45g Built-in Book Build

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Officially closing on a new house soon and looking to upgrade the current 15G. Im going to do my best to plan and build ahead as much as possible so were up and running asap.

The plan:
Create a built in look by using 2 book case shelves with a custom and stand and hood. I will be adding crown molding and a few tweaks to the shelves to really sell the overall look. The hood will be on hinges to allow for easy maintenance and feeding. I will most likely add a hatch for even quicker access

Equipment:
Rimless 36x18x16.5 with Eshopps M overflow.
SR Aquaristik Pro Sump 80
SR Aquaristik Pro Skimmer 80
SR Aquaristik 1000 GPH Adjustable Flow DC Pump

2x Ai prime
2x 36" T5HO dimmable retrofits

MP10
Nero 3

200WBRS Titaniu heater
ink bird controller

Prism ATO
Auqa Gadget Res (5G)

3 pump Doser with AFR.

Current tank:
Because i have a horrible bubble algae problem.. the plan is to create a new aquascape with marco rocks. I plan to frag everything i can from the current and add them when ready. This time i can be prepared with a more robust cleanup crew. I do plan to keep it mostly SPS.
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Nexts: Just ordered the tank and overflow. Will start to drill the tank and begin building the frame. Stay Tuned.

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First 2 tanks arrived cracked..... trying for a third with a new manufacturer and slightly new dimensions.



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Finally received a good tank and began the build. I switch the cabinet color to a dark green to match rest of house.

Plumbing is in progress with the addition of a UV sterilizer. Canopy has been retrofited with T5s and Primes.


Stand has been built and tested with heavy duty hinges.
 

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