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Old 12-13-2011, 01:07 AM   #1
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Possible 125 gallon build! Suggestions?

So I found a 125 gallon tank on CL for $50, which I might be picking up this week. It's cheap because it needs resealing and a stand. I might get lazy and it into a giant hermit crab tank instead of resealing. But assuming I don't, what should I put in it? I'm super excited, since my biggest so far is 55g. I don't want something heavy on maintenance like a discus tank. African cichlids is a possibility, though they are a bit cliche :P

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Old 12-13-2011, 01:13 AM   #2
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Well in my personal opinion I would turn it into a saltwater, because I'm dying to have one. BUT if freshwater is what you're wanting you could do a craaazy Tanganyikan shell dweller tank. Those guys are fun to watch.
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Old 12-13-2011, 01:14 AM   #3
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That's a nice find! Too bad CL is banned in Canada. For a 125 that's something to ponder. You could look into bgk's, or maybe a ( shark) tank ya know, something out if the ordinary. If I think of anything or see anything at the lfs tomorrow I'll reply again.
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Old 12-13-2011, 01:17 AM   #4
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I was thinking saltwater, but there's no way I can shell out for 125 pounds of LR right now lol.

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Well, get 100 pounds of dead rock and 25 pounds of live! Not ideal, but it would work. Plus the rock is the least of you're worries, money wise.
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Old 12-13-2011, 01:23 AM   #6
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Ya I heard salt water tanks are about as costly as a divorce. But would be cool to see a nice salt water tank with black sand and a lot of colorful fish. Definitely could be a wow factor over time
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Yeah I'd say my boyfriend wishes I had a cheaper hobby...
A 125 would make a pretty angel tank, or discus. Really I don't think you could go wrong.
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Lol my fiancé told me as ling as u make sure we got everything ready for the baby on the way she won't ruin my hobby . Plus she said I can look at redoing a bigger tank or upgrading. So win win
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I've got a 125 saltwater and I absolutely love it.
If you want to do something different, a brackish tank of that size would be really cool. I'd love to do something like that someday.
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Darn, someone picked it up last night :/ There goes that idea.

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