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Old 02-01-2007, 08:13 PM   #1
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MAJOR score today!!!! :D

I managed to pick up a 29 gallon tank, stand, 20 lbs of fairly decent gravel, fluorescent light, and UGF (I won't use that)...all for $65!!! I was the 1st to call when I saw the add in the paper!

I'm on the way to the shellie tank of my dreams!!! What a great day!!!
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29 Gal. FW: 2 variatus platies, 6 cherry barbs, 10 harlequin rasboras, 1 opaline gourami, 1 hillstream loach, 1 Rio Jari pleco (L-316), 1 GBR

10 Gal. FW: 1 african clawed frog, 1 dwarf flame gourami

10 Gal. FW:tons of blue ram fry

(4) 2 Gal. FW: all four with male bettas
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Old 02-01-2007, 08:15 PM   #2
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That is quite a good deal. Just make sure there is no visible flaws in the glass and seal.
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Old 02-01-2007, 08:22 PM   #3
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Yep, that's the plan. I'm going to clean it this weekend (it's filthy) and I'm going to let it sit for a while with water in it to check if I'm going to have to reseal anything. Man, what a deal...y'all should see the stand!!! 8O Worth *at least $65by itself*. I'll take pics and post!!! I couldn't have done better than this at WM!!!
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55 gal.FW: 4 platies, 3 angelfish, 3 Cochu's blue tetras, 2 Rummynose tetras, 4 A. cacatuoides, 1 A. trifasciata, 2 blue rams, 6 Von Rio tetras, 1 Queen Arabesque pleco

29 Gal. FW: 2 variatus platies, 6 cherry barbs, 10 harlequin rasboras, 1 opaline gourami, 1 hillstream loach, 1 Rio Jari pleco (L-316), 1 GBR

10 Gal. FW: 1 african clawed frog, 1 dwarf flame gourami

10 Gal. FW:tons of blue ram fry

(4) 2 Gal. FW: all four with male bettas
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Old 02-01-2007, 08:45 PM   #4
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I was happy to get mine for $120.00!

Great find.
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Old 02-01-2007, 09:09 PM   #6
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Congrate!

You can also check local craigslist, sometimes I found free tank/stand. Most often is piano, but it is too heavy and too big to carry.
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What a deal! Congrats!!!!
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Nice pickup, Congrats!!
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Old 02-01-2007, 09:14 PM   #9
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Good deal!!!

I got a 55 a couple of weeks ago in exchange for installing some cabinets...I feel you excitement
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Old 02-01-2007, 09:24 PM   #10
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Thanks y'all!! I am so stoked about this find. It is so awesome to score this big!!! I'm so ready to set the shellie tank up I might even get my computer room clean so I can have room for the tank. I think I'm going to go with a cannister filter only for this tank.

Input anyone?
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29 Gal. FW: 2 variatus platies, 6 cherry barbs, 10 harlequin rasboras, 1 opaline gourami, 1 hillstream loach, 1 Rio Jari pleco (L-316), 1 GBR

10 Gal. FW: 1 african clawed frog, 1 dwarf flame gourami

10 Gal. FW:tons of blue ram fry

(4) 2 Gal. FW: all four with male bettas
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Old 02-01-2007, 09:32 PM   #11
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Congratulations!
Now you'll need to start a thread as you build it up...
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I'd love to have a shellie tank again! They're so interesting. Know which ones you're going with yet?
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Looks like we have another client for Dr. Ivanna Phishtanque. Congrats Red, can't wait to see your shellies!
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Oh yeah, I've needed help from Dr. Phishtanque for QUITE sometime now!!! LOL I'm a sick puppy.

I have decided to go with the L. occellatus. Occies are so cute with their little frog faces and I've researched all the shellies and they seem like they have personality PLUS. I know I will have to set up plenty of rocks and shells. I'm probably going to go with crushed coral substrate to raise my 7.2 pH up, but my hardness is 300 ppm so I think I'm good there. I'm not going to do any plants in this tank, unless it's just java fern on the rocks or something.
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29 Gal. FW: 2 variatus platies, 6 cherry barbs, 10 harlequin rasboras, 1 opaline gourami, 1 hillstream loach, 1 Rio Jari pleco (L-316), 1 GBR

10 Gal. FW: 1 african clawed frog, 1 dwarf flame gourami

10 Gal. FW:tons of blue ram fry

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Forgive my ignorance but what is a shelly? I've been around this forum for quite a while and never saw this term yet?
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Old 02-02-2007, 11:27 AM   #17
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Ah, not a problem!! I would love to tell you! There are little tiny cichlids in Lake Tangayika in Africa that live inside abandoned snail shells. They are so cute and they are called "shellies" for short. Here's a cool link:

http://www.fishtanksandponds.info/li...l-dwellers.htm
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55 gal.FW: 4 platies, 3 angelfish, 3 Cochu's blue tetras, 2 Rummynose tetras, 4 A. cacatuoides, 1 A. trifasciata, 2 blue rams, 6 Von Rio tetras, 1 Queen Arabesque pleco

29 Gal. FW: 2 variatus platies, 6 cherry barbs, 10 harlequin rasboras, 1 opaline gourami, 1 hillstream loach, 1 Rio Jari pleco (L-316), 1 GBR

10 Gal. FW: 1 african clawed frog, 1 dwarf flame gourami

10 Gal. FW:tons of blue ram fry

(4) 2 Gal. FW: all four with male bettas
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