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Old 03-12-2012, 07:33 PM   #1
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New Tank 450 Gallons

6 feet fronts, 3 feet tall and 2 feet front to back J Sweet

After searching craigslist and everywhere else for a good amount of time I finally found a large tank that fit what I was looking to spend.

Left at 6am to drive the 350+ miles to pick up the tank, stop off to see some family and then drive back.

Purchase included-
L shaped tank
55-60 gallon sump
2100gph Submersible pump
Fluval FX5
Titanium 1000watt heater and controller
Crazy 175watt UV sterilizer (carbon fiber??) Who knows anything about this thing? Will I even be able to run it? Or should I?
Old odd air pump, need to research it.
Different spare parts and such
Shop light with bulbs
Wood top if I decide to use some part of it or none of it
Lots and Lots of Bio balls J
Water filter setup/ who knows in what condition it is at all
Tub of weld 16
Novus 1 & 3
Other misc. stuff

Tank is going to go into the basement which will be fun to get it there but not too bad so far been able to move it with 4 people but I am thinking 6 or so to get it where it finally will be the awesome tank it is.

Thing to do-
Do I add more weld onto the seams or weld in more acrylic to make sure its strong as possible and no leaks possible.
Clean the tank up Over flows at 3 feet deep should be lots of fun J
Polish all the acrylic- It does have a few scratches, mostly all minor mostly
Install all the fittings into overflows
Build the sump to what I want it to be
Figure out all the pluming and see if I can maybe use the UV
Figure out the air pump if it is worth using at all
Build stand
Decide about the top or building something myself
Plumb a sink into the fish area for easy cleaning
Think about fill and drain system for easy water changes (IDEAS???)

Enjoy the pics

Any and all thoughts would be great, I will take and add any pics people ask me for or take any advice into full consideration. THANKS
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Old 03-12-2012, 07:34 PM   #2
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More pics, of course the best part LOL
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Old 03-12-2012, 11:54 PM   #3
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Very nice! How much?
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Old 03-13-2012, 12:19 AM   #4
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thats awesome! Gonna be a lot of fun moving, filling, moving, lifting, moving hahahaha good luck!
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What are u doing with the tank salt or fresh?
Whatever you do it's a awesome tank. Nice find.
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Fresh water. Peacock bass, later on stingrays. Other cichlids. Salt mix is just expensive for a large tank.
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wow! awesome. following this one...
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wow! awesome. following this one...
I second that!!!! What a great tank!!!!
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