I love the aesthetics of ADA's rimless tank, they are also quite practical for the gardener. I liked the look of the stand as well. I bought a smaller 60p and really liked the over all display, I am not overly fond of the lily pipes and am surprised I have not broken them yet(2 so far).
For the 120 Gal, I wanted a shallower tank than the 24" depth. I chose 18" as a nice middle ground. The front to back depth was increased to 30". the seam and rimless bevel was done by a guy in LA, Charlie and the fish tank factory, Lemar also does a similar custom job upon request and they sell via LFS's if folks are interested ,Charlie will sell direct, but you need to pick it up.
Nice guy and took care of the needs.
2nd tank I've bought from him.
This one is the nicest.
The stand I got through fellow poster "janz", he's in the SCAPE club and his brother makes really well made stands. Really well made.
The wood, well, you likely know me well enough to know I collect and hunt for wood as I have for many years.
I plan on doing hair grass belem mostly, or all C parva or a mix. The "Tree" will be exactly that. I will use Anubias much like a bonsai. This tree is well suited for this goal. the slope will have the tree on a hill of grass, with nice smaller Anubias petite as leaves. the tree will be partially out of the water with the leaves extending above the water line.
The tree will actually be on the other side and the over flow pre filter will hang on the side of the tank, not the rear.This makes access easier and the flow better IME.
There will be a Vortech pump on the same side of the pre filter as well. A sealed sump below.
I am thinking and leaning towards a West African theme fish wise.
Something that does not jump out. I'd wanted a pleco "heaven", the tank would be good for that, but the wood hath spoken.
The other 60 cube will now be modified and converted for that goal.
that's another step towards the next phase, redoing the 180 Gal will be the last step. So 3 tanks to go till I have pretty much all my tanks like this and the 60p.
The next 60 cubes will be a different size: 36Lx24DX18"H, 67 Gal, but alot nicer dimension to work with.
Cubes are fun, but the 24x24' dimension is getting old, time for something different and time to get rid of the Glasscages tanks and stands. Selling them pays for an ADA like stand etc.
Nice thing is, jnaz and Charlie both live close by, so I can get all the stuff on one trip.
I'd like to make a Cree LED lighting system with angled lighting and variable colors, with a dimmer....but I can wait a bit
I have the wide spread 4x 54 W in the Tek hood