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110g Upgrade

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    I am upgrading my 75G to a 110G. Taking my time to hopefully do it right. Due to the size limitations of the stand a 20L is the biggest standard tank I can fit. I got acrylic baffles for a clean look. From left to right - Refugium 12” - Protein skimmer 9” - Bubble trap 2” - Return 5”. I want to have a large refugium, but not under size my other sections (sizes based on my current equipment). Thoughts?
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    Make sure you have a little wiggle room for your skimmer and return pump. I made mine just right to fit....now I wish I would have given myself a little more room for each.
     
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    Today marks the start of my basement living room/office remodel and build of my 110-gallon tank. The tank and cabinets are used and need some TLC, but with some sanding and new paint, I think they will turn out nice.

    Picture this if you will... 48" 110-gallon tank, with two 84" tall (almost to the 90" ceiling) cabinets on each side. A custom bridge connecting both cabinets at the top with SB-Reef lights (two 16" and one 32") mounted in it. The left cabinet will contain my home network setup and the Neptune Apex system, and the right cabinet will be for fish related storage and ATO reservoir.

    The tape on the wall marks the edge of the cabinets and the center of the tank.
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    My next steps are to sand the cabinets and paint them to match the stand. The tank stand itself only needs some areas touched up, so I am not planning on sanding it. I will be painting the back of the tank black. Once the tank and cabinets are in place I can build the bridge and mount the lights (for the people playing at home I realize that two 16" and one 32" light will be wider than the tank, I plan on mounting them at 45-degree angles with the 32" in the center and the two 16" in the corners). The tricky part is all the equipment I plan on using is currently on my 75-gallon tank upstairs. So I have to wire and plumb it without having the Apex or pumps.
     
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    I had to rethink my lights, here is my current plan.
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    Sump plumbing is almost done. Should be water testing this weekend.
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    End of day one. Still need to hook up my Apex and ATO. I also need to tear down my old tank.
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    Day three. Everything is looking good but my toadstool.
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    how is it going?
     
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    Not so good. I lost four fish in the last three days. It turns out my SW mixing station was growing something and cause my ammonia to spike. I bought a new Brute trashcan today and will do several water changes this week.
     
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