after weeks of waiting my IM fusion 30l has finally arrived. This tank is a warranty replant to my nuvo24 which sadly cracked around the bent glass corner. As traumatic of an experience as that was I’m happy to have the new tank
The 30l is a very sleak looking all in one. The glass is Much thicker than the nuvo24 and is is very high in clarity (low iron). I splurged for the stand as well which wasn’t cheap.. But matches the tank perfectly.
Loading up the goods!
The stand in its freshly unboxed state. Every panels is a thick what looks to be MDF covered In veneer
Mid way through the stand busing I decided to leak test the tank.. All was well except a small leak from the bottom of the second baffle to the center on One side.. It was a small leak relative to the 99% that would spill over the top..so I choose to ignore it and continue my build
Well deciding to be proper and do things right I swapped out the power receptacle for a GFCI
And level the stand. Luckily it was perfect right off the bat!
Once the stand was build I wanted to have an easy power center to turn things on and off and prevent trying to find pump or heater cords during a water change. I settled on a DJ light controller.. Unfortunately it was a little to wide and nasty to cut!! The hacksaw barely put a dent in it… I Ended up resorting to a circular saw with a metal grinding blade to get the jon done
Next I needed to make a groove for the cabinet latch to slide it in
This take is in my living room and mode of a show piece… I wanted it pretty inside and out so I added a wall board to mount my controllers and hide the wires, plugs and UPS.
The end result worked out great!
And I do say this is one of the cleanest my reef supplies have been in ages. My next few projects will be a dosing pump stand and an acrylic dosing reservoir
Next steps will be building a doser stand and an acrylic dosing container
With the stand level and my master power center setup it was time to start transferring the goods the temporary tank to their new home.
Let’s just say the rock was cooperating and I was up until 2am arranging it until I found something I liked.
I still need to place all the sand bed corals, slowly but surely.
For filtration I’m using chemo pure blue, stock return pump connected to 2x soon steams.
Tomorrow I’m going to try connecting 1 pump to each nozzle to double the flow. The mail man is slated to bring me gifts of ball vaves so I can dial it down a tad 🙂
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