Bacon’s 160g peninsula build

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  1. Bacon505

    Bacon505 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Reef Tank 365 Duke City Reefers 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: 160 gallon rimless peninsula
    planet aquarium 60x30x21H” with 3/4” thickness
    DIY stand: 61x31x38” using 2x4 and 2x6 with 3/4” melamine cover.
    Sump: reusing my old 40g breeder

    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:
    Mp40 QD
    Gyre fx230
    Jebao rsw15
    Return pump: reef octopus varios 6
    Lighting: ATI t5 8x54watt with 2 reefbrite xho
    Reef octopus skimmer diablo 250ext with upgraded regal 300 varios 6s pump.
    Geo 618 calcium reactor with DIY second chamber


    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 Catskill Reef Member Build Thread Contributor Hudson Valley Reef Keepers

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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 Duke City Reefers 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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    Bacon505 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Reef Tank 365 Duke City Reefers 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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    Flyingbulldog Active Member

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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 Duke City Reefers 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 Duke City Reefers Build Thread Contributor

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    Here‘s a 3d model of the new build
     
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  8. Bacon505

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    Greybeard Valuable Member R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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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 Duke City Reefers 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 Duke City Reefers 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 Duke City Reefers 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 Duke City Reefers 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 Duke City Reefers 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 Duke City Reefers 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 Duke City Reefers 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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