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Emoezekielsr5
05/31/2008, 08:06 PM
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Hello fellow Reefnerds. I just finished transfering the contents of my 120 gallon mixed reef into my new 180.

* I purchased the 180 from a reefer near Laguna Beach, California. The tank is 6 yrs. old from what I'm told and was a display tank at a LFS a few years back. Anyways,

Tank Info: Custom Lee-Mar 180 Peninsula Tank

Dims: 60x30x24
- Features: Eurobraced and Trim-Less, Black Silicone, Rounded Edges.
- Drain/Return: Dual 1" Drains (wish they where bigger) and dual 1" Returns located on one of the side tank (divider style).
- Home Made Stand :) (Still need to finish)

Current Equipment:

Return Pump
- Eheim 1260 Return Pump Split into two return holes.
Sump
- Custom SDA 619 Sump (30x18x16). 3 Chambers
Lighting
3x250 Ice-Cap E-Ballast running a Hamilton 14k on Lumenbright (large) Reflector.
*Currently running a 48" AquacTinics TX5 Fixture temporarily until my reflectors gets here on monday. The T5 Confi consist of 10K bulb, 1 UVL Super Actinic and 3 Blue+
Circulation
- 2xTunze 6100 on a multi-controller (currently running 2xKoralia 4)

Pics will be up soon!

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Stand, before I added more bracings.
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Emoezekielsr5
05/31/2008, 08:34 PM
While I Upload some pics, here aer some pics from my 120.

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Emoezekielsr5
05/31/2008, 08:36 PM
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Emoezekielsr5
05/31/2008, 08:37 PM
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Mikeeee
05/31/2008, 08:58 PM
Sweet!! cant wait to see the 180g... your 120g looks great! and amazing pics..please tell what camera, lens, tripod? you use :D

Emoezekielsr5
06/01/2008, 12:16 AM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=12653613#post12653613 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by Mikeeee
Sweet!! cant wait to see the 180g... your 120g looks great! and amazing pics..please tell what camera, lens, tripod? you use :D

Thank You. I'm using a Canon Rebel XTi, stock 18-55 lens that came with the kit and a kenko extension kit. Most of the pics where taken pre-hand, I do need to get a better tri-[pod though.

Finally transfered.

Some Actinic Shots. I'm only Running a 5 bulb AquaCtinics TX5 Fixture. I can't wait until my reflectors get here.

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Mikeeee
06/01/2008, 12:38 AM
new tank looks great! those are some pretty good shots with stock lens!! i bet your loving the 30" and extra foot in length!

rodeo klown
06/01/2008, 08:54 PM
Sweet setup! nice photography.

Emoezekielsr5
08/19/2008, 06:22 PM
Some Updates:

The tank is about 3months olds now. The SPS are growing in nicely. I was fortunate enough to get some fairly large ORA pieces!

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Emoezekielsr5
08/19/2008, 06:24 PM
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SMOOTHIE
08/20/2008, 05:19 PM
Do you have any other pics of the stand build?

paulthomas
08/29/2008, 10:58 PM
Beautiful! Tagging along...

PM sent BTW.

Thnaks,
Paul

Jay180reef
08/30/2008, 12:43 AM
Great Pics of the 120! Could you post a species list? I'd love to see what you've got in there.

Emoezekielsr5
11/02/2008, 11:45 PM
Way overdue. What's new?

- Added a Custom Dual Stage Calcium Reactor, Eheim 1250 recirc. Reefanatic Regulator.
- Had some trouble with alk spiking a couple of weeks ago, SPS are recovering nicely.
- Added some new fishes; Sohal, Achilles, Blue Hippo and few small chromis.

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Emoezekielsr5
11/02/2008, 11:48 PM
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My Dendros at night.

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mcrist
11/03/2008, 06:43 AM
Love you tank. Is your Sohal tang behaving?

Ratpack
11/03/2008, 07:00 AM
Very nice, this is the type of set up I hope to have in my next house!!

13threefmaniac
11/03/2008, 08:31 AM
Is the 1260 pushing enough water out of those returns?Whats kinda flow do you have through your sump?

Sweet tank btw.

Lowredranger
11/03/2008, 09:42 AM
Awesome looking tank i love the peninsular's. I wish i was going that route maybe someday down the road when i can afford the custom build tank.

Keep us updated and i too was wondering on the flow you had in the tank and size of calcium reactor.

Emoezekielsr5
11/03/2008, 03:30 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=13672667#post13672667 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by Lowredranger
Awesome looking tank i love the peninsular's. I wish i was going that route maybe someday down the road when i can afford the custom build tank.

Keep us updated and i too was wondering on the flow you had in the tank and size of calcium reactor.

Currently I'm running two modified maxijet 1200 and Koralia 3. I'm saving up money for a dual tunze 6101 in the future.

As far as my calcium reactor. It has the same footprint as the MRC CR-2 Dual Chamber Reactor.

Total Height 21"
Chamber OD 4 1/2"
Tube Height 18"

So far, it's doing a fine job. My acros are definately growing steady now.

<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=13671856#post13671856 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by Ratpack
Very nice, this is the type of set up I hope to have in my next house!!

Thank you. I can't wait to see your peninsula tank once you get your house.

<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=13671778#post13671778 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by mcrist
Love you tank. Is your Sohal tang behaving?

The sohal has been a good citizen since day one. He does bump heads with the achilles once in a while though if i get lazy with the nori ration :) But he gets a long really well with the other tank mates.

Emoezekielsr5
11/03/2008, 03:31 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=13672278#post13672278 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by 13threefmaniac
Is the 1260 pushing enough water out of those returns?Whats kinda flow do you have through your sump?

Sweet tank btw.

for my purpose, yes. The 1260 gives me enough flow so that I would have a slow stream of water going down my recirculating skimmer. I have the Drain directly feeding it.

- Nick

GoBigOrGoHome
11/03/2008, 11:02 PM
Very nice tank.. tagging along.

Padrino
11/05/2008, 06:53 PM
unbelievable photos. You are a prime example of why i am hooked on this and will be starting a 90gal reef tank of my own soon.

m0nk
11/06/2008, 01:46 PM
Wow, awesome camera-work! Very nice tank too!

Emoezekielsr5
11/07/2008, 09:24 PM
Just picked up a Canon 100mm 2.8 macro lens. Still getting used to it.

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Nuuze
11/07/2008, 11:38 PM
Awesome pictures and tank! Can't wait to see more. :)

swannking
11/08/2008, 05:48 AM
Looks like you are not planning on putting any water return/pumps on the far side of the tank (opposite side of the overflow). Is that area getting enough flow?

Reeftanks6
11/15/2008, 06:50 AM
Awesome pictures. Amazing tank. Will be tagging along.

paulthomas
11/15/2008, 07:30 AM
Achilles and Sohal, the two tangs I want to keep. Are you finding the 5' length of the tank to be enough for the Achilles? I've been told they need a minmum of a 6' long tank. I'm about to order a 60" x 30" x 24" tank myself.

spleify
11/15/2008, 08:32 AM
Absolutely stunning tank!!

Keep up the great work!

Spleify

shannonpayne86
01/19/2010, 03:15 PM
Man I love this tank, its's incredible! The open swimming space looks awesome!

coraltastic
02/27/2010, 05:16 PM
I just like to say u have got a awsome tank and love the fish and the corals. nice selection on both, good pic taken as well. i love that sohal tang i am going to have to get one of those when i get my 180 up and going.

Padrino
02/27/2010, 09:46 PM
Nick,
Looks awesome! Any chance you want to post a lot more pics of the stand and sump/equipment.

Also have you ever considered dosing a carbon source such as vodka. I notice i have much much more polyp extension especially in my acros during the day.

Rob

Ticul
12/27/2010, 11:30 PM
Wow, beautiful tank. Great job Nick!