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Old 01-08-2005, 02:50 PM   #1
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New 37gal (long, sorry!)

Well, this is how it started - I have a 6gal Eclipse on my desk that houses ADF's and Endler's. I bought a scratched tank stand from PetsMart because it was on clearance for a song and it matched my desk very well, and I could put the tank on it and free up some valuable desk space. The stand fits right against my desk in my office.

I was happy for a time until I saw the label inside the stand, which stated it could hold up to a 37gal tank. The wheels started turning, birthday coming up.... and a tank sale at my favorite LFS was the kiss of death.

Now I am happily planning on keeping Altolamprologus calvus (black) in there, and hope to get a spawning pair out of a group of 6 I will get from Bluegrass Cichlids or Armkes. For tankmates I am considering (*gasp*) praecox rainbows, as suggested by some cichlidophiles with experience keeping calvus. There are not too many Lake Tang fish I could keep in this tall tank with calvus. It is sortof exhillarating to think of straying from the biotope, at least for me. Take a walk on the wild side, why don't I

This has some Caribsea Ivory Coast cichlid sand, lace rock and will be filtered by an Eheim Ecco 2234 canister. I also splurged on a Current USA Satellite PC fixture that has moon lights, so I can run fluoro during the day and moon lighting at night. I was impressed with the price of this fixture, as it seems to compare very well with Coralife fixtures, but nowhere near as pricey. The best thing is that it is a room-divider tank and I can see through it while sitting at my desk.

When all the stuff arrives I'll post pics - My family just sighs, because they know I have lost my mind yet again
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Re: New 37gal (long, sorry!)

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My family just sighs, because they know I have lost my mind yet again
TG - Have you informed your family that you have MTS and the treatment for it takes a lifetime since there is no cure?

Getting back to the subject...very nice indeed. You have a combo room divider-aquarium desk ornament. What could be possibly wrong with that?
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What would have happened if the label inside the stand said "holds up to 125 gallon"?
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Good for you Tank Girl!!

Looks like this new tank is meant to be!
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I like the idea of a room divider and decoration.

I wish we could have aquariums at school lol.

Best of luck to you with the new tank!
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