Freshly placed in the living room! We placed it directly on the concrete slab, which is why the carpet is ripped up around it. Part of selling this project to my wife was to make a deal. New tank for me = new flooring for her. The decision was made to put the tank on the concrete, and trim the new flooring around it. I have affectionately dubbed this tank "My Precious". haha! That's the old 125g sticking out on the right.
Freshly planted and all occupants moved over! The tank is seeded with all the water from the old 125g, and all the filter media and mulm from the (2) fluval FX5's are in the sump. Needless to say, I'll be monitoring water parameters like a hawk to make sure I don't encounter a mini-cycle. The discus hid for about an hour, but after that, they were out exploring and back to reaffirming their pecking order.
What type of wood is that stand? (I really like it, simple but looks very nice because of the wood.)
Notice you have only 1 center overflow, I plan to do the same, are you going to use herbie type drain? Are your returns out of the overflow as well?
What type of lights did you go with?
Do you have any pictures of your sump working and what type of pump did you get?