Pictures would be sweet can't wait
ThanksRoom really looks good. What don't you like about your light setup?
I was thinking the sink would go where the 29 gallon is. I have a drain and water just on the other side of the wall just to the left of the 125g tank. It is 2-3 feet from the corner. If I put it at the end of the 125g I would have to run the water and drain 8 feet so not a problem. If I put the sink where the 29g is now(left of the 125g) I would have to run less plumbing but I would limit my self on expanding for more tanks. I also worry about the sink blocking part of the view to the 55g, but that feels like the best choice.whats the other spot for your sink? By the buckets? I would base it on where the plumbing comes from. And jjposko has some really nice leds set up, most likely gonna go with those lights my self....
I have the same shop lights from lowes on the second shelf. I will look at the LED lights on your thread, I like the idea of LED but I'm pretty cheap so I went with the shop lights.Well I have the standard $15 48" lowes shop lights with 6500k bulbs over my betta tanks. I have 2 Current Freshwater + LED 48" lights over my ten gallon tanks which I really like. Then I have my 6000k LED flloodlights test over my 29g tank(2x10w 1 20w). I really like the current LED's but the flood lights seem to be doing great over my 29g tank.
Sorry for all those picts in your thread. I thought you were looking for options, not concern over plant growth. You cant beat the shop lights for what they cost and they grow low light plants great.
If you are planning on big fish then the bigger tanks are worth putting in.
Can you re-route the heating vent above/below/to the side to an area that won't get blocked? That way you could accommodate the tanks you want.
I am looking forward to what fish you decide to get and raise.
I got the "tool" built and I made the tip so I can change it for different tanks. I picked up the stuff Friday night but I got once of the connectors wrong so I wasn't able to use it Sat morning on my water changes. But I got the right one sat evening and did a test run on my 125 to see how it worked, very happy with it.I do the same idea as in that link, I just switch out the end to a longer or shorter piece. Get yourself a 35 gallon Rubbermaid garbage can, and one of those emergency pumps commonly found at Home Depot or Ace Hardware normally used to deal with water in the basement. You'll also need a hose long enough to run to a drain. Siphon the tanks into the can, plug in the pump to drain. If you want to get fancy/lazy you can hook a float switch to the pump. Use the hose to fill when done draining, if you run a 2nd hose you can fill one tank while the next is draining. Those pumps are designed to drain down to about 1/4" of water, and have a screen to block things like plant debris, gravel, or snail shells.
Dirt tanks are really easy to set up and once you get past the month mark your tank mantainance goes down by 50%.... If you try dirt just get the cheap topsoil, cook at 185 degrees F to kill the bugs and other stuff. One inch dirt one inch gravel, most important part is one inch of dirt... Sand and gravel are somewhat interchangeable, altho you will have less problems with gravel (sand needs MTS to work right). Seriously easy for a guys like us to set up, I personally will only use dirt in my planted tanks now. If you try a small tester tank I can be pretty sure you will be like "why didin't I do this sooner". It has to be the most cost effective upgrade all based on the common sense fact that plants need dirt.