View Full Version : IM fusion 10gal build

04/10/2015, 10:34 AM
Just got it today so happy!


Also got a help..


Box started to rip

04/10/2015, 10:47 AM
Cool. I love mine. It's been wet 3 weeks. It looks great once setup.

04/10/2015, 12:43 PM
Got water and rock. So happy wanting please cycle fast.

04/10/2015, 12:43 PM
Still cloudy :(

04/10/2015, 01:00 PM
Are you going to use a starter. I did and put in a fish from mt son's tank to start things off. The nitrates and among a were slightly elevated but it took around 8 days for everything to stabilize. Added palys and papaya polyps and things are going great. I'm looking for clowns right now and then goby and pistol shrimp. Finally a Sherman rose anemone.

04/10/2015, 01:22 PM
Sweet hope to hear more on it. And no should I or just wait? It is cured lr. How is the flow it seems pretty light and I dont have the money ti drop on a mp10 or crazy wavemaker should I just get a bigger pump and a spin stream?

04/10/2015, 01:29 PM
I upgraded to a mj900 but a 600 would work and a spin stream. I am very happy with it. The only problem I had was it sent a focused stream of water against the front glass which moved a lot of sand so I put a piece of rock to deflect the water. ........problem solved. I'm happy with the flow in the tank now.
I'm using the extra pump for water changes.

04/10/2015, 01:32 PM
To answer question about a chemical starter, it's quicker. How were you going to cycle your tank?

04/10/2015, 01:33 PM
Honestly I dont know. I have never cycled a aquarium my other reef I just poured water rock sand and corals the first day and fish a week later but I know now I need to cycle but not sure on how.

04/10/2015, 01:45 PM
Look up "Dr Time one and only." It has some great info. But there are others. Fritz and Instant Ocean both have one also. I've use both and I like Instant Ocean better. Then just a fish and monitor. There are probably several threads or a sticky dedicated to this subject and more thorough than my description on this forum. It is a lot faster and safe. You know for sure you have the nitrfying bacteria.

04/10/2015, 04:11 PM
Thanks will update progress

04/10/2015, 10:05 PM
Urinate in the tank and wait for a few weeks.

04/10/2015, 10:18 PM
That's too funny.

Dr Time one and only and ammonia is a little more palatable. But not as story worthy.

04/10/2015, 10:44 PM
Easier to control too, I reckon

04/10/2015, 10:50 PM
Just make sure you lift the lid.

04/16/2015, 05:39 PM
6 days in
pH: 8
Ammonia: 0
Nitrite: 0
Nirate: 30-ish