Front view of my in wall 220 Gallon Community tank. The cut out you see in the upper left of the tank is a feeding tube to feed the fish. 100_0722.jpg
The Back view showing all the inner workings. 100_0726.jpg
View of the plants used for Nitrate control. 100_0779.jpg
View of my test drain, a 1/4" drain with ball valve, this is used to get test samples of water without having to get wet. 100_0335.jpg
This is the drain line used for water changes, it extends down 50% into the bottom of the tank, and is connected with a ball valve. Open the valve and the tank drains 50%, this drain is connected to the houses sewage drain. 100_0337.jpg
This is the fill line, connected to both the hot and cold water lines for the house, again connected to a ball valve. Very easy water changes open the drain and let it drain, open the fill line let it fill. 100_0344.jpg
Over view of the sump lay out, customized for my needs, the trash can was the mechanical filter, it has since been replace with a filter sock. P1010029.jpg
Side view of sump setup, again the trash can has been replaced with a filter sock. This setup allows the pump to have full access to all water volume, as well as removes micro bubbles; and makes the setup almost silent. It also ensures the media will never be left dry in the event of tank overflow. 100_0334.jpg
The lights are connected to a timer, there is also a light switch in the tank viewing area that is connected after the timer; this allows me to turn off the lights without effecting the timer.
So what do you think?