40g Innovative Marine

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by enaldy, Feb 16, 2019.

  1. enaldy

    enaldy Supporting Member

    So.. just started the building for my new tank.
    It is a 40g Innovative Marine, I will be using a DYI LED fixture that I have (maybe put some T5s on the mix).
    Huge tanks to @ashburn2k & @Jeff Rehling for the rocks.. and @Bruce Spiegelman for the help finding the tank!

    Started building the aquascape yesterday (still working on it):


    Well.. the pictures are not very good, but once in the tank It will look nice.. some floating parts and caves!

    Will try to keep this update as much as I can!

    tips and criticism welcome :)
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  2. enaldy

    enaldy Supporting Member

    By the way.. I am going Bare Bottom on this tank.
    Should I use starboard plastic or something like that on the bottom?
    Also heard that ABS Boards are a good option
  3. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    As long as your rock structures are steady, no starboard is necessary. Just be careful when you do your "floating parts" that it actually holds itself up and doesn't easily tip over.
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  4. enaldy

    enaldy Supporting Member

    It's pretty well balanced.. most of the weight is on the back, so it won't tip over.
    I am also planning on gluing/epoxying the structure on the bottom.

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  5. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    I wouldn't glue your rocks to the tank, if it's very steady there really is no reason to do it. Corals will grow sure, but presumably you'll have corals everywhere along your structure so it should be fine.
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  6. enaldy

    enaldy Supporting Member

    Got it

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  7. I'm so glad that worked out for you! It was a fantastic deal on a great tank.
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  8. enaldy

    enaldy Supporting Member

    Yep.. the tank is in a really good condition.
    The guy is also really nice.

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  9. enaldy

    enaldy Supporting Member

    I guess an update is due
    Running a IM ghost skimmer ( not liking it but let's give it another couple of days).
    Already have some corals in it from the other tank, and they are actually looking better than ever

    Now have to get two small wavemkers to increase flow, was thinking on two jebao wp4 or 8.

    Already had two of those and they are cheap and reliable (at least on my tanks).


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  10. enaldy

    enaldy Supporting Member

    This heat is killing me!

    Woke up today to a tank not looking good at all!

    The temperature was 33c and everything was closed up and red montipora was halfway dead!

    Since I don't have a chiller, threw some ice in it (have more in the making), and did a quick water change (since it had a really strong smell already).

    At least, FedEx arrived with some food stuff that had ice packs in it! Well.. they are in now lol!

    Temperature is down, and "some" stuff is opening up!

    It sucks!
  11. enaldy

    enaldy Supporting Member

    A pic from a few days ago... [​IMG]

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  12. Do you have a fan for the tank? Can you increase surface agitation? How high has the temp gotten?
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  13. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster Staff Member

    def blow fan on the top. what's 33C ?
  14. NelsonCh

    NelsonCh Supporting Member

    33C is like 90F

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  15. Oh --not good. If you need a chiller I can lend you one. Bad news is it's oversized for your tank, but its controllable. Other bad news is you'd have to pick it up in Elk Grove as I don't have it here.
  16. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster Staff Member

    But good news is that everything is back to normal tmw. And time to thinking about cooling down the road for your tank.

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  17. There's also a number of chillers on Craigslist right now in the $300-$350 range. If you contact any of them ask if they will take trade (all or part) . I'll be happy to giveyou some high end coral to help get you one. I've got a frag tank full right now and am happy to help save your corals.
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  18. enaldy

    enaldy Supporting Member

    33c was the highest.. I guess the heater has failed too! Because it's really high.

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  19. enaldy

    enaldy Supporting Member

    Thank you so much thou... I am controlling with some ice packs now.. luckily I am working from home.
    But thanks again.

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  20. enaldy

    enaldy Supporting Member

    That's true!

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