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Old 12-23-2012, 06:52 AM   #21
 
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We put a 125 on layaway in May, and when we paid it off in September, it turned into a 220, because they had it marked down to $100 LESS than the 125 setup. It was reduced $600 for the big tent sale.

They'll probably have some AMAZING deals on display tanks on boxing day. Any bigger spots you can put the tank? LOL

If you've been in there much, you will recognize the manager, Andrew, in this video. This is the hardest I have ever seen him work. One of the owners is helping him


My kid just saw the start of this video and said "Vickie's not in the car". Vickie is our favorite.

When we check out, Greg on the cash knows our phone number off by heart for our points. And when we call and they see our name on the display, they transfer us to Vickie in the fish room. We love those guys. They are SO good with my 4 year old, he walks around like he owns the place, checking the floor for dead fish and "helping" put away stock when an order has come in.

We even got our empty boxes from them to wrap our Christmas gifts that we found on kijiji.

A frozen yogurt place just opened a few doors down from them. It gets hot in that fish room. When we're getting the water tested on all 7 tanks, we're there awhile, so we grab some of the frozen yogurt. They charge by weight and having amazing fresh toppings. I recommend it.

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Old 12-23-2012, 08:37 AM   #22
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Well, It looks like we could go bigger. We just discussed our Christmas plans and how to set up the tank as a surprise... turn the table the other way and it fits in the area with an inch to spare. Sadly bigger still only means 32" long and I doubt that a tank will come in near to that size unless I go fancy. Oh well.

Now I'm just rambling.

I can't wait to see Kierstyn's face when she sees the tank.

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Old 12-23-2012, 09:20 AM   #23
 
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She'll love it, does she have any idea? What are the dimensions of the 40 XH?

You mentioned it is going on a table. As you research everything, I'm sure you looked into the weight of a filled aquarium with substrate, and it's a sturdy table.

So when are you picking it up, and setting it up?

We had to jerry rig a lock on our spare bedroom door to hide our Christmas gifts. Any where else and my kid will find them.

I let my kid pick out the substrate and decorations for his little Betta tank and it is hideous, so you're going about this the right way. (I let my wife pick out the substrate and decorations for the 35 and it is even uglier.) I finally removed her ornaments. I'm stuck with the substrate because it is planted now.

Edit: I see the 40XH is 36". A 29 gallon is 30", so that would fit. I think that would be around 300 lbs filled. Maybe a little more.

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Old 12-23-2012, 09:42 AM   #24
 
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a) so Canadien: that's how you ended up with a 220... started @ the 125. I was wondering..and I must have missed the post (well, actually, I miss a hell of a lot) but I can usually 'catch up'.
b) heaters) I've been switching over to Sera heaters. I buy them online as they are waaay cheaper online then @ the local fish store where I was introduced to them in an emergency situation. I like them as they have a removable plastic shield that protects the entire body of the thermometer, not just the end or topside. I don't know how accurate they are. I use an instant read (along with the regular thermometer) to check temps and adjust them until I get the temp I want. Once there, they are steady. And so far, reliable.
c) would love a 220 but would have to have professionals set it up as the tank would have to be leveled due to the incongruities in the floor I have.
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Old 12-23-2012, 09:48 AM   #25
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c) would love a 220 but would have to have professionals set it up as the tank would have to be leveled due to the incongruities in the floor I have.
Concrete floor patch, a little form setup and pour. If it is wet enough it self levels. We did this in our office and poured about 2,000 square feet to fix a serious old floor(1800's) before putting down ceramic tile. That much needs a pro pour though.

Thanks for the heater pointer, I'll look them up.

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Old 12-23-2012, 09:52 AM   #26
 
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My landlord came over (he lives in the house next door) and shimmed it for me. (I didn't have incongruities to deal with, just a house that isn't quite level)

Have you been using those heaters long?
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:10 AM   #27
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She'll love it, does she have any idea? .
Some, we had to sound her out to make sure it was what she wanted. All she has on her Christmas list is a list of aquarium components... she's on.

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You mentioned it is going on a table. As you research everything, I'm sure you looked into the weight of a filled aquarium with substrate, and it's a sturdy table.
If I showed you a pic of the table you would think I was nuts to put a tank on it. I figured that if I can't stand on it comfortably, it's probably not good enough. That was my starting point.

Having said that, it will not be free standing. I am bolting a ledger to the wall then bolting the table to that. Alone that can handle 500lbs without blinking. This in turn stablizes the entire assembly so that there are no dynamic lateral loads on any of the table members. All the table has to do is hold the static vertical weight which is the largest concern with any table loading. My second step will depend upon my gut feeling about the top itself. I may put a leg under the centre area of the tank as a precautionary measure even though I dont think it necessary.

My daughter just finished a science project comparing the static breaking point of wood stacked components vs stacked and glued components. I thought we would use some of my lifting weights on some climbing slings. Theses sticks are about 1/16" thick so I really wasn't expecting what we got. I think we cleared 70 lbs with 6 sticks. I got a workout as we did multiple tests in 2.5 lb increments.

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So when are you picking it up, and setting it up?
I've had the tank for a couple of weeks in the garage. The driftwood is at work... On the stove drying. The sand is also at work in buckets. My parents are giving her a gift cert for most of the rest so we are going to Big Al's on Boxing Day morning to "get her sister a betta". She is going to be doing most of the work, that's half the fun, so setup is no problem... Besides its going where the Christmas tree is now.

Tank, driftwood and the rest comes later.

My wife has no say in what goes in but she REALLY likes the driftwood, I showed a pic WITHOUT all the crappy tannins, (or her big stained pot for that matter). Kierstyn is like me, what's best for the fish and what is, or appears, most natural. Her betta bowl is a planted tank already,l stem plant and a moss ball and she is religious with her maintenance.

I've had a blast researching everything so it isn't going to be a failure off the start. A little more complicated than it could be, perhaps, but where would the fun be if it were as easy as pouring some water in a tank, plopping in some fish and just watching them swim around.,its GOT to be better than any SIM on the iPod.

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Old 12-23-2012, 10:25 AM   #28
 
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its GOT to be better than any SIM on the iPod
LOL. Better than a fish screensaver too.

That will be a fun project to put together over the Christmas holidays.
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