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07 Feb 2016 23:42 #1 by Richiecs3
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Hi all I've had a tank for many years but new to the forum I have a 6"3x2"x2" think its about 1100ltrs sump is 2"x2"x4" about 120kgs of live rock and about 20 fish
3 yellow tang
One sail fin tang
One black and white clown
2 common clowns
One maroon clown
5 damsels
One beta
Cleaning wrass
I'm sure there's stuff left out

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08 Feb 2016 01:00 #2 by alan 64
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welcome mate love to see some pics of ur tank it sounds great

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08 Feb 2016 02:37 #3 by robert
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Welcome aboard

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08 Feb 2016 21:11 #4 by gunnered72
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Pics! Lets see some pics!

Welcome!

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08 Feb 2016 22:10 #5 by wylam
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Hi and welcome.

Multi tasking: Screwing up more than one thing at a time.

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08 Feb 2016 22:13 #6 by helix8008
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Welcome mate

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08 Feb 2016 22:20 #7 by Richiecs3
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Hi everyone thanks for the warm welcome.. Would put pics up if I new how not great with computers

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09 Feb 2016 17:57 #8 by irish-zx10r
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hello and welcome picts and videos we love them look through the forum and you find how to post picts through photobucket or you could
try this www.irishfishkeepers.com/forum/27-photog...ing-photos-made-easy just follow the instructions and ask for help if you need some.

Something fishie going on here

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16 Feb 2016 00:22 #9 by carlowchris
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Welcome Richie...

Wooo hooo another salty on the site

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23 Feb 2016 12:26 #10 by Richiecs3
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23 Feb 2016 13:03 #11 by Richiecs3
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Went off on holidays a couple years ago left a friend to look after it but it didn't go to plan and every coral was dead when I got home haven't replaced them still keep saying I will but then I think I might break my tank but still have it 3 years later

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23 Feb 2016 13:37 #12 by robert
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very nice

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23 Feb 2016 13:56 #13 by Richiecs3
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25 Feb 2016 21:31 #14 by jeff
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Hi Richie welcome on board great size tank how many yrs you got that going

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25 Feb 2016 21:51 #15 by Richiecs3
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I've had tanks nearly 14 years now started with a 3 ft then 4 then 5 then 6"3 now lol so each tank I got more rock so it's got to this stage over many years but herself really wants it gone it almost a weekly row

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26 Feb 2016 00:32 #16 by jeff
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Fair play to yeh, I think 90% of us have the same wife, I think they see different colour shoes floating around

Every now and again I say, think il get a snake, a nice big one, one that will mill a big rat that I will need to keep in the freezer until it needs feeding

That makes the tank seem so much better

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26 Feb 2016 08:59 #17 by robert
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that's a great idea of the snake and the rat . the first bristlenose pleco I got my wife thought it was evil ,I told her they get really big and are known to get out of the tank ,bad move on my part :crazy: :crazy:

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26 Feb 2016 10:03 - 26 Feb 2016 21:08 #18 by Richiecs3
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Lol lads.. But my tank is starting cause mould so she's freaking out now it's been happening for the last 5 years now was wondering does anyone else have the same problem I hAve a condenser not still causing a problem

Sorry was meant to say still hasn't stopped the problem
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26 Feb 2016 19:49 #19 by jeff
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I had that problem behind my tank about 2yrs ago, I put sheets of aero board / polystyrene and taped the joints the best I could with duck tape, I also use two, UniBond AERO 360 ( il try put up a pic if one in a few) think most hardware stores have them, I got mine in woodies they do a great job and are bit that expensive

I moved house just before Christmas so I got to see the full wall after I moved the tank and it was perfect
My tank is five foot with a four foot sump (salt) the UniBond AERO does take a lot of water in so it deffo works

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26 Feb 2016 19:57 #20 by jeff
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26 Feb 2016 20:07 - 27 Feb 2016 10:46 #21 by Richiecs3
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It's not in the sitting room as bad the room above the tank is bad and the hall is really bad I've had people in look at it and it's the fish tank I lose 50 Ltrs a week from evaporating

We got the outside of the insulated so the house is Sweat box sometimes it's up to 75 Ltrs a week
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27 Feb 2016 13:01 #22 by jeff
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Holly crap that's nuts,
haven't got an answer for that

Anyone else got any ideas or encountered this problem before

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27 Feb 2016 13:26 - 27 Feb 2016 13:35 #23 by gunnered72
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I had a simliar problem in my old apartment but it wasnt the aquarium that was causing it....

It was leaky pipes as a result of rubbish plumbing.... It caused extremely high humidity and of course mould was growing all over.......A decent big electric dehumidifier in each room (not crappy small ones) will solve the problem but you will have to run them 24/7.....BUT! You really need to get to the root cause of the humidity...

Buy yourself a cheap electronic humidity level tester (they are peanuts on ebay) and test the humidity levels in each of the rooms.... Relative Humidity inside an irish house should average around 50%....If you are seeing 60% or above you are gonna have mould growing.......

Is the aquarium open top (and what temperature is the tank water) You might have a faulty heater thats heating the water constantly and too much....

I actually doubt that the aquarium is causing this....I think its a leak somewhere....I think this because you have the mould growing in several rooms and not the just the one where the aquarium is situated....

Get a humidity level tester and see what your levels are in each room(You have to leave the unit in the room for about an hour to get a true humidity reading) .....

I dont want to scare you but high humidity is bad for your health and especially for people with allergies, asthma or breathing problems.....

High humidity also causes people to sweat and makes normally comfortable room temperatures feel sticky and hot...
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27 Feb 2016 14:19 #24 by Richiecs3
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Hi thanks for all ur ideas but when we first moved in we started to get the problems it was a old house so we gutted it Windows doors electric heating and plumbing so that's all new after we got all that done the problem started again so we insulated the house got it treated and repainted and it's happened again have new heaters in the tank sump pump open top tank and dehumidifier right beside the I have the heaters on timed to, to keep the evaporation to its lowest changed to LEDs to so the lamps wouldn't be that hot but still a lose of up to 75 Ltrs a week through evaporation.. The rooms are the hall but if u keep the door closed all good and the bed room above the tank the sitting room isn't that bad cause it's the warmest room in the house where a semi detached so it's the wall that the wind is hitting have been told it's the fish tank.. But worse so has my wife

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27 Feb 2016 16:25 #25 by robert
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hi ,sounds like you have a problem their , 75 litres a week evaporation is staggering that's 2 gallons a day which ends up in the air, to me this amount would cause a problem ,if the tank is open top what about a glass or Perspex cover over it , I have one over my shrimp tank and cant believe the amount of condensation on it . now on a totally different thought ,have you central heating and do the pipes run under the up stairs floor boards ,if so your leak could be their and the evaporating into the air . its just a couple of thoughts but certainly you need to sort it . very high humidity levels are not good for humans . Robert

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27 Feb 2016 16:32 #26 by robert
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just checked my own humidity levels , outside at present 54% in the house central heating on its 58%, for whats its worth when its raining outside humidity goes up to between 70 /80%. reading at taken off my weather station .

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27 Feb 2016 19:58 #27 by carlowchris
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That's a lot of evaporation......

My mum had the outside of her house done and they covered up all her air vents.....which lead up to huge amounts of condensation...didn't seem too bad but in the bathroom which has walls tilled to ceiling and floor tilled too ...only surface left able to absorb was the ceiling...... .it went black...(mold) and it fell down.. .....she got another guy to reinstate the air vents and no more problems....

Check the air vents.also aldi had som dehumidifier s on sale before Xmas.....quite cheap but worth ago...

Fantastic tank by the way.

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28 Feb 2016 09:44 #28 by paulv
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Richiecs3 wrote: I've had tanks nearly 14 years now started with a 3 ft then 4 then 5 then 6"3 now lol so each tank I got more rock so it's got to this stage over many years but herself really wants it gone it almost a weekly row

Hope your wife never meets mine, if they gang up on us our big tanks are under treat.

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28 Feb 2016 09:53 #29 by paulv
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I got a dehumidifier a few years ago, it takes about 50/60 litres a week from the air. It cost me about 160€. Humidity also comes from cooking and showers.

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28 Feb 2016 10:06 #30 by gunnered72
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Drying clothes is another big one for causing humidity....

When running dehumidifiers you need to keep all doors and windows closed in the area your using the dehumidifier in..If you run a dehumidifier in a room with open windows (especially on rainy days) you are just drawing in humidity from outside....

Another way to dehumidify a room is to open out the windows and direct the airflow of a BIG fan out the window (but this only works on dry warmer days)

If its raining keep your windows closed!!

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