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To chronicle the journey of my 90 gallon tank. I got it cheap because the inside was pretty scratched up. The tag on the bottom says the tank was assembled in 1993, so the tank is older than I am.
 
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I can't believe I managed to move this monster all by myself! That is what I get for letting anxiety rule my life (makes me feel bad when I have to ask for help...).

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I got it with sand and water. 60 lbs of petco black sand, and a couple of agates and rocks my mom gave me. She is a rockhound, always finding cool stuff. The filter is a Tidal 75. I have had it running side by side on another tank for several months, so it is cycled and ready to go!

Once the temp is stabilized for room temperature, I will be adding my White Cloud Mountain Minnows. Petco gets their Gold Dojo Loaches in on Thursday, so I will pick them up next week.
 
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That's a nice looking tank pal
Thanks! When you get close, you can see the scratches, most of them horizontalbut a few vertical. Maybe the tank was used for turtles before?

The stand I got instore, it was about $150 (about $75 discount), but that was because it came with no hardware. Had to contact the company and they sent the hardware free of charge. I am also VERY bad at putting on doors. It came with them, I just couldn't line them up for my life.
 

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That’s a monster! :flex:

I see you didn’t have to use the kitchen table... drafts. :grr:
 
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That’s a monster! :flex:

I see you didn’t have to use the kitchen table... drafts. :grr:
Yeah, I have had this stand and tank sitting around and taking up space for a few months. Acrually was taking up almost 1/5 of my small living room,, and keeping me from getting into my desk.
Wanted to get the 80 settled before I started it. I will be turing an end table into a tank stand for my 35 (? haven't measured it yet) gallon hex tank I picked up today.
 

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Yeah, I have had this stand and tank sitting around and taking up space for a few months. Acrually was taking up almost 1/5 of my small living room,, and keeping me from getting into my desk.
Wanted to get the 80 settled before I started it. I will be turing an end table into a tank stand for my 35 (? haven't measured it yet) gallon hex tank I picked up today.
Wait, so you got the 90g and you’re getting the hex also?
 
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Is there a Ms. Circus that is ok with all this...? 😮
Lol, I am Ms. Circus. I live alone in a tiny apartment (ground floor) that has a semi-reasonable rent of $700 a month, but I don't have to pay water/electric/sewer since I am wired into the laundry room (which doesn't work) next door. So a good deal, even if my neighbors are the worst people ever.
 
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Picked up my stock today. Have been feeding the tank with ammonia up until now. It will be an in-tank QT, so all of my stock is being added at the same time, with the exception of a few minnow I picked up 2 weeks ago. I also have a bunch of plants I either got today, or robbed from other tanks. For sure not DONE yet, but getting closer.
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I am waiting on some pennywort, which will be going in the left corner and side. I hope the water sprite on the right side grows in quickly.

I have my 2 red cap oranda goldfish, three dojo loaches, and 13 WCMM. I wanted golden or albino loaches, but nobody in a 75 mile radius of me has any. Very frustrating. My LFS does have some golden-ish, kinda bronze dojo, though, so I picked them up.
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I really donwish I could add my Pepper Corydoras, but loaches and cories aren't a good idea.
 

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So, I got more plants in the mail today. After losing one of the goldfish, I will pick up two more from the shop some time this week. Here is an updated tak pic.

It isn't pretty, and I will likely rearrange everything a couple of times. I am not sure how my pennywort will grow in, or the water sprite. I also have some corkscrew val, and moved most of my marimo balls.

You might be able to spot one of the plastic pipes I got for the loaches. They, of course, don't actually use them.
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Wow, big tank.
Btw, be careful not to injure yourself when you move the tank by yourself especially your back.
 

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