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20 Sep 2013 23:33 #1 by hammie (Neil Hammerton)
My names Neil
I'm 31 with a wife, 2 lil kids and a couple of fish tanks in the house.....

My own tank is a Triton 350, currently stocked with 2 sevrums, 3 (supposed to be 4 but 1s missing the last 2 or 3 days) convicts, 3 Pecos (variousdenominationsof) an electric blue jack d, a jewel cichlid a Texas cichlid a salvini and my beloved favourite fish the green terror
Plus my 2 scavanger cobalt blue cray fish (great lil hungers to keep)
Filtration is 1 API nexx with customized filter sponges and ceramic noodle setup with extention and a fluval 206 canister
1x300w heater keeping everything constant at about 26.5 degrees
Only thing needed is power head for a bit more circulation and a few new plants

My sons tank is my old trigon 190
Current stock is guppies, molllys, plattys, sword tails, Siamese fighter male (quiet fella) a small brissle nose pleco and a loach
I'm trying to decide what to put in there for a bit of colour and interest.......
Filtration is a aqua one 1050 with a custom made 'spray bar'

Hospital tank is a very small 15-20 litre tank, currently looking after a very sick fire mouth in there..... poor lad got serious attack on Wednesday while I was at work, tail fin almost non exist ant, dorsal fin took a battering, anal fins not in great shape.... lucky fish to be alive in all fairness!
Seems to be lively enough now, but was touch and go for a day and a bit....... not sure if he will ever come back to full health tho tbh

Spare tank (currently not in use) a small 60 litre with a eheim 2213 filter
This is to probably ly be gifted to my nephew and niece as they love what I have here and they are showing decent interest
(Might as well start them off you g)

Trying to convince she who holds the purse strings that we need a nice 400 litre marine tank in the house somewhere too
Have her considering the option now at least..... which means the constant "NOOOOOO" has at least subsided

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21 Sep 2013 08:44 #2 by wylam (Stuart Sexton)
Hi Hammie, I'm on the look out for a Trigon 350 myself, how do you find it as a tank ?for say , maintenance , accessibility , floor space? And do you find the convex face distorts the view of the fish?

Cheers Stuart.

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

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21 Sep 2013 09:15 #3 by CrustyCrab (Peter Biddulph)
Great on floor space,
I need to stand on a chair to reach the back of the tank,
and to do any work on the tank.
Curved front can give distortion, but you do get used to it.
I removed the filter-box and added an external.
There is a great sense of depth in the tank.
You do need to have the substrate much deeper at the back, or you
Will have an optical illusion of the substrate sloping away.
Personally I hate the flimsy plastic flaps.

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21 Sep 2013 09:26 #4 by hammie (Neil Hammerton)
Trigons are fantastic tanks especially the 350
Floor space wise they are great, roughly 3 ft from back to front corners, as said, take out the internal filter and it helps a lot with space, the 350 distorts view slightly, but nowhere near as much as the 190
If your ever up this way, don't be afraid to call in and have a look for yourself before you purchase!
As said flimsy flaps are slightly annoying, but not the biggest complaint over all!
Great storage room under the tank in the cabnite, as said above, I have 2externals in there and still loads of room for the rest of my crap

I font get the illusion of the tank sloping away towards the back, but that's cause I have a lot of wood hiding the floor space

Maintenance on them is handy enough, just think carefully. About where you place inlets and outlets for filters and consider a power head from the get go......

You won't regret a Triton IMO

If I see 1 I'll throw you a pm

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21 Sep 2013 11:27 #5 by igmillichip (ian millichip)
Good to see one of your kids keeping fish.

ian

Irish Tropical Fish Society (ITFS) Member.

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21 Sep 2013 15:41 #6 by wylam (Stuart Sexton)
Thanks for the replies guys , yeah i'm caught for space so this tank sounds perfect. I dont have the go ahead yet from her indoors but i'm working on it. There was a guy on done deal a few weeks ago selling one for 100 euro jst a pity it was in dublin.

Stuart.

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21 Sep 2013 20:01 #7 by hammie (Neil Hammerton)
Was kinda stuck for space myself which is why I went the trigon route.......
I went to see 4 or 5 before I got this 1!!!!! Most were in bad bad shape, but this 1 has been well looked after

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02 Oct 2013 20:25 #8 by hammie (Neil Hammerton)

Done a bit of re-arranging this afternoon
Thinking of getting another power head to try getting a bit better circulation right round the tank!
Honestly I think its the only drawback with corner units.....

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