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not_the_size_that_counts

Tank came in the mail today i'm super excited to get started.

 

Supplies:

HYDOR KORALIA NANO-SKIM INTERNAL PROTEIN SKIMMER

JBJ AUTOMATIC TOP OFF (A.T.O.) SYSTEM WATER LEVEL CONTROLLER

INNOVATIVE MARINE 38 GALLON MINI NUVO AQUARIUM (TANK ONLY) - BLACK

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I still have other stuff to get Im going to put a Vega on it, unless you guys have a better idea, after the tank cycles, and a mp10 VorTech.

 

Im building a custom stand right now

here are some pics

 

 

 

Please let me know if you guys have any suggestions. I love reading these threads and this is my first posting so lets have fun with it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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joel sandoman

Looks like an awesome start. I am liking that stand so far.

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not_the_size_that_counts

Finished the stand today planing that top was a pain but a little hard work paid off I got the look I wanted.

Filled the tank with freshwater to do a leak test for the next 24 hours here are some pics!!!

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This is the way I am going to set up the back double filter on one side skimmer in the other with fuge/chaeto growing area
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My reserve water im going to hook up to my ATO giant bottle of wine wooohooo!!
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not_the_size_that_counts

What do you think about lights Ai Vega Color with remote, the maspect razor or the ecotech radeon im at a crossroads and am leaning more towards vega my girlfriend fell in love with the flashy demo video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUaALDVaUz8

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not_the_size_that_counts

Im going with carib sea hawaiian black sand i just bought 40 pounds of dry rock I prob wont use it all but i want to do a cool aquascape im thinking something like a bonsai reef or something similar with three main towers.

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This was the idea for the aquascaping rock comes tomorrow super excited

 

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not_the_size_that_counts

Looks like an awesome start. I am liking that stand so far.

Thanks man How is your nuvo going?

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joel sandoman

Going great! Finally got some coral and a fish in there.

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polarblair2000

Loving the wine bottle reservoir! Genius idea, and looks very slick. Great looking stand too.

 

What's your stocking plans?

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not_the_size_that_counts

Loving the wine bottle reservoir! Genius idea, and looks very slick. Great looking stand too.

 

What's your stocking plans?

I know one thing i want to blow the tank up with colorful zoas and mushrooms then im gonna move all the stuff i have in my 5 gallon, toadstool couple of acans frogspawn hammer coral, then i will get some sps for the top start with some birds nest im new to the sps family so i think i will take it slow until i can master it. and fish havent really been thinking about but i want some swimmers couple cardinals my 2 clowns and then i really want to get a blue dot jaw fish but that will be in the future.

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polarblair2000

I know one thing i want to blow the tank up with colorful zoas and mushrooms then im gonna move all the stuff i have in my 5 gallon, toadstool couple of acans frogspawn hammer coral, then i will get some sps for the top start with some birds nest im new to the sps family so i think i will take it slow until i can master it. and fish havent really been thinking about but i want some swimmers couple cardinals my 2 clowns and then i really want to get a blue dot jaw fish but that will be in the future.

 

Sounds awesome, I just got some new zoas for my tank, some fruit loops and I don't know what the other ones are. I think zoas can add a lot of really nice colour to a tank, shame they put stupid prices on some of the "designer" strains.

 

Good idea with the SPS! I had a monti that was doing well for a while and thought that meant I could keep sps no problem in my 8 gallon, I was very wrong. They are so sensitive, bird nests are supposed to be pretty easy so sounds like a good plan.

 

The blue dot jaw fish is a stunning fish, but they are known jumpers. Have you got a cover planned for your tank?

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Brooklynkidd718

Looking good! I need to buy a skimmer my self for my 38IM. Keep the pics and updates coming..

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not_the_size_that_counts

I received my base rock last week i started construction on my aquascape i dont know if im happy with the way it looks i think it is going to be too bulky but im gonna try a couple other positions

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This is another idea i was going for found it online i might try and make this i need to get the aragonite cement or more epoxy and glue check back for updates

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Parker22

Looks good, I too have a IM 38 gallon.

I am also running the Hydor Slim Skim Nano along with one media basket on the opposite side. I will post some pics of my tank in a few... maybe you will like my rock.

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Here are some pictures of my 38. Running the Maxspect Razor and I love it..

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Brooklynkidd718

Nice i Like Both Set Ups.

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Now i cant decide im thinking about the ecotech radion pro instead of the ai vega does anyone have any input on that, i want to be able to connect with a computer and program a light sequence if anyone know another light or can tell me experiences with either of these that would be awesome. and any east coaster have a good website to buy super zoas from that aren't going to break the bank

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Here are some pictures of my 38. Running the Maxspect Razor and I love it..

how many pounds of rock do you have in there

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Parker22

I bought 40, but didn't use it all. I am guessing I have about 35 in the tank. I'm not totally happy with my rock work, but that is how it is for now, sometime I may re-arrange.

I think you would really like the Razor if you ended up going with it. I am sure the Radion is a bit better, but I am very happy with my Razor. Each channel is adjustable in 1% increments and there are 6 different settings for 6 times throughout the day. (and it bumps up and goes down to those times in 1% increments) (IDK if that makes sense lol) Check out the video on Marine Depot want more info on it. The "moon" lights look great too..

 

I just got my MP10 a week ago and it is great. I saw you planned on getting one... Im sure you will like it!

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not_the_size_that_counts

Yeah I got 40 as well but what always happens is I over rock my tank and then when adding larger coral specimens that come on rock i am limited to where i can put them.

Yeah Mp10 def

I came into my apartment earlier today and the heat was off it had reached 82 not shocking at all but my 5 gallon tank was at 80 degrees i might have to buy a chiller for the summer months ahead.

Man the list of items never ends

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mjlbuck

have 3 vegas on a 70 and a radion on my im 38. the vegas are nice, but would get all radions if i could go back in time.

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nicholc2

have 3 vegas on a 70 and a radion on my im 38. the vegas are nice, but would get all radions if i could go back in time.

Any particular reason why? Are the radions as controllable like the AI's with the new controller?

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And so it begins. Man i just got home and im watching the news from the attack in boston some people are just f-ing stupid.

I got the tank running yesterday i moved one of my rocks from my other tank to seed the dry rock and hopefully grow bacteria and coraline algae. Here are some pics of the final lay out.

 

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Diatoms!! Will post pics tonight nitrates just at 5 ppm it was a fast cycle so i think im just going to add a cuc and see if I get another spike

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Long time no post.

fought a nasty bryopsis battle still waiting to upgrade lighting but other than that things are going great. picked up an rodi unit never realized how slow those things are 35gpd ugh but here are some pics from after feeding

 

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