I have been on the forum for a while now discussing and enjoying the posts of members.
I have been developing my planted side of the hobby the last year do to my wife's love of plants.
This means I can have more aquariums.
I am a retired maintenance man I specialized in Computer control and product testing equipment maintenance. This always fit with my aquarium hobby as I had to test lighting for color temp change in food inspection. I had to test ph probes to make sure they were all working and since we used a lot of pumps from peristaltic to high-pressure pumps. I was able to learn about the equipment I used at home on my aquariums. I have had aquariums since I was 10 years old now pushing 66 years old it been a life long hobby. During my time in the hobby, I started keeping Saltwater in the early 80's I was a moderator on Fishnet on the computer network called Compuserve . I meet many liked minded hobbyists there who in later years became authors such as Julian Sprung and so many others who now run aquarium companies. I was an original board member of MASNA and I still have an interest there.
So this brings us to my current aquariums.
This past September I started gathering equipment together for a 120P aquarium for our living room.
This will be my last big tank build so with my free time I am able to get things right.
Here is the state of one side of my two-car garage in all that stuff is GHL lights an ADA 120p aquarium an two 120p stands custom made by Aquarium Design Group.
In the coming weeks, as the temperature warms up, I will be moving the stand and aquarium into the living room and will be posting my progress at putting all this stuff together. Lots of equipment to rework and set up.Moving RO/DI system and Auto water change system around in the garage as I plan to be rasing berghia nudibranchs to learn more about aiptasia a pest in the saltwater hobby.
One of the first things I had to do was paint the inside of the stand from black to white. I thne wanted to add a sliding shelf for my ADA 1200 Power filter.
I ordered sliding shelf brackets from an online cabinet part supplier.
I then installed the slides on a piece of scrape shelf board from my Local Home Depot.
I then installed the shelf to the inside of the cabinet.
The next Step is to drill holes to mount the light stands. It should be warm this weekend to do this task.