Peninsula Tank Build – Circulation

Peninsula reef tanks can present challenges when it comes to providing sufficient circulation for corals, especially SPS. It can be unsightly to have pumps on a viewing panel so many folks place […]

Peninsula Tank Build – Calcium & Alkalinity Supplementation

Over the years I have used both two-part dosing and calcium reactors for calcium and alkalinity supplementation. Two-part is good because it allows for precise […]

Peninsula Tank Build – Controlling Excess Nutrients

I like to keep a slightly “dirty” tank for SPS and to do that I rely on a high import/export system. I target 2 to 5 ppm for nitrates and .03 to .07 ppm for […]

How To Setup a SPS Quarantine Tank

Acro Eating Flatworms (AEFW), Red Bugs and other parasitic pests are unwanted guests in a SPS dominant reef tank. They can severely impact the […]

Peninsula Tank Build – Lighting

I have never, ever used LED’s over any of my SPS dominated reef tanks but that is going to change with this peninsula tank. I have had great success with metal halides and supplemental T5’s […]

Peninsula Tank Build – Cycling The Tank

Good old live rock is not so easy to find these days but there are a couple of places that do sell aquacultured rock. I […]

Peninsula Tank Build – Going Bare Bottom

I have never had a bare bottom reef tank but that is going to change with this new aquarium. Why, well, strong flow is very important for SPS since it helps to […]

Peninsula Tank Build – Aquascaping

Minimalistic aquascapes have become very popular today and I am certainly a fan of some of the Negative Space Aquascapes folks have created using dry […]

Peninsula Tank Build – Live Rock or Dry Rock?

For years I had always started my reef tanks with live rock and had great success. Live rock comes with a good population of bacteria and you can cycle […]

Peninsula Tank Build – Tank Plumbing

When I setup plumbing for a reef tank I have two things in mind. Make if fail safe over the long haul and design something to make tank maintenance easier.


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