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  1. shihr
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    so heres 2 pics of my new 1.22m tank :)



    have big plans for it!:p



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    That is a massive tank..

    Really big.. :)
     
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    those are nice dimensions...

    is it a starfire tank like you wanted?
     
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    what are your plans for it?
     
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    So, I gather it's take outs from now on. ;D

    MTS, resistance is futile. It's inevitable, even your kitchen will become a fish room.
     
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    Subscribed!And i love those plants that will give need metals to your other plants
     
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    Nothing quite like a shiny new big empty tank sitting on a table!!!

    +1 on the subscription.

    :)
     
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    unfortunately not :( they told me that i had to buy a whole big piece of glass as they dont have off cuts..

    its rimless though! 1cm glass..IMO looks much classier than the other ones..

    first i want to build the cabinet and internal back filter which will conseal the CO2, heaters etc. i'll section off the back with black perspex. the cabinet, i want to try build it in a ADA style.

    lights i was thinking of going the LED way.. but seems very complex and heavy on the wallet.. so i think i'll build my own lighting with as many T5's i can shove in there:p

    just for interest sakes, how many 3w leds would i need for this tank?

    im still not sure about the substrate yet.. i dont know if i want to go the flourite way or just plain gravel.....

    for the scape i got the rocks and wood already..

    plants, obviously some awsome carpet plant and some stem plants.. still deciding.. but that still has a long way to come..want to try my hand at some crypts this time round too..

    fish.. just some tetras and dwarf cichlids thats the plans for now..

    haha.. i think im trying to get as many tanks as i can b4 i get married next yr! that way i can say to the wife: "oh but b4 u moved in i already had all these tanks" so she cant complain :p haha..
     
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    hey shihr,

    here is a link to some plans for the different size stands, i wish i had of had this before i made mine, i just kinda winged it...

    there is a 120cm stand, i am sure you can adapt this...

    i used ply and laminated it, but i have seen some great looking ones that have been painted. i also used two sheets of ply for the top of the stand, the plans only show a single sheet. but your tank is going to weigh over 350kg's full...
     
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    WOW WBS!! thanks! thats really a great doc! whered u find it BTW? its all in russian:p

    guys, i was thinking of using 4-5 t5's in this tank? what u think? would it be bright enough to light lets say HC?
     
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    i got it from ASW...

    HC doesnt need that much light, i think you would get away with using 3-4...
     
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    laminating seems very complex and messy.. but i know its worth the effort.. im torn between painting it or laminating it.. :( im building this cabinet in a few wks time..

    i was thinking of making a support structure inside of the tank.. in those designs, do u think that the ply would be enough to hold?

    thanks for the lighting advice
     
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    ply is stronger than particle board so it should be fine even with a single top sheet...

    my status doesnt say captain overkill for nothing :p
     
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    Why not get already laminated boards?
     
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    the issue with that is the joins, it is almost impossible to get a nice 45 degree mitered joint with laminate so you will always need to cover some part of the wood up or have laminate patches.

    the idea with the ADA stand is that there are no visible seems or joins, except on the corners...
     
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    ya.. thats what i thought aswell..but im really considering using body filler, sanding then painting..i cn just see laminating being a HUGE task.. but im also deciding if i sld go 4 the original grey or gloss black.. guess i'll know when i build the tank..
     
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    Why not use aluminium frames, or even stainless steel, then cover it with pine?
     
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    ..dont have welding skills:p hehe.. i could prob ask some one to help but i think my wood work will be enough for now
     
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    I am sure that you could find some factory to help you out.. :) I am always worried about wood and water, and a tank that big will be heavy. Any bow and it will crack.
     
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    im gonna renforce it with wood struts on the inside..wont look as good but im also paranoid about wood work and 300l of water on the floor in 10 seconds ... :p
     

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