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Tom,

I have been waiting for you to post something like this. Do you have any plans to finish the stand or are you going to go with the natural look?

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The tank's size is equivalent to that of a 180P if I'm not mistaken? That's a beautiful size, very tough to properly scape though. the mark of a true professional Aquascaper
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Wow Tom, wow.....

Thats all I have to say. It will be amazingly beautiful.
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Tom,

I have been waiting for you to post something like this. Do you have any plans to finish the stand or are you going to go with the natural look?
Rubbed oil.
Later, I'll bleach the wood a lighter white when I move next.
It matches the floor which is also Oak.

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The tank's size is equivalent to that of a 180P if I'm not mistaken? That's a beautiful size, very tough to properly scape though. the mark of a true professional Aquascaper
I really do not think so, it's the smallest size to make use of the all of the species of plants, and get the details and textures from the widest choice of available materials/fish and plants.

So the trade offs for scaping are very well met with this set of dimensions.

Larger tanks are just more work and tougher to prune etc.
But they offer a lot of fish species choices, REAL communities , not just a couple of species. Or you can really highlight one species very well or one plant etc.

You have options and good set of trade offs.

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I really do not think so, it's the smallest size to make use of the all of the species of plants, and get the details and textures from the widest choice of available materials/fish and plants.

So the trade offs for scaping are very well met with this set of dimensions.

Larger tanks are just more work and tougher to prune etc.
But they offer a lot of fish species choices, REAL communities , not just a couple of species. Or you can really highlight one species very well or one plant etc.

You have options and good set of trade offs.

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Well have fun with it!! I'm really excited to see it's progress!!
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How long are we going to have to wait for everything to go in? I can't wait.
Can we see more details on the filter and lights too please?
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I have a lot on my plate. So progress is slow.

And that is fine with me.

It'll be at least 2 months before fish are in there(April or so)


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Sweet goodness that is banging driftwood. Love the custom tank. Should be a pleasure to watch unfold.

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Any idea what kind of wood this is? You mention it turns black when wet and where it came from but no other detail.

Nice start Tom.

Is this yours or a clients?

On another note who made the stand?

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its cedar wood, seeing this sucker in person is absolutely beautiful the picture doesn't do it justice hehe, its already a work of art and theres not even plants or fish in it yet. cant wait to see it when its all done
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How is the quality of the seams on the tank, ADA equal?

Nice wood pieces, Altums would look nice in there.

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Any idea what kind of wood this is? You mention it turns black when wet and where it came from but no other detail.

Nice start Tom.

Is this yours or a clients?

On another note who made the stand?
This is all mine, all mine.............

The wood is cedar.
It has no aroma though, unlike the Southern swamp cedar I'm more familiar with.

I wanted redwood, but it looks too nice to add to a tank, and was not the shape I wanted. I could not find the right piece. Even with 100's of root pieces to pick from.

I never get clients that ever give me a blank slate
That would be rarer than the wood

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