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jmunroe replied the topic: Re:Got my utility sink installed....

That island is screaming "put a tank here!" Take the top off, put down a piece of foam on the cement, land a big tank right there. I like the idea of a heavily planted 75 with tetras, rams and small variety of pleco in that room too. Rams are an awesome cichlid and so full of life. One of my favs.

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Strippers in a stingray tank ?


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Darth Nandopsis wrote: OR......you could put a stripper pole.....add a 3-tap system, liquor cabinet, & hey now, you've got something there. :evil:


Let me run that by my wife and see what she thinks. :woohoo:

Thanks, everyone, for the ideas. Yea, I'll eventually put a *big* tank there on that island.

I'll study up on Rams for the 75 gal. That, plus a big school of tetras in a planted tank sounds cool.

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Suprd71 replied the topic: Got my utility sink installed....

Big plans Doug, I like it! 75g... Bosemani Rainbows. Very nice. African tank? Very colorful. Batch of Tetras with plants would be great as well. Single cichlid of the nasty variety? Red Devil, Tex, Festae? And, I totally concur with Jack for that island.. just screams Doviiiiiiiiiiii!!!


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Suprd71 wrote: Big plans Doug, I like it! 75g... Bosemani Rainbows. Very nice. African tank? Very colorful. Batch of Tetras with plants would be great as well. Single cichlid of the nasty variety? Red Devil, Tex, Festae? And, I totally concur with Jack for that island.. just screams Doviiiiiiiiiiii!!!


No single nasty cichlid in the 75 gal. I want multiple fish in there.

Tell me more about an African tank. I know nothing about Africans. My tap water PH is high. Going higher than 75 gallons for that space is within the realm of possibility.

So....African tank...or large planted community tank.

As for the island......that will take some thought....and a lot of $$, but I want it done, and done in a big way.

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Suprd71 replied the topic: Got my utility sink installed....

Although I recently sold all my Africans because I wanted the tank for another Oscar, I did enjoy them. Much more colorful than Sa/Ca. You could have easily a dozen or more in a 75g, just avoid the bigger Malawi Mbuna. Literally thousands of flavors, tough fish, relatively easy to care for. Never was real knowledgeable on them, kinda fell into them as a friend gave me a few, but as time went on I added more and put in progressively bigger tanks. Its an option and easy to find. Not a plant fan.. they belong in the ground outside!


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Rocksor replied the topic: Got my utility sink installed....

Sub-tropical aquarium. No need for heater since they can exist in temps in the low 60s. Here's a list of readily available community fish

Paradise gourami
Pepper cories
Rosy barbs
Buenos Aires tetras
Bristlenose pleco
Gymnogeopahgus balzanii
Danios
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robham7770 replied the topic: Got my utility sink installed....

That is an awesome space, can't wait to see what you do with it!

If you plan on a lot of tanks, before you tackle the paint and other stuff, I would consider placement and availability of electrical outlets. It might be worthwhile to add some circuits before you get too far along. What is the temp like down there? I have spent a ton of money heating my 7 garage tanks this winter.
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robham7770 wrote: That is an awesome space, can't wait to see what you do with it!

If you plan on a lot of tanks, before you tackle the paint and other stuff, I would consider placement and availability of electrical outlets. It might be worthwhile to add some circuits before you get too far along. What is the temp like down there? I have spent a ton of money heating my 7 garage tanks this winter.


Thanks!

Probably no more than two or three tanks, unless I go completely off the deep end. ;)

I'll definitely have to add a circuit to that island. Sucks that I don't have a dropped ceiling. Perhaps there is some way do external wiring along the ceiling and not have it look too bad.

The temp down there stays about two or three degrees cooler than upstairs (65-70 F). The basement is not closed off from the upstairs. There are stairs going from the basement up into our kitchen, and they are open with no door. There is also a small, probably 12 inch, vent hole between the basement ceiling and our living room floor. The basement is also connected to the same central heat & air system that our upstairs uses.

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I like jacks plan


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