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Hi hope everyone is doing well. I just wanted post my build thread as my tank is a little different because it was a budget build. I purchased everything, second hand except the corals inside and the protein skinner pump. When I moved to my new home last year, I had the chance to create my dream tank but didn’t want to spend so much as I had to basically redo the entire house before moving in.
the tank is a 200 gallon in wall in my living room. I spent about 500 dollars on the tank stand and equipment and did they carpentry myself. Below are a few pics of the build process, the progression and how it looks now after a little over 1 year. Enjoy thx
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Hi hope everyone is doing well. I just wanted post my build thread as my tank is a little different because it was a budget build. I purchased everything, second hand except the corals inside and the protein skinner pump. When I moved to my new home last year, I had the chance to create my dream tank but didn’t want to spend so much as I had to basically redo the entire house before moving in.
the tank is a 200 gallon in wall in my living room. I spent about 500 dollars on the tank stand and equipment and did they carpentry myself. Below are a few pics of the build process, the progression and how it looks now after a little over 1 year. Enjoy thx
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Thanks for all the positive commments I’m getting An orange picture filter to take better pics and will post some of my zoa gardens and other pieces thx again
 
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Hi hope everyone is doing well. I just wanted post my build thread as my tank is a little different because it was a budget build. I purchased everything, second hand except the corals inside and the protein skinner pump. When I moved to my new home last year, I had the chance to create my dream tank but didn’t want to spend so much as I had to basically redo the entire house before moving in.
the tank is a 200 gallon in wall in my living room. I spent about 500 dollars on the tank stand and equipment and did they carpentry myself. Below are a few pics of the build process, the progression and how it looks now after a little over 1 year. Enjoy thx
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Better quality pics this time. Have a lot more but don’t want to bombard the thread lol. This is mostly the middle of the tank yesterday- thanks
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