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Impressive!
Have you planned out the rest of the build? Sump, pumps, powerheads, lights, actively cycling rock?
When are you looking to leak test her?
Thanks brother.

I have a loose plan with all the equipment, but so far I have:

A sump gifted to me from a friend. No idea the brand of size. The sump is going in the boiler room with 4 other water heaters so I will see if I need a heater. I might want to use roller mats instead of socks later on.
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7 stage RODI
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Ghost Overflow
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20lb of reefsaver dry rock
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If water holds I will be over the moon and purchase these for when I cycle:

Neptune Apex (with sensors)
Neptune auto top off
COR20 return
More dry rock
Two power heads (not settled on this but I am considering the apex power heads. I only want power heads on the rear of the tank since it is a peninsula)


If it doesn’t hold water then all this is just going to be a fancy fantasy lol
 
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Sweet build and amazing ambition!
You could fill the void with these, might look really cool under actinics?
Hahah that would be cool! the void is only about 1/2 thick though and if it works I wanted to find a way to aquascape rock onto the entire column so it looks intentional.
 
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I am heading to Mayalsia / Borneo for some free diving and catching up with friends.

I will return September 8 and by then I’m sure it will all be fully cured.

September 9 with me the day she gets water
hahaha

I’m really excited either way to see if this crazy idea works. Maybe I will start a poll or something for Leak or No Leak lol
 

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Really awesome ambitious project. When I first started to read this I was thinking wow this guy is off his rocker! However, as I see the build progress I see that you have put lots of time and effort into researching and crafting. Every time I had a concern about something it was already addressed in a few posts by the OP. I am extremely interested to see the end result of this build. Thanks for posting! This is a great inspiration!
 
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