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Wow I am guessing you had to build your house around that monster lol. I don't think the window will be that big of a problem as long as the tank isn't getting direct sunlight. I have had several aquariums in front of windows with out any issues. If it does get direct sunlight then I would think putting a background in the aquarium would fix the issue for the most part. One question though, is there some type of pad between the aquarium and the plywood? I can't tell in the pics.

I am getting ready to install some blinds on the window, and also the back of the tank will be painted black.

I have a piece of 1/2" foam under the tank.

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Just like everyone else I CANT WAIT TO SEE THIS THING PLANTED. Be ready for a lot of posts because big tanks attract a lot of attention here.

''To screw up a 180g does not take much, to fix up a screwed up 180g is an effort beyond most mortals.''
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I don't think you'll see too may tanks four feet front to back. I'd need a snorkel to work in there, lol!

Excellent idea with the steel I-beams!

It's hard to tell from the picture, but is there room between the tank and the window behind it? I guess what I'm leading up to is the question of how you plan to get past the middle of the tank if there's no access from the back? Fwiw, I think you'd appreciate that gorgeous tank even more if it had a 360 view.

I have around 14 inches behind the tank to work. I definitely made sure there was some room!
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That's an enormous tank! Can't wait to see it filled in, should be spectacular.

That support does look kinda dangerous. While the bricks will not move vertically, horizontal forces will probably not be resisted very well.

If it were me I would get professional advice on that stand. Maybe check with your LFS and ask them if they know of any pros who would be able to check it out.

The floor might also need additional support.

The house is on a concrete slab luckily, and the stand is a tried and true design, in fact this tanks sister tank was set up for 10 years with same stand without a glitch.

Oh, and I had a LFS owner come out, he thought the stand was awesome, no worries at all.
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lol @ how many fish you could fit in there... Having a bunch of large schools would be awesome.
Which is why I'm going fresh this time instead of salt!
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Oh, I already love it....
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Personally, I don't like salt very much unless it's a VERY big tank. Like say, 3000 gallon.

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Wow!!!!

What kind of fish are you planning? I see a tank like this and can't help but think "Discus".
Are you planning for ultra high tech? Or are you going to go with a slower growing easier maintenance aquascape?

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Hahaha, well I'm going high tech-low-tech. No c02 or ferts for now, but high tech in the sense that I'll be using an apex controller to monitor my temp, ph, energy draw, lights, pumps, feeders and powerheads.

I am going to do a t5 led combo, I've got some
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150 gallon sump under tank,

Will try to get around 2-3 times turnover so 1500 gph after head loss.
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Going low tech it mite take a long time for it to fill in. You might want to consider high tech. I think you will eventually get sucked into high tech.

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Going low tech it mite take a long time for it to fill in. You might want to consider high tech. I think you will eventually get sucked into high tech.
That may end up being the case. But I have been a reef guy, and am new to planted tanks. I know how this stuff works in general, but I'm going to need some help turning it into a high tech planted tank.
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I've got 7 pieces of manzanita waiting at home, I will post pics of the wood tomorrow. It may take awhile before they sink!
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Yea, I still have a lot if learning to do to. I can already imagine this thing with 7 big pieces of manzanita in it!

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That's pretty dare sweet! What part of NC do you live in? I may have to see this in person!

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