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Old 07-14-2011, 05:16 PM   #51
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I'm back! With bad news/good news. Bad news, my beautiful and finally stabilized 29 gallon tank sprung a leak. Good news, all my little fishies survived the emergency transfer to the 10 gallon tank. More good news...I'm going out this weekend to buy a new tank...at least a 60 gallon...maybe more if I can fit it in my classroom (need to check dimensions).

I want to set THIS one up correctly. Altho crowded, I think my fish can survive in their 10 gallon sized vacation home while I "cycle" the new, big tank. I'm thinking about taking the filter pad out of the current filter (I moved it from the 29 to the 10 gallon with the fish) and putting it whatever current filter I end up with. Right?

I'm also curious about a million other things. I looked through the forum because I thought someone said there were some plans in the DIY section build your own aquarium stand. My husband and I are VERY DIY, so I'd be curious to have links to that site?

I would like to be able to grow plants in my new tank. Nothing fancy, just LIVE plants. What are my options with lights?

I like the filter that I have, it's a Fluval U2. Can I just get a bigger one of those if I get a bigger tank?

I won't put my fish in the tank until its all cycled and the water tests out nice and YOU guys say it's okay. I screwed everything up last time. I want to do it right this time. Does anybody have any advice for me before I go out and start spending money? I really blew my budget last time, because I was being stupid. So now I have very little budget to work with. I found a great deal on new fish tanks at my LFS for $1 a gallon! I'm excited!
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Old 07-14-2011, 07:55 PM   #52
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The dollar per gallon sale is up to 55g at most petco's, hopefully yours has bigger any advice? Of course don't be afraid to ask questions...this site will save you a lot of time/headache/ and money when it comes to this hobby. If you have any rock in your tank, you'd prob want to keep as much as possible submerged in water it'll help with cycling a new tank. And don't forget to wash out new tank with a bit of vinegar and lots of water
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And light-wise, you're gonna want to check out t5 or t5ho light fixtures, being as you said you don't really have much of a budget, t5 will be your best bet in terms of growing plants
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Old 07-14-2011, 08:05 PM   #54
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this $1 gallon fish tank price isn't at Petco, and it isn't a sale...it's their always price! this is at a small privately owned pet shop in Kearny Mesa, CA called Octopuss Garden.
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and I know they have 40 gallons and 60, and I believe larger ones, too. I'm going to get the biggest size that my preschool classroom size will allow. Do you know a good DIY website for building fish tank stands? any ideas on that?
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and I know they have 40 gallons and 60, and I believe larger ones, too. I'm going to get the biggest size that my preschool classroom size will allow. Do you know a good DIY website for building fish tank stands? any ideas on that?
The DIY section on the forum that's where most people look.
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i've looked all through that and found some cool projects, but none of them involve building a fish tank stand. Maybe I didnt look far enough. Any direct links?
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i've looked all through that and found some cool projects, but none of them involve building a fish tank stand. Maybe I didnt look far enough. Any direct links?
Not that I know of... Start a thread in the DIY section... They can give you better leads then I can lol.
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Oh that's def awesome! Wish I had a store around here that consistantly had tanks for $1/gallon....and unfortunately I don't have any direct links in mind, but let me go look.
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hi home dog! good to see you again! you were so helpful during my last crisis!
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