Hi guys, i have always wanted an aquarium but never really took the project seriously until i saw a rerun of Nip/Tuck on tv and fell in love with the in wall fish tank they have in wall... i'm posting a picture so you guys can give me some tips.
I do want something like it, i think its freshwater with artificial reefs and lots of bubbles... i also believe its somewhat of slim profile (would love your opinion on this) and with a black background...
Anyway, i have read lots of info, but i'm still not sure whats the best option for me. I was thinking in a 48x21x8inches with 10mm thick glass, that would give me a 35 gallon tank. I'm planning stocking some fish and some small artificial reef and plants, so this may make my life easier...
I will be placing it in a metal base i plan to custom made, so i might have some space below the tank, i would really like to hide most of the piping and hardware... i have no problem with drilling the tank since i will be getting the glass cut and drilled at my hardware store, but i need to plan ahead to know how many holes i need and the position they need to be. this is were i have more doubts. keep in mind i would want a bubble bar across the tank too.
But maybe i prefer to keep it simple, maybe a sump would be a little to much trouble, maybe i can make the tank a little wider (instead of 48", like 52") and put a glass wall to the left of the fish tank to make a little compartment where to hide all the hardware (is this possible?). I know it will have to make some designs choices to disguise it.
I was planning to lighting it with a couple of white ultra bright led
This will be a DIY project, i´m in a budget, that's why i would like your help guys... this does look like an amazing community... thanks in advance for all of your help...