Bacon’s 160g peninsula build

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  1. Bacon505

    Bacon505 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    hey everyone,
    Back to this forum to start another upgrade build. My 108g ran out of space so i decided to do an upgrade.
    Probably going to run similar setup as of what i’m runing now with just skimmer as filtration.

    Upgraded tank: planet aquarium 60x30x21H” with 3/4” thickness
    My returns is 2”, and looking at the bulkhead, the flange is 4” in diameter so i feared that im going to lose a lot of water height.(what you folks think? Anyone runn 2” for their drain?

    For sump, i hope i can reuse my 40g breeder that i currently have. Just hoping it can hold enough water with the new 160g

    Equipments:
    Im keeping everything except for the pumps.
    Probably upgrading to varios or ecotec m1 as return and either run 2 mp40 or a gyre. Second thought would be continuing using the jebao/jecod.
    While im waiting for the tank to be build. I decided to start with the rock scape.
    Great thanks to a reefer in Colorado who had a good amount of tonga branch in his procession for a great deal.

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  2. Caseyoidae

    Caseyoidae Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor Hudson Valley Reef Keepers Catskill Reef Member

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    This is going to be awesome!! I thought your last tank was amazing and definitely packed. Following along:)
     
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    Bacon505 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    Thank you. It was too pack in my current tank. And there are flaws in my prvious setup so hopefully this upgrade improve out some of it
     
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  4. Bacon505

    Bacon505 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    7A05B0E2-F25F-45F2-B3D4-2FD340EA4A03.jpeg 9E9934BC-51AF-45CB-9E5E-B9C336CF6531.jpeg 720C4067-AF1B-4D38-9DBC-E9762A35F064.jpeg AB0A0F30-F912-4D0F-AD57-51BDDBE9ECA2.jpeg Just an update on the rock work. I was thinking of going minimalist due to all the big colony i currently have but then i also want a bigger estate for more corals so i end up having a big surface of the tank with live rocks. I planning on leaving a good amount of blank space in the front for fish to swim
     
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    Curious where you get those rocks. Its getting harder to find them
     
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    Bacon505 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    I bought it from a reefer in colorado, they banned the tonga branch so its hard to get them now
     
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    Bacon505 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    Here‘s a 3d model of the new build
     
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    Excellent!

    I've got a Planet Aquarium 60" x 30" x 18", just a couple inches shorter than yours, also mounted peninsula style. Love it.

    Great work on the tonga rock... looking forward to seeing what you make of it.
     
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    Bacon505 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    7DA6DC3B-C355-49EB-9C03-27F5AB4810DA.png THeother view of tbe tank
     
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    Greybeard Valuable Member R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Our vision seems not so different ;)

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  12. Bacon505

    Bacon505 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    I love shallow tank but always having issue with growth space with acro
     
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    Amazing scape! Love it
    Would look amazing with a load of stags growing out of the full length all up the middle.
     
  14. Bacon505

    Bacon505 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    DFCFF8F7-D99F-473A-858E-D4053350E1CC.jpeg 30DE8743-11CE-49AC-BD32-DD0BB5BE2881.jpeg So i started on my stand today. Decided to go with 38” stand. I still have two more vertical support to add and a few horizontal on the top.
     
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    Bacon505 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    53041159-6E0B-4DB7-980A-A7AAAC7F3BEE.jpeg Everything seems to be close to center on all 4top side however the bottom corner is flopping uneven. If i add a bit of weight on the top left corner and stand the opposite bottom right then all 4 corners will be flat.
     
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    Looking forward to this, love tonga branch. :)
     
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    tagging along
     
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    Bacon505 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    Stand frame is completed, might add a few more support bars. Also added some template on the control pannel side. 61DEACBE-4B1D-4B7F-8814-2F7BC6B523A6.jpeg 66893D94-926D-4F91-982F-2AEE4215AC86.jpeg
     
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    Bacon505 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    EACD3945-4C70-416D-B2A7-E9B2903CD5DF.jpeg Just got some acrylic in for the control pannel and painted the grommet for the wires. Waiting on my orange acrylic rod to outline it.
     
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    Bacon505 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    A7AE0578-84E8-48D8-8DD2-572C22021FCD.jpeg Just a tiny update on the stand. Try to skin the stand and set next to my current stand for height refference.
    The new stand makes my old tank look tiny
     
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