150 gallon mixed reef with 55 gallon sump - Rebuild

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On April 27th, 2021, I embarked on a journey to purchase my dream tank which happened to be on a whim after finding exactly what I wanted on FB market place. It has taken months to rebuild the plumbing, clean, and aquascape all by myself. The only thing I did not do was lift the glass tank into my living room.

As of two weeks ago, my fish were transferred from my 36 gallon to my 150. Pics of steps in the thread. Thanks for looking!

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Tank before I brought it home!!!!
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Cleaning!!! Ugh!!!
 

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Finished plumbing pics!!!
 

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Aquascaping!!! Had such a hard time doing this but it turned out great and I have room for growth!!! Used Jurassic gel from BRS, I broke my entire aquascape after using NYOS cement.
 

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That looks really awesome! I just received a 150 gallon and need to drill and plumb it. Iv only had AIO system, however im familiar with plumbing but would love to have someone go over some options with me. Would you want to help me design a system? Iv never drilled or done an overflow before.
 

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I’ve been away from my tank for a week and I can’t help but worry. Maybe someday I will get a Neptune/Apex system to monitor, for now, I am checking in with my Wyze camera.
Just did a quick skim of your stuff. Love it! Great job so far.

I hate leaving my tank so I feel you. Can't wait to see updated stuff once you return.
 
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That looks really awesome! I just received a 150 gallon and need to drill and plumb it. Iv only had AIO system, however im familiar with plumbing but would love to have someone go over some options with me. Would you want to help me design a system? Iv never drilled or done an overflow before.
While I would say I would love to help.. this part of the build took me weeks to do and I honestly consider it luck that it is so quiet and works flawlessly LOL. My tank was already pre-drilled.

My advice would be to do what I did and take all your measurements and draw it out. I cannot tell you the amount of times I went to Home Depot and Lowes to get more material and return stuff I did not use.

Putting this together stressed me out so much but I am telling you that you can do it! :)
 
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Just did a quick skim of your stuff. Love it! Great job so far.

I hate leaving my tank so I feel you. Can't wait to see updated stuff once you return.
I got home and it was a mess LOL. Took me hours to clean and scrape algae off the glass. Next time I leave, I will be having the tank sitter do more than check ATO and feed. :|
 
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