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Old 03-21-2015, 11:04 PM   #1
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120 gallon journal : the slow burn

Picked this up for 100 bucks. Came with a canopy, 48' light, stand, and obviously the tank.

It'll be a sloww process... Mainly starting this thread so I don't have to make others asking a million questions.

Step 1...getting it level. I'll update with pics tonight.

So far, I've reinforced the stand with 2x4s. Lookin sturdy. Dunno who's gonna be swimming in here. Thinking a few frontosa, see if I can get some babies before I've gotta rehome/buy a six footer.

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Old 03-23-2015, 05:51 AM   #2
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Hoping to get a stand built in the next month..

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Old 03-23-2015, 05:59 AM   #3
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Old 03-23-2015, 06:01 AM   #4
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Wish I could source a stand that want 689.00!!!

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Okay guys. This is no shims, straight on carpet. Sounds like an easy fix right... Lift the front. Nope. Gets worse. Shim everywhere, it caught on fire. Lol. So I ripped everything out, filled it up, and I'm watching for leaks now in the event I decide to sell it. My floors are something else...

Can I, by chance, live with this amount? I have had a few people see it and tell me they've seen worse etc, but that is not comforting. I just want to know if this is getting into bursting seams territory. This front to back. Side to side seems okay. I don't know how to measure how much it is off, my level doesn't have increments.

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Okay guys. This is no shims, straight on carpet. Sounds like an easy fix right... Lift the front. Nope. Gets worse. Shim everywhere, it caught on fire. Lol. So I ripped everything out, filled it up, and I'm watching for leaks now in the event I decide to sell it. My floors are something else...

Can I, by chance, live with this amount? I have had a few people see it and tell me they've seen worse etc, but that is not comforting. I just want to know if this is getting into bursting seams territory. This front to back. Side to side seems okay. I don't know how to measure how much it is off, my level doesn't have increments.

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A tank that size I wouldn't settle for anything less than perfect. Hate to wake up to120 gallons on the floor...


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True that.

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This sucks lol. At least the dpg is happening soon.

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This sucks lol. At least the dpg is happening soon.

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It only applies to tanks up to like 60 gallons I think.


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Yup..gonna get a 55 and a 29 long. More manageable lol

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Or keep this up. Who knows

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If the tank itself is uneven I wouldn't trust it. I have got all my tanks new because of trust issues like this lol.


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