Hi y'all! My name is Janie Smith. I live in Savannah ga.
30 some odd years ago, I was a aquarium loving Beast!
I had over 30 tanks from 1 gallon micro reef, to an 800 gallon diy in the wall coral grow out tank.

Time marched on, and after the birth of my special needs son, I broke down and eliminated all.

Time once again has passed, so I'm Back!

This will be my first planted freshwater aquarium.
I'm THRILLED! !!!
Pictures below detailing different aspects.
By the way. ... I honestly dislike paying for anything I can build / make.
1) 42 gallon bow front aquarium. 7 years old freshwater driftwood that lived in a dried flower arrangement all these years. I baked it overnight before adding to the arrangement. 3 zip lock bagged bricks are holding it down while it saturates again. 2 bags of Flourite, but adding a sifted soil later, to plant in.


2,3,4, and 5 are of my diy refugium. Note: ceramic tile was switched out for cut glass from a ten gallon.
Cat litter box is the bio media and polishing step.
Middle will house all electronic equipment except return pump. (I'm hoping this will also be a nursery.)
Third chamber is the return.

6) The pump for the return.

7, 8) I'm diying the overflow box. 7 is what I am using. 2 of these, to make 8. A separation in the second, drilled for the hose, and attached to a ball valve.

Hopefully in 2 years I'll have one Heck of a show tank.

Lighting : planning minimum 2-3 wpg. Distance 8" from surface. DIY build again.

Co2......researching a build for that, and a way to measure.

So. There it is!
Janie


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