New 305 Gallon Build

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Hey family, clearly i need help!! After owning my 160 gallon build for nearly 2 years.... I'm an starting over. Bigger and better right? This may be a bit premature since i don't have the tank yet, but i want use this to document my experience and steps along the way. If successful, this build will be a culmination of my experience gained over the years, and ideas from some of the amazing reefs and designs that i have seen here.

To start out, this tank will be hard plumbed, a 1st for me. I will also have a manifold and a board designed to hold most of my equipment in an organized manner. I'm using you guys as a sounding board, if there is anything you think i need or missing...please suggest! I'm open!

I currently have Echo-tech radions g4 non pros... for the the new build i am moving to the new Orphek v4 g2. I have decided based on recommendations for my tank size to go with 4 panels mounted front to back. I went with Orpheks for the par and spectrum as i don't plan on adding t5's. Ill add pictures shortly.
 
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Tank Design. 72.5L X 30.5W X 25.375 H by Planet Aquariums.
240 Gallon Display plus 60 gallons or so for the sump.
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I went with an advanced Acrylics sump.... John is freaking amazing a total A+++ experience with them. The design is setup in 2 pieces plus an ATO. In the pic below starting from left to right: 22 Gallon fuge, Sump, and Ato.

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This is my mounting board for my controller, dosers, lighting ballast...etc. not sure if im going to paint it, but id figure id start by printing templates so i know how im going to mount everything. This is very much a work in progress.


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Received my pipes and i have started working on a manifold design.....

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As promised more pix! I received my sump today...holy cow! Its heavy and well built. I struggled carrying it up my stairs! The sump alone is about 75lbs the fuge is 20 to 25lbs and the ato is 10 - 15 lbs. Starting dry plumbing for spacing purposes. Sorry for the mess guys... im storing all of my aquarium stuff in my spare bedroom until the build is complete!

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Very thick acrylic lids
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Connection to fuge

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Silencers...fyi i have orange ones on the way

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Sump arrived on a pallet, well packaged!

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