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Hey All

I haven’t been on this forum for a long time. Thought I’d post some pics of the tank. It’s been running for about 1.5years now and no deaths have occurred thus far. I am really glad I invested the time and money into it… it has been a really rewarding experience. Without the help and info from this forum and many others this tank probably wouldn’t have happened… so I’d like to say thanks. bigsmile.gif

The Tank:

- 150x60x60 Main Tank

- DIY 120x40x45 Sump

- DIY Concrete Background

- DIY Stand and Hood

- DIY Bucket Wet/Dry Filter

The Fish:

- 6 Electric Yellow (4m/2f) - Not positive on the sex ratio

- 6 Maingano (4m/2f) - Not positive on the sex ratio

- 2 Bristlenose Catfish (1m/1f)

My photography skills are quite bad (new camera)... but here goes:

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Front View

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Side View

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3 x 1” Draining holes/tubes

1 x 1” Return pipe that has 2 return points below the surface of the water

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The Return pipe has flow control and a one way flow valve to prevent a siphon from occurring.

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The return piping and skimmer box are hidden behind the concrete background.

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The skimmer box and the plastic gutter guard, as seen looking up into the tank. The gutter guard prevents fish from ending up in the wet/dry filter (almost happened... hence the gutter guard).

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Vents over the transistors in the lights allow heat out of the hood.

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The 1st half of the sump, along with the bucket wet/dry filter. Bad photo… I know.

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The 2nd half of the sump, along with the return pump. Bad photo… I know.


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