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post #1 of 53 Old 07-09-2011, 10:05 PM Thread Starter
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560 gal work in progress

Hi guys, new to the site but not to the hobby.

I thought I should share my DIY setup with you guys.
560gal main tank with 100gal growout.

the start of the new stand.
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enough done to put the tank on it
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and this is the beast.

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I also put rocks on top of the wood to keep it from floating.

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In the below picture you can see the start of the lights.

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Lets not forget my daughter the helper (not a good picture of her but its hard to get a 2 yead old to hold still).
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post #2 of 53 Old 07-09-2011, 10:11 PM Thread Starter
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3 mag18's hidden in overflow box (dont worry there will be more than zip ties holding it).
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post #3 of 53 Old 07-09-2011, 10:18 PM Thread Starter
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I still have a lot of work to do on it with little time so updates with be few and far between.
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post #4 of 53 Old 07-09-2011, 10:26 PM
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Holy Cow!!! LoL thats hugh! Looks like its going to be a great looking setup though. What do you stock a 560gal tank with? (anything you want?) LoL
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post #5 of 53 Old 07-09-2011, 10:29 PM
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wow that looks amazing! i dont envy you having to take care of a tank that big though lol im wondering, what kind of fish here those? and are you planning on keeping them all? i think the stocking of a 560 gal tank will be the most interesting part lol. well good luck with this, and welcome to the forum! :)

Meekish-female vt
Nahh-male vt
Rue-female lab/pit mix
Pandem-male kitty

Helios- male vt
Hades- male hm
Nero- male sd
20 gallon betta sorority

my girls: Maia (ct) Athena (ct) Eris(vt) Nyx (ct)
Hecate (ct) Artemis (vt) Bia (ct)
Rani (hm) Xylia (hm)
Pixie (hm) still in a 1.5g QT (conditioning)
Slugger and the Tag Alongs (my ragtag team of
freeloading snails )

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post #6 of 53 Old 07-09-2011, 10:39 PM Thread Starter
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wow that looks amazing! i dont envy you having to take care of a tank that big though lol im wondering, what kind of fish here those? and are you planning on keeping them all? i think the stocking of a 560 gal tank will be the most interesting part lol. well good luck with this, and welcome to the forum! :)
I had a bunch of goldfish in there but I later took them out so I could turn the pumps off so I could stain and polyurethane without the humidity being a problem.
They now live in a 18ft pond in a friend of mines back yard.(trying catching a bunch of fish in a tank that big was not easy)
Taking care of the tank will not be that bad because it is slate bottom with powerheads pointing to one side of the tank where the intake for the filters are.
Draining the tank for a waterchange is as easy as opening a valve to empty and fill with a hose.
For vaccumeing I will have a homemade python with a pump hooked to it.
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post #7 of 53 Old 07-09-2011, 10:44 PM
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Sweet! What are the tank dimensions? And what stock do you have planned?

150 Gallon - Mostly American Cichlids
135 Gallon - Angelfish Community
75 Gallon - Odd couple (Polleni/Angelfish)
55 Gallon - African tank
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post #8 of 53 Old 07-09-2011, 10:52 PM Thread Starter
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The Tank dementions are 8ft long x 32in deep x 4ft tall
The stocking of the tank is still up for grabs but I am thinking it will be a couple of cichla and a silver arrow.
I am planning on stocking the 100gal with smaller peaceful fish one is is finnished being a growout tank.
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(trying catching a bunch of fish in a tank that big was not easy)
i bet!

that doesnt sound too bad at all. seems like the worst part will be catching the fish when you need to.

what do you plan to put in it?

Meekish-female vt
Nahh-male vt
Rue-female lab/pit mix
Pandem-male kitty

Helios- male vt
Hades- male hm
Nero- male sd
20 gallon betta sorority

my girls: Maia (ct) Athena (ct) Eris(vt) Nyx (ct)
Hecate (ct) Artemis (vt) Bia (ct)
Rani (hm) Xylia (hm)
Pixie (hm) still in a 1.5g QT (conditioning)
Slugger and the Tag Alongs (my ragtag team of
freeloading snails )

RIP circe


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post #10 of 53 Old 07-18-2011, 09:33 AM
that's big enough for... a person to swim in... Turn up the pumps and heaters and you got a whirlpool... Looks great, gonna be epic when its stocked!
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