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#564143 02/05/24 08:53 AM
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This is my current in progress build tank of 62 gallons. I originally had the water very murky so bad that I couldn't see my hand at the bottom of the tank so I flushed it 2x and have finally got it to where the filter can do a decent job. I'm also adding in a air pump at the other end of the tank away from the filter to increase circulation and aeration.

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Nice looking tank for the job.

Did you add river sand? That usually includes a lot of very fine material.

I think washed gravel might serve you better if you ever do FHM version 2.0.

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I did, I still have yet to put the spawning structures in place. Next one I'll look into using pea gravel or a combination of the 2.

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Originally Posted by James Skyles
I did, I still have yet to put the spawning structures in place. Next one I'll look into using pea gravel or a combination of the 2.

Yep, I did the exact same thing on the sand.

One of my daughters wanted some of the cute yellow bullheads from our creek in an aquarium tank. I put the sand from their original environment in their new tank. Now every time she does a water transfer, it stirs up a ton of fines in the tank.

P.S. Lots of good threads on Pond Boss for FHM spawning structures.

Good luck on your FHM project!

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You will have to use some sort of biological filter to filter the water. Think of a big freshwater aquarium.


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The filter I'm going to be using has a bio filter installed along with a charcoal filter. I'll also have an air pump set up as well in the tank.

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Just remember that the bio filter needs about 30-45 days being charged with Ammonia to get the biological side of things working the way they should. Keep testing daily for Ammonia, Nitrite and Nitrate.


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