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Backstory

Been around here for quite some time and had a IM10 for about 5-6 years.  However, our family just recently finished building a new house and we are moving in very soon.  With the new house came an opportunity for a new tank.  I have only ever had ten gallon tanks, but this time I wanted to double the size and go for 20 gallons (I know, not exactly setting size records).  I figured 20 gallons will double the size of what I have already known and not break the bank or take up too much room.  

 

With that being said, my goal is to first successfully transfer everything from my existing tank and get things re-established.  Once I get that under my belt, my goal is to look for a unique torch to add and rebuild my fish population, as it currently is at zero, as my clown passed away about a month ago.

 

 

Equipment

 

Tank:

-IM Nuvo Fusion 20

 

Stand:

-Custom from a local craft store

 

Light:

-AI Prime HD16

 

Filtration:

-15lbs of live rock (from Gulf Live Rock)

-13lbs of Pink Fiji live sand

-Chamber 1: 

-Chamber 2: 

-Chamber 3: 

 

Flow:

-Stock return pump

-MP10

 

ATO:

-Smart ATO Micro

 

Parameters

 

Salinity: 1.025
PH: 8.2
Ammonia: .25 PPM
Nitrite: 0 PPM
Nitrate: 20 PPM
Temp: 77.5 F

 

 

Stock

 

Fish:

-Clown

 

Inverts:

-Various Snails and Hermit Crabs

 

Coral:

-Green Star Polyps

-Mushrooms

-Various Zoanthids

-Frogspawn 

-Trumpet

 

 

Current Status

Just the beginning.

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travoose

Finally got moved in and setup the tank with new stand.  Was also able to hookup my RO/DI unit in our basement.  Hoping to move the old tank contents into the new tank between Christmas and New Year's Day.  Luckily for me I have time, as our old house is not far away from our new house and we have until January 15th until the new owners take possession of our old house.

 

 

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Finally got everything moved today.  Drove very very slowly between point A and point B.  Tried to transfer it all as fast as possible so there was not too much shock.  Only had to move coral, a starfish, and some random snails/crabs.  Sadly my two fish passed away back in late October, so decided not to replace them knowing a move was coming up. 
 

I will say, doubling my tank size makes my coral look so small; in my previous tank I was out of room with all the Frogspawn.  
 

I’m excited to let things settle down and then start adding a few fish and stocking up on a few other things.

 

 

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mipster

Looking nice! Great stand though my first thought was "oooo space for a larger tank :P" lol Can't wait to see everything once it settles

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reefer_evo5

I just got this tank as an upgrade from a IM nuvo 10g and i love it running the same light on the tank. i got a intank basket to run a mini refugium in one of the chambers. One upgrade i recommend is some 3d skimmers that cover the over flow to raise the water level in the display portion i paid like 10$ on ebay for them it makes a huge diffrenct and adds almost a gallon more of water in the rear chamber good luck!

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travoose
5 hours ago, reefer_evo5 said:

I just got this tank as an upgrade from a IM nuvo 10g and i love it running the same light on the tank. i got a intank basket to run a mini refugium in one of the chambers. One upgrade i recommend is some 3d skimmers that cover the over flow to raise the water level in the display portion i paid like 10$ on ebay for them it makes a huge diffrenct and adds almost a gallon more of water in the rear chamber good luck!

Looks like we are on the same journey.

 

Do you have a link to the skimmers?

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Finally starting to open up and settle in…

 

 

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Was able to pick up a clown yesterday from a LFS, already settled in and eating.  Pictures don’t do it justice.

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reefer_evo5
On 12/30/2021 at 2:17 PM, travoose said:

Looks like we are on the same journey.

 

Do you have a link to the skimmers?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/174913656749?_trkparms=ispr%3D1&hash=item28b9aa97ad:g:680AAOSwaVVgqFbC&amdata=enc%3AAQAGAAACoPYe5NmHp%2B2JMhMi7yxGiTJkPrKr5t53CooMSQt2orsSDAeS9EQtjPGVfKXTxF0%2BjhQpwyHfR4K9QfTCtSEnTBQFvEnE1DVagCY4f3oH3aTJEFDVTnG7fCYQuA3hkjl%2BbGgXreTHYfNndHMx9Ma5Cyd9wE5%2BDcoMelbLQoyBGAEOWQ%2BFVzLh91HRj9rTgQgk4mf7xez4R%2BYhd1UMQspqSlBzZ%2BFQwauK6ePeZkMl4740ltKwdU6Uirm0X0wmAcwAg81guUV22nPULl9jh5tenEYT06bB3EevjXIcCl0kpoAU6oOB2QjnJbRRoIlI411VGEA0Yc9FedH%2B%2FAbKSlw%2B7ZAK6lzXHGeV4%2BF9wl8%2FQnXlUDIUhYJmdFrM%2Fd0Bo%2BhaVENLjCTQAZzVKcd0S5oZH%2FWSFn8P5ahw6jjSvIBZv4GUJa%2BdIDyEtix5UzaDkuBo6HkE6jh6rOwyOwpfqnIZJ8CjBCzPGr591jpy0%2Fa8UGfY9%2BTSJq4nscQhA3osK6o%2Fk8byFPp59mau8yx%2BCm%2BC6ZfBSy7kuhYgyiq4PszlZVWpitxl2Vps2vTs5iJ%2BCGPA8d9L%2BhnqPjdZ2c7dgP0bFKmFsDnKPnk%2FhQ3oYL0otc54PHnAtELTXjdT12CSxcVrCKtjm3PlxDu%2F3GFhLP9OCjoOW3R7pq5NQ7g3soesf3cmoibEMlq3UNsHtGzJQwnMCLqNP2NjxCK4hJZS5%2F6e%2FoMJ1eUP8siiCHnLlabH6uI0z5%2BgClvgUU5yp%2BymrK0%2F8fcBekTmW0vy2E3YqArw0gXr%2Bq2allEpwxDnJZVnYXuPb7afk0Wz1LRV0Eam7Vs0tsQTj%2Bd8WJ98jRwrxkriI5TeWiwm1OdPqc06PWbtuTbCNGmxVBnOB0rIn%2F2Bx1eWSg%3D%3D|clp%3A2334524|tkp%3ABFBMruLYh8Zf

 

 this is the link to the ones i got they work really well and like I said it helped raise the displays water level. I read somewhere that IM recommends that the water level can go up to the line where the engraved logo is on the top left side of the tank that's where my water level sits with those two skimmers from ebay and makes a huge difference in the display. 

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KCReef

Nice.  I saw some people selling those 3D printed overflow modifications on ETSY too.  I cut a piece of back plastic to fit over half of the overflow, drilled 2 small holes in it and attached it to the overflow on the backside with black zip ties.  It does the same thing, maybe not as professional looking as these do-hickies though ha!  I had a spare few hours and wanted to fix the issue without waiting a few days for 3D printed ones to come in the mail.  I'll take a picture and post it shortly.

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On 1/17/2022 at 9:55 PM, KCReef said:

Nice.  I saw some people selling those 3D printed overflow modifications on ETSY too.  I cut a piece of back plastic to fit over half of the overflow, drilled 2 small holes in it and attached it to the overflow on the backside with black zip ties.  It does the same thing, maybe not as professional looking as these do-hickies though ha!  I had a spare few hours and wanted to fix the issue without waiting a few days for 3D printed ones to come in the mail.  I'll take a picture and post it shortly.

hey whatever works! following along to see the progress it does look a lot nicer when the water level is higher tho right? 

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