IM40 Nem tank

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Purchased a used IM40 from a local reefer with a carpenter built stand. Biocube was running out of space for my nems and this tank just looked waaaay better.

Return:

Swapped original return pump for a sicce 2.0 with 2 RFG’s.

Flow:
For additional flow I am using one jebao pp-8 that came with tank.

ATO:
Tunze Osmolator nano.

Chambers:
Left chamber has carbon/gfo in a bag and the chamber next to it has a BRS titanium heater (also using BRS controller). On the right two chambers I am using a 3" piece of Brightwells Bio dimpled brick in the middle right chamber next to an Aquamaxx 1.5 hob skimmer in the far right chamber.

Lighting:
Kessil A360WE

Livestock:
Red Haddoni Anemone and two mated clowns.
3 Rock Flower Anemones.
Green Nepthea leather.
Green Toadstool.
Mini-Maxi carpet.
2 Ricordia Yumas +babies
11 Godspawn Bounce shrooms
Blueberry fields, WWC illuminati Rainbow infusions, Gonstopper Zoanthids and other various other zoanthids and shrooms.

Currently doing 5 gallon water changes once a week using Tropic Marin Pro salt and thats about it.



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After the tank swap my Red Haddoni settled into a space slightly behind the rocks on the right but decided to take a stroll to the left side a few days later prior to settling back from where I placed him originally.

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Update: This tank had a ton of bubble algae when I first got it. I scrubbed all the rocks pretty clean one at a time. That being said it had recently showed it’s ugly head and popped up with a vengeance. Needless to say I started a regimen of Vibrant to try and fight this bubble algae.
- Did the first dose of 3ml last Wednesday and it seems to have really improved the water clarity and slowed the film algae on the glass. No impact to the bubble algae but I didn’t expect an overnight fix.
- Dosed vibrant again yesterday at 3ml and added 3 emerald crabs. The last couple emerald crabs I added weren’t so lucky as I found their shells at the foot of the Red Haddoni.
- Hopefully these 3 get lucky and don’t venture too close. I will report my results back on this thread later on.
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I did the same...it took awhile like 3 weeks before they started turning white and a couple more to do it in. But it worked.
 
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Update on parameters for Hanna Instruments giveaway
Alk - 8.1 using the hanna checker
Cal - 420 using salifert Ca
PO4 - .08 using Hanna Phosphorous ULR checker
Salinity 1.025 - Milwaukee MA 887 Refractometer
 
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Also, reporting back that vibrant and three emerald crabs devoured all of my bubble algae from this tank. Not a speck left! Sadly, the emerald crabs were no match for the sticky grip of my haddoni and succumbed to it’s verocity.
 
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Swapped my A360WE for a 360X! So much cleaner looking and the ability to tune up the diff colors makes this light look amazing!
 

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