04-11-2010, 08:35 PM
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"Thar be a tank in the home - finally"
Well as one or two of you know, I bought a 75 gallon just after Xmas with literally everything you need for it, but the Olympics and Paralympics but a damper on me setting it up; I worked it an my average day was 12 hours or longer so no time to play. I'm going up to Whitehorse this summer (again - fourth time) to work with the Inuit so my wife has requested I don't set the 75 gallon up until I'm back in the late summer and of course I said "yes."
But I was going into aquarium DT's, the tremors set in and I didn't know what to do. I had forgot a buddy offered me a freebie 20 gallon with accompanying junk and garbage, which I immediately turfed (the garbage) and cleaned the aquarium up. The frame on the tank was one of those old tacky imitation wood jobbies, so I spray painted the frame black. Then I spray painted the back black and went out and spent a stupid amount on goodies - GLO T5 HO's, an Eheim 2234 canister, a used Aquaclear 30 HOB (to seed my 75 gallon when I set it up), heater, mananita wood, Eco Complete substrate (borrowed from my 75 gallon stash) and today plants. So the aquarium is set up and the cycling begins.
Byron, got my plants from Aquarium West along with a "better" stand which I could at least enjoy somewhat. Roger (with the french pronunciation) helped me with my selections, needless to say I'm happy now; "Thar be a tank in the home - again."