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Alright! Thanks for the suggestion. I haven't seen photos of the tank on the stand, am I missing something?
Nope. Haven't quite gotten that far yet is all. I need to figure out how I'm going to knock down my 90p. I think I need to just get a bunch of buckets to empty all the plants, soil and fish into for holding. Move the 90p to a temporary location. Set it backup and place everything back in that I plan on keeping. Then wont have to rush so I can properly setup the 120p in its place.
 

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Ah, make sense now. I'm glad I was able to set up my new tank in a different location and move everything after. Putting it in the same location would definitely pose some issues. I think you have the best plan right there though, moving it to buckets and setting it back up in a new home. That does make for a long day though.
 

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So the build is finished and just need to tweak a few things now:

Leak Testing


Hardscape - No.1


Partially planted - more plants should arrive Thursday and then in goes the sand.
 

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You should try ohko stones. The driftwood in the middle looks out of place.


-Alan
 

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Wow. Inspiring layout! Is that regular old jungle val in the back?
Thanks. Its a good start and will change quite a bit still. That is Cyperus helferi. I had them from my last aquascape. They started as tissue cultures and have been growing out for about 9 months in my last aquascape.

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Speaking of the stones, where did you pick those up?
The stones came from an ebay shop.
 

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Love the rock work!

Really amazing. Reminds me of the Creation of Adam painting on the Sistine Chapel
That is so funny...I had the same thought about the two rocks.

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I like the stones but I agree with Alan, that wood kills the negative space there
Thanks for the input. I agree something is off there as well and am still working it.
 

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Nice scape and nice stand! How thick is the plywood on top? I'm asking because I built a stand similar in a way, but when I put my tank on top it didn't sit flush against the plywood. So I was just curious about yours. Did you have to plane the plywood or anything?
 

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Nice scape and nice stand! How thick is the plywood on top? I'm asking because I built a stand similar in a way, but when I put my tank on top it didn't sit flush against the plywood. So I was just curious about yours. Did you have to plane the plywood or anything?
The wood is poplar and is 1.5" thick slab that I had built at the lumber yard for this project. I made it so thick to match the wall shelving unit in my office.
 
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