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  1. Yeah might come down to it.... Because I want the addition of a fuge and do not have the space in the chambers.
  2. Thats what I was thinking, but it would have to fit in one of the tiny chambers right?
  3. So life has been a little hectic and not much of anything going on with the tank. However I am really thinking about how to add a sump to this build. I am having some regrets about not have a large fuge and miss my old tank that had them. Trying to think a way to not drill and make this happen. Any ideas??
  4. What size thickness acrylic are you looking to get for this project?
  5. Torch coral left its skeleton.

    id be amazed if its still alive but any update? this happened to me and my hammer has been happy and healthy floating around for almost 2 months now.
  6. Thanks! We have been gone quite a bit this summer so tank is not doing so hot lol. Will update soon!
  7. Diamond Goby Died after 3 Days [HELP]

    Not sure about the goby, sounds like it might have been something other then not drip acclimating. If parameters were way off of what he was in then it could have increased stress and led to some sort of infection. If it is covered by the LFS I would return it. As for the tang, it is never a good idea to spur of the moment purchase a fish. It really pays of for your system and the fish if you research the fish and make sure it is suitable for what you are intending with your tank. A great source for getting a quick feel for fish would be liveaquaria.com. Here you can see minimum tank size along with a quick list of needs and size. Here you can see that a blue tang grows to be 1 foot long. Which might get a little stuffy in the biocube. It also shows its recommended minimum size tank is 180 gallons. And seeing how your LFS sold you a blue tang for a 30g tank I would be very weary of advice that they give! Good luck!
  8. Corals in the sky!

    WOW need some close ups on the base of this structure. This is awesome!!!!!
  9. Grumpy

    Thanks guys! I had a lot of fun getting the pic. he actual stayed put and "smiled"
  10. IM Fusion 20 Peninsula build

    I so far am liking mine. I am running two mp10's on one side and upgraded from stock pump (was extremely loud). I dont love the pump chamber size but I knew it was going to be an issue when I started. Evap is pretty high due to large surface area.
  11. Grumpy

  12. Managed to move all the fish in and some of the coral, things are looking good! Snapped this grumpy pic of the watchman goby ( named meh)
  13. FS! strombus maculatus(nano conch) snails!

    I need to finally get me some of these! Send pm when you have some available!
  14. lol ok, thanks guys! I will send him in!
  15. Hey NR! I'm looking for some input on if my tank is truly cycled or not. In my 7 years of reefing I have never actually started a reef. They had all been transfers since the first used tank I bought. So I am fairly clueless when it comes to this. I'll give a brief background of the tank and the concerns I have. The tank is a new IM 20g Peninsula. It has been running for almost 4 weeks now. The tank has reused sand and live rock from a previous build that had been sitting in buckets for about two months. I am guessing there was a ton of gunk on both the LR and sand even after I cleaned it well. The tank is an upgrade to my current IM 10g. Here's where it gets unique.... I currently have all my equipment running on the IM 10g with only a sicce 1.0 and heater on the 20g (No lights). Also I have had to travel about three out of the four weeks it has been running. This means since the ATO is on my 10g, whenever the tank ran low the wife would unplug it until I got home days later to plug it in. So my questions are: 1 - Would the "gunk" from previously used be enough to start the cycle? I am certain there was some algae that was still living and had died off after starting the tank up. 2 - I am currently reading 0 ammonia with my redsea test kit, have I cycled and am ready for a sacrificial snail? 3 - Is running the tank with no lights and at time no flow preventing the cycle from even starting?