didnt think of light inside the cabinetr, not really necessary as I have a pot liugth almost directly infront and above the tank which shines a lot of light into it with the doors opened up.
I have decided on B as well, just need to find a nice center piece of driftwood (will offset it 2/3 from the right), that doesnt cost 100$+
Right now I am showcasing 125 gallons of muck, super cloudy water still, the jet fell off the filters output when i was messing with it besicaly destroying the cap on one end of the tank and pumping soil everywhere. Right now I have osme baby swords in there, some tall random plant from LFS
, and what a seller desribed as (weird octoput plant) to me it looks like chives. Have a bunch of saggitarious coming which will be my fore/midground plant. So need to start doing large water changes to clear the tank up. It has never been very clear.
PS that water clear stuff, does it work by bonding suspensed particles so the filter cna pick it up better? I have 2 polishing pads in the fx5 but they dont seem to be doing much.
Some more pics. The woodwork is basicaly done, on to sanding and staining. Just have to make some small 1" drop beuty oak veneers under the crown to cover the pine back board. Got the glass for the top ordered. It encomases the whole surface area of the aquarium, and leaves a 3" tall slit along the back for gas exchange. the LED
will sit ontop of the glass. I have a very wide plastic center brace on the tank, so raising the light should help lessen the shadow cast by it in the center.
I am also re staining the whole thing, to me much much darker, almost a burn oak look, still a satin clear. Got some nice brushed stainless handles for it too. You can see from the right side i kinda goofed and the crown cant go all the way full depth, so I had to stop it up against the wall. Will add some pine backing baord behidn it so you cant see all the way through.
flip up top. Fits nicely. Still need to make a rear brace so the glass has full support around the perimeter and to add overall rigidity. Using hydauylic prop rods like on the trunk of cars (but much less force) to help with opening and keeping it open. I dont want to use a prop rod in fear of knocking it over, and having the lid come down causing all sorts of damage.