Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Holmdel New Jersey
180 Gallon Craigslist Tank Build
I am picking up a 180 gallon tank, stand and eheim 2260 filter off craigslist this weekend for only $275. The seller originally listed it for $300 and I was able to negotiate a little. However, the tank has two overflow boxes, of which I am not familiar with. The seller used a closed loop system with his eheim filter. Again, something I am not familiar with. Is it worth it to me to close the bulkheads with a cap and use the canister filter as is? Or should I create a closed loop system as he did and connect it to the filter? Any ideas, suggestions or help will be greatly appreciated!
I plan on planting this tank, a lot of jungle vals, two amazon sword plants, anubias and dwarf sag. Any other easy care recommended plants? Not sure if I want to go hightech on this tank. I plan on using some eco-complete or mineralized topsoil -- thoughts? I will be capping with Black Diamond Blasting sand though, 50 lbs for $8 cannot beat it.