NXE's Red Sea Reefer Peninsula 500 Build Thread
Hello and welcome to my build thread! This is my first post on R2R, although I have been monitoring the forums for the last 1.5 years gathering inspiration and information about the hobby. I am a new reefer, based in London, UK, and this is my first reef tank. It is also my first large aquarium, having previously kept a couple of freshwater nano planted tanks. My tank is now just over one year old and starting to become established, although very much far from complete in terms of stocking. I have kept records and taken photographs throughout my build process with the intention of putting together a build thread once I had something worth sharing. Now that the hardware side of my build is largely complete, I feel that moment has come.
In terms of what you can expect from this build thread, my build is heavy on DIY, 3d printing and open-source software. The tank is controlled by reef-pi (using the Robo-Tank controller from @robsworld78) for which I have developed a custom touchscreen interface (I will be making the code for this available soon). I will be sharing .stl files for all 3d printed parts as I go along. Stay tuned if this is of interest you.
To begin with, here are some pictures of my tank as it stands today: