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Old 01-12-2013, 10:33 PM   #21
 
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I think Petcos sales only go up to 55 gallons but I might be wrong. Hard to find info on it :p
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:39 AM   #22
 
It only goes up to 55 gallons and most petcos, at least around me, don't carry tanks bigger than 55. Petsmart on the other hand has deals on set ups every month
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:34 AM   #23
 
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Testing the seals right now. Today will be EXACTLY a week since we've resealed the tank.





I'm such a nervous wreck!
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:26 PM   #24
 
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It's been holding since 12:25pmEST
Its SO HOT! I'm expecting some water evaporation. You can see in the far end the water spilled from the hose evaporated under the tank.
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:48 PM   #25
 
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Only about 23 hours to go then to you can start to feel safe
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Old 01-13-2013, 02:15 PM   #26
 
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All my tanks are on carpet and, yes, once filled the weight of the water will stabilize the tank. Just be sure to check for level with the tank full. If it's off a little use shims under the stand itself to level it out.
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:07 AM   #27
 
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Okay, so being that I live in a low income area, I decided to not risk my tank getting damaged or somehow stolen while sitting outside overnight or even possibly longer. And the tank does not fit in our tube, also the balconies are certainly NOT level. There is a noticeable decline/incline to our back/front balconies.

So as of right now, it sits *shudder* inside, on its stand and filled up to the normal water line I'd keep it at. And it's been there since 5pm-ish. We wanted it inside before dark. And so far it is holding. Any "water loss" that has happened, is (as you can see in the photo below) evaporation. It is all over the plexiglass lid and the sides of the tank. The water hasn't even moved a milia-inch below the line. Oh and hubby couldn't wait....he rinsed and added sand. He is apparently very confident about our sealing job. I am still a nervous wreck, with my MP3 player dying twice a day while I listen to relaxing music.

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Old 01-16-2013, 11:45 AM   #28
 
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It's been a few days since I've posted an update. The tank is still holding and the sand as settled a bit. Decor, bubblers and the filter have now been added. Friday, I should be starting the cycle and I will be attempting to kick start the cycle with my betta's sponge media from his cycled tank

Mnt. Wanna-Hac-A-Lugy(as hubby calls it)

And the driftwood soaking. This was taken this morning before the water change. It will be going in the empty spot between the plants/infront of the filter.
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Old 01-23-2013, 04:00 PM   #29
 
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I've decided against the goldies, being so close to finishing the tank, I don't feel like going back and fixing or replacing the filtration. SO, we're doing angelfish! We've got 6 to 8 baby angelfish getting shipped out to us on Monday. Super excited.
Here's a video update. Don't mind my sniffling, I'm currently battling the beginning stages of a cold that hubby brought home. And the random "rush" and "pounding" you hear when I move to the side of the aquarium, yeah, that's my pudge spooky guinea pig. She scared me xD

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Old 01-23-2013, 04:35 PM   #30
 
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olive gardens 3 course dinner for only $12.95 sounds good
Unlimited salad too......
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