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  1. Thanks everyone, new tank excitement has the best of me and i cant sleep.

    The guy said he was upgrading to a 400g if you can believe that. I would love to know the dimensions.

    The stand is almost 40" tall. Tank will be filtered by two fx5s and possibly a sump eventually.

  2. So I found a sweet deal on a 'used' 220g tank. The previous owner had it for three months then decided to sell it to upgrade.

    The tank is 72"x30"x24", thick glass, super reinforced center brace. Even though the tank weighs a ton, my cousin and I moved it very easily.

    The killer part is waiting for the carpet to be removed and floors be put in before I can set up the tank.

    Looking at roughly two weeks before the tank sees water again. :(

    Here it is on the truck:


    I have a lot of layouts shifting around in my mind.... hope i can find the right decor when the time cones.


    The stand needs to be stripped and re stained, and I love the height!

  3. Today is the day. Will be pucking up the tank around 2pm. Sadly, the appointment for the floors to get done was delayed, and the aquarium stand was not as nice as I had hoped, so I will have to re paint.

    So the tank wont be set up until a week or two from now, depending on the floors.

    All fine by me, I will take my time on the stand.

  4. Looking at the cost of two 150g tanks, it makes more sense to just get my dream tank, a 300g.

    Aquarium Masters (local tank fabricator) offers two sizes: 96x24"x30, or a 360g 96"x30"x30"

    Ive kept aquariums for years including a 180g, im very comfortable with the ammount of maintenance required.

    I also am familiar with managing goldfish waste, however this setup is most likely going to have substrate.

    Crazy I know, but bi weekly thurough gravel vacs, and weekly 80% water changes are well worth the awe of a large community of goldfish monsters IMHO.

    Whether I go with dual 150's or a single 300 - 360 behemoth, this tank will be my masterpiece.

  5. Thanks for the help guys. I will definitely be within the 10-20g per fish rule of thumb.

    I am planning to keep the large tank in my bedroom and still debating with my gf what size tank we can fit in the living room.

    Originally I wanted 110g in the living room, but we might be restricted to 65g.

    I want the fish to grow huge but I want the tank to look full too.

    I will be monitoring water quality tightly especially as they grow and increase water changes accordingly.

  6. PEARLIES!!! :krazy: AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!! Oh I just wanna hop in the tank and start kissing each of their precious little heads!!! Gawd I've never even seen a ranchu in person! Serg, how comfortable is your couch? :D

    Hahaha yes they are cute, youve never seen a ranchu?!?! Hooevyou do soon. The adorableness of a fancy goldfish's swimming style is augmented in ranchu.

    Here is a jumbo ryu selling for 29 at an lfs called Azusa Pets

    I really liked its long tail. There was a big oranda in there too.


    So like umm... wheres the burmese python? LOL

    Hahaha nice catch :)

  7. Stopped by Pet Center in Monterey Park CA. Another good spot to check out in the socal area for goldfish lovers. They carry aquarium masters brand aquariums too. I love their company logo, a red cap oranda :). They are a socal aquarium fabrication company and use black silicone on their tanks. Looks awesome.

    Large Orandas, $20 each:



    Ranchu, $30 each i think.


    Neat butterfly:


    Short tail ryukins:



    Pearlscales, some with developing crowns:








    Pond comets/commons outside:


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