The tank is 24" width, 25" deep, 66" height for the vivarium part, 171.43 Gallon / 648.9 Liter
under it is a cabinet part
the entire set is 8 foot in height
here's the start of the build
LOTS to do still
i hope the pictures are not to big
Tomorrow is sanding, liquid wood to fill gaps, creating the doors,
drilling the holes for water drain
siliconing the mats in the bottom
then after that its going to get the first layers of pond shield and fiber glassing the corners in it.. to make it 100% water proof
(PS. before i put the glass i will make the entire background)
i will keep this post updated with future pictures
btw the forums seem to flip my photo's sideways.. don't know why
Just ordered 2x Crane Adorable Ultrasonic Humidifier Elephant to make my own Fogger.
Make sure if you use any type of Humidifier, that its a ' cool mist '.
When you are working on a large tank, above 30G, a Humidifier will do better then a Fogger, if you modify it correctly.
Will continue working on it on Tuesday and Wednesday.
That's my weekend from work.
Just got the confirmation on my Pond Armor paint, coming in on the 25th, so till then the project is resting
just doing the minor sanding etc. etc.
and while waiting found something amazing to make background out, non toxic
and rocks, etc. etc
it actual stays cool, its a type of putty, powder form, not heavy but not concrete its similar to wood.
i know i should not promote types of products but its a good material... i gave it a shot and it works amazing. Durham's Rock Hard
Put some plane vinegar or milk with the water, (a few drops) to retard hardening.
Don't make it to watery, add enough powder to make it like a clay.
Found it by luck when i was looking for wood filler, the guy at Home Depot advised this instead.
He said this is the type of thing they used in the old days.
And out of my experience so far ... its pretty solid
when your dealing with a deep dome, the 150w is not that much,
it looks like a lot but the temperature is 85f close to the bulb and 78f in the bottom in the direct light
in the cool spots tested after 6 hours is fluctuating around 60f-65f.
the reason for the wattage is because its a lot of height you work with so you loose a lot of heat in the bottom.
before i even put anything in there i most likely wait a month for all the plants to set, all the roots to set.
i am debating at the community tank for
green tree frog, giant day gecko and 1 type of anole.
because the enclosure is large enough for a community tank,
but up till the tank is ready i might switch my mind on that because a community tank is a LOTT of work...
and takes more care then 3 separate single tanks.