NANFA-- native tanks for nanfa gathering
Wed, 25 Jul 2001 19:09:29 EDT

hello all...
i just finished setting up a 10 gallon tank that i will take to the
conference to display a few of the natives ive seen while snorkling the
as a backdrop ive used a interesting section of a 3D rockwall replica. this
piece was left over from my 75 gallon tank, which is still not up!. ive setup
a ug powerheaded filter w/ a layer of black fibermesh and covered that w/ a
tellico substrate of gravel and rocks. ive painted the outside of the sides a
cozy splash of aquas. i just filled it w/ water and am letting it circulate
for a day, 2 or 3, then i will drain it and add 5 gallons of fresh tellico
water and vegatation. in another couple weeks i will add a few interesting
fish jay and i caught last weekend.
i plan on transporting it by draining the water to just above the substrate,
loading it into my van, carrying the drained water in 2, 5 gallon containers
and the fish in a airiated cooler. when i arrive i will then refill the tank
w/ the same water and add the fish after a few hours of circulation.
does this sound like a good transportation technique to folks in the know?
ive enjoyed building this tank and hope some of you will try to do something.


maybe one of us this next next weekend will do a sipsey tank.

come on... show off your natives!

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