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eheim 460l tank

current status, 4/30/16 front/back shot, wall tank
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Eheim 460L/120G MPaquarien beginning of the never ending
ok so i bought this tank today, and have already placed it in between my hall and living room to act as a wall. since it has a two sides to the stand, the cabinet with the filter will be in the living room and the shelf with my supplies will be in the hall for access to the other tank for food, net, fertilizer, etc. only thing i have to think up is do i keep the plumbing for the hose through the bottom and somehow keep the intake and output like my 75gal in signature or do i seal it and put the hoses on the side? opinions appreciated, PS i am not dealing with a sump no way no how, had my fare share of them in saltwater!
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I love it,

I cannot wait to see the finished product.

You are a very helpful person, so I wish you the best with this build.


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I love it,

I cannot wait to see the finished product.

You are a very helpful person, so I wish you the best with this build.


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thanks and yes this will be a lovely tank, just been contemplating on having the hood on it though as it will be hard to feed daily along with trying to make holes in it for the filter lines if i go on the side.


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Looks great! I like the idea of using it as half-wall. Can't help you with the sump questions.

What are your stocking plans?
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Great looking tank and stand combo. I would find a way to keep the filter plumbing coming thru the bottom to maintain the clean looks of the tank. Nothing that a few pvc fittings and pipe couldn't take care of. You could bring them straight up and create an island style scape to hide them.


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Great looking tank and stand combo. I would find a way to keep the filter plumbing coming thru the bottom to maintain the clean looks of the tank. Nothing that a few pvc fittings and pipe couldn't take care of. You could bring them straight up and create an island style scape to hide them.
glad someone else had the same mindset as me on this, took a bit of a hassle trying to find the right connectors(barbs) for the thru hole fitting they already had which was toilet bowl threaded pvc pipe, also added some pvc from a old sump straight up with a foam pre filter that i need to replace with a actual intake screen.

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need to cut a bit of the thread off for a cleaner look
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hose barb connector can swivel incase i like the flow pointing better one way or the other
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Intake looks good. I would run the return straight up to near the surface and get some lockline to make a dual output nozzle. Would look much cleaner than the flex hose you have now.


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Intake looks good. I would run the return straight up to near the surface and get some lockline to make a dual output nozzle. Would look much cleaner than the flex hose you have now.
something like this possibly? http://www.amazon.com/MR-Jiang-Aquar...um+outlet+pipe


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ok guys i need some opinions on lighting, i have a planted plus on my 75gal and it seems to be growing very well but with the 24" vs 18" width i am worried it will not have enough light for just one fixture, should i get two of these? hang overhead? or get something like a exotic series?
depth of where sand will be to tank rim is 20"
tank width is 51.25" so i would possibly have to build a light holder for a standard 48" light


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ok guys i need some opinions on lighting, i have a planted plus on my 75gal and it seems to be growing very well but with the 24" vs 18" width i am worried it will not have enough light for just one fixture, should i get two of these? hang overhead? or get something like a exotic series?
depth of where sand will be to tank rim is 20"
tank width is 51.25" so i would possibly have to build a light holder for a standard 48" light
decided to go with a finnex planted plus again possibly even two if i shutdown my 75g ,after having some reports about the fluval plant 2.0 having real bad issues even though it is dimmable the power button can get stuck keeping it from working.
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glad someone else had the same mindset as me on this, took a bit of a hassle trying to find the right connectors(barbs) for the thru hole fitting they already had which was toilet bowl threaded pvc pipe, also added some pvc from a old sump straight up with a foam pre filter that i need to replace with a actual intake screen.

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i am possibly going to do a straight piece of pvc with a bunch of holes drilled on the top of it all the way around to make a true 360 degree spray bar with gentle flow. any opinions on this? would it look ok? thinking of spraying it black along with the intake, also would making the intake lower to the sand be better in this case to hide in plants as well? might also paint one side black and stick the shelving part against the wall to make it look more natural because the room is kind of small for the 3 sided view i was going to do


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Quick thought on the intake, maybe if too low it will suck up some of your substrate if kicked up by the fish. Not sure if you plan on a lot of bottom dwellers, but if you do, it's probably a concern.

I like the 360 spray idea, as long as you can hide it.

No practical thoughts on the light, but would think with the back to front dimension of the tank you would likely need two lights, unless you suspend an go for a lower PAR.
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Has anyone used slip fitting bulkheads? Thinking about ordering some to try instead of using these threaded toilet bowl fitting for a flatter and cleaner look.


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Went ahead and ordered two current satellite plus pro's for the tank due to depth and width on sale along with a ista co2 reactor. Will update on tank placement and layout soon, dam 70hr work weeks are killing me with Florida's weather here lately


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