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Moved to a new place and broke down 5 large tanks

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by Tom Barr, Jun 28, 2009.

  1. Tom Barr

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    Moved my:
    180 rimless
    120 rimless
    60 rimless
    60 Rimless
    38 rimless

    then the move itself

    Complete break down, fully loaded fish stock, fully planted and scaped.
    Had some great help form the local club SAPS (thanks folks, freebies for life).

    Moving the 180 Rimless is no fun.
    450 lbs or so, strapped piano carts to roll it, once we pulled it off the stand, then used a lift gate and then strapped to the truck. A few stairs leaving, and no stairs at the new place.

    A couple of 20 Gallons and 75 would seem pretty nice

    New tank: ADA 60P with starfire glass.

    Stocking: 8 Zebra plecos F1's, and maybe 30-50 CRS higher grades.
    Still debating the scape, plants.

    180 will have the similar wood and scape. The 120 started really looking like a decent Dutch style tank finally, then to only be torn down again.
    The 60's will bounce back pretty well.

    I'll take my time setting up the 180 again.
    The others are fairly easy to redo and set up again, but time's a ticking for the plants.

    Fish are housed in the garage and get daily 40-50% water changes.
    New place is much nicer, great area. Sore and tired. I think it was worth the move, but part of me wonders.........

    Maybe an open house in a few months.

    Regards,
    Tom Barr
     
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    I'm starting to see a pattern here....

    Are you planning on a whole new thread for the 180 considering all the lessons learned since then?

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  3. Tom Barr

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    A little.


    I'm slow to get things done because of the other things I try to do as well.
    Most of what I had will be similar.
    A few tweaks.

    I'll not mess with CO2 as much this time however.
    Just do what I was doing.
    Light will be lower as it has been.

    Tap is the same.
    Tank placement will be much better.

    I'll do the 60 cubes first.
    I'll have a ADA knock off stand made for about 200$ for the 60p.
    Likely a Rena and 4x 24W T5's but will only use the outside 2 bulbs.
    Metal ADA return and inlets.

    The 120 should not take long either.
    It'll be up in 2 days or so, the 60's tomorrow.

    The 180's wood will need to be reset again.

    Regards,
    Tom Barr
     
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    Do keep us posted. I'm especially interested in seeing how you're plumbing them for water changes. I'm still on the fence for a 120/150 or a 180. There'll be a sale at the LFS soon, not much of one, but it's still cheaper than full retail.

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    Where'd you pick up those zebras? Get a good deal by chance? I've been keeping an eye out, but it seems the price is holding around $350 each most of the time.

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