Thread: I'd like to intoduce my aquarium
03-01-2013, 07:35 PM #11
Welcome to the community. That is one very impressive tank. What's it stocked with?
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03-01-2013, 07:58 PM #12
03-01-2013, 08:33 PM #13
Thanks for sharing and welcome to the forum.
Like everybody else I'm looking forward to more pictures.Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
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03-02-2013, 09:24 AM #14
Welcome to the AC....
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03-08-2013, 02:51 PM #15
Sorry guys, I keep trying to upload my photos but get errors. I have lots for you. Not sure what the problem is but I have uploaded them to other sites no problem. Here is a link I have to some pics on ratemyfishtank: http://www.ratemyfishtank.com/phpBB3...43.html#p40743
It shows my pluming, a couple views and my favorite fish infront of cement 3d background I made. I got the tank from these guys:http://www.walltanks.com
03-09-2013, 03:21 PM #16
03-09-2013, 03:30 PM #17
Ok here are all your pictures (post above has 5 more)
Ok here is the last pic!!!!
So now you can see the tank, it's actually 97" long. Made from 1/2" acrylic. I got the guys ar http://www.walltanks.com to make this for me, they are local.
It's a freshwater tank with DIY background made from styrafoam and cement. The front will have cabinets built around soon. Custom maple doors with gray slate stain. My father will build these, he's good with wood.
I have hot and cold running into the top and hooked to a metal float. I also have water pipe flowing into the tank and running to a drain so with turn of a tap a siphon will start and only drain the tank to halfway mark. Makes water changes super easy. I do 50% a week. When I want to vacumm gravel I put a quick connect hose on then end of my siphon (inside the tank) and start cleaning (every 2 weeks). So far I have steady 15ppm with nitrates.
Under the tank is a drain and pan that the cannister sits in. I clean filter media in the pan so the cannister never moves.
You can't see in the pics but I have a lower hospital tank so with the turn of a couple taps water from the big tank into a smaller one. It also has a drain under it and if it overflows it will run into the pan.
I have taken alot of extra steps to try to prevent any overflow from getting on my hardwood floors. Many times I have walked away and forgot it was filling but the float and drain on hospital tanks worked like a charm.
Last edited by ramboo; 03-09-2013 at 03:34 PM. Reason: add more info
03-09-2013, 03:36 PM #18
Very cool set-up you have there. Of course you realize we are going to want more pictures once the cabinets are done.If it's called tourist season why can't I shoot them?
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I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
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03-09-2013, 04:58 PM #19
03-14-2013, 02:26 AM #20
Oh my, quite impressive indeed!
How about a list of fish?