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This is a discussion on Target's 90g reef within the Tank Journals forums, part of the Aquarium Related Chat category; It's time to finally start my tank journal. I'm building a 90g reef. I collected all the pieces for it ...

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    Default Target's 90g reef

    It's time to finally start my tank journal. I'm building a 90g reef. I collected all the pieces for it almost a year ago, but then got too busy to get started. Finally have had time to get things moving. So, here's my journey as a newbie reefer. I am going to be doing a bean animal style overflow, so have a bunch of plumbing and stuff to do as part of the build.

    A big thank you already to Anthony for helping me gather pretty much all the gear for this build. Through him I got my lights, skimmer, return pump, powerhead, and live rock. Also borrowed his drill bits to drill the tank and harassed him multiple times with every question that popped into my head. Thanks again.

    The gear:
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    I built a new stand for this tank. It's built 6" higher than most stands so I had extra room for the skimmer.

    Without paint:


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    Completed:
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    I had to drill a few new holes in the tank for the bean animal overflow, and came up with a way to keep them all inline. I used this jig to start each hole:




    After that, I drilled them through:




    The back of the tank was painted blue, but I wanted to change it, so the blue was scraped off:




    And it was prepped:


    Then painted black (first coat):
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    Before it was painted, I installed the overflow box:


    I also added the baffles to the sump:


    The sump in the stand:
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    Ran into my first snag as well. I bought a 5g tank to use for an ATO reservoir, but during the build of the stand I changed the hinges I was using, and now am about 1/4" too narrow to fit the 5g beside the sump. So, if anyone knows where I can find a slightly narrower tank, or wants to buy a brand new 5g tank, let me know. I may have enough acrylic to build a custom tank for the ATO.
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    Looking good Daniel! Glad to see you get back into it again!

    The details on the stand look amazing!
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    Thanks Tony. It was a fun challenge to get that pattern to look good. And I'm happy to finally be moving ahead with this build.
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    Love that overflow in the back. Envious too, as I'd love to do it but don't want to drain my 125 and restart.
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    Thumbs up Nice !

    Hey Daniel: Looks great so far, very nice stand and I see you have some good help there, 90 Gallon is the perfect size IMO.
    Another salty "YES" you'll love reefing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2wheelsx2 View Post
    Love that overflow in the back. Envious too, as I'd love to do it but don't want to drain my 125 and restart.
    Yeah I like the overflow as well. You should go for it.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Guy View Post
    Hey Daniel: Looks great so far, very nice stand and I see you have some good help there, 90 Gallon is the perfect size IMO.
    Another salty "YES" you'll love reefing.
    Lol, thanks. I can't wait to actually get everything running.
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