Room Divider Peninsula Tank Build

AquaCave

SEWIreefer

New Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Sep 25, 2021
Messages
9
Reaction score
46
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Waterford, WI
We bought our house with the basement mostly finished but have remodeled almost everything in the last few years. The basement is long and the different areas never seemed cohesive so I was lucky enough to get my wife on-board for a room divider aquarium! The tank itself is 72x24x30 custom acrylic with ghost overflow and 2 closed loops planned to help with flow.

C41C73F1-F2F3-4A3D-A3A0-CE3353AB3F48.jpeg 09745D41-A15C-4AFF-A508-3FCDFA93EAFB.jpeg
 

Attachments

  • Bean Overflow Aquarium Client-Layout1.pdf
    513.7 KB · Views: 12
Top Shelf Aquatics
OP
S

SEWIreefer

New Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Sep 25, 2021
Messages
9
Reaction score
46
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Waterford, WI
After ordering the tank and having my contractor look at where we wanted to put it, we came up with room behind the tank to create a sump closet and keep things out from under the tank. We also were able to create a water change station in the unfinished part of the basement and ran hose line through the ceiling so I can fill the tank directly from the station with no buckets. I also ran lines for a Neptune Dos so water changes can happen automatically.
 

Attachments

  • 635C137F-BE09-4DF9-A346-63A07EBB36E7.jpeg
    635C137F-BE09-4DF9-A346-63A07EBB36E7.jpeg
    171.1 KB · Views: 42
  • 41ED632A-A766-4A6A-9C30-7F54307F23FB.jpeg
    41ED632A-A766-4A6A-9C30-7F54307F23FB.jpeg
    166.7 KB · Views: 38
  • 5EFDCBC0-7210-4F2D-8349-F004D141197C.jpeg
    5EFDCBC0-7210-4F2D-8349-F004D141197C.jpeg
    187.3 KB · Views: 33
  • 940CAB40-BF9B-435A-84E9-7C91228D3A28.jpeg
    940CAB40-BF9B-435A-84E9-7C91228D3A28.jpeg
    152.5 KB · Views: 41
OP
S

SEWIreefer

New Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Sep 25, 2021
Messages
9
Reaction score
46
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Waterford, WI
I opted for a NSA style aquascape built in about 9 separate pieces that allowed a channel through the center for the closed loop pumps to move water. I used caribsea liferock and Marco pink mortar. I followed the video on BRS, used their superglue and insta-set but skipped putting sand into the mortar. I think the pink Marco mortar looks great with the life rock!
 

Attachments

  • 8AB89602-3020-418F-B9A7-D6E424784E72.jpeg
    8AB89602-3020-418F-B9A7-D6E424784E72.jpeg
    241.7 KB · Views: 36
  • 580FD799-DFC0-48B0-8696-6BCDB6709705.jpeg
    580FD799-DFC0-48B0-8696-6BCDB6709705.jpeg
    316.6 KB · Views: 35
  • E36180A1-03EC-4AB4-8CCB-BBDC84426D4B.jpeg
    E36180A1-03EC-4AB4-8CCB-BBDC84426D4B.jpeg
    199.7 KB · Views: 41
  • E086B1C1-DCAB-42F7-9EE3-72A84ADC76C0.jpeg
    E086B1C1-DCAB-42F7-9EE3-72A84ADC76C0.jpeg
    161.9 KB · Views: 44
  • 965F8339-F59B-4098-A2A2-F71A6889851D.jpeg
    965F8339-F59B-4098-A2A2-F71A6889851D.jpeg
    186.5 KB · Views: 43
  • C8BA4813-3FA5-449D-A640-D2B731AF7841.jpeg
    C8BA4813-3FA5-449D-A640-D2B731AF7841.jpeg
    190.4 KB · Views: 43
Maxout
OP
S

SEWIreefer

New Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Sep 25, 2021
Messages
9
Reaction score
46
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Waterford, WI
Plumbing the closed loops was more challenging than I anticipated. I have a lifeguard pro max 90 watt high output UV plumbed into the loop that draws water in from the hole nearest the overflows and returns water at the far end of the peninsula. The second closed loop draws in water from the next closest hole to the return. Both returns direct water back towards the overflow.
 

Attachments

  • 19D7A978-1750-4701-8DE3-85FF3B7677D4.jpeg
    19D7A978-1750-4701-8DE3-85FF3B7677D4.jpeg
    185.2 KB · Views: 38
  • D6221C9D-4CD6-42EC-98C6-6E45FC5A4D9B.jpeg
    D6221C9D-4CD6-42EC-98C6-6E45FC5A4D9B.jpeg
    164.7 KB · Views: 34
  • 1933436E-440D-42A4-B852-7A85622053D0.jpeg
    1933436E-440D-42A4-B852-7A85622053D0.jpeg
    159.8 KB · Views: 29
  • 07EE86B8-57CF-415C-AB38-FE3578EC890B.jpeg
    07EE86B8-57CF-415C-AB38-FE3578EC890B.jpeg
    159.7 KB · Views: 31
  • 83D6AAAE-8CB7-4646-AE64-CBA3E3CCF7DD.jpeg
    83D6AAAE-8CB7-4646-AE64-CBA3E3CCF7DD.jpeg
    166.6 KB · Views: 32
  • D3974BD5-9FBE-4679-A2B9-B7A9F8E7D7BE.jpeg
    D3974BD5-9FBE-4679-A2B9-B7A9F8E7D7BE.jpeg
    158.6 KB · Views: 30
  • 0C9F137A-4335-4B42-8375-C939AC744182.jpeg
    0C9F137A-4335-4B42-8375-C939AC744182.jpeg
    185.1 KB · Views: 30
  • 9F4AF695-A233-4378-AB40-A3CD6AB8C420.jpeg
    9F4AF695-A233-4378-AB40-A3CD6AB8C420.jpeg
    192.7 KB · Views: 29

Toys For Kids Drive

Untitled-2 copy.jpg

AquaCave

Have you ever had a nano reef tank?

  • I have one now (leave a photo in the thread)

    Votes: 221 45.9%
  • Yes, but in the past

    Votes: 107 22.2%
  • No and no plans to have one

    Votes: 82 17.0%
  • No but I want to have one in the future

    Votes: 64 13.3%
  • Other

    Votes: 8 1.7%
AquaCave Logo Banner
Top