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42 Cube Brief Build

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So, I broke down and sold my IM AIO 40 cube (couldn't get the filtration right for more complex coral) and upgraded to the 42 gallon Planet Crystalline series.  

Old Tank

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Stained stand

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Sump and equipment installed

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Un-kept wiring mess.  Since been cleaned an organized.

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To be honest, Planet isn't as precise as I would have liked and the stand wasn't 100% square.  Inside dimensions were supposed to be 18 x 18 square, but it isn't and I had to build and stand within to hold the 18 x 18 sump which is actually square.  It was supposed to fit inside and drop down more.  but it doesn't.  So, i can't put the lower hinge on the door.  Any ideas on how to secure that lower part would be greatly appreciated.

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Also I forgot a basic run down of equipment

Radion Gen 3 XR30 Pro, with diffuser

Vortec MP10 wireless

EShopps Medium Cube sump

Skimz skimmer

Sicce Syncra return pump

Kessil H160 Tuna Flora LED Algae Grow Light

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this was the quick terrible pick of the tank loaded and scaped.
 
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Looks like everything made the transition well. Good looking 'scape!

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this is the tank today.  Sorry for the glare.  I am testing some SPS now and added a holy grail and aussie gold torch.  These are under daylight.  I will post a blue later this weekend.

I lost two of my favorite wrasses, Naoko Wrasse (he found the only gap in the screen lid and jumped) and my Fairy Wrasse (couldn't handle the stress of the move). There is a lot of some awesome livestock in there, I can fill in specifics if anyone has any questions on something.  

 

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This whole build is a test for a 250 gallon in wall that will start next month.  This tank will transition to quarantine then frag tank.  At least that is what I am telling my wife.

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This whole build is a test for a 250 gallon in wall that will start next month.  This tank will transition to quarantine then frag tank.  At least that is what I am telling my wife.
Let's see the future home of the 250 gallon... Basically where are you knocking a hole in the wall?

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