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Post by Orlon11 on Mon Aug 04, 2014 6:42 pm

So I just saw a 55 on craigslist for $30 ($50 with stand). There must be somewhere I can put this...how bad is it to put a tank in front of a window?
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Post by nyleveiam on Mon Aug 04, 2014 6:45 pm

The fishes will appreciate the view!!!!!!!
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Post by Biulu on Mon Aug 04, 2014 6:59 pm

That is a good deal! Especially for Montreal.... Don't think twice! Putting it in front of a window is not bad as long as you take account of it with your plants/lighting.

The goldfish tank in the office receives light from the side and I have simply decided not to put on the lights anymore since the only plants a goldfish doesn't eat are low light plants.

This plus some potassium fertilisation ensures that the tank doesn't get more than the regular brown diatoms.
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Post by nyleveiam on Mon Aug 04, 2014 7:01 pm

I put a café blind on the lower half of my two windows with tanks in front of them. Combined with a heavy background on the tank it works well. Those tanks don't have any more algae than an of the others.
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Re: Struggling with MTS

Post by Orlon11 on Mon Aug 04, 2014 7:04 pm

This is my current setup (excuse the mess!):



I'm thinking it could work if I move the 25 in front of the window and put the 55 where the 25 is now. No idea what I'd do with the 10...maybe I can find a level spot in the back room.
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Post by Biulu on Mon Aug 04, 2014 7:06 pm

Have you thought about using the 3rd dimension?! I can imagine a nice rack next to the tele....
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Post by Orlon11 on Mon Aug 04, 2014 7:12 pm

Would it be safe on a rack? I guess a 10 isn't that heavy
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Post by Biulu on Mon Aug 04, 2014 7:32 pm

I think you should be able to get something on Craigslist which looks like your current table but is more like a cabinet style.
You would only need to take the doors off.

Or you buy a book shelf and reinforce the shelves with angles. I did that successfully with an Ikea Ivar rack. They hold a 29 and 20 gallon each.

Have a look at this picture:

https://www.google.ca/search?q=Ikea+Ivar+rack&rlz=1C1OPRB_enCA563CA563&espv=2&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=7zLgU_jKMqfh8gGk-YH4BQ&ved=0CDcQsAQ&biw=1366&bih=667#facrc=_&imgdii=_&imgrc=2TlDYN2Z_-K5IM%253A%3BcZbDwKHpzvLcTM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.frogcube.com%252Fwp-content%252Fuploads%252F2012%252F06%252Fphoto.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.frogcube.com%252Fpage%252F4%252F%3B3264%3B2448
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Post by Orlon11 on Mon Aug 04, 2014 7:35 pm

I shouldn't get ahead of myself. Don't even know if the tank's still available, or if I'll be able to arrange transportation. I think it might not fit in an average small car.
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Post by Biulu on Mon Aug 04, 2014 7:40 pm

It will, on the back seat. It is 1.22 metres long, 30 cms deep and about 50 high.
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Post by Orlon11 on Tue Aug 05, 2014 4:39 pm

Got a car lined up and probably getting the new tank on Thursday! Then I'll figure out where this thing is going to go...
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Post by goldfishbetalover on Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:38 pm

yeah!
good for you!
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Post by Sbenson11 on Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:44 pm

Sounds like one of my plans, get a new tank and figure where to put it later. Smile

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Post by goldfishbetalover on Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:46 pm

Sbenson11 wrote:Sounds like one of my plans, get a new tank and figure where to put it later. Smile

Steve
I am exactly the same!
my husband will not allow me to do this though!
he needs to see things clearly!!!!!
gee I just don't get it!
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Post by Biulu on Tue Aug 05, 2014 7:16 pm

Congratulations! You can't pass up an opportunity like that. I would have done the same...
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Post by the clean guy on Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:37 pm

How come I'm the only one in this forum with one tank
there must be something wrong with me  Embarassed 
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Post by alexmtl on Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:44 pm

the dirt guy wrote:How come I'm the only one in this forum with one tank
there must be something wrong with me  Embarassed 

Actually, while I have only a few tanks, I have less than 90 gallons in total. Don't worry, I got you beat on small gallonage syndrome.
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Post by the clean guy on Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:48 pm

alexmtl wrote:

Actually, while I have only a few tanks, I have less than 90 gallons in total. Don't worry, I got you beat on small gallonage syndrome.


Sorry Alex

I'm at a measly 46 Gallons  Sad
pretty sure that makes me the lowest gallon participant Embarassed 
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Post by alexmtl on Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:52 pm

46g Bow tank
29 g
10 g

Looks like you are at 85g. OK, yours looks smaller than mine. (Reminds me of a similar debate in the grade school boys washroom)

Well, your one tank probably looks better then my algae swamps. I am the Duke of BGA and Hairy Algae.
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Re: Struggling with MTS

Post by Biulu on Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:54 pm

the dirt guy wrote:How come I'm the only one in this forum with one tank
there must be something wrong with me  Embarassed 

There is nothing wrong with having only 1 tank. It becomes more dubious if you have more tanks that are empty for a looonnnnnggggg time.....

But don't worry: we can do something about that!  Laughing 
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Post by Orlon11 on Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:00 pm

I've been feeling inadequate with my 25 +10 (actually more like 8-9 cause I can't fill it all the way up!). Hopefully the new 55 will give me an ego boost Wink
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Post by Orlon11 on Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:02 pm

Should a concrete balcony be able to hold up the weight of 55 gallons of water on a temporary basis? I'm going to need to test this thing for leaks and I don't really want to put it in my bathtub
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Post by the clean guy on Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:06 pm

Orlon11 wrote:Should a concrete balcony be able to hold up the weight of 55 gallons of water on a temporary basis? I'm going to need to test this thing for leaks and   I don't really want to put it in my bathtub

I would say yes on that one
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Post by the clean guy on Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:07 pm

alexmtl wrote:46g Bow tank
29 g
10 g

Looks like you are at 85g. OK, yours looks smaller than mine. (Reminds me of a similar debate in the grade school boys washroom)

Well, your one tank probably looks better then my algae swamps. I am the Duke of BGA and Hairy Algae.

Didn't think empty tanks counted

That makes me feel better  Smile 
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Re: Struggling with MTS

Post by Sbenson11 on Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:32 am

I only have one tank...

In my office Smile

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