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145 Gallon Build

I'm in the process of purchasing a 145 gallon custom pre-drilled tank for my new fish room. I don't even know what I'm doing, lol.
I'm trying to figure out what to do about the sump, water pump, plumbing, and everything in between.
The tank is 52x22x30


I have never had a pre-drilled tank, or a sump, or anything larger than a 75. Even my 75 is mainly a turtle tank, so I haven't really had anything purely for fish bigger than a 36. I'm terrified.

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Re: 145 Gallon Build

It's nice to see that you're back Shay. Wow, a 145 gallon. My biggest tank is a 38 gallon so I'll be of no help here. But I know that susankat will be able to help you, she has a 220 gallon.

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It's nice to see that you're back Shay. Wow, a 145 gallon. My biggest tank is a 38 gallon so I'll be of no help here. But I know that susankat will be able to help you, she has a 220 gallon.
For the time being, yeah I'm back. Being a senior is hard work so I'm only on during weekends mainly.
It's nice to sort of be back.

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Yep, being a student sucks, don't it?

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Bettas! Paludarium. You could do all sorts of cool stuff with it, neat size

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If i drew it it'd look like a monkey eating a horsradish on the moon or something
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Yep, being a student sucks, don't it?
Wait until you're a senior looking at colleges and careers, then we'll talk.

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Bettas! Paludarium. You could do all sorts of cool stuff with it, neat size
I love how you automatically say "Bettas!!"
I don't even know, omg. I have so many options it's like... I'm a kid in a candy store. I really wanted to do fish I've always wanted before, like an eel or something. But also a community tank or not. Or a saltwaterautolinker.com autolinking image eventually tank, or not.
SO MANY CHOICES!

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NO saltwaterautolinker.com autolinking image. If you think that a co2 set up costs a lot, then multiply that by about 5. Then you will know how much a sw tank costs. Because the tank is 30 inches high that basically rules out making it planted. How about a predator community?

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Wait until you're a senior looking at careers, then we'll talk.
I already know . I want to be an ichthyologist/ herpetologist.

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NO saltwaterautolinker.com autolinking image. If you think that a co2 set up costs a lot, then multiply that by about 5. Then you will know how much a sw tank costs. Because the tank is 30 inches high that basically rules out making it planted. How about a predator community?
No plants? I will die without plants! What about floating plants?

If I ever did saltwaterautolinker.com autolinking image it would be wayyyyyyyyyyyy down the road. But I do want a saltwater tank so bad.

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I already know . I want to be an ichthyologist/ herpetologist.
I wanted to be a veterinarian since I was 8. I turned 16 and changed my mind to Vet Tech. Then I changed it again to Marine Biology. Then again to Zoology. Then back to Vet Tech. Then to Marine Biology. And now I just don't know.

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No plants? I will die without plants! What about floating plants?

If I ever did saltwaterautolinker.com autolinking image it would be wayyyyyyyyyyyy down the road. But I do want a saltwaterautolinker.com autolinking image tank so bad.
Well you could have plants. Floating plants can be in almost any tank since they are at the top of the tnak and they get the most light. However, if you want plants in the bottom, then I would get a REALLY strong light. The higher the tank is, the weaker the light gets as it goes down.

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I wanted to be a veterinarian since I was 8. I turned 16 and changed my mind to Vet Tech. Then I changed it again to Marine Biology. Then again to Zoology. Then back to Vet Tech. Then to Marine Biology. And now I just don't know.
Go to college to be a biologist and then during those years at college, you can decide if you want to go to zoology or marine biologist. If you do become a marine biologist, then call me. I want to work with fish .

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I'll figure something out in regards to plants and lighting. And biology is so science and math based and I suck at both of those do I couldn't make it far.
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Dude, those are my 2 favorite subjects. I can tutor you in them, jk. I can't tutor a senior.

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Re: 145 Gallon Build

Planting that beast is not impossible, you just have to get good lighting, and be creative.

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Re: 145 Gallon Build

You can have all kind so plants in a tank that tall. If you look at the 220 it's 30 inches tall and I just used 3 shop lights for the planted. Just add tall pieces of wood and taller plants like vals and swords and smaller plants on the wood. The link is in my signature

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I just meant it would be more difficult to plant a tank of that height. She would have to use a stronger light to get the light down to the plants.

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Stronger light = more expensive?

So someone offered me a 100 gallon tank with three oscars and a redtail catfish? I don't think that's a good idea. They want 180 for it but I don't want to be stuck with those fish so I think I'll stick to the 145. I'm doing more research tonight on my only day off.

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Yes, that is also what I was getting at. The stronger a light is, the more expensive it is.
HA they want 180 for a 100 gallon with a RED TAIL CATFISH???? Dude, those fish shouldn't even be in the aquarium trade.

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