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Old 01-16-2014, 09:41 AM   #51
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heehee, not a single person on THIS forum is gonna try to stop you from upgrading! There are too many reasons why you SHOULD!!! ^__^
Thanks for posting these pics, and going into a bit more detail on how they reacted to their fin trims... I still say you're brave! Glad that things seem to be going well, and that the fish seem none the worse for wear! They really are GORGEOUS fish - THREE CHEERS FOR NINTENDO!!! ^__^
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Old 01-16-2014, 04:39 PM   #52
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Thanks guys! :D a 75g would be so much nicer and I think my parents are going to let me..! My 50g just seems so small lately! It just would be a lot of work to transfer everything! And my poor plants were just starting to get comfortable? Any tips on how to go about transferring? I was thinking I would suck 5 gallons out (or more, I have a huge cooler I can use maybe!), and put my angelfish and neon tetras in. Then, I thought I'd take the plants and put them in their own container, then thoroughly vaccuum the gravel, transfer the gravel to the new tank, and add some new gravel to the old gravel. Then transfer most of the water and fish. I think my heater and filter will be sufficient? 150 W and eheim 2217. I won't have much funds to buy more right after I get the tank.

I'm kinda excited, my dad shouldn't have mentioned that he thought a 75g aquariums oils be fine, weight wise, on the second story of our house. XD that's why I was thinking I could never get one. But maybe I will ask my uncle who builds houses (or something like that) what he thinks structurally! I do live in California and my dad said it worried him for earthquakes.... But my 50g would probably already ruin the house if we had one large enough to break it :/............

Anyways, that's enough rambling. :) for an update on the fins, they have grown back quite a bit. Maybe 3-4 mm now? And I don't see any bends as of yet. Maybe I will try to get a picture.

Also, on Tuesday night I got a big piece of Malaysian driftwood and some java fern, dwarf water lettuce, and a crypt balansea that I'm excited about :)!
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Old 01-16-2014, 09:45 PM   #53
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I'm thinking a 150W heater wouldn't do the job. I have two-200wt. heaters in my 55. If one goes out, the other one can at least keep the water from getting too cold until you can get another heater. But my house does get cold in winter (low 60s to save on propane) but with a big tank I'd feel a lot more comfortable with two heaters, just in case.
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Old 01-17-2014, 01:15 AM   #54
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I never thought about earthquakes in regard to fishkeeping. That would be a disastre. I don't live in a siesmic area but if I did I would definitely be worried about how my 300 total gallons of fishtanks would add to any damage to my house.
I hope you never have to deal with anything like that.

Very beautiful angels.
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Old 01-17-2014, 06:14 AM   #55
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Our house heater is set to 69. The 150 watt heater works fine for me to my desired temperature of 78-79. But I will probably get another heater in case since 75 is much larger. I'm more worried about one getting stuck on and frying my fish.

And I haven't thought much about earthquakes but there was a recent small one so the news has been talking about it and they said "there is a 99% chance that the next 'big one' in California will happen in the next 30 years. The 75 is wide while not much taller so it'd actually be more stable I believe.

But I saw this crazy video!

Now I'm paranoid :P!
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Old 01-25-2014, 05:56 AM   #56
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So I got a 75 gallon tank! :D But it has some little tiny bubbles all alone a portion of one side of the silicon. It runs through the center of the silicone attaching one of the glass pieces of the edges. So not sure it's safe. :/ I'm paranoid. Don't want a tank exploding tho.
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Old 01-25-2014, 09:10 AM   #57
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I have no idea about silicone, but I hope someone will be by soon that can help answer this IMPORTANT question! Have you done a fill-test on it yet?

. . . we don't get earthquakes here, as a rule - but we did have a tiny one not so very long ago. That was scary! Thanks for posting that video. I swear we're ALL insane for bringing these glass water boxes into our homes - we're really just asking for trouble! Buuuuuut. . . how can you resist?!!! ^__^
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Old 01-25-2014, 09:17 AM   #58
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both at the same time….are you going to test it first ?
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Old 01-26-2014, 12:42 AM   #59
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Hmmm fill test how? I know it's maybe risky but usually I have not tested mine in the past. I filled it up a little more than half way now, and no problems. I'm not completely concerned that anything will happen immediately I'm more concerned about stress on the fish tank's integrity over time... :s maybe so I don't worry about it I should just exchange it out. I don't think I'll be able to complete transferring everything this weekend yet. Maybe next weekend. I built the stand but now I am still contemplating the exchange and I have too much homework to finish this weekend probably!
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Old 01-26-2014, 03:29 AM   #60
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Update-ish: I'm gonna go look at the 75g aquarium at the other petsmart tomorrow maybe and see how it looks. I may just buy that and return this one. Better safe than sorry.
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