Rowdy Reefing's 330g Basement Build

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Hi All, I reentered the hobby last March after almost a 10 year hiatus (Formerly W1dude on NanoReef). My GF convinced me to set up an 80g in our living room. Well, fast-forward to a new house and 1.5 year later:

We are 1 week out from delivery on a 72" x 36" x 25" tall glass build. The dimensions make the tank roughly 330g. The tank will have 5 overflows and 4 returns. As of now I plan to run 2 COR20s for returns. The overflow set up has yet to be decided. Since I am able to go behind my wall, I plan to run rubbermaid sumps for the time being, but will eventually upgrade to a custom sump. I will be lighting the tank with 4 Neptune Skys!


I would also like to point out that the basement is being finished during this build as well. I will plan to keep updates posted on this thread. Any tips/advice are welcome!

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Thank you! Yes it is Glass Cages!
nice!
I been wanting to get a GS 300 for a few years now..
fallowing as I have an unfinished basement too. that I am thinking of a fish room/man cave down there. so I am along for the ride.

show is the basement. what you are working with.
PS nice size too!
 
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Picked up my stand today!

Also attaching a photo of the main room, where the tank will be located. Lights are hung, but lower than we expected. I will raise them all the way up!
 

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Hi Guys, I found bought this new sump at a very good deal. Dimensions are 72” x 18” x 22”tall. It is set up very simple, but looking to future proof it, whether that be for roller mat or filter socks. Any suggestions on changes I should make, while I already have glass cages finishing my tank?
 

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Floor is almost ready. Also added more
Support to the stand. Trying to decide if I should ditch the adjustable feet.
 

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i put mine directly on concrete and used metal shims to level, then put my hard wood floors down and ran my base board around the bottom of stand, i'll try and find some pics... I'm on my work computer so most of my pics aren't here
 

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i put mine directly on concrete and used metal shims to level, then put my hard wood floors down and ran my base board around the bottom of stand, i'll try and find some pics... I'm on my work computer so most of my pics aren't here
wow! love the look! of that tank!

Thanks for the info. I have already laid the LVP in the basement, but considering taking it up, now.
 
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