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    This is my current tank, its 265 liters

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    this is gonna be my new tank. Its 360 liters, about 95 gallons. 1.8 meter long. Currently im busy making my own background with styrofoam. Intergrating the filters in it. Using 2 cannisterfilters. Circulating about 1800 liters an hour. But with low flow, cause they dont like heavy current.

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    Wow! They are going to love all that room!

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    Hope so, how is your scape going?

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    It's going slow. I have a couple of projects to finish first, and I am way behind.

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    I know what you mean. Have this tank for already a year. Had to do so many things before i could start this.

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    Hopefully, after the gameroom is finished, I will be able to get started on this build. I'm crossing my fingers that it will be by the end of next week!

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    They are going to LOVE all that room!!!
    72 Gallon Bow - ACF and GF tank.
    26 Gallon Bow - ACF tank.

    20 Gallon Long - ACF tank.


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    How is the build going? Any progress yet?

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    Slow, got a daughter that just became 1 month. Pretty much sucks up all my time. But got some things done. When i ve got the time i ll take a pic. How is yours going?

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    Congrats on your daughter!

    I haven't had a chance to start my build yet. I'm behind on the home improvement projects I have to do first, and the new school semester just started. And I'm still a bit indecisive on which tank I'm going to use. I have a 100 gallon tank and a 125 gallon tank. The 100 has a slightly larger footprint at 9 sq feet, but it's 6 feet long. The 125 has an 8 sq feet footprint but is only 4 feet long and will accommodate a 4' shop light better.

    Can't wait to see your pics! I'm sure it will look awesome!

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    Tnx. Why not both ☺

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    Lol. I need one for my bearded dragons.


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    Forgot to take pics of the background when it was only styrofoam but got it coated in 1 layer of tileglue. Gonna do another layer, maybe some 3 layers. See how it works out.

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    From the otherside

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    Looks nice. Do you mind explaining how you are making the background?

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    No, not at all. Thaught i explained enough, not a man of many words ☺. But i ll try to tell more, if anything isnt clear just say. Also im dutch, so excuse my english.

    I used isolationplates u can buy at any hardwearstore, online even.
    I used roofmate as the first layer of background because its sturdier and i had still had some at home. Then i bought some styrofoam plates cause its much cheaper, like 6 euros for 10 plates. The roofmate would be 70 euros for the same amount.
    I cut the plates up in smaller pieces, max 50cm cause i got a trim at the top of the tank. On some plates i used another layer of styrofoam to overlap the cuts and to create a bit more dimension.
    For the inlet i used wiringtubes where u can later connect the hoses to and drilled holes in them for an more even and low current.
    I then coverd it up with styrofoam and made some holes in that.
    For the outlet i build 2 sump like chambers 1 with a piece cut out of the top for the skimmer and 1 with a hole near the bottom to collect waste. I ll post some pics later to show how i coverd the holes.
    I also made a cave using several layers of styrofoam and created some platforms the same way.
    Then i used tileglue to create a more natural look. And thats the step im currently at.

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