HollaAt ChaReefBoy Red Sea Peninsula 650

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  1. Thanh Truong

    Thanh Truong Member

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    Just upgraded from nano tanks to now a big tank. Go big or go home, so I went BIG and I brought it home. Feel free to follow me on this journey as I customize and modify this tank. Feel free to provide feedbacks, I would love to see what you all think.
     
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  2. Thanh Truong

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    Tank is delivered!

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  3. Thanh Truong

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    Aquascape in progress. This is not my work, I bought off the owner (Nick Nguyen) from the best LFS at Oceanlife Aquarium in Houston, TX. He made this for his tank project, but I couldn't resist. Now I just need to build off that and create an additional rockscape to fill the tank.

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  4. nautical_nathaniel

    nautical_nathaniel Jack of All Trades, Masters in One R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Welcome to R2R! Looks like you've got a new reef tank and a little one in the same house (good luck! ;))
     
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    Since things are unassembled, I thought it would be cool to wrap the inside sump area with red carbon fiber vinyl. Also going to paint the various items white inside the sump. I'm going to go for a red and white sump area including the equipment and plumbing.

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    Yup, that's one of my little one in the background. It's a IM 14 Peninsula and my other one is a Nuvo 16. Thanks for the welcome!
     
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    nautical_nathaniel Jack of All Trades, Masters in One R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    I was talking about the diapers ;) awesome preliminary aquascape by the way, I bet that will look amazing covered in corals.
     
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    Next up, wrapped the plumbing.

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    Looks great ! Came out good !
     
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    Looks great ! Came out good !
     
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    Boom!
     
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    Came out great !
     
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    Next project, wrapped the inside sump area with red and white carbon fiber vinyl. Can't wait to see how this turns out once the cabinets are put together. My son also made an appearance.

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    Love the plumbing wrap idea
     
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    Finished wrapping the internal cabinet with red and white vinyl. Now get to assembled it altogether.

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    End up not liking the black covers for the screws, so I'm going to cut out some red vinyl to cover it so it can look seamless.
     
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    nice work
     
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    revhtree Owner Administrator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter Photo of the Month Award R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Very nice!!
     
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    Didn't like the black covers/dots after wrapping so instead I removed them and cover it with the vinyl. Now it's seamless!

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    Nice! Following along.

    How difficult is vinyling the inside?
     
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    Just like the reef hobby itself, it will take patience and some redos, BUT it's doable. Once you get one thing wrapped, the rest is much smoother. Slow and patience is the key. This project took me around 12 to 14 hours total. I spread it out because it can be tideous and boring, which can lead to mistakes.
     
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