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  1. Porkpie5000

    Steve & Belinda's IM Fusion 10

    Hey Everybody! We’ve been lurking for a couple months and decided it was about time we started a journal. Background - We had a 75G mixed reef about 15 years ago. It was a ReefReady Oceanic with a refugium/sump, skimmer, and metal halides. It was a lot of fun but eventually the maintenance didn’t fit with our schedules and we decided to get out of the hobby for a while. About 5 years ago we got back in with a 5G Ecoxotic EcoPico. It was filtered by a MarinePure ROCK and a Koralia 240. We eventually bumped up against the constraints of that system and decided to get something a little bigger with some more flexible filtration options… and here we are. The ATO, heater, fan, and temp controller came over from the EcoPico. Everything else is new. We tried the MarinePure ROCK in the new tank but it was just really boring looking so we switched to the CaribSea Life Rock and put some MarinePure spheres in the fuge basket. Equipment: IM Fusion Nano 10 Asta 20 LED NanoBox Mini Tide Plus M IM MightyJet Desktop return pump IM Wavelink Desktop circulation pump InTank Media Basket InTank Fuge Basket Tunze Nano Osmolator ATO 2.5 Gallon Aqueon as ATO reservoir Cobalt 25W Neo-Therm Arctic Breeze Mobile USB Fan Bayite Temperature Controller VCA Random Flow Generator CyberPower 1350 UPS Dry Goods: CaribSea Life Rock Shapes CaribSea Dry Aragonite Fritz RPM Salt Filtration: MarinePure Spheres (in the fuge basket) Filter Floss (in the media basket) Chemi-Pure Blue Nano (in the media basket) Fish: None Currently Inverts: Snails (whatever is left of the 5.5G Crew from Reef Cleaners) Blue Leg Hermits x 2 Tisbe pods from Pod Your Reef Corals: Various Mushrooms GSP Candy Cane Toadstool Leather Various Zoas Bird’s Nest 9/15/2018 - You can see the leather in the reflection back in the corner. The ramekin has a loose mushroom in it that I'm trying to coax into attaching to a frag disk.
  2. UPDATE: Most Recent FTS 8/18/18 (***The following description was back in July 2015) Hey guys so I've had my nuvo fusion for about 4 months now (3/15/15 start date), and things look pretty good so far from what I can tell. (Besides a Cyano problem, a little bit of bubble algae, and my nano tunze ATO flood malfunction) I work as an electrician during the day (11 years now) and a fish hobbyist at night. I have been into fishkeeping for over 10 years now and I've always wanted a nice nano salt tank. So about 4 months ago I decided to upgrade my small crappy 5 gallon salt tank to a nice AIO. I chose the nuvo fusion and I am VERY happy with it so far, here's what I'm working with.... Setup: (current as if 3/17/18) -Innovative marine nuvo Fusion 10 gallon -Kessil a160we (with gooseneck and 90 degree attachment... with the spectral controller) -Tunze Silence 1073.008 pump (used as an upgrade rather than using the weak stock pump) -Hydor Koralia 425 (powerhead) -Hydor Koralia Smart Wave (powerhead controller) -Tunze Osmolator Nano (ATO) 2.2 gallon kalkwasser mix -IM Spin Stream attachment -IM Ghost skimmer (protein skimmer) -Finnex 50 watt titanium heater -Cobalt neo therm 50 watt back up heat -Tunze Mini pump 5024.040_A (very nice tiny poverhead type pump for caves or bottom flow) -Power center by coralife (makes things so much easier to unplug...it's like my power controller center) -Custom caddy with chemi-pure blue nano, purgen and phosguard -10 lbs of live sand -8Lbs of dry rock Livestock: (Livestock has been updated as of 3/17/18) Tail spot blenny 1 Barnacle blenny 2 Royal Gramma 1 false clown 1 dwarf zebra hermits 5 turbo snails 2 blue legged hermit 1 nassarius snails 2 cleaner shrimp1 Corals: (corals have been updated as of 3/17/18) zoas acans blasto palys hammer candy cane duncan Favia Ricorida mushrooms Yuma mushroom Rhodactis mushroom Gsp Montiporas
  3. FREE EVENT! LIVE CALL! GIVEAWAY!REGISTER: https://mdshop.us/REGISTER5Date: Fri Sept 21, 2018Time: 12pm PST | 1pm MST | 2pm CST | 3pm ESTDial-in number: (563) 999-2090Meeting Code: 292047#Alternative # in case you have trouble dialing in: 206-451-6018Press *6 to ask a question during the Q&A session. From nano all-in-ones to larger plumbed tanks, Innovative Marine is always stepping up their game. We’ll talk to Marketing Director Royce Suzuki about all of IM's new aquariums and gadgets. Learn about their UV sterilizers, controllable pumps for AIOs, the cool fiber balls in their PurityPack and MORE! Ask all the questions you've been wanting to know about the company and their products.We will get started promptly so try to dial in a few minutes early. Q&A will be at the end.Availability for this event is limited! Slots will be filled on a first-come, first serve basis. We have giveaways on the call!Registration sheet: https://mdshop.us/REGISTER5(You do not have to register to dial in to the call but giveaways are only for registered participants)
  4. I have used this site so much in my research that I thought it would be best to chronicle my journey here. I am new to reefing and after half a dozen books and countless hours online I finally took the plunge and bought an IM Fusion Peninsula 20. For lighting I found a good deal on a Current Orbit Marine PRO 24" and so far I really like it (but then again, I'm new so not much to compare it too). I also swapped out the filter sock for an inTank media basket and changed the stock pump to an Eheim compact 1000 after a few days of dealing with the noise (this tank is on my custom built work desk). The tank has 20 lbs of live rock from the LFS and 10 lbs of CaribSea Ocean Direct sand. I also added a Jebao SW-2 powerhead to the back wall and an IM Hydrofill hooked up to a TOM Aqua Lifter for ATO. There is a 75w Cobalt Neo-Therm heater in the third chamber as well. Here it is the day I flooded it: I mixed my own salt with RO water from the LFS that I transported back to my house in truckload of Home Depot buckets. I used Tropic Marin Bio-Actif and did the mixing in a new Rubbermaid Brute 28 gallon recycle bin with a heater and cheap powerhead. I installed my new RO/DI system a few days later and my TDS is zero. I rigged it up so I could bypass the deionization if I wanted drinking water. Here it all is under the sink: It has an dual in-line TDS meter measuring both RO and RO/DI separately. I calibrated it to my handheld TDS meter and it reads true. Red hose is for fish, blue hose is for me. The tank I have been using to store RO/DI has an air release port that the water line fits into perfectly. I used a sharpie to make the measurement marks on the jug more visible from across the room. I have a 1/4" airline from my ATO pump running into the same hole when it is set up near the tank for that purpose.
  5. ReeferND

    30l Build

    Hey everyone! I have been wanting to setup a reef tank for many years. Recently, my work allowed me to build a reef for a display (red sea 750xxl) and since then I have been eager to start my own. As a fairly new reefer, I cannot describe how important forums like this were for me so I have decided to become part of the community and document the progress of my new build: innovative marine 30l. Today I got a shipment of supplies from BRS (love this company, see picture below)! Very exciting but still have another shipment coming next month after my rock is finished curing. I got the 30l package from BRS but upgraded the sand and several other things from stock. I will be posting periodically as major updates occur. Please ask me any questions and provide any insight you can. Knowledge is power in this hobby! I also built my own stand using a vanity obtained from local hardware store and 2x4 construction. If you would like input on how to build a stand like this let me know.
  6. Hello Everyone, I am new to the forum and new to the hobby. This is my first attempt at keeping a saltwater reef tank so I'm sure I will need lots of advice along the way. The tank was started on 9/7/2018 so it has been running for just over a week. Currently my setup is... Equipment: 20G IM Nuvo Fusion Orbit Marine Pro LED (Dual Fixtures) with Ramp Controller 75W Jager Trutemp Heater Tunze Turbelle Nanostream 6015 Powerhead 2X Spin Stream Nozzles Chaetomax Refugium Light Digital Thermometer Rock and Sand: 20 lbs live sand - Arag Alive West Caribbean Reef 20 lbs Liferock Dry Rock 2 lbs Live Rock (from LFS) Macro Algae: I purchased a clump of Chaeto from the local fish store for the refugium and got a couple a freebies buried inside. I believe they are Red Razor Bryothamnion and Gracilaria Hayi. FTS (9/10/18) : I am still playing with the settings on the ramp controller. If anyone wants to share their recommendation for a good light cycle on the Orbit Marine Pro that would be great. I look forward to sharing my progress and documenting the evolution of this tank.
  7. Greetings Nano-Reef.com - Got started on this tank in early June as a hobby to start with my young kids. Did a fishless cycle (raw shrimp method) for roughly a month and have been progressing/learning slowly ever since. Not too many other moves happening until i feel comfortable and prepared. Here's a quick Rundown: Equipment: IM Nuvo Fusion 10 Kessil A80 Tuna Blue w. Spectral Controller IM CustomCaddy Media Basket Sicce Syncra .5 Pump w. Spinstream Eheim Jaeger 50W Heater Tunze Nano Osmolator Filtration: Filter Floss (replaced every 2-3 days) 10 lbs Aquamaxx EcoRock .5 lbs live rock form LFS to help seed tank 10 lbs live sand Livestock: 1 Black Snowflake Clown 1 Bonded Hi-Fin Rose Goby/Pistol Shrimp 8 Blue Legged Hermit Crabs 1 Nassarius Snail 1 Cerith Snail Starting out Shot: A day Later: FTS - 8/31/18 FTS - 8/19/18
  8. Nano_Addict

    Nano Addict's 20g Fusion

    Well, here goes! After having been out of the reefing world since 2007, this past December I decided to start up a simple 10g tank... a few fish, some corals, nothing fancy. Of course I underestimated how much I love this hobby and couldn't resist the urge for something just a little bigger with a few more bells and whistles. Enter the IM 20 Fusion... the box was bigger than expected upon arrival, pretty sure the UPS man was cursing me while hauling it out of the truck at 830pm. Equipment - 20 gallon Innovative Marine Fusion (Actual volume ~14 gallons) - Stock return pump - Hydor Koralia 240 Powerhead x2 - Aqamai KPS powerhead - Finnex HMO 50W Heater - Smart Micro ATO - Nanobox Duo Plus Filtration - Innovative Marine 200 micron filter sock (left chamber) - IM media caddy with filter floss and chemipure blue - Chaeto reactor - ~20lbs live rock - ~20lbs aragalive live sand Stocking - True Percula Clown x2 - Sixline Wrasse - High Fin Red-Banded Goby - Yellow watchman goby - Jawfish - tailspot blenny - Various zoanthid and palys - Pipe organ - Acans - Ricordea Not gonna fit down the hallway like this BRS did a great job with the exterior packaging and the tank itself was well secured within the interior box. Looks great on the stand I debated doing a full tank switch in one day, but opted for patience and decided to allow the 20g to cycle using water from the 10g and some of the established sandbed. The 20g is going where the 10 is currently sitting, going to have to perform some delicate moving to make room... With some help from the fiance' we got both tanks moved, now I just have to level up the stand and get some water in this thing, then going hunting for some additional live rock! Right now, everything is still stock on the IM20, debating upgrading the return pump for a little more flow any and all suggestions are welcome!
  9. This is my third tank! Started the cycle for the tank on June 22nd. Will be moving at the end of July so won't be adding any livestock to the tank until August. Using Indo-Pacific live sand, BRS Reef Saver rock, and Red Sea Coral Pro salt. Just added the light on July 8th. Diatoms are beginning to grow! Equipment List stock pump (slight noise doesn't bother me) - after breaking in the noise is equivalent to a quiet fan IM custom caddy with filter floss - chemi-pure blue, and live rock rubble Kessil A80 Tuna blue with gooseneck Kessil A series spectral controller Cobalt Neotherm 50w heater AutoAqua smart ATO micro
  10. I've been on the periphery of the hobby for over a year now. As soon as I stumbled into it I was hooked. The combination of science, art, and living pets inspired me deeply. I instantly went from not even knowing about the hobby to suddenly wanting to know everything! To make sure I didn't jump into anything to hastily I gave myself a solid year to seriously contemplate things and do my homework. I mean seriously doing my research, not just masturbating to coral porn. Build a 10g Nano Reef for JUST $275 Then a few months ago I saw a YouTube video from Marine Depot that was something like, "Build a Nano Reef for just $275." They built a bare-bones system with an IM Fusion 10 that would probably be fine for the easiest softies. I don't care for softies. I know everyone starts with them, but I'm just not even interested in bothering. My favorite corals are Montipora (digitata) and Acropora (vermiculata, tenuis). I like a lot of LPS too. Zoas are the closest thing to soft corals that I have any interest in, but even they would languish under their light. But this Marine Depot build got me thinking about getting off the fence. I loved the form factor of the Nuvo 10, since that would fit perfectly next to my desk. So let's do it right, and start by adding a zero to the budget. Build a 10g Nano Reef for JUST $2,750 I despise conspicuous consumption so please do not take me for some rich kid showing off. I'm a grown man who will make rational investments for personal edification. See that shit? I just used "edification" correctly in a sentence. Grown man! If I want to learn to keep SPS, I need to make the investment in keeping these critters alive and healthy. So forget all that piddly nonsense Marine Depot was trying to sling, here is the package I put together: Hardware Tank: IM Fusion Nano 10 Lighting: Kessil A80 (I was tempted by the Nanobox Lights popular here, but this needs to be a silent build!) Skimmer: IM Ghost Skimmer Return: Sicce Syncra Silent Main Powerheaad: Aqamai KPS Controller: Neptune Apex 2016 Hardware Regrets The IM SpinStream nozzle was hugely unnecessary in this tank with a powerhead. And ****ING LOUD! Hardware Extravagances I wrestled for a solid week on whether or not I should get the Apex 2016; or any of the much cheaper options. I think it is over-priced by about $300, and I hate getting bilked. I want to keep this all as stress-free as possible, so I ultimately decided it would be an insurance policy for the tank and a sleep aid for me. The ORP is probably the only thing on here I won't use. I'm comfortable with coding and was instantly coming up with my own schemes in the controller. I also really like the features in the upgraded EB832 powerbar. With such a small water volume I need to know the second something fails. I really want to keep this hobby as stress free as possible. First Month I'm primarily going to be documenting my experiences on my YouTube channel, but I'll use this thread for supplemental stuff. If you like what you see, please subscribe! I'm nearing 5,000 subs and want to hit that milestone! Let's find out if a newbie can just show up and pull off a SPS Nano Tank if he's done his homework! August 2017 Update: I finally got to add corals to the tank this month! There were a lot of ups and downs along the way, but I'm still engaged in the hobby! September 2017 Update: Despite having no fish in my fish tank, I had a very eventful September in reefing! This video also includes reviews for the Aqamai KPS powerhead (an affordable programmable powerhead) as well the Seneye Reef ammonia & pH monitor. October 2017 Update: Things are doing great in the tank this month! No coral deaths! I didn't even lose a single Zoa polyp! My parameters are all stabilizing nicely. In this month's video I complete my review for the Seneye Reef Monitor, and talk about how I supplement with Kalkwasser and Vodka. November Update It's happening! It's all finally coming together for me. I've got the water chemistry stabilized to the point that I think I can start adding Acros to the tank! January 2018: The tank has been going for 6 months, and has managed to keep fish alive for the last 2 of those! I'm now out of the woods yet though and continue to have some challenges keeping the water chemistry stable in this 10 Gallon Nano!
  11. bageezus

    Bageezus's IM Nuvo 20

    Okay so I decided to get back into reef keeping. I still have a few freshwater tanks sitting around and finally just got the itch to start up a new tank. I decided to go with a IM Nuvo 20. Innovative Marine Nuvo Fusion 20 gal Equipment list: Lighting : Kessil A160WE Controllers : Kessil light controller Wave Makers : EcoTech Marine VorTech MP10wQD Propeller Pump w/ Wireless QuietDrive Driver (Not yet purchased) Media Baskets : IM AUQA Gadget CustomCaddy (Planning on running Chemi-Pure Elite and Purigen) Reactor : IMAUQA Gadget MiniMax All-In-One Media Reactor (Planning on running GFO) Skimmer: IM ghost skimmer ATO: JBJ ATO ATO Reservoir : IM AUQA Gadget HydroFill Ti Auto Top Off ATO Reservoir (Not yet purchased) Return Pumps : Single MJ1200 Heater : Cobalt Aquatics 75w Neo Therm Live Rock : CaribSea Life Rock - 20 lbs Live Sand : CaribSea Arag-Alive Special Grade Reef Sand 20 lb Salt : Red Sea Coral Pro Salt Mix Water Filtration : 4 Stage 75GPD Value RO/DI System (Will add on TDS inline meter) This was a good size order and after I let my tank cycle, I will begin to purchase my lighting and wave maker. Everything was ordered today, so hopefully I will have it all by mid week. Still deciding if I want this to be a bedroom tank or a living room tank...
  12. Top shot (Oct 2017) FTS (May 2017) ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Yes...another IM 10 thread. Sorry folks. Brief history, I started with a pico reef in a Fluval spec lll which ran very well so I upgraded to an Eheim Aquastyle 9gal cube. The cube also ran very well and it was the first venture into sps and other stonies. From there, I went thru a shallow tank phase and went with an ADA 60f. After realizing the major benefits of having in-tank filtration system, I've decided to move over everything (yet again) to an IM 10 Fusion using all of my equipment from previous set ups. Teeny's reef also was a big inspiration. So here we go. The set up and equipment plan Innovative Marine Fusion 10 gallon Nanobox reef tide M Ecotech Vortech MP10 Jabeo 4 pump dosing system Smart ATO Micro Aqueon 50 heater Finnex 50 Red Sea Coral Pro Salt Skimmer by Mame Eshopps Nano Floss and chemipure blue Nature's ocean bio activ live aragonite (10 lbs) Dosing Bionic Calcium (daily) Bionic Alkalinity (daily) Reef Plus (weekly) Red Sea No3/phosphate remover (sometimes) Reefroids (weekly) Acropower (weekly) Tank came in a few days ago. I find the label kinda funny - some stock broker on the phone with reef on his desk Excellent quality tank. This sock filter thingy that it came with sucks and it just wont work. Don't see myself using this so I went ahead and ordered a custom caddy media basket. Here's the current ADA 8.6gal shallow with the inhabitants that I'm planning to transfer. It's a decent mix of acros, digitatas, caps, poscillaporas, pavonas and stylos along with some LPS and a couple of softies. FTS: October 1, 2016 Old tank shot from the Eheim cube. I think about 85% survived moves and are still with me today. FTS: February 25, 2016 Waiting for the stand to come in along with the skimmer and other stuff. Will keep you all posted. Thanks for visiting.
  13. This will be a tank thread for the IM Nuvo Fusion 25 I just setup on Saturday (10/8/16) This will be my third reef tank but my first time with a nano. Very happy with the quality of these IM tanks. My plan is to keep things simple on this bedroom apartment tank and reuse some stuff I have around from my old 60g cube. Going without sand or a skimmer for now. I want to stock clowns and BTAs probably with some softies like gsp or xenia. Equipment List: IM Nuvo 25 Jebao PP4 Radion Pro Cobalt Neotherm 100w heater Tunze Osmolator Using ESV salt and a Spectrapure 90gpd RODI Setup and week 1 pics: [/u [/url] [/url] [/url] [/url]
  14. Hi everyone, I have been posting sporadically on here asking question regarding my tank build but here is my official build thread! A little background, this will be my first attempt at my own reef tank but my parents have had one for years. I just finished graduate school a couple months ago and decided to take the plunge and get into reefing myself! My equipment list is as follows: IM Fusion 20 Gallon Custom Stand (still being made, counter-top will suffice for the cycle) Nanobox Duo plus M (waiting to receive, cycle will run without light on anyway) Sicce Syncra Silent 1.5 100W heater IM Custom Caddy IM Spinstreams x2 (arriving today) 15lbs Pukani Live Rock 20lbs CaribSea Special grade sand I do not want to run a skimmer on this tank so I am still trying to decide what to do with the two inner chambers. I plan to eventually run chemipure blue and carbon in the custom caddy along with fliter floss. I will probably be purchasing another caddie and place filter floss and marine pure spheres in it for more biological filtration. I am also contemplating plumbing an algae reactor in my stand for nutrient export (pump in one of the two internal chambers) but that is still up in the air. Any thoughts on what I should put in the last chamber? I still have lots of rock work to do but I was trying to get everything setup and running last night and this is where I ended up. Before Water Just Filled After some rock work Like I said I am sure I will move the scape around a million times before I am settled on something I really like but I appreciate all thoughts and suggestions!!
  15. I didn’t want the start this journal too early, while waiting for equipment and such, but now almost everything is together and running. Tech specs? IM 14 “Peninsula” Kessil A80 on 50¢ Analog timer Aqamai KPS Wavemaker Intank Media Basket Post cycle media -Floss -Chemipure Blue Nano/Polish Pad -Seachem Matrix Cobalt Neotherm 75w Heater Micro Smart ATO Stock pump Caribsea dry sand Reefcleaners and BRS Reef Saver Rock I am fairly certain I’m actually going to downgrade the stock return pump. The thing is noisy as noisy gets, and my MJ600 will put the filtration flow closer to 10x. This tank comes with the same pump as their 20, @211gph. Since I’m not relying on the return for actual water movement/flow, I don’t think I will miss the reduction. Currently the tank tank is being ghost fed, and as soon as I see some ammonia I’ll be giving it a bottle of dr tim’s over two daily doses like the last tank and see what happens. Is it picture time? Tank filled with equipment Vinyl backing I put on since it’s against the wall. Tank will be viewed more like a traditional rectangle. It came out smoooooth! Empty with my 40b reflection Opening up my reefcleaner’s rock! Big guy was very curious. All the rock. Top left was my left over BRS stuff. I’ll say that the RC rock has nicer characteristics in regards to holes/crevices, but I ended up with a lot of blocky/square pieces that I had a hard time getting to really “click” together. There was a lot of claw hammer time. I spent around 4 hours trying to make the pile of rocks not look like a pile of rocks. I’m pretty happy with where I left it. The A80 has a seriously attractive effect on the tank as well.
  16. FTS: 5th May 2018 Hi all 😁 Thought I'd start a thread to share the progress of my nsw IM fusion 20 reef tank. I've recently upgraded from a aqua one nanoreef 35 that had been running for 3+yrs. This is my progress so far : Equipment: Stock return pump (will be upgraded in the future but working well for now) Jebao sw-2 wave maker eheim 150watt heater Two im 18w skkyelights 1 Asta full spectrum nano light 20lb caribsea live sand Live stock: Two ocellaris tank bred clown fish. One red fire fish. Corals: Mettalic green star polyps Assorted zoas Pink hystrix/birdsnest Yellow bottle brush acapora Orange plating montipora Yellow and green montipora hirsuta blue discosoma Green striped discsosoma Red rainbow acan Blood eyed favia Cuc: one blue black legged hermit crab One true peppermint shrimp Various snails Pics 😁🌊 Picked up the tank from Innovation Aquatics in Southampton 🤩 Cabinet. Storage inside cabinet for fishy stuff Filling it up 18hrs later all cleared. Over next 24hrs everything was moved across FTS : 2nd May 2018
  17. dvs1986

    DVS 25 Lagoon

    Hi Everyone! I recently set up my 25 lagoon after tearing down my Fluval evo 13, and am thrilled to get it underway. I mistakenly posted it in the tank journal section, but would rather keep it updated in this section of the forum. So far my build goes like this. Right now all the corals in my tank are just jammed in there as it was getting late, and i just wanted to make sure things were alive. So far, so good, no losses. I thought i might have lost my Tailspot Blenny, but he showed up last night. I was really worried i may have smushed him under a rock. I'll post some pictures once things are glued down and looking good. Thanks for taking a look! You can see more of my build progress on instagram too if youre interested @dvs_evo13 is my user name. Also, if anyone else is interested in the 3D printed floss holders, i got the file here. They were built buy a user on Reef Central named twitchy. they fit awesome, and work great. i printed 2 holders for 10$ locally. Lots cheaper than the floss holders on amazon. Build List: IM Lagoon 25 100w Cobalt Neotherm Heater Sicce 1.5 Return Pump 3D Printed Floss Holders AI Prime HD BRS DIY Screen Top 20lbs Fiji Pink Sand Live Stock: Tail Spot Blenny Coral: Setosa Green Monti Cap Red Monti Cap Sunset Monti ORA Birdsnest Panope Birdsnest Miyagi Tort RMF Biohazard Red Robin Acro Red Mili Green Stag Red/Green Candy Canes Neon Green Candy Canes Blue Candy Canes Splatter Toxic Hammer Purple Octospawn Yellow Octospawn multicolor frogspawn Purple tip green frogspawn Green Pocilipora Blasto Wellsi BLasto Merletti Neon Green Toadstool Purple Gorgonia Utter Chaos Scrabled Eggs Sunny Ds Radioactive Dragon eyes Japanese Sunburst Zoas Red Chalice Miami Hurrican Chalice Green Duncans Blue Duncans Acan Lords (4) ASD War Coral Bowerbanki Superman rhodactis mushroom Green Fungia Plate ...i think i got it all.. Future Buys: 2-3 more fish (Clown, Royal Gramma, Not sure on the last one) Bubble Gum Digi Aussie Gold Torch Cali Tort Green Slimer Other lower end SPS 1 Trochus Snail (Planning to get 2 more) 5-6 Blue legged Hermits (trading in for small snails) Mangrove Pod
  18. Kosta Fusion 10 Gallon

    Aquamaxx HOB 1.5 skimmer on Nuvo 20?!?!

    As the title says, can someone tell me if i can fit an aquamaxx hob 1.5 skimmer on the nuvo 20!?!! i’ve seen it possible on the nuvo 30L but never seen it on the 20! Let me know! Thanks
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  20. After being out of the reefing hobby for a bit, got the bug again and decided to go nano! Wanted a smallish AIO and the IM Nuvo Fusion 10 fit the bill. Below is a link to a short video of me setting it up (including a serious brain-fart!) and a couple of pics. I'll post updates periodically.
  21. FTS/Top-down progression! March 31, 2018: March 2018: February 2018: January 2018: October 2017: July 2017: *Disclaimer: the photo quality seemed a lot better on my phone now that I'm seeing them on the computer. Sorry for the bad quality! For older photos and set-up, please keep reading! Hello and thank you for stopping in! I hope to use this as a diary for myself, but I so enjoy seeing other Lagoons that I thought I would document mine for others to see also. Let me preface this by introducing myself! I'm a Canadian reefer and I share a common addiction with many of you. I first ventured into saltwater reef tanks in the spring of 2016 with a used (and a then-10-year-old-unit!!) JBJ Nano Cube 12g and I was instantly hooked. In January, so a little over a year ago now, I had decided on an IM Lagoon 25g as being the perfect next step for me, keeping the 12g running. Sadly, the old 12g finally kicked the bucket in the spring of 2017. Really, the hood/fans/lights went on it. Could have been an easy fix, but it was a better decision at that time to take down the 12g and put my focus into making the 25g the best I could make it! I kept and used everything in the 12g except my dear clown, which I sold to a great home. She loved Xenia! With that out of the way! Whew. I'd like to start by putting up all of the word stuff and then a photo progression. Let's begin... It all began on a wintery January 21, 2017: Tank: - Innovative Marine NUVO Aquarium - Fusion Lagoon 25 Gallon (no sump) - DIY stand (sort of, you'll see) Flow: - Stock pump - Jebao PP-4 Wavemaker Heaters: - Eheim Jager TruTemp Submersible 50W - Fluval M50 Submersible (50W) Light: - Aqua Illumination Prime + mounting arm ATO: - AUTOAQUA Smart ATO micro + 2g reservoir Water: - Purchased by 5g bottles of RO at store, has done me well, but would like to upgrade eventually - Plan is to go with a 4-stage Spectrapure RO/DI unit. Just need to pull the trigger already and do it. - November 2017: I did it! SpectraPure CSPDI 2:1 Manual Flush 90-GPD RO/DI Rock, Salt & Sand: - Marco Rock (~15 lbs, want/need more!) Now at least 25lbs. - CaribSea Arag Alive Fiji Pink Sand (20 lb. bag) - Red Sea Salt (175g blue bucket) Switched to Fritz RPM, thinking of switching to plain Instant Ocean Misc: - Innovative Marine Mesh Screen Lid Kit (lol we will look into this later...) - Innovative Marine Custom Caddy Marine Basket (Nano) x2 - Stock filter socks (not in use) - Filter floss - Chemi-pure Elite, Chemi-pure Blue, Purigen and regular GAC on standby Since the summer 2017 I've been running Chemipure-Elite; in November 2017 supplemented ROX 8.0 carbon; February 2018 started using Purigen - Test kits: Red Sea Marine Care Test Kit (ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, pH and alk), Salifert for calcium, magnesium and alkalinity - Refractometer: ATC Vertex (also use a Sybon); November 2017: after suspecting some salinity issues, I've been calibrating using Brightwell, Tropic Marin AND PinPoint calibration solutions Notes on Maintenance: - Weekly ~3-5 gallon water changes. Every. Week. No excuses! - Currently only running filter floss and a little carbon/GFO in the caddy - No protein skimmer (yet); now running Reef Octopus NS80! - No dosing (yet); February 2018: waiting for ESV B-Ionic to arrive next week Fish: - Yellow Watchman Goby, ~1.5 inches (added March 30, 2017) RIP my little jumping bean - 2x Black Misbar Ocellaris, ~1.75 inches (added March 31, 2017); February 2018: approx. 3 inches and 2 inches long - 1x Banggai Cardinalfish, ~2 inches (added July 15, 2017); February 2018: approx. 3 inches long - 1x Citron Goby, ~1.75 inches (added July 15, 2017); February 2018: 2-2.5 inches long - 1x Cherub Angelfish, ~3/4 inch (added February 9, 2018, very tiny!) Inverts: - A lone Blue-legged Hermit - 2x Spiny/Ninja Star snails - 3x Trochus snails - 1 cerith snail - 1 large and 1 small nassarius snail Corals: - Flame Tip BTA; sold! - Duncan - Green and purple-tipped hammers - Neon green trumpet - Sunny D palys - Various dark green zoas - Purple monti cap frag - Red Encrusting Goni (??) frag - Green Button Polyps - Some purple and blue mushrooms - Sour Apple Birdsnest frag - Forest Fire Digi frag - Green star polyps - Toadstool - Kenya tree coral - Fuzzy green mushrooms - Clove polyps - Dragon eye zoas (pink) - Torch Food Stuff: - Calanus Flake Food Omega One Marine Flakes - NLS Thera-A Regular 1mm Pellets - Hikari Bio-Pure Frozen Mysis - Hikari Bio-Pure Frozen Spirulina Brine Shrimp - Hikari Bio-Pure Frozen Krill - Hikari Bio-Pure Frozen Squid (nem's fav) - Omega One Freeze Dried Mysis - Selcon - PE Mysis 1mm pellets - LRS Reef Frenzy - OSI Spirulina Flakes I think that covers the main stuff? I hope I'm not forgetting anything... this is long enough. I like to keep it real simple. The tank is at the office so I can fiddle with them throughout the day, whenever, but it can't be too complicated. Low maintenance is the goal, though I'm so consumed by it that I spend a lot more time on the tank than I really need to. I chose to keep it as low cost as I could, while not compromising with things that are "cheap" and/or unreliable. I've been happy with all purchases so far, no major issues or scares, and will just have to drool over all of the high end equipment others get to play with! Thanks for looking!
  22. 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 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 getting wet clearing up random live stock photos i'll get an under cabinet shot later today.
  23. Update - 02/11/2018 The tank is officially 1.5 months old. Going through the ugly phase. Edit: This is funny. So funny. Apparently I ordered Fusion 20, NOT, the Lagoon 25. I'm not complaining, but I seriously thought I ordered the Lagoon. Oh well, now I dont have to think about the net top. Hello all, I finally took the step of ordering an IM Nuvo Lagoon 25 after admiring all of your beautiful tanks for almost a year. I have experiences in keeping a freshwater planted tank and I am now brave enough to take my snorkel to plunge into the world of a saltwater aquarium. I think saltwater will suit me just like freshwater does, because of my geekiness. My freshwater tank is over-engineered; I use a temperature probe, a light dependent resistor to measure general light level, and 2 Atlas Scientific, ph and conductivity (plus TDS) probes, connected to my Arduino, which is connected to my Raspberry Pi, which is connected to a website that logs live data feed from my tank. I also use a dosing pump to dose macro, micro and glutaraldehyde solutions 7 times each day in small amounts. I have 3 schools of Southeast Asian fish, and I am still not done as I haven't found my centerpiece fish. For my saltwater tank, I am planning to have a minimal amount of fish, preferably 1, up to a maximum of 2 fish. Hopefully, someone can suggest a stunning, centerpiece fish. As for corals, I would like to keep everything, softs, LPS and SPS. But, I would probably stay away from genus like Euphyllia, because I don't think this tank will be big enough for their poofiness. The one coral that I saw that literally took my breath away and probably the reason why I want to set this tank are Chalices. Man, I love how velvety their flesh looks like and how crazy the color of their mouths. I also saw some Leptoseris that looks like the outer hull of the Borg spaceship. So cool. I don't understand the appeal of Scolymia and Cynarina. So, I would like suggestions for my plans and some suggestion regarding stocking. I may use this December to cycle the tank - I have Cycle and Pristine from my freshwater tank and some ammonia too. Will be using dry rock with live sand. Here are my plans; Fauna - Vertebrate One or two fish - Preferably Not Clownfish (nothing against Nemo, but I think it's overdone, it's like the Neon Tetra of freshwater fish) Fauna - Mobile invertebrates (Are these too much? Considering that I only have maximum 2 fish) Fire shrimps X 2 Trochus snails X 2 Nassarius snailx X 2 Blue legged hermit crab X 2 Fauna - Sessile invertebrates (From the highest to lowest priorities) Chalice - Medium light, medium flow Leptoseris - Low light, low flow Cyphastrea - Low light, moderate flow Acropora - High light, high flow Favia - High light, low flow I think its pretty clear that I like encrusting corals with colorful mouths. LOL. Acan (Micromusa) - Low light, low flow Blasto - Low light, low flow Duncan - Medium light, medium flow Ricordea - High light, low flow Zoas - Low light, high flow Encrusting Monti - High light, high flow Hardware (Purchased) Innovative Marine NUVO Aquarium - Fusion Lagoon 25 Tunze comline Skimmer 9001 Aqua Illumination Hydra 26 HD Aqua illumination Hydra Flex Arm Ecotech Marine Vortech MP10wQD Quietdrive Water Care Aquatic Life RODI Buddie Hydrometer ATO Tunze Osmolator 3152 5G Food Grade Water Container Consumables Red Sea ABC Red Sea ABCD Trace Color Red Sea Coral Pro Salt Test kits Central Command Conductivity Probe ph Probe Full isolation shield Temp Probe Arduino Uno Arduino wireless shield Strike Force Etekcity smart plug (Can be hacked to turn on and off from the internet) Jebao DP-4 Auto Dosing Pump - Master A bunch of empty pop bottles for the ABC solutions, I am not gonna shell out money for $40 dosing "containers" 01/09/2018 - Video looks better than picture. 12/27/2017
  24. VIDEO: Will it Fit? SR-60 and SR-80 Aquariums Today we'll show you which items fit—and which do not—into the back chambers of Innovative Marine's two largest aquarium models, the SR-60 and SR-80.
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