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Old 02/09/2007, 09:46 PM
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Tank too big for room!-Now what?

I just put the stand for my new 150g in the living room and realized this sucker looks huge in this room. I don't know if I want in there now. My wife is definately not thrilled. Has anyone had this problem before? What do I do now? The basement has plenty of room for it but we don't use it that much. I wanted this to go in a higher traffic area.
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Old 02/09/2007, 09:49 PM
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Thats nothing wait till your aquarium is so big it has to come in through the window cause it cant fit through the door. Family wasnt too happy about that one
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Old 02/09/2007, 09:51 PM
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Drag it out to the curb for the trash man to pick up!

But be sure you post you address and the exact time you plan to drag it out there here first. Then stand back and watch us line up in front of your house.
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Old 02/09/2007, 09:56 PM
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Yeah no walls had to be removed to get it in so she got of light. And if my wife had her way I would be marching it out to the curb. What to do now? This pretty much sucks!
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Old 02/09/2007, 09:57 PM
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I wish I had your problem. Maybe you could put it in the basement as a giant sump and pump it up to the living room where you can have a smaller tank packed full of fish.
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Old 02/09/2007, 10:01 PM
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The idea was to use the 90g I have as a sump in the basement and pump that back to the big tank. I paid quite a bit of money for the stand so I kind of want to use it.
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Old 02/09/2007, 10:03 PM
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Paint the stand the same as the walls, makes the tank look like its floating. Paint the back of the tank the same, everything will stand out alot less. Go to the jewlers and get a great v-day present. You might just get away with it!
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Old 02/09/2007, 10:11 PM
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Use the 150G as sump, get a smaller tank for display, use the remaining space beside the tank for a TV and play some reef video, and turns it off when she is home.
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Old 02/09/2007, 10:15 PM
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i like the valentine idea best. distraction will be key in this marital
situation. offer to let her pick the first fish and name it, with a little persuasion to chose a proper fish of course.
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Old 02/09/2007, 10:17 PM
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Buy a bigger house ? ! .
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Old 02/09/2007, 10:32 PM
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Give it some time...you just are not used to it yet.
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Old 02/09/2007, 10:33 PM
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Buy a bigger house ? ! .
Talk about distractions!
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Old 02/09/2007, 11:36 PM
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get rid of the couch, tv, coffee table, and any chairs you may have
the tank will appear smaller

or, aren't there colors to paint the walls to make the room look bigger?
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Old 02/10/2007, 02:10 AM
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I say fix up your basement, put the tank down there, and turn the basement into your "man cave".

I'd love to do something like that in my next house.
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Old 02/10/2007, 02:25 AM
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He he how would you like to explain this one. This is one of the ladies in the North Alabama Reef Clubs tanks. http://archive.reefcentral.com/forum...hreadid=615196
also there is another one here that has a nice setup as well byt the way both of these are consider aqaurium rooms.
http://archive.reefcentral.com/forum...74#post8037074
Those are always options
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Old 02/10/2007, 06:09 AM
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when my 560/g was delivered my wife freaked when 120x36x30 was hauled in through the front door. Now 6 months later I catch her looking and staring. Just give it some time.
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Old 02/10/2007, 06:36 AM
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Heck, when my tank turned out to too big and overwhelmed the bedroom I just kinda quietly "stored" it in the living room for a few days. When the family began commenting that it sorta looked pretty good out there I just gave them one of my best blank expressions and replied.... "you really think so?"

On top of that, since the bedroom now had this big empty space I wasted no time in contracting for this really sweet vivarium to fill up the space. Everyone was so busy watching me hook up the tank that they hardly noticed the tractor-trailer backing in a couple months later with yet another delivery.

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Old 02/10/2007, 07:32 AM
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Patience. My wife is slowly warming (maybe excepting) my 120. Although I didn't put it in "her" room. However, when it was first cycling and stinking up the house I was taking alot of heat.
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Old 02/10/2007, 07:37 AM
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Give her diamond earrings. That will make your tank look smaller.
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Old 02/10/2007, 07:49 AM
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Give it some time... when I first put a 180 in my condo, everyone thought it was too big. Now we actually wanna go bigger to cover the entire length of the wall..
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Old 02/10/2007, 08:58 AM
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Go BIG or go home!

Just give it time man.
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Old 02/10/2007, 01:10 PM
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You guys are gonna have me in the poor house- New house and diamond earings. I'm already working extra hours to pay for this tank- I'll never see my kids or the tank if I do all that stuff too.

I asked her about painting it the same color as the walls and she said that would look cheesy. Women!

I like know-it-alls idea just clear the room and make it tank only. That would be sweet but I would have a real rough time selling that one.

It's been there for a whole day now but she is still not happy. I'm screwed man!
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Old 02/10/2007, 01:19 PM
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its going to take more than a day... my fiance didnt start really looking at and enjoying my tank for almost a year... now i catch her staring in and watching the fish as much as i catch myself doing it...
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Old 02/10/2007, 01:31 PM
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Finish the basement and turn it into your ultimate man room. Bar, fish tank, pool table, entertainment center, etc, etc.
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Old 02/10/2007, 01:37 PM
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Quote:
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Give it some time...you just are not used to it yet.
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haha, In about a month or two you will be thinking how small it is.
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