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So quick story… I participated in Innovative Marine’s free July 4th giveaway for a 100 INT Peninsula with white APS stand few weeks ago. I forgot about it and days and weeks went by. Well last week I found out I won! woot!woot! And today it finally arrived!

Not sure yet on the build details but I’ll try to document everything here. This will take a while since this is my biggest tank ever. I’m supposed to be a nano reefer but here’s to moving up

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On a scale of 1 to 10 how much of a pain was the stand to put together?
it was actually pretty easy i think. the 2 sides with the 2 cabinet doors came preassembled so that helped a lot. so sturdy. and love the fact that the full bottom of the tank is on the stand and not overlapping on the front.
 
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Congrats, I see you have other 3 tanks set up. Do you plan to combine or a brand new build? The dimensions are great!
Thanks. Yep "the" plan is to combine the livestock I have from the IM 30 and IM 20 into the 100 but all rocks and sand would be new for this build. Been battling bubble algae in 1 of the tanks and I will try my best to not have or at least really avoid that from taking over the 100.
Not sure yet what I will do with the 2 tanks. :)
 
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So been thinking and planning the past few days/weeks.
Here's a list of the equipment I'm planning to use:

* Return Pump: Ecotech Marine Vectra M2 - 2000 GPH DC
* Skimmer: Bubble Magus Curve 7 Protein Skimmer
* Roller: RedSea ReefMat 500
* Sump: DIY 29 gallon (standard Aqueon I already have plus ordered a Fiji Cube Sump baffle kit)
* Powerhead/wavemakers: 2 AI Nero 3 (currently in the IM 30); thinking of adding a reefwave?
* Lights: 2 Ecotech Radion XR15 G4 on RMS rail (tentative. still thinking of what I'm going to do with my 2 Noopsyche K7 3)
* Control: Neptune Apex EL with Trident (currently in the IM 30)
* Doser: RedSea ReefDose 4 (currently in the IM 30)
* ATO: undecided
* ATO container: undecided
* UV: undecided

I just got the 60+ lbs of rocks and 80lbs of fiji pink/special grade sand yesterday.
Plumbing ordered from BRS and just shipped today. I hope I'm doing this right. First sump ever. Hope to have another update here next week.

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Two months update:
I have finally asked our LFS to help me out with the plumbing. Otherwise I won't find time to continue setting this up.
Tomorrow is the day. And hopefully all will be set --------

Family update: parenthood is not easy. specially with 4 children. Thought of giving up the hobby several times but this still helps me. My tanks (saltwater and freshwater) have been neglected for the past 2 months but slowly trying to revive them.
 
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Another update: Finally my LFS was awesome enough to help me jump start the plumbing for my sump. I bought too much stuff (and some wrong stuff) so I'll be returning the leftovers and get the ones I still need. More coming up! Finally!
 

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