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Teenyreef's IM40 Not-So-Teeny Tank - April FTS

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Established: June 1, 2016

 

2017-04-17 FTS:

2017-04-17 IM40 FTS

 

2017-04-17 Top Down:

2017-04-17 IM40 Top Down

Equipment List:

Innovative Marine Fusion Mini 40g AIO

Nanobox Wide Quad LED Light

Sicce 2.0 return pump

(2) MP-10 circulation pumps

Tunze Osmolater 3155 ATO

Finnex 150w heater

120mm computer case fan, blowing across the top of the rear chambers for cooling when needed

Apex Lite with temperature and Ph probes, EB-8 power module, WXM wireless controller for MP-10's

Tunze 9004 skimmer in left chamber #1 (pretty much the only decent skimmer that will fit in any of the chambers)

InTank IM40 media basket in right chamber #1, with a filter pad on top, and carbon in an organza bag on the bottom shelf. I run a Poly-Filter on the middle shelf when I need to

Brightwell Aquatics Xport BIO Plate, cut down to fit in right chamber #2
AquaMaxx FR-S internal media reactor (for gfo, currently unused)

Kamoer X4 wireless dosing pump, currently dosing:

- Seachem Reef Fusion 1 and 2

- B-Ionic Transition Elements Plus

- Acropower

Vertex dosing tube holder

Vertex probe holder

 

Fish:

Yellow Watchman Goby - "Freckles"

(2) Ocellaris Clowns - "Humphrey and Dilbert"

Coral Beauty Angelfish - "Sunset"

Yellow Coris Wrasse - "Bartley"

 

Inverts:

Sexy Shrimp

Emerald Crab

Snails (Dwarf Cerith, Nassarius, Florida Cerith, Nerites, Astrea)

Blue Leg Hermit Crabs

Fighting Conch

 

Corals:

Various SPS including acropora, millepora, etc., as well as montipora.

Duncanops

Blue Kenya Tree

Reefgen Project X Fungia

Various favites and favia

Ricordia Florida mushrooms

Various acans

Lots of zoas and palys

Sun coral

And lots of other miscellaneous corals that I need to list someday...

 

 

Previous tank shots and the original post start below this line:

2017-02-20 FTS:

2017-02-20 IM40 FTS

 

 

2017-02-20 Top Down

2017-02-20 IM40 Top Down

 

 

 

2016-10-30 FTS:

30590694981_b0c96e6803_b.jpg2016-10-30 IM40 FTS by TeenyReef, on Flickr

 

2016-10-30 Top Down:

30378547480_b53a617bd8_b.jpg2016-10-30 IM40 Top Down by TeenyReef, on Flickr

 

2016-10-02 FTS:

29962095482_37f273ed05_b.jpg2016-10-02 IM40 FTS by TeenyReef, on Flickr

 

2016-10-02 Top Down:

29784166840_8b7acca9ef_b.jpg2016-10-02 IM40 Top Down by TeenyReef, on Flickr

 

2016-10-02 Full Room Shot:

29784163980_fdc92b9682_b.jpg2010-10-02 IM40 FRS by TeenyReef, on Flickr

 

2016-08-28 FTS:

29305854385_d756a4c6e2_b.jpg2016-08-28 IM40 FTS by TeenyReef, on Flickr

 

2016-07-17 FTS:

28275010812_f3db53f9ba_b.jpg2016-07-17 IM40 FTS by TeenyReef, on Flickr

 

2016-06-17 FTS:

27641515822_f9d8c50062_b.jpg2016-06-17 IM40 FTS by TeenyReef, on Flickr

 

2016-06-01 FTS:

27338228531_e57a63c4a1_b.jpg20160602_003725.jpg by TeenyReef, on Flickr

 

 

 

History (original first post):

The idea for this tank came about after my 4g pico tank crashed. Instead of rebooting the 4g tank, I decided to turn it into a frag tank and go a little bit bigger. Like, about ten times bigger :happydance:

 

I'm going to move my IM Fusion 10g tank to the desk in the study where my old 4g tank was, and install this new tank in place of the IM10. It will go on top of the counter on a built in bookcase in the family room, so it needs to look nice and run quietly.

 

The space available for the tank is 23 7/8" wide, 21 1/2" deep, and 25" high. Here's what it looks like with the IM10:

26653082623_cb24ebce03_b.jpg2016-05-26 IM Fusion 10 In Room FTS by TeenyReef, on Flickr

 

I've considered several tank options:

- IM Fusion Mini 40. I think this one is meant to be, because it's built to almost the exact dimensions of the space I have available and gives me the most tank that will fit.

- IM Lagoon 25. Same footprint but shallower. I like the shallow look but a deeper tank means more water, more stability, and more inhabitants.

- Red Sea Reefer 170. $650 more than the IM40, includes a sump, but also includes a stand that I can't use. And it's smaller.

- Various non-AIO tanks including custom built to fit the space. This would be the "best" solution, but if I'm going to go to the time and expense of building a custom tank with a sump, I think I'd get more for my money with a slightly larger size, and longer/shallower dimensions. Which means I can't put it where it needs to go. :rolleyes:

 

So, I've settled on the IM40.

 

I've just ordered the IM40, along with a few other items from BRS:

- Tunze 9004 skimmer (pretty much the only decent skimmer that will fit in the AIO chamber)

- MP-40 circulation pump

- Finnex 150w heater

 

I also ordered a few goodies from StevieT at InTank:

IM CustomCradle magnetic probe holder

IM40 media basket

 

I already have a few other items on hand:

- Jebao DP-4 doser

- Tunze Osmolator 3155 ATO

- Apex Jr. controller with Energy Bar 8 and Temp/Ph probes.

 

Up next: lighting? more circulation? filtration? stocking? other considerations?

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ooh man, considering your frag tank looks better than my main (and many others) this is gonna be sweeet!!

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ooh man, considering your frag tank looks better than my main (and many others) this is gonna be sweeet!!

Thanks! No orgies here, but I did eat a whole box of Girl Scout cookies while I was working late tonight. I also couldn't find any hookers and blow on StevieT's site, so I'm afraid the standards here are really going to be quite low :P

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Thanks! No orgies here, but I did eat a whole box of Girl Scout cookies while I was working late tonight. I also couldn't find any hookers and blow on StevieT's site, so I'm afraid the standards here are really going to be quite low :P

You don't need all that, you've got the touch teeny! When you win your next TOTM we'll talk about the hookers, blow, orgies, and moar cookies for the celebration parties! Of course our wives will then slap us back into reality and we'll have to settle for cookies and congrats, but aint it fun to dream!

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Nice! Will be following along :)

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Hookers, blow, orgies...... this is going to be an epic thread! haha following!

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I think that the IM40 is a good decision really, seems like you are getting the best of both worlds, instant tank and It fits your space perfectly.

 

Will you be buying another eb4 or eb8 to run the new tank or will the frag tank be missing out on the apex goodness?

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Wow teeny, I feel likr eating a box of samoas while I wait for this tank, ha ha!

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Yay!!

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Following for the cool awesome pics to come :D

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Looking forward to this one!

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ahhhhhhh daaayyuuummmm

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Cool. A built-in with a sump cabinet below! Looking forward to this one.

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omgomgomg I'M SO EXCITED!


Thanks! No orgies here, but I did eat a whole box of Girl Scout cookies while I was working late tonight. I also couldn't find any hookers and blow on StevieT's site, so I'm afraid the standards here are really going to be quite low :P

 

 

You don't need all that, you've got the touch teeny! When you win your next TOTM we'll talk about the hookers, blow, orgies, and moar cookies for the celebration parties! Of course our wives will then slap us back into reality and we'll have to settle for cookies and congrats, but aint it fun to dream!

These two posts made me LOL. The question of the day is: WHAT KIND of girl scout cookies, Teeny?

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Sounds fun. Following along!

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Quad W, nuff said.

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So cute!


The IM20 will be great.

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Can't wait teeny i think you will have plenty of flow with the mp40. I also agree with Dave go with the Quad W or get a hybrid. Following along of course love your builds!

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Can't wait teeny i think you will have plenty of flow with the mp40. I also agree with Dave go with the Quad W or get a hybrid. Following along of course love your builds!

 

I agree you should consider the hybrid! Although my only concern with that would be the heat let off by the T5 bulbs. They do release more heat than the LEDs and with the shelving, this may present some problems since air flow off of the light fixture might be restricted to some degree.

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hybrid FTW. ever since I switched to T5/LED I will never go back

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That frag tank is beautiful. This is going to be a great looking build. Following!

 

 

P.S. Samoas for lyfe

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I think that the IM40 is a good decision really, seems like you are getting the best of both worlds, instant tank and It fits your space perfectly.

 

Will you be buying another eb4 or eb8 to run the new tank or will the frag tank be missing out on the apex goodness?

The frag tank gets no Apex love. I'm going to just reuse what's currently in place for the 10g tank.

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Yassssss !!!! This will be awesome. T5's for the win though,thats my suggestion lol.

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It's time to start this thread even though I don't have a tank yet, so I can share my planning and ideas.

 

The idea for this tank came about after my 4g pico tank crashed. Instead of rebooting the 4g tank, I decided to turn it into a frag tank and go a little bit bigger. Like, about ten times bigger :happydance:

 

I'm going to move my IM Fusion 10g tank to the desk in the study where my old 4g tank was, and install this new tank in place of the IM10. It will go on top of the counter on a built in bookcase in the family room, so it needs to look nice and run quietly.

 

The space available for the tank is 23 7/8" wide, 21 1/2" deep, and 25" high. Here's what it looks like with the IM10:

 

26653082623_cb24ebce03_b.jpg2016-05-26 IM Fusion 10 In Room FTS by TeenyReef, on Flickr

 

I've considered several tank options:

- IM Fusion Mini 40. I think this one is meant to be, because it's built to almost the exact dimensions of the space I have available and gives me the most tank that will fit.

- IM Lagoon 25. Same footprint but shallower. I like the shallow look but a deeper tank means more water, more stability, and more inhabitants.

- Red Sea Reefer 170. $650 more than the IM40, includes a sump, but also includes a stand that I can't use. And it's smaller.

- Various non-AIO tanks including custom built to fit the space. This would be the "best" solution, but if I'm going to go to the time and expense of building a custom tank with a sump, I think I'd get more for my money with a slightly larger size, and longer/shallower dimensions. Which means I can't put it where it needs to go. :rolleyes:

 

So, I've settled on the IM40.

 

I've just ordered the IM40, along with a few other items from BRS:

- Tunze 9004 skimmer (pretty much the only decent skimmer that will fit in the AIO chamber)

- MP-40 circulation pump

- Finnex 150w heater

 

I also ordered a few goodies from StevieT at InTank:

IM CustomCradle magnetic probe holder

IM40 media basket

 

I already have a few other items on hand:

- Jebao DP-4 doser

- Tunze Osmolator 3155 ATO

- Apex Jr. controller with Energy Bar 8 and Temp/Ph probes.

 

Up next: lighting? more circulation? filtration? stocking? other considerations?

Good luck with the new tank teeny! IM40 was the best choice! For lighting I would consider using some kind of T5/LED combo for your 24 inch tank. I have seen how T5's help SPS grow faster and with nicer color than just using LED in my 28G tank. I only use the T5's for 3 hours a day BTW. You should look into that!

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Looking forward to the developments :)

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