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post #1 of 12 Old 04-27-2009, 07:35 AM Thread Starter
Another new guy saying Hi!

Hello everyone,
I've been lurking this forum for awhile now looking up info for my new tank.

I've always had fish, my parents have had a 20 gallon since as long as i can remember.

But i recently started looking for a 40g to setup as a planted tank with some tetra schools and other fun stuff.

Following recommendations to check craigslist, i found someone selling what they thought was a 40g tank setup for $120(full setup! tank, stand, filter etc.) After having them remeasure it to verify the size it turns out it was a 90g!!! SO I'm now the owner of a 90g tank. It had been used for saltwater, so i thoroughly washed it out and ended up trading some of the equipment to a friend with a saltwater tank.

I'm hoping to fishless cycle it over the next couple of weeks, and then start having some fun!
Thanks for all the great info on here so far, and the future help i'm sure i'll be asking for!
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post #2 of 12 Old 04-27-2009, 08:12 AM
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What a great find!!!
Hello & welcome to the forum!
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welcome to the forum.
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post #4 of 12 Old 04-27-2009, 12:11 PM
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I always hear of great deals but I seem to never be around at the right time.
Great find !!!

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post #5 of 12 Old 04-27-2009, 04:53 PM
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hello and welcome. :)

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #6 of 12 Old 04-27-2009, 05:06 PM
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sounds like an excellent tank setup. welcome to the forum.
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post #8 of 12 Old 04-27-2009, 07:37 PM
Hello and welcome to FishForum.
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post #9 of 12 Old 04-27-2009, 07:58 PM
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Welcome to the forum. Craigslist strikes again!

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post #10 of 12 Old 04-28-2009, 07:38 AM Thread Starter
Thanks for the welcome everyone.

On a side note, i guess even after having him remeasure i still should have checked it myself.
I was setting things up yesterday and realized i didn't have a glass canopy to put under the lights. So i measured it to figure out what size canopy i would need.... but the measurements didn't look right.
The dimensions are pretty close to what the guy said, but he probably just looked and guesstimated.

I remeasured yesterday and get 47.5x16x20.75 ( Minus about 3" for the top for the inset light mounts)
Which puzzled me for awhile, until i remembered the guy said he used to live in Europe and had the tank shipped back over here when he moved back.

It rapidly began to make sense once i found a little Juwel sticker on the tank. So it's actually a Juwel aquarium, the measurements fit one of their models once i convert it to centimeters AND it's ~60 gallons instead of 90.

Still for the price i paid it was an excellent deal. Just gotta pick up an eheim 2217 for a filter, and i'm pondering my light situation. The current fixture uses 2x 40w 107cm bulbs (42"). I think 80w is enough for what i was hoping to put in it, but i don't think that bulb size is going to be easy to find in the states.
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