Stay tuned, I'll probably be working on framing and drywalling this week so i can line the stand up, cut the hole in the drywall for the tank, and set the tank up on the stand so i can begin filling it and start cycling it. My pumps and skimmer should be arriving any day, and I'll be ordering the lights this week. I already have new filters for my RO unit so i can start producing 300 gallons of good water. Things are starting to come together!
I don't think that stand looks sturdy enough.... just kidding! Is the tank going to be in-wall? Definitely keep us posted; it looks like it will be a great set-up. Now you have to figure out what you'll fill it up with!
I made a stand very similar to yours but i removed the center support as it would hold 10 elephants. I removed the center so that i had access to the bottom for a sump wet/dry. BUt again, very sweet.......some day..........:thinking:
Well I haven't been on the boards much lately, since I've been very busy at work, and with the new house, but here is a quick update. Most of my equipment has filtered in by now. I'm just waiting for the light fixtures and my circulation system. Here is a pic of the stuff that has come in on my stand.
Not right away. I had it built like that so i could add one in the future if I wanted. I didn't picture it but i also got a good deal on salt, so I have enough for the initial 300 gallons and then some. I also bought the eggcrate and screen for the sandbed. Hopefully next week I can start organizing and plumbing.
Obviously I've been busy/lazy with this project, but I am making progress. I'm only missing one piece of equipment, and the wall should be nearly completed by the weekend. Here's a shot of the wall being framed around the tank.