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Finnaly got the stand finished to the point it can be setup. Moved it into location, and got the aquarium itself moved into place. I have it slightly filled up to the plastic frame for leveling.

Only thing left is to finish the oak doors (they can be added at any time) and to get shims to level the stand before filling 100%. I should be finished by this weekend and then comes the fun part of buying fish and plants to fill this think up!

It's been a multi-month long project building the stand and getting the room recarpeted but the end is in sight! Or is it the beginning :cool:

Edit: Forgot to say, this is a 6 foot 125 gallon aquarium.

 

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looks awesome! wish I had the room for something like that!! what are you going to do with it? aquascaping wise, and stock?
 

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Aquascape plans got destroyed, so I'm not entirely sure. I was going to try to put in terraces and make the impression of a river running through a pair of them, and a piece of driftwood bridging the gap like a natural land bridge.

But... the terrace idea didn't work out. So I'm back at the drawing board. I have lots of Malaysian Driftwood, with a couple of larger pieces, that will be going in for sure.

For fish:

6x Angelfish
10x Marble Hatchetfish
10x Diamond Tetra
10x Harlequin Rasbora
6x Julii Cory
6x Schwartz Cory
1x Whiptail Catfish
6x Otocinclus
2x Bristlenose Pleco

For plants, this is still up in the air:

Anubias coffefolia
Anubias Congensis
Anubias hastifolia
Chilensis
Pygmy Chain Sword
Cryptocoryne undulata
Java Fern
Melon Sword
Radican Sword
Spiralis
Echinodorus martii
Water Sprite
Cryptocoryne crispatula
 

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ahh, that first idea sounded good!

Man the possibilities are endless eh? with so much room, you could put some big stuff in there! urghh, I need a bigger house, or the mrs to move out!
 

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200 Corys would be way too many...

This will be my first use of a canister filter. It has a spray bar, should I have it along the back or along the side? And pointed horizontal, angled down, or straight down? I won't have it angled upwards because I don't want surface disturbance.
 

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very impresive! did you do a diy thread on your stand?
I started one, but after the basic frame was done ... I forgot to take pictures of anything else in the process:oops:

at the top of the stand is that border for bottom wall?
I think so, I just went into Home Depot and grabed whatever molding or trim looked good. I don't own a router to make my own.
 

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Starting to get sand in ... cleaning this much play sand takes a loooong time. All my neighbors have driven by giving me strange looks as I sit in a lawn chair near the road with a couple buckets, a hose, and bags of play sand :lol:


Cooking up some wood. Way to large for any pots we have, so boiling one side then switching. Dual purpose of sanitizing and releasing the worst of the tannins.



All the sand is in (finally!) and have the tank filled, heaters in, and filter running. So close to getting fish....


Once the heaters get a stable temp I'll start adding Stability, live plants on Wednesday, and I'll put the first school of fish in then as well which will likely be the 10 Harlequin Rasbora.
 

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Populated with sanils, who are promptly making race tracks in the sand as they explore their new home. You can kind of see one of the tracks.


Put in most of the driftwood, still have one more large piece to go in. Could really use ideas on where to put it all.


Left side with a couple Wisteria cuttings and one Brazilian Pennywort from my other tank.


Center


Right side with all my baby Java Fern I got off my big one in the other tank.


Massive plant order is coming in Wednesday to finish the setup, then the fish :D
 

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Looking good!! Positioning will figure itself out, I'm sure you won't be happy for ages. Gotta get the plants in and the see what happens.
 

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Remember that thread that got started called.... "You know you are addicted when"....
well I'm sitting on the couch with my laptop thinking....."Geomancer, don't you dare stop posting pictures of this project!".... I'm already addicted to your tank!!! :rofl: HA!!
And I bet you anything, I'm not the only one! LOL :lol:
Keep em coming... Please!
 
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