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So here I am again with a second build.

So first up is building my first stand for an aquarium. I’ve built stacking reptile ones before but they didn’t need to be near perfect.
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Not too bad for my first try.
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Equipment list:
40 Gallon Breeder
Eshopps Eclipse S internal overflow
Somatic 60S sump with all the add on accessories
Somatic 60S skimmer
Jaeger 100watt heater
Apex Classic
2 MP40s with WXM
Maxspect R5X R5-150
Tunze Nano ATO
2 BRS Dosing Pumps 1.1ml

Haven’t decided on type of rock or how much yet. This time for sand I’ll be using special grade size, pink Fiji seems to blow around too much in an SPS tank.
 
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Edit 3/1/18

Well I think I’m ready to drill this weekend. Nervous but excited at the same time.

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Almost time to get wet!!! :)

Still have the probe holders, dosing tube holders and the double dosing reservoir to put on it.
Sand is on the way via @Premiumaq , thanks again guys for helping to push this along.
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Got the dosing vessel out.
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And cleaned up the corners a bit. Not worried about smoothing out the calk in the back as stuff is going to be in front of it. I just wanted a smooth clean front.
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Nice job! Still working on my 40 breeder budget build, but very close to finishing. Really like the foot print on these 40's for a smaller tank.
 
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Frags in the old tank just doing their time until the new tank is ready. At the moment they’re a little ticked off after losing their rocks.

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Just running the skimmer with saltwater in the sump only.
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