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  1. 6Bolt

    6Bolt Active Member

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    Hello Everyone,

    I decided a few months ago to take the "plunge" and start my first salt water aquarium. I started researching roughly two years ago and set a budget for myself on what I wanted to spend vs. what it was going to actually cost. Originally I was looking at the all in one units, specifically the BioCube 32 and figured it would satisfy my needs. However after purchasing several books and surfing the web on this hobby, it was recommended that "Bigger is always better." Slowly I started looking at large tank sizes; 50, 60, 75, 80, 90 and eventually ended up with the tank you see here. I know everyone wants pictures so I will stop rambling on here. Picture Time!!
     
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    Jason mack Monti madness R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor Reef Tank 365

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    I think you forgot the photos :p:D
     
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    Found a used stand on Craigslist for super cheap, technically it never even been used. The person built it and was forced to move out of the State for work 20170725_215036.jpg 20170725_215044.jpg 20170725_215116.jpg 20170725_215250.jpg
     
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    Jason mack Monti madness R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor Reef Tank 365

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    Very nice !!! I’m guessing you went with a 90g tank :D
     
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    MaddyP 'Til Reefdom Come... R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Welcome to the forum! The stand looks great!
     
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    20170813_210422.jpg The problem I faced with this new stand was the depth of the cabinet. The previous owner built it for a shallower tank, the length and height were perfect for my set up. So I needed to modify it a little.... 20170813_133136.jpg 20170813_133144.jpg 20170813_171914.jpg
     
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    A little larger
     
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    Jason mack Monti madness R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor Reef Tank 365

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    dang .. how very rude of me !!!! Yes yes welcome to this amazing forum R2R ! And thanks for sharing your build thread !!
     
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    Welcome
     
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    20170831_210739.jpg Added the leveling foam ( Home Depot!), some paint, silicone, etc.

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    Welcome to R2R, looking forward to seeing this progress.
     
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    Since I was waiting for the Display Tank to show up. I figured it would be a good time to keep myself busy 20170814_184236.jpg 20170814_184229.jpg 20170814_184222.jpg
     
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    Did you purchase anything filtration wise yet? Skimmer, return etc
     
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    Test Fit 20170815_101839.jpg 20170815_101837.jpg
     
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    I did actually.....
     
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    Well the tank finally showed up..... 20170815_175101.jpg 20170815_120752.jpg 20170815_120742.jpg 20170815_120707.jpg
     
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    20170902_205433.jpg Let's see how it fits.... 20170910_165650.jpg 20170910_165642.jpg
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    Jaylivi1212 Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Are those MP10s or MP40s?
     
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    HI and Welcome! So far so good!
     
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