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post #571 of 609 (permalink) Old 04-08-2014, 09:07 AM
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So, bought a new house and always wanted a massive multi-100 gallon tank.
Plan is a 300 gallon 96" long X 24" deep X 31" high tank done up with all the bells and whistles.

I am doing lots of remodeling so I had the contractor run a cold water line to under the tank and a drain will go out an exterior wall next to the tank and drain into the back yard. Water changes will be constant and automatic. Trying to make the tank as hands off and self supporting as possible. All I should have to do is vac out the fish poop a couple of times a week, replace filter media once a month and change out Co2 tanks.

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(2x) 48" Corrallife Aqualight Pro hybrid lights each with twin 150W MH lamps, twin 96W PC fluorescent lamps and 3 1watt lunar lights

Controller:
Reef Keeper Elite NET - full PH control and Co2 injection. Heaters, Chiller, UV light - the works

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Custom homemade acrylic sump with constant drip water exchange system

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Sand bottom with mineralized top soil sub base, with wood and some nice swords for plants.
Wont quite be a biotope, but wont be a crazy super planted tank either.
Shooting for a look similar to the award winning ADG discus tank.

Couple of months of build time. So watch for a slew of updates and build pics.

Stand is framed - Will be finished out to look like nice built book case eventually.
Ultra strong with 2x6 supports and a doubled up 2X10 header running over the front opening.

How tall is the stand your tank on? I know you have not filled the tank yet, but do you think it going to be easy to work on with it being 31". The reason I ask, is I am in debate with my wife about buying a 265, 84x24x30, and she thinks it will be a nightmare to work on. Stand going to be 34"

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Nothing new guys, work getting in the way lately.


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How tall is the stand your tank on? I know you have not filled the tank yet, but do you think it going to be easy to work on with it being 31". The reason I ask, is I am in debate with my wife about buying a 265, 84x24x30, and she thinks it will be a nightmare to work on. Stand going to be 34"

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You just need a good step ladder.
I got one of these and it works great so far just working on the construction phase.

and if it will fit get the 84X30X30 ..... I wish I had done the extra 6 inches front to back.

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I still have and use this tank, it's a pain to work in. i can reach the front 1/3 easy, the next 1/3 just and the back 1/3 hardly, i have to use dive goggles to work there. Sometimes i have to stand in it. I love my tank, but you have to think before you do with these sizes.

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Nothing new guys, work getting in the way lately.


Can you post a link to this one? Or the bigger one?

Aquarium - to leave there
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Can you post a link to this one? Or the bigger one?
They can be found at most good sized hardware stores. No need to special order.
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Wow, read through all 3 years of this journal, what a ride.

I can't wait to see what it looks like done.

I guess I haven't been dreaming big enough, my dream tank is only a 55g...
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post #577 of 609 (permalink) Old 04-14-2014, 08:18 PM
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This is one amazing build, looking forward to see the rest.
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post #579 of 609 (permalink) Old 04-15-2014, 01:29 PM
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this is insane and awesome!! just spent 30 mins going through 39 pages.. TANK IS NOT FILLED?!?! haha I can't wait to see it done.. this has go to be the most expensive home planted tank ever..

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Anything new!?

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Interesting... ..... Just a lonely cup of water
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i demand AN UPDATE. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,ooops sorry bout dat.
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So I haven't been completely slacking on the project. Had to divert to my koi pond because it was having issues and already has water and fish in it and needed a serious filter re-do.

Finally finished up my filter flush drain system out to the bog garden. Was a bit frustrating getting everything sloped just right to insure proper drainage, but I got there eventually. 100+ feet of drain with multiple clean-out ports for long term maintenance and clog prevention

Most of this is for servicing the koi pond filters, but the aquarium and R/O drain out to my bog garden is now finished. This was going to be a major delay for the aquarium anyway since this is where all it's waste water is going.






Aquarium drain for tank flushing and R/O waste water run off will come out the brick wall and empty into the 4" pipe.





Must be about 100,000 tadpoles in my bog garden. all those little black specs are tadpoles





Bog garden itself is doing nicely and I have started to edge it in large moss rock boulders



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It'll be a happy bog.

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