Until I get the material to build the frag tank I'll continue to update things about it here.
Today I picked up 200lbs of sand and a new piece of egg crate. My intentions are to remove everything and put a nice deep sand bed in the tank and then put a single flat shelf covering the entire tank. I've decided that the stair step shelves I made just aren't cutting it and I'm loosing a lot of space. I've sent out some quote requests on acrylic and as soon as I find a good price including shipping I'll order what I need to build the new frag tank.
I'm planning on 24x48x12. This will give me about 60g, not a lot more water volume but a lot more area. My wife had a great suggestion for the 55. Live rock tank. So after I get the frag tank built the old 55 will become a LR
curing tank. I plan to buy base rock and cure it. There seems to be a constant demand for LR
so I figured what the heck.
Before I get started on the frag tank I have to build my sump.
I've put in requests for acrylic on this as well. I'm planning on building it 29x36x20. about 90g with 65g working water level. I have a closet behind my tank that houses my current sump and skimmer. The sump now is just not working I need more space.
That will be a project getting underway very soon...like next week if all goes well.