Very excited to start this build thread as its my first one on here and took quite a while to get started. I had broken down all of my previous tanks in the move so at this point I was down to zero.
Moved into the new house and now that most of the renovations are complete, I can start to shift my focus to the tank!
Ordered the 240 gal cube (4'x4'x2') from Glasscages and while I waited for the tank to arrive I started the hunt for the driftwood center (corner) piece. The plan is to have a large tree stump sticking most of the way out of the water with the roots submerged. This will allow me to plant a lot of emergent greens and basically cover the tree with plants. I plan on having vines, moss, ferns, lillys, orchids even growing from the tree while the roots will provide plenty of spots to grow submerged plants as well as hiding for the variety of fish.
Took a trip up river and found this bad boy that had washed up over the winter:
Got it in the car:
And back to the house:
About a week later the tank and stand arrived, I wish I had taken more pictures of the tank before and during the move into the house but obviously the safety of the tank was more important. 4 of us moved this into the house and while we planned it out well and executed smoothly, it was not easy haha
But that being said, the tank is in the house! Its going in the corner of my office as that is where I will spend much of my time during the day.
Now I will begin finishing the stand, epoxy inside, painted (moisture resistant) outside.
I plan on plumbing this all from the basement so I will have a large filter/pump setup that is plumbed directly into the water line. Soon enough I will use this to allow for automatic water changes and auto top offs.
Lighting will be a mixture of T5HO (high) and Kessil A160's (low). This will be injected with CO2 and dosed fertilizers accordingly.
Does anyone have any suggestions for a filter?
My original idea was to use a large sand pool filter but after some research I may be swayed against it. The head height will be ~12 ft so I need something pretty large.