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Old 12-24-2011, 07:58 AM   #1
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Amazing xmas discovery

Can anyone else appreciate what I just found clearing my old neighbours garden for the new neighbours and I can keep it for free :p
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Old 12-24-2011, 08:02 AM   #2
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I'm thinking of making a Malawi tank
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Old 12-24-2011, 09:46 AM   #3
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U are soo stinking lucky.... Nice!!!
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Is that a 4' tank or a 6' tank? Either way, nice score. Looks acrylic?
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Looks big. And it holds water lol. Gonna take some heavy cleaning. But totally worth it.
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Old 12-24-2011, 10:57 AM   #6
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It is gross im in the process of cleaning now and it's a job lol I'm also gunna have to build a lid and all that jazz I'm also building a base unit for it lol its all glass and It's about 5 foot long and 2 foot high not sure what gall yet any suggestions for stocking or stuff
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That's awesome! So lucky! Your neighbors probably don't even know what they're missing out on! By doing all the stuff that your planning on it's going to end up to be one sweet tank, plus you can brag to all of your friends that you did all of that work. I can't wait to see what you do with it!!!!
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Congrats on the Christmas find! That looks like a really nice tank! I'm sure it would make a great Malawi tank.

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Is that a 4' tank or a 6' tank? Either way, nice score. Looks acrylic?
Looks like Euro braced glass to me.
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Old 12-24-2011, 01:49 PM   #9
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Ok so I have built the stand and I'm over three quarters of the way through cleaning I'm gunna make a easy canopy tomoz Christmas I know but I'll have a lil time and it won't take long but I have no idea about self made lighting as this will be my first build ? Anyone know a step by step guide or anything for installing lights iv looked online and there is normally a big silver box :s an I dunno what that is but I gotta find out soon coz I want this set up and running at least cycling by the new year ?
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Easiest cheapest and quickest lighting is to buy a fluorescent light from a hardware store and an extension cord. That all depends on what your planning to put in the tank. For freshwater this setup would be ideal. I would suggest a four lamp fixture for that big tank. It's a simple case of cutting the female end off the cord( the end without prongs) strip some of the outer insulation back and put it into the fixture, use a wire connector like a 40/40 also available at the hardware store. Connect the green to the ground screw, black to black and white to white. Once the lamps/bulbs are in plug it in and off ya go. If you build a canopy this can easily be screwed on to the underside.
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