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TowBoater
04-03-2008, 10:25 PM
A BIG change. I plan to get rid of all my tanks and make one big 55g or bigger Malawian tank. I think I can get rid of it all and get credit for them all so I might end up with not having to pay but about half of the price for the tank itself.

xoolooxunny
04-03-2008, 10:36 PM
try selling on craigslist if you think you can get more than what the store offers. Good luck with the change!

Fishalicious
04-03-2008, 10:39 PM
Can Kuli live with just 1 ... and I mean just 1 tank? <gasp> Me thinks another 10G might creep in again after a few months :hmm3grin2orange:

gm72
04-03-2008, 11:21 PM
Good luck to you, but I don't give you more than 2 months of looking at one tank before MTS takes over! LONG LIVE MTS!!!!!!!!!

TowBoater
04-03-2008, 11:46 PM
Lol I think my money will keep me in check. You think Craigs list will work?

xoolooxunny
04-03-2008, 11:47 PM
Lol I think my money will keep me in check. You think Craigs list will work?

definitely, i browse for tanks all the time.

TowBoater
04-03-2008, 11:52 PM
Mom won't let me as she don't want ppl calling and coming over all the time.

jbeining75
04-04-2008, 01:05 AM
Good luck on selling it Kuli.... I would try craigslist also. You might be able to get a better deal than you would for store credit.....

TowBoater
04-04-2008, 01:08 AM
Thing is the store sometimes gives me more than what I can anywhere else. I figure I am going to tell my parents it's a 55g and get a 75g on "accident."

Dixie
04-04-2008, 05:07 PM
If it's for malawi, Kuli, I'd go for 75g. at least. For these fish it's more floor space than height that important to them. The 75g. isn't any longer than the 55g. but about 6 inches more room front to back and those 6 inches can really help alot. I'm so happy for you!

I've been watching craigslist everyday. I was wanting to upgrade from a 55g. to a 75g. Space is very limited in our little house but I've figured out that if I can get someone to move the electric baseboard heater down the wall a few inches futher, I can get a 5ft. tank YAHOOOOO. Well that's if I can find one reasonable lol. I've also got an empty 55g. that I'd like to set up too plus keep the 55g. we have running now going lmbo. Maybe you can get by with one tank....for a while lol. I'd keep one 10-20g. for quarentine, hospital, fry grow out etc. though if I were you. That's another size tank I'm wanting too (I'd forgot about that lol). Tanks are kinda like fish and chips...it's hard to have just one. Good luck and congratulations on your upcoming BIG tank. That's so cool!

TowBoater
04-04-2008, 09:24 PM
I have had a 55g before and I still have the 55g Reef. I am looking at a 75g long anyways.

fins_n_fur
04-04-2008, 10:05 PM
Thing is the store sometimes gives me more than what I can anywhere else. I figure I am going to tell my parents it's a 55g and get a 75g on "accident."
:hmm3grin2orange: You're a crafty bugger! Just tell them it's a long 55 LOL

TowBoater
04-04-2008, 11:02 PM
I might!!:4:

RainMan
04-05-2008, 02:09 PM
75gal long is the way to go... I'ld also keep a 10gal for an emergency tank. I made that mistake and could've used it a few weeks ago. Just resist stocking it with other fish. MTS is a hard thing to resist. :)

Good luck Kuli... can't wait to see pics of this coming together.

TowBoater
04-05-2008, 05:03 PM
There just so dang expensive.

RainMan
04-06-2008, 02:36 AM
I hear ya... it's probably a good thing though... because there would be a shorteage of water if we all could have the tanks we wanted. :)

TowBoater
04-06-2008, 03:01 AM
Yea. I have to make my parents believe it's an altered 55g though so that is the problem.

Dixie
04-06-2008, 08:30 PM
I know a reg. 75g. is 48" long by 18" wide. How long and wide is a 75g. long?

TowBoater
04-06-2008, 10:29 PM
It has the same footprint of a 125g but is only 13" high so the height of a 10g.

RainMan
04-07-2008, 03:50 PM
That sounds interesting... so it must be close to 60"x24"x13" or something. Can't wait to see some pics of it.

Dixie
04-07-2008, 05:43 PM
hmmmm that size is interesting. Since most cichlids don't use the top part of the tank much, that would work out great for them, I think. I'm looking forward to pics too (& a bigger tank for myself lol). Bet you get yours first.

TowBoater
04-08-2008, 01:19 AM
It's like 72" x 18" x 13".

RainMan
04-08-2008, 01:41 AM
That's wicked... I want one!

TowBoater
04-08-2008, 11:12 AM
I do to but online they are like 240$ just for the glass so IDK if I will or not.

RainMan
04-08-2008, 11:30 PM
I do to but online they are like 240$ just for the glass so IDK if I will or not.

Ouch... is that with shipping? The lighting is going to set you back too. I feel your pain!

TowBoater
04-08-2008, 11:50 PM
Well I will rig my light up by putting several mixed variety's in a canopy. That is w/o shipping I believe. My LFS can order them though I think so I will go there and see there price.