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Big tank (for me)

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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
 

Colin

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Well done... never heard of the filter though so you'll need to tel us more about it...
 
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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!!!!
 
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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
 
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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 :biggrin2: 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.
 
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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.
 

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What a lucky find that is...

You planning for an octopus tank?
 
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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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