New 180 gallon build

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Figured I'd start the new build thread early since the last one I started when I finished

Scored this used 180 corner flo and stand which will be going in my living room when I move next month.
Some parts coming:
-48" custom F Sump from Melevs Reef
-61" Aquatic Life T5 hybrid fixure that'll I'll move my 3 AI Hydra 52HDs into after the livestock move
-cantilever mount for the above fixture
-80lbs of dry caribsea special grade sand (learned my lesson on bare bottom)
-a second Sicce Syncra 5.0. One for each return, I'll setup the one and then move the other from the existing tank, or maybe buy another if the funds allow.

I think that's the bulk of it, and plumbing cf course. My plan. Is to reuse anything possible for the time being. Got some finer details to workout as I go, like do I keep using 5gal buckets for ATO reservoir or do I get fancy. Who knows?

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Deliveries have started coming in, and I managed to finally get more Tropic Marin Pro Reef locally. I'm actually super excited for the cantilever mount for the T5 hybrid system
 

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Stocking ideas?
Well I'll be moving the existing livestock, I'll list below, but I have been thinking about taking the opportunity to add some other fish first to prevent aggression.

We'll be moving
Powder brown tang
Yellow eye kole tang
Blue throat trigger
Six line wrasse
Starry blenny
Pair of black clownfish
Chalk bass
Possibly my last blue fin damsel
4 chromis
Corris wrasse and bicolor blenny from frag tank
 
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Some rock I scored today, going to clean it up and add to the 120 to let it do its thing before moving the tank. Also getting ready to move the tank into the house, decided to do the floors first since that'll never happen after the tank is in. Next will be adding jacking columns to support the front load of the tank, rear of the tank is against a load bearing foundation wall.
 

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Added some floor reinforcement as well due to the weight and age of the floor. 2 columns with a header, 4" concrete footings below my floor slab since it's very thin. We'll backfill later after we're confident in level/shims. Now we just need the sump from melevsreef. Hopefully by the end of the month this tank can be wet.
 

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