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    Posted: March 13 2018 at 7:37pm


So my 135 cube is coming tomorrow and I just realized a problem. How do I get this thing in the house?

It’s 36 x 36 x 36. Our front door and back door is 36 inches.

Anyone have any ideas?

I know something I should have thought of before ordering it.
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Big window and take out the glass? You can cut the door frame out and then rehang it....
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Post a pic of both doors?
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Well if in fact its a 135 gallin cubr it should be 36 x 36 x 24 H and you turn it on its side and slide it in with out much problem since the door is 36 wide
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Your right!

For whatever reason I was thinking it was 36 deep.

Problem solved!

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I have a 135 and when I bought it the stand was too high to fit out the door. If I would have realized how hard it was going to be to move it I would have passed on the deal. I would recommend that you make your stand short enough to fit out the door. That means that your stand will have to be shorter. (if the stand is already made then your problem is not solved).  Trust  me, one day you will move or sell the tank and the last thing you will want to do is rebuild the stand or tear apart the house. If that is a picture of your setup packaged to ship. it is not a 135. That front panel is square. It would be more like 200 gal if it is 3x3x3 and that stand has some wide trim. You might be taking out a window to get that beast into the house. 



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Did they gift wrap and put a bow on your pallet? So rad. 
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Ok. Tank is 36 x 36 x 24. No issues there.

Stand is though 36 x 36 x 36 so problem remains.

And yes they gift wrapped it and put a bow on it.

They have been great to work with.
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Pic of the door frame?
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Originally posted by WildBill WildBill wrote:

Pic of the door frame?
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Originally posted by sabeypets sabeypets wrote:

Big window and take out the glass? You can cut the door frame out and then rehang it....
You still have these options...take out a window or a door. if you decide on a door I would pull pull the back door, NOT the big front door.

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Originally posted by sabeypets sabeypets wrote:

Originally posted by sabeypets sabeypets wrote:

Big window and take out the glass? You can cut the door frame out and then rehang it....
You still have these options...take out a window or a door. if you decide on a door I would pull pull the back door, NOT the big front door.


I think window would be the easiest. How easy is it to take out window panes. It’s a fairly new home built in 2008.
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Im not a window expert but no one has responded yet. You can remove some windows without removing the frame but I think that is mostly for windows that open and it is unlikely that you have a large enough opening with a window like that. If you have to take the window frame out then that is usually an involved process. There are tabs on the outside of your window that nail into the house. These tabs hide under the siding of your home. So in order to remove the window you will need to pull back the siding. In fact you will likely need to remove all the siding from that whole wall. If it is a small wall then it should not be too bad but if it is half of your house that would be quite the under taking. I think the door would be easier. Most of the time you just remove the trim on the inside and pop out the casing. I don't know how handy you are but both options can be harder than they seem and you should know what you are doing. Maybe a window company can come help you take it out. I don't  know what it will cost. 
If anyone wants to add to this or correct me that is fine. 

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If you have vinyl windows, prolly a bigger pain than you want. Movable window won’t be a problem, stationary one will be. Pulling the door frame would be easier all the way around. I’ve been in the construction industry for around 40 yrs. like Sabeypets said, pull the back door.
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I don't mess with glass, you would have to call somewhere like Jones paint and glass. I'm guessing they would have to pull the window frame. pulling the door frame would be easier for me.
Another option might be to get a hold of Driftwood Furniture and see if it's recommend to pull the trim off the stand. There again it would be easier for me to pull the door frame than risk the finish on the stand.
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Anyone interested in coming over and helping me yank the back door?
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I can tomorrow. I’ll bring my nail gun and compressor too.

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How did it go? How does the tank look 
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Originally posted by knowen87 knowen87 wrote:

How did it go? How does the tank look 


After FaceTiming Bill so he could get a good look at it it was decided we would try the window. The way the back door is built the entire frame would need to come out.

Currently the tank is still in the garage. 😖
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Ouch. That's not what you wanted to hear. It is a hard tank to get into your house but the 3x3 footprint does allow for some interesting aquascapes. I did the same thing with another tank of mine. I built the stand by myself and I thought I had everything measured right. When I went to put it in the house I realized that some Trim stuck out too far and it didn't fit. I had to tear off all the trim to get it through the door. It can be easy to forget.
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