Erick's 57G LED Tank

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by Erick, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. Erick

    Erick Guest

    Moving in to a new place means upgrade!

    Just bought a new tank from Neptune and added water. There was a plumbing fail but we got it under control, checked the skimmer this morning it was overflowing so I turned it off, I'll check on it again when I get home.

    Lights - Two 42W Ecoxotic Retro 36 LED System, One 24” Reef Brite Blue LED.
    Skimmer - Bubble Magus NAC 7 Cone Skimmer
    Return Pump - EHEIM Compact Plus 5000 Pump
    Tank Dimensions -36 x 18 x 21
  2. Erick

    Erick Guest

  3. Erick

    Erick Guest

    My stocking plans for fish are:
    Bonded pair of B&W Clowns (already have them in my nano from Fingerwrinkles)
    Cryptic six line Wrasse (also already owned and in the nano)
    4-6 Zoramia leptacantha (blue streak cardinal)
    Trio of Carpenter's Wrasse. (one male two female)

    Aquascaping plan is to have a nice ledge or two for the cardinals, sand cove on one end, rock wall on opposite end, kind of in an "S" shape from left to right.

    Coral plans:
    Going to try some acros and montis only concern is if my LEDs will actually grow them, majority of the tank will be LPS though.
  4. eldiablosrt8

    eldiablosrt8 Sponsor

    I grow sps under leds no issues

    Btw tank looks good
  5. Raddogz

    Raddogz Guest

    Looking good so far Erick! Thumbs Up!
  6. robert4025

    robert4025 Sponsor

    Looks great so far Erick! The skimmer should be going crazy during the initial setup of the tank. That's normal. There's probably still a lot of organic crap in the water that cause that. Temporarily using egg crate to elevate the skimmer about and inch or so until most organic material is removed should help.

    Also, if you don't mind, let me know how the plumbing failed. The shop need to know if this is a quality issue that needs to be improved or not.

    Also...there's seems to be a lot of light leakage between the cabinet doors. I'll get you a trim to fix that.

    Finally...can you post pics of the sump? After all, that's the best part.... :bigsmile:

    Again, Thanks a bunch for your business. Let me know if there's anything you need anything.

  7. mavjoy

    mavjoy Guest

    Sweet set up..Is this the one with the built in canopy and cabinet?
  8. Erick

    Erick Guest

    @Robert - The Plumbing fail was there wasn't a bottom gasket, so we had to tighten it, to the point of us being scared to crack the tank, it was dripping a little after that but the drip went away.

    @Mavjoy - 57G COMPLETE LED REEF SYSTEM on the Neptune Aquatics web page.

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  9. robert4025

    robert4025 Sponsor

    Thanks for the feedback Erick. The bulkhead shouldn't be over tighten as it can crack the glass in the future if so. If you are referring to the bulk head gaskets, you only need one per bulkhead and it should be on the wet side (inside the overflow chamber). There were two in the overflow chamber when we carried out the tank to the truck. If you still need one, I have some in the shop.
  10. Erick

    Erick Guest

    There were two, both on the wet side, but it still leaked. We got it to stop leaking, and I don't think it is too tight.
  11. Erick

    Erick Guest

    Got live rock from Arnold's friend, and added it in, tomorrow I start the breakdown of my nano and some more rock to the new tank. My nano has about 30lbs of rock in it and I plan on finishing the right side with it, and maybe find some pieces to make an arch.

    I am being a little aggressive with the progress, crossing my fingers it doesn't bite me in the a**, I need to get my old tank torn down by the end of the month, it's still at my old residence.

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  12. mavjoy

    mavjoy Guest

    That's an awesome set up..soo clean looking and can't beat the LEDs. Keep the pics coming :)
  13. Erick

    Erick Guest

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  16. Reefcrazy81

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  17. Erick

    Erick Guest

    Well, mine is rimless, for starters. What are the dimensions on your tank? Mine's L 36 x W 18 x H 21
  18. Reefcrazy81

    Reefcrazy81 Guest

    36x18x21 could be the size of over flow or the guy told me a different size
  19. JAR

    JAR Supporting Member

    Looking good!
    Once your corals grow in you may have too much rock!
    I recently pulled about 20% of my rock out to make room for more light to get through.
  20. Erick

    Erick Guest

    I was thinking the same about the rock, but right now it looks good and it takes time to grow out coral

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