Fish tank - including stand, fish, tank decorations, 2 x filters, heater, air pump, siphon tube - everything you see in the second photo except the little tank at the bottom of the cabinet.
I bought it in April last year, so it is not even a year old yet although I've had the fish for about 2 years, but I have become ill since, and can no longer lift the bucket of water during weekly water changes, etc and I'm struggling to be able to take care of them properly. I don't know how long I am going to have to wait for my surgery, so I'm making the tough decision to sell them to someone who can give them the care they need. It's a beautiful tank, and I will be sorry to see it go.
The tank itself is a Hagen Marina Style 160, it is 160 litres, W100cm x H40cm x D40cm
The cupboard is the official one that is designed for the tank, it's dimensions are W100cm x H67cm x D40cm. The cupboards do not have shelves inside them.
It comes with 2 x Fluval U2 filters, the filters that originally came with the tank didn't do a great job and rattled a lot, so I replaced them with these 2 filters which a very quiet, and also have biological filtration built in as well as the sponges.
The fish included are 4 angle fish, 4 yoyo loaches, 1 Red tail Shark, 1 Sailfin Leopard Pleco, and 1 small golden weather loach, there are also 3 assassin snails you might occasionally see. The female yellow angle fish has paired up with the male one that has dalmation type spots, they do lay eggs, but these have always been eaten by morning. The weather loach hides a lot, but you can often see him tucked up behind the filter or digging around in the sand once you turn the tank light off in the evening.
Because of the good quality filters, and the amount of clean up crew fish, this tank is very easy to maintain - once a week, just take out a bucket of water, clean the filter sponges in that bucket of water, add the fresh bucket of water (with tap safe) then wipe the glass. That's it. I chose the fish deliberately to keep maintenance simple - the angle fish don't produce much waste at all, the pleco cleans algae, the red tail shark breaks up the pleco poo, so it goes into the filters easily. The yoyo loaches eat random bit of debris and also keep the snail population to a reasonable level. There are some Malaysian Trumpet Snails in the tank, that keep the sand stirred, and help clean algae and tiny bits of left over food, but you rarely see them.
You will need to supply your own bucket for water changes, and a surge protected extension lead with 6 sockets available on it. I will give you whatever fish food I have at the time of purchase, as well as what's left of the packet of pleco sinking wafers. You'll also have to get your own tap safe as this is something I need for my other tank.
This tank is pick up only from Fortuneswell, Portland, Dorset, as I don't drive, and I suggest you bring some strong people to help you as the tank is very heavy. Also it will be worth deciding on a plan in advance on how you want to actually move it, I'd say probably leave the fish in the tank and take most of the water out, and just remove the bits of wood, filters and heater so they don't fall on them. When you get it home plug the air pump straight in whilst you sort the cabinet and stuff so the fish don't run out of air in their water.
I'm looking for £250 but I'm open to offers. Would accept a Fluval Edge 23 litre in exchange for some money off the price if you have one. Feel free to come view, or to contact me with any questions. Looking for a quick sale.
Call 01305 821928 if you're interested, thanks
Advertiser: Lucy Blayney
Telephone: 01305 821928
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