75 Gallon Aquarium Setup

Jaxsco

Hey guys,

Today I got my 75 gallon (Finally!!!!!!!) and before I go into details I would like to say that I love the amount of support I've gotten. You guys have helped me with over 26 pages of posts! I would like to thank: LeoDiaz, BornThisWayBettas, krack499, Plecomaker, shusband, dragon10monster, hampalong, jroe263, Mitchellmaslin, fishcrazy99, abrooks12376, Fufu, TexasDomer, and Anders247.

I've attached some pics below of the stand and tank. I'm going to paint the stand black to go with my room. I still have a ways to go before I put fish in it. I've already sanded it so I can get ready to paint. The tank will also have to be cleaned hardcore. In case your interested this is my stocking list:

2 Bolivian Rams
11 Black Skirt Tetra
10 Cory
12 Cherry Barb
2 Gourami
1 BN Pleco

I'm so excited!


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(My shoes are a size 11, just for comparison.)
 

Anders247

Congrats!
 

LeoDiaz

Np Happy to help, what are the dimensions the tank? looks small to me maybe because the pics appear tiny to me.
 

Jaxsco

It's a standard 75. I should have used better comparison.

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We're about to paint it!

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LeoDiaz

We're about to paint it!

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Pictures once your done
 

Jaxsco

You got it!

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TexasDomer

Yes please, pics when you get it set up!
 

krack499

Subd is that a rimless tank

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Jaxsco

What do you mean by rimless? Here it is with the first coat!

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krack499

No plastic piece on the top or bottom stand like good though

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Jaxsco

It just sits on the stand. All that goes on top is a wooden cover. No need for extra support or anything.

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LeoDiaz

Subd is that a rimless tank

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Is an acrylic tank that's why you don't see the trI'm around the tank.
 

Jaxsco

What Leo said.

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krack499

Oh gotcha

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Plecomaker

Looks nice, that's a load of fish, but they seem like a good match!
 

Jaxsco

Thanks!


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How should I clean the acrylic?

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krack499

Hot water and vinegar

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Stubbs

+1 to hot water and vinegar. It can be buffed, but if you've never buffed acrylic or plastic before I wouldn't try it on such a nice tank.

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Jaxsco

Thanks. I'm going to set up the stand and am going to clean and set up tank tomorrow. I'll post new pics when it's set up.

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Just moved my desk out. It feels so weird being so open!

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Jaxsco

I had a desk slightly smaller than the 75 gallon stand in my room. I also had to mount the tv to my wall. Now I can watch my fish while I'm in my room.

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Plecomaker

If you run outta vinegar, diluted lemon juice works pretty well, smells better too!
 

Jaxsco

OK thanks! I have to wait till tomorrow anyways.
Too dark.

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BornThisWayBettas

Yay!!!! Happy for you!
 

Jaxsco

Thank you! :-D

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MongooseALaMode

I'm excited for pictures!
 

Jaxsco

Finished cleaning the tank! I'm probably going to take it inside sometime today!

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Coradee

A lot of off topic posts have been deleted, please stay on topic as useful information gets lost amongst the chat.
 

Jaxsco

Ok. Got it.

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The tank is inside! I'll post some pics soon!

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Bithimala

Can't wait to see how it's coming along!
 

krack499

Me either

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Jaxsco

Thanks. I just have to screw the door of the stand back. (I had to take it off so I could paint it.)

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Here it is! This is what it looks like from my bed. I'm so excited!!!

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krack499

Ooh very nice I'm jealous wanna trade

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Jaxsco

Haha! I'm very excited!

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Bithimala

Looks great so far!
 

Jaxsco

Today I'm hoping I can go grab some of that black Diamond sand from tractor supply. We just have to wait for UPS. They're like "Your package will arrive sometime between 8am and 8pm." Thanks for giving me the heads up about that black Diamond sand. I can't wait to use it.

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Jaxsco

OK I got the sand and washed as much as I could. Here it is! I'm going to wash more tomorrow.

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Jaxsco

Forgot to thank you for the vinegar idea. It worked great. I'm going to have nightmares tonight. I'm seeing an add at the bottom of the page titled, "HUGE Bristleworm Hitchiker...Now I am Scared..." I'm scared too! It even comes with a picture of a 2 foot long monster from the bowels of somewhere really scary. Maybe Transylvania or something.....
 

Jaxsco

I love how great the sand looks! I'm going to post some more pic of the tank tomorrow. Krack, do you use this sand for your tank?

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krack499

No unfortunately I didn't know it existed I just went to farm fleet and got a bag of regular sand there I'm definitely gonna use that in part of my next tank though

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Jaxsco

I love it already. It has little flecks of something metallic which gives it a really cool look. It just takes forever to clean, but it's worth it for all the money you save. I went with the "fine" size but they had medium. Medium seemed a bit big though. What kind of driftwood should I go for or would any kind work? Also, how would I sink it. The only method I know it putting it in the water till it sinks.

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