My new 200g peninsula build!

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Super excited to watch your build come togeather! This is my dream tank to have in another 4 or so years.
Thanks. I wanted a larger size to promote stability which doesn't necessarily mean I won't mess it up but I'll keep the updates going.
 
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Here is what the fish room looks like with the new APS stand from a couple perspectives. Note the boxes over towards the salt mixing station are my sand/rocks/controller board/T5 hybrid fixture with bulbs/UV Sterilizer.

Also this brings my fish room up to 12 tanks with this one and 634 gallons 3 tanks dedicated to salt and 9 FW. If you add in the sump and mixing stations its 794 total gallons.

I'm going to dedicate the rest of my man cave basement to a foosball table refrigerator and bar (possibly a utility sink).
 

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All right a plan is coming together I've got 5 maybe 6 friends coming over next Thursday night to help me move this tank. I ordered 3 more pressurized glass lifters so I will have 7 total. I think we can just lift it carry it through the backyard into the sliding glass door. I don't really want to deal with stairs besides measuring it off we would have to tilt the tank to fit it through the door at the top of the stairs where as through the sliding door it can go in like normal. I think I will also stop at Home Depot and get a furniture dolly to cart it to the end of the driveway rather than carry. Total cost for the 7 pressure glass lifters and dolly were $300 probably about the same as hiring someone so its nice to have the tools to help carry tanks around in the future with help as opposed to relying on a company to do it.
 

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All right a plan is coming together I've got 5 maybe 6 friends coming over next Thursday night to help me move this tank. I ordered 3 more pressurized glass lifters so I will have 7 total. I think we can just lift it carry it through the backyard into the sliding glass door. I don't really want to deal with stairs besides measuring it off we would have to tilt the tank to fit it through the door at the top of the stairs where as through the sliding door it can go in like normal. I think I will also stop at Home Depot and get a furniture dolly to cart it to the end of the driveway rather than carry. Total cost for the 7 pressure glass lifters and dolly were $300 probably about the same as hiring someone so its nice to have the tools to help carry tanks around in the future with help as opposed to relying on a company to do it.
We used three 8 foot 2x4 boards and ran them under the crate (side to side) to give us 3 handles to lift from on each side. Not attached, just slid through under where the fork lift would pick the crate up. Your 6 friends can then easily lift and carry the entire crate and carry it to the door. Then switch to the suction cups. I don't think you will need the dolly doing it that way.

BTW you have 5 or 6 friends now... count on having 2 or 3 friends after the move. lol

Good luck, pics or it didn't happen.
 
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We used three 8 foot 2x4 boards and ran them under the crate (side to side) to give us 3 handles to lift from on each side. Not attached, just slid through under where the fork lift would pick the crate up. Your 6 friends can then easily lift and carry the entire crate and carry it to the door. Then switch to the suction cups. I don't think you will need the dolly doing it that way.

BTW you have 5 or 6 friends now... count on having 2 or 3 friends after the move. lol

Good luck, pics or it didn't happen.
Well I also have the mixing station so its a free top off for some of them.
 
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Good time to recap what equipment I have already made the commitment for.

1 IM 200g Ext Peninsula tank w/ aps stand
1 40g aqueon breeder tank w/ imagitarium stand for coral QT
1 29g aqueon tank under the imagitarium stand for fish QT
4 brute trash cans w/ lids w/ 7 3/4" uniseals plumbed together w/ PVC to a Jaebo DCP 10000 external pump
1 RSK 900 protein skimmer
1 40WATT Pentair UV sterilizer
1 XR15 Radion light
1 corallife 36" light
1 T5 hybrid fixture w/ 4 T5 lights and additional room for XR15/30 hookups in the future
1 controller board
1 36XL Ice Cap Sump
1 Mobius M2 DC return pump w/ backup battery pack
2 Mp60 wave makers
1 aqueon wave maker
140lb ocean direct live sand
120lb caribsea reef rock
2 hanna testers (Nitrate/Phosphate)
1 Milwaukee salinity tester
110lbs of Instant Ocean Reef Crystals salt
1 4 stage RODI
1 RXCoral dip
Calclium and Alkalinity additives reef builders brand
cupramine and parasite medication for fish by seachem

Livestock- I used my gift cards from top shelf and have 4 LPS and 1 SPS on the way to get into the QT for 76 days 1 rose petal Goni / 1 green torch / Hologram Hammer / 1 24k gold lepto / and 1 birds nest acro. I am on the hunt for a carpet nem to have clowns host.

This thing got way way outta control and I have cut corners along the way my next purchases are going to be a XR15 and XR30 then Im done with lights followed by more testers and additives with livestock purchases. As for a water analyzer and dosing controller would be nice but I think I'm just going to plumb with the ability to possibly add carbon and calcium reactors and just do all dosing and testing myself manually to save costs (I have graphing paper and journals to track and analyze water parameters over time).
 
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New addition to the fishroom. I don't know why I thought this was a foosball table but apparently its a ping pong table. I've had this table for a few years and never got it setup until now. I nice addition to the fish room going to probably add a bar to the right of the peninsula tank down the road.

My IceCap Sump arrives tomorrow and my MP60 wave pumps arrive Thursday which hopefully is the same day we get this tank on the stand.
 

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I can't believe you got your tank so fast. I ordered in August and just got mine and missed out on the top shelf gift card.

I will be running 4 XR30 on mine. Yup, 4 of those bad boys. Got the gen 4 used for a good price.
I thought about an all XR lighting solution but then thought better of it need some lights that are larger in size to ensure less shadows for flooding the tank with light and the XR lights will fill the spots that need higher par for SPS at least that was my thinking I could easily be all wrong about that. I wouldve preferred to fill with the LED solution from reefbrite but I had to again cut costs so I went with the T5 solution for now knowing it will actually cost me more in the long run.
 

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I thought about an all XR lighting solution but then thought better of it need some lights that are larger in size to ensure less shadows for flooding the tank with light and the XR lights will fill the spots that need higher par for SPS at least that was my thinking I could easily be all wrong about that. I wouldve preferred to fill with the LED solution from reefbrite but I had to again cut costs so I went with the T5 solution for now knowing it will actually cost me more in the long run.

My scape is very minimal so I probably only need 3 XR30. Most of my corals will be centered. I also have diffusers for them to spread the light more. Once my SPS grows to colonies, I will add in the 4th light. I would love to run T5 as I heard hybrid is best of both worlds but mounting T5 is the issue.
 
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Got my Sump fits into the stand nicely. Will be super easy to replace the filter socks with all these doors on the APS stand. Got room for the skimmer, a 12gallon ATO reservoir, room for a return pump or maybe 2, and also has a section for a refugium. Its the ICE CAP 36XL I probably couldve fit the larger 48XL but I like that I still have room in the stand for more gear outside the sump as well.
 

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I can't believe you got your tank so fast. I ordered in August and just got mine and missed out on the top shelf gift card.

I will be running 4 XR30 on mine. Yup, 4 of those bad boys. Got the gen 4 used for a good price.
A few things I've learned about buying fish tanks through the years. Its cheaper to buy used but the quality of the tank is usually sketchy so I prefer getting new ones. If you are buying a new tank always wait until Black Friday or around xmas to get the best deals.
 

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Here is what the fish room looks like with the new APS stand from a couple perspectives. Note the boxes over towards the salt mixing station are my sand/rocks/controller board/T5 hybrid fixture with bulbs/UV Sterilizer.

Also this brings my fish room up to 12 tanks with this one and 634 gallons 3 tanks dedicated to salt and 9 FW. If you add in the sump and mixing stations its 794 total gallons.

I'm going to dedicate the rest of my man cave basement to a foosball table refrigerator and bar (possibly a utility sink).
Watching your build, looks like fun! Love the fish room, how’s the humidity down there?
 
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Watching your build, looks like fun! Love the fish room, how’s the humidity down there?
So I don't actually have any way of tracking the humidity right now but I will probably pick up a kestrel before summer. I know it isn't an issue right now because it has been soooo cold and dry this winter in Virginia I'm topping my tanks off from evaporation every week. The basement is heated so it isnt as cold as say my garage but it doesn't heat as well down there as the house air temp is probably 68-70F when the house is at 72F.
 
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Day 1 of 76 quarantine for these corals. Sorry for the bad pic. 1 rose petal Goni / 1 green torch / Hologram Hammer / 1 24k gold lepto / and 1 birds nest acro.

Plumbing and getting the display tank up and cycled is the next step so these guys will be ready for there new home.
 

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Ok plans are slowly but surely coming together. I got the T5 hybrid installed today with the picture attached. I have ordered all the plumbing materials (well I'm sure I'll need more plumbing materials when I mess up but I got most of it).

Plan is to plumb to the sump next weekend and hopefully get the tank up and cycling. I already have all the rocks and substrate so plumbing is the only missing piece right now. The T5 lights are super bright I will add Radion XR15's and 1 Xr30 to the install in the future.
 

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