This tank is the reason I have not updated my 135g journal. That project was side tracked because I found an awesome deal on another135g tank/stand setup. The tank needed some serious cleaning but luckily there was no scratches under all the gunk I cleaned off and the tank was resealed a year ago. The stand was originally a fake wood melamine color so I patched any deep scratches and painted it a satin black and added some door handles. I added some 2x4 post within the stand to beef it up. Still have to adjust the hinges, as you can see in the pics the doors are not aligned.
I like my tanks with no background but also hate seeing any equipment in the tank, especially any out of place wires. I had a friend make a fake overflow box for me. Its just a 3 sided, 3.5"W x 10"L x 24"H black plexiglass with 5 x 1" holes on either side and 4 x 1" holes drilled on the bottom front. I have my fx5 intake, 300w heater and room for a internal UV sterilizer and another intake for an extra canister filter. The hoses for the canister and any wires run behind the overflow box. Only equipment visible are 2 hydor power heads. Its hard to pick up the look this gives in photos but its a pretty cool effect in person running no back ground.
The lighting in some of the pics looks different but that's just me messing around with the camera settings. I have no idea what I am doing when taking these pics so any insight on taking better pics of fish is much appreciated.
Any questions feel free to ask and love some feedback on the tank good or bad welcome.
The majority of the equipment and fish were purchased through members on this site.