My name is James and I live in Australia.
I recently purchased a custom built 82Lx24Wx31H glass starphire aquarium brand new from an aquarium store in Melbourne.
The tank was one of five that was supposed to be installed in a large building but the builder sent the wrong measurements so the tanks wouldn’t fit into the wall cavity. I picked it up for $600aus.
Anyway, I plan on creating a heavily planted open top aquascape for this project. Rather than have larger fish in a tank this size I want to make use of the space and have schools of small fish like cardinal tetras, Rummynose tetras, cory Cats/cherry shrimp etc. it’s important for the tank to look natural and to mimic nature and to become its own balanced ecosystem.
The next step I to the build will be construction of the hardwood stand, I plan on making it 1 metre tall so the tank will sit 1.8m tall once on the stand, I also want plenty of space underneath for cO2, filtration etc.
Here is my list of equipment I plan on using, you guys are the experts so any changes you would make or any advice would be greatly appreciated, nothing is set in stone as of yet.
I plan on running 2x Fluval FX6 canisters.
4x Kessil 360WE tuna sun with rigid tank mounts
1x6.8kg cO2 cylinder with pre-made Rex grigg reactor from Nilocg aquatics.
I haven’t decided on heating as of yet because of the possible complications arising from the Fluval tubing.
I will run a wavemaker if recomended,
I would also like to run glass intake/outtake if there is a way to do so with the 1’ tubing.
This is all I’ve settled on so far, I will upload a few snaps of the tank also.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
Last edited by Fish-jitsu; 05-17-2018 at 04:59 AM.