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Old 06-01-2012, 04:24 AM   #1
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55g In-Wall Project | Now 75g!!




I've been on here for awhile now, looking for ideas and gathering info for my new project. I was given a 40G tall tank back in 05 and since then learned a lot along the way. I recently acquired a 55G for free, so why not right? Here's a quick look at the progress thus far!

Pants: HC, Blyxa japonica, Cryptocoryne albida(can't see it yet)
Lighting:Odyssea 48" T5 HO
Filter: Rena XP3 w/ Hydor 200w Heater
Substrate: Eco
Co2 / Dosing N-P-K / CSM+B


While building our house last year, I scoped out this perfect location for my tank. (picture is my old 40g tank)















UPDATE** 6/22/2012
Added a few fish. 12 Serpae Tetras and a Chines Algae Eater. Couldn't find any SAE's local. Shot this quick vid shortly after adding the Serpae's. Slight algae bloom from a bad mix of ferts. . Changed out that horrible C02 diffuser for a Cerges' Reactor. I wish I had started off with that in the first place!! What a difference it made. No more 7UP. I'll be doing some maintenance tomorrow. I'll probably do another vid with it all cleaned up.



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Old 06-01-2012, 04:39 AM   #2
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that's awesome! I'm really digging that shot of the unfinished house. It's cool to see something other than the tank evolve.
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Old 06-01-2012, 04:47 AM   #3
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I.. must... do this to my next house. lol
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Old 06-01-2012, 04:58 AM   #4
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Talk about clean.
Riding in with a 2005 account, 1 post, and a tank that rivals most of ours.
Kudos sir!
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Old 06-01-2012, 05:10 AM   #5
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Talk about clean.
Riding in with a 2005 account, 1 post, and a tank that rivals most of ours.
Kudos sir!

Most things can be searched with out asking. This forum is a great source of info. And I figured I would make my first post worth it!! ;P
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Old 06-01-2012, 05:53 AM   #6
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I always wonder if the in wall tanks are a pain to scape. Like you have to keep walking .out of the service closet to see what it looks like!

Nice job BTW.
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Old 06-01-2012, 06:00 AM   #7
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I always wonder if the in wall tanks are a pain to scape. Like you have to keep walking .out of the service closet to see what it looks like!

Nice job BTW.
Yeah you would be correct!! Nothing a closet mirror on a chair can't fix. lol

Thanks for the all the kind words guys!!
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Old 06-01-2012, 11:42 AM   #8
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I have serious tank envy. Were you tempted to get some plumbing put in for water changes?
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:36 PM   #9
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I have serious tank envy. Were you tempted to get some plumbing put in for water changes?
There is plumbing for filling the tank up. It has a cheap 2 stage water filter connected to it. As far as emptying the tank, I have to use a 10ft hose that runs through the garage side door.
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Old 06-04-2012, 02:42 AM   #10
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One of the best in wall tank I have seen, good job on planning ahead
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Old 06-04-2012, 05:55 AM   #11
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This tank brings some very good memories back to me, as a really good friend, who as passed on, had a tank EXACTLY in the same position as you do! It wasn't a planted tank, but the Tank and the Stair Case are the same! It is a really cool place to put a tank and adds function to a dead space! Awesome job!

I can't wait to see it fill in even more!

Best of luck to You !!!
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Old 06-04-2012, 06:48 AM   #12
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Well done Shawn. Good job on the leveling. I bet it wasn't that easy. Tank looks cool too.
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Old 06-04-2012, 06:50 AM   #13
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Lovely...
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Old 06-04-2012, 01:04 PM   #14
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thats great! i love it! what are you planning on stocking with?
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Old 06-06-2012, 01:31 AM   #15
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thats great! i love it! what are you planning on stocking with?
Pigeon Blood Discus! I had two in my 40G and they've been my favorite fish since. I'm still looking for a small but interesting tetra. Or Pearl Danios. Still working out the details and monitoring the water chemistry. This will be my first setup using pressurized Co2, so I want to make sure everything is "stable" before I add the fish.
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