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post #16 of 59 (permalink) Old 05-01-2010, 11:43 PM
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WOW! very nice setup. I could only dream of a 180 and youve got yours in the wall, nice!
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Wow! Im suprised your wife let you do this.
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That is one awesome tank! I love when aquariums are installed in the wall like that so you can clearly see 3 sides of the tank.


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WOW thats awesome how you have it so you can see around the corner. Hot setup!
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Great build thanks for sharing! Nice drywall work as well though a some 1/4 round would look nice along the ceiling to finish it off. Is this a stick built home or manufactured?
The tank and scape are beautiful and just pop with its location.
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Any update on this? 2 year old thread...

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Chad..you know how it goes..15 gallon turns into a 32, then an 86 which is huge compared to the 15. Then you get to the point that your house choice is dictated by the size of tank you want.
Vadim... my wife is almost as fanatical as I am... she's just glad she doesn't have to do anything to it.
AZFishkid... the corner was not what I initially planned- I wanted a longer tank flush on the face only, with the doorway on the left. Glad I did it this way.
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Nate McFin Great build thanks for sharing! Nice drywall work as well though a some 1/4 round would look nice along the ceiling to finish it off. Is this a stick built home or manufactured?
The tank and scape are beautiful and just pop with its location.
I should really get some fresh pics up. Crown molding and baseboard was finished about a month after my last post. Truly did finish off the look. Stick built, on concrete slab.
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Ha, you know what's funny? I saw the thread title and thought 'Sweet! Someone else has a 180 inwall- I gotta check this out!' I was somewhat disappointed to see my own tank. I've had a sudden multiple mortality this last week see here . All happy and thriving for 2 years prior to that.
You know, it's time for a major rescape anyways. Plant wise, I'm down to java fern, moss, and tiger lotus. Big plec ate everything else. Still pretty heavily planted, just boring now. I'm on holidays in a couple weeks, so I'll do something to it then. Thanks for all the comments everybody. The kick in the pants (read: motivation) I needed. Thanks!

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32g tall eclipse3, fluval403, with a handful of bristlenose plecs.180gallon corner in-wall build journal
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Ha, you know what's funny? I saw the thread title and thought 'Sweet! Someone else has a 180 inwall- I gotta check this out!' I was somewhat disappointed to see my own tank.
ROFL that's hilarious!

Sorry to hear about your rainbows, though... I've not no clue either- really weird!

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I just discovered this today. Really a beautiful tank installation, unlike any I have seen before. After 2 years of living with it, what would you do different if you started over? And, how has it been doing maintenance on it?

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I just discovered this today. Really a beautiful tank installation, unlike any I have seen before.
Thanks Hoppy. I'm still awestruck at how beautiful it turned out, installed on the corner like that.
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After 2 years of living with it, what would you do different if you started over? And, how has it been doing maintenance on it?
You hit the nail on the head. I can't for the life of me figure out how to get that 'wow' factor of a flush mount without sacrificing ease of maintenance, which on this tank is indeed brutal. Pruning is trial and error, mostly error. I'm down to mostly java fern and moss now. Lotus was easy to keep, until my plec discovered a taste for it. Catching a fish is impossible. If I were to do a tank this size again, inwall like this, it would be mostly hardscape. I imagine a narrower tank, maybe 12 inches front to back would be easier, but it really is difficult to stay on top of, without falling in. This is where the miniature mermaid would come in handy. Accessibility from the front would mean giving up the clean sexy look of this type of install. And my apologies for neglecting this thread

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32g tall eclipse3, fluval403, with a handful of bristlenose plecs.180gallon corner in-wall build journal
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I like the placement of the tank and the new drywall and wood trim makes it look so fresh and clean. The tank looks very nice as well with a good volume of plants, is the tank viewed only 2 or 3 sides?

With all the paneling in the other room you could have made a removable panel above the tank to deal with maintenance.

Did you ever find the motivation???
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Wow, that really is amazing! Must look fantastic in real life. What fish do you have in there now?

I am planning a 6 foot tank and would appreciate you sharing a plumbing diagram and/ or pictures. I would also like to create a semi-automatic WC system plumbed into my canister.
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looks nice and clean....great job


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