Bob's 225

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by tankguy, Apr 16, 2016.

  1. tankguy

    tankguy Vice President

    So here I will attempt to keep the progress for my new project. It's the Leemar tank from AC here in Hayward. I love the size and depth of this tank. It's a 6 L x 2 1/2 W x 2 ft H. Lots of room to work with. This tank will follow the same way all my other tanks have , keeping things simple. I love a mixed reef with both sps and lps. I'm all for color more than anything. This thread will be low on tech mostly cause I'm not a tech guy. I've had lots of success and some failure along the way. I'd like to thank Capital One for the financing. And I'll thank Mike ( coralreefer ) in advance for hooking this thing up. Yes I suck at puzzles too.
     

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  2. tankguy

    tankguy Vice President

    a little bit of cleaning for today
     

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  3. Kensington Reefer

    Kensington Reefer Supporting Member

    I remember the day that Joe and Karson picked up this tank at Ian's.
    A new home, a new life
    Oh the possibilities
    Good luck, and happy reefing
     
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  4. tankguy

    tankguy Vice President

    Thanks Erin , by the way how are those drums doing?
     
  5. Kensington Reefer

    Kensington Reefer Supporting Member

    Well loved
    But not as much use as time will permit
     
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  6. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Yup lots of good mojo coming from that tank, I'm sure it will do well in your care
     
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  7. Apon

    Apon Volunteer

    nice
     
  8. tankguy

    tankguy Vice President

    image.jpg image.jpg Small update - tank is together and waters being made. Hoping to have it filled by Sunday if all goes well.im using all the same equipment that AC used. I'm going to give these radion LEDs a shot. I've always used MH in the past with the exception of Kessils. So basically I'm going to see if I like them over time.
     

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  9. tankguy

    tankguy Vice President

    Tank is finally running. Seemed like it took forever to fill it. Now just waiting on the heater to get the whole tank up
     
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  10. MolaMola

    MolaMola Guest

    Water only or with sand? In garage? So exciting to set up a new tank!
     
  11. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Come on man give us a wet shot :D
     
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  12. tankguy

    tankguy Vice President

    There is sand for the wrasses Id like to keep. Ive kept most of the front of the tank bare bottom with the sand on the sides and behind the rock. Its in the garage due to its weight
     
  13. tankguy

    tankguy Vice President

    wet shot coming soon
     
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  14. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    So I didn't f*ck up the plumbing then?
    Finally got mine done today. Was way worse than yours.
     
  15. tankguy

    tankguy Vice President

    Nope you and Joe did a killer job. Very small leak at the return pump. Now thats is fully up and running I'll keep an eye on it. Just added the first round of fish ( 2 Banggia Cardinals ) Funny to watch look for each other in that tank. Took them awhile but they finally found each other
     
  16. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Where's the leak exactly? Union, or right where plumbing meets pump?
     
  17. tankguy

    tankguy Vice President

    It was hard to see. It wasn't spraying out just a slow drip. Gonna check it again but it seemed like it was from the under side not near the bulk heads
     
  18. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Underside of pump? That coukd be from the seal. I think joe said he replaced it, maybe it didn't get seated just right. Id ask him
     
  19. tankguy

    tankguy Vice President

    I was there today. Ofcourse they just had to have some awesome wrasses.
     
  20. tankguy

    tankguy Vice President

    I finally added some coral to test the tank. Added a sunset monti , meteor shower , superman monti , apple berry monti , Cali tort. Added my pintail wrasse as well. All doing wel, so far. In qt are a male pink margin and 2 leopard wrasses.
     

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