Lets try this again and see if this thread doesn't get deleted
Well for starters I am new to saltwater aquariums. This will actually be my first saltwater build. I had just did a 100 fresh but got rid of it. I am going to be building this over the next year or so little by little. I just had a kid May 1st so not really much time or money to complete this in one shot. so far i have some what started on the stand. well it was a stand i started when i first thought about making a saltwater I'm just gonna modify it a bit. Ill post pictures up of the current stand in a bit. I'm going to be building almost everything myself so ill post pics up here every time i get or add something and any advice that anyone gives will be appreciated.
Any thoughts on improvement is welcomed so far i have planned to frame the 2 sides and the front with 2 door cutouts for when i put the sump in there. Im also going to put molding on the top part about 2" past it so the tank will have a snug fit in there ignore the color on top of there that looked like a dark cherry color when i bought it but for some reason it came out darker then it was suppose to so i need to find a new color for the stain. I plan on coating the whole interior with polyurethane for protection purposes and throwing some silicone on edges once i get the shelf bored cut out.
Would a 55 gal
tank be big enough as a sump or will i need something bigger? If i do what would be good dimensions for it? Also from what iv been reading its good to have it so your water turn over rate is somewhere between 6-10 times. If this is correct anybody have a good commendation for a good water pump?