The tank is beautiful! I would suspect that your problem with your landscaping is that typically most tanks have one whole long side against a wall and therefore you only need to create open areas in front or on one side etc. as that is where the fish are visible. Your tank is visible from both sides so you almost need to have it built up in tiers from the glass into the center so the fish have open swimming all the way around!
I love your canopy, do you have a glass cover or anything under your lights to act as a splash guard...Im trying to decide whats a good way to make a canopy for my t5ho retrofit
Btw, where did you get those fans? Did you have to wire them?
Hi John. Looking forward to updated pics. How's the FX5 working out for you? I've got one on my 180, took a year of gradual minor mods before I was really happy with it.
4/26/2012, lost the finest man. Rest easy Pops... <--Great Danes are people too!
180g, Fluval FX5, 404, 128watts t-8, low tech, heavily planted, with Albino and reg bristlenose plecs, Congo tetras, Amanos, a herd of Corydoras Sterbai, Boesmanis, a big old common plec, & Otos. 32g tall eclipse3, fluval403, with a handful of bristlenose plecs.180gallon corner in-wall build journal
Love your tank. I've always wanted a big long tank as a room divider. Do you like you're Aqua Blues? I had them for several months on my 120g, I thought the tank was too dark. Just changed to Aqua Flora and the tank did brighten up quite a bit.
Been a while since I've updated. I had a bad bout of algae which resulted in the loss of my madagascar lace and aromatica. Tank has recovered but my attention is focused on moving up to a 180 which is currently in the garage.
The power strip I found at Lowes. Its 4 ft long and works out very nicely. Plenty of space between outlets for all the timers.