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Second tank set up (WIP)

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So, as some of you guys may or may not be aware I've had a 4ft tank from eBay sitting in my wardrobe for probably about 6 months now. I was putting off setting it up because I was under the assumption we'd be moving around August but as it happens we'll be staying where we are now for at least another year.
I struggled with where to put the new tank since it's not exactly small and I didn't want to turn the entire house into one big fish room (well I did but it wouldn't be fair :P) so I decided i'd put the tank outside and move my single tail fish out there to ease the load on my original tank.
I'm terrible at anything practical, my dad on the other hand has been a carpenter for about 20 of my 23 years so I supplied him with the materials and he went to work. Here's the result thus far :)

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It's going to sit overnight full so I can test for leaks since it's an eBay tank n all. I'm pretty happy with the outcome, it's in a covered patio area where an old unused barbecue used to sit, the posts at either end are left long because the plan is to attach trellis and grow some sort of climbing plants at either end. I'm also planning on trying out a planted dirted tank with this one.

Thanks for looking :)

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Very, very cool! I wish I had the climate to be able to do a sheltered outdoor tank. Can't wait to see pics, after it's all done, and the fishies are inside. Congrats! :D

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Was wondering what became of that tank! :teehee Can't wait to see it with fish in it!1113169679.gif

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Great stand! :thumbs:

Don't forget to update when completed and full :please climbing plants and all :D

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Oh wow that looks incredible! Looking forward to seeing it complete :D

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That looks great.

Hope you post pics when the fish are in too.

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Oh how awesome! That is just beautiful and will be so stunning once you have lots of plants growing all around it!!!

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very nice!!

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Awesome, Tom. Your dad did a great job on the stand! :)

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Fabulous, Tom. The tank is going to look so nice with plants around it.

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Great stand! What a great idea to design the stand trellis-ready across the top.

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So it's full and trellis attached. It's still gonna be murky from the dirt under the gravel cap. Just have to wait now. Thanks for the comments :)

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It looks great! How nice to have a carpenter in the family!!!! (I'm a little jealous!)

I can't wait to see it all done & plants growing!!!!

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Wow I love the trellis! That will provide nice shade!

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That does look great. Well done! :thumbup2:

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:nana looking good :)

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I think we need to see more pics! Let us know how your tank is growing in!

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