Thanks for the compliments. I feel that I put alot of effort in to my fish plans since last year so I too am hoping for good results in the end.
dasob85 I took a look at your 40 stands and it pretty interesting itself. The pipe work is interesting. I will be attempting drilling holes next weekend or the week after for the tanks I do have. I need two more 40s to have all 8 tanks. My bulkheads are on the way along with my hole saw kit. It will be my first time drilling though. I have watched several videos on drilling. My intents is to create a template using a 1x6 and not have to worry about the 45 degree start. Did you have any issues with drilling or anything extra to add. My piping won't be as complex as your though for all eight will feature the Bean Animal overflow.
Stevenjohn21 are your intentions for your garage as well? I am hoping for good results as well that's for sure. For the first year, these tanks will be experimental. I will setup one rack and take them thru the 4 seasons......excuse me, the 2 seasons that Texas has, lol. I will run these tanks as Aquascapes only during the experimental period. I need to know how the temps will hold up in my garage before adding fish. I have 2 ideas in mind for cooling. 1) will be evaporative cooling. Each display tank will have a small fan blowing across the surface. Should work great with a sump in which will keep the display filled to its rim. If evaporative cooling isn't enough, I have a diy cooler in mind to try.
If all goes well