Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Mer-max, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. Mer-maxWell Known MemberMember

    Well, my new 75 gal is loaded in the car. A couple stops for my wife and it'll be homeward bound to set up! We're excited. Stopped at petsmart and found some yellow labs for a good price but they were tiny and I dunno if they would be ok with the larger fish
  2. TerraWell Known MemberMember

    Congrats you lucky dog!

  3. JDcichlidloverWell Known MemberMember

    Have fun :)

  4. AvaValued MemberMember

    Some people have all the luck!:) Enjoy!

  5. Mer-maxWell Known MemberMember

    All the fun - yep. Stand is outta the box. Bout to start the assembly process. Won't have water until after I can get plywood under it. Didn't have room to pick up a sheet while I was out
  6. Mer-maxWell Known MemberMember


    Step one, throw the directions out and get some power tools . . .
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  7. Mer-maxWell Known MemberMember

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  8. Mer-maxWell Known MemberMember

    Oh, petco had some larger labs - forgot to mention, chillin in qt as we speak
  9. Mer-maxWell Known MemberMember


    All together. Put a heavy bio loaded penguin 350 on from my 55. A few of my wife's rosey red minnows will make the journey once the heater warms up a little
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  10. CichlidnutFishlore VIPMember

    Nice tank and stand! Also, cute dog :) Are you going to add any more filtration? A canister would be a good addition.
  11. Mer-maxWell Known MemberMember

    Thanks, that's beefy, our american bully. He was helping. Yes, I have another penguin 350 that will make the trip to the 75 once I start adding fish. I recently got a eheim for the 55 and since its just gunna be a few cories,loaches, etc i am gunna leave it on there. If I added the ehiem about two weeks ago - how long do you think it would take to build up bacteria ? I shined my spotlight on the canister and there's some yuck in there. . . Just want to avoid a mini cycle.
  12. CichlidnutFishlore VIPMember

    I'd give it a month to be safe. My dogs always like to help me too :)
  13. Mer-maxWell Known MemberMember

    So wait a month until moving the other. Got ya.

    Also - I walked out just under $500 for
    Tank, stand, heater, lids, lights, c02 booster

    In case anyone was wondering. We usually save about 5 every two weeks but we've been wanting to make our 55 right - and this was justified.
  14. Mer-maxWell Known MemberMember

    Also - we got a clear lid for the 10 gal
  15. CichlidnutFishlore VIPMember

    Sounds like a big shopping trip :D Do you have a big car or truck?
  16. Mer-maxWell Known MemberMember

    Wife has a small SUV type car, I drive a truck.

    Just dropped the reds in. Was still a little cold. You would figure the tank came with a thermometer. . . . No where in sight lol.
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  17. CichlidnutFishlore VIPMember

    I would have given it at least a full day to warm up, what size is your heater?
  18. Mer-maxWell Known MemberMember

    It wasn't that cold. I can't think at the moment. Was for a 75. 200w maybe. Can't promise that number
  19. CichlidnutFishlore VIPMember

    sometimes it can take a day to work out how a new heater, heats. I have some that the numbers don't mean anything. Just something to keep an eye on.
  20. Mer-maxWell Known MemberMember

    The other one doesn't have numbers on. This is the first I've owned that does

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