I started buying some stuff. Will use some equipment from the current tank. Enough talking lets go to the interesting part.
AGA 40breeder tank
DIY wooden stand (laminated)
DIY Acrylic sump
Super Reef Octopus XP1000 SSS Skimmer (already have)
Vortech MP10 (already have)
Biopellets reactor (already have)
Water blaster pump 3000 (700GPH)
JBJ Nano Arctica chiller (already have)
36 LED lamp (upgrade from current)
Mainly SPS. Will transfer everything from my tank, add more rock and obviously continue to fill up
Some frogspawn, torch or hammer here and there
Some diagrams of the proposed layout:
In these drawings the door is removed. It will be a whole removable piece, not small doors. As you can see, the chiller is inside the stand since I can't afford to have more equipment out of that footprint. The stand has a false wall to separate and isolate heat produce by the chiller to affect the water. The short side that faces the wall will be open for ventilation and the hole you see in the back faces the side of the couch (it still leaves enough space for good ventilation) Will use some fans as well to remove air from the stand. The sump has 3 gallon water reservoir for ATO. What I still haven't figured out is how to hang the lamp. I bought a 24" heatsink that weight a ton. Don't know if a single EMT bent tube will hold from the back. I'd like to have a clean top so mounting legs will be the last option.
Comments, suggestions and thoughts are always welcome and very appreciated