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Old 12-27-2013, 12:34 PM   #1
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40g Breeder Reef Build

Ok so Im not going to build my 46g bowfront due to the centet brace being broken. I bought a 40g breeder. My wife bought me a hob refugium with built in skimmer for xmas. Im going to run that for now. I want to drill the tank for future sump. I also have a wp25. Will this be enough? Im hoping to run a 1" overflow and .75" return. I have a mag500. Will all of this work? Im going to start on the stand today. Woohoo!
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Old 12-28-2013, 01:53 AM   #2
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40 breeders have great dimensions. I have a wp25 on my 5 ft tank and it's plenty so for a 40 gallon it should be most sufficient. Good luck on the stand. Let's see the progress when you're done!
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Old 12-28-2013, 08:03 PM   #3
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Made a little progress on the stand
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Old 12-29-2013, 02:53 PM   #4
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That's looking good!!

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Looks good! Nice progress.
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Thanks, I picked up my lights this evening. I have to resoder a couole leds, but it should work out nicely.
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Today I had to figure out a way to raise my hood another 2" so that ky light fixture wouldnt be so close to the water. I used molding and was able to raise it a little more than 2". I also mounted the hood but leaving a gap between support beam and hood so that I could attach the light fixture to these brackets that will be mounted to the wall behind the tank.
I also stained the inside of the cabinet for future sump use.
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Looking good so far
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