Lbacha’s 25g Lagoon & 8g Peninsula

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  1. lbacha

    lbacha Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Some shots of the tanks

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    New monti frag that I split between the tanks now to see how it does under the different lights

    8g with Orphek’s
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    25g with kessils
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    My new DOS and DDR for nutrient dosing
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  2. lbacha

    lbacha Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    So my $10 Monti Cap frag looks to be a starburst Montipora and it is really nice. Already starting to heal where I broke it in two.

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    lbacha Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Got a couple new pieces at my LFS, I have been looking at this green slimmer since it was a couple inch frag last summer. It’s been $70 the whole time well the store had a 25% off flash sale so I decided what the hey it will help fill my new tank.
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    A nice chunk of rainbow monti for $15
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    Overall a good haul as I got some $10 frags of stylo, birds nest and Sand dollar monti on sale as well
     
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    lbacha Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    FTS

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    lbacha Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Green slimer looking green
     
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    reef-rc Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    Nice setup. I enjoyed going through your progress
     
  7. lbacha

    lbacha Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Thanks, it’s been fun setting up these nano’s. I think I’m at the point where I can sit back and just let things grow. I’ve been trying to tie up all the loose ends like electronics and my water station.
     
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    lbacha Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Some electrical clean up

    Added a American DJ power bar (this is really nice for the price)
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    Added some extension cords and mounted them to the top of the stand for my heaters, skimmer and fuge lights (I’m hoping to find a used eb8 I can use in the stand to power all these things eventually)
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    Cleaned up my AWC by adding mur-loc bulkheads to my water containers
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    My favorite time (lights are going down and I just added some reef energy to the tank so it glows)
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    Dramad1 Active Member

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    So how do you like the coverage with a single 360x?
    I have the extmoxel and same light I'm about to set up, same stand dimensions as well just 4 " shorter.
    Very nice build, following
     
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    lbacha Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    The coverage is good, eventually I may go to with 2 but that would be after my sps turn to colonies and be for shadowing reasons. The 360x has plenty of power for this size tank.
     
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    Dramad1 Active Member

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    Cool, good to know a bbn out the light. I have everything to get this going minus the stand. I have to build one. Planned on going the same dimensions you chose because of my sump, its a skimz up30. I've been working on a design for a wood stand.
    I do however like the aluminum frame that you selected. How are the panels connected, are the screwed in or do they pop out?
     
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    lbacha Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    The side panels are just a snug fit so no connection (I’m probably going to add some magnets as the wood is drying and. Shrinking a tad so they are a little loose now). The front panels have magnets holding them in place. The top and bottom are screwed in.
     
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    So did you attach a steel clip or something for the front panel? Aluminum is no ferris metal so, non magnetic.
    The aluminum design looks awesome. I visited the site you posted and could not get the clips to fasten the frame to load to cart, also wasnt sure about the drilling on both ends, I even looked at the list you posted on page 4. I was just trying to get an actual cost.
    I think I'm just gonna go with a plywood stand since I have 3 sheets of cabinets grade ply. The aluminum frame looks so clean though.
    How do you like that rock so far? Did you pre cure it? Any leeching?
     
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    lbacha Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    I used a standard cabinet magnet attached to an aluminum bracket I made out of 1” aluminum.

    As for the rock it was hassle free, it had a brief ugly stage where I got some Dino looking (brown stringy algae with air bubbles) stuff that I had to siphon off. It may have been diatoms as I added a small clean up crew and a couple days later it looks as pristine as the other tank. I did get a lot of white film in the new tank due to what I’m assuming was bacteria blooms. I now have acros in the tank and it going well.
     
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    Very nice lagoon setup. Im jelious, when i bough my 25 lagoon they only came in aio. But when my frags out grow this tank i will upgrade to the 50 black back lagoon so i can have a refugium/sump.
     
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    lbacha Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    The black is really nice, I’m not a fan of AIO’s as I like a sump. I wanted something close to the 50g but marine depot had this for $80 so I pulled the trigger and got it. I do like the dimensions on it although everything is small. My eventual size will be 36x24 by about 18 inches tall.
     
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    lbacha Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Some less blue pics
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    A small leather and some hammer frags in my fuge
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    lbacha Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Some new additions

    Apple berry
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    Blue tips acro (I fragged a branch off a large base)
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    JF anacropora
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    Seasons greeting monti (I fragged it into a couple pieces)
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    Full tank shot
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    Looking good!
     
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    lbacha Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Thanks, it’s coming along nicely. The extra water volume had made a huge difference in stability
     
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