the load on the hob filters wont be to great untill i get one
  16. OP

    baggy007 Well Known Member Member

    New Fishes Home

    hi guys:;hi1

    well my fish finally have there new home

    laurel&hardy-weather loaches

    still not complete though
    needs trim at the bottom and hood painting black
    some light fit into the hood as im using the one off my 3 foot tank till i get 1 sorted
    some real plants,was thinking swordtails as anything fragile sasha would demolish it
    an fx5 filter
    and then maybe about another 50 fish

    comments&suggestions welcome:)

    heres a few pics

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  17. CichlidSWAGA

    CichlidSWAGA Well Known Member Member

    good plan! I like the drift wood
  18. OP

    baggy007 Well Known Member Member

    t8 light

    hi people:;hi1

    just got myself a light for my tank:)

    thought it would take longer and be more expensive but i may have got a bargain

    it has room for 3 4 foot tubes,it comes with 2 t8 tubes so was thinking of adding a moonlight tube

    what do you think?
    will this be adequate for plants?

    £33.50 delivered

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  19. CichlidSWAGA

    CichlidSWAGA Well Known Member Member

    just make sure they are plant bulbs around 6700 k
  20. Wendy Lubianetsky

    Wendy Lubianetsky Well Known Member Member

    :;nin2Congrats on everything. I have been looking for a tank I can afford. I think I have found one... I am jealous of you. It looks great.:;juggle