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Old 08-25-2013, 02:08 AM   #11
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I would be careful of a used heater. I've read you should replace them yearly. I had one fail while I was out of town and it cooked my fish.
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Old 08-25-2013, 09:23 AM   #12
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I don't know where the idea that heaters need to be replaced yearly came from, but it isn't true. I have some from the 60s and 80s that still work. Heaters that are properly sized for the tank won't cook your fish, even if stuck on.
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Old 09-03-2013, 01:41 AM   #13
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I made major progress today. Got the stand inside, upstairs, and the tanks in place. I basically scrapped the entire original plan. Instead of doing a 20 high and three 10 gallons on the bottom, I put the 30 long and the 20 high. As for the top, instead of doing two 20 longs, I am going to do one 20 long and three 10 gallons. Pardon the mess, I had to get everything out I the way for my dog. Hopefully I can get filters, heater, and an air pump soon!



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Old 12-03-2013, 12:13 AM   #14
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Thread revival time! I picked up a great deal today. 3 10 gallons, a couple 7.5 gallons, all with lids, and a bunch of heaters, filters, and air pumps. Quiet air pumps too! I got a steal on them! Long story short I set them up and now in looking for some inhabitants. I've already added seeded media to the tanks, but I think I'm just going to see if I can find guppies and endlers to fill the tanks up quick. I figure the top right tank will be best for my smallest fry. I set it up with 2 really small air powered filter. Minimal flow but that's good for fry. Hope all the heaters hold out. I'll know by tomorrow. This just saved me a couple hundred bucks! I also have some java moss in the first 10 and I'm floating some trimmings in the the other tanks. I'm working on selling those lol. Might be picking up more java this weekend!
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Old 12-03-2013, 12:13 AM   #15
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Old 01-02-2014, 01:53 AM   #16
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30 gallon sprung a leak. It's up for sale now either to be resealed or used for reptiles. I think I'll replace it with a 40 breeder if I can find a deal on one.
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Old 02-11-2014, 08:07 PM   #17
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It's been a while! I've got the spot where the 30 gallon was, full of supplies. I've been waiting for a deal to come up for a 40 breeder. I've also got the 20 long full of female guppies, the first 10 full of male (looking to sell a bunch), and the second full of fry. I'm debating on throwing some java moss in the third and starting a shrimp colony. The 20 high is still home to assassins and a BN pleco. I can't decide what I want to do with it yet. Decisions, decisions.
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Old 02-11-2014, 08:17 PM   #18
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Hello CcJ23, just browsing and found your thread. The setup looks great, sorry about you 30gal leak
Are you in the Buffalo/WNY area??
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Yes, Rochester
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Old 02-11-2014, 08:20 PM   #20
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It's been a while! I've got the spot where the 30 gallon was, full of supplies. I've been waiting for a deal to come up for a 40 breeder. I've also got the 20 long full of female guppies, the first 10 full of male (looking to sell a bunch), and the second full of fry. I'm debating on throwing some java moss in the third and starting a shrimp colony. The 20 high is still home to assassins and a BN pleco. I can't decide what I want to do with it yet. Decisions, decisions.
Looking good mate. You'll have that breeding empire in no time...lol
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