Planted Tank Enthusiast
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Lindenhurst, IL
New house, new tank. 210 gallon Aqueon
I used to have a planted 280 gallon (72*24*37), but sold it before putting our house in the market at the end of last summer. My fish and shrimp were moved to a 37 column for the interim. We finally sold our house in Minnesota and have moved down to Northern Illinois. I was able to find a 210 gallon Aqueon aquarium with a nice sump for a great price used. I had a couple of friends come over and help me get it moved and into my basement. The problem was that I had not yet built a stand, so it stayed on the 2 by 4 frame/sled that I built to transport it on and some furniture dollies. I now have most of what I need to get everything set up, but can't really invite 3 friends over to help lift it up on to the stand because of the current pandemic.
The aquarium has 2 megaflow overflows on the back wall, and I plan on running a sump. I have pulled out the old bulkheads to replace them and was pleasantly surprised to see that I can plumb 1 inch bulkheads in all 4 holes. I plan to run each overflow in a Herbie setup with a full siphon and an emergency drain. The aquarium will go on an interior wall that accommodates the stairs. I am planning on placing the sump in the space beneath the stairs for better access.
I intend for this to be a low tech setup, with shrimp and small fish. I'll post later with pictures and the equipment that I have purchased for the build.
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