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Tim's 90 Gallon Reef Build

Hello,

I finally got around to purchasing the tank and stand today. I went with a 90 gallon reef ready tank and a metal stand. I plan to build a wood frame to slide around the stand and a canopy as well. The tank was special order so waiting to get it later next week.

I am still trying to decide what size sump I want and other equipment like skimmer and led lighting and so on. Any suggestions be great!

But first thing first after selecting the wall I wanted the tank to go on I had to move some light switches to another wall. Pictures attached. Just waiting for the spackle to dry sand it down and paint.
 

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WELCOME BACK! Looking forward to seeing the journey come together with the new 90. That is some real planning, and dedication deciding where you want something, and not let an existing obstacle stand in your way. All the best,
Hack
Thanks Hack! Yes I can be crazy like that sometimes by doing things extreme like moving the light switches. I love taking pictures so there will be alot of them on this journey. Next time i wont be using my phone and uploading since they came out little blurry after resize.:doh::doh:
 

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OMG it's the reefzombiepocolypse :)
How the heck are you??
Doug, I am doing well how about yourself? I have moved a couple times since my last tank almost 10 years ago. Crazy to think it has been that long!:arg:

But now I am in the Nashville, TN area and not planning on moving anytime soon so decided to start a tank again.

If anyone is in the Nashville area and know of some decent LFS please let me know.
 

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Already made a change in the plans. I returned that metal stand after doing some measurement. There was only going to be 22.5 in clearance for the sump and skimmer and most skimmers I been looking at are right at that height or slightly taller.

Now I am going to do a nice custom built wood stand. Time to put more of my wood working skills to good use again.

When I get started on it there will be lots of pictures to come.
 

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Skimmers-
I am looking at couple different skimmers. Didn't know which would be the best for the value. I am doing a moderately stocked tank with lots of LPS and some SPS corals.

Reef Octopus 150INT
ASM G3
Bubble Magus Curve 7

Lighting-
The tank is 4 ft long 2 ft deep. I am wanting to do LED lighting. So many choices there. Any recommendations?
 

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Geoff- we already know what color stain. Mainly because we have lots of it left over from oth3t projects on the house. I think we agreed on a design last night. So should be starting on it in the next day or so.

On a side note how high off the tank typically do the LED lights with 80 degree lenses get mounted.
The lights should be here Thursday I have been holding off on finishing the canopy base because I didn't know how high the lights should be.
 
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