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I'm still pretty new here, so for those of you that havent seen me around the link in my signature will give you a short background.

So over the last month I've started to gather equipment and started reconditioning a used 90g. That I've had for a year (just never got around to this project till now) this will be a fowlr for my puffer, clown, and damsel that are in my current tanks

Currently I have removed the top trim of the tank(major pain in the butt), sanded and stained the stand (and my front steps via wife's request lol) cut the acrylic for the sump and test fitted it in the stand and found out the skimmer wont fit in and out of the stand, ordered glass for the euro brace, bought a jebao rw8 and a used reef octo nwb200. I'm sure I'm forgetting stuff but it was a long day at work hahaha

To make the skimmer accessible I plan to reenforce the stand in the corners and make the side panel removable and the sump slide out on a shelf with drawer slides(should make for easy sump cleaning too)

I still have a few thinks to purchase and a lot of work ahead of me but it's slowly coming together and I'm happy with the way things are coming together hope you guys enjoy the adventure as much as I think I'm going to


And now for a few pics because we all love pictures :beer: sorry they are so big I couldn't figure out how to make them smaller
<img src="http://www.thereeftank.com/gallery/files/7/5/5/4/6/part_1434039349783_20150603_175342.jpg" alt="part_1434039349783_20150603_175342.jpg" />
trim in pieces from removal
<img src="http://www.thereeftank.com/gallery/files/7/5/5/4/6/part_1434039345641_20150603_175438.jpg" alt="part_1434039345641_20150603_175438.jpg" />

stand before
<img src="http://www.thereeftank.com/gallery/files/7/5/5/4/6/part_1434039342322_20150607_214415.jpg" alt="part_1434039342322_20150607_214415.jpg" />

stand currently (stained no urethane)
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a random pic I took while playing with placement of the skimmer
 

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Well the glass company finally called, my glass was supposed to be in today. They said that they got a quote from thier supplier and it's triple what I was originally quoted and said if I place the order before tomorrow they will have it by the end of the month.. needless to say I won't be doing business with them.

So instead of a euro brace I need to brace the tank another Off the top of my head I'm thinking a canopy (was going to make one down the road anyway) just not sure if that would be enough I really want to avoid a center brace

Anyone have a suggestion of bracing would be great, I'm open to just about anything just don't want to spend a fortune

Reconditioning this tank is starting to cost as much as a new one would be grrrr I'm frustrated lol
 

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Well I haven't been around in awhile it's been a busy summer, didn't get to work on the new build as much as I had hoped but I've made some good progress. I'll try and give a full update after work but for now just a quick question. Im ready to drill the tank (back panel) and have no idea what size holes to drill or where to locate them for the drain(s) and return any advise? I plan to run 300-400gph threw the sump
 
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