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Old 03-04-2014, 10:18 AM   #1
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Finally hapened - new 125 Gallon!

After setting up my first tank last fall (55gal) i immediately knew I want bigger. Space got available for a 6 footer and I was contemplating something between 155 or a 210. After searching craiglist for a month I "settled" for a very clean 125. Oh boy, when I finally seen the size in person! So much bigger then expected. Got a chance to immediately work on it - helped owner take it apart as it was full and with fish when I arrived. I think this size is just right as far as reaching all the way behind. Carying it to car and then into basement I sure felt the weight.

I am jumping of hapiness! Need to figure out a stand for it and then get discus!
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Old 03-04-2014, 10:38 AM   #2
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That tank is way too small for that cat. Kidding of course.

I just made a very nice clean stand for my 180.
Used 4x4s and 2x6. All from Home Depot.
Cost about $50.
Probably would support about a 1000 gallon tank!

Really easy to do if you can use a screw gun/drill.

Home Depot cut all the wood!!!

If you'd like the details let me know.
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Old 03-04-2014, 11:49 AM   #3
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Well cats are always into new things

Yeah, i really like those DIY builds. Looked at GARF already. I'm still researching what sump tank to build the stand around however. 55 gallon tank seems attractive but it is tall and the main tank ends up to high for my liking. So looking at other options.
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Yup 55 was too tall
Used a 40 long not breeder.
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That's a very nice stand!!! Very simple yet you still have room to add on in the future. I would like the detail for sure. Pm me if you can!!!
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Old 03-04-2014, 02:57 PM   #7
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Thanks for the picture, looks very functional. I will be going for something similar. But I will also need to figure out how to make the sump tank removable. No 48" of space on either side, so I will not have the option to slide the sump from the side. Pondering removable center support.
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That is very exciting! Congrats on the new HUGE tank.
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Yup had to remove center support or I could have done two separate sumps
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And it was an absolute pain to get the 40 underneath
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