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I was planning for ages to upgrade my 85g to a larger tank.
Moving into a new apartment gave me the oportunity to achive this goal.
Of courese, having an understanding wife was a critical part in taking over the living room for my beloved hoby.
The tank is 79'/28'/28'
Here's a short photo log of my new 260 gal I set up together with some good friends from Aquazone.
first pics were taking with an old cellular so sorry about the quality.

The PLAN:


Tank stand before paint:


Tank finally inside the apartment (wasn't easy to get through the door):


Tank on the stand:



Bulkheads and overflow:


Filtaration and water replacement in place:


Filling 'er up:


Finally set up:
Entrance view


Living room view


Side view


Ocupants:
Gibb. Kapampa


Red Fin Comp (was sold to me as fire fin) and Black Calvus


Filtaration:
Eheim Pro III
Heating:
Jager 300W (for now)
First ocupants:
10 Gibberosa Kapampa
3 Red Fin Comp.
3 Black Calvus
1 Brichardi
Lights:
4*36W T5
2*36W T8 actinic

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Thanks for the nice comments..
I am thinking on adding some synos but they get very pricey here :(

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You cant see this but my face is showing insane jealousy envy.....lol Congrats on convincing the wife to allow you to set that beauty up.
 

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very nice looking setup, but forgive my ignorance, just one filter? WOW, I heard eheims were good but able to keep a 260 clean ? I am impressed.
 

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Thanks!
I was going for more of an artistic look thank a natural look, since my wife should love this tank too (otherwise it is out... :wink: ).
The building is concrete, and the tank stands close to a big concrete beam.
The filter is enough for now, but I may need to add filteration power when I add more fish.

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Thought to update this old thread after more than a year of the tank running.
You can see that some fish were added :D , and the filtaration was upgraded and now contain Eheim proI in addition to the proIII.

Night to day shift lightning (2 actinic blue 36W T8 bulbs):




Same light, only with flash:


Full light (4 54W T5 bulbs):





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I love how you had the overflows put in the center of the tank and then hid them in the rocks...

Where do you live? Your location said "IL" and originally I thought you meant the state of Illinois but then I saw in another post that the tank was made by someone in Israel... So now I'm assuming you are in Israel but wanted to make sure...

Beautiful tank though...

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Are those yellow labs in there? If so, they'll be snacks for the Gibberosa soon... I've seen pics and heard of Frontosa/Gibberosa biting labs in half...

And nice Monodactylus argenteus! I always love to see tanks with those (or Monodactylus sebae) in there. I originally thought of putting them in my new tank but decided against it when I heard how rambunctious they can be when they become full grown.

How does your wife like the tank now? I think it makes a great room divider... If I had space in my house I'd set up a tank like that...

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So are those your filter intakes coming through the bottom of the tank?
 
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