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fr499y wrote: Fri Aug 05, 2022 11:05 am I'm at that point now where if I think of something like this, I'll just do it! If you can then why wait? :)
I've made a few phone calls already and things are happening a lot quicker than I previously imagined.
I can see myself re-homing the existing stock and emptying the aquarium as soon as next week.
It'll probably take another week to clean the aquarium and get it advertised.
Once sold (may take a few weeks) then ordering the replacement aquarium and installing (setting up) would take maybe another week.
It could all happen this month (Aug) but more realistically in September.

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Today I have created templates for my ebay adverts.
Just waiting for the promo email from ebay although will also advertise elsewhere.
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6 x Biotodoma wavrini, 12 x Corydoras delphax, 12 x Corydoras concolor, 20 x Hyphessobrycon sweglesi, 20 x Hyphessobrycon metae, 2 x Hemiancistrus subviridis L200.

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Wow, seems like things are moving quite rapidly Stephen, looking forward to seeing this come to fruition.

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wingnut55 wrote: Fri Aug 05, 2022 16:29 pm Wow, seems like things are moving quite rapidly Stephen, looking forward to seeing this come to fruition.

Ian + Karen.
Yes mate
Stephen wrote: Fri Aug 05, 2022 11:20 am I've made a few phone calls already and things are happening a lot quicker than I previously imagined.
I can see myself re-homing the existing stock and emptying the aquarium as soon as next week.
We're now talking several weeks as opposed to 12 months. :D
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6 x Biotodoma wavrini, 12 x Corydoras delphax, 12 x Corydoras concolor, 20 x Hyphessobrycon sweglesi, 20 x Hyphessobrycon metae, 2 x Hemiancistrus subviridis L200.

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Whats the reason for selling the current 6 foot Stephen?
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Lee_k wrote: Fri Aug 05, 2022 17:06 pm Whats the reason for selling the current 6 foot Stephen?
I want LED lighting, the current 6 footer has T5 lighting.
It came with 2 light units each holding 4 x T5 tubes (8 in total), total wattage 252W.
One light unit packed in last year so I replaced it (cost £200), the other light unit packed in earlier this year but has not been replaced.
The aquarium and cabinet is sound except for the light unit.

The Juwel Rio 450L comes with 2 x 120cm LED, total wattage 58W (2 x 29W).
At the current electricity costs I will hopefully be saving something like £66 a year.
LED lighting is also superior to T5 which in turn is superior to T8.
LEDs should also last longer (about 5+ years) whilst T5s need changing about once a year (manufacturers state 50,000 hours which is 5.7 years based on LEDS on 24 hours a day, so if LEDS are on for 8 hours a day then that is 5.7 x 3 = approx 17 years).

Selling my stuff (6 footer, Lido 120 & an external filter) should finance for about 2/3rds of the cost of the new aquarium.
I'm only asking £300 for the 6 foot aquarium & cabinet (when my advert goes live).

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Could you not just run LED lighting on the current tank


Hmmm... 6 foot for £300... That's a tempting thing!...anyone know how much a divorce is? 🤣
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Lee_k wrote: Fri Aug 05, 2022 20:22 pm Could you not just run LED lighting on the current tank


Hmmm... 6 foot for £300... That's a tempting thing!...anyone know how much a divorce is? 🤣
Not personally but…
A lot more than £300 ROFL
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Lee_k wrote: Fri Aug 05, 2022 20:22 pm Could you not just run LED lighting on the current tank


Hmmm... 6 foot for £300... That's a tempting thing!...anyone know how much a divorce is? 🤣
If only.
The flaps on top slot in to the grooves on the light units.
I don't want an open top or partial open top aquarium as I may have jumpers in the future.

Divorce ? Cost half of everything and maybe even more. :cry:
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Both my tanks had led lighting grooved into the frame - both now have fluval lights (one aquasky 2.0 and one plant 3.0) and they both now have a sheet

This one to be exact: https://www.diy.com/departments/ariel-c ... 217_BQ.prd

You cant see it from any angle other than on top, light gets through fine - and it allows me to run better lighting. And they've both had it for over a year now (discus tank at 29c), neither showing signs of bowing

Same will go for the jewel etc, that lid will only run the jewel lighting - as soon as you want a better colour spectrum etc and need to upgrade lighting, your back to square one
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