Tuffloud1's 262 Gallon In-Wall Reef Build Thread

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Well here it goes!

I started into the reefing hobby over 5 years ago. My first and current system is 90 gallons which I built into a wall in my living room.

Here it was before I moved it out of the wall to make room for the new 262 gallon going in it's place!

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Here you can see I put masking tape outline of where the new 262 gallon will be. Look at the difference in size!

Current 90 gallon is 48x18x25

New 262 gallon is 72x28x30.

I chose the 28 inch depth because this is all I could squeeze into the area I have to work with. Granted I am paying for 30 inches, I figured the 4 inches was worth the cost over 24 inches so I was willing to pay for 2 inches I won't be getting if that makes sense.

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Had to move an electrical box to get a few more inches out of the doorway. Plan is to build double bypass barn doors. Got the header raised up and took out some studs on the left side as well to open it up.

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Awesome!

Fishroom in back?

Following for sure

I wish! No room for the fish room. It does back up right to a laundry closet so I am going to put my water change station in there.
 
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Got the drywall patched and painted.

I used Plasti-Dip on the inside wall reveal as well as 8 or so inches up the wall since the waterline is close to this. I had good luck with Plasti-Dip in the past for this type of application.

I rolled it on - did 4 coats.

Also ran another circuit above tank in case I want to use for fan/lights.

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