Mark's 125G Dream

By: dewalltheway
April 14th, 2012
11:26 am

Mark's 125G Dream

It has been awhile since I have visted the site and thought I would share my new adventure. Back in January of this year, I decided to scrap my 90G corner bowfront and get the tank I have always wanted...a 125 gallon, 72"L x 18"W x 23"H. I had alot of work ahead of me because I wanted to build it into the wall in my basement and have the back of it accessible to my fish room. If you want to view the complete build Click HERE to go to my journal on TPT. Here are some pics of the build...

The start..


Fish room


Cleaned out ready for new floor paint


Paint applied


The tear down


The start of remodel






My little girl checking my work


Base in


View from fish room


Soffit in


Drywalled and ready for paint


Ready for tank


Tank in


Testing hardscape


Starting to fill


Filter wall in fish room


Planting started




Filters setup






Almost done..just have to build the front cover


Thanks for looking!

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90 comments on "Mark's 125G Dream"

  • dewalltheway
    April 14, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    Front door cover is constructed and up...now just to paint it..

  • mudboots
    April 14, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    That is sweet! Thanks for sharing the pics of the general build. Can you share some info on the lighting and the filters that were pictured (flow rate et cetera)? It looks really nice. What happened to the 90g corner tank?

  • dewalltheway
    April 14, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    Originally Posted by mudboots
    That is sweet! Thanks for sharing the pics of the general build. Can you share some info on the lighting and the filters that were pictured (flow rate et cetera)? It looks really nice. What happened to the 90g corner tank?

    The 90G has been sold to a fellow in Indiana.

    The lighting are (4) 10W 7000k 900LM LED floods that I bought on Dealextreme.com

    The filtration (as pictured) are (2) Fluval 404's and (1) Fluval 304. I am running a 300W Hydor inline heater, 9W UV Sterilizer an Atomic Inline Diffuser and a Rex Grigg style CO2 reactor. I also have a Purigen reactor off each filter for water purification. I don't know what the flow rate is but my tank has been crystal clear and the water movement looks pretty good.

    Thanks for the comments!

  • dewalltheway
    April 14, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    The front doors are built and now waiting for paint...

  • dewalltheway
    April 17, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Finished up with the CO2 hookup tonight so the filter wall once again..


    Breakdown (Left Side)


    1. Fluval 304
    2. Fluval 404
    3. 10 lb CO2 Tank
    4. Purigen Reactor
    5. UV Sterilizer
    6. Atomic Inline Diffuser
    7. 300W Hydor Heater

    Breakdown (Right Side)


    1. Fluval 404
    2. Purigen Reactor
    3. CO2 reactor
    4. To Drain

    CO2 manifold


    The only 2 things left to finish up is to put the rest of the drain line in and get the return line from the 55 gal holding tank in but I got to get the rest of the fish over.

  • mudboots
    April 20, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    Very nice! Now all of the rest of us can sit back and watch it mature, and we don't have to do the maintenence

    My wife saw the pics and said she's ready for me to get another 125, but it's going to have to wait until we are settled; I don't want to have to move a large tank again...

  • dewalltheway
    August 28, 2012 at 9:54 am

    Some updated pics...










  • dewalltheway
    December 24, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Some long overdue pics, though not much has changed. Still working on growing things out.











  • jpalimpsest
    December 28, 2012 at 8:54 am

    Gorgeous. I like the placement of the stones and the growth around and between them.

  • dewalltheway
    August 5, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Updated pics..















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