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Old 04-15-2012, 10:38 PM   #1
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so my 60gallon tank has now been up for just over a year and a half. things are looking good but it is time for an upgrade. i knew about 6 months ago then i had obtained 2 tangs from somebody off of craigslist that i would be needing an upgrade. i just came across a 125 gallon RR tank with solid oak stand and canopy along with a 30gallon sump for $300 what a great deal!!!! this thing is almost brand new!! he just never had the time to set it up. well this coming weekend i am going to pick it up. i will be posting pics of the process. Currently on my list to get include:
sand = 250 lbs (something like $2 for 50lbs of fine grade sand from home depot)
150watt heater (currently have a 250 watt)
pvc plumbing
another 120watt led fixture
and 1 bucket of salt.

here is a pic of my current tank
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Old 04-15-2012, 10:42 PM   #2
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Very nice upgrade
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Old 04-15-2012, 10:43 PM   #3
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so my 60gallon tank has now been up for just over a year and a half. things are looking good but it is time for an upgrade. i knew about 6 months ago then i had obtained 2 tangs from somebody off of craigslist that i would be needing an upgrade. i just came across a 125 gallon RR tank with solid oak stand and canopy along with a 30gallon sump for $300 what a great deal!!!! this thing is almost brand new!! he just never had the time to set it up. well this coming weekend i am going to pick it up. i will be posting pics of the process. Currently on my list to get include:
sand = 250 lbs (something like $2 for 50lbs of fine grade sand from home depot)
150watt heater (currently have a 250 watt)
pvc plumbing
another 120watt led fixture
and 1 bucket of salt.

here is a pic of my current tank
Congrats on your new tank! Who doesn't love new tanks?
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Old 04-15-2012, 11:20 PM   #4
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I know right? I'm just glad that I will now be able to give my tangs the room they deserve. Currently I have a yellow tang, sailfin, and a powder brown tang. They all get along great, they are currently around 3in to 4in in length. The new tank will be greatly appreciated.
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They're going to love the 6' length. I have 9 tangs and they school back and forth a lot. Congrats on the new tank and great buy!
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I'm thinking on putting the rocks on the sides of the tank and leaving the center wide open,
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I built the live rock on milk crates to keep water volume, create refuge, and give them the opportunity to play with cave openings.
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I built the live rock on milk crates to keep water volume, create refuge, and give them the opportunity to play with cave openings.
That sounds like a great idea, I was thinking on doing something just like that but with egg crate and PVC pipe.
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Sounds great! I will follow along.
I am also looking at getting the same lights
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Well tomorrow is the big day.I plan on getting some pics up later this week
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