So I had a great adventure today. The Kind Computer Lady (phone gps) got us a bit lost but we managed to get there. Tank held water, looked to be in good shape and we muscled it into the van. Paid 50 bucks for this and it's two lights.
Now it's sitting in my room in a spot I cleared out for it with the help of friends.
I had to wash the tank when I got home. It stunk badly of fish. The back story is the guy selling it picked it up a garage sale. Seems to me this tank was freshly used but the silicon is all in good shape. There are no chunks missing or chips in the edges and there are minimal scratches on one side. Oh, the middle plastic brace is cracking, so I'm going to have the stand built reinforced with that in mind.
Also this thing weights a ton. It's 4 foot long, 18" deep, and 21" high. It's made of Tempered Glass and this stuff is thick. This is probably worth quite a bit brand new.
So far my only plants are to get some sand and do the back half in eco completely substrate and the front half in sand with a nice border of rocks/wood/pebble what ever i decide. The planting will be concentrated where the eco is but the sand shall remain free.
I want to do this so that when I bring in my loach from the other tank I can also get a school of baby yoyo loaches. I am hoping to grow them out and may keep them perm in this 80 gallon home. Of course the rasbora and the harlequins will go into this tank as well.
May consider adding something new to the 150 to off set the lack of...well fish. It's going to be quite empty with just two gourami and two bichir.
Also I have like 30 + baby java ferns. I don't mind unloading at least a good 15 of them. I'd like to get a little cash for each plantlet to put further towards spiffing up the new tank. Also I have a bunch of riccia so if anyone wants to buy either off of me, just let me know.