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Nicky J's Reefer 250

Discussion in 'Tank Builds' started by Nick Judson, Oct 6, 2020.

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  1. Nick Judson

    Nick Judson Copepod

    Hey everybody getting started on a new tank today. Gonna try and make a nice build thread here to document my progress.

    It's a Reefer 250 tank and stand with a Synergy TS26 sump.
    Got it cleaned and plumbed this morning. Now making water to leak test. IMG_1717.jpeg IMG_1715.jpeg IMG_1714.jpeg
     
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  2. SynDen

    SynDen Kraken Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C President M.A.S.C Webmaster

    Welcome! and looks good so far. Looking forward to seeing the progress
     
  3. Haddonisreef

    Haddonisreef Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

    What are your plans reef, fish only, anemone tank?
     
  4. Nick Judson

    Nick Judson Copepod

    I'm definitely an anemone guy. The plans is a mix of Digis, Montis, some sticks, Zoas and ideally a centerpiece Ritteri/ Gig.
    Fish wise I've never had skunk clowns before so pair of those plus a dwarf angel and a blenny; maybe a captive bred mandarin if I feel good about my pod situation down the road.
     
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  5. TheRealChrisBrown

    TheRealChrisBrown Marlin Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    Looking great so far! Can't wait to follow the progress.
     
  6. Dr.DiSilicate

    Dr.DiSilicate Kraken Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    Following along. Love a good build.


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  7. Nick Judson

    Nick Judson Copepod

    Any bulkhead experts?
    I installed a new one for the return and it passed my leak test but I think wiggling the pipe to attach the pump I broke the seal and it is now slowly leaking.
    What's my best bet? A little backup silicone??
     
  8. Haddonisreef

    Haddonisreef Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

    Make sure the seal is on the inside of tank and it’s not dry rotted
     
  9. Nick Judson

    Nick Judson Copepod

    Found my issue looks like I chipped the glass installing it or maybe removing the old one.
     

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  10. Haddonisreef

    Haddonisreef Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

    Dam is that from the tank?
     
  11. Nick Judson

    Nick Judson Copepod

    sadly yes - not sure what my next move is ... think I could fill that in with some silicone and try installing the bulkhead again?
     
  12. Nick Judson

    Nick Judson Copepod

    actually looking closer the piece is plastic so maybe just part of the old bulkhead
     
  13. Haddonisreef

    Haddonisreef Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

    That would be a blessing!!
     
  14. Nick Judson

    Nick Judson Copepod

    Okay I lowered the water level then recleaned and dried the inside of the overflow. Then I installed a new bulkhead with a bit of silicone this time. Gonna run it like this at least 24 hours and let that cure.
    I forgot how long it can take the water to clear after adding sand could be for the best the sump is offline.
     
  15. Nick Judson

    Nick Judson Copepod

    Up and running
     

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  16. TheRealChrisBrown

    TheRealChrisBrown Marlin Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    The bulkhead repair is holding? No leaks?
     
  17. Nick Judson

    Nick Judson Copepod

    So far so good. Let water sit in the overflow for a few hours this am and it looked good so I plumbed it back together and turned on the return. This Jebao DVT 6000 is a beast good thing its controllable.
     
  18. Nick Judson

    Nick Judson Copepod

    Fully up and running as of 10/14
    I shopped around a ton on Craigslist & Facebook marketplace for most of the equipment then totally splurged on new Radions IMG_1745.jpeg

    Equipment List:
    2 Radion X15 G5 Blue
    Ecotech MP40
    Nyos Quantum 120
    Tunze Osmolator 3155 ATO
    Jebao DCT-6000
    AI Prime 16 Fuge
    400w titanium heater w/ temp probe
    Tropic Marin Pro Reef salt

    Next project will be organizing the cabinet / sump area and cleaning up the giant pile of cords to the right of the tank. Also need to find a top off container that looks better than a 5 gallon bucket. Left myself just over 12" from the wall on the right so should have room for something. Got some Algae barn startup stuff on the way. Really excited about this reef.
     
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  19. Nick Judson

    Nick Judson Copepod

    Got the first frags in the tank. Shout out to aquatic art pretty serious sps selection at reasonable prices. D7C08107-CC22-4D68-A3CB-BDCE114A2CEF.jpeg E14D913C-1F95-417A-AA19-73C49A1CB57B.jpeg
     
  20. CaptainJack

    CaptainJack Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    looking good! any reason you went with one big heater instead of a couple smaller ones? i just set up my tank and figured a couple would be good back up.

    curious if i was wrong is all. thanks and sick tank!
     

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