Here I go again!! 180gal Discus tank.

86 ssinit

So I’m starting a new 180g tank :). My 125 is starting to look to small for the fish.
27302276-A5C2-4577-BA29-B4CB26E18410.jpegSo I’ve bought a acrylic 180. Ordered in Jan got today :). It’s big!!!
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35DC613E-B189-47FE-81CF-FD3C4FE998AD.jpegbought a used wet/dry last week for $60. Needs some help but it’s coming along.
09C8AEB5-35FC-4C88-9E9C-CBBADDD5826E.jpegits 36x12x14 with 2 chambers and a sump so it should be good enough. Moved around some tanks but I think I underestimated the size of this tank. Was going to put on open left side but now thinking it may block slop sink.
816B4345-74C5-4D9C-8B84-31B2DA970CB0.jpeg Will have to see. Hate to move all the tanks but may have to. So much to do! Still have to build a stand get heaters. Going to use everything from 125 so should be able to move the cycle too. Though the wet/dry on the 125 I want to put on my other 125. So the bailing will stay in it but all the other media will move to new tank with the odyssey 350. Should be fun! Im only putting a small amount of gravel in the tank. Just enough to cover the bottom. Will continue growing plants in pots.

So this 180 weighs just 200lbs so my sons coming over to help me bring it to the basement. Will put it on dollies for the time being toget an idea of where it will fit. Even if it’s on that wall the 90 will move to the spot where the 125 is and the other 125 will have to move further up the wall cause it will be behind the 180 by about 12”. Lots to do :).
 

kallililly1973

Wow that’s gonna b amazing… Very envious… following to wants the transition. Your discus do look giant and will thank you for their big upgrade..
 

Blacksheep1

Following to see this bad boy up and running !!!
Also your dogs face is like seriously ? Another one ??? :D
 

86 ssinit

Made it to the basement :).
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Blacksheep1

I like your fish food trolley. That’s a great idea
 

carsonsgjs

Also following before you start charging people admission - can’t wait to see how this goes!
 

kallililly1973

Following to see this bad boy up and running !!!
Also your dogs face is like seriously ? Another one ??? :D
Hahah how did I miss the dog I guess I was mesmerized by the small wrapped up car ( Fishtank) in your garage :)
 

Blacksheep1

Haha I never skip a pooch ! Especially such a cutie like that. Boxers faces crack me up , they are so expressive !
 

86 ssinit

Hahah how did I miss the dog I guess I was mesmerized by the small wrapped up car ( Fishtank) in your garage :)
Lol the cars back in the garage
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Fisch

Lol the cars back in the garage
Good that it is a convertible, no other way to get into it as the doors don't open?
Made it to the basement :).
This is moving fast on comparison to my 125gl adventure o_O
 

86 ssinit

Lol that was all on day one. Just collecting stuff now
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And there’s plenty of room to open the door on the driver side :).
 

86 ssinit

Started the stand. The price of wood is off the chart!!!
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Fisch

Lol that was all on day one. Just collecting stuff....
That looks familiar :)
 

86 ssinit

Hahah how did I miss the dog I guess I was mesmerized by the small wrapped up car ( Fishtank) in your garage :)
My other pup is at the door!! :)
 

kallililly1973

My other pup is at the door!! :)
Hahahahaha nice!! A Boston terrier? Awesome looking dogs car and tanks!!
 

Charlyc

Soon you will have more SQF of water then room in your house. But nice tank fish will be happy! :)
 

86 ssinit

Finished the frame for the stand and got the tank off the floor.
2843D97A-F16B-4D6A-8023-B89CBBE42D31.jpegnot sure if I want to put. It there. But anywhere else will be moving all my tanks. Not sure if I’m up for that. Thinking where the 125 to the right is would be the best place. But don’t know where I’d move the 90 while setting this up. Need more room :).
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kallililly1973

Too bad your 90 tanks didn’t have lower stands u could put the 180 above them wit a tall stand:)…amazing job on the stand looks great!!
 

Blacksheep1

Could you push the other two closer together and slot the new one into the corner ? Not all the way to obscure part of it but so it created a square in the corner ? Wasted room of course , unless you can fit a canister in there ( assuming you can get to it ) . But the stand looks great !
 

86 ssinit

The 2 under the window are a 125 black back and a 90 blue back. I just thought that’s too much weight in one spot. Yes concrete under tiles but again just thought to much weight.


Well I do plan on moving the 90 to another wall and moving the 125 about a foot to 18” further along the wall it’s on. So I’ll have a space I can use in the corner.
 

Charlyc

Finished the frame for the stand and got the tank off the floor. not sure if I want to put. It there. But anywhere else will be moving all my tanks. Not sure if I’m up for that. Thinking where the 125 to the right is would be the best place. But don’t know where I’d move the 90 while setting this up. Need more room :).
In the middle of the room with a 360 view?
 

86 ssinit

Lol just no room..
 

Dunk2

Lol just no room..
Some of the furniture in the middle of the room clearly gotta go. :)
 

MrMuggles

Yes concrete under tiles but again just thought to much weight.
You'd need at least 10 of those 125s before weight became an issue on the slab! unless your concrete was poured sketchy
 

86 ssinit

Well I got nothing done this weekend :(. Ants around the tanks kept me busy. But I did get to a pet store looking for shrimp and found this guy also :).
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6BCA25C3-AE05-4550-AD9C-F1345F2D9CF8.jpegwas a bright red at the store but is orange now. Will have to see if it colors back up. Got my fingers crossed. Pic of it in store. It’s in the center of the group. Only all red one.
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StarGirl

Ants and tanks and fish OH MY! Very nice!
 

Fisch

Whatever beautiful excuse is needed :)
Do you know where the fish store gets its Discus?
 

86 ssinit

He’s told me Taiwan.
 

Fisch

He’s told me Taiwan.
So you may have a totally different gene string. Did he color up yet, still doing good?
 

86 ssinit

Will put up a pic tonight. He looks better this morn. Was having a tough time yesterday with the other discus in that tank. It had went to a peach color yesterday from being chased. But this morn it’s out in the middle of the tank and looking better :).
 

Redshark1

Good luck with the new aquarium.
 

86 ssinit

Well I’m going to move the old guy out. He’s still harassing him. Looked great this morn but not so good tonight.
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ForBettaorForWorse

Man, those are gorgeous fish! They look so bright lol.
 

86 ssinit

Left them together and they seem to have worked it out. Both looking good :).
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Fisch

So now it is time to get the new tank up and running. Procrastinating does not help, neither does buying additional fish ;)
 

86 ssinit

So now it is time to get the new tank up and running. Procrastinating does not help, neither does buying additional fish ;)
Lol. It’s time!! And help and still waiting for some parts. Tanks lite but I still can’t lift it by myself. Hopefully the new overflow arrives this weekend and I can cut the finish wood and paint. Still killing ants!! Can’t believe how resilient these guys are. They’ve moved into the light fixture now. Luckily with all the pesticides the shrimp havnt been effected.
 

86 ssinit

Hoping to finish the stand this weekend. The overflow finally arrived and I think I’ve got everything but paint to paint the stand. Hopefully I get it done this weekend cause I bought more fish.
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smee82

Lovin the fish room cant wait to see how it progresses.
 

Fisch

Hoping to finish the stand this weekend. The overflow finally arrived and I think I’ve got everything but paint to paint the stand. Hopefully I get it done this weekend cause I bought more fish.
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In total, how many Discus do you have now?
 

86 ssinit

Yes I know o_O I’ve got a problem. And I ordered 3 before I bought these. So 3 more coming on Tuesday. But that’s it I swear:rolleyes::rolleyes:. At the moment I’ve got 28. 31 on Tuesday. 4 tanks of discus and no time for anything:eek:.
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BEC370B2-560B-4B30-BD0B-3838463D4EC2.jpeggood news I’m almost done with the stand :).
11456946-4E22-4A85-864F-D961D0E1DFC2.jpegside panels will slide off and I’m thinking of putting doors on the last section. But it can go as is. So just need to puddly the holes and paint. Wife’s been great about it all only complaint is the basements a mess.
F8940CBA-6C82-436A-ADB1-F37CF60F88B6.jpegnew fish are looking good and eating some.
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Charlyc

Awesome stand. Where do you find the time I am goin nuts with just two 75g and two 20 G full of fry.
 

86 ssinit

Lol I’ve got 2 shrimp tanks and a 36 gal qt :rolleyes:
6612B972-9F04-4043-B229-96BFA56E5916.jpegwhich is turning into a big shrimp tank.
 

Fisch

Just stay away from trips to the big city and the fish store ;)
Are these last ones from Taiwan as well? Lots of water changes in your future.
 

86 ssinit

Ok I stayed away from the fish stores :). Now it’s keep off the internet:(.
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57B54A2E-5BD8-48F3-9628-6099D9E1B362.jpegbut I did get the stand painted :).
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86 ssinit


46A7B391-8C80-453F-A740-447B4FD0213A.jpegGetting closer but my fitting don’t fit together. Think I am just going to plumb it together.
 

Fisch


46A7B391-8C80-453F-A740-447B4FD0213A.jpegGetting closer but my fitting don’t fit together. Think I am just going to plumb it together.
what do you mean by the fitting does not fit?
Looks plumb to me...
 

86 ssinit

No the hoses from the overflow to the wet/dry don’t fit into the bulkheads. So I going to just do it in pvc piping.
 

86 ssinit

Ok realized if I piped it I’d never be able to move them and would’nt be able to clean the filter unless I added unions to the pipes. Just seems like to much work. Had to heat up the hoses to get a small peice of pvc on to it get into the bulkheads. But it worked. One hose is to long so ordered another and instead of the bulkheads I want to try 90s. So also waiting for some rubber washers to fit the 90s on. Hopefully this weekend I’ll have what’s needed. Think I’ve got everything else ready.
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4F96FBD2-37F1-4EB1-9291-83D16AE3810E.jpegnoticing a reflection on the125. But I’ve decided to move that to the opposite wall and move the 90 to where the 125 is. Will give me more room in the corner.
D819F5D1-8935-40A2-8A34-4E5053F341EB.jpegHoping to get this right the first time:rolleyes:.
 

StarGirl

Thats a lot of moving BIG tanks.....Good luck! :)
 

86 ssinit

Yes I dread the moving of tanks. Once the 180is up and running I’ll move the discus from the one 125 and everything in it into the 180. Than drain it and move it. Than start with the next 125. It’s going to take time!! Meanwhile I did start putting water in :).
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D8CA9C22-3F40-49E2-8F4F-BC5E83F25AEE.jpegfilled it halfway and will leave it like this till Saturday. Got the heater on and a filter in there to move the water.

And the new guys are looking good and eating.
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