I often find when a scape has run out of control the best thing is the resolution and relief when the next scape hits, even rescued scapes can still harbour that ghost of dissatisfaction.
So what’s next then? 😈
The other thing to bare in mind is that high flow and high velocity aren’t necessarily the same thing, that’s where Lilly pipes and diffuser outlets come into their own. It’s high velocity that Betts’s struggle with mostly, also bare in mind that big turnovers are intended for when the tank is...
Eheim sell one in nearly that size braceless and Ada and many of the German outlets have 120x60x60 but they’re not 10mm.
I have rounded corner tanks but always use them backwards so there’s no visible seams at the back of the tank and the front is nice and crisp.
800 amanos? Some wood grazing cats? As many floaters and rotala stems as you can tolerate looking at for a month or 3?
Seems a shame to give up on what is a 10/10 bit o wood work.
The thing with it is, as you say, it’s as long as a piece of string, my last twigs scape took 4 months before...
I have both, I like the uns better for finish at the mitre but in a blind taste test I would take the one that had the dimensions I like best and would be unable to tell the difference were it not for the mitre.
If I were you I’d get a plate cut of the same size as the top in a thick plywood and add a brace or two at the back to remove any wobble. If it isn’t on adjustable feet or nicely levelled I’d also figure that out.