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Thread: 75gal Dream Tank Starting!
02-20-2012, 04:58 PM #1
75gal Dream Tank Starting!
So ive been saving up my money and we've been looking out for everything, and its all comin together full force now!!! We found the stand i want at Petsmart. Looked everywhere for one, it took so long. This is the one im getting. Im getting it next Friday!! :D This is what the stand will look like:
Ive read all these reviews for it, one stating it sucks, one stating its okay but it broke after not even 18 months (and in the review speaking of moving it with a tank on it... Hmm, wonder why it broke) and a whole bunch of reviews about it being a great stand easy to assemble and it lasts long (one person has had it over 3 years so far and still good). Since there are so many good reviews and only two bad ones, im assuming those two are wrong.
Ill post pics when i get it and start assembling. That should be fun! We decided exactly where its going too, so we are all ready! now we just have to wait for the tank sale in April!
02-20-2012, 05:01 PM #2
nice stand! i always take reviews with a grain of salt. with mass manufacturing you are going to get a few products with defects and murphys law says they will go to people who love writing bad reviews lol. with furniture though, a lot of times it is user error when putting it together. nice find!Link to my Journal: patinthehat's 50g journey
50g-11 neon tetras, 749 billion pond snails, 3 Bristlenose Plecos, Red Cherry Shrimp, and assassin snails on the way!
02-20-2012, 05:03 PM #3
Yeah!, a new journal!
Looks like a good stand.
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02-20-2012, 05:09 PM #4
Thanks. Oooo im so excited that somethings finally actually happening with this plan! Ive been saying since like November that i was going to get the tank, and just waiting for the right time to go for it. Now only thing i worry about is that it is going to suck catching my fish on transfer day! Especially the loaches. Black Kuhliis. Ugh they are so fast...
02-20-2012, 05:27 PM #5
That's a beautiful Stand! Looking forward to seeing how everything progresses
What fish are you going to get besides the loaches?10 Gallon: Planted Red Cherry Shrimp
65 Gallon: Planted South American Community
30 Gallon: Planted Bolivian Ram Tank
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02-20-2012, 05:54 PM #6
Its going to be a mixed tank. Im just putting all of the fish i have in my severely overstocked 30 and putting them in the 75. Some arent completely compatible, but they are all friends in these squished conditions, so they should be even friendlier in the larger tank. I have:
a pair of dwarf gouramis
a female gold gourami (i call her the peacekeeper)
4 bloodfins (getting 3 more in new tank)
a danio (hes leaving soon)
a bleeding heart that i want to get rid of but my grandma says "its my fish, and i want it!" so i said fine
a black neon that nobody around here sells anymore so ill give him a school of neons that are as close as i can get
4 mollies (3 females 1 male) im getting another male when my mom's mollies have one and i have new tank, and i have 4 more baby females around my house
a male guppy (two females will be added in new tank)
the loaches (two atm, adding 4 more in new tank)
2 nerite snails
a comet goldfish that has lived in tropical water for we have actually calculated 5 years so far and still thrives
I know it sounds bad that i continue to keep them in the 30, but i just cant get rid of them knowing that i will have room in another month. They've lived horribly for so long i figure the extra month wont kill them. I wasnt very knowledgable before, and im taking steps to becoming a better fishkeeper. Im on top of water changes 50% twice a week. Lots of work. X_X Another reason ill be glad to have new tank. And my grandma refuses to let me get rid of the goldie either. The 75 is big enough for him according to size chart. :)
02-20-2012, 07:02 PM #7
75g will help alot. Good job!125g - 6 Zig Zag Rainbows, 6 Turquoise Rainbows, 6 Boesmani Rainbows, 5 otos, 6 corys
02-20-2012, 08:57 PM #8
I have the exact same setup (in black) and I like it a lot. The side cabinets are big enough for canister filters and equipment, while the front shelves are good for decor. I actually found some plastic bins at Target that were perfect to fit in the side cabinets to keep things organized. Be careful with the cabinet assembly though. It's pretty heavy (mine required 2.5 people to get up the house) and you have to build it yourself. The first one I got was heavily damaged, requiring a return. Also, be careful about the lights, when I bought mine they only had single 48 inch hoods, no 2x 24 inch setups.
You'll love 75G, it a lot of space to play with. Currently I have koi in my setup, because they are super low maintenance. Now that my son is getting a bit older I'm probably going to re-start a new setup in the spring with some kind of barb tank.
02-20-2012, 11:27 PM #9
I think im going to spend all my fish tank savings right now on friday and get the hood and filter for the tank awhile. In addition to my current filter, im going to have an AC 110 on it and im gonna use the full hood from marineland in oak because thats what i like. Then when April comes, im all ready to get the tank and get goin! :)
02-21-2012, 12:55 AM #10