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    and here's the tank after painting the ends and the trim.
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    Hello peeps,
    I have been MIA for a very long time but am back in action. Life has threw some curve balls at me in the last year so it will be limited participation but back none the less. My tank is coming along very well. I tryed to update this journal lastnight but for some reason couldn't get anything to work. :) still trying to figure out the new interface. I will update tonight if it works.
    To be continued...
    "The greatness of a nation and it's moral progress may be judged by the way it's animals are treated", Gandhi
    Shark fin soup... A bowl of Travesty I will NEVER stomach".

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    So Here's the beginning stages of framing the wall/stand.
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    Not the greatest photo's but all I got...
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    Only the best helper ever!!
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    After framing and drywall.
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    I have decided to go with a Malawi tank. It is an all male Peacock/Hap tank. I purchased glass top, strip light, ehiem jager 300W heater and fluval fx5 filter. I got the filter onsale at a local LFS and it ended up being $100 cheaper then any other shop around here. I added an extra smaller heater in hopes of stabilizing the temp.
    I added egg crate to the bottom of the tank before adding some play sand for a substrate. I hard scaped the tank with rocks I had collected awhile back. I opted out of using the driftwood in order to maintain proper and stable PH.
    I am lucky that where I live the water straight out of the tap is very hard with a constant PH of 8.0. It's nice not to have to mess with the water chemistry in any way. It just works perfectly for african cichlids.

    Here is the finished stand from the laundry room.
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    I framed it out with some white metal and will complete it by adding some white MDF casing. I am picking up a load tomorrow to finnish the windows and doors on the basement reno.
    Here's the almost finished project.
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    I plan on adding a HOB filter, my fluval C3 for now. I also plan on getting some bigger rock so that I can eventually create some more height in the tank.
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    I currently have stocked the following:
    3 - Sunshine Peacock
    4 - Midnight Peacock
    2 - Ruby Red Peacock
    2 - Strawberry Peacock
    3 - Deep Water Hap
    1 - Electric Blue Hap
    2 - Hap Borleyi
    1 - Venustis
    All are juveniles or young adults except 2 Sunshine Peacocks and 1 Strawberry.
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    I will upload more photo's of tank and fish when I get some good ones.
    Last edited by Kayfish; 03-03-2013 at 05:36 AM.
    "The greatness of a nation and it's moral progress may be judged by the way it's animals are treated", Gandhi
    Shark fin soup... A bowl of Travesty I will NEVER stomach".

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    The scratches on the tank are allot more noticable then I expected but none the less I am still really happy with the results so far. I have been planning and thinking about this tank for so long it's hard to believe it's finally in the wall!!
    And that was a tank journal update in fast forward...

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    Can't believe I missed this thread. Looks great!
    "Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." Carl Sagan
    ~ My 350 Litre Tank Journal ~

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    Glad to see you have finished this tank you got a while back

    I've always wanted to do a in-wall build like that, but never had a space in any of the homes that we lived in were it would have make sense to do it. I really like how your project turned out.

    I'm looking forward to more pics and up-dates
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
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