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Bryan’s 300 Gallon Custom Aquarium Project – Part 2

By Bryan Evans Aquatics on

Hey, guys, I just wanted to give you a quick update. Out here, in my garage, is most of the wood that we're going to be using for this project. Thanks to my father in law, he's got most of it stained already with polyurethane on it already as well. Here's a quick look at what we're using, Early American, so it matches the rest of the wood in the house which is oak. Then a couple bigger sheets behind me.

The next step is to get some sand and rocks in the aquarium. Already got one huge rock in there.

That one took two people because it was so heavy. I've also laid out here on the floor, the other rocks that I'd like to use. I'm going to try to get everything in the tank to where it looks somewhat decent and I'll check back with you guys in a few.

I've rinsed 150 pounds of pool filter sand, and then another 50 pounds of regular play sand. Mixed everything together, put it in the aquarium and then arranged the rocks how I think they would look okay. I'm definitely going to need to play around with that a little bit more to get them exactly where I want, but overall, pretty satisfied with it. If you have any suggestions on how you think I can be doing something better, feel free to leave those comments below. What I'm going for here is the open tank look instead of piling up rocks in the corners or something because I want it to be easy to clean. I want it to be easy to spot fish that are sick. Hopefully, I've accomplished that.

The plan is to make quite a bit of progress this week on the stand, the canopy, and the bookshelves and then I'm also going to try to finish getting it plumbed. Stay tuned. If you'd like to follow along with the rest of this project, feel free to hit the subscribe button below or follow me on Instagram or Twitter. Thanks for watching.

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About Bryan Evans Aquatics

Bryan’s project features a 260-gallon custom glass fish tank and Seamless Sump filter system built into a wall of custom cabinetry in Bryan’s home.

"I ordered a 300 gallon, 10' long aquarium from in December. A few short months later it has been delivered and covers most of the wall of my favorite room in my home just waiting to be surrounded by bookshelves and a canopy to become the new home of some of my favorite African Cichlids. This video is the first of many documenting this project."

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