So I thought I would start a tank journal here. I had previously posted up a video of the beginnings of my 55 gallon set up (https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...546&highlight=
). The original plan was to use that (along with a sump/wet dry system) for my first real planted tank. However, I recently came across a 72 gal bowfront and decided that will be my planted tank and the 55 is going to be an african cichlid setup.
So I got the 72 bowfront used, and the plan was for it to replace a 29 gallon community tank I had. The 72 had been neglected for some time (as evidenced by the wall of algae that I initially thought was a painted background!) Got it all cleaned up, and over the course of the next few days I dirted it, capped it with sand and gravel, filled it and planted it.
Let me know what you all think; and does anyone know where I can source a nice canopy for this thing (either pre-built or the plans for one?)
Heres what the 72 bowfront looked liked when I got it:
Here it is after a bit of cleaning:
The old 29 gallon that the 72 will be replacing:
The temporary (running for a few days now) holding tank for what was in that 29:
The 72 bowfront in place (it fits!!), and a little glance at a 20 gallon that is setup next to it:
filled for the first time and planted:
I thought I had a few more photos but they must be on the camera at home. Maybe I'll post up some more if anyone is interested. Obviously its still a work in progress and will likely be ever evolving!