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So here is the beginning of my next reef aquarium... Getting ready to finalize the purchase of a new home and that means moving. My 6.5 gallon reef won't be a issue, it's my 90 gallon freshwater that I don't want to bother with. So I had to negotiate a deal... Get rid of the 90 for another Pico (easy choice for me). I've liked the look of the drop-off/abyss tanks and wanted to recreate that. If you were to ask the three or four people who have followed my other builds they would tell you my stands and tanks look more like furniture than a square box with a light hanging over it and this build won't be any different. Currently I'm remodeling a house for a customer and have some leftover molding, vinyl planks and plywood so that is what the tank stand is built from. So far I think it looks great. Still a bit more work to do...
Now that my busy work season has settled down a little it's time to give some serious consideration as to what to do with my contest win! I've talked the friend that helped me build the stand for the IM14 and he's going to help me build a stand for this one as well, probably similar in look as they are basically in the same room. I'm seriously considering going all out on this one, as I had a decent year business wise. So far the plan is to move all but the BTA's and clowns from the 29 and turning that into a anemone tank of some kind-still researching that. I'm looking at Hamilton Cebu Sun Lighting System Metal Halide and T5 HO Actinics combo, but not sure whether to go with 10,000K, 14,000K, or 20,000K-need some advise here. Also considering straight LED's-maybe a Nano Box. Would like a sump, but never had one so...Should I remove the back panel that makes this tank an AIO and have the bottom drilled, or is there a way to add a sump with less destruction/reconstruction? Anyway, just trying to move forward