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Ok, so I just found an 80 gallon on Craigslist that we would seriously consider, EXCEPT that it's not pictured with a stand. I messaged the seller to see if they have one, but I figure not or they'd have it pictured too. So what do you put your 80 gallon on? I know it's going to be HEAAAVY. (A nice $300-400 stand is not in the picture for us, obviously or I wouldn't be asking) and the only diy thing I can find online involves cinderblocks and plywood, and that's not going to fly here either. We need something in-between! More importantly, am I stupid for even thinking I could handle a tank that size? We've had a fish for exactly 4 weeks... But this is a hobby that both my husband and I are finding we're interested in, and it seems smarter to just go big and skip all the in-between stuff maybe? However, we would probably not just walk into a store and buy an 80 gallon, this specific tank is a good deal.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgCycmudb5I&feature=youtu.be I love my new tank. As far as cycling goes, I will follow a moderator's advice. This is the moderator's plan of action for me. 1) Go with over the counter BB's in a bottle. 2) Do the "long" cycle. 3) Panic if cycle is not going well by Jan 1st. 4) Beg some one for BB's in the mail.
My forty gallon will be on a computer desk exactly like this. I bought this desk new last year. I think it will be ok. Does anyone see problems with my stand? You cant tell by the picture but the table has six feet altogether.
tonight OBIO (Tim) gave the 55 a good cleaning.................will hopefully get a vid. tomorrow, since I am to short to clean properly Tim cleaned the 55 for me.................. He stated that this month he will get the wood and supplies and start building the stand !! I can't wait to be able to reach again...................but he did a real good job for me and my girls..............lol It's starting to get chilly at night here so I had him plug in the heater tonight also.....................can't have the girls (GF) chilly ............lol Anyway if all goes well soon I will be able to post pics of the new stand..............He was going to build something "fancy" for me but I wanted something plain so I can hurry up and "git er done"...................lol