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    Default I think we're going to need a bigger tank!


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    Ok, out of shear boredom today I think I've done something stupid... talked myself into a bigger tank

    My 55 is great.... but the narrow width is very limiting... so I am thinking of upgrading it to a 75, and selling the 55 (i only have room for 4' of length)

    With this, I am thinking a DIY stand (and maybe canopy)

    Am I going to be killed by my fiance... maybe, but... I am thinking total "upgrade" costs would be around $200 for the new tank and lumber. Plus I can build a stand for all 3 of my 10g at the same time.

    So. I am going to propose the change to her later today (please god let her be in a good mood) and if I get the go ahead I will start gathering materials probably tomorrow and start the stand this weekend
    The Dirty 75
    11 Parva Rainbow, 2 Platies, 14 Sterbai, 4 Calico BN Pleco
    My Triple 10 Stack
    My First AC Thread

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    Congrats on the possible new tank!, why not stretch and get a 120G tall :P, 48x24x24

    Endangered Species 150G Journal
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    Just a suggestion, set it up and transfer everything while she's out and see if she notices the difference? Worked for me once when I upgraded from a 40 to a 55 a few years back, LOL.
    Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
    Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
    -Vince Lombardi

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    Quote Originally Posted by steeler1 View Post
    Just a suggestion, set it up and transfer everything while she's out and see if she notices the difference? Worked for me once when I upgraded from a 40 to a 55 a few years back, LOL.
    That would be epic... but would require a garage or basement or something... being that this is in the living room, I need to have the new tank / stand ready to go right away
    The Dirty 75
    11 Parva Rainbow, 2 Platies, 14 Sterbai, 4 Calico BN Pleco
    My Triple 10 Stack
    My First AC Thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by steeler1 View Post
    Just a suggestion, set it up and transfer everything while she's out and see if she notices the difference? Worked for me once when I upgraded from a 40 to a 55 a few years back, LOL.
    You really did that??....hilarious
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    Im thinking a custom rack, 3 tanks tall... I actually have one if you were anywhere near me that you could have. I have lights and a multisocket all set up. Was thinking of doing a shrimp rack with it like yourself.
    FW: 1 45gal, 1 40gal, 3 10gal, 3 30gal all community tanks of different species
    Sw: 1 55gal, 1 30gal show, 1 29gal show, 1 20gal and 2 10's

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    Can you post a pic of it, I found 2 that I liked. Just simple 2x4 that would be stained

    http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=69402

    http://www.cichlid-forum.com/phpBB/v...p?f=4&t=250420
    The Dirty 75
    11 Parva Rainbow, 2 Platies, 14 Sterbai, 4 Calico BN Pleco
    My Triple 10 Stack
    My First AC Thread

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    I like the 75g, plus I don't want that big (that would require a filtration upgrade)

    Plus I don't think I will tweak much with the tank other than adding sand (two types of substrate) and some nice rock hardscape

    I am already looking at different scapes I like to see how I could work it with what I have
    The Dirty 75
    11 Parva Rainbow, 2 Platies, 14 Sterbai, 4 Calico BN Pleco
    My Triple 10 Stack
    My First AC Thread

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    Am I going to be killed by my fiance... maybe, but...
    That would be awful, it really would...but...if it happens...can I have your 55 gallon?........J/K!!
    10 Gallon Beginner Tank... Journal

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    The moving the tank to the other side of the room was enough to get the go ahead! Let the planning begin!

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