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    Well its time for an upgrade. Going from a fluval spec v it's a 5.5 gallon been up and running since January.



    Sunday afternoon went to Rivers to Reefs and ordered a 18" cube 25 gallon rimless. It is going to be drilled for a overflow and return. Do to size i am going to stuff a 10 gallon in for a sump. Later on i will get a pre made sump but this will work for now.

    Here is what i have so far on the sump.





    I have not siliconed anything in yet. The first chamber will be the drain from the tank. Second chamber i am thinking filter sock or making a media basket. Third will be skimmer at sometime or cheato then baffles. Last the return pump.

    Next couple couple of days i will be building the stand.

  • #2
    new builds are my favorite thing. following along

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    • #3
      Starting the stand tonight.

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      • #4
        So this is what i have so far for the stand. I made is 18" deep and 25" long just enough for a sump upgrade later. Going to put a corian top on it. Need to work on the sides and front and bottom.





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        • #5
          Picked the tank up today. Need doors on the stand.

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          • #6
            I like that the stand is bigger than the tank. If mine wasnt in wall thats how I like it also. What light are you going to use bro?

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            • #7
              I am using a kessil 160.

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              • #8
                Made a media basket if needed.



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                • #9
                  For bags of carbon and such?

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                  • #10
                    I been using the chemipure and purigen on the tank now. But have room for a filter sock also

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                    • #11
                      You can switch to Chemipure Blue and ditch the Purigen.

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                      • #12
                        Yes, that's right I forget they have that.

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                        • #13
                          Well got the tank up and running. Got everything moved over also. Just need to get a skimmer

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                          • #14
                            Well haven't updated any. On black Friday I ordered a ro/di from BRS 75gpd. Finally got it hooked up this weekend. Going to add a fitting to drain the water to another bucked. FitS in the area really nice.



                            Picked up this skimmer been running a few weeks not much of a load.



                            We went to ikea last weekend and thought this would be nice for storage. Can see stuff in it but a little more organized.

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                            • #15
                              Nice. Lookin clean

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