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Egon

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I'm setting up my 360 next to my 450 in my living room - cool wife :)

I just recently moved to a new house and the 360 came with me. Below is a picture of it in the wall at my old house. It was actually in a computer "nook" that I framed in to the celling making it look like an "in the wall tank".

Now that it's moved I needed a stand. I had a metal stand welded with 2X2 square tubular stock. I intend to skin it with 3/4 ply and some doors in the future.

My living room is plumbed with a 1.5" drain line to the yard for the 450. I extended that line to the 360 and I drilled a hole in the bottom of the 360 for a 1.5 inch bulkhead and plumbed that to the drain. Just incase there's issues I can drain this baby in 5 minutes. Also this will be perfect for a drip system, giving the tank a gallon or so an hour of fresh water.

This is a tall tank so I want to do some kind of bio tower to utilize the drop the water is going to take to the sump. The last picture is an old acrylic 55 and a bio tower just resting on it. I'm sort of in the planning stages on how to plumb this. I may need help/suggestions in this area.

Also I have two 1.5 inch holes in the back panel of the tank. They are for the old over flow/sump system. I want to keep these holes and add 1 more, closer to the surface to skim the surface water to keep the oils and crap off the surface. This was an issue last time this tank was set up and I want to correct that.

FYI: This is my 450 thread:

http://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=287207
 

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NICE!

I'm thinking about buying a new house. It has an unfinished basement, and I already got my fiance's permission to finish it out as a fish room :)....

Can't wait to see the updates!
 

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BTW, how much deeper (front to back) and longer is the 450 than the 360, because that 360 seems to dwarf the 450 in the pics...
 

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12 Volt Man;3961003; said:
amazing! just curious, how did you reinforce your floors? or is your living room on ground level?

The floors in this area are concrete slab. Yeah, it's on the lower level.
 

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Egon;3960792; said:
Yeah it does look a lot bigger! LOL

360 is: 6 feet long 27" front to back and 44" deep

450 is: 8 feet long 3 feet front to back and only 30 inches deep
Wow, I can't even imagine a tank that's almost 4 feet tall :eek:. That's almost twice as tall as my 220g (at 24").

Hope I get a chance to have some monster tanks like that if I move into this new house...
 

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Conner;3961356; said:
Wow, I can't even imagine a tank that's almost 4 feet tall :eek:. That's almost twice as tall as my 220g (at 24").

Hope I get a chance to have some monster tanks like that if I move into this new house...
LOL To be honest it's too deep! It looks great but almost impossible to get anything done on the bottom of the tank. I actually got a professional snake grabber to get stuff off the bottom of the tank, dead fish, suction cups, and so on. 30" deep is the perfect depth. If I ever order a new tank, 36" will be the deepest I go, period.
 
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