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    Nice thread! I've been kicking around fishroom plans in my head too for a while now, although mine will be on a much smaller scale. Out of your planned stock, do you currently own any of the fish or will you be buying all new stock soon too?

    BTW, last week I bought a group of juvie angels from Bill @ Inland Empire. I spoke with him on the phone & he seems like a good dude. You're lucky to have good help!

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    Bill is awesome!
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    dkeef - looks awesome. Does your wife think you have lost your mind? Mine sure does...

    Before


    After - still have to knock down the wall where the 240 will sit (15'' exposed to main room and 15'' in back open to fish room)



    Needless to say, she thinks I have lost my mind What she does not understand is this is one of the only things keeping me sane!
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    Greg. 100% agree with u. my wife thinks im insane also.

    so end is near. this sunday is when ill be installing stand racks and drilling holes and plumbing as much as possible. we may or may not be done but hopefully done at least 70%...

    so far I collected:
    210 gallon acrylic with black stand
    240 gallon acrylic with wood stand
    180 gallon acrylic with overflow
    180 gallon glass tank
    150 gallon glass tank
    two Brand new 135 gallon tanks
    300 gallon 84" tall x 35" diameter water storage tank
    Three 40B tanks, two 20 gal, one 26 bowfront
    then finally 200 gallon VISIO tank ordered and will be picked up this Friday.
    *(still need to get few more 60gal sumps)

    heres some pics of tanks sitting...





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    so my wife throws me a curve ball...she says i can do whatever in garage but now my show 265gal +120sump discus tank now needs to be moved from living room to garage also...WHAT????
    Discus dave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkeef View Post
    so my wife throws me a curve ball...she says i can do whatever in garage but now my show 265gal +120sump discus tank now needs to be moved from living room to garage also...WHAT????
    Tell her that the show tank raises the resale value of the home ;-). Taking it to the garage would be financially unsound.

    Click here to view my 75g Acrylic Tank w/ Bean Animal Overflow with 40g Sump Thread

    Also, click here for my 25 group of discus grow out thread




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    im trying real hard to make it stay inside...
    Discus dave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkeef View Post
    im trying real hard to make it stay inside...
    when the going gets tough....

    lol.

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    Today i scored 2 brand new but stored 125 gal tanks.
    Best part was discovering they are leemar glass tanks when i got home.

    Discus dave.

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    Looks like we are going to be having lots of fun on Sunday.
    Bill

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    BILL that's not even all the tanks. still got 200gal visio pick up Friday. then plus all the small 40B-60gal for sumps and smaller tanks 20gals.
    We're dead bill...Monday is back massage day LOL!
    Discus dave.

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    I love these threads! Just when my husband thinks I'm out of control......I show him these and he has a whole new set of worries!
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    Had a good time at Dave's today. I will say though, I am tired as heck. Making stands isn't easy work! I got a chance to snap a few photos. Enjoy:


    Bill (from IE) drilling bulk head holes on tanks. I know I wouldn't feel comfortable doing this.


    One rack down, 85 left, lol, jk. I will try to remember the sizes of these off the top of my head. Dave, if I mess up, please correct me. Top should be the 180 acrylic, bottom 150 glass


    Racks on the right were going to house a 240? (Dave) on top and at the bottom 150, both glass


    On the other side of this near rack there will be a 300g, and in the distance you can see the temporary discus tank. I can't recall the size of that one but I will say it is at least 200g, as well as the one right behind that one.


    The man himself, Dave. Dave makes a 265 gallon tank look small, lol. I tell you, getting that tank from the living to the garage was no joke. I will possibly reconsider my dream tank 240 idea for the future.....

    ON TO THE FISH! The main reason why all of this was done.


    This is the 265 that Dave was standing in front of. This was before we started moving everything. As you can see, this tank is super WIDE! 30"


    Sorry but the glare was killing me here


    Nice selection of discus here. About 30 discus in this tank if I recall correctly.


    I included this shot because Dave really has some nice Turqs!


    QT tank. Some really nice discus in there as well.


    The temporary housing for the discus. Again, sorry about the glare. It was pretty bad in the garage.


    One of my favorites. Oddly enough, the second favorite was an Albino. That was the first time I had seen albinos and I will admit they look different from what I thought they would look like, in a good way.


    All done....Not! I had to leave, but we took a picture before I left. We had 6 people total at one point but some had to leave early.

    That's Bill, Dave, and myself.

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    Great job Guys, sure is nice to do it wright the first time, nice to see you all, biutifull fish Dave keep up the great work.

    AL

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    Woah! Thats a serious daysnwork guys, super exciting! Great to see faces to names and cant wait to see the finished thing, wow. Love the plqnted tank, great discus too.
    - Marnie
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