Nwa's 85 gallon starphire diy almost cube updated 09/01/13
Mostly this is a place holder, but everything is on order and just got the first item of the build!!
The tank dimensions are
36" x 30" x 18"
It will be all glass made out of 3/8" and the three viewable sides will be LIG, sadly the glass will be last to arrive due to shipping but just gives me time to work on the stand etc!!
Lighting will be led, i was going to custom build a fixture but total cost was going to run near $600 and personally i couldn't justify this cost... So i ran across this fixture and will be giving it a try, it will be suspended, how high, well we will see.
No!! I was to be first post! But i digress, of course ima subscribe to my main planted tank guy's thread"
I expect nothing less than an exceptional tank and stand build with particular detailing on the internal sump!
Got a digital camera btw. I should have shots up in the next few days of tank inhabitants for ya man!
Glass delivery is finally scheduled, should be getting it next week on the 28th, since it got delayed so much they are polishing all the edges for me!! I also found out... Won't need euro bracing but ordered the glass, go figure!
Finally got the stand built, after final construction, it's probably over kill but it's level and should easily support the tank :-) just need to put the plywood sheet on top and debating on the sides, should probably paint or stain. Yet to be decided.
The wee little one thinks it's her new play house
Also able to easily fit my 20# co2 with reg underneath
but, isn't that kinda the point for a diy stand? we like to feel safe with hundreds of dollars worth of life and equipment suspended by our workmanship.
GLASS NEEDS TO GET HERE!!! Ima have surviving rainbow fry before this is over!!
The glass has finally arrived!!! The front, and side panes are high clarity. The difference is to say the least.. Noticeable, hopefully I have time this weekend to get it assembled and let cure for a good week!!
Rough mock up to give you an idea :-)
Side beside of front pane(high clarity) and back pane regular glass, you decide
I am beyond excited to finish the stand and get the glass together... It's slowly starting to come together!!