JD here. I have been into loaches for probably 12 years and as with all good things, this too is coming to an end. I am done with fish tanks after some 2 decades in the hobby, it’s the end of an era. Therefore I am having an every thing must go sale, one of those going out of business deals:) Shari2 is going to take some stuff, but my primary item is the 90 gal tank. It’s all setup and planted and I would like to see someone take it as a whole system. This 90 was setup in 1997 and has been running ever since. That stand and hood are home made, and you may be able to see in the photos, they are furniture grade. The picture is a little to red, but you get the idea. There are 6 four foot tubes for lighting and a pressurized CO2 system. The plants are all live, and doing well, but I have been neglecting my duties lately and the overall arrangement is not as good looking as the last photos. The 90 is 48”*18”*24” tall and with the stand and hood the whole deal stands 57” tall. Because of the filters on the back, its 23 inches from the wall to the front of the tank. I have clowns, striata, nigroliniata, rostrate, Dario, sids, histionica and others.
Who ever buys this setup will also get a lifetime supply of miscellaneous stuff:) After collecting things for 20 years, there is quite a pile.
I have moved this tank once before without a death and can tell ya how to do it.
There are some photos here.
Let me know if you are interested, I am only polling local people since I want to sell it as a setup. I am also polling the loach board since I would prefer my loaches to go to and experienced loach keeper
I am north of Allentown PA. clownloachfan, MoonPye, Icewall42, chris1932, adamrf1126 are a few I thought may be interested, anyone else??
Clowns-6 is a group and more is never too many, providing the aquarium is large enough.
Mom to 3 humans, one dog, one cat, and many fish
Especially since i will be going to college in 2 years, and i dont even know what will happen with my current fish since my parents are planning to sell the house when i leave.
Too bad i cant bring my 96 gallon tank into my dorm room
I'm really sorry, and i wish you all the best in finding a great home for your tanks and your fish. If i were in a different situation, i would definitely take it but i cannot right now.
Clownloachfan, I understand and thanks for letting me know.
Mark, Thankyou. I will read the book with a smile and gloat over my photo in “print” and at the fact that I know the people that made it.
Monica, Sure thing. I also figured that the new child would trump a new tank:)
Adam, I understand. I moved a 35 hex and a 10 from college, that was a pain. I move the 90, 35, 2 20s a 5 and a 10 here, that blew! Good luck in school.
- Posts: 1640
- Joined: Sat Dec 02, 2006 12:41 pm
- Location: Round at the ends and Hi in the middle
You might try craigslist. I drove through Allentown a few times but it's quite a drive for me.
JD, you can also downgrade to a low-tech tank... Lower the lights, lighten the fish load a little and get rid of the high demanding plants (if any)... You can literally go for a year without changing the water. All you have to do is feed the fishes once a day and leave the lights on a timer.
Check out this guy's tank for insights.
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/photo ... pdate.html
mistergreen It is kind of like trying the leave the Mob:) I appreciate the ideas, but I am done. Shari has seen the tanks now, she can attest to the fact that I do very little with them anymore:) I think I rather enjoy creating them and despise maintaining them.
Sorry to hear you are moving on, you are truly an accomplished aquarist, and have been both an inspiration and an excellent source of information over the years. I hope you will leave your site up, as there is a TON of good fishkeeping, aquatic plant, algae avoidance, etc info there which has helped THOUSANDS of other aquarists over the years.
I would like to take this oppurtunity to personally THANK YOU, and wish you well in whatver other hobbies/endeavours you pursue in the future.
aka James (Western Canada)
Who is online
Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 59 guests