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Happy B-Day - To ME!

I started my Birthday with an early morning trip around our town hunting for treasure on trash day.

The Universe sent me down a side street I never "shop" and I find this:



I keep two Yoga mats in my Scion XB just in case something like this happens. I put them on the roof and my Birthday gift on them. I had to drive throughout the neighbor hood @ 15mph holding it with one had as I drove.

Inside rough measure is 40x56x20" There a few small cracks that won't be too hard to fix. It's drilled, maybe 3/8" hole I would guess for a pump. Not so sure how to seal that if I run a power cord through there??? Maybe just a lot of silicone?

Biggest challenge will be long enough photo period as I have mature trees. I'll have it in before winter If the spot I have in mind looks like it will work Sun Light wise. I won't getting it running until next year.

Next up, expresso and off the LFS.
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Nice Frank! I had that exact form 2 houses ago and loved it. Nice easy little size. I had my "mutt" neos in there and by end of summer I had like 10,000!

The shade in your yard will be helpful to prevent it from getting to 1,000 degrees.

Happy Birthday, too!
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Nice find! and happy birthday!


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Very nice find there! Been trying to convince my wife to let me get a pond... one small step at a time though. I think the whole salt water tank is already too much for her... maybe next year...

Happy Birthday by the way!


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HAPPY BIRFDAY!!!

i am envious of you! sweet find!

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That is too awesome!
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Very nice find and Happy Birthday!

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HBD and a good find.

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Happy B-day Frank.

Time to breed them Neo schrimpz!


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....The shade in your yard will be helpful to prevent it from getting to 1,000 degrees.

Happy Birthday, too!
Your area correct, placement is important.

Your welcome.
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Thanks everyone on the B-Day wishes.

I went to the LFS to get a some amano shrimp for my 40display tank. Just checked on them and ...WAIT a min. Amanos aren't blue????

So far I've seem two Amanos and two Blue shrimp. They blue bodies, black eyes. I've keep cherries but, I'm not a shrimp guy so I'm off to shrimp forum to try to figure out what they are???

Because of course now that I've seen them under the LED lighting I really like how they look.
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