The tank is now in place and has substrate. I ran out of working time tonight and will have to finish tomorrow. I am lucky to have a 6'8" 320lbs brother in law to help me move these tanks around.
I pulled all of the plants out earlier today because I knew it would make it pretty murky, but it would still be a lot easier to catch everyone.
Here is the parting shot of the 90. It is now up for sale, tank, stand and jungle wall for $300.
These are just quick shots, so they are not great, but here it is in place with sand around the edges.
Here is one of my experiments for this tank. I have mineralized soil in most of the tank and I used hydroton to build up a slope in the back left corner. I think it will do a good job holding its slope and keeping the sand in place. I will add some rocks to also help support it.
This is where I had to end for the night. I added the sand cap. The slope is a little bit more than it looks in the picture.
It is starting to come together. I wish I could have had more time to work on it today. I had an unemployment meeting this after noon, and then we all went boating with my in-laws tonight. The boating was not on the calender when I planned the switch.
Holy cow, man this is looking great! I love the stand. and is that the huge chunk of lace rock on the wall there? It's dwarfed in there!
That is the biggest piece of lace rock. I really like the tank. I wish I could fill it all the way. The back drop is showing some promise, but the water function is a lot louder than I was expecting. And man do I have a lot of glosso.
I have some preliminary shots of the tank with most of the plants in the water and the fish back as well. I have only planted half of the glosso I have, and still have to plant the emergent and wall plants too. I don't have that as clear in my mind yet. But that is not as urgent as the under water stuff was. The discus didn't like their day an a half in the rubbermaid tote.
I actually like the look of it. If only it was a rimless! Is that an atuto misiting system or something at the top with all the pvc pipes?
Thanks. Rimless would be nice, but very expensive and I would have to run lights from an elevated position as well. It is difficult to run lights that can grow plants at the substrate level and not fry the plants on the wall.
It isn't a misting system, more of a trickle system. One of the canister returns goes to a spraybar just below the rim of the tank. Then there is a pump to a spray bar at the top of the back drop that will run on a timer to water several times a day.