Custom building my "New Frag System" picked up my glass yesterday

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Custom building my "New Frag System" picked up my glass yesterday!!!!!!!!!

I will document this build way better than my 14' Reef Tank build

Frag Tank will be plumbed into my existing 850 gallon system.

The input to the frag system will be gravity fed from my 9' tall custom dual Mazzi protein skimmer
Water flow will be generated from 2 mp40's and 2 Maxspect Gyre 350's
Lighting for now will be qty 4 Hydra 64's for now. Will most likely move to Radion G6 Pro's with AI Blades for fill.

The base stand will be 8"x8"x16" Concrete Hollow Tile Foundation Blocks with 3/4" Marine Plywood as the "Table Top surface.
Dimension of custom glass tank is 72" x 48" x 18" tall = capacity will be 265 possible gallons, but will only run the tank with 15" of water, so actual gallons = 217 Gallons

The tank will be full euro brace for working space, not really for structure. Following Than's advice from the Bulk Reef Supply Video-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-m5wPnvyGSc

Here is the raw glass on my A-Frame in the back of Big Red waiting for unload and build start.

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Sides 72" x 18"
Ends 48" x 18"


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Eurobracing for working surface on top frag tank 6" wide

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Bottom piece 72" x 48" just unloaded with Little Red


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Will start building the Hollow Tile Stand in the am.
 
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Ever notice how some people are able to really think through a project, shop, prep, then roll up the sleeves and start building.

Great job.
Few design changes on the fly, as it needed tweaking !!!!!

I deleted a row of block and replaced it with a 2 x 8 perimeter band with center blocks and cross 2x8 brace. I like this way better

Going to paint glass bottom black on the "Outside" before I start setting glass seams !!!

Really happy so far
 
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