I'm Gonna Do It! 40 Breeder

Discussion in 'Freshwater Aquarium Builds' started by maggie thecat, Jun 26, 2016.

  1. maggie thecatWell Known MemberMember

    I've been going spare trying to talk myself out of one of these tanks. But I've decided that next dollar per gallon sale, I'm going to take the plunge, retire my 20 long, and move some of my other stock around.

    Yesterday, I sourced out a good price on some sand to supplement what's in the 20L. Today, I bought a stand that will be delivered in a week or so.

    I have lights and filters.

    I keep reading that the glass tops have to be tank specific to fit correctly. (Have cats. Must have a lid.) So that will be put off until I know whose tank I'm getting.

    Dang. I'm kind of excited/relieved now that I've decided to go through with it.

  2. clk89Fishlore VIPMember

    Yay! It is exciting to get a big tank. I'm still waiting to setup my own 40 gallon breeder that I got the last $1.00 per gallon sale. What kind of fish will you be putting in yours? Oh and don't forget pictures!

  3. maggie thecatWell Known MemberMember

    It's going to be temperate/cool water fish. CPDs, rasboras, cories and my weather loaches.

  4. AludarValued MemberMember

    I was actually informed yesterday of the upcoming sale in person at my local petco, but had a nice heads up from Kwig about it as well on here. Good luck with the next tank :;toast
  5. SkunkMunkey3000New MemberMember

    Wish we got the dollar a gallon sales here in the UK, lucky if you get £1/litre!
  6. maggie thecatWell Known MemberMember

    Thanks! I'm already rehearsing the move in my head and it's going to be weeks before I have everything to hand.
  7. maggie thecatWell Known MemberMember

    Well, I got my tank, and the stand it's going on. Yay! But does anybody for 50 miles have a top for the durn thing?

    Of course not.

    Fortunately, Foster and Smith did, and in stock. I'm planning my upgrade for tomorrow, now I just have to decide how I'm going to fudge the cover for a week. Saran Wrap, maybe?
  8. clk89Fishlore VIPMember

    Maybe a mesh top with chicken wire?
  9. maggie thecatWell Known MemberMember

    I ended up using mesh gutter covers, duct taped together. Admittedly not the most attractive thing ever, but it does hold the weight of my LED strips.

    I love duct tape. I don't think I could do without it.
  10. cheeseValued MemberMember

    hi, just an idea, but you should maybe consider converting your 20l to a quarantine tank :)

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  11. maggie thecatWell Known MemberMember

    I have a ten I use for that. Short of putting a shelf on the 40's stand, I am officially out of space for fishtanks. I may try and sell it to a lfs that deals in used tanks. I might put orchids in it. I don't know yet. I still need to get the last of the shrimplets out of it and get it cleaned up.
  12. cheeseValued MemberMember

    a 10 is even better :) I, like most people, just don't like hearing "retire" and "fish tank" in the same sentence lol...I have the same problem, I'm out of room too but I still have a 55 sitting outside waiting to be set up haha :)

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  13. GeoffWell Known MemberMember

    Unless it's, "when I retire I'm going to have lots of fish tanks!"
  14. Sarah73Fishlore VIPMember

    The dollar per a gallon is on now:). I was thinking of buying ten 55gals, but I would be killed lol.
  15. maggie thecatWell Known MemberMember

    If I had the space for 10 55 gallon tanks I'd just get one ginormous tank and do the cold water Pacific Coast tank of my dreams. But seeing is that is never going to happen, I'll be over here experimenting with using acrylic soap dishes to add perches to my 27 and 40 gallon tanks. ;-p

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