Today's haul of equipment

Discussion in 'Freshwater Tank Equipment' started by EricV, Jul 31, 2014.

  1. EricVFishlore VIPMember

    Well took another trip to retrieve aquarium equipment out of storage earlier today...

    This is what I got in today's haul:

    37 gallon high aquarium
    200W submersible heater (unopened)
    2 22" dual bulb T5HO light fixtures
    16" piece of driftwood
    1 small specimen container
    2 nets
    Hikari 1st Bites fry food (unopened)
    1 large air pump
    1 air control valve
    4 air stones
    1 liter bottle of activated carbon
    4 replacement filter cartridges for large marineland filters
    8 ft of silicon airline tubing
    Medium sized gravel vacuum
    A large hardcover book about aquarium diseases
    1 small tube of aquarium silicon
    3 filter media bags
    1 small piece of red slate

    And a small group of TFH magazines

    Man I love going on these storage runs!

    Last edited: Jul 31, 2014
  2. CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

    That's quite a haul! :)
  3. RivieraneoModeratorModerator Member

    So whats going in it :)
  4. k9z3boysValued MemberMember

    you hit the jackpot!!
  5. EricVFishlore VIPMember

    I'm not sure yet.

    I have a few ideas but its an awkward size to work with for me at this time.

    While my most immediate need is for some more tanks to expand my shrimp colonies, a 37 is a lot to devote to a single type of shrimp.

    It's also too large of a tank to use as a grow-out tank for my killifish. While they'd certainly appreciate the space it makes feeding time more difficult to control.

    Right now I'm leaning towards using it to breed another type of fish such as scarlet badis but I'm not totally sold on that yet.
  6. sbdzxValued MemberMember

    Wow, I wish I'd find something like that in my basement or crawl space!

    I don't know what other tanks/fish you have, but maybe a simple community? Maybe that's too simple. If there was a particular species you liked, you could use it as a species tank. And then you could get some small schooling fish or dither fish or something to fill out the layers of the tank that the main species wouldn't swim in. Maybe this is crazy, but if you've ever considered getting into saltwater (if you have, sorry, I don't see it in your profile), a 37 gal. seems like an OK size for saltwater. I'm sure you'll do something great with it!
  7. EricVFishlore VIPMember

    While it would definitely make a nice display/community tank I don't think I'll be going that route.

    For one, using it as a display tank would mean a sizable investment in a stand as well as aquascaping whereas incorporating it into my breeding business in some form doesn't cost a thing and should in fact make me money. :)
    Secondly, I simply enjoy breeding too much to do community tanks these days. A well aquascaped and planted community tank is definitely nice but it takes a large tank away from my other projects. Besides I still have a 75 gallon corner bow front tank with a stand and canister filter sitting in storage that I haven't retrieved yet that I'd rather use for a large community project.

    As for the saltwater angle I have run a few in the past and have considered getting back into that side of the hobby recently. However the dimensions of a 37H aren't what I'd consider ideal for what I'm looking to do on the saltwater side. A shorter, wider tank would be better for the coral propagation I'd like to get into as it would make lighting and controlling water flow easier.

    Not bad ideas but I'll probably end up using it as a breeding tank of some sort. I can give it a kind of minimalist decor with sand and/or river pebbles and a carpet of contortion vals and get it established with some MTS and snails from my other tanks as well as some other microfauna while the vals grow in and decide what exactly I want to breed in there.
  8. EricVFishlore VIPMember

    Haha so I realized today that I had forgotten to unload a box from that last storage run...


    1 marineland HOT magnum canister filter
    1 marineland penguin 150 HOB filter

  9. dakotaValued MemberMember

    Congrads on that haul. I have been to a fwe of those and never seen anything like that. I guess everybody needs to head for PA HaHa. Good job. Thanks

    Clean Water = Happy Healthy Fish
  10. sbdzxValued MemberMember

    Your 75 gal. corner bowfront sounds like a much more attractive community tank. Good luck with your new fish breeding project!

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