Starting ~800 Gallon Custom Reef Tank Build

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Is the aluminum frame also painted over with white? Looks good so far.

Aluminum frame is anodized frame which is safe for saltwater but there is will be very minimal contact with saltwater. But he used same material for my tank tank and did not have any issues with corrosion or anything.. this frame is 1/8" thick 2 inch x 2 inch angles.
 

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Hello Vio, there is overflow built in the tank which is 12" x 24"x 1.5" and three 1.5" holes for drain pipes that will come down in the filter sock box that is being custom built, I will post pictures when I get the box.
With that " Super nice size" NO matter were is locate , will work perfect.
Congratulation.
 

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love this build... this may seem stupid but with those windows and sun shining on tank are you worried about algae growth?


I am not worried about it, I will have oversized algae scrubber and refugium that is going to outrun algae on glass but I do have shades on those windows that I can roll down. but little sunlight will make fish and coral colors pop IMO..
 

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Aquascape rock

We (friend and my self) were able to get most of aquascape done, I am pretty happy with outcome, my goal was to have these pillars and rock and shelves still on top of the pillars so the detritus won't settle on the bottom of the rock work and flow will not be blocked by too much rock sitting on the bottom of the tank, Pillars are elevated as well, I choose most of the pillars base rock with points so that water will flow under as well. here are some of the pictures, I am done 85 - 90 % but if i see need of adding more shelves then I will do it on the fly before tank is filled with water. I used white portland cement to bond the pieces together and hydraulic cement to create pillars, this aquascape is done in conduction of pukani rock, marco, reef saver, black hawaii rock and plenty of tongas that I joint together with white cement to make odd shapes which are used to connect pillars and have hollow space under the rock work for flow.. here are some of the pictures ..
 

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Love it. I really dig how you incorporated the branches and tables and made it blend together very nicely. Complex rock structures yet clearly breathable. Very nice job. Now get a wide angle or a panoramic shot so we can see the whole thing!
 

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Thank you Reef Trends, I have enough shelves for now, I have been collecting rock, tonga and shelves from last year for this buid, Small pieces have been cemented together to make larger shelf, I think I am done with aquascaping, few pcs here are there if needed
 

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