So, rather than going nice and slow one tank at a time; I decided to go big or go home. Well as big as my home will allow for now anyway. Setting up the basement fishroom which is still a work in progress and is mid-build.
I've been posting a few videos to youtube if anyone's interested in checking that out: https://www.youtube.com/user/lksdrinker
So far I've got a 72 gallon bowfront, 2 x 55 gallons, 2 x 20 high, 20 long, a 29 gallon, a 30 gallon, 6 x 10 gallons, a 5 gallon, and a 7(?) gallon cube.
Here is a bit of an overview shot showing one half of the room. As you can see, space is very limited down here and I'm fitting tanks into some nooks and cranies!
Here is the 72 Bowfront with 2 AC 110s and a Home Depot 48" 2 bulb T5HO with a before and after of the homemade reflector i fabbed up. Dirt substrate (MGOC) capped with pool filter sand and some gravel:
The 20 long with a Fluval canister (305 maybe?) and a finnex planted +; (which I've since added a pressurized co2 setup). Dirt substrate (MGOC) capped with pool filter sand and a little pile of gravel:
The 29 gallon which is bare bottomed with some potted swords. Its got an AC50 along with a sponge filter. Plan is to use this as a growout tank for discus and it currently has 2 red turks along with 3 GBR:
One of the 55's (the other will be bare bottomed to grow out discus and will be directly below this one). This has an ac 70 and a (leaking) fluval 405 soon to be swapped out for a sun sun. Lighting is a 48" Finnex planted + (although I might swap the t5ho from the 72 gallon to this and vice versa). Dirt substrate capped only with gravel and no sand in this one:
And then this rack is holding 6 10 gallons, the 30 breeder and a 20 tall. The 10's up top are dirted and capped with pool filter sand (one on the right also has gravel); the second row going from left to right is just pool fiilter sand, just gravel, then an empty/bare bottom in the photo now has oil dri and the last one on the right is just gravel and plastic decorations. The 30 breeder and 20 tall are bare bottom at the moment and I'm not sure if they'll stay that way to act as qurantine and growout tanks or not yet. The majority of these tanks all have sponge filters and nothing else right not except for the gravel/plastic deco tank which has an ac50 on it right now.
Progressing along at a steady pace and hope to continue building, growing, collecting, updating, etc!