I thought I would share my 65gal. I have had it for a while and I thought it would be fun to see the stages it went through. ATM I am doing some changes to it so the last pic is older. Like most of us I never feel a tank is done/perfect, like everything it is a living thing and changes on a regular basis.
Wow...now that's what I call "filled in"...nice work! That stand is pretty cool lookin. Is it custom? I'm not a big fan of big hoods like that since I always seem to stick my hand in the tank and its already deep enough!!!
The stand and canopy cost ~200-300 for all the materials, and I took a month building it after work. The hardest part was staining and the clear coat because by that time you just want to get into place and get the tank on it.
The front of the hood comes off for easy quick access. The hood weighs very little, and just lifts off the top so if I need to dig way in back I can get the hood off in just a min or two. I didn't want any light-pollution in the living room which is why I made the hood as large as I did, also to accommodate MH lighting if I ever want to add it.
The front panel on the stand also just pulls off so I can easily get larger items in and out. I'm not a fan of cabinet doors although I have them on my 110gal I really donít like them.
In the middle where all the wood meets there is a large patch of Windelov that has filled in quite nicely since the last pic. I did consider mosses but I liked the wood piece so much I didnít want to cover it up.
Iíll do an update once the hairgrass I just got fills in some.