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post #31 of 120 (permalink) Old 03-04-2012, 02:56 PM Thread Starter
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You have the most unusual tanks! lol I LOVE IT. this is one great find.
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Man, this is cool. I'm jelly. It's crazy to see how aquarium designs have evolved over time.
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post #33 of 120 (permalink) Old 03-16-2012, 10:15 PM
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Wow, I have the exact same aquarium. My wife purchased it several years ago at an antiques fair. We don't remember what was paid for it. Is there any idea of what the value of one of these would be? Ours is in pretty good shape and if I remember correctly, it weighs about as much as a small automobile We would really like to know a value as we might be interested in selling it.
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Up and Running

I finally got all the plumbing hooked up and have it running with plants, fish soon.
Here's what I have:
Fluval G3
Turbo Twist 3X UV Sterilizer
Hydor ETH 200W 5/8" inline heater
Atomic CO2 inline diffuser
Aqua Inspiration Stainless Steel surface skimmer and output.
MTS capped with Azoo Plant Grower Bed
200W Lotus CFL 6500K light
Two large sandstones
Nautilus Submarine
CO2 tank, regulator, etc. to be added in a couple of days

I added the Nautilus since 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea was written in 1873 and the aquarium was made around 1882 so I thought they kind of went together.
This ABS plastic model was not easy to come by. I had to wedge its edge under the rock as it floats otherwise.
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Very nice! Love the sub - course I'm not sure that most people today would understand the significance without having it explained. Are you running a sump on this?
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Thanks. No sump, just the above mentioned Fluval G3 canister filter.


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Wow, great job on the restoration!
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AWESOME! You know I love your tanks.

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This is so cool!
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I'm sorry if I missed it did you say what kind(s) of fish you are going to add?
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Looking good, great custom plumbing as always.

Off topic-- I've still yet to set up the bowl(s) (still another month or so room renovation can be out of the way first). Soon, soon.

"Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep."

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I'm sorry if I missed it did you say what kind(s) of fish you are going to add?
I want to add some double dark black veil angelfish. I can't keep them in my other tank since they'll eat all my smaller fish. Not sure what else but nothing small enough to fit in their mouths. I'll probably put my SAE's from my other tank in here as they'e gotten pretty large and more aggressive than I like. I'll leave the otos in my other tank.


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Looking good, great custom plumbing as always.

Off topic-- I've still yet to set up the bowl(s) (still another month or so room renovation can be out of the way first). Soon, soon.
Thanks, what are you planning on doing with my old tank?


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Awesome! Looks like you did a great job. Can't wait to see it with fish!
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