Build Thread 60P WAGS Tank

Looking very good Jeff! Nice healthy looking stems. I knew if I badgered you long enough it was going to happen. :D :D
Thanks, yep you definitely gave me a kick in the rear.

Very niceđź‘Ť good to see other folks who use sand.

Thanks! Yep, just plain imaginarium black sand. Works really well and so easy to plant in.
 
This tank is currently on a work table so I needed a stand for it. I went into HomeGoods and happened to find this stand. Perfect size for the 60P and has a full metal frame. Also a nice height at 40". For $129 it was hard to pass up.

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Funny how my brain reads 60 (p) and thinks 60 GALLON :oops:
Ok, so 17 gallon tank with water and whatever else might weigh 150 pounds. Thats a steel framed stand with an X brace on the back...
Ya, I would have spent way more than $129 plus time building something that would not look nearly as good.
Nice find.
 
Funny how my brain reads 60 (p) and thinks 60 GALLON :oops:
Ok, so 17 gallon tank with water and whatever else might weigh 150 pounds. Thats a steel framed stand with an X brace on the back...
Ya, I would have spent way more than $129 plus time building something that would not look nearly as good.
Nice find.

Yeah, I should just say 17 Gallon. Thanks for the reassurance on the build to support the tank. The width is pretty much the same as the tank so it will rest on the metal frame. MY DIY skills are horrendous so yes, it was a particularly good find for me.
 
Mission accomplished, transferred the tank to the new stand. Took out pretty much all the water except for maybe a gallon or two. No fish only shrimp so didn't have to remove anything, just drained and picked up the tank and placed on stand. Seems really solid, the lower shelves are tall enough for me to place my Eheim and a 5lb tank on it and to run the tubing easily through the open sides. Really happy with it, but if the whole thing comes crashing down, disregard everything I just said.

Going to fine-tune the tank and might add either some Manzanita or Spiderwood I have sitting around just to see what it looks like.

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Mission accomplished, transferred the tank to the new stand. Took out pretty much all the water except for maybe a gallon or two. No fish only shrimp so didn't have to remove anything, just drained and picked up the tank and placed on stand. Seems really solid, the lower shelves are tall enough for me to place my Eheim and a 5lb tank on it and to run the tubing easily through the open sides. Really happy with it, but if the whole thing comes crashing down, disregard everything I just said.

Going to fine-tune the tank and might add either some Manzanita or Spiderwood I have sitting around just to see what it looks like.

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Your tank is running solely on that eheim 2211?
My 60p has a 2213, skimmer and UV totalling about 1600lph... Perhaps I could back off on the flow lol. I'll see what happens.
 
Your tank is running solely on that eheim 2211?
My 60p has a 2213, skier and UV totalling about 1600lph... Perhaps I could back off on the flow lol. I'll see what happens.

Yep, just the 2211. I've been using a small in-tank diffuser on the left side and as long as the eheim on the right side has enough power to squash the bubbles all around for me it's enough in terms of flow and nutrient delivery.

How do you have 1600 lph with a 2213?
 
Yep, just the 2211. I've been using a small in-tank diffuser on the left side and as long as the eheim on the right side has enough power to squash the bubbles all around for me it's enough in terms of flow and nutrient delivery.

How do you have 1600 lph with a 2213?
2213, skimmer and UV are all separate pumps.
 
Does anyone happen to know what these are. Might be hard to make out from the pic, but they are tiny, round and clear. I think it's a type of snail but I don't recall the name.

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