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Old 09-14-2012, 05:59 PM   #81
 
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I have bought two sets of smaller fish to grow in my other tank before I stuck them in my 120 gallon as I a
moving the second set over this weekend I'm going to buy some more to put in maybe this weekend waiting for clown Loaches, bosemi rainbows and red line torpedo barbs to go on sale Whitney doesn't have them on maybe Newmarket does
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Old 09-14-2012, 06:09 PM   #82
 
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When I bought my Bosemani's they had practically no color but now they are a vibrant blue and yellow. Beautiful fish.

I love the Red Lined Torpedo Barbs, but they sure are pricey.

Where did you get the background for your 120 gallon tank? Looks good!


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I have bought two sets of smaller fish to grow in my other tank before I stuck them in my 120 gallon as I a
moving the second set over this weekend I'm going to buy some more to put in maybe this weekend waiting for clown Loaches, bosemi rainbows and red line torpedo barbs to go on sale Whitney doesn't have them on maybe Newmarket does
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Old 09-14-2012, 06:58 PM   #83
 
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The background is a DIY 3d background we made from a 8 foot by 2 foot by 3 inch thick piece of styrofoam We made it in 3 sections carved out the rocks and cut it on the rock line in 3 pieces then we put thin layers of cement on it we used Quickcrette quick setting cement and we added their colors to it after 3 coats of cement and playing with the colors you have to soak it for probably a month before adding fish its siliconed into the fish tank we soaked our in our spare tub first because you have to keep changing the water untill the cement cures because the ph will go up at the begining one of our pieces was to big for our tub so we bought a cheap kids pool and soaked it outside. It was a fun project and kept us busy while we were buying eveything else for the aquarium after a few weeks we installed in the aquarium and I drained and filled the aquarium every 3 or 4 days for the first week and then once a week the ph rising slows after the first few days of soaking there are lots of ways to build your own depends how creative you want to do it I took pics of the process but there are lots of links and you tube videos. We have fish in the tank now ph is stable. No if I can get my lights and plants and algae figured out I will be laughing its my first planted tank and new and the lights I bought I think are geered for a salt water tank
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Old 09-14-2012, 07:07 PM   #84
 
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Wow, it turned out great! My wife and I have been scouring the internet looking for ideas and she really likes that 3D rock look. I'll show her yours when she gets home from work.

We're not that creative, probably have to buy a premade one, lol.

I like to indulge my wife whenever something strikes her fancy because she lets me blow all our money on fish stuff. Anything I can do to keep her interested is great.
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Old 09-14-2012, 07:18 PM   #85
 
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it cost under 50 dollars to make to buy one for your new tank would be pricy some of the ones I was looking at were over $200 dollars. My husband did most of the research and work I stood and vacuumed up foam and did some smooshing of the colors and did the soaking but he really did the work
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Old 09-20-2012, 12:01 PM   #86
 
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I do collect the points but I never knew that there was a Double Point Day. Thanks for that and also the Layaway info!!
Jackie, they are having some amazing deals on their display tanks. I was talking to the manager at my store, and my tank is not going to be on sale, but they are selling a 220 gallon setup, with stand, cover and lights, for $100 LESS than my 125 gallon setup was going to be. We're going to be there at 10am sharp to try and get it. We would only owe $13 on that one.

Of course it means more gravel, filters, etc. But it's a great deal.

We can pay the $125 we owe on the 125 gallon, or 13 on the 220.
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Old 09-20-2012, 02:15 PM   #87
 
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So exciting hope you get it
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Old 09-20-2012, 02:18 PM   #88
 
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Me too! They marked it down $600.
We better get it now, we're all excited, lol. Now we'll be SO disappointed in the little 125, lol.
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Jackie, they are having some amazing deals on their display tanks. I was talking to the manager at my store, and my tank is not going to be on sale, but they are selling a 220 gallon setup, with stand, cover and lights, for $100 LESS than my 125 gallon setup was going to be. We're going to be there at 10am sharp to try and get it.
Hope you got it!! Woo hoo! we need a Smilie for "Happy Dance".
Please tell me that the 2200 lbs is going in the basement!!...?
Gonna go see about the 110 today I think. I deserve it!! I have worked beyond hard this summer!! And maybe it's on sale too. I can't go bigger than 5' because of a window and a floor furnace air vent.
Can't wait to hear more!! And pictures of the build of course!!
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Old 09-20-2012, 05:43 PM   #90
 
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Oh yeah, it's going in the basement. We should get it, we plan on being there as soon as they open. We would have gone today but the sale doesn't start until tomorrow morning.

I'm going to have to be patient because I need to buy the substrate, heater, filters, etc on Wednesday so I get the double points. That will put me up to $100 store credit, which I'm going to need.

I just hope we have enough money to get the bare minimum to fill it with water and start cycling. (substrate, heater, filter). If we don't we'll have to wait another couple of weeks while it sits empty in the basement.
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