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  1. #1
    Just an Egg
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    Feb 2016
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    Cade Altumate 1200

    After a bumpy ride Iím now feeling a wee bit more comfortable in keeping these magnificent fish, or Ďdinner platesí as my family have nicknamed them . Thanks everyone for the advice on this forum over the past two years, particularly Hollowman and Sayid. Iíve learnt a lot more than I knew when I started but my knowledge is still just a 💧 in the bucket!

    Iíve purchased a Cade Altumate 1200 which I pick up from Qld - combined a driving holiday with tank collection, lol, as one does when freight quote to our distant region is $1,000! Wanted something bigger for the gang to swim around in. Combined with awesome sump (link to pic of sump) it has a total volume of 633 litres. Looking for suggestions on setting up sump. Iím thinking bakki balls and sponge/wool layer in the first chamber, refugium in the second chamber and 2 continuum bac bricks in the final chamber. Have a dry Red Sea pump as return pump. Remember Iím Ďjust an eggí with a drip of knowledge so any suggestions are most welcome

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    Wrigglers
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    S.E Melbourne VIC
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    Cade Altumate 1200 ,that definitely sound impressive ,633 liter of water is a lot and you can put 15 adult discus in there ,unfortunately i have never had experience with sump ,i am sure Steve
    ( Hollowman ) can chime in .
    Good luck.

  3. #3
    Just an Egg
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    Feb 2016
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    Humpty Doo NT
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    Hi Sayid, nice to hear from you again. Thanks for responding. Well as things go my nephew got involved over the 1200 and convinced me that as Iím driving a 7000k round trip to pick up a tank while on holiday I may as well in his words Ď Aunty go bigger, youíve got the room and the timeí so after very little consideration..Iíve upgraded to a 1500, which is 840L tank and 200L sump. Being retired is soo good because you have so much more time for hobbies and Iím loving this particular hobby! Iíve managed to find an awesome piece of driftwood from the beach which is about a metre long with an arch and branches; currently soaking to remove any nasties. Plan to sand it back and secure it to slate for the new tank. Obviously youíll gather Iím rather excited about this new project! Hopefully my Discus will love their new environment. Iím amazed at their growth and how calm they are when Iím mucking around in their tank, so much so they get in the way when Iím cleaning. I recall you told me ages back to stop stressing and enjoy them...think Iíve finnnnnaaaally got to that stage!

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