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Burritos IM Nuvo 30L gallons of fun (pic heavy)

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So i have been out of the reef hobby for about a decade and have since had done a lot of the adult stuff (kids, house, job) and have some time again to get back in.  The kids helped convince the wife! Gotta have nemo.  so here we go.  pics on iphone x, need to figure this aspect out better

 

Current FTS

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Current Equipment:

  • Tank: IM Fusion 30 L
  • Light: AI Prime HD x2
  • Return pump: IM mighty jet (midsize)
  • Wave pump: MP10wQD x 2
  • Heater: Neo-therm 100w
  • Filtration: InTank Media basket with InTank floss, purigen, chemi blue,  InTank Floss holder w/ InTank floss  
  • Reactor: IM midsize reactor w/carbon and seachem phosgaurd
  • Skimmer: IM midsize ghost skimmer
  • Brains: reefkeeper lite w/ph probe too
  • Doser: yet to start but jaebo, will does for ca, alk, and mg
  • Auto Top off: autoaqua smart ATO micro with a 5 gal home depot bucket for the rodi- this lasts me about 2 weeks 
  • RODI: BRS 4 stage 75gpd
  • Salt: Red Sea Coral Pro
  • 15lbs caribsea life rock
  • 30lbs fiji pink live sand
  • 1 block marine pure under filter floss holder

Live stuff:

  • Snowflake clown mated pair x2
  • Various snails from reefkeepers.org
  • Monti cap
  • garf purple bonsai
  • random pocillipora
  • neon green hammer
  • toxic purple hammer
  • povona frag
  • sand dollar monti frag
  • zoas

 

Old/replaced Stuff:

  • IM wavelink DC pump midsize- worked awesome but got a good deal on the MP10s, i would say this is much stronger than the ecotech and at full blast has a very minimal hum
  • Sicce 1.5 return pump- worked great and super quiet, replaced with the mightyjet

 

Setup

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getting wet

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clearing up

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random live stock photos

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i'll get an under cabinet shot later today.

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A Little Blue

Good choice with easy SPS corals. 

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samnaz

pic heavy? pshhh. not pic heavy enough for my liking anyway, let's see/hear more. 

 

really dig the rockscape. did you create those unique shapes yourself or did they come already sculpted? they look handmade but natural.

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WV Reefer

Looks good so far! 😊

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burrito

Under cabinet ,  need to setup my doser now. 

 

I added intank skimmer covers. Probably added 2-3 gallons of water and a more pleasing waterline. Might take some backout. Worries about a rouge wave overflowing. 

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Does anyone know what the algae/Brown tufts are coming out of the cap? Bought from a local reefer. Probably about 4-5 little patches.  Can I get something  to eat it? Pull it off? Scrape it?  The rest of the cap looks good with polyp extension. Seen further above. 

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A Little Blue

If your CUC won’t touch it, you can try peroxide dip.   

4:1 ratio - 1 part of 3% H2O2 to 4 parts of tank water for 5 minutes.

 

But you can try to dip for few minutes first (I don’t want to be responsible for that frag 😎) Shake it around a bit while in dipping solution. Repeat if it comes back. I would also rinse frag in clean tank water b4 putting it back in the tank. 

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A Little Blue

Can you take pics of InTank skimmer covers and how high water line is. I was thinking about it but figure that I can DIY something similar without raising water level too much. All I need is an extra 1/2”-2/3” added volume in DT. 

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samnaz

blast the monti with a turkey baster once a day or so, until it's all gone. if that doesn't work, very gently brush the algae off with a soft toothbrush.

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burrito
On 5/4/2018 at 9:47 PM, A Little Blue said:

Can you take pics of InTank skimmer covers and how high water line is. I was thinking about it but figure that I can DIY something similar without raising water level too much. All I need is an extra 1/2”-2/3” added volume in DT. 

 

The waterline is currently about 1/4 from the top. I had to move the screen top clips up a little so it doesn’t sit in the water. 

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burrito

On another note. I bought seachem matrix carbon and phosgard to go with the IM reactor. What’s a logical sequence to fill it? And tumbling or sandwiched btw sponges. Also, how long should it last?  

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spectra

Looks good I had a IM30 and loved that tank............its a nice footprint.

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A Little Blue

Thanks for the pics. That water line 1/4” from the rim scares me a little. I think you need to keep an eye on it. Dirty floss or other obstruction in the flow might end up badly. 

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A Little Blue
2 hours ago, burrito said:

On another note. I bought seachem matrix carbon and phosgard to go with the IM reactor. What’s a logical sequence to fill it? And tumbling or sandwiched btw sponges. Also, how long should it last?  

I am not a fan of tumbling carbon as it has tendencies to grind. You can probably mix both and use it that way. I would use smaller amount and replace both more often. Say once a month. 

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burrito
On 5/4/2018 at 1:56 PM, samnaz said:

pic heavy? pshhh. not pic heavy enough for my liking anyway, let's see/hear more. 

 

really dig the rockscape. did you create those unique shapes yourself or did they come already sculpted? they look handmade but natural.

rock is carbs life rock, 2 of the pieces where their more expensive style ( I think they call it shelf rock), the far left and right rock with the cave/arc.  the other 2 rocks are lower end in the series.  didn't create anything except the balancing of them.

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burrito

anyone have advice on how to remove xenia from this rock? i will either throw it out, or attach it to a frag plug i guess, I'm concerned they are bothering the purple bonsai and also dont want them to spread.

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burrito

on another note, christmas came early!

 

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Zuma

Great looking tank!  Really like the IM Fusion 30. 

 

Just curious how long you cycled the tank before adding your first corals?

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burrito

i waited about 3 weeks after the cycle was finished.  probably could have waited one more since some diatoms blasted everything but they are gone now and all looks good

 

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Zuma

Nice, I'm right at the three week mark with my IM 20 and itching to add some macro life.

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HarryPotter

Jeeeeeez thats adding a lot of livestock at once! Best of luck! 

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burrito
1 hour ago, HarryPotter said:

Jeeeeeez thats adding a lot of livestock at once! Best of luck! 

Yea. Couldn’t help it. More than half cost $1 each. The rest  $5 and 10

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burrito

Frogs and hammers can be next to each other right? Just no torches. 

 

I need to figure out how I want my corals decided now. Get them off the ugly plugs too. 

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HarryPotter

No... no frog and hammer. 

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1891Bro

Jumping right into sps too? This’ll be good. Crossing fingers. We need a new Derrick. 

 

Edit. I read the rest of the thread. Bummer. I don’t see new Derrick here. 

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burrito

;(

8 minutes ago, 1891Bro said:

Jumping right into sps too? This’ll be good. Crossing fingers. We need a new Derrick. 

 

Edit. I read the rest of the thread. Bummer. I don’t see new Derrick here. 

 

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