Jaysushi's Cadlights Versa 42 Reef

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  1. icedgxe

    icedgxe Well-Known Member

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    Tank is looking great!!

    Mine delivered a little over a week ago! Still gathering things for it. I'm going to start a build thread soon!
     
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  2. Jaysushi

    Jaysushi Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    I personally like longer tanks. I never really owned a cube before, but I'm not a huge fan of them. Some do look amazing. Just not my style.
    Good luck on your tank!
     
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    Jaysushi Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    @icedgxe You should! I would like to see the progress on it, and thank you! It kind of took a halt as of now because of work being busy lately.
    I've only done water changes so far, havent added anything new in over 2 months or so haha. It still looks so empty, I need to stock it with more corals!
     
  4. icedgxe

    icedgxe Well-Known Member

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    Do you mind posting a picture of your plumbing and sump please?
     
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    Jaysushi Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    @icedgxe Yes I will tomorrow. It is the stock plumbing and sump, but I will take a picture of it for ya. Nothing too fancy heh
     
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    icedgxe Well-Known Member

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    That would be perfect! Thank you! I believe I am going to run the stock plumbing for now as well. That's one of the reasons I want to see your setup.
     
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    Jaysushi Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    @icedgxe Hey, I apologize for the very late response. I didn't get a chance to send you one sooner than I thought. Here it is though, I just took a pic of my sump.
    The stock plumbing isn't bad at all. Once it gets worn in a bit the noise is unnoticeable. At first you will hear herbie drain and the overflow. It does get better and quieter once it develops a slime coating.

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    icedgxe Well-Known Member

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    Thank you! That helps a lot. It looks very clean under there!
     
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  9. Chrysantha

    Chrysantha Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Yes thanks Jaysushi. Definitely helped me make up my mind. I did some cost math and I think I'll end up with the SCA 66, though I know it's quite a bit bigger it looks like the stock sump is better for what I want, and ended up being like $50 more with all supplies. Now I just have to save up for it!
     
  10. Jaysushi

    Jaysushi Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    @icedgxe haha thank you! I try to keep it clean and not look too cluttered and what not. I made the mistake of cutting the green vinyl tubing too short so I had to go out and buy a clear one which was a bad idea. As you can see light goes through it more and starts to green up with algae and what not. Don't make the same mistake I did :'(

    @Chrysantha SCA isn't a bad setup. That was going to be my other option. I didn't want that big of a tank as far as gallon size. I also tried to steer clear of cube tanks.
     
  11. Chrysantha

    Chrysantha Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    My husband doesn't like the look of cube tanks either and I wanted a more elongated sump which is why I decided for the 66 instead of the 50 cube. I think they are pretty but also for where is going to sit and the lack of a back room to put the sump into, I don't think it's practical for my setup right now. I do love the rimless on all of these tanks. I love the red sea reefers but they are so expensive!
     
  12. Jaysushi

    Jaysushi Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    @Chrysantha Red Sea makes awesome tanks, but yes like you said they can be quite pricey.
    Well, I'm excited to see your tank setup when everything is ready! Keep us updated :)
     
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    Chrysantha Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    @Jaysushi You too! I want to see what other goodies you stock in that tank when you get back to it.
     
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    Jaysushi Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    @Chrysantha Yeah, I gotta bring this thread back to life soon haha.
     
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    nanoreefer562 Well-Known Member

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    Have you had any leaking from the bulkheads? And how did you go about tightening them?
     
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    Jaysushi Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    @nanoreefer562 I only had a small leak because I didn't put the gaskets on the bulkheads on each side of the glass.
    Ever since I did that it has not leaked at all. I hand tightened them all to a nice snug. Not over tighten but enough to make sure there wasnt going to be any leaks.
     
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    Jaysushi Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    @nanoreefer562 Each bulkhead for the return and drain will have two gaskets. Put one on the outside of the overflow and one on the inside if you haven't already.
     
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