Innovative Marine Fusion 10 build

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by monkeybiz, Sep 29, 2016.

  1. monkeybiz

    monkeybiz Guest

    The owner of my company is really into diving and has two beautiful reef tanks in the office. After some encouraging and nudging, I've decided to setup a nano reef at the office using pieces from my old setups.

    I picked up a IM Fusion 10 tank during the fall sale on marine depot. Inventory list so far is:

    -1st gen MP10
    -Kessil A150w
    -JBJ ATO
    -diy media rack
    -stock return pump

    Still need to pick up a controller, heater, and IM desktop skimmer.
     

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  2. Bruce Spiegelman

    Bruce Spiegelman Supporting Member

    NIce little tank. I just set one up as well. Running it with the MP10 and a Kessil 160. I keep the MP10 on a minimum setting -- its all that's needed. Also not using a skimmer on this tank.
     
  3. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    What are you going to stock it with?
     
  4. Kensington Reefer

    Kensington Reefer Supporting Member

    Tangs I hope!!

    NOT!!
     
  5. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Couple Moorish idols should be good
     
  6. Bruce Spiegelman

    Bruce Spiegelman Supporting Member

    I'm using Felicia's stocking list for a predator tank in my Nuvo 10.
     
  7. monkeybiz

    monkeybiz Guest

    I haven't decided on fish, though it'll probably be a clownfish. As far as corals go, it'll be mostly softies and other hardy corals that will get fragged out of the main office tank.

    Attached is a recent photo of the main tank. its been edited and pieced together from multiple photos to get the colors as close to real life as possible.
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    Last edited: Sep 30, 2016
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  8. monkeybiz

    monkeybiz Guest

    here's pics of a stand i made at work today. frame is made from unistrut and top is a piece of plywood we has laying around. i sanded the plywood and stained it and will post some pictures of it next week. i plan on adding a shelf and back wall to mount all my equipment too.

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  9. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    I hope that steel can handle all that weight. :)
     
  10. monkeybiz

    monkeybiz Guest

    IMG_7610.JPG Stand had been finished and I added rock, sand, and water.

    Still need to setup the reefkeeper and ATO. I might skip the ATO since there's not a whole lot of room back there for the float valves.
     
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  11. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    Welcome back monkey biz!!! Gorgeous set up hope your tank turns out amazing!
     
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  12. Calde0920

    Calde0920 Guest

    Looks good to me will be following along. Do you have pics of diy media rack
     
  13. monkeybiz

    monkeybiz Guest

    Here's a pic of the media rack. It's a pretty crude diy project I did years back for my nuvo 16 tank. There's 2 egg crate shelves, little egg crate handle on top, and sliding removable wall.

    I might go back and redo it now that I have access to decent tools. IMG_7616.JPG
     
  14. monkeybiz

    monkeybiz Guest


    Thanks! Glad to be back in the hobby.

    Added my RKL. I'm a little worried because tank temp was at 72 this morning and the heater was not on. I turned on the heater port through settings and then switched back to auto mode. Heater port is on now but I'm going to have to keep an eye on it to make sure it's turning on and off correctly. IMG_7613.JPG
     
  15. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    Funny: I was looking at the stand, and the lack of shear support, and getting a bit worried.
    But then seeing it with the tank on top, and the relative size....
    Serious overkill. Love it!
     
  16. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    My post was sarcastic.
     
  17. monkeybiz

    monkeybiz Guest

    Yup, stand is definitely overbuilt, especially considering most store bought stands for smaller tanks are made out of particle board or mdf. This stand is probably sturdy enough to support the weight of an 80+ gallon tank.

    Now the exciting part, waiting for the tank to cycle...
     
  18. monkeybiz

    monkeybiz Guest

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    Having a small diatom bloom... the joys of waiting for cycling. Everything has been running pretty smoothly with the RKL ever since I got the whole heater control figured out. Evaporation is the largest challenge right now. I do have a JBJ ATO in place, but don't have a pump to run it yet. Went to Harbor Freight to pick up one of their submersible 158gph pumps but they were sold out.
     
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  19. Calde0920

    Calde0920 Guest

    I need a ato my tank Evaps alot
     
  20. monkeybiz

    monkeybiz Guest


    Mine too. Way more than o was expecting. I keep the tank temp at 75.5 and it's in a temp controlled room, but I feel like I'm having to put 10-12oz a day or more. Luckily we have 2 different RODI filters in our office. So I just walk over and fill up a cup when I get in to the office and another cup when I leave
     
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