I have so many ideas of things I would love to have this tank be.
Im not sure that anyone reads any of these build threads until they have pictures in them-lol. I could take some pictures of all the crap I have in my garage that isjust waiting for me to finish other projects around the house. Once I get somewhat caught up I have to build to matching cabinets. One for the tank and one for the other side of the fireplace.
I am putting this tank in my living room in a built in bookshelf. There are matching bookshelves on each side of the fireplace. So, I have to build matching cabinets/stands on each side. Im not a carpenter, so this should be comical at the very least. Change of plans for location--I am putting a 12g long tank where this one was going to go--so this one is going to go beside my 29g in my man cave ( spare bedroom-not much of a man cave in all reality ).
Im beginning to question my ability to provide an environment for cool water fish without having a chiller. It will no doubt reach 100* here this summer. With my A/C running full blast it will be 75-80* in my house at best. Probably closer to 80* during the day in the hot months. This has been confirmed--80* house temp and 78-80* water temp in my tanks right now without heaters on.
So, I once again have to reconsider my stocking.
I already have 5 White Clouds in a 10 gallon tank that will be going into this 50. If I had any real faith that I could provide the cooler water that the killifish need I would proceed with those. However, the Lucania goodei will require cooler water than I can provide. I am sure they could LIVE for a while in my water, but they wouldnt thrive.
Ive also tossed the idea of the tunnel system for fear that it wouldnt have enough flow through the tunnels and cause health issues for the fish and plants.
Oh, and I changed the title for the tank. I will change it a few times throughout its life Im sure. The current name--according to an online translator--means "parts scattered in the garage"
Last edited by shane3fan; 07-12-2010 at 05:23 PM.