I'm planning a 110gal for my living room. It's going to divide my living room from my dining room.
As is, when you walk into my house and pass through the entry way, it opens into my living room with the TV on the left wall. I have an L shaped sofa to the right. Behind the sofa is our dining room. I plan to place this beast directly behind the sofa so that you can't see the TV from the dinner table, and you can't see the dinner table from the living room.
The tank is almost six feet in width, so I'm planning to put a canister Fluval filter feed and return against the wall where it can't be seen.
Here's the interesting part:
I want to fill the tank about 85% of the way to the top, and use a platform from an under gravel filter to create a deck dry area for newts or small turtles. I would use the UGF platform under the gravel at the bottom as a weigh down, connect the risers to it, and use the other half of the UGF platform to make my deck. Think of a reversed C, where the bottom portion is covered with gravel to weigh it down and steady the top portion.
Has anyone here executed something like this before? The end goal is a large, planted freshwater aquarium with a dry platform for animals other than fish.
I'd appreciate some help in brainstorming. Pros/ cons and other things I've not thought of yet.