And it begins, *MY* tank build thread...
As some of you know, I've been working on purchases for my first tank and the prodding of my wife. Since then it's become a full blown obsession and I look forward to actually stocking the tank, though I think that's some time away. The tank will begin as FOWLR
, but will become a reef tank eventually.
I'd like some opinions, and also some help. Here's where I'm at:
120g Marineland predrilled, single corner overflow
Custom Built oak wood stand with split open canopy
Black Python 120W LED
Master Unit (a slave will be purchased as well)
Still to be purchased:
160 lbs of BR
50 lbs of LR
Approx. 90 lbs of Ara. substrate
I'm considering putting the following items in, but need input:
2 Koralia 4 powerheads
Octopus 200 Extreme protein skimmer
Still not sure on:
The tank+stand combo includes a sump, although I have not yet seen it, so I don't know how big it is, or if it will work. I'm planning on a sump/fuge split design.
The wife wants to paint the back of the tank Krylon "Castle Rock" which is kind of a gray color, I'm not sure on this one.
The main area of my holdup is the plumbing. I have drafted several ideas in paint, but I can't find many or good pictures of sump plumbing a setups. Initially, I'm thinking of just plumbing the sump/fuge and leaving and area where I can attach reactors later, but again, there just isn't much information out there on the topic of plumbing.
Opinions/experiences with the above items are very welcome. Information on plumbing setups would be even better.
Since I am still in the planning/purchasing stage, pictures aren't being taken, but I assure you when the project begins to come together, I'll take many.