... Hi all! *duck* I've been away for quite a while. There was a severe attack of life as I've been attempting to buy a house. Oh my.
The nice thing:
There's room for 2 55g aquaria in the dining room, and SixSpouse has bought in to the idea of a second large display beside the first.
And there's a basement, with a solid concrete floor... and the prior owner thoughtfully put taps in the basement. Yeeaaah! It'll be a bit before I can take advantage of that, but I am SO putting in a 6-foot (or better, I can dream) tank down there eventually.
So, here's what I'm thinking.
The 2 55g tanks will be on a wood-joisted floor above a crawlspace; both of them will be beside load-bearing walls for stability's sake. I want to put them in a corner at 90 degrees to one another, like a capital L shape. (Speaking with the inspector, he thought that corner could take that weight in that configuration just fine.) I'm thinking of putting some kind of a potted plant in the corner between the two, and then mirroring the designs in the tanks for a single, coherent display.
The question is: I have digging fish. I want to give the peppered loaches their own tank, since my dojos have gotten big to the point of pushing the peppers around. I'd like to combine loaches and plants as I do in my current 55, I'm aware that I can't use soil very well with heavy diggers, and I'm thinking of using terra cotta flowerpots to sequester the soil the plants will want from the habits of the fish.
Do you know of any cool-looking tanks that use flowerpots as a design element? My searches aren't turning any up, and I'd like to see if I even like the look of this before I haul off and buy a bunch of flowerpots.