raiqkashif Posted February 26, 2021 Share Posted February 26, 2021 Hi guys, Finally made it to the saltwater community after countless hours of research, youtube videos, and reading amazing stories from other journals here. First got the idea of starting a saltwater tank in october when i saw an aio 20g tank with rock, sand, a protein skimmer, and heatet. While i was absorbing new information everyday, i came across this IM marine 25g tank with i knew i had to get it. I uploaded my 20g and the carib sea dry rock i had on different fb pages and had it sold by the next morning before i went to grab this tank. Went to my LFS in Mississauga, aquariumdepot and grabbed the remaining items i needed to get this tank started. Equipment: Tank: IM marine 25g tank Stand: DIY stand from ikea (sektion) Live rock: 25lbs of reef saver rock Sand: Caribsea ocean direct live sand Wavemaker: jebao rw20 Heater: red sea 150w Jebao auto top off Lights: AI prime 16hd Return pump: dont know the name got it with the tank Filtration: 2 custom caddy media baskets which run Mechanical filtration:High performance Fiber Ball for detritus Chemical filtration: Premium Rox 0.8 Carbon Biological filtration: 3 marine pure blocks with 500g of sea chem matrix Pretty nervous today lol, going to scape the tank. Got 3 big pieces of reef saver rock. Using a hammer and chisel to break these bad boys and well see where it takes us. Okay so update after using about 1 tube of 2 part epoxy i pretty much gave up on the scape. No matter what i did the rocks wouldn't stay and kept falling again and again. Thinking of using super glue. After talking with a budy of mine he suggested using a super glue with an instant bond adhesive going to grab that tomorrow. Fianlly got my hands on the super glue due to the covid lockdown going in canada it takes soo long to get stuff from curbside pickup. Ill let you guys know how it goes 😄. After going through a bottle of super glue finally got a decent scape but ngl not happy with it but lets see. Now the challange is getting this with my tank upto my room and setting it. Annnddd what i feared most actually happened, got to my room without any damage but the upper arch support broke and brought the rest of it down with it 😂. Need to get more super glue and fix it tomorrow. Might actually do something different this time. 3 Quote Link to comment
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