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Old 10/11/2017, 01:12 PM   #1
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PAXpress's Red Sea Peninsula 650 New Build!

Good morning everyone!
I've started a new build a few months ago and I'd like to start documenting the progress here.
I'll start small with just two videos and a few photos and will entertain questions for now. Will add more info in the coming days/weeks as time permits.
I've attached 5 photos. Two are of the retrofit T5's I made out of 1x2's and the 60 inch t5 retrofit kit. Others are of the tank in our living room (dividing the kitchen and living room areas) After rock and sand was added and is being cycled. I built a canopy that I've hung from the celing and mounted the T5s and an Aquasanrise LED fixture for a hybrid system. Idea is that we will run the T5's for 5-7 hours and LEDs ramping up and down again for about 10 or 12 hours total.
You might think is that going to fall through your floor?! Well I work at a building dept, and spoke with a structural engineer and we calculated based on the weight we estimated (we added quite a bit to ensure) that it would be fine however it may sway a bit when you walk around it. Luckily this is placed right over a load bearing beam, so out of all of the places in the house (aside from the concrete slab in the basement or garage) this was the best place to put it. It does run parallel with the joists but it rests on two trusses (dont quote me on the correct verbage here, I'm IT at the dept, not an engineer!) and in-between those is the LBS. So far things have been fine I dont see indications of too much weight being on that spot.

More info to come but if you'd like to see the tank in its current state and right after cycling check out the two videos below.

Freshly cycled and lights mounted. Fish soon to be added.
https://youtu.be/lWm7zvwmVj4
Loaded up with corals and some fish.
https://youtu.be/bFw1fdqfGvU


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Old 10/27/2017, 04:10 PM   #2
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Going to be doing a water change this weekend for this tank. 30% and my other tanks are getting a wc too.


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Old 10/15/2018, 03:11 PM   #3
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https://youtu.be/t4aCvDj68-I Just posted a new video check it out and let me know what you think! Much has changed in a year with my tank.


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