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tinbender1966 10-26-2010 10:32 AM

1st Tank (125)
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Well I am setting up my 1st tank. Its 125 gallons. I am making my own stand. Will be using some sort of canister. Maybe making my own one. I am so greatfull for all the info on the site. I plan on making my own background too. I am getting out of the military soon and needed a hobby. Here are a few pics of stand in progress and the tank.

Calmwaters 10-26-2010 10:52 AM

First thank you for your service for our freedom. Second your stand looks nice very sturdy. What kind of fish are you thinking about putting in there? Are you doing real plants? Looking forward to seeing more pictures.

tinbender1966 10-26-2010 05:21 PM

<P>Yes I am going to put live plants in it. I belive its going to be a fresh water tank. Still looking at fish. I love Angel fish but do not want problems. There is so much info on the web sometimes its overwheleming. </P>

Calmwaters 10-26-2010 06:01 PM

LOL I know how you feel. Have you noticed our fish profile tab at the top of the page? Byron and others have worked very hard to make sure the onfo there is correct. I have used it on several occasions when I am looking for new fish and find one I like on aquabid or at the LFS to make sure they will work with my water and any other fish I have or may want to have in the same tank with them. Also there is a very helpful set of posts here that go over haveing a planted tank there are four of them and they helped me tons when I went from fake to real plants.

Arkamaic 10-26-2010 06:05 PM

Thanks for your service! We wouldnt be what we are without you!

And looking good, cant wait to follow along with the progress. Wish I had the room to set up a large tank like this.

Calmwaters has you in the right direction at the moment. Your starting off right by coming here and doing your research before you jump into anything!

Arkamaic 10-26-2010 06:08 PM

Just a suggestion, ever thought/possibly thinking about doing a cichlid tank? Not trying to sway you from your goals/wants with the tank. Just an idea =)

tinbender1966 10-26-2010 06:51 PM

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Yes I have thought of the Ciclid tank, Thanks why I want to make the fake wall with caves on the back of the tank. As for the size, found it on craigs list gun wanted a .22 for his son.:-D

Calmwaters 10-26-2010 06:56 PM

Well in my opinion you got the better part of the deal. LOL In my next big tank I want to do Ciclids I would of done them in this 55 gallon but I wanted plants. ; )

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