Lbacha’s 25g Lagoon & 8g Peninsula

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  1. TheWB

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    Love this. Looking forward to seeing the finished product.
     

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    lbacha Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Thanks, it should be my last major project for this build then it’s sit back and watch the coral grow time
     
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    I wish I had planned my board this way. I just kinda winged it. It turned out ok I guess. Yours will be much nicer.
     
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    lbacha Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Yeah all my equipment is in use so the only way I could plan this out was to make templates for everything. It makes it easy to visualize how it will look
     
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    lbacha Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Well the shell is done. It came out better than I thought. Now to add the door and the top and it will be roughed in. I need to cut that front plate for the adj power strip and then slots and holes for the wires to be to routed through. I’ll then take it all apart and finish the wood then reassemble it.
     
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    lbacha Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    I learned and interesting lesson today. I’ve been struggling to keep nitrates up the last week or so even though I dose KNO3. I was really confused how the tank was using as much as it was.

    Well I just found out that while my Apex DOS was showing that it was adding 30ml a day the head wasn’t actually turning because the power plug had come out. Not really the greatest design since there was no indication it was out and fusion was showing I was dosing liquid. I think I’m going to replace the aquabus/power cable with a one link on both my dos’s since it’s one cable and if it comes out I will know as the DoS will be offline
     
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    Looks great. It’s bigger than I thought it would be from the first picture you had posted.
     
  8. lbacha

    lbacha Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Yeah, it’s amazing how much stuff I had to put in here. I wanted plenty of room so I went bigger. I was going to put my DOS’s in here but now I’m not sure I’ll have room. Here is my current electronic’s table and wiring mess

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    TheWB Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Oh come on, that’s perfect. Don’t change a thing
     
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    lbacha Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Lol

    Perfect is not exactly the word my wife uses.

    The good thing is I used the cabinet as an excuse for some new tools. I got a Kreg pocket screw jig (amazing tool that I wish I had before now) and a 18v compact router for the cutouts.

    I’m going all fancy as well. I’m going to wrap all the wires in blue and add acrylic to the door so I can backlight everything with blue led’s. I want it to look like one of those fancy gaming computer builds you see online since this will be out in the middle of my living room

    Len
     
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    lbacha Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    I got my fan and wire clips
     
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    I'm with ya on the Wife Acceptance Factor. If I had a table that looked like that both me and the tank would be outside in the cold Washington rain. Those tools sound cool. I'm not handy at all so I'll never own them but believe me, I wish I was. That stand and cabinet you've built are both awesome. I've enjoyed watching it all come together.
     
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    Thanks it’s been a fun build
     
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    Well the door is built and the adj power strip is mounted. All I have left to do is the top of the cabinet (just one more board) then I need to cut the wire slots. I bought a new rigid 18v compact router and rabbit bit for cutting in the window. Wow this thing is nice, it’s going to make cutting the wire slots a breeze.

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    I used my new router to cut wire slots for everything

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    lbacha Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    I have a fan, I was worried since I was putting a lot of power bricks into a small space so I added this fan and controller I saw on another build to the cabinet

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    lbacha Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    The electronics panel is coming along nicely

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    man...it looks great. you sure are handy with woodworking.
     
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    That’s really nice. Beautiful job.
     
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