Black Beauty 125 gallon MTS tank with DIY ADA stand. (Update 8/11/11) - The Planted Tank Forum

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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-12-2011, 01:43 AM Thread Starter
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Black Beauty 125 gallon MTS tank with DIY ADA stand. (Update 8/11/11)

Equipment
(2) Eheim 2075 with Atomic Diffuser
(2) Hydor 300 watt inline heaters
+20 co2 with Swaglok M needles with the Nupro handle and Smith Regulator
(3) AHSupply kits with 3 GE 9325K and 3 6700K Bulbs
(2) Blue LED kits from Autozone for the Moon Lighting

Fish
9 Diffrent Discus
7 Filipino Blue Angelfish
10 Rosline Sharks
5 Rummy Red Nose
3 German Blue Rams
4 Bolivian Rams
4 Long Finned Electric Blue Rams <------ Be here about a month
2 SAE
2 BN PLecos
2 Other Plecos that I can think of the name
Cpl other fish from all the tanks that I have had in the past

Plants
To many to think of off the top of my head



Building ADA stand


Dedicated Power


Switched outlets


Fist night Planting


Now the algae farm were I am now





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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-12-2011, 03:39 AM
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I gotta get to AutoZone for some of those lights. Tank looks great. Any pics of the finished stand? I love seeing custom stand builds. I'll be tackling a few soon myself. Love to get inspiration.
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The doors are not installed just yet. The last thing left to do with it. Once I get them installed I'll post more pics of just the stand it self. I have to say I love the look of ADA stand and installing the formica was so easy to do and it makes the stand look so fresh so clean.
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That is some serious diy skills there. Very nice build. I look forward to seeing more detailed shots of the stand.

Despite the algae, the aquarium is gorgeous.

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Looks great. Any pics of your light setup?

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Sure I can take some pics of the lights when I get home and some better pics of the stand. 3 doors are one but 2 of them need to get mounted better with the filler to make it look flush and ADA style.
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DIY, big wood and pb angels how could I not like this?
awesome start! what substrate are you using?

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The sub-straight is mineralized topsoil cause I didn't want to be be dosing any more. Busy life and I have to say that mineralized topsoil is the shiznit. The only thing I add to that water is some DIY tropica ferts for extra micro nutrients and I mite do that 2 times a week.
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awesome tank!

125g Mud tank.
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awesome tank!
hahaha yeah but you think the fish are too big.

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hahaha yeah but you think the fish are too big.
i like looking at them in other peoples tanks!

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Wow that's a heck of a tank!
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Well when you have a big tank I guess your allowed big fish.
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That turned out great, lovin all the color
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