My behemoth of a tank

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by Ibn, Apr 6, 2008.

  1. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    Got the tank yesterday evening and spent today transferring stuff over. Plumbing isn't all connected yet; waiting for it to cure over night.

  2. alve

    alve Guest

    Looking good! Is this an Elos Tank?
  3. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    nope. custom acrylic.
  4. Paradox

    Paradox Guest


    It looks like its a big size tank until you see the size of the vortech !!
  5. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    It's just an oversize vortec. :p

    Yup, it's a custom acrylic tank built by Advance Acrylic in SoCal.

    Dimensions of the tank is 24x10x10 with an external overflow. It's plumbed back to the same sump as I had before; I just moved some stuff around. The mag rack and the sump frags are in the main tank for now until I get water running through the sump. Bottom is just a white piece of sterlite (sp?) with some silicone playsand that I had around. The two suction cup containers on the upper left is housing maxi mini 'nems.

    Rest of the equipment just came from the other tank:
    pci 1/10 chiller powered by eheim 1060
    2x150W Ocean light running 12k reeflux
    tunze 9002 skimmer power by eheim 1250
  6. Elite

    Elite Guest

    You have 2 150W MH on a 10G ?? ;D
  7. xinumaster

    xinumaster Guest

    Nice setup Eric. By the way, IC just came out with a vortec nano.
  8. dude thats a sweet tank :)
  9. Elite

    Elite Guest

    [quote author=xinumaster link=topic=3502.msg39937#msg39937 date=1207586532]
    Nice setup Eric. By the way, IC just came out with a vortec nano.

    same size just produces lower GPH. 500-2000GPH... Doesn't help Eric in this case .. :)
  10. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    Hmm, it says that it can't be synced w/other wireless pumps. I'm bummed that they didn't make them smaller. I would totally nab a couple if it was like 1/2 the size and create some littles waves. :( I turned the vortec up, but the frags wouldn't stay down. I'm still running the vortec on reef crest mode at about 40%. Any more than that and the frags get thrown around.

    I'll post it on the other forum soon, Sam. ;)

    10G w/the 2x150W looks good. I've only been running one of them at a time so far since my plumbing is still waiting for a leak test (later today).

    Started playing around with pulse mode after seeing the waves in Art's tank. It's kind of interesting, but I've got a tiny 1" wave going in the tank at the moment. ;D
  11. Apon

    Apon Volunteer

    what are you going to do when your frags grow up?
  12. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    Uh, DBTC. :D
  13. Apon

    Apon Volunteer

    : ) - how is the magnetic frag tray doing? I may need one soon!
  14. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    The mag rack works well. Three magnets hold onto the sucker and there's a couple of extra pieces that you glue in for additional support. It's strong as heck and you can probably stack live rock on it if you want. :D

    It's usually in the sump, but I had to move it up just for the day.
  15. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member


  16. hooked

    hooked Guest

    i dont even know what to say :'( if i can help let me know . I dont have much in the way of LE or anything but i am willing to throw you any thing i have (that I can frag ) .
  17. alve

    alve Guest

    Wow, what happened? Sorry you lost so many frags.
  18. Elite

    Elite Guest

    :-[ what the hell happen Eric?? :-[
  19. jkreefer

    jkreefer Guest

    OMG.......Temp spike???? I'm so sorry
  20. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

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