Oops...been ignoring this again
@150EH, Thanks for that. Quite pleased with it visually. Viewable from 2 sides only. I did have it open from the back, but I didn't like how much light spilled out behind the tank, and since it was mostly plants and plumbing at the back, I closed it in with floor to ceiling black curtains behind it. The lights are mounted so that they lift out of the way for easier access to the tank. Next is cctv so that I can see what is happening from the front when I prune and 'scape.
@jart, the fish stocking is listed in my sig also. Funny thing about the plumbing, I just deleted most of those pics off the forum, lol. I'll see if I can find something to post again or email you. I have a 40gallon rubbermaid bin between the tank and the wall that I condition water in. I ran a single run of PVC pipe from the laundry sink in the next room to the tank. I have a T and valve off of it to fill the bin, and the same coming off to go to the outflow side of the FX5. Also a T and valve system coming from the bin to the inflow side of the FX5. Takes 3 or 4 minutes to drain 35 gallons or so using the filter pump to push it out to the laundry sink, and about the same to refill from the bin the same way. I open the bin fill valve to let the air in to empty the pipe, then fill the bin for next time. Confusing to read, simple to look at. Leave it with me, lol I will show you what I mean.
@NJAquaBarren: I really wish I hadn't deleted the rest of the pics from this build, lol. As with jart, I will see if I can re-post.
@DogFish: The drywall is all mold/mildew resistant, wood is all coated with marine varnish. I also have glass tops and a de-humidifier that rarely turns on.
I will look for more pics to update this thread with. Thanks all!
4/26/2012, lost the finest man. Rest easy Pops...
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180g, Fluval FX5, 404, 128watts t-8, low tech, heavily planted, with Albino and reg bristlenose plecs, Congo tetras, Amanos, a herd of Corydoras Sterbai, Boesmanis, a big old common plec, & Otos. 32g tall eclipse3, fluval403, with a handful of bristlenose plecs.180gallon corner in-wall build journal