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Old 09-04-2013, 07:51 PM   #1
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The Lagoon: 150g shallow riparium


It's been a long, slow road, but I've finally made enough progress on this build that I think it deserves its own tank journal.

Almost everything about this setup is DIY and I have threads scattered all over the forum so I'm going to try to consolidate everything into this thread.
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Old 09-04-2013, 08:00 PM   #2
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The Stand

Here's the full build thread: My knock-down/flat packable aquarium stand

A pictorial summary:



















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Old 09-04-2013, 08:09 PM   #3
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Wow! Nice wood working skills! Love the base.
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Old 09-04-2013, 08:09 PM   #4
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The Aquarium

Here's the full build thread:

DIY 150g all glass aquarium

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Old 09-04-2013, 08:22 PM   #5
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The Filtration

I'm using a semi-coast-to-coast overflow on this tank with "BeanAnimal" style drains. It's an awesome design that's silent and fail-safe and it performed wonderfully on the test run on this setup.









(note that the airline tubing to convert the open channel to a siphon channel is missing in this photo).

I'm using a 40g breeder as a sump and am going with a fairly simply design:



200 micron filter sock
Big 4" slab of 10ppi Porett foam
I'll probably throw in some extra biomedia that I have left over from previous canister filter setups.

My return pump is a Laguna Max-Flow 2000. This is a really serious pump that puts out a lot of water so I'm going to plumb a ball valve into the return to choke back the flow a little.
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Old 09-04-2013, 08:22 PM   #6
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I will be subscribing to this one. Your old paludarium was amazing and I'm sure this will be also after seeing the stand and tank build. You are very talented for sure.
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Old 09-04-2013, 08:44 PM   #7
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The stand alone is amazing man. True craftsman ship
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Old 09-04-2013, 11:40 PM   #8
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Your build is amazing! Im very jealous of the overflow.
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Old 09-04-2013, 11:47 PM   #9
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amazing!
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Very cool! I think the portable stand is a great idea haha. Good for nomads.

The overflow is also really cool. There's so much you can do with sumps.
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Old 09-05-2013, 12:37 AM   #11
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Looking good!
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Old 09-05-2013, 07:06 AM   #14
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How the heck did I miss these threads? I saw the stand build, but that tank is a work of art worthy to be sitting on such a well thought out and handsome design.

You are doing pretty much exactly what I want to do with my 200. I'll be following along closely. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 09-05-2013, 09:58 AM   #15
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Nice handy work! I was happy I could just sand/paint my stand, much less build something as complex and good looking as yours!
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