Adams 40 Gallon SPS Reef build

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    So here I am again with a second build. This one is going to include nothing but SPS. No LPS and no Zoas like my last one.

    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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    Finally drilled the tank today.

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    Had to notch out the rim as I drilled it just a tad too high, oh well.
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    Stand is about done. Just have to calk the seams. Maybe at a later date I’ll make a cover for it.

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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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    Plumbing is done. :D

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    Nice start, looks great!
     
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    Plumbing leak test is good :)
    Took a total of 48 gallons to fill the tank and sump. I figure after sand and rock I should be close to 38-40 gallons volume.

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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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    Dry sand is in, using 30lbs of Tropic Eden Reef Flakes and waiting on the live Carib-Sea Natural Reef sand till I get the rock done and water filled.
     
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    Looking good! What light you running?
     
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    The Maxspect R5X R5-150. It’s the new Razor X series.
     
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    Filled up and sand/rock is in. Using a spare AC70 to help clear it up faster.

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    Day 2 looking 80% better. Still has a slight haze to it a bit.

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    Closeup right side.
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    Closeup left side.
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