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    Default 58 gallon peninsula build

    my dad is upgrading from his 30 cube to a 58 gallon tank. we got the stand and canopy built today along with drilling the drain hole and installing the round overflow. should be ready to pass it on to him tomorrow evening so he can stain it and set it up later this week.

    it will have a 29 gallon tank for a sump (still have to add the baffles), a moderately large nw skimmer (dont know the brand - no markings), a pc light fixture with moonlights, mag 9.5 for a return pump and a sicce circulation pump in the tank.

    here the lumber we used - 1.5 sheets of plywood not pictured





    all of the equipment/tanks



    here it is just before stopping for the day





    still have to hang the cabinet doors, sand, stain/finish, add baffles to the sump, do the plumbing, and paint the end that will face the wall.
    Ace
    The Shade Tree Craftsman



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    looks wonderful (of course)
    (and wow you look a lot like your dad!)

    Looking forward to the update tomorrow after breakfast when I am sure all of this will be finished:
    hang the cabinet doors, sand, stain/finish, add baffles to the sump, do the plumbing, and paint the end that will face the wall
    Karin



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    Dang Ace, that's nice. I love the wood work....especially the lip/ledge...I'm sure your Dad is a happy camper!

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    Looks Great!
    Ray Allen
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    I like the cylindrical overflow. I wish I had your woodworking skills, it sure would make it easy to build a stand for my 110!
    200g-No Corals Yet!



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    Nice Job Ace! Looking forward to seeing the final product.. I am sure your dad is proud of you!


    Just a small tank...


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    thanks for all of the comments

    added the last bit of molding yesterday and got the rough sanding done



    dad took it home to do the finish sanding and the stain/finish

    i will be adding the baffles to the sump today - hopefully we will be ready to set it up by friday or saturday...
    Ace
    The Shade Tree Craftsman



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    Nice!!
    Jack

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    Looks great Ace, I wish I could get my Mother into having an aquarium. The only thing she has had in the last two years was a betta bowl, which is said because we grew up as a kid always having an aquarium in the home.

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    yeah, it is nice to have my dad interested in the hobby. my mom, on the other hand, would rather he didnt spend the money

    here is a pic of the 30 cube just before starting the transfer this evening



    here, we have moved everything to the new sump so we can switch out the tanks since the new one is going in the same place as the other



    here is the sump running at its maximum level - dropped the level a bit and now it is nearly silent



    got everything in the new tank - just waiting for the water to clear overnight



    the overflow works very well and the diy silencer is nearly silent



    here it is from the other side



    will go back over in the morning to help him get everything else situated

    one more pic to share

    Ace
    The Shade Tree Craftsman



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