Budget build aqueon 60g breeder

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Hey everyone i'm doing a buget build with some stuff I had lying around and mostly DIY or cheap materials. I started with a 75g but shattered it because of the tempered glass so I went with the 60g.

Aqeon 60g breeder
Drilled 700gph slim overflow
1in slip slip bulkhead with 1inch pvc and ball valve for drain ( all connections pvc glued)
70lbs sand
30lbs live rock
2 (1/2in) overtank returns (sanded down 5/8in barbs)
Aqueon 48in led 2 max blue and 1 daylight
Aqueon lids
GDLF 55-75G Amazon metal stand
Koralia 1500 x 2 circ pumps

DIY Sump
20long plexie (7.5in x 11.75in) 2 (7x11.75) panels 2 inches up and 1 inch apart to return
DIY Acrylic cover (dremeled around things)
20lbs sand in refugium
reef octopus classic 110
Chaetomax 9in with egg crate chaeto box
Hyggar 200w heater in refugium with thermometer in return
1 eheim 100watt heater in refugium
Eheim 1250 317gph 1/2in return line
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I zip tied all 1/2in connection and used a sprinkler T to split off the return pump.

I had my old dry rock circulating in a bucket for 2 weeks so its good to go and my 32 biocube has my fish and live rocks. I chose to put new sand because I have bad luck moving old sand so i'll cyle 1-2 weeks.

I was really looking forward to the 75g but i may like the 60g better. It's easy to access with the taller stand and the lights should penetrate better. Plus i didn't have to buy more rocks.

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Update:
water has cleared up but I used a combination of live sand and dry so I still have time on cycle

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