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Old 07/12/2016, 09:24 PM   #1
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57g Deep Blue rimless

This will be an upgrade from my 34g solana. Dimensions are 36"L x 18"W x 21" T.





I plan on running both holes as drains and my return will be run thought the top. I plan on using the smaller hole as a durso full siphon and the bigger hole for the secondary/backup.

I want to run LEDs in the summer and MH/T5 in the winter to control temps/bills.


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Old 07/12/2016, 09:26 PM   #2
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So essentially a herbie drain system? Will it be as quiet as a bean?
I have been considering this tank since it has the same dimensions as a 40 g breeder I think.

Also, did you not consider drilling your return? I think I would.

What is stopping me from buying the tank is a lack of 3 drain holes and no returns.


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Old 07/12/2016, 09:32 PM   #3
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I believe so??? I want it to be as quiet as possible. The dimensions are similar to the 40b plus a little bit of height. I was considering drilling the retuns but I want to keep the tank as close as possible to the wall to not take up too much space.


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Old 07/12/2016, 09:42 PM   #4
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Yea. I know what u mean about space. Sometimes the plumbing cases the tank to stick out 6+ inches. 3 holes in that overflow box would be perfect for you. With the return though you can use a 90 degree elbow and not lose much space when talking returns. I will be watching. Thanks for posting.

What kind of sump is under there? I bought a 20 gallon long today at petco for 20 bucks. I will make a sump.


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Old 07/12/2016, 09:49 PM   #5
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I'm not sure if any of the big mainstream off the shelf tanks have three holes in their overflows. It would be ideal that's for sure.

I have a spare 20g long in my garage. I will dig it out tomorrow and see if it fits. Is petco doing the $1/gallon sale now? My original plan was buying a 40b and drilling the bottom and making a custom overflow but couldn't pass on this deal. And it will also save me tons of time.


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Old 07/12/2016, 10:20 PM   #6
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Yes. Petco is having the 1 dollar a gallon sale.
And yes... I have a 40b sitting on my stand as I type this and I am not sure I want to invest in drill bits for a 40b. Now that 57 I would consider it. Nice looking tank. Overflow is a bit big but I could live with it. Problem is the holes already drilled. I need to see it in person again.


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Old 08/12/2016, 09:44 PM   #7
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I finally found some time to finish the sump. I copied the design off of exotic marines. Going to do some plumbing this weekend and hopefully start filling it next week.






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Old 08/15/2016, 04:48 PM   #8
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Plumbing is done.




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Old 08/15/2016, 05:58 PM   #9
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What did you use for a return pump?


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Old 08/15/2016, 06:00 PM   #10
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Maybe it is the pics but shouldn't the 2 drains flow into the filter socks? Or does it overflow into the socks?


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Old 08/15/2016, 06:07 PM   #11
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Return is a jebao 12000. The drains dump into the far right chamber and overflows into the socks.


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Old 08/15/2016, 07:05 PM   #12
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Once u turn on the return can u tell me how loud it is? As in the pump itself, not the water flow.


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Old 08/17/2016, 02:15 PM   #13
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looking good!
sure is a lot of 90s in your plumbing though. but sometimes that's what we got to do the eh? I am sure you thought about head loss etc. with them.

I almost went with this tank..i'll be fallowing along.


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Old 08/30/2016, 06:34 PM   #14
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I put extra 90s on purpose to slow down the return. I have a dc12000 from an old tank and don't want to buy another one. We'll see how it turns out soon.

I built a canopy for it. It took longer than expected.


I'm going to paint it tomorrow after work and hang it before the weekend.


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Nice. I am almost ready to start my thread with the same tank this month


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Nice. Congrats. I'm looking forward to it.


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Old 09/01/2016, 07:02 PM   #17
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Now time to work on the aquascape


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Old 09/05/2016, 02:47 PM   #18
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Once u turn on the return can u tell me how loud it is? As in the pump itself, not the water flow.
The return pump is dead quiet. It has plenty of flow on the lowest setting. The water in the sock section is kinda loud. I'm going to have to make a muffler with the circle cutouts.


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Old 09/18/2016, 09:42 AM   #19
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I got my LS transferred over. I have room for more sps
Fts


Righ side


Left side


I'm still trying to dial in the skimmer.



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I am still considering if I want bare bottom or not. Hmm.
Do those leds kinda have a spotlight look to them?


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Old 09/18/2016, 10:11 AM   #21
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I wouldn't call it spotlighting. It's kinda washed out with a lot of blue. I'm still letting them adjust coming from MH. I may get some used radions in the near future. I'm also looking to add an mp10.


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Old 09/18/2016, 10:52 AM   #22
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I am not sure if mp10s are even worth it. I have two sitting in a box as I type this. Not really thrilled with them. I retested them a month ago in a 10 gallon and on high I was like expecting water splashing. Of course one has a bad bearing and is squealing louder then the other.

Neat toy but I am still thinking a gyre or just good old reliable powerheads.


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Old 09/18/2016, 11:17 AM   #23
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Oh yeah? Ok thanks for the heads up. I've used a gyre 150 and I didn't really like it. It was way too loud. I'm currently using a rw-4 and it's a beast. I might just get another one for the other side.


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Old 09/18/2016, 12:41 PM   #24
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looking good man! only suggestion I have is replace the floating canopy hardware with something more elegant. like rubber coated steel wire and ditch the carabeaners.

just a suggestion tho... I have always loved floating canopies.
oh also try the jebao pumps I have one PP8 in my 3' 90 and its rocking. alot less the MP's great pumps IMHO


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Old 09/18/2016, 01:05 PM   #25
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Thanks man. I was thinking the same thing about the hardware. It's kind of an eye sore. It definitely doesn't go with the flow with rest of the setup. I will look into the rubberized wiring. Thanks.


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