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Old 02-13-2006, 06:49 PM   #1
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Log of a New Aquarium - 125g. Setup to Current...

In the first three photos you can see my new addition I picked up... 16 hours of driving round trip. The measurements are 72x18x21 but this thing is built like a tank. Two men struggle moving the tank. Also there is a picture of my DIY stand made out of 2x6's, screws, and skinned with oak sheets that are 1x8s. Also there are old lights that the guy used. There are two full spectrums that equal about 50w together, and two actinics that equal 32 watts together. I'm going to move my 220w vho setup from my 55 to this new tank after it is ready.


I still have to clean out the tank, and stain the canopy and stand. I was thinking about an oak finish to go around the front and sides of the canopy and stand to cover the tank border... or should I just try to match the color with stain ?

Could I use just water to clean this tank effectively?!? Its really heavy. 300+ lbs I bet.

Will it be okay to add the dead coral remains to my tank? Should I soak the rock for a few weeks in saltwater in dark? Do I add a piece of my liverock to that tote? Should I do waterchanges on that tote?

Anyway thanks for the input.
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Old 02-13-2006, 06:50 PM   #2
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Here is a picture of the rock/corals that were dead. And a picture of my current 55 gallon.
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Old 02-13-2006, 08:41 PM   #3
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how many gallons is that tank i bet its gonna look awsome when your done
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Old 02-13-2006, 10:24 PM   #4
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75 gallon....just over two years old.
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Old 02-13-2006, 10:25 PM   #5
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Hackteck it is a 120 gal.
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Thanks for the comment.. nice looking 75 gallon you have dicjones -
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I took some more pics of the stand/tank after painting trim/back and staining. I also washed off the rock and cleaned it up.. etc. Almost ready to roll.
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Looks GREAT! Good luck with it.
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