current status, 4/30/16 front/back shot, wall tank
thanks and yes this will be a lovely tank, just been contemplating on having the hood on it though as it will be hard to feed daily along with trying to make holes in it for the filter lines if i go on the side.I love it,
I cannot wait to see the finished product.
You are a very helpful person, so I wish you the best with this build.
glad someone else had the same mindset as me on this, took a bit of a hassle trying to find the right connectors(barbs) for the thru hole fitting they already had which was toilet bowl threaded pvc pipe, also added some pvc from a old sump straight up with a foam pre filter that i need to replace with a actual intake screen.Great looking tank and stand combo. I would find a way to keep the filter plumbing coming thru the bottom to maintain the clean looks of the tank. Nothing that a few pvc fittings and pipe couldn't take care of. You could bring them straight up and create an island style scape to hide them.
something like this possibly? http://www.amazon.com/MR-Jiang-Aquarium-Assembly-360%C2%A1%C3%A3DIY-Blue-gray/dp/B013OLHU3G/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1462120219&sr=8-10&keywords=aquarium+outlet+pipeIntake looks good. I would run the return straight up to near the surface and get some lockline to make a dual output nozzle. Would look much cleaner than the flex hose you have now.
decided to go with a finnex planted plus again possibly even two if i shutdown my 75g :frown2: ,after having some reports about the fluval plant 2.0 having real bad issues even though it is dimmable the power button can get stuck keeping it from working.ok guys i need some opinions on lighting, i have a planted plus on my 75gal and it seems to be growing very well but with the 24" vs 18" width i am worried it will not have enough light for just one fixture, should i get two of these? hang overhead? or get something like a exotic series?
depth of where sand will be to tank rim is 20"
tank width is 51.25" so i would possibly have to build a light holder for a standard 48" light
i am possibly going to do a straight piece of pvc with a bunch of holes drilled on the top of it all the way around to make a true 360 degree spray bar with gentle flow. any opinions on this? would it look ok? thinking of spraying it black along with the intake, also would making the intake lower to the sand be better in this case to hide in plants as well? might also paint one side black and stick the shelving part against the wall to make it look more natural because the room is kind of small for the 3 sided view i was going to doglad someone else had the same mindset as me on this, took a bit of a hassle trying to find the right connectors(barbs) for the thru hole fitting they already had which was toilet bowl threaded pvc pipe, also added some pvc from a old sump straight up with a foam pre filter that i need to replace with a actual intake screen.