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Background for my 5ft tank
Old 04-04-2014, 05:10 AM   #21
 
I haven't moved the tank back inside as yet.

While waiting for my tank movers i've decided to paint the stand this weekend, and move the tank to another room of the house (easier to do now than once fully set up lol)

Hopefully it will get wet this weekend!
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Old 04-05-2014, 03:17 AM   #22
 
Ok update time

Decided i wanted to paint the stand black, just finished that lol, Now just waiting for it to dry so that the stand/tank can be placed in the new spot (which is all ready and waiting). The new tanks that will be going underneath will hopefully be finalized this week also

On a roll now lol

*In regards to its new spot - I've decided to move it due to the weight that will be on the floor along the wall it was sitting. There is another large tank beside it there and their combined weight would be close to 1 ton, makes me nervous on floor boards. So to give me piece of mind, it is moving to another part of the house.
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Old 04-05-2014, 03:41 AM   #23
 
Stand is in place (i can move that on my own), now just gotta wait for my hubby and son to be home at the same time to move the tank :D
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Old 04-05-2014, 05:41 AM   #24
 
The stand painted and waiting
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Old 04-05-2014, 10:48 PM   #25
 
Soooooo, guess what......



Yep finally, the tank is now inside. I just gotta do a glass wipe (some oxide on it) and make sure its somewhat level and then i can fill er up!
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Old 04-06-2014, 02:12 AM   #26
 
So substrate in and filled



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Old 04-06-2014, 11:55 AM   #27
 
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I would be proud of that job,looks great. I bet your aquarium friends are envious.
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Old 04-07-2014, 01:46 AM   #28
 
I absolutely love it....very happy with how its turned out.

Had some enquiries from others wanting me to make them one lol. I am making another smaller one for myself starting next week....

I dropped a few cherries in it last night, they are still going and doing quite well it seems, so no toxic things in there. They'd have dropped dead within minutes if there was anything leaching, so getting more confident the sealer is doing a mighty fine job.

Will drag out the testing kit soon and get some base stats happening. Will drop the water out tomorrow, and refill. Will pick up a powerhead so i can turn the heater on. Gotta pick up some more media, will then seed the new canister and get things kicking along :)
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Old 04-08-2014, 04:34 PM   #29
 
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it looks fab ! i'm sooo looking forward to watching this
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Old 04-12-2014, 02:53 AM   #30
 
Started adding a bit of decor, wont be very much. Will be adding some plants to this at some stage. Added about 30-40 endlers and about 10 cherry shrimp (yep these will become food for the final inhabitants smile.png

The new tanks underneath


I priced a new canister for this today, pricey, but more than able to do the job. Just gotta save up the pennies to buy it lol
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