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56 Gallon Column build.
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What's good people?

I just found this site today, and I thought I would post my current WIP on here.

I scored this tank and stand on Craigslist for $150. It's in pretty good shape except the front and side glass are a lil scratched up but not too bad. [ATTACHMENT NOT FOUND]

I decided that I want a drip wall and a large pond in front so I drilled the tank and installed some 1/2" bulkheads.
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I also ordered some real nice pieces of driftwood and bought a case of black pond spray foam, egg crate and nylon window screen, foam cups and went to work.
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I started to cover the bg in titebond III but I decided that I wanted more surface area for mounting plants and for the frogs to hang out so I added more foam and wood to the sides and the covered it with titebond and peat.
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On the right side of the tank I embedded four air lines connected to a single airline that will connect to an aquarium air pump to circulate fresh air. For filtration of my water feature I ordered a massive canister filter with a UV sterilizer built in. For lighting I ordered a 30" Coralife Aqualight Freshwater T5. Im probably going to order an Marineland Single Bright LED to supplement it.

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Also want to apologize for my pics being screwed up... I tried to fix them but I don't know how.
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#3
Welcome to the Den bud.
-Field Smith
Some frogs...
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#4
Thanks. You are every where man!

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#5
Welcome aboard, you got something cool started there digg! keep up the good work!
0.0.2 ‘Turquoise and Bronze’ D. Auratus (Michael Shrom line)
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Juand15 Wrote:Welcome aboard, you got something cool started there digg! keep up the good work!
Thanks! I hope my ideas turn out well

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It's looking good....going to be a nice size.
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Philsuma Wrote:It's looking good....going to be a nice size.
Thanks Phil. I actually love the depth of column tanks. I'm not a big fan of the long, skinny 55's

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Hey Phil, just wait till he gets it planted...I heard someone may be hooking him up with some cool plants to put in there...and some pretty frogs too.
-Field Smith
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#10
Almost looks more "cube" than "column".

What's your target species for in it ?

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fieldsmith Wrote:Hey Phil, just wait till he gets it planted...I heard someone may be hooking him up with some cool plants to put in there...and some pretty frogs too.
Lol.


Philsuma Wrote:Almost looks more "cube" than "column".

What's your target species for in it ?

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The dimensions are 31x19x29.5. This will house a very nice group of Luecs.

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