Discussion in 'Member Tanks' started by redfishbluefish, Jan 12, 2016.
Sheesh. It will be worth the wait, I’m sure.
I'm like a five year old at Christmas time.....I just received the verification e-mail from Glass Cages....this Saturday at 5PM I'm picking up the new tank!!! WOO HOO!
When my tank started to leak and fail, my first thoughts were replacing the tank by transferring everthing over to the new tank. Since the delivery has been delayed twice, I've had time to give it more thought and have decided to do a Do-Over ....something that was commonly yelled when growing up in the 60's and playing games with other neighborhood kids. My tank is over ten years old, has softies that have taken over the tank, and in addition, a nice crop of aiptasia. So it's time to start all over. I began by pulling out the seven salt buckets of rocks I have:
I set up a table and drew out the dimensions of the tank. My current rock structure is more or less the Berlin Wall. My wishes now are to open it up. This is my first shot, that took all of three minutes. I'm taking this first go as a starting point.
The next step will be bleaching the rock. I don't believe in acid dipping. The only thing that does is give you less rock.
I also realize this Do-Over will add 1 1/2 to 2 months to the change over because of curing and cycling the rock. Just wished I came to this conclusion in December....the rock would be about ready by now!
New tank has landed. Here it is dumped inside the front door of the house. WooHoo. Now the fun begins.
Looks well built! Good luck with the instal Paul!
Thanks Kevin. I'm aware Glass Cages had mixed reviews, but I must say, upon first inspection, I'm impressed......and extremely happy. That said, the pick up was a bit scary, watching the drive drag other tanks around the back of the truck. Luckily my tank was in the front corner of the truck, still strapped to the side of the truck. FYI, one guy there, his tank wasn't on the truck. If that would have happened to me.......
Having to start all over again building my new tank, I've decided to continue this journey with a new thread, which can be found here:
RFBF's 90 Gallon Déjà vu All Over Again
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