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Major score

I just scored a 70 gallon Marineland cube, BRAND NEW with the stickers and wrapper still on it, and the stand to go with it for $50!!!!

I have to go pick it up, but this is the photo from the ad.

I'm so excited!
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Nice! So, are you on your way there now? :D
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I see a nice planted tank!
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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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You know it bev!

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comeon it's home now.. PICS!!! :D

I still say fill it up with water.. :D
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DUDE!!! That is one awesome score! +1 for planted.

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I have to clear a place to put it first wes, which requires minor rearranging. You be patient!!

B-- I dont think I'll ever have a non planted tank. no worries there lol

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Looks good Summer. What's the plan?
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So I'm a little more sure of what I want to do now. Doesnt mean I wont change my mind or come up with a different plan, but here it is.

1. I want to build a wooden canopy, as the tank sits lower and I have tiny humans. In the canopy I want to mount the light. I'm pretty sure I've been convinced to do an LED floodlight, the cost is MUCH lower than any light out there for a tank, and it appears easy and will do the job. I spoke with a few people who use these on all of their tanks and grow amazing planted tanks with them so thats not a concern.

2. Substrate. Still up in the air as to what I'll use, to be honest. Low price is key, so safe-t-zorb is one of the top ideas... I've used play sand in so many tanks but i prefer the dark look. Concern is will all plants, specifically dwarf baby tears, grow in it? To be researched.

3. Will be doing CO2, I have a few things from the old set up to replace but not much.

4. Stocking...NO idea yet. Open to suggestions and thoughts.

70 gallon- Betta Enisae pair, betta Ocellata pair, female Betta Pugnax

29 Gallon- Betta Pallifina and Betta Patoti

20 Gallon- Betta Gladiator

5 Gallon- Betta Channoides

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I am so jealous this is not fair!

Fish room in the making.
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:D one of the few times I found a good deal before someone else got it lol

70 gallon- Betta Enisae pair, betta Ocellata pair, female Betta Pugnax

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So I'm a little more sure of what I want to do now. Doesnt mean I wont change my mind or come up with a different plan, but here it is.

1. I want to build a wooden canopy, as the tank sits lower and I have tiny humans. In the canopy I want to mount the light. I'm pretty sure I've been convinced to do an LED floodlight, the cost is MUCH lower than any light out there for a tank, and it appears easy and will do the job. I spoke with a few people who use these on all of their tanks and grow amazing planted tanks with them so thats not a concern.

2. Substrate. Still up in the air as to what I'll use, to be honest. Low price is key, so safe-t-zorb is one of the top ideas... I've used play sand in so many tanks but i prefer the dark look. Concern is will all plants, specifically dwarf baby tears, grow in it? To be researched.

3. Will be doing CO2, I have a few things from the old set up to replace but not much.

4. Stocking...NO idea yet. Open to suggestions and thoughts.

Dirt under black sand from a hardware store. Doesn't get much cheaper than that and stuff stays down in it.
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I have yet to be able to find black sand anywhere locally. :/

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Do you have a petco near you? They carry black sand, or at least my petco does.

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It's about an hour away, and I think buying petco sand may get expensive very quickly for a 70 gal tank.

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Tractor Supply or Menards?

Edit: May have been Rural King not Tractor Supply.

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Mine was from Tractor supply. Atwoods is a place that carries it as well. Of course we can ship you some....

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So I'm a little more sure of what I want to do now. Doesnt mean I wont change my mind or come up with a different plan, but here it is.

1. I want to build a wooden canopy, as the tank sits lower and I have tiny humans. In the canopy I want to mount the light. I'm pretty sure I've been convinced to do an LED floodlight, the cost is MUCH lower than any light out there for a tank, and it appears easy and will do the job. I spoke with a few people who use these on all of their tanks and grow amazing planted tanks with them so thats not a concern.

2. Substrate. Still up in the air as to what I'll use, to be honest. Low price is key, so safe-t-zorb is one of the top ideas... I've used play sand in so many tanks but i prefer the dark look. Concern is will all plants, specifically dwarf baby tears, grow in it? To be researched.

3. Will be doing CO2, I have a few things from the old set up to replace but not much.

4. Stocking...NO idea yet. Open to suggestions and thoughts.
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Mine was from Tractor supply. Atwoods is a place that carries it as well. Of course we can ship you some....
Yeah, but how do you ship 50-100 pounds of sand in a cost effective manner? I remember having Ben ship me some safe-t-sorb so I could try it out a while ago. Shipping was more than the contents, and that stuff is light. I'm concerned it would be cheaper to pay the LFS cost on sand at that point.
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