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fish tank question

Discussion in 'TotePonics - IBC - CHOP Systems' started by Brad Smart, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. Brad Smart

    Brad Smart New Member

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    hey guys

    finished building my new fish tank.

    1000L ibc painted black

    insulated with anticon insulation

    300mm x 300mm perspex viewing window

    mini orb corrugated iron on lid with insulation underneath

    my question is: would this environment be too dark for the fish?

    or do they like a little bit of light?
     
  2. Redneck

    Redneck Member

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    I think fish like to know if it is day or
    night,They dont like to much light but
    still need some.
     
  3. benwalters

    benwalters Member

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    hi brad, sounds good
    any chance of a photo?
    im not sure if you could keep the lid open a little during the day, i feel that having a sealed unit may affect Dissolved Oxygen levels in fishtank??????
    also keep a eye on the corro cause you dont want too much corroding metal leaching into tank, as i say this i have rusting mesh above a fish tank and im worried about this issue, but fish seem fine,
    metal water tanks have a protective plastic coating apparently that makes them fish safe
    just my 2cents worth,
    cheers ben
     
  4. Sam Burton

    Sam Burton Member

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    Sounds good. For what it's worth, my Tilapia like a little light to eat by, but hey, who doesn't?
     

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