Its been over a year since I have updated this build.
A couple of months ago while thinking out loud, I mentioned to my wife that the fish room would make a good play room for the kids and I could pipe through the wall to the garage....Her answer. "When will it be done!!!"
So I bought a 150 gallon Rubbermaid stock tank and replumbed the entire set-up. I got 2 mp40s and went back with a drain and return in each overflow. I ditched the return manifolds. I scraped the paint off the back glass and I will soon be building out the playroom side with a hinged wall for access to the tank and to give the in-wall look from both sides. With my sump in the garage, I can now do 30 gallon water changes with the turn of a couple of valves.
Garage (Things have changed a little in here since these pics) I'll post more pics soon
Steps/Kids Bench in the playroom
My Clowns have been staying busy!!!!