Finally.....it's here...

scarysdad

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After what seemed the longest planning/preparation in history; finally got my new 250gal tank built 'on-site' on Monday....the tank is 84" long x 27" wide x 26" tall......

here is my stand 'skeleton' ready for the tank..



and here is the tank on the stand with my 3-d background siliconed in.....



I will post more as I complete the stand, and fill/decorate.....looking at fish going in on Wed 27th...most of the fish from the 135 will be going in....

 

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so far so dank
 

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Looking good like the geo and that red oscar is exceptional!
 

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Nice!
Substrate? Filtration? Is there going to be any more decoration? Plant, wood, rock?

Brandon
 

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neo...the 3-d background panels are made by a German company called Juwel; they make tanks etc as well I bought them on-line from a German site; worked out at $50 for a 2ft by 2ft panel; they are made of polystyrene and cut really easily; you get either a 'rock wall' or 'tree stump set in rock'....

here's a link to their site...

http://www.juwel-aquarium.de/en/motive_background_root428.htm
 

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cb freder....... there will be lots more decoration..pics as I go...I have a huge 4ft piece of driftwood plus lots of smaller pieces, lots of plastic plants/vines with sand as the substrate.
filtration will be via 3 cannisters.....Fluval FX5, Eheim 2217, Eheim 2213, plus 2 internal power filters(total of 7300 lph(approx 1800 gallons ph); the power filters and the 2 Eheims are currently filtering the 135 and will be transferred over last minute just prior to the fish going in so no need to cycle......

I have just finished staining the stand 'skin' and doors; final top-coat of varnish tomorrow then finish the stand Sat/Sun....Monday day off....Santa comes.....Tues partially fill add sand and let it settle..Wed fill 135 straight in to the 250 add fish and filters.....sounds easy:grinno: ......bet it isn't:D
 

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Just for Cichlaguapote here's another shot of my female O......

 
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