Big tank (for me)

Discussion in 'Tank Talk' started by Burstsovenergy24, Sep 11, 2003.

  1. Burstsovenergy24

    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Guess what everyone!


    I just got a 55 gallon tank!!!

    Im so happy. Its my first really large tank and Im going to get an oscar for it and maybe maybe a bimac after that!!!





    Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy


    Jesse
     
  2. joel_ang

    joel_ang Architeuthis Registered

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    Well whats the flow rate of the filter Boe?
     
  3. Colin

    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Well done... never heard of the filter though so you'll need to tel us more about it...
     
  4. Scouse

    Scouse Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    nice one mate.

    out of intrest is that US or UK gallons?

    and what is this US an UK gallon difference all about eh!?!?!

    do you think it was a bit like chinese whispers when they where goin to an fro on the boats in the old days!!!!
     
  5. Burstsovenergy24

    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Its US Gallons.

    I think its a pretty basic filter with only an intake and then the water goes though carbon and is pumped back out.

    I think an oscar is pretty messy so do you think this is adequate filtration?



    If you think I need better filtration please specify which filter to get as I am new at this!



    Jesse
     
  6. fluffysquid

    fluffysquid Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    i like big tanks.... i'm getting my first big tank tomorrow! all 75 gallons of it.....in my dorm room :D i'm debating what to put in it. i would some day like to aquire a ghost or clown knife, but that may require more tankspace than that.
     
  7. Chamkeeper

    Chamkeeper Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    A person I work with, who knows I have aquariums (office nano), asked me if I wanted "a couple of old tanks and other stuff." I couldn't resist the temptation. I went to look expecting a 20L and a 10 gallon . What did I see, and 55 and an older 75 (no center brace and thicker glass). We grunted these into the truck and off I went. The other stuff was not too great, some 4' fixtures, an old HOB or 2, a Fluval Canister, but worth hauling off for sure. I have yet toset up either of thees tanks, but you never know what is you there for free.
     
  8. Colin

    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    What a lucky find that is...

    You planning for an octopus tank?
     
  9. Chamkeeper

    Chamkeeper Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    Still Learning....

    55 as octo is a real possiblility as the 75 is screaming reef, with exsisting 30L reef as sump. Lighting for the reef is tough, and expensive. I have a tank (30L, Damsel tank) below the reef that I was consiering for an Octo, but have been advised is not the best size, a bit too small. Only time will tell, but as I learn, I am hoping to someday provide a perfect Octo home.
     

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