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Old 09-03-2012, 10:12 PM   #1
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Jessica's 110g Malawi Build

Finally got my new tank today got it off Craigslist for a great price! I've just started cleaning the stand, hoping to stain here in the next couple of days. This thing is so dirty haha... Im gonna have a hard time getting it to come clean that's for sure. I'll post pics of my progress soon, the tank is still out in the car. Just pulled the lights and glass tops out of the cabinet, ewwwww!
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:13 PM   #2
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Toss the lids. Go topless! I do!

I just have a nice canopy.
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:19 PM   #3
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Toss the lids. Go topless! I do!

I just have a nice canopy.
Hey there friend! Didn't come with a canopy :/ and I don't think I can trust my kids around an open tank lol! Wait till you see the filter that came with it, yuck! I don't think I can use it.... I wanna, but it's disgusting! So is the tank tho! Can't wait to get it in the house to take pics! The glass on this tank is soooo thick to! It's super heavy! I'm starting to wonder if I shouldn't try to reinforce the stand... I'll get more pictures of it once I get it cleaned up, I'm embarrassed to post it in this condition.I almost can believe that this was in his home!
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This is the best pic I have of it right now.
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:24 PM   #5
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I'm sure you will get that tank looking brand spanking new!

Good luck! Can't wait to see the progress pics
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I hope I can! And thank you! Ugh, bummed this filter is pretty much useless. When I spoke to him and he said that it included a Marineland Magnum 350, I googled it an was like "YESSSS!" now I'm more like "dang..."
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And here she is... In all her filthy glory lmbo! A second look at the seal on some parts frighten me... Can't get a good pic without glare, will have to wait till morning...
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Looks like the bones of an amazing tank.
I just restrained my 100 gallon today.
Your in for some work lol.
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Old 09-03-2012, 11:21 PM   #9
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Looks like the bones of an amazing tank.
I just restrained my 100 gallon today.
Your in for some work lol.
Haha! Bones! Exactly that definitely some labor involved on this one! The footprint is just amazing, I'm sooo excited to scape this thing! I'm gonna need soooo much stone for the rockscape! Another reason I'd like to reinforce the stand... This thing is already heavy and I'm about to fill it with rock apartment buildings lol.
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Old 09-03-2012, 11:34 PM   #10
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Discovered one of the versa tops is missing a pane... Lame. Sooo lookin like I'm lookin for new tops... Do I stick with glass tops or try to find hoods? I have glass tops on my Peacock tank but I can't really think of any advantages to the glass vs plastic hoods, if n e thing the glass needs constant cleaning to keep residue buildup off... Maybe the price difference is the only thing, about to start window shopping online. It also came with 2 fluorescent light strips for a 55 with awful wood grain plastic lol. They both work but I can't stop thinking about those expandable led light dealies I see on eBay. Idk how that would work tho as they seem to stand over the top of the tank where the light strips on my 55 sit on the glass. Ahhh, decisions, decisions! Lets hear the pros, cons & suggestions!
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