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Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by Gerryd, Mar 19, 2011.

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    Hi Left C.

    Last I heard the tank was doing well......I sold it about 2 weeks ago and is why I haven't posted on this thread lately...

    I was looking for diptails but no need now :)

    Ditto for the eheim NW...

    Appreciate your interest though..

    Later!
     
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    I sure didn't know that you sold it. This is a bit of a shock!
     
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    You sold the big dog????!!!!

    :eek:

    jim
     
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    Wow!!!! Holy crap moment right now...WTH???
     
  6. Gerryd

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    Hey,

    Well, it was a shock to me as well and quite unexpected....However, I was offered the proverbial 'offer I could not refuse' and took it.

    Here is the tale I related to JJ over the phone earlier, but somewhat condensed.

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    I was at a neighbor's visiting and they had other visitors at the time. We all got to chatting and fish came up. I mentioned I had a tank and they expressed a desire to see it. So, we all trooped next door to do so.

    Basically, they were pretty wowed with it. Especially the size and dimensions of the tank and the starphire glass. They loved the two 'trees' and really thought well of it....the stand and light bar also worked for them....

    We spent lots of time reviewing the whole setup and WHY I selected this or that. They LOVED the glass itself, and the ability to skirt the stand as needed. They loved the scape as well and the plants as they have had time to grow in some over the last 3 months.

    When asked if I would sell it, I didn't take them seriously at first. When I realized they were serious I was like, 'you can simply buy the same stuff I have. Here is the tank builder, etc,' they explained that they were REALLY plug and play people and did not want to wait.

    When they finally doubled the cost of the entire setup, how could I say no?

    I will miss that tank, but now will just build another one....

    About a week later they sent out a large crew. They removed the patio sliding doors temporarily so they could take the tank out that way. They drained the tank but left the hardscape and ground cover as is. Covered well for protection and basically they lifted/slid it out to the patio onto a pallet. They had to REMOVE the screen patio framework and simply had a forklift back there. Tank and stand went on the pallet and the pallet went into a waiting truck. My patio faces the street so.....

    They had to get agreement/permission from the leasng office of course, but they got it...

    They then basically redid the patio and the doors, and that was basically that.

    Very efficient when you have the right resources I guess....

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    Now, I can reconfigure with the eheim NW and hydor inline from the start. I will ask Tom to search for some really special manzy and go from there....

    I may rethink the dims slightly and see if I can squeeze a few more gallons in there.....Perhaps 76" long and 40" deep? The 72" fixture would easily cover that I think.

    So, have lots to think about and ponder what might have been and also what the future may hold..

    Later
     
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    Wow!

    But understand. Look forward to your new build ha!
     
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    Nice & unexpected story, Gerry.

    You can afford a larger tank now. And when it's done, you can invite those folks again :)
     
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    OK, Gerry!!

    Now you've got 1 day to start a new thread!

    tick, tick, tick,....

    ;-)

    Are you sure you're not on commission from CTC?

    jim
     
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    Did they say if they were going to do the maintenance or contract it out?

    Pat
     
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    Big surprise. Like thunder on a bright day. Looking forward to see your next project.
     
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    If someone offers the right price.........gives you a chance the redo things and all.
    I'd do the same and sort of wish someone would offer that deal for my 180 Gal:)

    I think you'll want to go with the ATI fixtures and I have lots of manzy.
    I collected yesterday(yes, there was 100mph winds at 6000ft, got flatten a few times on all fours and could not stand) and found a couple of similar pieces to that one tree you liked.

    Good job on the sale.
     
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    Buy #52 of lot 8 ;)
     
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    Too late :)

    If Tom was out yesterday I'm sure he's got G covered though
     
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    Good thing for me, Gerry is going to buy more wood and I get to do a nice newer tank and we can get that CO2 going asap right from the start.
    Gerry pocketed some more $, everything is going to be going well.

    More planted tanks.
     
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    Are you sure of this #? No offense but I like others much better than this one....
     
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    There is a big log about 700ft down the hill side I've been eyeing, but logging it back up the hill 3/4" mile...........I'm not liking that part, but it's a happy piece of high grade gnarled wonder.
    I wish I hiked up the mountains and then hauled it downhill.

    I run 5-10 miles every other day, but I do not need to run on wood collecting day at 6000ft. I walk at least 5 miles and carry and go uphill with wood.
     
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    Wow. I can't believe you sold it but at that price and considering the age I would've parted with it too.
     
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    I'm stunned... and now we'll never get to see those pictures we were all waiting to see! :D
     
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