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Mussin

180g build.... slowly but surely

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Upgrading from a 120 to a 180. I've always wanted a 6' tank but never had the room.  Recently moved into a new house so of course time to upgrade, lol. I bought the 180 and stand off of a fellow reefer. The 180 has never had water in it. I had a friend of mine build me a canopy and refinish the stand. We went with a furniture quality stand and canopy. Turned out excellent.  The front of the canopy lifts up to access lighting and for easy coral/live rock  placement.  Most likely wont get wet until spring.  I have alot to do.  Sump is going in my basement. 

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Worked on the canopy a bit. Mounted my 4' reefbreeder led light fixture.  I'm going to add a two 60" T5 bulbs using a BRS retro kit. I also installed a couple of gas struts to hold the canopy up.  Not much but its forward progress,  lol. 20200124_184050.thumb.jpg.4d5d134e149340acc44cf0947b58b3ab.jpg

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They are nice.. not sure how well they will hold up to salt though. I'm going to coat them in a thin layer of grease. They were only $18 for the pair on Amazon. 

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Well I couldn't get used to the top being totally closed so I built another canopy. I built a floating canopy. I love it. Looks super clean! Just need to fill the screw holes and touch up paint. 

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Wow! I seen you were selling the canopy and was thinking it was a mistake. Should have known you had something better in mind. 

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This is freaking sweet. Can’t wait to see it started finally. I love the floating canopy. That’s super cool

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