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post #1 of 58 (permalink) Old 12-06-2016, 06:05 PM Thread Starter
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75g Bar Top build

Hi guys, wanted to share progress as I make it with this one. Moved into a new house and finally getting around to some of the reno/projects I've been wanting to now that some of the more important ones are finished.

This is the first piece of a built-in bar with the tank as a focal point. May be building an island later if room allows.

Bar is just over 8' long, 24" deep. Tank is 44" from ground.






Just poured the concrete for the countertop so I'll post back when that's dry and on top.

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post #2 of 58 (permalink) Old 12-06-2016, 06:58 PM
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Very nice so far. It'll be a focal point for sure! What are you planning on stocking it with?
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Very nice...can't wait to see where this goes.
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Nice build!
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Really nice, can't wait to see this finished.

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pretty sick lay out. If it were me though I would get a much much bigger tank with that amount of space
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post #9 of 58 (permalink) Old 12-07-2016, 01:17 AM
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Really interested to see how you run the plumping for your filtration.
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post #11 of 58 (permalink) Old 12-07-2016, 12:55 PM Thread Starter
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Very nice so far. It'll be a focal point for sure! What are you planning on stocking it with?
Haven't fully decided yet. Would like a big school of tetra's. As for plants I am in the same boat. I currently have a 36g bow with some various plants like val, crypts, mosses and a large sword which I'll likely use here.


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Really interested to see how you run the plumping for your filtration.
The plumbing will run down the sides to underneath the tank. I haven't yet cut the 2.5" strips that will go around the upper cabinet to hide these.
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Subscribed - I am very interested to see how this progresses!! I really like your idea and the way you have the tank elevated above the bar area. I always hate that with standard tank stands- the tank is always so low you have to bend over at the hip to see anything!
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Counter is on. Needs some grouting and then sealed. I have to cut the sides for the lid and crown moulding. Then make doors and sand and paint everything. Going with black.




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post #15 of 58 (permalink) Old 01-01-2017, 05:03 PM Thread Starter
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Some more progress. Cut the wood I picked out and have an idea of what I'm looking to do with it so I will pick up some organic soil and start on the scape tomorrow when stores open.

Going to get building my LED light today and pick out some plants to order. Any suggestions on plants? Looking for a nice low-ish maintenance carpet plant as well.


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