Innovative Marine 100 INT build

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If been in and out of the hobby for the last few years...my current tank is a 60 gallon Marineland. Its not drilled and all I use is a canister filter.

I wanted something new, and high end looking....I also wanted something with more depth. It was between the RS 350, 425 and I also thought about waterbox but they take too long too deliver.

I decided on the IM because of the aluminum stand and thicker glass. I also liked the idea of getting my own sump.

I ordered it a week ago from Tuesday and it arrived last Tuesday. Came packaged very well and is super heavy. I paid the delivery driver $20 to help get it into my house....we did it on the pallet and everything....nearly 400 lbs...I'm still in pain lol.

Once I built the stand, I called a few freinds to help me get it up and on.

I spent the rest of the week buying a sump, plumbing etc...today a made the transfer.

When I ordered it, i had planned on putting it in a different area then where my 60 is now, thats actually why I got the INT. Since the order I changed my mind and wanted to put it where my old tank sat. This morning, I emtied my tank into brutes and rubbermaids....i carried out the old tank and slid in the new one.

After seeing it there in that spot, I changed back to my original area. The area I decided on is about 1/4" off level so I had to use shims.

Below is my equipment and some pics.....the full tank pic is my old tank I took down today.

2x hydra 32 in white

Curve 5 skimmer

Jabeo 6000 return

Jabeo OW-20 pump

Bashsea sump

Ehiem heaters

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Not pretty plumbing but I am terrible at it....hopefully it works at least lol
 
CORAL MANIA Live Event!

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Looking great! My ext 150 is waiting in the garage. These stands are so nice with the side doors and build quality. Love your paintings in the background.
 
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Looking good. I should've waited on the white to become in stock. Looks very nice.
Overall I like everything besides the doors and the return standpipe....it makes me nervous how it needs to bend into the locline bulkhead....I just hope it isn't putting stress on the bottom.
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2 nights ago my BTA managed to kill himself in my pump, even with an anemone guard....did big water change, carbon and polyfilter and I think the damage has been mitigated.

I got a new home for the clowns yesterday, let's hope he stays where he is!
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Sorry about the loss. Tank looks good, slowly feeling the confidence for corals but want to wait a few more months before venturing down that avenue. Plus if I go on vacation someone has to take care of it so want to make sure mine is as fool proof as possible.
 
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Nice set up, and the paintings are great! What do you not like about the stand doors?
Thanks! 2 things. They don't line up perfectly and also the 2 left doors are difficult to open and close because there is a support right next to the push springs....so pushing the center of the door doesn't do anything, you need to do the top and bottom and even then its usually a pain to get open.
 
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