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Old 01/12/2020, 10:19 PM   #1
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About to start in-wall build

Hey all,
Long time reefer, short timer here in RC. I'm about to start building out an in-wall 150 (I know, a bit small for this group, but you guys know a lot about in-wall stuff.) I'm trying to pre-plan here a bit, as this is the first in-wall I've done.

The long story short is that I'll be building a wall around the tank, but not building out a fish room, so everything will still be under the stand. No way to do a fish room unfortunately as space is limited with the house.. but I'm a mile from the beach.. so.. trade-off's.

Is there anything that I need to have done to the painted drywall around the tank for moisture reasons? Should I replace all drywall with green board? Should I put in a moisture fan above the tank?

I know these are pretty basic questions, but I'm trying to get this done right the first time.

Thanks for the help

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Old 01/18/2020, 11:12 AM   #2
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So you’re building out a wall to enclose the tank to give an “in wall” effect? All open water will be enclosed in the “wall” box? I’m guessing yeah - you’ll need at least a fan to keep humidity managed in there. But I’m no expert.

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