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Thread: New 37g tank

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    Thanks for all this information guys!! Now time to go research everything...
    For my stand I have a luggage holder thing from a hotel that my uncle used to work at that is very sturdy (It's not one of the fold out ones, it looks like a mini dresser almost). It sits at about the same height as my bed which the tank is going to be situated at the end of so it works perfectly.
    I am most definitely going to have plants! How many plants would you recommend for the 40g? Also, what types?? Right now I have 2 Anubias Nana's and a Narrow Leaf Java Fern in my 3g that I just set up today...

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    A filled 40B tank, not including substrate, deco, etc, weighs nearly 460 pounds.

    I'd be wary of using anything besides a store bought stand or one you have made yourself.

    The bottom tank trim needs to be supported evenly, and must be as level as possible.
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    Anubias and java ferns are great plants (slow growers) and should be tied or glued to driftwood or rock, so find a niece piece or two that you like for your tank. Other easy plants to try are crypt wendtii (green or bronze) crypt undulata, water wisteria (hygrophilia difformis), willow hygro (Hygrophila angustifolia). For planting, I would recommend 2 - 2 1/2" of substrate.

    You'll have to decide what's aesthetically pleasing to you. Try a few or several as your tank is cycling and you can always add to what you've got. It's best to mess around with placement of everything while there are no fish in there to stress out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    A filled 40B tank, not including substrate, deco, etc, weighs nearly 460 pounds.

    I'd be wary of using anything besides a store bought stand or one you have made yourself.

    The bottom tank trim needs to be supported evenly, and must be as level as possible.
    This is important - can you post a picture of the stand?

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    This is very heavy so make sure to take all precautions. As far as plants, I again would send you to Triton. I think he could get you stocked for a bulk price that kills any store.

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    ^ +1. I have bought from Triton and received nice plants. He could also hook you up with some cholla wood for that shrimp tank to which you could attach the anubias and some moss.

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    I plan on going through Triton to get my plants as I have heard that he is a good person to go through! I just wish I knew that before I bought plants from my lfs...

    I'll post a picture of the stand shortly... I'm just waiting for the email to come through that has the picture since I took it on my phone...
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    So, are you going with a 40B?...great size BTW, I love mine

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    Here is a picture of the stand I plan on using (only if it will work, of course)
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    Looks pretty solid...can you get a pic with the drawer out, so we can see how it's built inside?

    What's the top dimensions?
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