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New Blockhead tank

Postby markee » Sun May 22, 2011 11:21 pm

After much searching around in the hunt for a female for my male Blockhead i was expecting to make another trip to Cornwall (seems to be the only place selling them) but my local MA updated their stocklist online and they had some :shock: Hot footed it up their today to collect a couple and whilst in there decided to upgrade my Aquaone AR620 to a Fluval Rome 125. It took a little longer to swap over than i'd planned but got there in the end!

Bare bones
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Background on
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Substrate and some water from the other tank transferred over
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Decor in & murky water clearing
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Murky water cleared, need to change the heater as the one supplied is not fully submersible, hence the low waterline
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Inhabitants added
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I'm hoping the females will settle in ok as the male is being over zealous at the moment!
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Postby harmzyxr2 » Mon May 23, 2011 6:18 am

tank looks good mate, we sell the 125 at our shop and as far as i know the heater is fully submersible as the one we have on display is setup and the heater is below the water, thought it might help!
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Postby scoobysal » Mon May 23, 2011 6:13 pm

lovely tank mate and lush fish.
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Postby squarebackmatt » Mon May 23, 2011 6:20 pm

loving that tank
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Postby pandacory » Tue May 24, 2011 6:43 pm

What I want to know is where is Ian Dury
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Postby markee » Tue May 24, 2011 8:39 pm

tank looks good mate, we sell the 125 at our shop and as far as i know the heater is fully submersible as the one we have on display is setup and the heater is below the water, thought it might help!


It does help but i still can't find anywhere that says it can be fully submerged, there is a printed waterline mark on it so i guess that could be the minimum level and not the maximum.

What I want to know is where is Ian Dury


behind the bogwood :cheeky:
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Postby alihar » Tue May 24, 2011 9:10 pm

Printed waterline is the minimum Mark.
Heater is fully submergible,there are positioning pictures on the card it comes on. I have m series heaters in both my tanks fully submerged.
Tank looks great!
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Postby harmzyxr2 » Tue May 24, 2011 9:32 pm

agreed min waterline! not sure the would sell a tank u couldnt fill with water??
take it the tank is full now then!
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Postby markee » Tue May 24, 2011 9:49 pm

where the water line is in the pic is level with the line on the heater, i have ordered a Fluval Tronic to replace it but one of the heaters has packed up in my mbuna tank & started to cook them so it could be destined for that tank as a temporary measure but if i can fully submerge the M150 then it can stay in the Blockhead tank
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Postby harmzyxr2 » Tue May 24, 2011 9:54 pm

yeah u can fully submerge it defo! fill it up mate!
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Postby alihar » Tue May 24, 2011 9:59 pm

Promise you it's submergible...fill it up! :D
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Postby markee » Tue May 24, 2011 10:07 pm

thanks guys, i'll get it filled Image
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Re: New Blockhead tank

Postby markee » Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:52 pm

Update time, the male chose his female & they lived happily ever after...............unlike the Panda which i had to remove as he was getting bullied by the pair, especially when they are breeding, they've had three batches now & they've just dug another ready for number four. I put the Panda in my mbuna tank & he's loving it, they leave him alone & he has plenty of room to stretch his fins :lol:

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Three juveniles
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Re: New Blockhead tank

Postby markee » Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:45 pm

I was cleaning the tank this weekend & got a bit of a shock, they have been digging a bigger pit than normal but i didn't think anything more of it, other than they were getting ready for another spawning. Afterwards i turned the lights off to let them settle, then turned them back on in the evening to be greeted with a swarm of fry! Every time the female has spawned there have been around eight or nine fry, not this time though :shock:

Male with fry on the bogwood
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The happy couple
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Alittle video of them
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Re: New Blockhead tank

Postby markee » Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:43 pm

This pair are like bloomin rabbits :lol:

The female with a week old batch
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Dad doing his bit too
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