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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-08-2019, 04:44 AM Thread Starter
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BB's 120 Gal Paludarium Build

Started this build about 4 months back. It's been a slow build w/ a lot of internal/external plumbing, rock work building and testing. A real labor of love, but tons of fun.

Tank Specs:

SCA 120 Gal (48"L x 24"H x 24"W). Custom Drilled for interior plumbing
Custom Black 36" Tall Stand w/ interior LED lighting

Filtration/Circulation:
Hydor Professional 450 Canister Filter for Rock Island Top Waterfalls
Jebao DCP-3000 (Run In Line) for Rock Island custom internal sand waterfalls
Jebao RW-4 Wave Maker Controller (Inside tank)
Fluval FX4 Canister filter (Circulation and inline Co2 reactor)

Lighting:
Dual Kessil A360X Tuna Sun w/ Spectral X Controller w/ Extending Bracket Arms

Misc:
15W Inline UV Light
300W Inline Hydor Heater
Custom Heater Controller Unit
Custom Power Center
Trigger Systems 10 Gal Acrylic Reservoir
Smart Micro ATO System
24oz. Painball CO2 System with Co2 Dual Meter Regulator w/ solenoid
Custom Made 1.5" x 24" Co2 reactor

Planting:
1.5" Organic Soil w/ eco complete layer w/ 1" pool filter sand topping

Concept:

2 separate black lava rock islands w/ top waterfalls and various plans, vines and mosses
2 internal sand waterfalls
Waterline at 16" above soil/sand
Golden Gate Ficus Bonsai tree at left stop of left island
Grow lush crypts, swords, carpets
Grow mini anubius and mosses on rock work
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Very Excited to follow this!

Let's see some pictures

...if I take the dishwasher out and use paper plates I can put a tank in the kitchen without losing counter space
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Box, Stand Placement and LED Lighting in the stand. I can change the color of the LEDs with a remote, but I leave at blue as that is what I feel looks best.

Bump: That's my standing office desk to the right of the tank.

Bump: I picked up the stand about three weeks before the tank, so I could place, install the lights and start working on layout/plumbing under the stand.
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Here's the tank placed on the stand. Bulkheads in.

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bulkheads closer up
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