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    williemcd

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    Salt tanks.

    Post by williemcd on Thu Jun 16, 2011 11:19 pm

    I wrote earlier about my good fortune but wouldn't share the price because I was going to sell them via CL.. but.. So.. I paid 700.00 for the following: 155G fresh tank/stand/lights/sump/UV etc, 230G with all plus a chiller, 2 9G 1/4 cylinders complete and a 144G 1/2 cylinder complete.. That's for the tanks.. Plus a 50 foot pond hosting about 60 Koi ranging in size from 5-6 up to 16 inches.. Very nice Koi I might add.. oh.. the pond also had two fountains... one 7 feet tall which is 3 marlin tail walking and each spouting water and the other was a 5 foot american eagle coming in for a grab on two fish (each spouting water)... Plus a pump that is feeding a 8 foot waterfall and the two fountains 45 feet away.. I'm guessing it's at least 10K gph.... oh.. plus two big filters with their own pumps...Sold the 2 fountains.. I'm in the black.. sold 12 Koi.. very black.. went to get more Koi.. 51 are floating.... The cops showed up and we all think someone poisoned the pond.. Did manage to rescue 4 6-7 inchers...
    And I still have the tanks to hump out starting tomorrow!...
    My wife thought I was crazy to suggest it.. and now reluctantly acknowledges that it wasn't such a hairbrained scheme... Bill in Va.
    Anyone want me to post pics? Bill Still in Va.

    mike205

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    Re: Salt tanks.

    Post by mike205 on Thu Jun 16, 2011 11:24 pm

    nice
    do you have a pic of the pond and tanks would like to see
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    williemcd

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    Re: Salt tanks.

    Post by williemcd on Thu Jun 16, 2011 11:31 pm

    Thought you'd never ask! LOL

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    Ben

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    Re: Salt tanks.

    Post by Ben on Thu Jun 16, 2011 11:36 pm

    What thats all the pics?
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    Fern
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    Re: Salt tanks.

    Post by Fern on Thu Jun 16, 2011 11:39 pm

    Load it up with pics Bill!
    That sucks about the poisoning of the fish Evil or Very Mad
    Good job on the wheel and dealing!
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    FishVixen
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    Re: Salt tanks.

    Post by FishVixen on Thu Jun 16, 2011 11:42 pm

    Boy I would have grabbed the 1/2 cylinder 144 gal.
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    williemcd

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    Re: Salt tanks.

    Post by williemcd on Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:14 am

    I thought I had posted the pics but can't find them!...So... 155G fresh:
    144G 1/2 Cyl...
    92G 1/4 cyl:
    Fish Kill (I thought some might have some life when netting them so I took them back to my house and hosted them in a pond liner Vix left behind for me.. hoping one would pull through)... None Did... 2,000 worth of fish I now find out!
    Cops on the scene of the crime:
    They had 3 units there including animal control. Took water samples and turned it over to the States attorney.... trying to figure out what statue to pursue.. .My guess.. the circular file...
    One last one with my ugly mug posing with the fountain:
    The bitterest taste in my mouth is not the loss of 2K worth of fish but seeing them all floating belly up.. terrible way to go... Bill in Va.

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    FishVixen
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    Re: Salt tanks.

    Post by FishVixen on Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:26 am

    I want all the tanks!!!!!!! WWAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!..........., You can put them in the mail for me. LOL

    People can be cruel I know you and I'm sure you had that pit in your stomach when you seen it. Sad
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    williemcd

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    Re: Salt tanks.

    Post by williemcd on Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:38 am

    In retrospect it was reassuring that my immediate reaction was for the fish.... The money can be made up.. the fish doesn't have a 2nd chance... But it would have been nice to pay a couple of months worth of mortgage!.. Bill in Va.
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    williemcd

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    Re: Salt tanks.

    Post by williemcd on Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:41 am

    Oh.. I've since have humped about 4 tons of rock out of that enclousure.. luckily it's but 1/2 mile away from me... but now.. tomorrow.. the back hoe is showing up at 10:00 to scrape what rock I left to fill the void and pour cement over it.. I've got to be there in the early a.m. to pull the pumps and filters... Oh.. forgot.. picked up a string of 6 underwater lights from there with a big ole control unit!... Aquatic Designs.... Bill in Va.
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    Re: Salt tanks.

    Post by FishVixen on Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:58 am

    Wow Nelly!!!.......... lights with a control unit! That's a pretty penny!
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    Fern
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    Re: Salt tanks.

    Post by Fern on Fri Jun 17, 2011 1:16 am

    The stands and canopy's on those tanks are spiffy!
    Them poor koi Sad people are so cruel sometimes Sad

    mike205

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    Re: Salt tanks.

    Post by mike205 on Fri Jun 17, 2011 11:41 am

    very nice find
    i hope you find your suspect

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