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Old 06/26/2017, 12:29 PM   #51
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Been a while, but an update:
Things are going good, sps is slowly regaining color, and Duncan and frogspawn are opening.
Finally got the undertank situation cleaned up and organized. love the dj strip, I can't believe I've never had one before, makes feeding so much easier. Still don't have my brs mini reactor plumbed yet, but you can see where it is mounted.

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1) Plumb reactor
2) Print media shelf to replace one of the filter floss holders so I can run purigen
3) stocking


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Old 06/26/2017, 12:33 PM   #52
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Been a while, but an update:
Things are going good, sps is slowly regaining color, and Duncan and frogspawn are opening.
Finally got the undertank situation cleaned up and organized. love the dj strip, I can't believe I've never had one before, makes feeding so much easier. Still don't have my brs mini reactor plumbed yet, but you can see where it is mounted.

Next steps:
1) Plumb reactor
2) Print media shelf to replace one of the filter floss holders so I can run purigen
3) stocking


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Old 06/30/2017, 11:56 PM   #53
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Starting an IM 14 peninsula. thanks for the ideas. What do you suggest running in the media shelves

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Old 07/01/2017, 08:26 AM   #54
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Starting an IM 14 peninsula. thanks for the ideas. What do you suggest running in the media shelves

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I currently don't have any media shelves, but my plan is to run 2 filter floss holders, 1 media rack in the second chamber that will hold a bag of purigen (i don't plan on running a skimmer), and in the second chamber on the other side have a pump to my brs mini media reactor with carbon and gfo.

If I was you and had media rack with the tank I would run floss up top on both, then on one side run carbon/gfo and the other side run purigen


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Old 07/26/2017, 01:43 PM   #55
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I enjoy you sharing your creativity on this build and it looks terrific. Your control box linked to your ATO pump for water changes is super neat. I sure wish I had the "know-how" to pull that off!


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Old 07/26/2017, 02:01 PM   #56
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I enjoy you sharing your creativity on this build and it looks terrific. Your control box linked to your ATO pump for water changes is super neat. I sure wish I had the "know-how" to pull that off!
Thank you, if you know how to solder I could PM you a circuit diagram if you would like


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Old 07/26/2017, 02:23 PM   #57
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Man I love this tank. Been thinking hard about picking up the same one myself. What are your thoughts on it thus far?


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Old 07/26/2017, 03:04 PM   #58
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Man I love this tank. Been thinking hard about picking up the same one myself. What are your thoughts on it thus far?
It's been a great tank, I'm loving the all in one style tank. Maintenance is so quick and easy. Regret not getting an IM20 years ago.

Only complaint is that the stock pump is not enough flow so I had to put power heads in the display. a new pump is on the list at some point, hopefully that will be enough flow to pull the power heads out and clean up the look a little bit.


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Old 07/26/2017, 07:03 PM   #59
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Yeah the stock pumps are pretty bad. I have a fusion 20 and fusion lagoon 25 and replaced both pumps with sicce 1.0. Still needs a powerhead though.

Edit - sicce 1.5 on the IM25


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Old 07/26/2017, 07:08 PM   #60
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Yeah the stock pumps are pretty bad. I have a fusion 20 and fusion lagoon 25 and replaced both pumps with sicce 1.0. Still needs a powerhead though.
Do you think I could get away with a sicce 1.5 and no power heads? I don't mind having the power head in the display, I just hate the wire running down the side


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Old 07/26/2017, 07:13 PM   #61
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Just went and checked. I'm using a sicce 1.0 on the IM20 but a 1.5 on the IM25. The stock nozzles put a lot of back pressure on the pump though. I think if you went with a 1.5 and opened up the nozzles a bit you might be able to dispense with the PH. I'm a big flow guy though; also have a MP10 on the wall of the IM25 Using one of those really small Jebao PP2 pumps on the IM20 and they're pretty unobtrusive.


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Old 07/27/2017, 05:24 AM   #62
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Just went and checked. I'm using a sicce 1.0 on the IM20 but a 1.5 on the IM25. The stock nozzles put a lot of back pressure on the pump though. I think if you went with a 1.5 and opened up the nozzles a bit you might be able to dispense with the PH. I'm a big flow guy though; also have a MP10 on the wall of the IM25 Using one of those really small Jebao PP2 pumps on the IM20 and they're pretty unobtrusive.
Thanks, then I will definitely go with the 1.5 when I upgrade.
Would you recommend just boring the nozzels out with a drill press? Or can larger nozzels be purchased? Trying to avoid designing and printing new ones if I don't have to


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Old 07/27/2017, 08:20 AM   #63
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I haven't really looked other than to note that they are quite restrictive - both the nozzle and the elbow behind the partition. Maybe if you get rid of the elbow (just use a curve of silicone tubing) and then test with nozzle off versus nozzle on.


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Old 07/27/2017, 03:15 PM   #64
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I like that aquascape!

I'm also setting up the same tank!

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh....php?t=2645407


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Old 07/27/2017, 07:43 PM   #65
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I like that aquascape!

I'm also setting up the same tank!

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh....php?t=2645407
Thanks, I think these tanks scape really nice with their demensions. Ill be sure to check out your thread


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Old 07/28/2017, 05:12 AM   #66
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I upgraded my stock pump to the 1.5 and added two of the larger nano voyagers inside the display. I don't think that's too much flow even. Detritus still settles in some spots for me.


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Old 07/28/2017, 05:22 AM   #67
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I upgraded my stock pump to the 1.5 and added two of the larger nano voyagers inside the display. I don't think that's too much flow even. Detritus still settles in some spots for me.


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Well looks like I'll have to get used to the power heads then, thanks for the input.

Did your display section water level change much when you added the bigger pump? If not I'm contemplating adding a lip to the inside of the overflows to raise it a little bit


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Well looks like I'll have to get used to the power heads then, thanks for the input.

Did your display section water level change much when you added the bigger pump? If not I'm contemplating adding a lip to the inside of the overflows to raise it a little bit

I just added more saltwater to the tank as the sicce 1.5 was pulling more than what was coming through the baffles. With enough water the display level rises. I'm definitely running it much higher than IM says in their manual.


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Old 07/28/2017, 03:06 PM   #69
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What light is this that you are running on the IM25?


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And a little sand and live rock, the stock pump sucks. Too loud to be putting out so little flow... New pump might beat out lighting as my first upgrade




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Old 07/28/2017, 03:23 PM   #70
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What light is this that you are running on the IM25?
That was a light I was running just during cycle, it's an eco Pico LED strip light, it was off my old fluval spec ~2.5gal Pico I was running a few years back.
Right now I'm running an ai prime non-dairy and love it


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Old 07/28/2017, 04:52 PM   #71
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Thanks for the info.

So are you using the AI Prime HD or non HD?

Also, what is the height of your light to the water surface?


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Old 07/28/2017, 05:23 PM   #72
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Thanks for the info.

So are you using the AI Prime HD or non HD?

Also, what is the height of your light to the water surface?
Non-hd sorry not non-dairy haha
and about 9" Above the rim with the flex arm


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Old 07/30/2017, 08:37 AM   #73
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Still looking into these tanks. The depth is 12". Do you know what the actual depth of water is though?

Thanks!


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Old 07/30/2017, 08:54 AM   #74
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Still looking into these tanks. The depth is 12". Do you know what the actual depth of water is though?

Thanks!
The water level is about 1.5-1.25' below the lip depending on how long it's been since I changed out the filter floss.
Hoping when I replace the pump with a sicce 1.5 it will sit at about 1" below the lip.


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Old 07/30/2017, 10:03 AM   #75
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Much appreciated. I was looking at the sicce 1.5 vs 2.0. Can the 2.0 be throttled back enough to not blow everything around but also eliminate the need for additional powerheads? Or is it more the location of the tank outflow pipes that may require additional powerheads?


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