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300 gallons of Dyi and Frontosas :D

Hi ppl of tpt
Todayyyy... i introduce you to my newly acquired aquarium/aka christmas present.

So we got it off someone that used this previously as a salt water tank but had no more time for it. Total deal, got tank canopy(wasnt working though) stand and some equipment all for 1k
Its a jebo round corners, pretty as it comes.
But it needed some love and a good make over. I will use this one for my ever growing colony of frontosas and leave the 200 as is for my rockdwellers shelldweller and other smaller tanganyikan cichlid.
Ok im done talking here's what it looked like and the progress.







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Nice 300 gal long. So much choice for scaping.

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I'm extremely envious of you. 300 gallons is my dream tank, can't wait to see what you do with it.
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My goodness how did you manage to get that into the house!!! I'm looking forward to seeing the progress on this.
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Nice walls, and nice tank!

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Thanks everyone !
its also my dream tank. We were like 6 people moving it. I dont know if u clicked on the links under the images but those are two links to videos of my DYI 3D background. Im full of cement today, it was a very hard job. NOw will leave it to dry for a good 3 days. I have a few ideas for the scape... most ppl would like to replicate frontosas real environment but i was kinda thinking of building an underwater type of city. Rocks that stand like sky scrapers and trees and a few patches of grass.
Anyways thats just an idea.. its -30 here and about a meter high of snow... where i will find rocks for the 300 thats a heck of a mystery

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heh we are going up to -15 here and only 20 cm of snow. How did you guys bring the tank? Pickup? uhaul? Is it in the basement? If so, how did you bring it down?

Id love to put huge dw in there, even trunks.

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heh we are going up to -15 here and only 20 cm of snow. How did you guys bring the tank? Pickup? uhaul? Is it in the basement? If so, how did you bring it down?

Id love to put huge dw in there, even trunks.
hey.. we called movers, two big black guys fron congo democratic republic. We helped them move it, we were two more guys n me. I wasnt very useful other than helping hold from time to time put the carpets under sliding floors and handing out gloves lol.. it was from 1st floor to 1st floor very easy.

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I'm excited for this. Planting it or just doing a hardscape?

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Awesome tank! The stand looks really good painted white IMO. Did it come with any filtration?
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Wow! Looking forward to this one!
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I'm excited for this. Planting it or just doing a hardscape?
yes of course.. thats why i made dyi rockwall to insert plants
Some filtration came with it, an astro professional 2012.. but its [censored][censored][censored][censored]ty filter imo ill get an fx6
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here's a preview pic of my DYI 3d background. its drying, it will prolly for another 2 days. I used pargemix from biomix mortar cement mix, is it safe u thin? hats what i saw on tutorials.
thanks for ur input

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nice background, remember the cement could raise your ph for a while.
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