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    New Tank

    So now that I broke down the 20G long tank, I now have room for this 33G long tank. I'll use the Marineland canister that was used for circulation in my saltwater setup. If I get a good deal on fish I'll set this up soon, or I may just try a long shrimp/bushynose only tank.

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    On that note, I need to pick up a length of plywood because this stand is only 47.5 inches across for some reason...

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    Nice looking tank... love the profile.
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    I love how the length of the tank makes it look so much bigger than 33 gallons! I have wanted one like this to put shellies in, what kind of shrimp are you thinking?
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    I'd probably just transfer the brightest of my Red Cherries in there and let them breed with no predators in there.

    I have no camopy for this, so I think I'll check out Ikea for some clip on lamps.

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    A few changes in the plan have happened. My Fluval 404 in my big tank had a cascading failure (impeller cover broke, valve seals started leaking, valve lever broke and finally the clamp area on the housing broke) so I had to move the Marineland upstairs to support the Fluval 206 also running in the tank. I have a large Aquaclear so I transferred the 404 media into it including the foam to kick start the 33 long. I also rinsed the sand very thoroughly that was in the 20 long marine tank and it's good to go.

    While browsing kijiji I found an ad looking to trade a few Fairy Cichlids for live plants. I have no shortage of that, so I went for it. Don't mind the light, I'll be getting something better from Ikea later.

    Also, I have half a dozen Fluval 303s, so if the AC doesn't quiet down soon after having been in storage a long time, one of those may end up doing tge duty.

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    Where do u get that tank and how much

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    Thanks. I'm not 100% set on the decor yet, I have a few boxes of fake plants and other things that may get swapped out until I like the final layout. The tank was actually given to me by somebody getting out of the hobby.

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    So the fairies are VERY timid, perhaps because they are more of a schooling fish than other cichlids and I have only 3, but whenever there is any movement in the rec room they go into hiding in a hurry. I'm second guessing my choice of fish, perhaps a cory only tank like I was thinking first would be a better fit.

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    I like my 48 inch grow lamp in the big tank that I got an identical one for rge little tank. The fairies are gone and I put a half dozen of my baby Bristle Noses in there, I'll take the reddest of my shrimp to put in there as well. Somebody on Kijiji was giving away a half dozen corys and I missed my chance to get those...

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