It's been awhile since I've updated this. Been a couple reasons.
1-Wife and I thought it'd be better if I put this tank up downstairs in our family room, but the basement wasn't finished. It is now finally done. Took so long because I did it all but carpet myself, with the help of my father.
2-Wife told me I should make it salt water. Was going to go down that path for a while, until I found out that was going to be WAY to much money. So back to the planted tank, glad for this as I'm looking forward to this set up.
So now I'm back at it. Last friday I ordered a 48" Finnex Fugeray. Today I ordered another rena xp2 (medium is what they call it now I guess), 2 hydor 200w (one for each canister), and in the process of ordering some driftwood. Yesterday I went to a window tinting place and got some mirrored window tint and put it on, and today bought all my cpvc pieces for my diy intakes and spraybar.
Also almost forgot, I cut the center brace off the top rim and siliconed a piece of 1/4" glass in it's place. Figured it'd give me better light, going through glass then a piece of black plastic.
Tomorrow pics coming.
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