140g peninsula build...

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CAA9D1D8-03CE-4826-82CE-4C25E1983FD7.jpeg 8B5FB666-DBFF-4501-B500-B5FDBF439B64.jpeg I’ve never made a build thread. Figured I’d give it a shot. I currently have a 105g DSA tank and have tangs and a trigger that are outgrowing it. I purchased a 140g tank that has been floating around a few local members and was never set back up. Tank is 60x30x18 and the fish should like it since I am not packing this tank with rock...I hope.

Anyways, I have been collecting stuff for my dream tank for years and so far this is my dream tank. Till the next one comes along. I’ve already done a lot of work towards setting this tank up. I have has the tank blocking the front door for 6 weeks or so. The wife is being patient but don’t want to press my luck. Guess I’ll post up pics of the progress I’ve made over the next few days if I remember. Until then: here is the tank as it was when I picked it up.
 
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Nice looking tank. You did a good cleanup on that tank...
 
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The tank already had a ghost overflow on it but it was dated and I wanted to replace it. I had already bought a Synergy Reef overflow a year ago but it would not fit. So I sold that and contacted Modular Marine and they custome made me a new ghost overflow. Have to say their turn around time and customer service was exceptional. I was nervous as hell because he was making it to the measurements I had to make. Presley from Elvis Aquatics came over and double checked before I sent off the final measurements. Thank God it fit perfect! The whole internal weir box is removable for cleaning.

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I had some old rock laying around and decided to cure the rock while collect aquarium items needed. Stuck it in a brute can and started to cycle it. There was so much dead on it and the garage smelled so bad. Wife wasn’t having that. So I did a quick acid dip and rinse. Followed by 24hr bleach soak. Then I waited for the rock to dry and started to cure it again. Added some ammonia....and...WAIT!

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With nothing to do I decided to start setting up all the equipment in the sump and play with the wire management setup. I picked up a second used Vectra M1 as a back up and decided to play with the plumbing to see if I can fit both in the return area. I have two extra MP10s so I’m using them in the sump to keep the bottom clean. I love that there will be no wires sticking out the top of the sump.

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Wow....I missed this on Wednesday....glad I caught it now.
Great build so far! You're setting yourself up very nicely on that system.

Two points:
1. Wash your hands before you put them in your tank
2. Hamster wheels don't belong in the sump
:cool:

I look forward to your progress!
 
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Wow....I missed this on Wednesday....glad I caught it now.
Great build so far! You're setting yourself up very nicely on that system.

Two points:
1. Wash your hands before you put them in your tank
2. Hamster wheels don't belong in the sump
:cool:

I look forward to your progress!
Thanks, that’s what happens when you are working on the wife’s truck and new fish stuff shows up. You forget your hands are dirty! The hamster wheel is going to be hooked to a generator to power my system on power outages.
 
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Ordered my sand today. Ended up getting Caribsea Fiji Pink. I Found it on amazon for $21.99 a bag with free shipping. It will be here Wednesday or I could have paid $118 for shipping and have it tomorrow.
 

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