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I saw a similar stand a while back and it was very nice for a kit stand.
You may not even need a skimmer. I've been running a reefer 170 (aprox 40g total) with no skimmer for over 3 years with nutrients remaining low.
Yeah that’s kind of where I’m at. I want to wait and see how the tank runs before throwing a skimmer at it
 
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We were looking for a tv stand in that exact style. found something close, but not sure it would hold a tank.

HOB fuge maybe.
So that’s exactly what I was looking at but the max weight was only 300 pounds

top fin has some new stands at petsmart that are very “modern”

but yeah I’m wanting to put a fuge in the right hand cabinet.

no idea how I would drain to it and cycle it back into the tank
 

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So that’s exactly what I was looking at but the max weight was only 300 pounds

top fin has some new stands at petsmart that are very “modern”

but yeah I’m wanting to put a fuge in the right hand cabinet.

no idea how I would drain to it and cycle it back into the tank
If you don't want to drill it, an overflow box into the return section of the back may work and keep it mostly out of sight. I just looked at the tank again, you could maybe do a left filter section, right fuge. plumb like any sump
 
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If you don't want to drill it, an overflow box into the return section of the back may work and keep it mostly out of sight. I just looked at the tank again, you could maybe do a left filter section, right fuge. plumb like any sump
I’ve thought about this.

my plan was to put live rock rubble in the back chambers but I guess I could just do a fuge in one
 

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I’ve thought about this.

my plan was to put live rock rubble in the back chambers but I guess I could just do a fuge in one
gotta solve the detritus buildup in the fuge then though. but that may help with the copapods and amphipods. I'm sure I'm not saying anything you don't know already though.
 
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It’s in place!

well sort of. I have a lot of planning work to do. Trying to gather all my equipment and start piecing it together.
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also got my lights, powerheads, and ATO!
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This is where everything is being held at the moment. Probably going to get rid of most of the fish and corals and just keep my few favorite corals.
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I’d add a heater controller and someway to manage all the pumps. I haven’t used it, but BRS has an skimmer made by reef glass that runs off an airstone. It’s very small, looks good, supposedly effective up to 30g (reviews say it worked in larger tanks up to 40) and drains into an external container. You could run 2-3 of them off one airpump in the cabinet, and drain it into a container on the cabinet. It would look clean, be quieter and seemed like an interesting option for a AIO to me. This one is silent except for the airpump, which you can hide/change easily. Also, one less tank pump to manage!

I assume you have testing equipment? I like Hanna/salifert and hydrometer. Those have been my biggest help.
Other helpers: ro/di with tds meter.

the one thing I wish I had was a qt setup. I didn’t do one fish and now my tank has illness, and I lost 3-4 fish.


looks like a cool footprint, if I ever get another I’d probably do something like that either as all softies or bare bottom sps.

yeah biggest thing here you said is the QT set up

I’m going to put something under my 40g tank I have for a QT. Just a small 10g or something
 
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Chemistry wise

Salt I’m going to be using HW Marinemix Reef

and I’m going to be dosing all in reef

I have an RODI already so good there.
 

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