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brilliant. love it !!
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Laura,
I believe it is like 101.7 gallons.
to raise the tank I bought 8- 2x10's to basically build a platform and so 2x4's for cross braces. Then I plan to finish the front with nice piece of pine and stain it. I will take pics as I go.
As far as water on the floor, I rarely if ever get water on the floor, though now that you mentioned it...
The floor is concrete...and my tanks are in the basement.
72X18X18 @.05" thick glass is 100 gallons..
http://www.angelfish.net/tankvolcalc.php

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Looking good so far. Any plans on fish?
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A+! Awesome work for sure!!

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Wow, nice set up, and great aquascaping. That is going to look amazing once it fills out. Your fish will have an awesome life in there
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Looking good so far. Any plans on fish?
Definitely a school of something. Any suggestions?
I was thinking some type of rasbora maybe 50 of them. But definitely oped to suggs.

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Wow, nice set up, and great aquascaping. That is going to look amazing once it fills out. Your fish will have an awesome life in there
Thanks Guys!
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can't go wrong with rummynoses!
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Please come to my house and setup up a tank! Great progress. I cannot wait to see this one grow out. Great diy. I can't even see where the closet door was now!

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Rummynoses...have about 15-20 in my 54 bowfront but I've thought of moving them to the 100g...with about 30 more
I really like schooling fish in a big tank
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Nice setup and nice plants...

Cant wait to see the growth of those plants in the future.
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Great work. Can you share a little more info on those timers? Thanks in advance.

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I +1 the desire to see more info on the timers.
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Nice setup and nice plants...

Cant wait to see the growth of those plants in the future.
Thanks again derekp, I am already seeing growth...
L. glandulosa has easily grown about 2"!

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Great work. Can you share a little more info on those timers? Thanks in advance.
I bought them at Lowes...about $20 ea.
Each timer has to outlets but they don't work independently.
you can program 28 different on/off "events" not that you need that but it's cool I guess
and Sunday night when we switched to DST the timers adjusted automatically.
They took a few tries to get used to programming but once you figure it out its cake
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Thanks Coltonorr. I've been browsing around lately for some new timer options but I hadn't ran across those.
After surfing a sec, I'm assuming this is the type you have? My current timers are Intermatics as well (although not digital) and they've been rock solid reliable for a few years.
I may pick up one or two of these myself.

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yes those are the ones and they are also spot on...I set them to go on a 3:00pm and off at 10:00 with a 1 hour burst on front lights and they go on and off at exactly that time no more guessing with these
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