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Old 08/19/2014, 02:47 AM   #1
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Lightbulb Owners Thread: Innovative Marine Fusion 40

Calling out all Innovative Marine Nuvo Fusion Mini 40 owners. Share your tank, post pics, equipment specs, livestock, tips, failures, frustrations, lol....etc......

I'll go first,

I recently upgraded from my Oceanic BioCube 29g to this IM Nuvo Fusion 40. So far amazing tank! Excellent build quality!

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Tank: IM Nuvo Fusion 40
Stand: CADlights Artisan stand
Powerhead: Vortech MP10w
Lighting: 165w Full Spectrum LED fixture in Ecoxotic Panorama housing
Controller: ReefKeeper Lite
Skimmer: Tunze 9004 Skimmer (left chamber)
Auto Top Off: Tunze Osmolator 3155
Heater: Eheim Jäger 150w (middle chamber)


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Old 08/20/2014, 08:16 AM   #2
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ok, I'll bite.
IM 40
IM stand
IM ghost mid size
IM reactor mid size (gfo)
Vortech MP10wes
ATO tunze 3155
Apex, with WXM and ALD
Reef Radiance Lumentech 120
IM custom basket with floss/cpe/purgen
stock basket w floss
Corals a bunch..
1 Ocellaris
1 Banggai Cardinalfish
1 Green Mandarin
1 Skunk Cleaner shrimp
2 Peppermint shrimp
1 Emerald crab


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Old 08/20/2014, 11:25 AM   #3
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I have the same tank. How high do you run the water level? Right now I have mine just below the upper baffles. That level still leaves the return lines slightly above the water line. I think it causes microbubbles with those exposed to air. They'll seal up after a week or two but if I adjust them they start right back up.

Here's my equipment list.

IM Fusion 40
Tunze 9004 Skimmer
MP10ESw
Hydra 52
BRS carbon reactor sitting next to tank fed from MJ1200
3 BRS Dosers for Calc, Alk, and top off.
RKE controlling everything

Here's my build thread I need to update.

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh....php?t=2420078


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Old 08/20/2014, 11:36 AM   #4
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I have the same tank. How high do you run the water level? Right now I have mine just below the upper baffles. That level still leaves the return lines slightly above the water line. I think it causes microbubbles with those exposed to air. They'll seal up after a week or two but if I adjust them they start right back up.
thats one of the things I dislike about the tank. From what I have read, the water line is just below the rear chamber baffle walls. This does expose the tops of the return nozzles..and yes, micro bubble hell. I turn them to reseal them at least once a week or I see bursts of MBs...I considered raising the baffles in the sump to bring the level up an inch..haven't had time to actually do it yet..


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Old 08/21/2014, 01:30 AM   #5
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great looking tanks!

I think I have my water line too high then. It's just enough to cover the top of the return pipes. No micro bubbles at least tho.

Anyone use one of the chambers in the back as a refuge? I put some macro algae in the 2nd right chamber. Hope it helps a little for pods to grow.


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Old 08/21/2014, 09:26 AM   #6
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I just upgraded to this tank recently and need to buy a protein skimmer. Just read some of you have the tunze 9004 and some how the ghost. Can you tell me why you like the one you bought? I am between both so trying to decide.


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Old 08/21/2014, 09:46 AM   #7
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I don't have any experience with the ghost. When I was shopping it had some bad reviews and everyone seemed to be happy with the Tunze. I can say that the Tunze does a great job. The construction is bullet proof and adjustment is as easy as moving it up or down in the tank.


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Old 08/21/2014, 10:38 AM   #8
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This is my first tank over 12 gallons so it has been an adjustment for me. This tank is @ 3 1/2 months old. I am having a big problem with algae and have been doing water changes but I am hoping the skimmer will help. I do not have an ATO so will I have any issues with either one of these skimmers if the water gets a little low?


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Old 08/21/2014, 10:57 AM   #9
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Yes, water level will affect it but as long as you have the skimmer in one of the outer chambers the level will stay the same. Only the center chamber water level changes in the the Fusion 40.


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Old 08/21/2014, 11:01 AM   #10
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My IM40 build log is here:
http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh....php?t=2435023

More detail over at my own reef blog:
http://www.bushwilliams.com/40-gallons

I just started this up this month (August 2014) Details are:
IM 40 Gallon
  • EcoTech Marine VorTech MP10wES Propeller Pump w/ Wireless EcoSMART Driver
  • EcoTech Marine Radion XR30w Gen3 LED Light Fixture
  • Neptune Systems Controller
  • Apex Jr. with
  • Ecotech WXM Wireless Module
  • Energy Bar 8
  • Tunze Osmolator Universal 3155
  • Innovative Marine AUQA Gadget Ghost Protein Skimmer - MidSize
  • Eheim Jager TruTemp 75 Watt Fully Submersible UL Approved Heater
  • 2x Innovative Marine Minimax All-In-One Desktop Media Reactor

Looking forward to watching this thing mature and come along.

Mr2 / Reduck/ Zen your 40's all look AWESOME!


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Old 08/21/2014, 04:16 PM   #11
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I just upgraded to this tank recently and need to buy a protein skimmer. Just read some of you have the tunze 9004 and some how the ghost. Can you tell me why you like the one you bought? I am between both so trying to decide.
I like the design if the ghost. It fits almost too perfect. It broke in pretty quick. It's collecting skimmate. Air valve gets wonky occasionally..but easy to clear.


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Old 08/22/2014, 02:09 AM   #12
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I used the Tunze 9004 on my old BC29 and didn't want to spend money on another skimmer. 9004 works great, but you must place it in one of the outer chambers. Nice thing about that is that the water level there never changes. I've had good results and no micro bubbles.


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Old 08/22/2014, 03:32 PM   #13
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I'm still collecting parts(waiting for the intank media basket to come out in early Sept.)

IM Fusion 40
IM Stand (Painted it white myself)
Full Apex w/ Break out box w/ float switches
MP10wES
Kessil a360WE (with lerussodesigns.com attachment's)
30lbs BRS reef saver rock

Still debating on a skimmer. Leaning towards the ghost because it's a cleaner look.


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Old 08/22/2014, 09:03 PM   #14
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Here is mine....

IM 40
IM stand
IM ghost mid size ( love this, great skimmer and lean look)
IM reactor mid size (gfo)
Vortech MP10wes
ATO tunze 3155 with custom container
Ecotech Gen 3
IM custom baskets with floss/cp blue/purgen/poly/caron
150w Cobalt neo-therm ( return column and to the left)

LS

2 clowns
2 firefish
1 Flame angel
13 week old english labrador retriever (hate waking up at 3 am)
4 year old bengal cat
32 year old wife

Coral:

Blastos
Few zoas from Jason signature
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Here is mine....

IM 40
IM stand
IM ghost mid size ( love this, great skimmer and lean look)
IM reactor mid size (gfo)
Vortech MP10wes
ATO tunze 3155 with custom container
Ecotech Gen 3
IM custom baskets with floss/cp blue/purgen/poly/caron
150w Cobalt neo-therm ( return column and to the left)
Ehiem +2000 return pump

LS

2 clowns
2 firefish
1 Flame angel
13 week old english labrador retriever (hate waking up at 3 am)
4 year old bengal cat
32 year old wife

Coral:

Blastos
Few zoas from Jason signature
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Old 08/24/2014, 05:18 PM   #16
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Those of you looking for a perfect fit ato jug....for the IM stand...this.
http://smile.amazon.com/Reliance-Pro...lon+water-pack


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Those of you looking for a perfect fit ato jug....for the IM stand...this.
http://smile.amazon.com/Reliance-Pro...lon+water-pack



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Those of you looking for a perfect fit ato jug....for the IM stand...this.
http://smile.amazon.com/Reliance-Pro...lon+water-pack
Hajahah. So I over spent by $100. I like it!! Perfect at $13


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Old 08/25/2014, 04:26 PM   #19
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I ended up buying a Buddeez plastic dog food dispenser from Ross. It holds 4gal of water and is clear. It's tall and slim so it fits in the stand perfectly as well. Cost $9.99. Can't wait to set up the ato tonight.


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Old 08/26/2014, 09:17 PM   #20
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Painted our room & moved the fish tank in place




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Old 08/27/2014, 10:18 AM   #21
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What is everyone using for a refug light?


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Old 08/27/2014, 10:23 AM   #22
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No fuge here, but if I did, probably the JBJ submersible..on an opposite schedule..


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No fuge here, but if I did, probably the JBJ submersible..on an opposite schedule..
I can't find a JBJ submersible one?


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I can't find a JBJ submersible one?
sorry, meant intank..
http://shop.mediabaskets.com/Underwa...ight-WTL10.htm


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ahh, cool. I was just looking at that!


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