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minabird
10-30-2006, 06:43 PM
Getting back into the hobby. Have kept 10g and 20g tanks off and on for 30+ years. Typically had community tanks with a male betta as the focal point. Over the summer got my first "big" tank, 28g that I set up as a SE Asia backwater biotope with a male betta and 6 Albino cories, with 4 kuhli loaches to be added. I want to add a school of Harlequin rasboras to this tank, but need to figure out what to do with the cories first; they'll probably be divided among my other tanks. I'll have to see how Bart the Betta likes that idea; he's become fond of the cories in his tank and hangs out with them. He'll even eat with them when they gather around the tablet I drop in for them. Planning on turning an old 39g glass aquarium that I got from a friend that she used for her iguana when it was little. And another friend is giving me an old aquarium stand (looks like one anyway) that she's using as a TV stand. Looks like it'll hold a 55 or 75g tank......think I'm gonna have to move out of my townhouse and into a bigger place!!!!

betta mom
10-31-2006, 12:42 AM
welcome to the forum . enjoy . :laugh1blue:

Severus
11-02-2006, 02:09 PM
Welcome to AC

sushant
11-02-2006, 10:01 PM
welcome to ac.

Lady Hobbs
11-02-2006, 11:07 PM
Welcome to AC community forums. Nice to have you.

A 55 gallon tank when filled weighs 625 pounds and a 75 gallon weighs 850.
A 55 is 48x13 and a 75 is 48x18 so please make sure this TV stand can hold that amount of weight! I got my 55 gallon stand at Walmarts for $80 and it's best to make sure you have a stand that is built to hold that amount of weight.

minabird
11-03-2006, 01:56 PM
The stand is actually an aquarium stand. Looks like on of those tall stands for show tanks. My friend's sons were just using it as a TV stand. But I'm gonna double check with her sons to find if it actually is an aquarium stand.