If I had that much time, I would do almost exactly the same background setup... very impressive!
The tank was on craigslist for awhile, you probably did see it. It was in pretty rough shape, one side of the tank was scratched to hell, but was perfect for my setup!I wouldn't be surprised if that tank you got is one I saw earlier this year, lol.
I have absolutely no worries about the stand. The tank is only 17" tall, and acrylic, so it doesn't weigh as much as you would think. A standard 125G weighs around 220 lbs more than my tank, and most 125G stands I've seen only have 3 upright 2X4 or 4X4 "columns". Using heavy nails and woodglue are overkill strong enough for this application.Only concerns I'd have for your project is the build of the stand. I am an advocate to overbuilding/designing an aquarium stand.
Great work! Love the background and driftwood.
I'd vote for a bigger school of tiger barbs.
Well done on a great tank.... +1 on more Tigers.....
Thanks! Science FTW :icon_smil Although I have a lot of education in Physics, a more apt username for me would probably be "EngineerDude".Wow, pretty awesome background! Looking forward to seeing the progress here!
P.S. I just noticed our forum nicknames are quite similar, haha.
Yeah I know what you mean, the pictures are almost underwhelming to what it looks like in person. From left to right the entire setup is 12 feet wide. It takes up the entire wall of one side of my dining room.The stand makes the tank look small to me, but I know it isn't! I think it turned out nice. Definitely cool with all the automation that you have put in place.