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Thread: Whoops...I've done it...!
06-25-2013, 10:14 PM #1
Whoops...I've done it...!
...I just bought a 4 foot tank (350 litre), cabinet, and four 9L bags of ADA Amazonia from my LFS. They matched the amazing online deal I found. I'm stunned, but delighted.
It's being delivered at the end of next week so I'll have to relocate my current tank to the spare room this weekend to make way for it! How exciting. I feel a journal coming on.
Now I've made that decision I can concentrate on my flora and fauna stocking list. to add to my cories, otos and cherry barbs.
06-25-2013, 10:17 PM #2
Sounds great! I look foreward to seeing it set up.
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06-25-2013, 10:19 PM #3
LOL, I don't think there was any "Whoops" about this.......
Congrats on the new set-up
I've looking forward reading and seeing pics of this new set-up as it comes togetherIf you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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06-25-2013, 10:26 PM #4
The adventure begins! Good for you firefly. Take your time setting it up. Take lots of pictures as you go. You know the drill, hehehe.Warning; Bulldog Pleco guarding my Sons tank now..
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06-25-2013, 10:38 PM #5
Congrats on the new tank purchase!!!
Here comes a journal........75 gal - Smudge Spot Cories, Silvertip & Pristella Tetras, Scissortail & Red Tail Rasboras, Pearl Gourami, Black Kuhli Loaches, Whiptail Cats, Wild Caught BNP
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06-25-2013, 10:44 PM #6
Woohoo! I look forward to the journal and expect LOTS of pictures!When I go fishing I just throw sharp rocks in the water and wait for the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
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I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
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06-25-2013, 11:13 PM #7
Cheers, yes. I'm excited (and feel I may have spent money I don't have)!
My steps planned so far:
1. Move current tank to spare room (that'll probably take me all day!)
2. Set up new tank with substrate and one additional piece of bogwood (yet to purchase).
3. Cycle tank and allow substrate to leech ammonia until it stops.
4. Transfer stock, current bogwood, plants, and external filter to new tank.
5. Clean old tank until it is immaculate - then sell it! (at least that's the plan)
It'll be at least ten days until I start a journal...but my trusty compact will be at the ready to document the process.
06-25-2013, 11:52 PM #8
That's awesome! I'm so excited for you, can't wait to read more :D_______________________________________________
06-26-2013, 03:57 AM #9
Glad you decided to do it!Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
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06-30-2013, 11:13 PM #10
Yea! A new tank, a new journal and maybe, just maybe, some people around here who shall NOT remain nameless (Sandz, Taurus, Steeler, Mojo, Hardy, KevinVA) will stop bugging me about a 300 gallon tank.
You go girl!