Arctic's 57 Deep Blue Mixed Reef Build

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Got the 57 Deep Blue for a great price, and decided to run an Emerald 26 sump in the custom DIY stand. This tank was an upgrade from a sumpless 29 Bow Front. So far I have the following equipment.

57 Deep Blue Rimless
2 - Vortec MP10wQD
2 - AI Prime HD
Emerald 26 Sump
Tunze Eco Chic Refugium Light
Reef Octopus 150SSS Skimmer
Since Syncra 3.0 Return Pump
Aqua Top 300W Titanium Heater
Tunze Osmolator 3155 ATO

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Tank looks great. How are the mp10s doing on the 1/2 inch glass?
They are great, I have not had any problem with them falling. However, I have the cord ran up and zip tied to a cord mount. When I first put them on the tank they were just hanging there, if you bumped them they would fall off.
 
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Well had an issue while I was in the hospital having a spinal fusion. The day after my surgery, my wife calls and said the sump overflowed and my return pump shorted out. Well I know for a fact that I had plenty of room for all the backflow that could come from the DT. The only thing that I could think of is for some reason my skimmer started producing a ton of bubbles and overflowed continuously until my wife got home from the hospital. So after this catastrophe, I have decided to get a new stand and do some additional automation to the tank. This will hopefully stop this from ever happening again. The new stand will be delivered and installed by my LFS the first week of March. Right now my sump is shut down and I am filtering with a Aquaclear 70. Plus the new stand is bigger 48"×18 which will allow me to get a bigger tank later
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Sorry to hear about the troubles. Hope the healing goes well. Of course the equipment picks the worst time to die out. Sounds like at least it wasn’t a total loss. Keep us posted on the new stand

Where u at in nc?
 
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Sorry to hear about the troubles. Hope the healing goes well. Of course the equipment picks the worst time to die out. Sounds like at least it wasn’t a total loss. Keep us posted on the new stand

Where u at in nc?
Thanks, will do. I am in the High Point/Jamestown area.
 

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