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Old 09-17-2017, 09:05 PM
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Starting over - My "new" 80

Hey Guys:

I have been around since just about the beginning of MR. While on here I started out with a used 55 Gallon tank to upgrading to a 180 with all of the trimmings then I downgraded to a used 40 gallon breeder.

Long story short, for the past 5 months I have been mostly home bound because I tore my achilles tendon in my left foot and tore a different tendon in my right foot. Add to that my other health issues and I am going batty.

My 40 never thrived. Too many issues- I am using a 15 Gallon tank as a sump with no baffles, so a major PITA to keep the skimmer calibrated, etc.

Soooo... My buddy changed his mind on his tank so I took it off his hands. Hopefully on Thursday or Friday I will be getting a few of my friends together to move it to my place (16 blocks away) with about 50 gallons of water, the sand, etc.

This tank is an 80 gallon that is practically new with a new sump.

I will keep this thread open to post photos and updates.

Question- Anyone on the UWS have any empty 5 gallon water jugs they would be willing to loan me? I have enough to transport about 15 gallons of water in addition to the sand and live rock.

***EDIT: I will be using this thread as a "journal" of my 80. Hopefully it will document my successes and failures. This time around I am taking it really slow and doing it right. No more shortcuts. If I need to add something I will wait until I can afford the best solution instead of settling.
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Old 09-18-2017, 07:44 AM
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Health issues & Starting over

If you can make water at home, I wouldn't worry too much about bringing all that water unless you need for rock/livestock transportation. The important bacteria will be in the rock and sand.
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Old 09-18-2017, 12:07 PM
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If you can make water at home, I wouldn't worry too much about bringing all that water unless you need for rock/livestock transportation. The important bacteria will be in the rock and sand.
YUP just go to home depot buy some big garbage cans and start making water now.
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Old 09-18-2017, 07:02 PM
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My mobility is really limited. Besides, the water has had zero "use". The tank has sat there with just the rock for 6 months. Rather transport it than spend two days mixing up water.
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I've transported water for moves before, its not fun.
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Old 09-19-2017, 07:57 AM
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I have as well. For this tank about half of the water was natural sea water bought in boxes. One of the reasons I don't want to just toss it.

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Old 09-21-2017, 09:16 AM
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Well, Murphy's law hit... My two friends that were supposed to help me out this Friday are unable to make it and I can't carry anything heavy or go up/down stairs. So probably won't be getting my new (used) tank anytime soon...
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Old 09-21-2017, 09:40 AM
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Ok, one of them uncancelled. ;-) Now to figure out how to do the impossible.
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Old 09-21-2017, 07:17 PM
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i do water change 60 gal. a week, ULN , if you like PM i will give some 5 gal. water buckets (5-6= 30 Gal.) i leave in Park Av. by 59 st. lmk. before Sat. morning.
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Old 10-04-2017, 08:31 AM
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Plumbing completed. Now to add live rock, finish aquascape and get new lights! (Can't afford the lights right now, but definitely soon!)



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