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post #11 of 13 Old 10-28-2014, 09:40 PM
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If your ammonia didn't spike then you must be one of those people who put like 4 fish in a 55g tank..
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When I get fish in it's by the hundreds. When I stock tanks & run it through AqAdvisor for laughs I often come out with a four digit percentage on the stocking.

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I can understand what youre saying on tanks breaking moving them with water or rocks in them.. but I haven't had issues like that in 20+ years.. My Perfecto tanks have never broken while moving them with stuff in them.. Do you know how many times I've moved in my life and our 22 year old 30g we never taske the rocks out of it.. Or many times I've slid my 27g hexagon over carpet half filled with water...
I have a truck because I move tanks;





And they don't slide once set up;






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As ofr your plastic support braces breaking... I blame that on old age... Do you know how dry and brittle the plastic on these tanks get over years ? The plastic lids are made of the same material and those thing get so brittle I can break them easier then a tooth pick... If your plastic support brace brakes.. gorilla blue it back together... A brace is there to keep the glass from breaking.. Hardly something to throw out a fish tank for.. can be fixed for $8
Look, I run a for profit fishroom, selling tropical fish & supplies on the side, for many years. I don't make money buying used gear that's useless, or throwing out what can be repaired reasonably cheap. I'm also not going to make a profit taking myself out of the game with a trip to the local ER. I'm pretty sure I'm clued up on plastic tank bracing if I can build a 10'x3' rack to hold 260 gallons of tanks.

One thing I'm also up on;



This is the beginner's section. I'm not going to advise tank setup, stocking, maintenance, any of that to a beginner the same as I would someone more advanced. If you can't advise a variety of ways of doing something in aquatics you really haven't been paying attention all those years. If the OP was someone new to driving you'd have them pointed down the ramp nailing the gas onto the local expressway for lesson #2. The OP is considering tank #2, and has been at this for just shy of a year. That is why this topic is in the beginner's section, help should be provided taking that into consideration. Apparently you're not getting that.

If you'd like to start a topic on the more advanced tricks of the trade there's a section here just for that; Advanced Freshwater Discussion

Post up your tank moving, gravel pulling, stocking ideas, whatever, I'll jump right into that in a manner oriented towards a more advanced aquarist.

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post #12 of 13 Old 10-28-2014, 10:04 PM
Lol big man... big man... So because you think you can put a few 2x4s together using metal braces and a few nails your better then me or know more about fish tanks ?? I could pull the same **** on you... Oh i work on cars i tear sown engines and rebuild them from the ground up so i must know more then you about mechanics and engineering. Do you really want to get into who has more expertise now ? You have your advice i have mine.. If you dont like what i told him fine... I have told him what i have done before and what worked for me i havent had tanks blow up or crack by moving them... And you posting a picture of 50 angels in a 30g tank to put me down over my ammonia.gravel talk earlier all i can do is laugh

Sure you can do that but next time hide the 1,000 gallon sump you have under all those tanks lol... Im talking about 1 tank 1 filter... I garuntee you if you have lets say 3 or 4 angel fish 3-4 rainbows and 6 or 7 other tetras and say 15 neons in a 55g.. if you remove all the substrate your ammonia will spike..

Were talking about the OP's 1 tank. And moving the OPS tank to another.. not your aquarium shop in your basement using a sump system..

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Lol big man... big man... So because you think you can put a few 2x4s together using metal braces and a few nails your better then me or know more about fish tanks ??
Oh, I'm nobody big, the sort of guys I hang with all have the same kind of setup, more or less. I'm 30 tanks & just shy of 1k gallons. Jerry is a half mile away, 65 tanks, 3k gallons. Charlie is a mile away, 15 tanks, right around 500 gallons, Bob is 2 miles out, 40 tanks, 1500 gallons. Depending on the span, weight & so on you will be better served with 2x6's for main members, 4x4's for legs. Use screws, not nails. Yes, I just might know more about tanks.


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I could pull the same **** on you... Oh i work on cars i tear sown engines and rebuild them from the ground up so i must know more then you about mechanics and engineering.
Yes, you just might know more about car motors. The thing is, this is a tropical fish forum, the bore & stroke forum is a few forums down.

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Do you really want to get into who has more expertise now ? You have your advice i have mine.. If you dont like what i told him fine... I have told him what i have done before and what worked for me i havent had tanks blow up or crack by moving them... And you posting a picture of 50 angels in a 30g tank to put me down over my ammonia.gravel talk earlier all i can do is laugh
That's 100 angels in a 40b, 10 were in there. I would tell you how you can take a tank with 10 angels, add 100, and see no spikes, but this is not the section for it.

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Sure you can do that but next time hide the 1,000 gallon sump you have under all those tanks lol... Im talking about 1 tank 1 filter... I garuntee you if you have lets say 3 or 4 angel fish 3-4 rainbows and 6 or 7 other tetras and say 15 neons in a 55g.. if you remove all the substrate your ammonia will spike..
Those are a pair of 150 gallon tubs under there, stocked, not sumps;



You know what happens when you assume; the PVC overflows are for the water change system. Filtration is all air driven, box & sponge filters. Your example 55 gallon tank is stocked fine for this section. If you'd like to discuss advanced stocking as well as filtration, well, you know the section.


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Were talking about the OP's 1 tank. And moving the OPS tank to another.. not your aquarium shop in your basement using a sump system..
And I'd like to see someone new to this have success with a tank transfer, 1 tank or dozens. Each of my tanks is its own individual system, not sumped. If you'd like to go further with this type of filtration, well, different location bro.
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