90 gallon In-Wall Build

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Starting my first tank in over a decade. Recently moved into a 80s house with a closet converted to an ugly wet bar in the family room. We weren't sure what to do with the wet bar until we figured out we needed an in-wall tank.

I bought a complete 90 gallon set up from a guy and I'm starting the construction process. Hopefully I can keep up with this thread and learn a lot in the process.
 
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Here are the first pics of the deconstruction/construction. Drill battery died before I could finish the stand.
 

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I have my display in wall. Be careful with your rock height. I just took out a monti that I couldn’t see. This is what it looked like from inside.

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You really couldn’t see it to appreciate it in the house after the first 6-8 months, as it grew out from a few frags. Well not unless you were in the fish room on a ladder lol.

This is what it looked like after I moved it to a tank in the fish room.

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I have my display in wall. Be careful with your rock height. I just took out a monti that I couldn’t see. This is what it looked like from inside.

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You really couldn’t see it to appreciate it in the house after the first 6-8 months, as it grew out from a few frags. Well not unless you were in the fish room on a ladder lol.

This is what it looked like after I moved it to a tank in the fish room.

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Wow. Good to know. I did keep the rock off the back of the tank. I will try to remember to occasionally check the back. Thanks for the heads up.
 
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Here is a list of my equipment. Everything I have is what came with the setup when I bought it, nothing new yet.

Aqueon Megaflow 90 gal tank
2x Noopsyche K7 Pro II lights
Trigger Systems 30 gal sump
Reef Octopus 152-S skimmer
Maxspect Gyre 330
Ehiem 250w heater
Finnex temp controller
Sicce Silent 3.0 pump
Tunze Osmolator 3155 ATO
Dosing pump (not sure the exact brand at the moment)

Anything I sure consider getting in the near future? I'm getting a RODI soon, just not sure if it will be before I fill the tank or not. That's a lot of trips to the LFS.

Original owner had the Gyre mounted on the back, but I think it would be more effective mounted on the side. Thoughts?
 

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Worked on the aquascape tonight and set up the lights, Noopsyche K7 Pro II. Need to spend some time learning how to program the lights.
what has your research shown on the noopsyche lights? Are they good for soft coral?
 
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Haven't done much in a while. Just letting the display tank cycle with the heater and the grye running. Definitely saw a peak and drop of nitrites, but ammonia and nitrates have been a little harder to read. I have an API test kit, which I read will always show ammonia and is just difficult to read in general. I'll be picking up a red sea kit soon.
 
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Got my sump space put together. Any issue with the overflow hose having a low spot? I actually have the sump lower than what the original owner had, so I guess he was running with the same curve.
 

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