What a beautiful tank. Thanks for all the info you have given the community. I'm also looking to purchase the 1500. I went to see Dave at aquarium Gardens so I could see the tank in person. Great place. What a tank!
Thanks Alan for the kind words and you won’t go far wrong visiting Aquarium Gardens and speaking with Dave or any of the staff there.What a beautiful tank. Thanks for all the info you have given the community. I'm also looking to purchase the 1500. I went to see Dave at aquarium Gardens so I could see the tank in person. Great place. What a tank!
So... I'm at the very early planning stages. I can install a drain very easily. Also I'll be able to get access to a hot and cold feed So I'm going to replicate your setup.
The only question I have to you sir.
Is there anything regarding the plumbing you would change if were staring again?
Sounds like you have several options there, probably the best one would be to position the tank and then go through the wall exactly where needed from the cupboard.View attachment 133884 View attachment 133885 Thanks for the info.
I have a suspended floor and there's plenty of room under the floor to crawl around. I can place the drain when the tank base is installed.
Behind the wall, where View attachment 133882 View attachment 133883 View attachment 133882 View attachment 133882 View attachment 133883 the tank is going there's a walk in cupboard (under the stairs) so I was thinking of putting some my plumbing in there. I might just have the 2nd set of hot and cold taps under the tank. I've not told the wife about that idea yet! Anyway, I'm lucky that I've got flexibility regarding plumbing. The joys of owning a house built in 1925!
Yes I'm sad. The blue tape is the size of the 1500. It's all a plan. Letting the wife know what I'm doing.
Good luck with your IAPLC entry. I know you said you weren’t expecting to place highly etc but I personally believe you do deserve to as I have admired this tank for a good while now. There are too many dioramas appearing in the high rankings in my opinion, anyone else agree?
If I was going to do some detail rocks I would want to use a rock of the same type broken up personally - given the short timescales involved this would likely not look right as the patena/darkening that comes with age on the types of rocks will not have had chance to form. I’m not a fanof using different gravels as a transition personally asI think they look unnatural. I think I saw Juris use Marino moss glued to rocks prior to a competition photo before and this looked good so may be something you wish to research/consider.
Ah thank you both. Yes I think you are right about the graded stones/gravel not having time to age. I think they would be too fussy for this heavy scape so will enter as is.Good luck and congrats for entering IAPLC mate, with the comeback of the NA style, your beautiful aquascape has all chances to get a nice ranking!
As for the sand, just leave it like that, it goes well with the style of the rest of the tank.