Here is a dead on view of the tank.
Slightly angled view of the tank.
You can see in the above two pictures that there is LOTS of driftwood in the tank, some of which I built directly into the background. The left side is rocky and will be my high current riffle area. After hitting the middle of the tank with the large boulders the current breaks up and enters the planted section (that Todd Crail dude had a very cool design idea). I collected a bunch of vallisineria in October and it all died but eventually started regrowing. In the last 3 weeks or so a few of the plants really started taking off and I am hoping they grow in very thick, very soon.
My biggest plants, the tallest about 1 high.
Close up of the left side. You can somewhat see where the long driftwood attaches to the background I am growing a clump of hornwort a mixture of a large, bright green local strain (I have had for a long time now) and some I bought in a pet store. The rock pile against the glass hides the tubing coming form the poswerheads for the current.
Close up of the hopefully soon to be planted right side. In the upper corner, about 1 from the end, I am growing an aquatic moss I found in a stream. Love this stuff but it is very hard to see in the picture. The rock leaning aagainst the background hides the hole for the water intake.
Here you can somewhat see the way the plumbing works and a section of my book shelf.
Here is where the majority of my hobbies are confined.
In the picture the back aquarium is the 75-gallon and all the fish, which are native Ohio minnows, darters, etc, will be moved to the 180 once the plants grow in a little more, the snail population takes off and hopefully I can get some blackworms and scuds established in the filter area of the tank. The two 40-gallons on the left hold my 18 year old California Kingsnake and the bottom tank is empty.
P.S. The squirrel is not alive (anymore).
Edited by andyavram, 11 December 2009 - 10:29 AM.