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broken1 07-09-2011 10:05 PM

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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broken1 07-09-2011 10:11 PM

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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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broken1 07-09-2011 10:18 PM

I still have a lot of work to do on it with little time so updates with be few and far between.

Boredomb 07-09-2011 10:26 PM

:shock: 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

lunawatsername 07-09-2011 10:29 PM

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! :)

broken1 07-09-2011 10:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lunawatsername (Post 729458)
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.

jeaninel 07-09-2011 10:44 PM

Sweet! What are the tank dimensions? And what stock do you have planned?

broken1 07-09-2011 10:52 PM

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.

lunawatsername 07-09-2011 10:53 PM

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Originally Posted by broken1 (Post 729462)
(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?

SinCrisis 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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