About to purchase a new 180 gallon tank from the local fish store, but it is a lot of money to hand over
This is my 180 gallon CICHLID tank. I custom made the stand with 2x6s then stained the wood.
I have Two 400 watt heaters, Two 400 gallon circulation pumps, and Two Emperor 400 hang on filters.
River Rock and fake plants make up the decoration to provide plenty of hiding spots for all the fish.
We upgraded from our 55 gallon tall and a 65 gallon aquarium to this 180 gallon community fish tank. I had a mostly discus tank 55 gallons, and my wife to be had a 65 gallon community tank. We decided to merge them. 2x petricola catfish. 6x cory catfish 1x synodontis catfish 5x glass catfish 3x white skirt tetra 2x congo tetra 2x candy cane tetra 6x silvertip tetra 5x emperor tetra 3x cardinal tetra 4x barbs (I don't know what the name of them are, they look like a tiger) 1x Columbian tetra 8x rummy nose tetra 1x green rubbernose plecostomus 1x clown plecostomus 1x bristlenose plecostomus 2x yoyo loach 1x clown loach 8x danios (assorted) 2x skullcreek rainbows 3x turquoise rainbows 4x bosemani rainbows 4x neon rainbows 2xmelanotaenia rainbow 9x discus we call them (big red, big blue, little blue, little blue with stripes, we have another little blue with stripes he's new, 1 pure white and 1 off white, and Solid orange and orange with white
Breeder Tank / Holding Tank / Aquarium Fish Tank (Total 180 Gallons)
Intro to the new 180 gallon monster fish tank - YouTube
Large fish tank 180 gallons built into the bar of the basement. This built in bar fish tank worked out better then building the fish tank into the wall. Might do a native aquarium set up or switch it over to a salt water aquarium in the future. The outside of the fish tank will have slate stone tile. Check my other videos for a up dated video of the finished 180 gallon built in fish tank. Might turn it into a African cichlids fish tank or a piranha aquarium.A little history - I started with a 54 corner tank somewhere around 2004. When I moved into my current house, I had a 180 gallon starphire tank custom made, because apparently at the time I had far more money than sense (it would have been an 8' 240 gallon, but according to the tank maker there was a snowball's chance in hell of it getting down the stairs). I have had this tank in place for around 7 years now - tank highlights include a blue-spot jawfish (extremely awesome), yellow headed jawfish (extremely suicidal), a red bubble tip anemone (even more suicidal) many green bubble tip anemones (extremely splittable), more gobies than I can shake a big stick at, a breeding pair of clownfish, a monti cap that grew to almost two feet in diameter from a frag, a xenia carpet that grew to a great deal more than two feet in diameter from Satan himself and many more things that I've probably forgotten about. In hindsight, a 54 corner tank looks awfully attractive right now...Updates: Added a 1300gph water circulater, more rocks and decorations. I also finished the auto-fill system after much testing (and leaked water). Added three fish I got from Walmart to test the waters per se. These fish have to love me, they went from a over crowded 5 gallon tank to a 180 gallon tank.