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Old 08-03-2014, 09:53 PM   #201
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Ok, I know I said this 180g would be my last "big" build, BUT there is a guy looking tog et rid of an entire garage of aquaria related things, including a 250g tank!!! Drilled, just needs a new overflow siliconed in. I am going to go look at his stuff tomorrow night so I will update you all on what I got or didnt get. lol

Anyways, how big IS a 250g tank typically? i have room where the 180g is now for an 8 footer, anyone know what the dimensions of a 250g would be? It's an old tank too, he said it weighs close to 650lbs and is an all glass tank. So I have no idea how big it could be.

Thanks guys, if you know let me know.
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Old 08-04-2014, 12:19 AM   #203
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60" x 37" x 27" that's what I could find for a 250 gallon tank. That's only one possible measurement it could be longer or shorter and deeper, but that gives you a good idea.
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Old 08-04-2014, 12:21 AM   #204
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Once moved a 220g, me and one other guy. Son of a gun was insanely heavy. 600lbs sounds about right! I believe it was at least six feet long. Three feet tall. It was longer than the bed of an extended bed truck. We had to transport it on a large flatbed truck.

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Wish I had pictures of it. Was a predatory tank with a small sand shark, trigger, other such. Think we had a 75g sump under it, lol.

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Old 08-04-2014, 04:27 AM   #206
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Good luck with it! I'm not sure about 250...my 240 is the standard 8x2x2'. Maybe THIS will be your last big build? At least until the next one.


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Old 08-04-2014, 06:00 AM   #207
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I'm so excited to go see the tank and other things this guy has been hoarding. lol Can't wait til 6 o'clock which is around when he said he would call me to come over.

I have 8 feet of wall where the 180g is now so it would have to replace that tank. It would be tight but it should fit. this is only IF I get it, might have to talk to the hubby some more about it, and of course check it out and see what he wants for it and other stuff like skimmers and stuff. He did say it came with a custom cabinet and canopy so I am sooo wanting to see it. lol

I'm thinking of the fish I could add if i went up to a 250g! I could prob get 2 other tangs, lol, not the huge ones but maybe medium sized ones. lol

If I do get it, where would i upgrade to if I wanted to go bigger? hehehe theres not much realistic thought that I would upgrade it again. The 180g is big, but not obscene, I think 250 would be kinda overkill and obscene. That would mean it would be my LAST finally, big build. And you guys can say all you want I will go bigger but really, where do you go from 250g? lol

4:58 am and I have like 13 more hours til i can go. Feel like a kid getting ready to go to Disney for the first time who can't sleep cause of the excitement. I am soo addicted to fish tanks..... I didn't mention too that i am trying to work a deal to get a new nano new to replace my biocube. Not sure if that deal will go through, it would be a trade type thing.
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Hope it goes well I hear 250 first thing I thought was clown trigger lol

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Well from a 250 you could go to a 320 lol

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I'm so excited to go see the tank and other things this guy has been hoarding. lol Can't wait til 6 o'clock which is around when he said he would call me to come over.

I have 8 feet of wall where the 180g is now so it would have to replace that tank. It would be tight but it should fit. this is only IF I get it, might have to talk to the hubby some more about it, and of course check it out and see what he wants for it and other stuff like skimmers and stuff. He did say it came with a custom cabinet and canopy so I am sooo wanting to see it. lol

I'm thinking of the fish I could add if i went up to a 250g! I could prob get 2 other tangs, lol, not the huge ones but maybe medium sized ones. lol

If I do get it, where would i upgrade to if I wanted to go bigger? hehehe theres not much realistic thought that I would upgrade it again. The 180g is big, but not obscene, I think 250 would be kinda overkill and obscene. That would mean it would be my LAST finally, big build. And you guys can say all you want I will go bigger but really, where do you go from 250g? lol

4:58 am and I have like 13 more hours til i can go. Feel like a kid getting ready to go to Disney for the first time who can't sleep cause of the excitement. I am soo addicted to fish tanks..... I didn't mention too that i am trying to work a deal to get a new nano new to replace my biocube. Not sure if that deal will go through, it would be a trade type thing.
Wow, lots of excitement going on in Careyland! You know I will follow for the journey if you get it! Guess what?!? Just four more hours! Yay!
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