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  1. A

    Tank Upgrade, 20 gallon long transferring to a 30 gallon long

    Hi, I am upgrading from a 20gallon long AIO to a 30gallon long AIO. I was wondering what the protocol on this was, mainly focusing on if I should keep the old sand or not. I have vacuumed the sand for a deep clean the last 2 days, but is it wiser to just use completely new fiji pink in the new...
  2. Macreefs

    AIO Build Macreef's Nuvo 20 Mixed Reef

    Well after a year with my fist tank I feel confident enough to go ahead and post my build. Although I have spent countless hours researching and pouring myself into this tank, I consider myself lucky to have the amount of success that I've had so far. This tank was started December 19th 2019...
  3. Mr.Hawkfish

    AIO Build 14 Gallon Innovative Marine NUVO Fusion Peninsula PRO AIO Aquarium Bundle

    I recently got a new Innovative Marine NUVO Fusion Peninsula PRO AIO Aquarium Bundle for Christmas and here I will be posting my progress and issues that I encounter while building my tank! I am switching from a 10 Gallon NUVO AIO, which is simply too small for me to deal with any issues I...
  4. Lorenz725

    The new HELIO PTC heater!

    I was one of the lucky winners of the new HELIO Innovative Marine heaters on the Facebook group. I was given the 100 watt system for my Innovative Marine 20 gallon drop off. UPS delivered it today and I did some unboxing pics for everyone. I must say this is a quality heater no doubt about it. I...
  5. EverAquarium

    Build Thread Innovative Marine Encore 20 - Saltwater and Freshwater Side-by-Side Build

    When I saw this tank, I knew I had to have it. I had never bought an aquarium brand new - I have always bought used but this one deserved to be my first brand new purchase. I started piecing it together a little before Black Friday and used the deals available on Black Friday to get the parts I...
  6. saltcats

    Innovative Marine AIO - Micro bubbles?

    I'm having a lot of issues with the return pump in my new IM AIO tank creating micro bubbles in the display. Per the instructions I have about a 1" drop over the last baffle to the return pump section, but this seems to create and push a lot of large bubbles down to be pulled in by the pump. I'm...
  7. Steve089

    Build Thread Steve’s IM 30L upgrade!

    going to be upgrading an IM20 to an IM30...since im currently documenting the IM20 progress in my waterbox20 build thread, I thought the new tank deserved it’s own thread!! IM20 is about 18 months old, I got it used off of CL as a full setup. goals of upgrade: more horizontal space for various...
  8. Innovative Marine

    GIVEAWAY: 3 PTC Heaters Needing a Good Home

    Years in the making so help us celebrate the launch of our newest AUQA Gadget, the Helio PTC Smart Heater. A heater designed specifically for reefs. For this giveaway we are giving 3 Dual Element Helio PTC Smart Heaters of their choice to 3 lucky participants. How to enter? Subscribe to our...
  9. R

    Sump For IM Lagoon

    How's everyone doing, So I have a IM 50 Lagoon AIO. I want to take out the build in filtration and add a synergy reef shadow overflow V2. That means I would be looking into a sump now. I have the APS stand and was wondering what you guys would get for the sump? I would really like for the...
  10. AshwinRavi

    not exactly DIY but DIY

    I just received a 200 INT IM aquarium, the foam board on which the tank will rest is sightly broken in a few spots. Spoke to IM, they were more than friendly and helpful, the issue is, I won't be able to get a replacement till 2021, I have a baby on the way and wanted to get the transfer done...
  11. R

    MP10 Placement

    Okay, so now that I have two MP10WQD's I'm wondering where I should place them and what flow pattern. The yellow marks where they are located now and the red where I think I should put them. The one on the left side is near the front of the tank. The one on the right side is towards the back...
  12. AceB9908

    Build Thread IM Fusion Lagoon 50 AIO!

    So here's my first build thread on here! Got this awesome Lagoon 50 from Innovative Marine to be set up in my room! This is an upgrade for me, as I already have a regular old 10 gallon. Everything will slowly get moved into this one! I plan on keeping it Bare Bottom as I have a Party Crasher...
  13. MadeForThat

    AIO Build Overflow to add sump to innovative marine nuvo fusion tank!

    Hi Guys, new to R2R, but a long time lurker. I have been using this overflow for about 2 years now with no trouble, so I figured it was time to show it off! It will overflow about 2-300gph to my sump, and will automatically start and stop when the water level rises above the baffle just before...
  14. Wen

    Florida Aquariums Used 8gal IM tank

    *8 gal, as is, used as Qt condition* Glass lid, clips, stand and tank included. No pump. $25 pick up only Please, please don’t ask me to ship it.
  15. Canadareefer666

    Build Thread Innovative Marine 75 EXT build thread

    So the deal was with the wife, new condo, new tank. Seemed fair to me. After deliberating between a Red Sea and IM, we went with IM due to stand and availability. I currently have an Aqueon 75 gallon reef ready but the stand casing is falling apart, it is too big for the apartment and I want to...
  16. Bryknicks

    Florida Skimmers Innovative Marine Nuvoskim DC Protein Skimmer Desktop Size

    Ran this on my nano tank for 3 months. Works great but no longer have the tank. $110 shipped.
  17. jp1986

    Build Thread Justin's dream build - Innovative Marine Nuvo 150 INT - Pic Heavy & Video!

    After years of reefing, I finally was able to get my dream tank...the Innovative Marine Nuvo INT 150. I've had wide tanks, tall tanks, but always really wanted a deep tank. Here is how the process went! Equipment: Aquarium - Innovative Marine Nuvo INT 150 Stand - Innovative Marine APS...
  18. 925Reefer

    Build Thread Tristan’s NUVO 150 Build

    Well... today I ordered an Innovative Marine NUVO 150 INT Originally I wanted a Red Sea 425 but after reading lots of reviews and hearing the horror stories people were having I decided against it. After tons and tons of research I decided to go with IM because they’re having a sale atm and...
  19. B

    IM 25 lagoon EXT overflow Top

    Anyone know of a company selling a top/ Cap for the innovative Marine Ext overflow box? Hoping to eliminate some of the light creep. TIA
  20. jeffthomas

    Florida Aquariums IM Nuvo 25 Lagoon tank, stand w/extras

    Cool shallow all-in-one Lagoon 25 perfect for shallow reef, frag tank or mangrove lagoon. Everything is clean and in very good condition. Tank was purchased new in mid 2018. Recently upgraded so no longer need. No visible scratches on glass. A few minor scratches on plexi back where I removed...
  21. C

    Protein skimmer working properly?

    Hi everyone! Need help as this is my first skimmer. Does this seem to be a good height for the bubbles in the return chamber? Too high? When I raise it up, I seem to get large bubbles rising instead of micro bubbles
  22. I

    Hello Hi All

    Hi all, Wanted to introduce myself as I am hoping to become active again in the reef community, as I start up my Innovative Marine 75 INT. I’ve had a 150 gallon mostly anemones/fish as well as a small jbj all in one mixed reef in the past, but it’s been over 10 years on the nano and...
  23. spideybry

    SpideyBry's 30g Shallow Reef

    Hey all, figured I would finally start a build thread to track the progress and share where I am with everyone. For a little background, my first tank was probably 12 years ago - started with a 55g reef tank that my dad got me as a gift. I had 0 clue what I was doing and fell in love with the...
  24. Rausch

    Build Thread THE RASTA REEF ( Innovative Marine INT 200 GAL BUILD )

    Well the time has finally come... We took the plunge and ordered a new 200 gallon fish tank. This has been a dream in the making for the last 7 years and now it is finally coming to fruition. Now that the tank is ordered we have a couple months to get everything in line and ordered. The last...
  25. D

    Build Thread Innovative INT 75

    Finally back. Hello all. I have been out of the hobby since 2007. In these 13 years a lot has changed. Back then I had a 72 bowfront and I was rocking two 250 Metal Halides and fighting the heat associated with those lights all the time. I had a wet/dry filter and I didn't even have a...