SeaHorse's latest... - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
 2Likes
  • 1 Post By Romad
  • 1 Post By SeaHorse
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 10 Old 04-30-2014, 12:46 AM Thread Starter
TFK Moderator
 
SeaHorse's Avatar
 
SeaHorse's latest...

So I acquired this tank... it was sitting on my son's side porch for months. College students moved out and left it so I took it home. Some of you heard me talk about the tank at the top of the driveway that Hubby buried in a snow bank with the snow blower. I didn't manage to get it cleaned out before the first snow fall in November and it sat there for a very long time. Well according to the algae green water it seems to be holding water. Yes those are cigarette butts in there.

Cleaned it out with vinegar and scrubbed it too with a scrubby. It's up on it's end out in a rain storm now. But I measured it and SCORE! It's 36 x 12.5 x 18.25 so it's a 35 Gallon. That's big enough to go on my L shaped desk in my office and try either Pea Puffers or maybe.... my very first SW tank. Gasp. So excited.




Every kid, regardless of what they are going through, is ONE caring adult away from being a success story. ~ Josh Shipp, Teen Behavior Expert

Last edited by SeaHorse; 04-30-2014 at 12:53 AM.
SeaHorse is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 Old 04-30-2014, 01:39 AM
Member
 
jaysee's Avatar
 
That's an awful big tank for pea puffers

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta
jaysee is offline  
post #3 of 10 Old 04-30-2014, 04:13 AM
TFK Moderator
 
Romad's Avatar
 
Yay! A new tank to play with.

Am excited for you.
SeaHorse likes this.

Animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.
Romad is offline  
post #4 of 10 Old 04-30-2014, 09:06 AM Thread Starter
TFK Moderator
 
SeaHorse's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by jaysee View Post
That's an awful big tank for pea puffers
I could do like.... 6? or what is the next sized Puffer I could consider? Obviously it needs to be a breed specific tank right? Oh, and it will be fully live planted all the way if I go FW. I gave one VT Betta a 45 Tall once. He loved it, just like yours liked the 125G!!

Every kid, regardless of what they are going through, is ONE caring adult away from being a success story. ~ Josh Shipp, Teen Behavior Expert

Last edited by SeaHorse; 04-30-2014 at 09:08 AM.
SeaHorse is offline  
post #5 of 10 Old 04-30-2014, 09:18 AM
Member
 
jaysee's Avatar
 
If you're willing to go brackish, there are some cool puffers out there. I'm not really familiar with brackish fish, though I've watched a few puffers. They seem very interesting - very pet like. I think it's their slow deliberate movement and big eyes, makes them look like theyre thinking. Perhaps make it a specimen tank.

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta
jaysee is offline  
post #6 of 10 Old 05-01-2014, 03:51 PM
Member
 
lionhead's Avatar
 
Good luck, it's always exciting setting up a new tank..
Keep us posted..
lionhead is offline  
post #7 of 10 Old 05-03-2014, 08:29 PM
Member
 
Lucillia's Avatar
 
Setting up a new tank is the best!!! Have fun! Keep us updated with lots of pictures!

Ragnarok -, Klaus, Osiris, Requiem, Sunburst, Black Hawk, Raine, Red, Pistacio, Lisel, Baldr, Symphony, Rennie, Sashimi, Mochi, Mousse SIP
Bettas- Mosaic
72 Bowfront-Kurt, Little One, Callie, Albert, Egghead, Little Red and Little Blue
Lucillia is offline  
post #8 of 10 Old 05-17-2014, 06:12 PM Thread Starter
TFK Moderator
 
SeaHorse's Avatar
 
Now that it's been out in the rain... it needs cleaning all over again. Not sure what to do next with it!! Let's see if this will work...


Every kid, regardless of what they are going through, is ONE caring adult away from being a success story. ~ Josh Shipp, Teen Behavior Expert

Last edited by SeaHorse; 05-17-2014 at 06:15 PM.
SeaHorse is offline  
post #9 of 10 Old 05-18-2014, 06:38 PM
Member
 
jimscott's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by jaysee View Post
That's an awful big tank for pea puffers
Room for expansion?

Matthew 22:37-39
37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’[a] 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[b]

http://s106.photobucket.com/user/str...?sort=3&page=1
jimscott is offline  
post #10 of 10 Old 05-18-2014, 07:50 PM Thread Starter
TFK Moderator
 
SeaHorse's Avatar
 
I'm not sure what to do with it yet... It needs a top, filter, lights... everything... the budget isn't there right now. I DO have a spot cleared for it in my office tho.
There's a BIG community garage sale coming up in 3 weeks... gonna go shopping for other people's junk.
willow likes this.

Every kid, regardless of what they are going through, is ONE caring adult away from being a success story. ~ Josh Shipp, Teen Behavior Expert
SeaHorse is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
seahorse help chrissy86 Saltwater Fish 3 09-01-2008 11:07 PM
Seahorse tank mbender04 Saltwater Fish 1 05-19-2007 11:02 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome