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My 150g tank from SCA arrived today & looks great! I am so excited to be upgrading our 45g reef tank to this one. Within the next few months I will be buying my equipment, building a stand, building a 75g sump, reinforcing my existing floor & building a fish room in the basement where all of my filtration, qt tank & equipment will be. More photos and videos to come :)

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@josvanmeer definitely following your build as well for inspiration!
Let me know if you have any questions, I went from a 40gal breeder to this new tank so very similar situation as yourself.

My tank is up and running now, fish are very happy.
 
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I finished the framing for my stand today. My plan was to use 2x6s for the build but I had so many extra 2x4s it was financially logical. The 2x4s are fastened together with an excessive amount of 3 1/2 in screws. I believe this stand will be more than sufficient for the 150. Later this week I will be buying a 75g aquarium to convert into a sump :)
 

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If youre doing a 75g sump, there wont be any room left under the stand for cables, ato, controllers etc. Im sure you have thought of that.
Also, I would not do the crossbrace in the middle so close to the overflow, I did that too and it makes tightening the bulkheads nearly impossible, moved it closer to the front or just take it out, it doesnt really serve a purpose to be honest. I would just add two more braces front to back right next to the back supports. That way nothing impedes you getting your hands in there for tightening.
 
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My sump will be in the basement :) As for the crossbrace, I kind of thought that was overkill but it's a foot away from the bulkheads. Thank you for the info
 
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I currently have an Ora mocha storm, Ora premium black snowflake, Ora neon dottyback, Ora canary blenny and a baby Biota yellow tang that I will be transferring. I would love more suggestions for fish if anybody has any. This will be a mixed reef tank but lps and softy in the beginning. Thank you all :)
 
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I picked up my sump today! Well, when I'm done it will be a sump. I'll be ordering a 75g sump kit from exotic marine systems tomorrow and hopefully start building next week. Ill be running a roller mat with this system, most likely the clarisea sk5000. More to come soon :)
 

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My 150g tank from SCA arrived today & looks great! I am so excited to be upgrading our 45g reef tank to this one. Within the next few months I will be buying my equipment, building a stand, building a 75g sump, reinforcing my existing floor & building a fish room in the basement where all of my filtration, qt tank & equipment will be. More photos and videos to come :)

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