It all started at PetCo during the $1/gallon sale. Figured why not, an upgrade is always nice. So I purchased a 40br and a 20L which will become the sump.
Over the past 6 months or so I've been collecting pieces that will bring the tank to completion
Tank - AGA 40br
Sump - AGA 20L
Overflow - Glass-holes.com 700gph
Powerhead - MP10
Return - Mag-Drive 7 700GPH
Skimmer - Bubble Magus NAC 3.5
Heater - Fluval E100x2
Lights - DIY LED Array - 48x3w (24 CW, 24 RB) Dimmable using a 5.88"x25" Heatsink
Stand - PetCo Manhattan Metal Stand
Controller - Thinking Apex, who knows.
Sand - CaribSea something or other, not too fine though
Rock - about 15lb live rock from my current tank and another 10lbs or so dead rock. I want to do a two island minimalist scape so there won't be too much rock. Might even just stick with the 15lbs from my current tank.
African Flameback Angel
Cleaner Shrimp x2
Banded Serpent Star
Six Maxi Minis (Not so mini anymore )
Bland ol' crocea
Crapload of Dwarf Ceriths
2x Red Leg Hermits
Bunch of Regular Hermits
2x Zebra Hermits
Harlequin Shrimp (Clean up all the damn asterinas that are all over my rocks, then supplement with CC star legs)
Orange Monti Cap
Purple Monti Cap
Whatever else I forgot.
The stand, it's kinda nice actually:
I'll be getting either a piece of wood which I will stain black for the sump to rest on, or I'll purchase a sheet of 1/4" aluminum from my dad's shop to support the tank. Either way, I'm kind of aiming for a display grade refugium.
I may scrap the baffle idea completely and just make it a macro haven with a small compartment for the return/skimmer/heater(s)
Here's the initial design of the tank, which I still am unsure about, the return has been changed to one:
The lighting has evolved quite a bit and lots of input has been received. Here's the initial design:
This is how it was laid out last night when I started, I need to take off the 2 middle outside left stars and the one outside right star to get it to the final configuration below:
This is what it has changed to:
So that's really it for now, I still need to drill it and get all the plumbing set up but I'll do that once I get all the parts
If anyone has any advice on how to swap tanks when the current up and running tank is in the place where the 40br will go, please enlighten me!
Thanks for reading!
Edited by sanchez, 26 August 2012 - 12:44 PM.