Pool guys dream build

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    bigkai Well-Known Member

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    Ok so i moved about 3 months ago and my tank crashed. I lost tons of stuff. So my tank is a little bear right now and i have been waiting on its next move. I finally got the ok from my wife to finish in the basement. And my dream for the past 10 years iv been keeping a reef tank is my own tank room. So i started it today. Let me know if their is any most haves for a tank room.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    My tank is a 2 foot by 4 foot about 120 gallons. It will be built in the wall as a corner display. My tank room will hide all my apex and sump and fug. I installed a small utility sink last night. And i will be putting my ro in the room as well as a mixing station.
     
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    Done for the day. Rain is over and i must go back to building other peoples dreams.[​IMG][​IMG]


    Here is a photo of what my tank looks like now.[​IMG]

    And what it did look like before i moved.
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    Looking good, the only way to move a tank easily is to move it from one tank to another, that way you can get the the new tank cycled and start adding things slowly. The fish room looks great.
     
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    Yes if i would of had more time i would have done that. But like always i was in a hurry. Thank you iv all ways wanted my own fish room. Iv been painting it lol new stand and shelfs are now white. Its a small room so im going to try and make it look bigger with light colors.
     
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    A floor drain is nice to have.
    Shelves
     
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    Has anyone used fiberglass sheeting like you would use in a shower? Im putting it over all the walls around the tank to help with moisture and condensation.[​IMG]
     
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    Done for the night. Iv got to shoot Shotcrete in the morning.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Rainy wrather makes for good aquarium room building new design for my sump and fug. Using a 40 breader and 20 long.
     
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    A few more photos[​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Cool build!
     
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    Thank you revhtree. A few more photos i just got done putting in the 20 amp commercial grade Outlets and the last two baffles in the sump[​IMG]
     
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    Wow...that is an awesome bulid!!
     
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    Thank you. Iv just finished painting all the wood white. Just a little more plumbing and i will be ready to move the tank in.
     
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    The sink is great also! Everything right there! You've got it going on!!
     
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    Im back work on my tank room agian today iv been playing with lights. Im planing on up greading to kessils. But for now iv just got cheap jap leds. My idea of a adjustable lighting bracket.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    You're well on your way to having an excellent setup!
     
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    Nice Build:DLove the setup
     
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    Sound insulation is a big one for me if it's going to be in your living room. It's nice to look at your tank and not hear anything. If you have the money and you want to a mini split system to deal with a evaporation in the room isn't a bad idea either.
     
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