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Old 04/04/2009, 07:21 PM   #1
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New 300 gallon tank project

Here is Landen's and my new project to keep us busy. I finally convinced him into getting our poor fish a bigger home (with the help of some fellow members). The 150 just was not big enough....However, I think this new 300 gallon will suffice for a little while. The tank is 72x36x27....Think the fish will be happy?
The tank is still up in Richmond and should be delivered this Friday. I can't wait.






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Old 04/04/2009, 08:38 PM   #2
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Now thats what I am talking about, a little elbow room, well fin room for the fish. Cant wait to see it filled.


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Old 04/04/2009, 08:46 PM   #3
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Awesome.. Make sure that you take pics of the entire process.... Keep us posted...


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Old 04/04/2009, 10:12 PM   #4
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I'm totally jealous. Them's some great dimensions...a little less tall than mine and 6" more front to back. Nice cabinet. Wanna call rkehockey16 (paul) for a deal on some nice tangs? I could house them in my fuge for a bit.

Did you take the tank pics?

Keep up with the photo diary.


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Old 04/05/2009, 05:05 AM   #5
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Pics will keep coming, I promise. The next set will be of them trying to fit it in the front door.

Fin room is definately a plus here as well as the arm room.

I took the pictures on my camera phone. I was a little shocked at how welll the pictures came out.

Tangs are in the future, but Landen says this is going to be a long term project for us. So I say we should be looking at getting new fish in about 2-3 months. Filling the tank is going to probably take a week and then Landen wants to get new rock and sand.

Photos and progress will be posted


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Old 04/05/2009, 05:29 AM   #6
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First challenge will be floor joist issues. Discovered last night that the area that we planned on sticking the new tank is directly over our air intake for the first floor, which leaves only one good floor joist underneath it and no way to box it in from the basement because of the duct work and air handlers.

Hopefully we can settle on a different location today, so I can determine what reinforcements will be needed.


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Old 04/05/2009, 07:23 AM   #7
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That is a great looking tank, SF front and sides or just the front? Already got the stink eye from Trina because I said that our 180 is over 15 years old and should be replaced soon.
Looking forward to seeing that beast running. Well done guys.


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Old 04/05/2009, 07:28 AM   #8
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Tangs are in the future, but Landen says this is going to be a long term project for us.
that's a really good idea.. The longer you wait the more likely you will end up closer to the vision you have in your head... I can't wait to see what you two can do with this sized tank and a lot of time.. It's gonna beeeeee awwwwwwwwsome... lol


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Old 04/05/2009, 07:44 AM   #9
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It is going to be awesome and I can't wait to get it started...but just like everything else in this hobby you have to be patient. With this size tank there are A LOOOOOOT of options going through our heads, we just have to decided on one at some point. Although....this size tank can handle a few options....LOL


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Old 04/05/2009, 07:47 AM   #10
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Already got the stink eye from Trina because I said that our 180 is over 15 years old and should be replaced soon.
Thats funny because that's the same look I got from Landen every time I said I wanted a larger tank. Our 150 was less than a year old though!


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Old 04/05/2009, 08:58 AM   #11
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Thats the Bomb ,one fine piece of real estate.Sooo many options take your time.
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Old 04/05/2009, 09:50 AM   #12
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Thats funny because that's the same look I got from Landen every time I said I wanted a larger tank. Our 150 was less than a year old though!
So what are you gonna do with the 150? Oversized sump perhaps..lol


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Old 04/05/2009, 10:06 AM   #13
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Landen's looking at selling it, possibly. Oversized sump would be nice but so would a little cash to help the new tank with its lift off.


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Old 04/05/2009, 10:10 AM   #14
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Oh, there isn't any possibly looking to sale. It will be for sale. I have had several PM's asking for details of our current tank and when it will be ready for a new home. This is a current picture taken this morning. All of the livestock and rock will be transferred but the lighting and skimmer will also be for sale.

Eric, Candace said you guys could put it in the bedroom. It would be just like a waterbed.







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Old 04/05/2009, 11:49 AM   #15
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ooohh... I could turn that into one mean frog tank.. =0)


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Old 04/06/2009, 07:17 AM   #16
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what are the dims? I might be able to open the hole in my wall up taller to get that extra height.....

What light is that on there?


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Old 04/06/2009, 07:31 AM   #17
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That would be a great move Steve. If I was in the market for a tank i would like to get it, but like Eric right now I think I would turn it into a vivarium. Sweet tank.


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Old 04/06/2009, 07:48 AM   #18
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inlaws are looking for a tank and this may be a great tank for em, they saw my tank and fell in love.

Let me know what your looking to get for it, lights etc. and you may have a sale.
they are not looking for anything right away so no worries on when it becomes available.

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Old 04/06/2009, 08:53 PM   #19
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Steve,
The dimensions are 48"x24"x29" I believe. It is an Oceanic Ultimate Series. The light is a 2x250W Maristar Fixture, real nice light...

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Old 04/07/2009, 07:34 AM   #20
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Yeah man tha twould be an easy change for me and the wall....I've got a 90 now and the footprint is pretty close. Just need to open the hole up taller. PM me the price you are thinking for the tank.

Ade..... that 90 would give me all kinds of room for frags/softies or fish holding.............hhhmmmmmmm


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Old 04/10/2009, 11:30 AM   #21
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update

As promised here are new pictures of the tank in the house. It was delivered this morning, and surprisingly didn't take that long to throw it up.
This is the room before the tank in went in there.






The tank completely put together.







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Old 04/10/2009, 12:43 PM   #22
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Man, I wish you two would hurry up so I can come and check it out! Very cool. Michael R


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Old 04/10/2009, 01:23 PM   #23
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I think you should have gone a bit bigger. lol
Looking forward to seeing it fill up. Great looking tank.


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Old 04/10/2009, 01:36 PM   #24
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I think you should have gone a bit bigger. lol
No laughing....I have already been thinking and while they were dropping it off we were talking about the next size...

nah I'll stick with this one for a bit longer. This one has all the space we need right now. LOL


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Old 04/10/2009, 09:13 PM   #25
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man that tank is sweet. I have the Marineland 150 DD and absolutely love it. That 300 is going to be incredible


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