Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > DIY Projects
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 11-10-2014, 02:33 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: NY
Posts: 119
New 155 Bow!

Hey I'm about to get my hands on a 155 bow tank. My only problem is finding a stand for it. So at this point in my search I realize I need to custom build this thing anyone know where to find a good guide on building a stand this big?


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________

__________________
Gonzo1683 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2014, 11:52 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
Community Moderator
 
Autumnsky's Avatar



POTM Champion
Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Northern Colorado, USA
Posts: 10,358
Congratulations on such a dream tank, SW or FW?!?

What kind of weight...WOW! Better be a tried design.
__________________

__________________

New to FW fish? First tank in a long time or EVER??? Need some info on keeping fish?
Start here - Aquarium Advice Article https://www.aquariumadvice.com/guide...ater-aquarium/

Community Rules
https://www.aquariumadvice.com/forum...ork&page=rules

FW & SW
Favorite tank right now -12G PRL Shrimp
Autumnsky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2014, 11:25 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: NY
Posts: 119
New 155 Bow!

Thanks..for now I'm gonna do FW. Not sure how heavy the tank itself is from what I heard its light.
__________________
Gonzo1683 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2014, 05:21 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: NY
Posts: 119
Oops my bad I've posted things in another thread instead of this one... Anyway

What should I stock the tank with?
Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAquarium Advice1417987165.381298.jpg
Views:	124
Size:	209.6 KB
ID:	257718

Gonna go fresh water.. Just gotta stain the cabinet and clean the tank a bit.. I'm hoping for community fish but something that gets to a decent size


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________
Gonzo1683 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2014, 05:43 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
emerald76's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 3,332
Do heavy plantings and some nice angels or discus! Then german blue rams (all girls or 3 pairs) and a huge school of rummynose or cardinal tetras, as in 30 plus or two schools or 20 plus each. Either a big group of otos or some of the cories that like heat more. I believe false Juliis fit the bill.


Delivered via owl
Ministry of Magic
__________________
It's not a dumb question if you ask it.
Too many tanks? GASP! How could that be?
emerald76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2014, 06:06 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
Community Moderator
 
Autumnsky's Avatar



POTM Champion
Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Northern Colorado, USA
Posts: 10,358
Looks awesome!

Emerald had great suggestions, dreamy tank! I'd go Discus /Cardinals! WOW, pretty exciting options for such an amazing tank! If I found one I might have to get it!
__________________

New to FW fish? First tank in a long time or EVER??? Need some info on keeping fish?
Start here - Aquarium Advice Article https://www.aquariumadvice.com/guide...ater-aquarium/

Community Rules
https://www.aquariumadvice.com/forum...ork&page=rules

FW & SW
Favorite tank right now -12G PRL Shrimp
Autumnsky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2014, 06:17 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
emerald76's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 3,332
Oh also, on scraping the tank I would advise creating a triangle pointing towards the front with your hardscape, slightly off center with about 2/3 on the right and 1/3 on the left. Pull the hardscape to a high point in each corner and make it gradually lower towards the point of the triangle. Anubias nana and moss on wood would make a pretty, flowing tank with very dense plants (nothing val-like) carpeting bottom and walls. A green, live background for beautiful fish!


Delivered via owl
Ministry of Magic
__________________
It's not a dumb question if you ask it.
Too many tanks? GASP! How could that be?
emerald76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2014, 06:10 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: NY
Posts: 119
Thanks I'll try my hardest to make u all proud


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________
Gonzo1683 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2014, 04:31 AM   #9
Aquarium Advice Addict
Community Moderator
 
Autumnsky's Avatar



POTM Champion
Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Northern Colorado, USA
Posts: 10,358
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gonzo1683 View Post
Thanks I'll try my hardest to make u all proud


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
Just make sure YOU love it because making a tank for others is only partially rewarding, lol! When you love it, it is awesome every day, all the time!
__________________

New to FW fish? First tank in a long time or EVER??? Need some info on keeping fish?
Start here - Aquarium Advice Article https://www.aquariumadvice.com/guide...ater-aquarium/

Community Rules
https://www.aquariumadvice.com/forum...ork&page=rules

FW & SW
Favorite tank right now -12G PRL Shrimp
Autumnsky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2014, 10:35 AM   #10
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: NY
Posts: 119
Quote:
Originally Posted by Autumnsky View Post
Just make sure YOU love it because making a tank for others is only partially rewarding, lol! When you love it, it is awesome every day, all the time!

Oh I'm already enjoying it and it's still empty lol.. Hopefully tomorrow I'll Be able to start cleaning and filling it


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________

__________________
Gonzo1683 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
155 Gallon Bow Tank - My Dream Tank brauny Members Saltwater Tanks Showcase 4 11-11-2014 05:45 PM
155 Gallon Bow Tank - My Dream Tank - Powerhead Placement brauny Saltwater Reef Aquaria 14 10-22-2014 04:52 PM
New 155 Bow! The coin Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 1 01-22-2014 11:00 PM
155 bow fowlr The coin Show Off/Photography 5 01-18-2014 09:19 PM
155 gallon bow front resident question Shaker Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 29 06-26-2012 01:38 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:27 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.