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Discussion in 'General Freshwater' started by kingearwig, Jan 26, 2012.

  1. kingearwig

    kingearwig Master Pond Snail Breeder

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    Hope you have a truck or big van. Looks good! If you don't mind my asking, did you pay asking price?
     
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    kingearwig Master Pond Snail Breeder

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    yeah we paid the asking price... after looking around I think I could look for 6 months and not find a better deal. What do you think?
     
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    Nice!! I cant wait to be in the 100 gallon club!!
     
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    kingearwig Master Pond Snail Breeder

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    So I would love to do heavy lighting on this tank. Any suggestions for lighting this tall sucker? I want value brightness. Perhaps a DIY canopy too.
     
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    Congrats on a big tank!
     
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    Congratulations...looks great!!! :thm::thm:
     
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    Looks great, just hoping you have a sturdy floor!!


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    kingearwig Master Pond Snail Breeder

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    Well she made it here in one piece. Gotta say I was skeptical of the "Forearm Forklift", but that is one great product. A friend of mine and I moved it up a flight of stairs without much trouble.
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    Nice placing for viewing from those easy chairs....
     
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    before the forearm forklift there was "refrigerator straps" (same thing). it's how a single guy carries a refrigerator without having to completely empty it. given a soggy lawn to go across, it's a lot easier than strapping a fridge to a dolly or hand truck believe it or not.

    congrats on the new tank.
     
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    I believe you are right RNeiswander. The tank dimensions are 48w x 24d x 31h. So that makes it a 150
     
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    And thanks for the congratulations everyone. We are super stoked about the possibilities this tank brings.
     
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    Extra bonus for you! What do I win?


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    Wow, what an awesome tank! And yeah, like another poster said, Hope you have a sturdy floor! :D
     
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    yeah I hope so too... the floor here is made of those wooden i-beams. Also i have it right next to an exterior wall. I think it will hold.
     
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    Its full and it hasn't fallen through the floor. The 2 fluval 405's are scrubbing away on my muddy water. I'll post a pic tomorrow.
     
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    looks smaller then what it is. good luck with the new tank.
     
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    So the seller gave me an acropolis with the tank. I turned it upside down and covered it with dirt and sand. I am hoping this will be a nice cave for stuff to live in. It will have the added benefit of giving me some planting spots that are closer to the light. Now to figure out what to do with the other side of the aquarium.
     

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