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We started end of may with the build.
the little lady insisted on a new floor,seeing that we would have to move two tanks. It was challenging at times.
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So we used Kraft maid special order cherry cabinets from Home Depot. She screwed them together for an extremely strong base.
Tank is from glass cages :( 56x24x24.
My first tank was from them and was nice. This new one I think Ray Charles did the silicone job.

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Good evening,

Looks Like a greAt build. Floors came out great. i don’t think I saw what we are putting in the tank or what equipment you are going with. Also how bout pics of the other tanks. Lots to see. Also #WelcimetoR2R .

Stop by the meet and greet forum to say hi and for us to say hi if you would like

And keep the pics coming
 
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Usually when I do a project with 2x4’s I like to square them up nice and make em smaller to avoid a clunky look.
we used reclaimed 5/4 cedar decking for the bench top.
I did all of the piping in white pvc first for layout ideas. I had to redo a bunch of times.

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So I decided not to do the frag tank setup and installed a 30 bio cube to match the sump. Its plumbed through the supply and cycles through main compartment in sump. I also run the reactor fire through here to bleed off c02. It works nicely.

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Lol keep Working on her!!!
Anyway I originally had the pump next to the sump but had noise and vibration issues so I moved it to the rear and unfortunately had to bury the 1” feed. Oh well. Next we have the 1-1/2 green pipe for fresh air.
the skimmer also pulls outside air.

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I welded up the bracket at the shop and put some nice 3/8 anchors deep in.
I sandwiched the pump with 6x6 sheet 1/8 aluminum with 3/4 neoprene.
I used the black flexi pipe from my bud Glenn to hook up.
The pump is super quiet now.
Nice alky side shot

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My favorite part of the build,the canopy!
We used “Press to fit framing” from Mcmaster Carr. I cut with my chop saw to precision dimensions, then press the corresponding angles together.
we used 1-1/2 stainless screws for cabinet face fastening.
We put blocking on for the crown moldings. Also screwed the egg crate on for jumpers

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Calcium reactor was fun.
I built a 1” unistrut shelf and anchored.
With the aquarium plants c02 solenoid and masterflex pump it’s super stable and reliable.
I run the fire all the way over to chaeto reactor. I do this mainly to degas the c02 then it flows to main sump up to display.

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