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01-04-2013 03:21 PM
DogFish Steve - Time for some pics!
06-14-2012 03:43 AM
150EH That stinks but that's why we paid premiums for all these years and for a single incident they should have you covered. I hope it all goes well and they don't trouble you beyond the original statement, good luck.
06-13-2012 09:52 PM
2in10 Ugh, lovely
06-13-2012 09:45 PM
audioaficionado The other shoe finally dropped:

They ended up retaining one of those personal injury lawyers so now my insurance company will duke it out with him. Fun times will be had by all
05-18-2012 06:05 PM
audioaficionado Well I didn't get a citation from the police woman who happened to be following me and witnessed the event, but with ambulance chasers all bets are off. If they are illegals, they will most likely drop off the radar asap. I dunno about the ultimate legalities, but I'm just happy no one got killed or seriously injured. That would be very hard to live with no matter who was found at fault.
05-18-2012 05:27 PM
speedie408 Glad to hear nobody was badly injured. Who's fault was it?
05-18-2012 05:23 PM
audioaficionado I'm fine, the car is fixed, but the night crossing pedestrians got banged up. They all got bruised and skinned up, but no serious injuries. I'll have to wait for the other shoe to drop on this one. They didn't speak any English.
05-18-2012 02:28 PM
Wasserpest Very sorry to hear that Steve. Hope you & family are ok.

(Return that Galaxy?)
05-18-2012 06:37 AM
audioaficionado I was involved in a car accident last week and my out of pocket expenses ate up all my tank money.
05-17-2012 06:38 PM
150EH Steve it's too bad you don't live in my area, there is a Marineland 125 that has never been used on Craig's list for $200!!!!!
04-28-2012 07:34 AM
audioaficionado Sturgis huh? Have fun. I've never done anything like that, but I don't own a Harley either.
04-28-2012 04:13 AM
150EH I just checked the Marineland site and a 125 is 160 lbs. but it's so long and awkward you need 2 people, my tank is 219 lbs. and a 220 was 394 lbs. that's some weight and it needs to be supported or you could crack the tank or compromise a caulk joint. I don't know if you've ever seen this but there are some "as seen on TV" store and they carry some furniture straps and sliders that could be a huge help on a large tank install.

If you wait until the second week in August I could leave Sturgis and head up to Oregon to help you carry it in, but then you have to let me stay over for a week to explore the Northwest on the Harley???
04-28-2012 04:04 AM
150EH Even a 125 is too much for you to manage, my 150 is very heavy and even with it's short length it was difficult with 4 people because only 2 can hold on while going through doorways or when placing the tank. I picked my tank up at Petsmart so there were plenty of guys to help load it into my truck, then at home I asked my neighbor and he had a couple of helpers so after a while we all got together and brought it in, but it was very hard. Make sure you place it with plenty of space behind the tank to install a background or run plumbing because once it's full there's no moving it! You don't have to sweat the install or I should say be in a hurry because it can sit outside until you have enough muscle to get it in and the only damage will be some extra cleaning.

I got my copper feed installed to the RO unit today and drilled the hole for the heater and installed it, tomorrow I will start to fill it so I can deal with any leaks and have the time to fix them, I did fill the copper with water this afternoon and I had zero leaks from the joints and only a small leak form a valve but I'll just need to tighten a packing nut to stop that, so I should be OK.
04-28-2012 02:19 AM
audioaficionado Well this tank's been up for a year. Still like it overall. It's overstocked at the moment, but all those plants keep it from crashing and provide the fish with enough hiding spots to get some alone time if they need it. I've been derelict in keeping this thread up to date with new pictures.

Getting ready for a larger tank in a couple of months. Seems summer is a good time for CL tanks to get posted cheap since people want cash or are too busy outside to futz with 'em anymore. The only problem I see with a 200 gal glass tank is the 350 lbs the dang thing will weigh empty. How the heck am I gonna move that sucker without a truck and several strong friends. A 125 I can manage myself if I had to. Saw an interesting 96"x20"x24" 200 gal acrylic for sale. I could also lift that sucker myself.
04-21-2012 04:12 AM
audioaficionado If I went with plexiglass, I'd want a minimum of 3/4" thick. I've seen the 1/2" tanks bubble out mid panel on the long runs. Not bowing, but actually bubble out in the middle between bottom and top.
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