My first reef tank a 90 gallon build. Lots and lots of pictures!

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This will be my first Reef tank. I was gonna buy someone’s complete set up. Change my mind and man I’m glad I did. I’ve learned so much in the last couple of months putting this tank together. Reading and watching videos. it’s been exhausting at times. But also very rewarding. I’ve bought some used equipment as well as some new. I Made the stand the sump the auto top off reservoir and the lighting mount all from scratch. Saved a lot of money doing that
I got the tank. A 90 gallon reef ready with the plumbing and glass lids for $90.
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My list of equipment includes
: Reef Octopus 150 INT new
: Jebao DCP 6500 Return pump new.
: 2 Jebao OW40 wave makers One new one used
: 4 prime HD’s used
: Sump 31x15x15 Hand built.
: 12 gallon ATO reservoir hand build
:Tunze 3155 ATO new.
: reactor used
I built a stand myself made out of plywood and two by fours. Covered and charred lumber with a Ebony stain
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I also made the sump with myself. I is 31 x 15 x 15. Three chamber with two filter socks. I have added some things since taking these pictures
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I custom made the ATO Reservoir also. It is 12 gallons and will be hidden in a ottoman next to the tank.
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I will be using for prime HD’s LEDs for Lighting. I also made the custom light mount using 80/20 extruded aluminum. In the mounting brackets I cut out of aluminum bar stock bent drilled and painted black. The cords will all be hidden inside of the mount itself.
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The wood is just for display it will be mounted to the wall Above the fish tank
I will be working on the organize in the electrics and chords.
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. I will also be running plumbing from the RO/DI System in my basement To the upstairs laundry area so I can pump the water upstairs Where I can just attach a hose to a spicket and fill my aquarium and Reservoir.
Just got the sand and dry rock ordered. Will hopefully have everything put together in the next week or so
 
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