Little (Big) update HUGE tank coming in soon ( 86 by 24 by 24)

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by luke355027355027, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. luke355027355027

    luke355027355027Well Known MemberMember

    havent been on fishlore lately but havent really had time for everything except work and school.
    I am picking up as many hours so i can get my bigger tank about 214 gallons dimensions are 86 by 24 by 24. Going to a glass company tomorow to see how much they will make it for. Wanna stay below $1000. Im alos going to contact Aqueon to see if they will ship thier 150 gallon to petsmart and see the cost on that. Depending on how much cheaper it is it sound like a better choice.

    Well i finally sold my African Mbuna and my 10 gallon tank is now cleared up.
    African Mbuna had fry and i mistakengly put them into the community tank so i have to get them out soon.

    75 community is finally done. Updated my cory, Neon Tetra, Skirted tetra, and loach schools up to six each. Finally got my pleco to eat algae wafers, so now i can clean most of the glass. My aunt got one of her yearly 30% off everything for working at petsmart so i bought two heaters and an extra filter minus 30%. Community tank is finally finished except when i get my bigger tank i may sell or keep a 205 from the community and replace it with a 406( Fluval of course).

    As for the Overstocked 75 gallon Cichlid tank. My oscars have stopped bickering each other after putting two Foot long PVC pipes in for them. My clown knife has gotten off feeders and is now eating pellets but only out of my hand. And I almost got a 14 inch pleco but decided to wait for bigger tank.

    Ordered my Fluval FX5 from amazon for 300$. That will be coming in soon. Also found a sump pump for water changes ( 2500 GPH) in my grandfathers basement. Also got a 45 gallon trash can for holding and treating water.

    Other than that my tanks are looking clean with every 3 days water changes despite being overlystocked. As this new big tank comes in more questions will be asked so get ready guys.
  2. Shawnie

    ShawnieFishlore LegendMember

    so envious...cant wait to see pictures of the new beast!
  3. I keep fish

    I keep fishWell Known MemberMember

    Wow thats a big tank! Wish I had the money and the room.
  4. cameronpalte

    cameronpalteValued MemberMember

    Wow that's a large tank. I wish I could afford that:).
  5. OP

    luke355027355027Well Known MemberMember

    Ok so i got a qoute from a glass company

    $670 for sheets of half inch glass and the guy would help me put it together

    $1100 for him to completely build it and not use trims ( Make it look like a seaclear tank with no black trim of silicone showing)

    $900 for sheets of glass with black trim

    or 200 to take two 75 gallon tanks and fuse them together so about $600

    THINK I might help him build it just because it would be intersting to watch if i help him build it i would give himm 100$ tip just because, he told me he would do it for free if i helped him but i would feel bad that he would watse a saturday afternoon so.
  6. Dino

    DinoFishlore VIPMember

    Sounds wonderful!
  7. OP

    luke355027355027Well Known MemberMember

    thanks dino im about 198 fishtanks from owning a fish house. I was really suprised too my dad does a lot of business with this company but i never really knew the owner that well. Its really intersting how glass works . I watched him carve out a quick design for a light in less than two minutes this will be very intersting for me
  8. I_Have_Fissues

    I_Have_FissuesNew MemberMember

    Post lots of pics! When I get my stuff paid off, I'm SOOO gonna get a gargantuan tank. My dream is to actually get a stingray... just don't tell my husband, lol! :;pumpkin
  9. OP

    luke355027355027Well Known MemberMember

    Yup I'm just a kid who works every day after school but I already have money paid off for a car so just livin pay check by paycheck I owned freshWater flounder but never stingray
  10. I_Have_Fissues

    I_Have_FissuesNew MemberMember

    Years ago when SeaWorld had a stingray petting pool, I thought that was the coolest thing. We got to feed shrimp to them. I didn't even care about anything else in the park; I just watched the rays and fed them shrimp bits. I've always had this fascination with sharks and rays... I'd love to have a gigantic pool or tank and keep a ray, feed it shrimp, and have it be the happiest fish in the world!