Solis 220 build thread. My wife got me a new tank

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    Solis Reef Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Hello every one. I been in the hobby since 1989 I even had a chanse to own my own aquarium store in the early 90 got out of hobby in 2000. After moving to FL in 2010 I decided to get back in but wow how everything had change had to learn so much LED, refugium, reactors and much more. After setting up a 150 had it running for a few years everything was going great until I had to move to my new home with my new wife and the addition of two new babies to the family. the tank got a little neglected but all the corals and fish were doing good. We decided to take a little vacation and my Morton clown decided to star laying eggs and the female when crazy kill all my fish except my powder blue tang and a small green cromis. By the time I came back the tank was doing bad all the corals were dead and I had only tre fish left she even killed my pair of blue throat triger fish. So I decided to give up and rebuild some time in the future when my boys get a little older. So I started taking down the tank I had my share of problems with the tank. It wa not drill the stand was to low I wasn’t happy with my power heads. I was done. My wife tried to get me to rebuild the tank but I essentially happy with the tank. A few days latter she send me a text with a picture saying I got you a new tank pick it up on your way home. That’s how this new build got started.
     

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    Solis Reef Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    7F60889D-5166-48A5-B98F-B3027EF1B55C.jpeg The new tank
     
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    Wow congrats. Your wife sounds like a keeper ;)
     
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    The old tank
     
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    That she is. Thank you for looking
     
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    Old tank out and move out the way
     
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    Today I’m doing the floors where the new tank is going to be set at 7FF625E6-CE24-4199-8B88-0FE48E0EC9D8.jpeg
     
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    I got the foors all done
     
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    30 gallon temporary home for the fish 3B43A314-5D4D-497B-8367-312099EA4F85.jpeg EFF612AA-5C92-4A7B-86E4-791106D36C6F.jpeg CACA5CD7-4885-458F-8BF5-500862C26CA9.jpeg
     
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    Nice
     
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    F9800298-EFD6-462A-B9B9-7729F030633A.jpeg 696FC611-8652-4373-B933-7E40682ABA10.jpeg Working on the stand
     
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    Our wives frequently know more about us than we'd like to think. Mine threatened to divorce me if I got out of the hobby once lol! They know how much we enjoy it. Looking forward to the build!
     
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    can you please guide us through your stand build process... more more more pics.
    would like to learn and work on mine too.
     
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    That they do. I spend a lot of time looking at my tank with my two boys and they love the tank and they love helping me work on it.
     
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    Solis Reef Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    I follow the proses of king of DIY on YouTube this is the link to the video I hope it help
     
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    I finish the floor paint the walls and the A1D03C61-B4FC-4003-A4E0-9422D63A40B4.jpeg stand is done time to paint the stand
     
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    All the material to build the stand was free. I only spend the money on the screw
     
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    how about skinning the tank.

    thats where my biggest issue is. I need help on that.
     
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