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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-09-2014, 08:45 AM Thread Starter
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Gilles' 125 gallon tank

After having tanks for over 10 years, i currently have a tank which measures 160cm wide 55cm deep and 60cm high. This tank is sitting on top of one of my (strengthend) furnitures since i have a 2 year old son so there is (currently) no room for a tank with its own stand.

The furniture supporting the tank;

Strengthen the bottom:

Strengthen the back:

Glass cutting at LFS:

Designing the cabinet:

Bored out CO2 reactor:

Profilux stuff which need to fit:

Tank on the furniture; Look at the bottom right of the furniture; that is ALL the space i am allowed to use for filtration/electronics:

The bottom i chose (EBI Gold):



Same 'air duct' principle as described in my welcome post (see link on top of this thread)

Failing DSM (2 years ago):

Filling the tank:

Failing DSM results in failing (easy) plants after filling:

New growth was better:

But not good enough:


This was the setup 2 months ago; with Akadama (Bonsai Soil / baked clay) as substrate, and 2 LED bars on top. Don' tpay attention to the Salifert tests, this was a 'demo pic' for a local fish shop.

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Great looking tank, the install in the existing cabinet is so clean! Great work.

lots to learn...
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really really nice. Like all the DIY! What plants are all in there? Cardinals only?

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Awesome build! Keep us updated!

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