Update: Page 2 has my finished aquarium shots
I've unpacked my beauty from its box and removed the internal filter (1: it doesn't look good in the tank, takes up too much room, 2: heard they weren't that good, so I went for an external). The internal filter was stuck on with 8 big blobs of silicon, wasn't as hard as I expected to remove which was great, if anyone wants to know how I did it please ask!
Once that was complete, it was time to measure up and fit my Juwel 3D Granite Stone background! I had 2 pieces and I only had to "trim" off the sides and the edges to make it fit above the silicone in the tank. I used Aquarium Safe clear silicone and stuck the background on, I've placed some weight on the background overnight to make sure it catches onto the glass properly.
I also began to construct the cabinet however realizing the time (and that I have work tomorrow), that can be done at a later stage
I'm also floating some ideas and suggestions of how to scape my aquarium, I have purchased white sand, and I'm thinking of using slate and liveplants with a moss (such as riccia or java), maybe get some height towards the back as well, and possibly grow some moss on the 3D background.
I've attached some photos below for your enjoyment and feedback
Juwel Rio 300 tank and cabinet, Fluval 406 and Juwel 3D Granite Stone Background, all packaged, ready to go!
Tank out of it's box... BEAUTIFUL! So big!!!
Tank after I removed the internal filter, looks so much better, it's opened up the space!
Weight placed onto the background to make sure the glass and silicone stick together.
Any thoughts, would love to hear from you! Thanks guys! Day 1 is over!
Edited by JasonMichael, 20 August 2012 - 01:36 PM.