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post #31 of 51 (permalink) Old 12-25-2012, 12:32 AM
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So are you going to sell the 26g? What's your budget on a new tank? Marine Depot has a Mr. Aqua 33.6g rimless... Now that would be an upgrade!
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post #32 of 51 (permalink) Old 12-25-2012, 02:58 AM Thread Starter
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So are you going to sell the 26g? What's your budget on a new tank? Marine Depot has a Mr. Aqua 33.6g rimless... Now that would be an upgrade!
That would be a hell of an upgrade! Not really in my budget though

I am expecting:

$70-$80 for the new tank(not sure the size)
$100 for a new stand
$100 for a finnex fugeray
$100 for a new filter to upgrade from my fluval 206(depending on how big the new tank will be, thats kind of why i wanted a 30, to keep my same filter)

But hopefully I can make back $100-$150 selling the 26g and stand in good condition.

But this scenario is so far off its not even funny. Got anymore suggestions for tank sizes? I like 38g dimensions

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post #33 of 51 (permalink) Old 12-25-2012, 10:36 AM
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@alex- I do agree that changing the shape is good. I think that black neons are more rounded than rummynose though. But the white tips look great! I will definitely consider those. I like lemon tetras too
Yes lemon tetra's are nice as well. Have you considered male endlers?
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post #34 of 51 (permalink) Old 12-26-2012, 04:55 PM Thread Starter
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Never considered endlers. Its probably because I have seen some livebearers in community tanks and I have never liked their attitudes. Tetras always seem to be peaceful.
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post #35 of 51 (permalink) Old 12-27-2012, 02:30 PM
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My 2 -- I really like my 38 gal.

Have you looking into PetCo's $1/gal tank sale? I'm not sure if it's still on.
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My 2 -- I really like my 38 gal.

Have you looking into PetCo's $1/gal tank sale? I'm not sure if it's still on.
I believe petco only does 10, 20, 29, 40b, and 55 for the $1 per gallon sale.

I may be wrong though... where did you get your 38?
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Never considered endlers. Its probably because I have seen some livebearers in community tanks and I have never liked their attitudes. Tetras always seem to be peaceful.
I agree. The guppies just seemed to be humping all of the time. My favorite now is the pristellia tetra from Petco. They swim together.
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Have you looking into PetCo's $1/gal tank sale?
Cheaper to check craigslist for a tank with a stand.
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post #39 of 51 (permalink) Old 12-28-2012, 02:18 AM Thread Starter
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Pristellas are great! Very underrated tetra. Mine are the gold variety which I do not like nearly as much. That is why i am trying something new
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Starting a youtube channel to talk about planted tanks while keeping track of my tank at the same time! If some of you guys could sub, like, and comment that would be awesome!
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post #41 of 51 (permalink) Old 12-28-2012, 02:26 PM
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My 38 gal is from PetCo, but I bought it before the $1/gal sale. I'm not sure whether they are included. I had a 55 gal in the past and was frustrated by the lack of depth. It felt out of proportion with the length. If you're going that big, I'd go ahead and get a 75 gal. I'm not sure if that's included in the sale. I hope you love whatever tank you choose.

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post #42 of 51 (permalink) Old 12-28-2012, 08:52 PM Thread Starter
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I agree 55's are some of the most annoying dimensions. Looks terrible looking at it from the side because it is so skinny and too tall. I saw a thread complaining about 29's, but 55's are the same width and even taller. Looks out of proportion. 75's on the other hand, are very nice.
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Just have to say I really love your tank. I have the same tank but it doesn't look as nice.
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Just have to say I really love your tank. I have the same tank but it doesn't look as nice.
Thanks, means a lot. Keep working at yours, Im sure it will look great!

I will finish up rescaping the tank this week to open up the front of the tank more. Hopefully it will look a lot better, and I have been cramping my fish a little too much will all the plants as they come all the way up to the front glass, lol. I will get pics up this week!
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post #45 of 51 (permalink) Old 01-18-2013, 09:10 PM
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great thread! i love the stocking - im planning on gbr, rummys, and hatchets or corys for my 29g


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