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wifes new tank

Discussion in 'Freshwater Aquariums & Fish Photos' started by cooltow1, Dec 26, 2009.

  1. cooltow1

    cooltow1 Thread Starter Member

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    Well I'm sitting at home this morning have my coffee It's about 9 am when a truck pulls up my driveway this is not FedX or UPS this is a 10 wheel freight truck The drive gets out and unloads a crate since I didn't order a crate I'm more or less at a lose because the paper work really doesn't tell me much.

    After calling dear wife this is what was in the crate


    I'm not really sure why we need a early 1900 vintage Victorian aquarium especially one that cost as much as this one

    Rick
    new tank.jpg
     
  2. blowfishRus6

    blowfishRus6 New Member

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    haha, kinda cool looking, odd but cool
     
  3. HBIC

    HBIC Need help??? That's what we're here for :)

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    How much water does it hold?
     
  4. MOD_Dawn

    MOD_Dawn Active Member

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    is there some kind of hidden filter/heater somewhere?
     
  5. stevenrox

    stevenrox New Member

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    haha so i see you blow money on your fish stuff so your wife is probally like "WHY CANT I?"
     
  6. cooltow1

    cooltow1 Thread Starter Member

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    66 us gal
    yes there is a 405 canister and a 200 watt inline heater in the base that is plumbed to thr center fountion(?) you just need a tool box (and a degree in engineering didn't hurt either) to service it
    After 10 year of college wife makes 50% more money than I do and is 30 year my junior but yes it's something like that, she has no problem spending money with a total disregard


    Rick

    Rick
     
  7. buzz4520

    buzz4520 Well-Known Member

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    looks really nice.
     
  8. MOD_Dawn

    MOD_Dawn Active Member

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    next time you service it you have to take photos of the internal works!
    very different, is the top open?
    Sorry for the mult. questions, but I never seen one of those before.
     
  9. HBIC

    HBIC Need help??? That's what we're here for :)

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    It is beautiful but I am sure the price on that beauty wasn't :)
     
  10. MOD_Dawn

    MOD_Dawn Active Member

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    Lol, I bet!
     
  11. cooltow1

    cooltow1 Thread Starter Member

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    Yes top is open and with the central fountain there no way to cover it
    It's really well designed and well made
    I could have purchased 10 complete 100 gallon set up for want she paid for it

    Rick
     
  12. cooltow1

    cooltow1 Thread Starter Member

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    Now we are debating how to light it She leaning to a recessed spot light I'm trying to talk her in to a period pendulum light of some kind

    Rick
     
  13. stevenrox

    stevenrox New Member

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    10 100 gallon tanks.....sell that tank and get a 700 gallon tank!!!!
     
  14. MOD_Dawn

    MOD_Dawn Active Member

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    are you facing issues such as high water evaporation with the open top?

    something like this may look nice (of course with goldfish you definately won't need that wattage...but maybe you can find something similar at the local hardware store and put a more appropriate bulb for fish in it).

    <a class="postlink" href="http://www.fish.com/item/solana-150w-metal-halide-hanging-pendant-light/721531/?srccode=MRFSGOOG&mr:trackingCode=681484E5-0F82-DE11-9973-0019B9C2BEFD&mr:referralID=NA" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://www.fish.com/item/solana-150w-me ... erralID=NA</a>

    <a class="postlink" href="http://www.soaap.com/pets/ACU01054-hangingarmitalianglasspendant55wrounddualpc-p-13443.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://www.soaap.com/pets/ACU01054-hang ... 13443.html</a>
     
  15. cooltow1

    cooltow1 Thread Starter Member

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    I sure evaporation will be a issue when the AC is on but so far have n't seen high evaporation

    The light you linked are the type that I have in mind but I have to sell her and it will have to "fit in" with the room If I could find a hanging-pendant with a leaded glass shade I would fit with high watt Compact Fluorescent
    http://www.lightinguniverse.com/pen...fany-mini-pendant-tannery-bronze_g204151.html
    http://www.bulbs.com/Compact_Fluorescent_Screw--in/75W_--_99W/results.aspx


    Rick
     
  16. MOD_Dawn

    MOD_Dawn Active Member

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    that was along the lines of what I was thinking of. Lol!
    Great minds must think alike.
    might wanna check out this clearance center (where I got my last pendant lamp for a great price)--> <a class="postlink" href="http://www.homedecoratorsoutlet.com/Lighting/S/Lighting/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://www.homedecoratorsoutlet.com/Lig ... /Lighting/</a>

    ~Good Luck!
     
  17. cooltow1

    cooltow1 Thread Starter Member

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    Now if only the other great mind comes around to my way of thinking.
    Thanks for the link they have good prices

    Rick
     
  18. LemonDiscus

    LemonDiscus Active Member

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    That is a nice tank though... even though it cost an arm and a leg... Kind of like having a mini pond in the house! :)
     
  19. MOD_Dawn

    MOD_Dawn Active Member

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    Your welcome..sometimes on tjoos and other coupon sites you can score a coupon code also ;)
     
  20. cooltow1

    cooltow1 Thread Starter Member

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    It kind of grow on you. At first I considered it a monument to stupidity

    On the lighting front Ive process I really want to get a light over it with a output that I can maintain low light plants (not necessarily grow them but at least maintain) without the light fixture being a intrusion. I have DW coming around to Dawn and my way of thinking on the pendant lamp now all I have to do is steer her to a workable light fixture

    Rick