500 gallon DT, redesign of fish room

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Hey everyone,

I am in the process of rebuilding/redesigning my fish room for my 500 gallon DT. It is currently housed in a 6x8 rubbermaid shed but I am looking for more room to be able to setup frag tanks, quarantine etc all in one place. The current fish room was a quick install when moving in and something I've never been happy with. I have a blank slate to go with as I will be building it on the outside of my home near the current room. Does anyone have any recommendations/sizes they recommend for certain things? I will be making a mixing station, separate quarantine, frag system, as well as an electric/automation board with all of my controllers etc. I will be posting pictures shortly to get everyones input.

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Current tank is a 505 gallon 9ft long glass display with dual overflows. Been setup about 2 years, but didn’t start adding corals etc until about a year ago. Going through a little nuisance algae phase at the moment due to increasing lighting period and heavy feeding lately. Should resolve itself in a few weeks.
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The weather has been quite poor last few days so haven’t been able to get started on the new design yet, as well as finishing up a honey do list. Should be able to get something started hopefully tomorrow.
 
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I haven't made much progress lately as I have been traveling a good bit for work, but did manage to pickup a few goodies for the new room.
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Mixing water pump (way overkill but couldn't beat the price) and a frag tank light.
 
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So after some quotes (outrageous) I am having to redesign what I want to do. The current shed is starting to fall apart and it is completed packed with equipment and even a small frag tank recently added. I am considering a substantially larger shed made out of wood that I could insulate, seal the wood against water damage from the inside, and install the air conditioning unit to take up a little less space. Hardware stores have 12x12 sheds at decent prices that could offer some room for customization. One of the biggest things I don't like about the current shed is the size, and the wiring mess. In the meantime if anyone has any ideas I am open to suggestions. BUT, since everyone likes pictures I will share a few pictures of the main tank from last night. Finally got the algae under control, and added 2 Ecotech Radion G5's to the mix.

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Good stuff. I built a fish room in my garage for my 500g. Best move I ever did. Put a sink in there, I use it all the time. I’m not done with the build yet but it’s coming along image.jpg image.jpg
I need to take a look at your build for sure!
 

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