2 successful tanks from a custom 137 g. to present day 180 g An informative video and Pictorial Journey.

Glenner’sreef

“Reefing” The Final Frontier.
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Oct 27, 2017
Messages
1,556
Reaction score
4,837
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
ARIZONA
Join me for interest journey of my previous tank build. A custom made peninsula 137g. At 58 “ long it fit nicely on a wall in our sunk in living room. In just weeks after these photos were taken, (Aug 2020) I began the process of selling the tank and stand. The selling of the corals would completely finance my brand new 180 g. But before I jump to my 180 that has now been up and running for about 7 months, I’d like to take you back on a pictorial journey of the 137g and how I achieved the success that I did with the equipment that I had, the finances that I had and the choices I made. Then the very new and beautiful 180g. with coral colonies that are just starting out.
A7B4E04E-A5BA-4EC4-A0B4-69981D96E9DB.jpeg
90C6D6CF-55D0-43B7-B554-22010E45B1B3.jpeg
C39E73B0-91B6-42D8-96AB-50023CBB4E35.jpeg
8813AC49-CEC1-41C3-9823-EC88D6A4150A.jpeg
AD7563FE-EF3B-4052-84A6-DDB024E2CDB6.jpeg
 
Last edited:
Tidal Gardens January 29th YouTube Live Show

tinoracha

New Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Nov 14, 2019
Messages
22
Reaction score
11
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
The following video is of my previous tank build. A custom made peninsula 137g. At 58 “ long it fit nicely on a wall in our sunk in living room. In just weeks after this footage was taken, (Aug 2020) I began the process of selling the tank and stand. The selling of the corals would completely finance my brand new 180 g. But before I jump to my 180 that has now been up and running for about 7 months, I’d like to take you back on a pictorial journey of the 137g and how I achieved the success that I did with the equipment that I had, the finances that I had and the choices I made. Then the very new and beautiful 180g. with coral colonies that are just starting out.
Sounds awesome! I'd love to see it but the video is not working for me. Maybe it's my end (I'm using Firefox) or maybe its the upload, not sure.
 
OP
Glenner’sreef

Glenner’sreef

“Reefing” The Final Frontier.
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Oct 27, 2017
Messages
1,556
Reaction score
4,837
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
ARIZONA
I think you’re right about the upload. I used my phone to post this. Maybe not the best idea. I’ll reattach the video file (1 minutes and 8 seconds) at home on my computer. Thanks for your patients.
 
OP
Glenner’sreef

Glenner’sreef

“Reefing” The Final Frontier.
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Oct 27, 2017
Messages
1,556
Reaction score
4,837
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
ARIZONA
So I was interested in getting a larger tank back in the summer of 2018. June to be exact. I happened ebe in Discount Aquarium and Reef in Tempe Az. And just inside the door was this peninsula style tank. It was a custom tank made for someone’s house. Of course I asked how much? $200. Good Reef!!! $200 ? I’ll take it. I was determined to build a better stand than my last diy project. The previous stand was for a 120g. It was sturdy but I wanted much more room underneath in the sump area. So off to Home Depot.
60D17B4F-D89E-4665-970D-4199F500143D.jpeg
DE2CAF88-F363-496D-A76F-9230831AB5FB.jpeg
9A670D16-C022-4018-8445-99F3AF2AB156.jpeg
F28CE77F-FB05-4817-978B-55D8B78B22CE.jpeg
2964EE4D-5E9D-4147-884B-F240E0EFF586.jpeg
 
Last edited:
OP
Glenner’sreef

Glenner’sreef

“Reefing” The Final Frontier.
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Oct 27, 2017
Messages
1,556
Reaction score
4,837
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
ARIZONA
So the 40 gallon breeder (the previous last photo) was also a diy sump kit by Fijicube. I was very impressed with the quality of the craftsmanship. The kit ($125) came with 4 partitions that allowed me to customize my sump, creating chambers that were just right for my equipment. For instance. My return pump was 4”-5” across. So the return pump chamber was created to be just slightly bigger than that. In a lot of premade presized sumps those dimensions are made for you, wasting a lot of space. All I was asked to provide from Fijicube was a 40 gal breeder and silicone. And yes I kept the sump from this 137g and put it under my new 180 g.
 
AquaCave Logo Banner
OP
Glenner’sreef

Glenner’sreef

“Reefing” The Final Frontier.
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Oct 27, 2017
Messages
1,556
Reaction score
4,837
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
ARIZONA
And so I began to purchase sps corals for the new tank and carefully selected only my favorite softies that would accompany the new and improved sps dominated tank. My wife and I took a trip to California to attend a Reefapalooza 2 years ago to purchase some nice frags for the tank.
2EF16034-4DD6-4E20-8579-9F888A72D8D2.jpeg
BC4E7517-4B44-45BA-A400-395637F34C86.jpeg
 
OP
Glenner’sreef

Glenner’sreef

“Reefing” The Final Frontier.
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Oct 27, 2017
Messages
1,556
Reaction score
4,837
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
ARIZONA
So this is how my 137 gal peninsula looked just before I upgraded to my “180”!!!
Obviously, I had some nice coral colonies. Coral colonies that were now worth some serious money. I figured, if I could sell some of these colonies, I could potentially fund a new 180 gal tank and stand.
so I did just that.
94FEC637-E37E-4B22-B715-E4CE54683D57.jpeg
907D8417-8875-44D9-B7C3-8AC545AEB845.jpeg
09192440-B7CB-4779-B4E0-CE86CCD13C54.jpeg
 
Reef Chasers Aquaculture
OP
Glenner’sreef

Glenner’sreef

“Reefing” The Final Frontier.
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Oct 27, 2017
Messages
1,556
Reaction score
4,837
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
ARIZONA
As you can see I have 3 Mars Aqua Black box led lights. From the previous photos of my 137 gal, you can see that with a combination of good water conditions corals grow just fine. You just can’t beat the price!
B3832664-3FB2-45FA-BB38-3D97A4EE0449.jpeg
680DEEA3-5939-4BFD-AD1E-4B902F6EB630.jpeg
F6C7EF57-3420-48AD-9A6B-08C09CDD1AEF.jpeg
8CEC21F4-0058-4BB9-A32C-3E8DDC3F4017.jpeg
B201BE96-DCC9-437D-9050-226C9F509EDC.jpeg
0DFCB054-9947-436C-B3A6-71E89CAB799B.jpeg
 
OP
Glenner’sreef

Glenner’sreef

“Reefing” The Final Frontier.
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Oct 27, 2017
Messages
1,556
Reaction score
4,837
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
ARIZONA
Adding new coral frags to replace the ones that I sold to fund the purchasing of my new tank and stand is a lot like starting over. But the corals and fish are doing beautifully. Also as you can see, I purchased a 30” Viparspectra led light. It fits like a glove above my 72” long tank.
 

DonTavo27

Well-Known Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Dec 6, 2013
Messages
879
Reaction score
2,357
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Thousand Oaks CA
great job on both tanks, I’ve have most certainly been a huge fan of peninsula style aquariums. It’s goal of mine to have a 200G+ peninsula style aquarium, either dividing a room, or in front of 1 large window Pane the size of the aquarium facing the backyard.
 
OP
Glenner’sreef

Glenner’sreef

“Reefing” The Final Frontier.
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Oct 27, 2017
Messages
1,556
Reaction score
4,837
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
ARIZONA
great job on both tanks, I’ve have most certainly been a huge fan of peninsula style aquariums. It’s goal of mine to have a 200G+ peninsula style aquarium, either dividing a room, or in front of 1 large window Pane the size of the aquarium facing the backyard.
Thanks for the kind words. You’ve obviously got the know how to get to my “build thread” yet it’s not linked to my banner. Do you know if I can link it through Dropbox? Thanks for any help.
 
Click to watch best scape method in 5 easy steps!

DonTavo27

Well-Known Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Dec 6, 2013
Messages
879
Reaction score
2,357
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Thousand Oaks CA

I hope this helps!
 
OP
Glenner’sreef

Glenner’sreef

“Reefing” The Final Frontier.
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Oct 27, 2017
Messages
1,556
Reaction score
4,837
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
ARIZONA

I hope this helps!
So yes and no. It doesn’t explain where you get the url in the first place so that I can add it to my badge. Fyi, I manually wrote out my url and it worked as far as showing a build thread badge but it won’t link to it??? The url also has a 6 digit number at the end of it. I obviously don’t need that number to receive a badge but I think I do need it to link it. Your turn :)
 

DonTavo27

Well-Known Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Dec 6, 2013
Messages
879
Reaction score
2,357
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Thousand Oaks CA
So yes and no. It doesn’t explain where you get the url in the first place so that I can add it to my badge. Fyi, I manually wrote out my url and it worked as far as showing a build thread badge but it won’t link to it??? The url also has a 6 digit number at the end of it. I obviously don’t need that number to receive a badge but I think I do need it to link it. Your turn :)
Let’s call the experts! @[email protected]
@Mods @revhtree
 
OP
Glenner’sreef

Glenner’sreef

“Reefing” The Final Frontier.
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Oct 27, 2017
Messages
1,556
Reaction score
4,837
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
ARIZONA
AquaCave Logo Banner

Have you ever torn down a tank over an issue you couldn't seem to beat?

  • Yes! I have. (Tell us about what issue you faced in the thread.)

    Votes: 134 23.7%
  • No. Thankfully, I haven't.

    Votes: 293 51.9%
  • Nope, but it almost happened. (Share your experience in the thread.)

    Votes: 45 8.0%
  • Not yet, but I'm almost there. (Tell us what you're dealing with.)

    Votes: 47 8.3%
  • If you reef long enough, this will eventually happen to you.

    Votes: 37 6.5%
  • Other

    Votes: 9 1.6%
Aquariums Wholesale Live coral auctions every week
Top