New 180 build

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  1. Dual40IM

    Dual40IM Active Member

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    20171109_193816.jpg 20171109_172313.jpg 20171028_153622.jpg 20171105_130931.jpg 20171107_204900.jpg 20171028_153656.jpg 20171106_191347.jpg 20171109_213432.jpg Got started on the new 180 build. Here are some pics of what I have done so far. Still need to paint the inside of the stand. Roughing in some plumbing and electrical layout.
     
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  2. DLHDesign

    DLHDesign Ex-Noob R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018 Partner Member 2019

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    Looking good so far! Excited to see what follows.
     
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    mdbannister Ahh...the Reef Life Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Nice start!
     
  4. Dual40IM

    Dual40IM Active Member

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    Thanks guys. Picking the new tank up Saturday afternoon. Now the fun part, tryin to talk some friends into giving me some help when I am ready to put it on the stand.
     
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    Maacc Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Looks sharp, looking forward to seeing how it turns out.
     
  6. don_chuwish

    don_chuwish Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor Reef Tank 365 Partner Member 2018 Partner Member 2019

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    Liking the woodwork so far!
     
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    Nice start. What brand of sump is that?
     
  8. Dual40IM

    Dual40IM Active Member

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    Thanks Don.
    The sump and ATO container are from Windrider Creations. They are in Haines City, FL.
     
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    What a beautiful stand , what are the measurements of the stand it looks massive .following a long
     
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    This gonna be good!!!
     
  11. Dual40IM

    Dual40IM Active Member

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    Clayton, the stand overall is 100.5 inches long. There will be approximately 3 feet of countertop on the left side. The actual stand for the tank portion is 60.75 inches by 25 inches. The countertop section will be used for a frag tank setup eventually.
    Thanks everyone for the compliments.
     
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  12. Clayton Jessup

    Clayton Jessup Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    Ok then so I am assuming it’s a 60in 180g lol ? I was thinking a 72in 180g . What will the measurements of your tank be ?
     
  13. Dual40IM

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    Tank is 60 wide, 24 front to back and 27 tall.
     
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    Clayton Jessup Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    Sounds like it’s going to be a very nice tank! Who is making the tank for you ?
     
  15. Dual40IM

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    Planet Aquariums is who made it. My local store had one in stock.
     
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    Update: Went and picked the new tank up Saturday. Once we got it on the stand and started cleaning it the wife found a bubble in the glass. We took a picture of it and emailed the owner of the business where purchased. He said he would contact Planet on Monday. In the meantime we then found a scratch on the side inside the tank. Called Monday and he said bring it back and we will order you a new one, 4 to 5 weeks out. When i got there today to return it they had a 60 x 27 x 27, 3 inches deeper than the original purchased. Long story short he swapped it out at no charge. Thankfully I made the stand deep enough so it fit right on.

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  17. Clayton Jessup

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    Very nice little upgrade at the same time lol
     
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    cracker Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    great job Duel. I really like the extra section ya built .
     
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    Radman73 Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Gotta love upgrading before it's even wet lol! Good work on the stand!
     
  20. Dual40IM

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    For sure a nice upgrade, Thanks everyone. Hopefully I can get some water in it this weekend.
     
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