580l Freshwater tank for sale

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  1. 2balive

    2balive

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    Hi

    After about three months soul searching I finally decided to sell my fresh water fish tank.

    I am moving next month on the 15th of February and building a large seawater tank in the new house. I also have been travelling a lot and will be travelling a lot this year. I am simply not having enough time to maintain my planted tank at the level I want to and the seawater one does not seam to make any progress.

    For a background and pictures of the tank see:


    http://www.apsa.co.za/Forum/index.php?topic=683.0

    http://www.apsa.co.za/Joomapsa/index.php?option=com_smf&Itemid=26&topic=885.0

    Some “sales” rules:


    Ideally I would like to sell the tank as a working unit with the plants and fish and I would give preference to anyone who buys it as a unit.

    I will advertise the separate items as well, but should someone buy it as a unit even after I confirmed the sale of a separate item, everything goes to the person buying it as a unit.

    I can not “dispose” of any item until the live stock (fish and plants) have found a new house/tank.

    Equipment description

    Aquarium (R3500)
    Tank type: All glass 5mm, with bracing and build in side filter
    Tank size: 150cm x 70cm x 58cm (580l)
    Tank stand: ply wood, with three doors, shelves (no canopy)
    Pump: EMI 2400l/h
    Heaters: 2 x 300w
    Filter material Porous stone, and various layers of floss mats

    Fish and plants: (Free to and approved home)


    The tank has been setup three years ago, with a large central wooden (two pieces stacked on top of each other) feature with lot of nooks and caves. The bottom of it forms a large cave, sheltered from the front with some peep holes in it, and swim trough on every side. A second wooden piece forms a closed cave at the extreme right of the tank. A third piece in the front right provides another cave.

    The substrate is made up of porous plant clay gravel (got it at Hilfox, comes in a “red” plastic bag, forgot the name) in specific areas, covered with a smooth small pebble gravel. The back of the tank is built up into a terrace, I have used cork strips to stabilise the terraces.

    In terms of fish:

    • 3 x cardinals
    • 5 x rummy nose tetras
    • 1 x black ghost knife fish L
    • 1 x baby whale adult
    • 1 x Synodontis ocellifer XL
    • 1 x Spotted Talking Catfish XL
    • 1 x Cory davidsandsii
    • 2 x khuli loach
    • 1 x spaghetti eel
    • 2 x Bolivian Rams (booked)


    Pls note that some of the bottom feeders are nearly impossible to catch.
     
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  3. calvin

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    dude you have some fish I would really LOVE! i have around 7 fresh water setups
    how big is the eel? i have one and love them
     
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    2balive Thread Starter

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    It is 5 years old, suspect it is about 20 cm, but have not seen it free swimming for a few years.

    Also my favorites fish.
     
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    thats amazing!! and your knife fish?
     
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    2balive Thread Starter

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    Knife Fish

    About 2 years, 12cm. It predesecor was 4 years old and 25 cm. I tried to catch it once for two weeks, imposible!
     
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    hi Len, where are you located?
     
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    In Parkview Jhb
     
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    Geez Calvin. The next time I come down to the coast I would love to come check out your zoo :p
     
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    ha ha it is a bit of a zoo!! there are pics around here somewhere
     
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