Jump to content
LeeJiYoung

Lee's 425 liter peninsula reef

Recommended Posts

Hi guys, this is my 425 liters reef tank from Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. It's been cycling for 3 days and I can't wait to pack it with corals and livestocks ( I know, I know, patient is a must for this hobby, I will keep on waiting for it to cycle then :p ). Anyway, do you guys have any suggestions for the livestocks of this shallow tank :D ?

Tank specs: 

-Dimension: 138cm x 81cm x 38cm

-Sump: 100cm x 50cm x 30cm

-Chiller: 1HP titanium coil

-Skimmer: Octopus Regal 200-S Skimmer
-Bio-filter: 65 liters refugium in sump (  still working on it, basically I'm looking for chaeto, caulerpa and some mangroves ).

-Lighting: 3x Hydra 52HDs 

 

Updated 10:38pm :

Just install a cheap DIY LED light for the fuge chamber:D hopefully that will be enough for the upcoming macroalgae. 

The filter sock is stucked with detritus, will have to clean it up now.

The shrimp 🍤 that I put in 2 days ago is decaying with a not-really-lovely-looking form and the smell is just...🤢 

And I have turned all the light with skimmer off to let the cycle process faster. 


Cheers

 

 



 

32817991_2051257331865155_7594209388642959360_n.jpg

32585760_2051257298531825_6578760866533998592_n.jpg

32588509_2051012885222933_4338641907899957248_o.jpg

4A71F33A-C5EE-4AD2-97A7-D91757FD109D.jpeg

175CCE1E-2556-49F9-A021-CF004A6BF1DA.jpeg

AAD8EAD7-E66F-4CFC-9BC5-E22CA8866CED.jpeg

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post

No suggestions from me, just wanted to say that tank looks fantastic and the hardware seems top notch!
Would love to see a pic of the sump setup too :)

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
6 minutes ago, M-A-T-T-Y said:

No suggestions from me, just wanted to say that tank looks fantastic and the hardware seems top notch!
Would love to see a pic of the sump setup too :)

Sure, I will take a pic of it after finish my work and get back home. I am currently in my office. :) 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post

Welcome to the community @LeeJiYoung! 👋

 

You have a built a very impressive nano reef, I love the peninsula design and your aquascape with the peak above the water line. Beautiful work! Will this be your first reef aquarium, or do you have others? Can't wait to see the sump, nice plans for a refugium it sounds like.

 

I am a big fan of very small fish like gobies, perhaps there is one that is right for you? There are also many reef friendly invertebrates, cleaner shrimp are quite active and interesting. How is the selection at your local shops? What kinds of coral and fish do you like? 🙂

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
2 hours ago, Christopher Marks said:

Welcome to the community @LeeJiYoung! 👋

 

You have a built a very impressive nano reef, I love the peninsula design and your aquascape with the peak above the water line. Beautiful work! Will this be your first reef aquarium, or do you have others? Can't wait to see the sump, nice plans for a refugium it sounds like.

 

I am a big fan of very small fish like gobies, perhaps there is one that is right for you? There are also many reef friendly invertebrates, cleaner shrimp are quite active and interesting. How is the selection at your local shops? What kinds of coral and fish do you like? 🙂

Thanks Chris, I'm thinking of getting some small fishes that are swimming in group like Chromis or Anthias, perhaps a tang would be nice ? :D I'm quite afraid that the shallowness of the tank will not allow me to get one.

It will be a mixed reef with different kind of LPS, SPS, softies to create a smaller scale of the biotope from nature. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post

Love the scape. I'm planning a large peninsula build and I'm wondering if I can do something similar with rock above the waterline.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
7 hours ago, LeeJiYoung said:

Thanks Chris, I'm thinking of getting some small fishes that are swimming in group like Chromis or Anthias, perhaps a tang would be nice ? :D I'm quite afraid that the shallowness of the tank will not allow me to get one.

It will be a mixed reef with different kind of LPS, SPS, softies to create a smaller scale of the biotope from nature. 

A group of chromis or cardinal fish of some kind would be lovely! 😍

 

Keep us posted 😊

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
1 hour ago, Nocturnal said:

Love the scape. I'm planning a large peninsula build and I'm wondering if I can do something similar with rock above the waterline.

Definitely yes ! You can 👌

4 minutes ago, Christopher Marks said:

A group of chromis or cardinal fish of some kind would be lovely! 😍

 

Keep us posted 😊

Just edited my post with the sump pics. Hopefully, that will be enough to grow Macroalgae:). 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
7 hours ago, LeeJiYoung said:

Just edited my post with the sump pics. Hopefully, that will be enough to grow Macroalgae:). 

I enjoy a good Reef Tank, but something about seeing all the tech in the cabinet along with a  sump I just love!
 

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post

Dive in and share your thoughts!

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Recommended Discussions

×