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Old 02-21-2004, 01:01 PM   #1
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Well, I got the stand and set it up in my newly painted living room. I must say, I am quite excited. Now to get everything else that goes in it! LOL


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Nice!!!

Who makes it and how $$?

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*Jealous* I just got two boxes from Drs Foster & Smith though so I'm excited too, heh.
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Niiiice! 8)



Need to start getting the goods ready for your future occupants!

Though the carpenter in me looks askance at the materials and design of the stand. But I have that jaundiced eye on all current tank stands.
Then again I buy no commercial stands anyway..I'd rather purty up a metal stock shelf. Then I know it is not going to swell , warp or bend.
And better yet..... with a shelf strentgh of 300 to 1000 I can have two tanks stacked! (It was daughter's idea but I am gonna run with it! And plan to do just that!)
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That is a good lookin stand
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Thanks all! I'm excited about it. Got goods coming in to equip it, then I have to figure out if I can find that Bio Spira stuff. If not, I have no clue what I'm going to do. I really don't want to be killing off fish again to cycle a tank.

The stand is not a luxury stand - but it is an aquarium stand supposedly able to hold the weight of a 75 gal. ::shrug:: I have very old and sturdy built furniture here at the house, but I was afraid to try it and ruin my old furniture. I'd hate to waste real wood...

The stand was very heavy and very tedious to put together. But I do rather like the look of it. Here's to hoping it holds.

The tank was PetSmart $164 on sale
The stand was from a LFS about an hour away from me - $89
So far I have 3 25 lb bags of black gravel (tired of bright colors in my gravel). I can't remember but maybe they were $14.99 ea at Petsmart?
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Nice tank!!
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I have black gravel in one of my tanks, its purdy. Looks especially good with white rocks.
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Looks good! Can't wait to see it all set up. I'm certainly jealous!
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Got goods coming in to equip it, then I have to figure out if I can find that Bio Spira stuff. If not, I have no clue what I'm going to do. I really don't want to be killing off fish again to cycle a tank.
Kerrinne, you could do a fishless cycle with pure ammonia or a raw shrimp. I'm setting up my new 25g as soon as my bro arrives with it today. I think I'm going to try the raw shrimp method.

Here's an article on it:
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Thanks Sati, but that article refers to saltwater tanks. I don't think the shrimp would break down in the water as readily without the salt. I could be wrong.
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It's in the saltwater section, but I believe it works for any tank to get the cycle going. Here's another article about raw shrimp and freshwater:
http://www.petlibrary.com/fw_the_tank.htm
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