Well, today was the day I brought home my 120 gallon LONG tank! I got a long way to go with it. So this is my build thread, It will get lost I am sure so I will resurrect this thread when it gets closer to the time I get this tank up and running.
I have the stand and the tank set up right now and the tank is full of water for a four day stress test to make sure it does not leak. After the test I will be pumping the water out and redoing the stand and repainting.
I already spent two hours scraping the black paint off the sides of the tank (The last person who owned it painted the sides and only had the front visible. I wanted to be able to see though the sides, but I like that the back is painted! So here it is! With all it's glory. :-p
I guess it's hard to find 120 gallon long tanks now. They don't make them anymore unless you get the custom, is this true? All they make is the 120 gallon tall tank. The difference is the LONG tank is 5 foot in length and 18 inches in width and 24in high. The Tall tank is 4 foot in length 24in wide and 24in high. So I like the LONG better, it allows some more options than just normal.
I will also be updating the lighting. The lighting it has is good to have corals in, but it's just really DIY and needs an update. The wires were touching the water. :-/ So I am going to go with an LED
strip plus I will be adding this into the hood as well.
Newegg.com - Pure White 5M 300LED 3528 SMD Flexible LED Light Strip
light I got with the tank will not cut the brightness level I want. The lights in my video is the DIY lights and it's bright but just really badly done. There just really OLD and needs to be taking out and fixed right for future use.