Dream 525 gallon peninsula display with large fish room.

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I’m super exited about this build Adam! Great choice of tank size and close loop system! MRC does superior job with everything they do.
We have similar size fishroom. For humidity control I use three dehumidifier in the fishroom, additionally 1/2 ton hvac unit for basement.
My humidity generally stay around 50% mark.

Can’t wait to see this tank up and running ! Very exciting !!!
My basement is roughly 2100sf and I put in a 2 ton unit. It's a variable speed air handler and I have an 8" lines going in & out of the fish room. The dehumidifier I got at Lowe's is a decent sized one and I paid for the 2yr extended warranty. Got a feeling it won't make it that far. I hope with everything I've done I've got that end of things covered.

I'm so ready for the floors to be done so I can start the real build process. All the cracks and nail divots in the concrete are filled and I'm good to go tomorrow night with the grinding.
This is the coating I went with and I used their crack filler too.
 

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The first time I ever went to Adam's house he pulled out a set of plans and said something like "Here' the fish area, we've moved a wall, removed a wall and added some supports here and there." The fish rooms were literally custom to the house before the concrete was even poured. Adam's put in a ton of time and treasure into this project and it's going to be pretty awesome.
 

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@Adam I forgot to ask, how thick is the acrylic? On acrylic tanks, do you have to go thicker than glass for the same size tank?

I'm already in stages of planning of my upgrade to my next tank, but it won't be nearly the size of this due to the space I have and trying to see my options. Lately, glass cages has been getting some good reviews on R2R, especially with their new smoke glass option.
I was wrong about the acrylic thickness, it's 3/4". I don't know why I had 1" on the brain. I now remember using Acrylite calculator and talking with Jeff in February.

Maybe a mod can correct my posts above.
 

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I was wrong about the acrylic thickness, it's 3/4". I don't know why I had 1" on the brain. I now remember using Acrylite calculator and talking with Jeff in February.

Maybe a mod can correct my posts above.
All good. For some reason, I assumed acrylic was cheaper than glass. Wow, I was way off. Lol. Got a quote from SEA and it made me sweat looking at the numbers.
 

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I got the floors done over the weekend. I sure hope this coating is as good as they say it is, that's something I never want to do again. The grinding made a big difference. It got up all the construction adhesive, drywall mud and leveled the epoxy I used to fill cracks. It was also my first time using this coating so it has some roller marks and things you would want in a show room floor but the purpose was to seal it and that has been accomplished.

Here's a shot after the grinding.
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And the finished product. You can see the roller marks and patterns in it but all in all I'm happy with the way it came out. Funny thing is the area where the tank is going came out the best but we'll never see it. Murphy's Law...
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Now on to setting up the RODI system and mixing station.
 

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Looks great Adam! Everything seems to be coming along well, I love these progress updates! Thanks!
 
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