Author Topic: Update to grow out tank  (Read 1447 times)

P4Angels

  • Sponsor
  • Breeder
  • *****
  • Posts: 996
  • Tanks are like potato chips - U never have just 1
    • 3tailsrv
Update to grow out tank
« on: March 01, 2014, 08:08:53 PM »
So I get this call form a friend.  He say he has a 160 tall aquarium that he wants to trade for a 90 gallon tank.  Tank for tank...  Im like hmmmm.... So Lori and I went down to get this tank today... and here it is:





That's our 120 grow out under it.   Looks so small.. Now I have to modify my stand to fit the beast....  and 2 corner HMF to the back side corners.   With this beast we went to Harbor Freight
 and got 2 264 GPH Submersible Fountain Pumps (http://www.harborfreight.com/264-gph-submersible-fountain-pump-68395.html#.UxKT4fldV8E to one end of 3/4" PVC lift tubes.  That should be enough filter to get the job done...
« Last Edit: March 01, 2014, 09:41:46 PM by P4Angels »
"'I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.' ." - unknown

No tanks or fish just good friends and allot of fun...

Mugwump

  • Administrator
  • Breeder
  • *****
  • Posts: 47461
  • Dekalb, Illinois
Re: Update to grow out tank
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2014, 08:16:49 PM »
LOL.....lower mount Luke....trust the force ;D
Jon

?Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming ?Wow! What a Ride!? ~ Hunter S. Thompson

BallAquatics

  • Administrator
  • Breeder
  • *****
  • Posts: 5704
  • Tremont City Ohio, USA Population 640
    • Ball Aquatics
Re: Update to grow out tank
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2014, 09:30:14 AM »
Those pumps look like the Eco pumps I get from Ken's.  Great pumps for a great price too.

http://www.kensfish.com/aquarium-supplies/water-pumps/eco-264-water-pump.html

Dennis

b125killer

  • Breeder
  • *****
  • Posts: 2889
  • Rockford,Illinois
Re: Update to grow out tank
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2014, 12:21:24 PM »
Nice score, that's a big tank. I want to find a trade like that. I Just need time and patience.
Scott

b125killer

  • Breeder
  • *****
  • Posts: 2889
  • Rockford,Illinois
Re: Update to grow out tank
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2014, 03:24:16 PM »
I just got back from getting another 40 breeder. Paid $20.00 for it. Time and patience just need to wait it out for a big tank.
Scott

Mugwump

  • Administrator
  • Breeder
  • *****
  • Posts: 47461
  • Dekalb, Illinois
Re: Update to grow out tank
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2014, 03:35:19 PM »
I just got back from getting another 40 breeder. Paid $20.00 for it. Time and patience just need to wait it out for a big tank.

Nice, that'll work... ;D
Jon

?Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming ?Wow! What a Ride!? ~ Hunter S. Thompson

LizStreithorst

  • Sponsor
  • Breeder
  • *****
  • Posts: 11696
  • Politico
Re: Update to grow out tank
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2014, 06:36:29 PM »
That tank is a monster.  You will love it.  Congrats.
Always move forward. Never look back.

P4Angels

  • Sponsor
  • Breeder
  • *****
  • Posts: 996
  • Tanks are like potato chips - U never have just 1
    • 3tailsrv
Re: Update to grow out tank
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2014, 02:30:15 PM »
New update....  Got an offer for a 90 gallon tank and a 75 gallon tank w/ stand in trade for the 160...  going to get them 2marow.... WOW!!!!!
"'I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.' ." - unknown

No tanks or fish just good friends and allot of fun...

LizStreithorst

  • Sponsor
  • Breeder
  • *****
  • Posts: 11696
  • Politico
Re: Update to grow out tank
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2014, 03:29:38 PM »
Gosh.  I don't think I'd have been able to part with that 160.
Always move forward. Never look back.

P4Angels2

  • Sponsor
  • Breeder
  • *****
  • Posts: 612
    • Passionate 4 Angels
Re: Update to grow out tank
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2014, 07:57:29 PM »
neither did we but it just won't work for the stand that we have

P4Angels

  • Sponsor
  • Breeder
  • *****
  • Posts: 996
  • Tanks are like potato chips - U never have just 1
    • 3tailsrv
Re: Update to grow out tank
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2014, 05:38:24 AM »
Went and moved that 160 for the last 2 times last night and realized that I hate bigger tank.... That or I'm just getting old to move them around lol!!!  So I got a 90 gallon and an additional 75 gallon in trade for the 160.... Lori has the plan for the 75 and moving a 40 breeder (baby tank around... should work nicely and conserve some more space in the main room.
"'I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.' ." - unknown

No tanks or fish just good friends and allot of fun...