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Old 03-19-2012, 02:42 AM   #1
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Scored a 35 Gallon Hex Tank on Craigslist

I just picked up a 35 Gallon hex Tank with Stand lid and a Aquaclear 70 for $60 bucks. I am think I am going to use it for one cool Betta tank.

With some additional Oto catfish and maybe a school of Tetras.

This way I can use my 5 gallon as a Med tank and just keep it up all the time...maybe?

Pics to follow.
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Congrats! Always fun to get a new tank! Can't wait to see some pics
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:50 AM   #3
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The Stand was pretty rough, I am in the process of painting it. I forgot the before pics.
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Just have a backup plan for the betta if it ends up yours is not a good candidate for a community tank.
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Old 03-21-2012, 10:01 AM   #5
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I will.... I plan to keep the existing 5 Gallon up and Running in case things don't work out. If he does like it and it works his old tank will be my medical tank.
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Yay! Excited for pics.
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I'll Have Pictures soon....I leak tested yesterday and since it was nice out I was finally able to Clean it (White Vinegar Treatment). I'm awaiting on some stuff tomorrow from Amazon (an Internal Filter, new Heater and some odds and ends) I'm excited . My wife is way less than thrilled. It is set up in the dining room. With my Seeded Filter running and Dosed with Stability. I'll need to pick up some ammonia at ace. Plus I am going to try to make all of the Fake Plants myself. I have a dollar store that sells big Silk plants cheap. All non toxic and safe for Aquariums.....My Neighbor has Huge Bamboo plants looking to get some clippings of that as well and grow them underwater and put in after the cycle.
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Here is the Start.

I plan to get some molding to tie the white Base into the Brown boarders of the Tank
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Here is the Start.

I plan to get some molding to tie the white Base into the Brown boarders of the Tank
That looks really good! Makes me mad for all the money I spent on my little one, shoulda checked craigslist lol.
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Old 03-23-2012, 11:03 AM   #10
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Yeah Craiglists and ebay are good but buyer beware. I mean even though I leak tested 2x I was still nervous on Leakage, typically with a New one you have no or Little Worry on that happening.

Tanks are like Cars in that respect. Sometimes you will find a great deal on used one in good shape , but it is not the same as getting that "New" one with that "New Car/Tank smell"

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