I'm moving into a new house and installing an aqaurium into a chimey breast cavity that bridges 2 rooms.
The tank will be 762 x 521 x 500H mm, custom made by Windsor Aquatics - hopefully to be delivered in about 2 weeks.
It will be set up as a community planted tank.
I've started the construction to the aquarium stand with 1.5x2.5" timber and 18mm ply base - all as level as I can get it .
From the living room the tank and stand will be panelled off with a rounded rectangle arpeture 12/18mm MDF. The opposing side will have all the access to tank top and external filter/electrics (underneath).
I plan for 2x 30w tubes with reflectors on a removeable shelf to aid access should it be required.
The under cabinet has a power supply which was drawn from a near by socket and drilled through so there will be no cables viewable.
Filter hoses, electrical cabling and the like will be routed up/down the 3" space each side of the tank.
I'm using a Eheim 2026, 150-200w internal or external heater (haven't decided yet), and a UV steriliser.
I have a few large, tall bits of mopani wood for the centre and plan to use 2-3mm gravel or an aqua clay/earth.
To create structure I want to make some walls/terraces and as yet haven't decided how.
I have photos to post ASAP and will update as it develops.
Last edited by headsortails; 08-05-2006 at 07:00 PM.