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PostSubject: Taking down my 75 gallon.   Tue Sep 15, 2015 4:58 pm

My 75 gallon tank is coming down today. I've already taken out most of the plants and bagged them up. The wood is in a pile drying. I'm in the middle of getting the fish ready to move out. So ... much more to do.

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PostSubject: Re: Taking down my 75 gallon.   Tue Sep 15, 2015 5:52 pm

Deb - are you downsizing or changing the aquascape and inhabitants?

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PostSubject: Re: Taking down my 75 gallon.   Wed Sep 16, 2015 9:34 am

Hi, Tracey. We are moving (just up the road) and I need to move some things out of the house. The difficult decision was made when I realized I could set up a bigger SA catfish tank at the new place!

I donated the fish to the upcoming JRAS fall auction (I'll post something about the JRAS auction soon. The PVAS auction currently has the spotlight.)

David Sombach came by yesterday to collect all the fish for the auction. We had a great time talking fish and bagging up, but it is sad to see (especially) my little plecos go!

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PostSubject: Re: Taking down my 75 gallon.   Wed Sep 16, 2015 2:22 pm

Congrats on the new house. It's neat that you found a way to re-home the fish. Good luck on setting up the new tank. I know you are looking forward to it... Hello

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PostSubject: Re: Taking down my 75 gallon.   Wed Sep 16, 2015 10:14 pm

Bittersweet for sure Deb, both the housing move and the disassembly of the 75 - in both situations you are losing a good friend but gaining an exciting future.

I know you really enjoyed your 75 and I look forward to seeing your new catfish sanctuary - make sure it's the first "thing" set up in the new diggs - we don't want to wait too long to see your new set up  Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Taking down my 75 gallon.   Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:55 am

@JohnnyAMH, @thegundog, thanks for the good thoughts! Very Happy      

Of the 9 clown plecos (Panaqolus maccus) that went off with David, three are 6 years old, three are 5 years old, and one is at least 3 years old.  The age of the remaining two is not clear but they look to me to be about two years old.  

Of the nine, seven can be sexed and David is going to attempt to pair a male and female to an auction lot, that is, one bag with a presumed male and female.  This should be a big hit with buyers, it seems to me, as sexing plecos in general is not that easy and most buy six in the hopes of getting a pair.

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PostSubject: Re: Taking down my 75 gallon.   Thu Sep 17, 2015 11:33 am

@Deb congrats on the new house.  Good luck with the new tank.
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PostSubject: Re: Taking down my 75 gallon.   Thu Sep 17, 2015 1:38 pm

Deb, what about your Tanganyikan shelldweller setup? I hope the move goes well.

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PostSubject: Re: Taking down my 75 gallon.   Thu Sep 17, 2015 7:00 pm

Thanks, @verbal! All is going well on the new house front.  My new catfish tank will be set up on a 6-foot "lowboy" stand of black iron.  I traded an older Coralife light fixture for it!

@Donald, the Lake Tang tank is safe!  The listing agent thought it, and the 55 Asian tank, were okay to keep set up as is.  Actually he liked all of the tanks but the room shows better with fewer. Neutral

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