Okay folks, stay tuned for the slowest build thread ever/exercise in patience!
After ditching a completely unmanageable 210g tank I had running for 7 months, (I could not reach into the tank even on a stool. It was completely unmanageable for me which made it a chore rather than a hobby) I found myself enjoying the freedom from working on a big tank, until the itch for a new tank started.
I have decided that for once in my life, I am going to be patient. This tank will have the best quality gear I can front. Plans are for UV
sterilizer as well as calcium reactor on it as well as the usual sump with a beefy skimmer. This will be my plumbing test; not only to hook all this up, but to fit in into the stand.
We'll see how this pans out. Over the course of the next 4 months, hopefully we'll get this tank going!
So far tank and lights have been acquired!
We went with 90gal 48x24x18. Due to size restrictions in the house, this will fit nicely in the living room and still be large enough to be an exciting show tank. Debating between that and a 125 long (tall tanks are out since I can't work on them) we liked the dimensions better. The only thing left to think about here is what color to paint the back. We'll cross that bridge later.
As far as lighting. I've made the decision to go with Aqua Illuminations Sol Blue lighting. So far I have two sitting in my house. I would like 3 or 4 on the tank, but due to budgetary restrictions, those will be added on over time. I am majorly impressed with these lights, I'm really glad I've had the ability to get a hold of these. For those that haven't seen them: AI Sol - Technical Specifications
They also have a nifty "thunderstorm mode". YouTube - Aqua Illumination Thunderstorm Simulation on Reef Tank
Next on the list is to measure out the stand, and start planning the sump! Stay tuned!