I have been considering removing some windows that used to be exterior windows but now only separate the kitchen from the family room and enhancing my current 75 Gal
reef /30 Gal
sump setup to become a 125 or larger main tank and use the 75 Gal
as the sump/ref.
Wondering if anyone here has built a stand like this into a wall and what unforeseen issues they ran into. The weight of the tank would be on both a concrete pad that used to be a porch and a wall that would remain intact. I think that should withstand the weight of 200+ total gallons.
Cost would be the new tank, possibly more or new lights, new/larger protein skimmer, and the cost of building the stand and sump enclosure plus making the outside of it look nice. The window opening is over 6' wide so I could fit a huge tank in that area and would be able to view from two sides.
Positives would be more room in the sump area, current set up has no room to really get in there plus the additional water space for current fish (my tang needs more growing room).