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OMG, my mother wants me to keep the Clown Loaches and Silver Dollar that I rescued with the 55 gallon tank. I explained to her that I'd need to purchase more of both as they are schooling fish and that the 55 gallon tank was too small.

She offered to purchase a tank just for them!!

It's not that I don't love my mother and the thought of another tank (insert drooling smiley - can't find it), but I had to put the 55 gallon into the laundry room because I couldn't find room. How in the world would I find room for a tank big enough to house them?!?!? My mother suggested the storage shed So, not sure if she was teasing me

So now she has me thinking and scheming How can I fit another tank into my house The best idea I've come up with is to build a shelf to hold my TV and entertainment electronics up as high on the wall as I could. Then, I could get rid of my existing entertainment center and squeeze in a 6 foot long tank But, I'd have to make sure this new shelf was water proof.

Not that anything will come of this any time soon. My mother is flying to Alaska to attend a funeral and to spend the rest of the summer fishing with my dad, who has been there for a couple of months already.
 

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Get a 75 gallon Same length as a 55 gallon just deeper front to back and I think a little taller. You could do the two clown Loaches(although more is better )and the 75 gallon would do for a couple of years but eventually a larger tank would have to happen.
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Yeah, I know. But if I got a 75 gallon and ditched the 55 gallon, I'd have problems in my laundry room. If the tank were any wider than 14 inches, then I wouldn't be able to open the drier door. It is a tight fit now!

If my mother does purchase a tank, I'd want to make sure it was at least 200G so I wouldn't have to worry about upgrading again in the future.

You know, the main reason I got that 55 gallon was to use it as a breeder tank for my angels and my rams. But now, who knows what ends up happening. And, I lost my 29 gallon tank when it started leaking. When I tried to repair it, the glass cracked. So, I had to throw it away.

All my plans have gone up in smoke and out of this rubble, something else is stirring about. Only time will tell what ends up actually happening.
 

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ohhhh I'm sure you could find room somewhere....lol. If someone offered to buy me a tank I would redecorate my house lol.
 

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No good deed goes unpunished think of the time you will have no to plan what other fish friends to give them, where to put the tank, how to decorate it.
 
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blkdeath75 said:
ohhhh I'm sure you could find room somewhere....lol. If someone offered to buy me a tank I would redecorate my house lol.
That's exactly what I'm doing. Playing the "what if" game in my head. I cannot touch the guest room because it barely holds a double bed and a dresser. And, the office is out because it has several servers, routers, and other electrical equipment.....although there is a section that used to be a tiny closet, but it is only about 4 foot wide. I don't think the 90 gallon would fit.

My daughter would shoot me if I thought about putting a tank into her room. She is doing the teenager, no parents allowed stuff.

So, that leaves my bedroom or the living room. Because considering adding a room onto my house would prove to everyone that I need to be locked up

So, I'm thinking what if I get rid of my bed and get a smaller one? I'm divorced and am sleeping alone, so who needs a big bed? Or, doing the shelving with the entertainment enter I mentioned earlier.

And, then again, I have a single car, unfinished garage

I've got all summer to scheme and plan. I'm sure I could come up with something.
 

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Whoa man, don't go the single bed. Divorced or not large beds are a right of passage!!!!

If anything push it against the wall.

I had literally no walking space on either side of my bed for a month just so i could fit a 140L tank in my bedroom
Who needs to walk eitherside if it? You can do a flying leap onto it then roll over and stare at the tank

If you lived in a nice temp place you could just chuck em all outside. Best thing ever. It's like an outdoor fish room!
 

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When you say unfinished garage, how unfinished are we talking. If its got insulation and power outlets its fair game.

Otherwise, who needs a couch really? Bean bag chairs are due to make a come back.
 

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Monmouth said:
who needs a couch really? Bean bag chairs are due to make a come back.
 
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Lilwystynyra said:
Whoa man, don't go the single bed. Divorced or not large beds are a right of passage!!!!
I was just thinking out loud. Not really interested in a single bed anyway.

Lilwystynyra said:
If you lived in a nice temp place you could just chuck em all outside. Best thing ever. It's like an outdoor fish room!
Unfortunately, that isn't the case. We get all 4 seasons. With summer highs at 100F+ and winter lows down to 0F, and on rare occasion below zero.

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When you say unfinished garage, how unfinished are we talking. If its got insulation and power outlets its fair game.

Otherwise, who needs a couch really? Bean bag chairs are due to make a come back.
This gave me a good laugh I haven't thought about bean bag chairs in years. By unfinished garage, I have no insulation, only the house siding, but there is electricity.
 

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Hey your in medford! we are like state neighbors! well... your closer to me than anyone else i've seen on this forum at least. lol
 
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Yep - I'm in Medford. Just a couple hundred miles apart. I've run into another on this forum that is in Grants Pass, which is only 30 miles from me.
 

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Oregon Unite! lol
 

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Wife and I were talkin about moving out that way because the view EVERYWHERE is awesome lol. Not to mention the Twilight/Forks craze in my house.....ugh.
 

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blkdeath75 said:
Wife and I were talkin about moving out that way because the view EVERYWHERE is awesome lol. Not to mention the Twilight/Forks craze in my house.....ugh.
Hope you like the rain! We get lots of it for 9 months out of the year. Summer is pretty dry normally though.
 
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Monmouth said:
Hope you like the rain! We get lots of it for 9 months out of the year. Summer is pretty dry normally though.
That depends on which part of the state you live. My parents are on the east side, very dry and almost desert like. It is the western half that gets rain, especially in the north western part. I believe Tillamook is the worst for rain. I went to college in Corvallis and we had so much rain that when it finally cleared up about 4 months later, we ditched school and went to the coast.

For me, southern Oregon, is close to perfect weather wise. We get all four seasons, but each us usually mild...although summers typically have a 1-2 week run of 100+ temps. Kind of nice being in a small valley. Surrounded by mountains and still only a couple hours drive from the coast.
 

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catsma_97504 said:
That depends on which part of the state you live. My parents are on the east side, very dry and almost desert like. It is the western half that gets rain, especially in the north western part. I believe Tillamook is the worst for rain. I went to college in Corvallis and we had so much rain that when it finally cleared up about 4 months later, we ditched school and went to the coast.

For me, southern Oregon, is close to perfect weather wise. We get all four seasons, but each us usually mild...although summers typically have a 1-2 week run of 100+ temps. Kind of nice being in a small valley. Surrounded by mountains and still only a couple hours drive from the coast.
Thats true. Salem is not far from Corvallis, we have very similar whether, so i always think of oregon as rainy, but you are right it depends on where you live. I would love to move to southern oregon because I agree that it has very nice weather. Certainly better than salem!
 

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Monmouth said:
Thats true. Salem is not far from Corvallis, we have very similar whether, so i always think of oregon as rainy, but you are right it depends on where you live. I would love to move to southern oregon because I agree that it has very nice weather. Certainly better than salem!
Speaking of Corvallis...I'm in Albany and attend OSU...
Anyway, back to the original topic...
 
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