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Old 09-23-2012, 04:24 PM   #101
 
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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
I'm going to go with Java fern, Java moss and Anubias because I believe they can live in regular substrate. I'm going to go with balas (no backing out now, they had an order in last week and were selling them for half price so I bought some and I'm storing them in my 55 until the big one is cycled). They're tiny right now, smaller than my mollies.

Probably house barbs with them, and either yoyo or clown loaches.

What have you decided on?
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Old 09-23-2012, 06:36 PM   #102
 
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I have nine golden zebra loaches right now in there which I absolutely love they are very very active and do dance thing. I also have seven dwarfs rainbows for my small school of fish. I am going to the school of Boesemani rainbows 6 clown Loaches which are on sale at big Al's in Scarborough for 3.99 this week don't know if my husband can pick them up because he works the city sometimes, if not I'm sure they willI be on sale at at different big als next weekend. I'm looking for another fish still I was thinking of the school of redline torpedo barbs
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Old 09-26-2012, 02:26 AM   #103
 
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Clown loaches and rainbowfish, both awesome choices! I might try clowns in my new tank,

They're supposed to deliver the tank in about 10 hours. Yesterday afternoon when the boy was at school we took all his toys out of the basement and filled the spare room (that intrigued him when he got home). And moved everything else to one side of the basement to make room for the delivery guys.

Last winter we had the walls drywalled. Knew we were getting a big tank since I started this thread in May, and still didn't get around to painting the walls. Oops! Oh well.





I should have got pictures of the disaster that was the basement before we cleared out a room full of toys, pulled up the old carpet and moved all the furniture.

The next time you see this room, it should be full of fish tank.
My camera and photography skills are both garbage. These pics are at the same time, in the same light, standing in the same place, just turned from one side of the basement to the other.

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Old 09-26-2012, 03:54 AM   #104
 
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We are expecting... not just pics... but a video of the full on "happy dance"' that we know is going to happen at your house today!!
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Old 09-26-2012, 07:40 AM   #105
 
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You will have to put a big chair in thee so you can stare at fish tank,
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:55 AM   #106
 
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LOL. When the furniture is put back, the couch will be directly across from the fish tank. It used to be along the wall under the window. There used to be a big desk where the tank is going. It's in the space between the pictures. Back when I smoked, I would have been down there every 45 minutes looking at the tank. But I quite a year and a half ago.
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Old 09-26-2012, 11:29 AM   #107
 
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Watching the count down...... how many more hours and minutes....?
Congratulations on quitting smoking! That is a big deal. And all that "smokes" money can buy fishies!!!!
We're waiting.....................................
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Old 09-26-2012, 11:38 AM   #108
 
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I put on 40 pounds when I quit smoking, which I never lost, so I'm going to die sooner now anyway.

I think the tank is on its way. The store just called, they thought we were going to go pick up some supplies this morning, and they were going to follow us home. But our plan was to pick up supplies once we knew the tank was successfully in our basement.

So I think they are bringing it now.
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Old 09-26-2012, 01:39 PM   #109
 
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Slideshow of Delivery Pictures








I need some shims, apparently.

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Old 09-26-2012, 02:07 PM   #110
 
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We have the cover and light fixture too, hadn't even gotten around to putting them on yet. Just realized it as I was watching the youtube video.
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