Well here it is, the build has officially started! I re did some electrical this weekend in order to put GFCI outlets on the other side of the wall where my equipment is going to end up, I still have a ways to go with buying things but it is coming along so I figured I could start a build thread where I can share pictures and get advice.
So far here is what I have planned, 150 gallon display reef tank, 40 gallon breeder as a frag tank off to the left side of my display plumbed into series with display and sump, and behind the wall I will have a 55 gallon sump and my mixing station.
I will be placing two 55 gallon barrels in the space where the ladder is for mixing and storing rodi
water and then under the stairs is where the sump will go, I have to build up the sump off the floor to make it easier to work in but right now I am just water testing the tanks to make sure they hold before I go any further,
The girlfriend is home to make sure everything holds well and when I get back from work Thursday I will be draining the tanks, painting the walls and drilling the back of the tank for my bean animal style coast to coast overflows and piping.
My first question for you guys would be what color do you think looks best for a painted background ? I have heard of black and blue but has anyone went other colors like an aqua at all? We have some leftover paint from our bathroom that is kind of a blue green that might look good?
Enjoy and thank you for your input in advance!