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Old 05/11/2018, 07:51 PM   #3526
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I love the new PLS 50

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Old 05/19/2018, 10:23 PM   #3527
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Anyone have an IM50?


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Old 05/20/2018, 06:11 AM   #3528
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I plan on adding a reactor to run some GFO.

It looks like a lot of people are using the IM reactor in chamber 2 or 4. It seems like it would be difficult to adjust the flow to get tumble because you can't see it.

I'm leaning towards a BRS external reactor because I'm tired of working on gimicky gadgets shoved in the back of the tank. On the other hand, one of the appeals of the IM 40 in the first place was no chance of leaks by having anything external to the tank.

Am I overthinking this, should I just get the IM for GFO?

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Old 05/20/2018, 07:08 AM   #3529
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I plan on adding a reactor to run some GFO.

It looks like a lot of people are using the IM reactor in chamber 2 or 4. It seems like it would be difficult to adjust the flow to get tumble because you can't see it.

I'm leaning towards a BRS external reactor because I'm tired of working on gimicky gadgets shoved in the back of the tank. On the other hand, one of the appeals of the IM 40 in the first place was no chance of leaks by having anything external to the tank.

Am I overthinking this, should I just get the IM for GFO?

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I really like the IM reactor. Mine is in chamber 2. My LFS showed me a cool trick on setting it up. Place reactor in a pitcher and adjust. Once you have tumble to your liking mark the in chamber with something, like tape. So when you take it out to clean you know where to line it up.


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Old 05/20/2018, 07:17 AM   #3530
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might be tough but any pics of the setup, im considering the same for my 30L
Sorry I forgot to get back. Bot sure it will help, plus first time adding pic too.


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Old 05/31/2018, 02:45 PM   #3531
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Been away for quite a while....tank has been doing well. Just letting it do its thing. But I get like this. I get the bug and leave it alone for a few months. Thinking this weekend of doing a major cleaning and adding some stuff. I'll post some pics once I have the glass all sparkling and maybe some new additions.

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Old 06/01/2018, 06:51 AM   #3532
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New IM Products

Has anyone seen the new Items coming for our tanks?

There is a AUQA Shield
UV Sterilizer/Clarifier


For those the use the APS stands like me, there is a shelf coming in a few months. Can't wait for this one, and according to IM it can be installed without disassemble one's tank.


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Old 06/01/2018, 06:53 AM   #3533
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Been away for quite a while....tank has been doing well. Just letting it do its thing. But I get like this. I get the bug and leave it alone for a few months. Thinking this weekend of doing a major cleaning and adding some stuff. I'll post some pics once I have the glass all sparkling and maybe some new additions.

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Is there a max size for photo's tried posting a pic of tank and I keep getting an error?


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Old 06/01/2018, 07:51 AM   #3534
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Is there a max size for photo's tried posting a pic of tank and I keep getting an error?
Not sure...I just use my phone pics and never had an issue.

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Old 06/01/2018, 08:07 AM   #3535
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I am interested in upgrading my 28g to an IM50 and have yet to find anyone else who has owned one.

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Old 06/01/2018, 10:42 PM   #3536
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I am interested in upgrading my 28g to an IM50 and have yet to find anyone else who has owned one.
Sorry Kevin haven't heard of anyone using this tank either. Personally I'm not a fan of shallow reefs... But if you like it go for it I say....


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Old 06/01/2018, 10:47 PM   #3537
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My Tank

Well let see if this work... Let me know what you think


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Old 06/03/2018, 09:27 AM   #3538
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When setting up a refugium how did you decide which column to set it up in? What are the advantages of one over the other?

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Old 06/03/2018, 09:32 AM   #3539
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I'm sorry newbie here but what is MD? I'm interested in setting up a refugium too and I am still trying to gather information on it. Thank you
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Martin there is a great video on MD about using first chamber, custom caddy and even IM sales a magnetic led too. I was debating this one myself.
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Old 06/03/2018, 10:56 AM   #3540
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^^^^Marine Depot go on there forum site and they have videos there.

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Old 06/03/2018, 03:56 PM   #3541
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When setting up a refugium how did you decide which column to set it up in? What are the advantages of one over the other?

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For me i choose chamber 1, Because I had media already in 5 and my MP10 is on right ride. Not sure there really is an advantage per say? But I do really like the In Tank media baskets over the IM's version.


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Old 06/03/2018, 11:28 PM   #3542
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For me i choose chamber 1, Because I had media already in 5 and my MP10 is on right ride. Not sure there really is an advantage per say? But I do really like the In Tank media baskets over the IM's version.
Sorry I should have been more specific I was wondering about column 1, downward flow versus column 2, upward flow.

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Old 06/04/2018, 07:06 AM   #3543
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Sorry I should have been more specific I was wondering about column 1, downward flow versus column 2, upward flow.

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I see, I had already put a GFO reactor in 2 and Ghost in 4. Before I desided to ad refug. So I didn't put this much tought into it. Interesting look though. I don't this it will make much difference. Chamber 1 or 5 will be easier to remove the backing? Yea also check out Marine Depot (MD) there some pretty good videos to help as well.

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Old 06/04/2018, 08:12 AM   #3544
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6 months and counting...

It has been a process, but the tank is finally coming together!


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Old 06/04/2018, 08:35 AM   #3545
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It has been a process, but the tank is finally coming together!
I like it, good looking tank


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Old 06/05/2018, 07:41 PM   #3546
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Yesterday was a day of trial and mental testing. Added a cooler to protect the tank this summer. One massive leak on my first test run. All good for 24 hours fingers crossed it stays connected.

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Old 06/06/2018, 07:10 AM   #3547
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OajiJames; Make sure that cabinet is well ventilated so chiller dosen't over work. Mesh screen in front work?

Where did you place chiller pump? how did you dial in flow rate?


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Old 06/07/2018, 05:41 AM   #3548
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Anyone know of an owners thread for the IM 80 gallon?

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Old 06/07/2018, 07:46 AM   #3549
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Anyone know of an owners thread for the IM 80 gallon?

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haven't seen one, might start one? you have one? like it?


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Old 06/07/2018, 08:37 AM   #3550
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I do and I really like it a lot! It's an impressive looking tank & stand.

I just got it set up with sand and rock... Water quality just hit perfect so about a week ago I added two emerald crabs, two porcelain crabs, a blood shrimp, hermits & several nassarius snails. I'm doing a tank merge from the two other tanks I have - the IM 40, and a generic 20 that I had to set up in an emergency and never took down...smh..

I just pulled two rose bta's from the 40 and plan on taking two clowns from the 20 to their new home. Not sure what other fish I'll put in the 80 yet. Currently looking at sand sifting gobies, but haven't decided on what two I want.

Also still have to decide on lights in the next few days. I have a G3 pro Radion on the 40. Love the light. I've gotten very good growth from it, just do not like the price tag and on this tank I'll probably need two. My lfs is recommending AI hydra's, but I need to do some comparison between those and the radion's so I know I'm not missing features that I really love and would greatly miss if I went with a different lighting system.

So yeah, I'm sure there must be others in our world wide community that own a IM 80. I'll have to look into how to create a place for us to all link up on here.


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