My Pendulous Peninsula

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  1. Servillius

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    It’s been a while since I put a build thread together. Rather than provide a master stroke of literary and descriptive wonder, I’m going to be lazy, give some of the goodies, and add as I go along if anyone seems interested. Most of my pics are taken on my iPhone. My wife has a camera and can do a much better job of the picture taking and I’ll get her to provide us some good stuff along the way. For now I take my pics with the halides off and the t5s on and since they’re fairly white my pics tend to be a little green relative to what I see.

    Here is my tank:

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    And here is an older pic showing the stand more clearly:

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    The current rock and aquascape is fairly new. Less than a year old. Much of the coral is much newer. Some on the other hand go way back.

    Here is my purple stylo almost dead in an old tank late December 2013:

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    And after many ups and downs, today:

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    I run a Zeovit tank but keep it fairly simple with few additives and lots of food. My light is from a Geissman dual halide fixture and I use the Radion 20k 400w bulbs. It’s lots of light but I like the look.

    The whole system comes out to about 210 net gallons with about 180 in the display.

    The sump is in a separate room from the tank, I have a BK Mini 180 skimmer in there, and water is circulated with a plain old Eheim. For in tank current I use two SeaSweeps with a Tunze 6095 on one and a 6105 on the other.

    Here are some recent pics of things growing in a bit:

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    There’s some nice frags just coloring up so I’ll update as things begin to get more exciting.

    Thanks for looking!

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    DSC reef Coral wasted R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    I remember that stylo back on 3reef! Your tank was always an inspiration to us @Servillius
     
  3. Servillius

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    Thanks! When the tanks are behaving themselves it all seems easy.
     
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    Beautiful set up! I love that stand, looks very clean. Must have a nice sump room behind the wall?
     
  5. Servillius

    Servillius Active Member

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    Funny you should ask! I’ve been working on my sump room which started out as some spare space in the garage. Everything dark right now but I think this gets you the idea.

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    Very nice tank and system.
    I like the light canopy. Which material (looks transparent) you used to cover the sides?
     
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    Love the open scape, beautiful stand.

    Is that a Gorgonian next to the Stylo?
     
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    It’s fabric covered lampshade material over an acrylic frame. My wife wants something to block the glare and I didn’t want it to look too industrial.

    I think that stuff is called styrene backed fabric.
     
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    Thank you! Yes it is. It’s my Tracy Morgonian Gorgonian forming a nice canopy for some LPS.
     
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    E5CF7529-38F8-494D-BCE1-AD2B67D30DDB.jpeg BC4957A6-200D-4793-AC27-7C57FD4767D1.jpeg D2F1CA6E-90EE-41DA-9513-8FB65D020582.jpeg B630A076-116E-438D-A04A-4EE3D8D71AF9.jpeg 68F12493-C082-4D57-A06E-AAC3598BB463.jpeg Tried taking some pics under halides and some of them were pretty good.
     
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    I upgraded the lighting on the mangroves. Look way better!

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    Servillius Active Member

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    Well look at what I found in my sump this morning...

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    The little feller took an exciting ride!
     
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    He sure did! Looks about two weeks old. He had to be quite a bit smaller when he came through. I didn’t even know babies had been born or survived!
     
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    Beautiful reef! Thanks for sharing!
     
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    Now that's awesome, a baby banghai cardinal.
     
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    Love the tank! I upgraded to an acrylic peninsula tank May if 2016. Curious what your cleaning habits are for the panels and the products you use.
     
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    Beautiful tank! Is that a povona under your purple stylo? Can you show us a better picture of it? I got a tank I just can't seem to get to take off. I invy everyone in this hobby.
     
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    dbl It Takes Less Energy to be Nice Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter Reef Squad Leader R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Wow...this is a beautiful set up and I'm a sucker for a peninsula.
     
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    Yeah, I’m pretty excited I have actual baby’s!
     
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