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Bobyboy

3-18-2014

 

Tank arrived today, shipped from innovative marine via freight on a pallet. It was packed nicely and not a single scratch or crack.

This is replacing a nuvo 24 I picked up earlier this year that cracked, I opted to pay the extra 100.00 difference plus shipping in hopes this will be a better tank and I have to say that I'm impressed. IM did toss in a minimax reactor for free so that's a plus.

 

Now I have an Aquatic Fundamentals 30/38/45 stand that was being used for the 24g, the length is perfect for the 30L but it is 2 inches short width.

I picked up a 1/2" MDF and had it cut to 37.25L x 15.25w, extra quarter inch each way. I'm trying to decide if I want to just replace the top of the stand entirely or just screw the new board to the top.

I'm not to sure if the MDF I picked up is as heavy duty as the piece it will be replacing.

 

I have the 2 intank media racks left from the nuvo 24, they are about a 1/8" to tall as the 30L over flow is just a bit lower than the 24g. The fuge rack fits nicely. Each rack has about 1" worth of room behind all the so these will make do for now and I'll just wait and see what Stevie comes out with.

 

I haven't decided what to put in the minimax yet, I'll be using CPE and Purigen in the racks so possibly bio-pellets.

 

Some remaining hardware:

- Innovative skimmer

- Innovative minimax reactor

- MP10Es

- MO10WES

- Maxspec Razor 420R 160w

- RKE with Float switches

- toms aqua lifter plus air line and a 3 gallon jug for ATO

- JBJ Nano-Glo Led

- jäger 100w heater

- about 30lbs cured live rock(15 from my tanks, 10-15 from a friend)

- 20lbs CaribSea Arag-Alive Bahamas Oolite sand

 

Here are a few unpacking pics.

 

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Bobyboy

Full Tank Shot

4-10-2014

 

 

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Full Tank Shot

3-25-2014

 

 

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Livestock as of 05-01-2014

 

 

BlackIce Clown

Six Line Wrasse

Helfrichi Firefish

Starry Blenny

Baby Hippo Tang

Skunk Cleaner shrimp

 

Tricolor RBTA

Antique Rose MaxiMini

Nerites

Ceriths

Astreas

3 blue hermits

Halloween Hermit

Pom Pom crab

Emerald Crab

 

Zoas/Palys:

Fiji blues

Fire and ice

Green Bay packers

Red hornets

Blue Hotnets

Purple hornets

Reverse Space Monsters

Sunny D

Magicians

Red People Eater

God of war

Rastas

Candy apple reds

Rose nebula

Jf atomic sunrise (bam bam's)

Bbeb

Kings Ransom

Purple Death

Captain America

Nuclear Greens

Purple Fission

Pink fusions

Radioactive dragon eye

Green Dream Grandis

 

LPS:

Bleeding Apple Scoly

Caribbean Dream Leptastrea

gates of hell leptastrea

Green with Violet Tips Frogspawn

Joker Favia

3 different colors of Trumpet coral

Green Duncan

4 different colored Aussie Acans

Emerald Eyes Acan

Purple Pipe Organ

White Pipe Organ

Cherry Red Goniopora

Black Sun Coral

 

SPS:

German blue digitata

Pocillopora

Neon Green Birdsnest

Pink Birdsnest

Tyree Sunset Montipora

Red Montipora

Green Montipora

 

Superman rhodactis

Halloween ricordea

Baby jawbreaker

Common green,red,and purple mushrooms

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Steensj2004

Cough cough....jealous. Following the heck outta this one!

 

If you are gonna run biopellets any thoughts on what skimmer you are gonna run?

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TeamIM24

Looking forward to seeing your tank. Wished IM had come out with these 6 months ago!

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Steensj2004

Looking forward to seeing your tank. Wished IM had come out with these 6 months ago!

+1, woulda ordered one of thses instead

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tpme06

Looks great. I'll be interested to see how the Maxspect covers the far edges of the tank, it certainly is wide!

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Bobyboy

Cough cough....jealous. Following the heck outta this one!

 

If you are gonna run biopellets any thoughts on what skimmer you are gonna run?

I will be using the IM skimmer I had in my Nuvo 24g.

 

I'm going to be attaching the new MDF to the top of the stand after I paint it, I'd rather not mess with the structure of the stand.

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rdck99

Curious to see how much water the tank actually holds...keep us posted, if you can.

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Bobyboy

3-19-2014

 

The stand top is finished, 6 layers of spray paint plus a final coat of protectant.

Disassembled the stand and clamped the 2 tops together, length was was perfect and it over hung by 1 and 1/8" front and back. I used 5 of the 3/4" wood screws from underneath the original top, 1 dead center plus 1 3 inches in from each corner.

Reassembled the stand placed the tank on top, perfect fit with 1" or so extra on each side and about 1/8 front and back.

 

You can't tell the difference unless you get under it and look up.

 

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Hung the light so it was dead center of the display.

 

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Light on

 

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I have to say the coverage with the 90 degree optics is pretty good, I ordered the 120's last night.

 

And finally she's wet

 

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In total I put 26 gallons in and could probably fit at least another gallon as I have the pump chamber filled less than half way.

 

My RODI failed after 5 gallons and I ended up using Distilled for the rest, do I need to do anything for the Distilled or is it just like the RODI good to go from the jug.

I plan to mix the salt in the tank over night.

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patrickbruno91

Looks awesome. Following along.

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Spiderguardnano

i agree with the above looks awesome.

 

i was thinking of ordering that stand what are the dimensions of the stand?

 

As i want to use it on my mr aqua 12l that is like 36 long

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Steensj2004

Dear Bobyboy,

I am now more jealous of your new tank.lol

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endy0430

Really love this tank. Following your progress.

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Bobyboy

Thanks everyone, I really like this tank and it looks as though they put some actual thought behind it.

One of my favorite additions is the screen top instead of the glass top.

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drfu

Can't wait to watch this build, was checking this new one out on IM's site. As for your distilled water, i see no issues imo, ur just gonna do a cycle anyways and after its done do a 50% wc before anything goes in anyways! Like to see how your Nuvo 24 accessories work with this tank. Do you think the InTank stuff will work fine?

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Bobyboy

Can't wait to watch this build, was checking this new one out on IM's site. As for your distilled water, i see no issues imo, ur just gonna do a cycle anyways and after its done do a 50% wc before anything goes in anyways! Like to see how your Nuvo 24 accessories work with this tank. Do you think the InTank stuff will work fine?

I shouldn't have any cycle if I do this correctly, I'm using new rinsed dried sand and the 15lbs of rock from my current tank plus another 10-15lbs from another running tank.

 

The fuge basket will, but the media racks are about 1/4"-3/8" to tall, I'll have to modify them.

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gsgentry

Really liking the tank!!

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Bobyboy

3-20-14

 

Salt mixed over night and was perfect this morning.

Added 20lbs of CaribSea Dry Aragonite sand tonight.

 

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r33fswagg3r

Looking good! I'm so jealous right now, mine is on back order after the first 30L arrived shattered.

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Bobyboy

Looking good! I'm so jealous right now, mine is on back order after the first 30L arrived shattered.

I heard about that, I was very nervous while waiting but mine came via freight/pallet instead of the standard delivery.

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Javious

I shouldn't have any cycle if I do this correctly, I'm using new rinsed dried sand and the 15lbs of rock from my current tank plus another 10-15lbs from another running tank.

 

The fuge basket will, but the media racks are about 1/4"-3/8" to tall, I'll have to modify them.

New sand will usually create a cycle, not as bad as all new sand and rock, but still something to be prepared for.

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Bobyboy

New sand will usually create a cycle, not as bad as all new sand and rock, but still something to be prepared for.

I'll see, I rinsed it pretty good in freshwater.

I added the 15-20lbs of live rock from my friend so if their is any ammonia from the sand it should get sucked up quickly.

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gsgentry

I want to see more pictures!! Great tank and the 1st 30L on Nano Reef!!! :)

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Akhlaq768

Great tank... Any plans of what type of fishes u want to keep?

 

Plus keep us updated with the type of filtration you will using in the back

 

How about running the refugium, any thoughts

 

Oh yeah, LET'S GO PICTURE CRAZY ON THIS THREAD LOL

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