125 Jake scape
As I'm getting closer to starting this build I decided to setup a build thread. Maybe that'll keep me motivated to follow through with all my plans.
I got a used 125 locally for a good price. Picked up a premade stand from Easy Aquariums. I just didn't want to deal with making one and trying to get it to look finished. I ended up having to reinforce it quite a bit though. The floor was 1/4" luan plywood(I mean come on) with only two supports underneath it. I can't imagine someone placing a large sump on that. I built it up with 1/2" PT plywood and ripped some strapping down for floor supports. Glued everything in place with tightbond3. I also added some addition bracing under the top(unnecessary since the weight is on the outside, but it gave me something to screw to for hanging a fuge light and wire management hooks) then I attached two lengths of strapping so I have some runners to attach things to.
I'm going to paint the back black with flat latex.
I got a used eshopps pf1200 overflow and I bought a deepwater aquatics BLDC5 for a return pump.
I've got three bags of black diamond from tractor supply for substrate.
Ordered an apex EB8,PM1,VDM,temp probe, and breakout box from BRS for their black friday sale to control the tank via my apex jr on my nearby nano reef.
I'll be ordering a BML regular version fish focus blue w/tank mounts tomorrow during their 10% and free shipping special for black Friday.
Now I just have to break down the 55 and clean up the wall behind it in prep for the 125.
"Not my circus, not my monkeys"