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Nicky J's IM Fusion 25 Lagoon

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nickyJ

This will be a tank thread for the IM Nuvo Fusion 25 I just setup on Saturday (10/8/16)

 

This will be my third reef tank but my first time with a nano. Very happy with the quality of these IM tanks.

 

My plan is to keep things simple on this bedroom apartment tank and reuse some stuff I have around from my old 60g cube. Going without sand or a skimmer for now. I want to stock clowns and BTAs probably with some softies like gsp or xenia.

 

Equipment List:

IM Nuvo 25

Jebao PP4

Radion Pro

Cobalt Neotherm 100w heater

Tunze Osmolator

 

Using ESV salt and a Spectrapure 90gpd RODI

 

Setup and week 1 pics:

 

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reefhound

awesome start.. yea the lagoons are nice tanks

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nickyJ

1 Week in added some livestock and getting some nice new tank algae growth.

 

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nickyJ

I've always had a skimmer on my tanks so I just ordered a Reef Glass Nano Protein Skimmer. After I run it for a few weeks and I can let you guys know what I think - its a simple air stone style skimmer ala Mame

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PChung

Nice! I'm thinking about purchasing a Lagoon 25 or maybe their Concept aquarium

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nickyJ

Got the new skimmer and it is tiny. Breaking it in now here are some quick pics.

 

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Also sadly lost one of my clowns over the weekend.

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cherokee2871

Looking good gathering all my equipment now for my Lagoon should be up and running soon just waiting on a stand. Sorry to hear about the clown.

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nickyJ

So far so good with the skimmer. Not getting tons but what I am getting out is gross. Here is a pic of 3 days worth of skimmate

 

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Also got some inTank Media baskets yesterday.

 

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Here are a few more tank pics. Still have plenty of hair algae

 

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nickyJ

I saw my first reefs critters last night a mini brittle star and some pods.

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Luapinicap

Quick new person question....is the algae something you want to be seeing at the start? Or is that something that is suppose to be all cleared up by the end of the cycle?

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Balix

Quick new person question....is the algae something you want to be seeing at the start? Or is that something that is suppose to be all cleared up by the end of the cycle?

 

Nope. Rocks are probably releasing a lot of phosphate and/or lights too close. That's some crazy algae growth for new tank. I didn't get that till after 1 year but just some small patches

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reefhound

I saw my first reefs critters last night a mini brittle star and some pods.

 

add some sand and they will multiply.. I probably have atleast 100 mini's by now

 

are you using tap water?, did you cure the rock?

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nickyJ

are you using tap water?, did you cure the rock?

 

Don't worry I'm using RO/DI. I got the rock from a guy who had broken down a tank and had it buckets of stagnate water in his basement. Looked great at the time but based on the hair algae I definitely had some die off. Things have turned for the better on that front in the last week or so. I've manually removed some and started running a little purigen and chemipure elite. Feeling pretty good I will get it under control soon. I also could have introduced some phosphates during initial setup ... who knows how clean my brute container from home depot really was despite my best efforts etc.

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nickyJ

Tank is just over 1 month old now and the algae is getting under control.

 

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Just a few little tufts like this one left. Also got my first coral a little piece of superman monti

 

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nickyJ

Updates:

Got an RSM for my Radion under the tree

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Started seeing the first hints of coralline

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and added a Potter's Angel

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do not smoke the reef(er)

Updates:

Got an RSM for my Radion under the tree

 

 

and added a Potter's Angel

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That angel is looking good! Adding any more corals soon?

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nickyJ

I've got a bunch to little zoa frags I got a few weeks back that I'm trying to grow out. I also want to get more encrusting stuff as I go

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nickyJ

Could use a hand identifying two growths I've been watching. Both showed up for the first time around the two month mark and the piece of rock they came on already has some macro algae on it I think is Halimeda

 

Not sure what this one is?? a sponge maybe?

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Think this one is Dragon's Breathe or similar algae

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Latest Coral addition - think this is a tyree sunset monti

 

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and my favorite single polyp finally throwing off some new buds

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anyone have an Id on the pink tubular thing from my last post? I could post a growth shot of it if that would help

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nickyJ

I recently found out about the Coral Labs / AB+ profile for my Radion and switched to it. A little bit blue to my eyes but my corals seem very very happy.

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ScubaPooch

Tank is looking great!

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nickyJ

Here are some updated pictures - sorry they are cell phone quality.

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The tiny pom pom algae has gotten big

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BTA

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Other BTA - nearly died on me but is making a comeback

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Zoas

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nickyJ

Added a new Chaetomax fuge light and some corals recently - trying to clean the tank up a bit as it passes the 1 year mark. More frequent updates to come now that I have a new phone with a nice camera

 

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TatorTaco

The tank looks great!  Have you considered cleaning your powerhead....ever?  :-)

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colinlevy

@nickyJ

 

You still using the Reef Glass skimmer? 

 

I am getting ready to throw my IM Ghost Skimmer out the window (literally)

 

Just trying to look for a replacement

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