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A small update to post since I ordered the tank a moment ago! It should be delivered by the end of february.
Dimensions are 54" x 23" x 26" with a build in overflow and a canopy.

Still some work to do on the stand, I still need to change the top panel on which the tank stands to the dimensions of the aquarium and support the overhang to the floor.

Still debating if I should put the sump in the cabinet or basement.
If it's in de cabinet, should I worry about the wood bending because of the humidity (if I cover the sump)? I can install computerfans inside the cabinet if needed.
I'm still leaning towards a sump in the basement. No evaporation issues, no need for cooling the water in the summer. Only the electricity bill if I have to use an AC return pump

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Time for an update!
I've build the sump today, no fancy looking masterpiece, but it wil do the job (hopefully).
I was limited by the small space in the cabinet but aimed for a simple design anyway.
The left chamber will contain a Bubbleking Double cone 180, the right chamber is for the return pump, a red dragon speed 3 50W.
All the probes and 2 heaters sound go in a bracket in the bubble trap.
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Going slow but steady, I installed the sump and some powersockets.
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Tomorrow is shopping day:
  • Skimmer: Bubble King double cone 180 with RD 50W
  • Return pump: Red Dragon 3 50W
  • Streampumps: 2x Tunze 6095
  • Controller: profilux 4 mega set
  • Lights: Mitras lightbar 1x ocean blue, 1x deep actinic
  • Optic level sensors for ATO
  • All the accessories to connect everything
  • Heaters: 2x eheim jager 200W
  • Chiller: TK 500
Goodbye money I saved by quit smoking :rolleyes:
 
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Hello everyone,

WOW its a long time ago I gave an update here.
Everything is now up and running for 3 months.

The original aquascape with dry rock:
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Approved by Her Majesty:
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The aquascape now with 6 pounds liverock added:
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Corals:
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Fins:
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Some pictures of the equipment later...

Happy reefing! 20200628_194444.jpg
 
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