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Been contemplating on starting a build if you would call it that almost every build I see here you guys build your own stands and they're all amazing. Not big on pictures I never really take much but my wife convinced me to start taking some before and after. I bought this tank and stand back used in October 2018. Stripped down the paint, sanded and added silicon to the corners of the tank(there's a gap between the front of the tank and stand) incase water spilled it wouldn't go to the bottom of the stand. Day I brought it home
Doors where screen so I replaced middle panel with wood.
Finished painting starting to fill. I had bought the aquaticlife 50gpd rodi (thought it would be fast enough) ended up upgrading to 100gpd with the smart buddie booster pump.....

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Good job on the tank and stand so far! What equipment do you have in the sump to support your tank? What are your plans for the system?
 
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Equipment:
Return pump- Jebao Dct6000
Heater- Finnex 500w
Powerhead- Uniclife 3400gph x2
Skimmer- Octopus needle point not sure which model rated for 210 g
Ato- Autoaqua top off
Sump- eshopps rs-200
Overflow- eshopps pf-1200
Aquahub pumpstopper
Lights- VIPARSPECTRA 165w led x3
 
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I like the eshopps sump but I wouldn't recommend it if you don't have space height wise and you can't get behind the stand, if you ever need to get to the return pump it's a pain. I added some hooks and storage for the test kits on the doors. 15 gallon tank for ato. Overflow box with diy screen top had to make it in 3 sections I tried to make the corners but the screen kept folding in. Had the other top off in the picture. 1st addition to tank after 1 half month fishless cycle....

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Nice set up. I just put my 2 UnicLife 3400s inside my 90gal. I also have the ViparSpectra's but instead of the bar in the middle messing up spread, I'm going with 4 lights in a perpendicular set up.

I love the rack mount toggle power strip. I'm gonna have to borrow that.
 

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