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Old 09-21-2012, 02:23 PM   #91
 
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So I got it, they deliver it on Wednesday. I forgot to bring my camera, but I found two pics online, one of the stand, and one of the tank/cover/lights and I morphed them together with my fabulous Paint skills, lol.



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Can't wait for it to get here and start setting it up.
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Old 09-21-2012, 02:30 PM   #92
 
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Congrats !!
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Old 09-21-2012, 03:26 PM   #93
 
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Ya for big tanks!!!!! I am SO happy for you!! And your Photoshop skills are pretty darn good too!! Can you get it up and running to cycle while you get your heater and gravel later? Start with filter and water if you have to. That way you are not delaying anything. Or move your existing filter over to run tandem to the new one.
I'm so excited and it's not even mine! I got to get a life!!

On my big tank... I called them in Newmarket and the tank is NOT on sale. She said try between Xmas and New Years. Ya right. Any way I told hubby to get the old massive TV stand level so that I can make an earlier decision if I want to. Wish we could tell what direction the studs go but the basement ceiling is completely finished even in the Furnace room. At least I'm looking at an outside wall.

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Old 09-21-2012, 03:32 PM   #94
 
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Thanks guys! I can probably afford substrate, one heater, and one filter on Wednesday. I figure that will be enough to get me cycling and next month I'll add another heater, air pump and powerhead. Plus some decorations.

Edit: Jackiebabie, have you tried using a stud finder?
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Old 09-21-2012, 03:34 PM   #95
 
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I thought I would be done at 4 tanks too. I now have over 700 gallons in my living room in 13 tanks. haha. Best addiction in the world!
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Old 09-21-2012, 04:07 PM   #96
 
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I actually meant Joists... not studs... but no I have not tried that. I will ask hubby if he has one. Why they sealed up the ceiling in the furnace room is beyond me... unless they were hiding something... bad electrical? Shiver....
Please keep us posted!!
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Old 09-21-2012, 08:58 PM   #97
 
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Have you ever ordered from this site ? http://www.petsandponds.com I buy my supplies there its so muvh Cheaper then anywhere else the 2 Litre Cycle is 25 dollars cheaper, they are in Orillia and I recieved my order 2 days after I ordered, media food everything is cheaper
When I'm wrong, I'm wrong. As much as I love Big Al's, once I figured out exactly what I wanted to buy in terms of filters, heaters, air pump, decorations, vacuum, etc, I compared Big Al's VS Pets and Ponds, and Pets and Ponds saves me $150!

That's a HUGE savings. We're on a budget so that actually means being able to get a bunch of stuff now, as opposed to having to wait another month to get some of it.

Thanks for the heads up! Same brands and everything. One item was $70 less!

....and no shipping! That makes the difference.

Thanks again!
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Old 09-21-2012, 10:41 PM   #98
 
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I bought 2 stainless steel heaters from them plus one of my pumps Plus half my substrate big ALS didn't have enough I get my stuff in 2 days
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Old 09-23-2012, 10:11 AM   #99
 
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I bought 2 stainless steel heaters from them plus one of my pumps Plus half my substrate big ALS didn't have enough I get my stuff in 2 days
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The ONLY things I'm not getting there is airline tubing (because they don't have black) and substrate because I'm going to redeem my points towards the price of the substrate at Big Al's which will save me half. Oh, and live plants and background, because they don't sell them. Actually the only background I can find for a 30" tank is solid black/blue. Lame.

My final order from Pets and Ponds is

2 filters, 2 heaters, 2 decorations, Air pump, Marina Aquavac (the Python is actually cheaper at Big Al's, but the Aquavac is allegedly more durable), airstones, filter media, suction cups and thermometers. Basically everything. I'm not placing the order until Wednesday when the stand and the aquarium have made it safely to my basement. I'm paranoid. Pets and Ponds ended up saving me around $160. This order taps us so if I bought this locally I would have had to wait a month for half of it.
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Old 09-23-2012, 03:17 PM   #100
 
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Did you decide what kind of fish you are going to put in your tank yet? Are you still going with a planted tank? I used fluorite for my tank because it's planted I had to buy 10 bags which was $250 plus you have to rinse all the dirt out of it which was horrible still now when I move plants around my water goes all murky

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