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Recently I picked up a new tank from @Tenecor Aquariums. It started as a means to replace/upgrade another AIO I have (AquaTop BFT-13). The hassle of keeping the 'sump' clean on that tank is a pain, and I'm limited on space/growth potential in that tank. This is where the Tenecor Peninsula| 17 comes into play.

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Update:

Tank was unboxed, looked over, and short review posted.

 
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Update:

Tank was unboxed, looked over, and short review posted.

Nice review. Looking forward to seeing how you set it up.
 
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Rocks are taking shape, I believe I have a finished scape narrowed down. Covering some glue lines, and adding some rubble to give more depth. Reveal to come soon.
 
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I really like that scape @Woodyman. Like the bare bottom with it as well. I've never done a bare bottom but with a scape like that I may just give it a try.

I was actually not planning for a bare bottom, but it does look good.

Just haven't been to the LFS to buy any sand....
 
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Well it's been 5 days of being wet. I put a small mesh bag of a handful of matrix from the AquaTop in on Wednesday, today I figure it's time to dose some @Reef Nutrition Phyto feast and Apex pods!

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That feed port came in handy for holding the pods!
 

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Well it's been 5 days of being wet. I put a small mesh bag of a handful of matrix from the AquaTop in on Wednesday, today I figure it's time to dose some @Reef Nutrition Phyto feast and Apex pods!

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That feed port came in handy for holding the pods!
Have you used their Apex Pods before? Just curious how you like them. I have used their Tigger Pods quite a few times and like them a lot but mainly I get my phyto/pods from @Eldredge now. Every once in a while I like to change it up so I get some Reef Stew (a local phyto/brine/rotifer soup) from my sorta-LFSs or pick up some Tigger Pods at my really-LFS (3 miles from the house versus 40 miles to next closest LFS).
 
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Have you used their Apex Pods before? Just curious how you like them. I have used their Tigger Pods quite a few times and like them a lot but mainly I get my phyto/pods from @Eldredge now. Every once in a while I like to change it up so I get some Reef Stew (a local phyto/brine/rotifer soup) from my sorta-LFSs or pick up some Tigger Pods at my really-LFS (3 miles from the house versus 40 miles to next closest LFS).

I really like the Apex, I keep a culture going and every ~4-6 weeks buy a fresh bottle from the LFS. I dose a little to each tank and then ~half into the culture tank. I probably don't need to do it as frequently as I do, but it's an excuse to go to the LFS.
 
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I really like the Apex, I keep a culture going and every ~4-6 weeks buy a fresh bottle from the LFS. I dose a little to each tank and then ~half into the culture tank. I probably don't need to do it as frequently as I do, but it's an excuse to go to the LFS.
Thanks, I'll give them a try.
 
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Forgot to ask; now that it's wet, how do you like the AIO sump?

I definitely see myself liking it. Since I'm not actively heating or using it as a tank, I can't really pass full judgement. So far though the extra size and 4" media basket I think I'm going to really enjoy. I've bought a few socks for trips already. Definitely going to be easy to clean periodically, I hate that about the AquaTop, it's a beautiful tank, but the sump is just so crammed. Plus swapping floss every 2/3 days gets old. Not that this really changes that if I use floss/socks, but they would at least be way easier to remove and swap! Cutting triangles and trying to get them lined up just right is a pain on the angled overflows.

I'm liking the perimeter lid and included sump lid. The lexan portion is too thin for my liking, but I've said that already!
 
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Tank has cleared, while I don't see to many, I assume the pods are busy reproducing within the rockwork, dosing more phyto tonight, and probably more pods from my culture over the weekend.
 

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