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Hey everyone, working on a modification of one of my previous builds. Essentially a whole new build. I am changing my IM25 AIO Fusion Lagoon into a 25 gal shallow with custom sump. I will be using the baffles I take out from the IM25 AIO to use as champers in my sump. The sump will be built in a AquaTop 4 gal cube. There are a number of reasons for this change, one being I was bored and wanted to change it up. Primarily though I out grew the AIO set up and am no longer a fan of the limited space for equipment. I will also say one thing that drives me absolutely nuts about Innovative Marine AIO tanks is the void spaces under the chambers that are impossible to clean. I am a little bit of a crisp clean OCD type and those dirty void spaces I could never clean also lead me to modifying my tank. Equipment as follows. Tank: IM 25 Lagoon Drilled (Two 3/4 returns, One Eshopps Overflow Box Eclipse S) Sump: AquaTop 4gal Custom sump ATO: Autoaqua Micro Smart ATO Return Pump: Jebao DCS-2000 Nano DC Pump w/ Controller 520GPH Flow: Two Ecotech MP10QD Reactors: One IM Desktop Carbon In-Sump, One AquaMaxx FR-SE GFO Hang-on Reactor Skimmer: Coral Box S150 Protein Skimmer Lighting: Nano-Box Duo (Thinking about changing to AI Hydra 26 or 52) Livestock as follows. Four Rose Bubble Tip Anemones Two Clowns One Damsel One Lawnmower Blenny Two Cleaner Shrimp Main reason of using the baffles from the IM25 AIO is so that I could continue using the IM Desktop Filter Socks seeing I have about 20 of them and still use them on my IM10 AIO Taking the acrylic out of the tank was king of a pain. Not to mention about 4" down, just below the overflows there is 1/4" glass backing. I had to use break the large piece of glass in order to save the small glass baffles. The Eshopps Eclipse S Overflow box comes with glass cutting drill bit and template. I used in conjunction with my drill guide. the reason I did not make the overflow flush with the top is I ordered a glass top to sit recessed in the tank 1/4" to slow the evaporation. When this tank was a AIO it went through 2.5 - 3 gallons/week from evaporation. NOTE: The Eshopps Eclipse boxes bulkheads are Slip. Non threaded. None of the retailers listed that info.
Please help! I have a saltwater reef and believe I have an outbreak of brooklynella. The tank started with a royal gramma, azure damsel, and t/r clown. The tank had to move, and during the move I lost the gramma which I assumed was just from the move. About a week later my clown died as well, which I attributed to the move. I added 2 clowns from a reputable store, and shortly after the azure damsel died. Now I recognized that something was wrong, and noticed my clown has something white covering his body which looks a lot like a sunburn peeling/powdery white substance. I think it is brooklynella. The black clown has been shown the white for the week I have had it, and having never owned a black fish, I thought it was just sand kick up and other things that you can see on black fish but not on colored fish. The issue I have is the tank is in college, so there is no possiblity of a QT tank.. I simply can't afford any more room. There are corals in the tank so I can't really treat these fish, so I have no idea what to do. Al that is in there is 2 clowns, blood red shrimp and crabs/snails. I read the only way to get rid of brooklynella is to go fishless, but I have nowhere to put the fish for 6 weeks to treat and kill the parasite in my Display tank. It's awful and this is the last thing I want to do, but I don't know what else can be done except not do anything and if they die, go fishless from that point. Again, a QT tank is impossible with the space I have. What can I do?!?!