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Lunar's new tank
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So after my belated welcome post https://www.aquariumforums.co.uk/showthr...p?tid=1511 I am starting a log thread to show the setup of my new tank.

I've bought a brand new Seabray 48"x18"x24" with cabinet. I was expecting it to arrive within 20-30 days but was contacted by the manufacturer and it was delivered within 10 days which was a welcome surprise although provided its own headaches!

I had two choices, one was to site it where the old one was and the other was to put it in a new location in the front room where a 2.5m bookshelf sat which would need reorganising, removing and dismantling. Both options needed a bit of work but I (well we if you include my wife!) decided that it would be easier to put it in a new location so both tanks were running at the same time so the contents could be swapped over more easier.

Ok so the day of the delivery came and the very helpful delivery men unpacked and sited the aquarium and cabinet for me.

Cabinet in first:

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Then the tank (sofa moved back in place Smile 

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I look forward to reading your log. Smile
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Substrate wise, I wanted to add something that would help the plants so found some Tetra complete on eBay that was reasonably priced.

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Also had a bag of this to cap off the plant nutrients.

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I used the blue background from my old tank and had some bogwood roots that I'd bought recently, intending to put them in my old tank before the leakage issue. I'd put the wood in before finishing the substrate to build it up around it.

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I also got some sand which i wanted to try again. Used it in a tank a few years ago but not had any for a while so fancied a change.

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I'd washed the Manado and then the sand so it wasn't that easy to put where I wanted it so I put some water in the tank, added more sand and then filled up with more water. I also put a couple of rocks in.

I also added my heater to help bring the water up to temperature and the twin lights from my older tank. The wood was a little too buoyant so I tied it together with some string to help it stay down and added a rock at the front which also helped. 

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The filter I also chose was the Fluval FX4. It gives a very good turnover of water and is a piece of equipment I've wanted for a while. My old tank's cabinet was too small to fit it though.

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However, upon opening the box I discovered that the lid of the filter had a chip in it. I've reported this to Maidenhead Aquatics where I bought it from but made the decision to use it since it was only cosmetic damage and doesn't affect the running of the filter. It's still water tight.

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Promising start, I used that Tetra substrate on a Juwel 240 and the plants shot up. Wood looks ideal for a bit of small anubias or some moss added. Brucephelandra would look good as its very slow growing and doesnt get too big. Surprised at the chip off the FX, those units are very well put together and their QC seems very good usually.
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(15-08-2019, 03:17 PM)KevB Wrote: Promising start, I used that Tetra substrate on a Juwel 240 and the plants shot up. Wood looks ideal for a bit of small anubias or some moss added. Brucephelandra would look good as its very slow growing and doesnt get too big.

Thanks. I've got some moss coming that I plan to put over the string to both cover it and improve it aesthetically. Anubais or Brucephelandra might also enhance it too, thanks for the suggestion.
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Added some of the plants from my old tank

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That’s a great start. The FX series filters are very good. I love my FX6. Water changes are now a doddle Big Grin
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