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Update. Tank is humming along. Few new corals, just smaller frags to grow out.

I did get an elegance coral, which started out awesome. I started dosing two weeks ago to get my calcium, alk, and mag up to where they need to be. For past week or so, the elegance has been somewhat closed. Unsure if the two are related or not.
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Added a small cleanup crew (120gal) from @reefcleaners as well. Snail only as I already have a few hermits and don't want them to compete for food and kill each other off. I probably have 6 or 7 Mexican Turbo snails and they eat just about everything.

One small update to fishroom/sump and wanted to share. For my skimmer I made a stand to have it set up further in height in the sump. I connected tubing to the drain port, used a Two Little Fishies valve and connected it to the utility sink in the fish room. I connected it after the PTrap under the sink so that that smell wouldn't come thru the sink drain.
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Next up will be automating my dosing with Versa Pumps from @SaltwaterAq
 
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I may have overlooked or missed it, what do you plan on doing for the wall? I am going to be building a 130x36x28 and I am playing with the idea of bringing some of the tank into the room, leaving 24" in the fish room, but I would much rather leave it all in there. I just have no idea what to do with the boxed opening, thinking maybe a little shelf for drinks or something while sitting there... Do you have any photos of the front of your tank, the incased area?
 

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For your skimmer drain line... I assume that you will keep the valve closed (default) and manually open to drain when necessary? Otherwise, seems like a potential for the sink drain backing up into your system.
 
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I may have overlooked or missed it, what do you plan on doing for the wall? I am going to be building a 130x36x28 and I am playing with the idea of bringing some of the tank into the room, leaving 24" in the fish room, but I would much rather leave it all in there. I just have no idea what to do with the boxed opening, thinking maybe a little shelf for drinks or something while sitting there... Do you have any photos of the front of your tank, the incased area?
Hey Scott,

This is our plan for the wall. It's a 2x6 wall currently with drywall and just a rough cut in framed out. We will take down the drywall and put up concrete board or tile backer board and put this stone on to match another wall in the same room.
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On the mantle/ledge area, we plan to put same concrete board or backer board and then put 2in thick slate to dress it out.

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For your skimmer drain line... I assume that you will keep the valve closed (default) and manually open to drain when necessary? Otherwise, seems like a potential for the sink drain backing up into your system.

You are correct, I have a ball valve drain on it and I empty it when the skimmer cup gets too full for my liking.
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Wow, that's stunning! My fiance and I would love to have a reefing room and huge system one day--following your thread for inspiration.
You're on the right track when you say "my fiance and I". It's important to have your other half support the addiction :)
 

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Hey Scott,

This is our plan for the wall. It's a 2x6 wall currently with drywall and just a rough cut in framed out. We will take down the drywall and put up concrete board or tile backer board and put this stone on to match another wall in the same room.
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On the mantle/ledge area, we plan to put same concrete board or backer board and then put 2in thick slate to dress it out.

Mark

Mark,

That is going to be amazing, I can't wait to see that completed, so jealous!
 
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