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Old 08-24-2013, 10:29 PM   #1
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I got bored.

So its 930 pm and I'm bored so I decided to get my 55 out of storage and get it set up. Got my new sand washed and in tank. Now I'm just painting the back and watching it dry while drinking rum... should be a good night. No this is not the final location for the tank either lol. More pics to come when its filled.
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Old 08-24-2013, 10:35 PM   #2
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So its 930 pm and I'm bored so I decided to get my 55 out of storage and get it set up. Got my new sand washed and in tank. Now I'm just painting the back and watching it dry while drinking rum... should be a good night. No this is not the final location for the tank either lol. More pics to come when its filled.
Ahh,, I was going to call it an early night. But you've inspired me to clean my 20 gallon high. It's got a bunch of water stains all over it. Plus, I'll make myself a little jack & coke. :p.

Looks nice! You might want to paint it all, I see a little spot at the top. It will bug you later on if you don't lol.
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I really like the cabinet its on. Did you build that?
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Hah I thought it was funny how casually you said na, I just pulled out an extra 55 gallon tank from storage lol wish I had a 55 in storage. :/
Looks nice!
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Ahh,, I was going to call it an early night. But you've inspired me to clean my 20 gallon high. It's got a bunch of water stains all over it. Plus, I'll make myself a little jack & coke. :p.

Looks nice! You might want to paint it all, I see a little spot at the top. It will bug you later on if you don't lol.
Yea I ran out of jack so captain it is lol. I'm only on the second coat so its all going to be covered.
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Hah I thought it was funny how casually you said na, I just pulled out an extra 55 gallon tank from storage lol wish I had a 55 in storage. :/
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Lol yea I've had this one a 75 I got off craigs list and a 125 that got taken down a few months ago when me and my fiance split and I moved. So figured I'd make some room in my garage.
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I really like the cabinet its on. Did you build that?
Yea I built the stand with my dad like 12 years ago when I upgraded from my first tank.
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And the canopy we built. Its nice having access to a carpenter lol
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Lol yea I've had this one a 75 I got off craigs list and a 125 that got taken down a few months ago when me and my fiance split and I moved. So figured I'd make some room in my garage.
0-o wow, wish I had a 125 at least set or stored!
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Yea I ran out of jack so captain it is lol. I'm only on the second coat so its all going to be covered.
Glad to hear it. (Not that you're out of Jack) lol.

Whoever owned my tank before me missed a spot when painting it black. It bugged me. So I just taped black posterboard to the back lol.

Well I got the first side soaking in vinegar! Now patience. I think ill test my water again on my tank that's in the process of cycling.
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0-o wow, wish I had a 125 at least set or stored!
Keep your eyes on craigslist. I just seen a reef ready 125 with stand canopy and sump tank for 350. And a tank only for I think 75. I woulda jumped on the deal but I have nowhere to keep anymore empty aquariums. The problems of an addict.... lmao
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Keep your eyes on craigslist. I just seen a reef ready 125 with stand canopy and sump tank for 350. And a tank only for I think 75. I woulda jumped on the deal but I have nowhere to keep anymore empty aquariums. The problems of an addict.... lmao
You said that. I checked. 150 gallon tank. $135. Stand & light included.j

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And the canopy we built. Its nice having access to a carpenter lol
Yeah my dad builds my wood stands and my friend welds the metal ones. I am trying to get my dad to build the canopies now.
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Glad to hear it. (Not that you're out of Jack) lol.

Whoever owned my tank before me missed a spot when painting it black. It bugged me. So I just taped black posterboard to the back lol.

Well I got the first side soaking in vinegar! Now patience. I think ill test my water again on my tank that's in the process of cycling.
I can relate. I painted my 72 and hung my filters too soon and scratched some paint off and before I moved it inside of a closet you could see daylight and it drove me nuts...
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You said that. I checked. 150 gallon tank. $135. Stand & light included.j

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That's a good deal if the tank holds water. And really even if it doesn't, 30 bucks for a few tubes of silicon and a few hours resealing(if you trust yourself), I'd buy it.
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That's a good deal if the tank holds water. And really even if it doesn't, 30 bucks for a few tubes of silicon and a few hours resealing(if you trust yourself), I'd buy it.
I already bought a 175! & I had to reseal it lol. I have some good diy work skills but I have no room for it. Maybe ill convince a friend to buy it. He wants a discus taank
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So I'm still not sure what the stock is going to be yet, but I'm very tempted to try some kribs... anybody here ever keep any?
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I would do convicts or mbuna and Petricola catfish, or an Oscar, or an agressive tank, I had a freshwater lion fish and an African butterfly fish, they would be good in a 55,
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I would do convicts or mbuna and Petricola catfish, or an Oscar, or an agressive tank, I had a freshwater lion fish and an African butterfly fish, they would be good in a 55,
Don't want mbuna my 125 was a malawi cichlid tank and that's my plan for it when I set it back up. I'm not a huge fan of oscars cus they get to big and then they get lazy, and I've done oscars already. Was thinking kribs since its still a cichild and I could have more since they stay smaller. And I really like their coloring as well. I'm looking to do fish I haven't kept yet. I do like the syno petricola but they are hatd to find locally and when they do show up they're like 100 bucks. Thats just crazy talk lol
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I already bought a 175! & I had to reseal it lol. I have some good diy work skills but I have no room for it. Maybe ill convince a friend to buy it. He wants a discus taank
Nice. I've always wanted discus just never had a tank I thought was right for them. I want like a 65 tall. Or bigger but has to be tall. I think it would showcase the fish better. That's just me though
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