Innovative Marine 30 Gallon Long AIO Build

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where did you put the stronger wave pump? i put mine on the side and it seems to stir up/move sand because it crosses with the return pump's flow.
I have the stronger wave pump on the side, right up near the surface and close to the front of the tank. This gives the surface water a nice ripple which makes the lights shimmer.

I also have no substrate so don't have to worry about sand :) When i first set up the tank i had bad algae issues that i just couldn't get rid of. after 6 months of battling, i took out the substrate entirely and bought my own RO/DI unit (rather than purchasing from water store). Algae was no longer an issue and i have just stuck with the bare bottom look.
 
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What pump are you thinking about? I have the same tank and am considering upgrading the pump.
I originally considered a mighty jet mid size but the head room isn't great from what I heard.

I'm looking at either a sicce 2.0 or a jabao DC 2500 / 3000
 

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Howdy all!

My build will be backdated a little as I had posted it on my local NJ forum but I will post it all here now as well.

Background my brother has a 65 gallon tank for the passed 65 years and I finally mustered the courage to get my own... also my full time job (23) can now support it the way I want it to go.

So here goes!

March 17thth 2019 3 days after I decided it was time to join the hobby!

Wasn't spending $300 dollars on a stand and being that I am in construction.. I should be able to build one right?






crazy assortment of stuff coming daily!


Update as of March 18th

She came she came!!
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my inner kid wants to make a massive mess ! :)


RO/DI storage tank set in place!


Tank on stand for view


Updated as of March 20th 2019

more goodies have arrived


Mounted my RO/DI system backing


I think I did this right ;)






Update as of March 21st

Sand is in!


Making the salty mc salt water


Lights work!


Live rock is in!


I put that much marine pure


As of March 22nd



Time to make my stand perty - ship lap


No door! ahhh


ah door. we good!


Plenty of room to house materials and ATO bucket


As of March 24th

Got a food safe ATO bucket


Cleaned up the RO system + some small upgrades


Ammonia is cranking


No Nitrite or Nitrate yet no cycle :(



As of March 25th.. DOOMS DAY
Worst day of my life look at all that "Antipasta"





As of March 26th - Torch day

Love the stand! I build a similar one for my mom's turtle tank, but I like yours better! should have went horizontal for the boards!
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Are you using one or two? Do you find its hard to get the flow you need across the long length of the tank?
I currently use one on half power and find it reaches the other end of the tank. It's not as strong on the other end however, a stronger return pump would take care of this no problem
 

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I originally considered a mighty jet mid size but the head room isn't great from what I heard.

I'm looking at either a sicce 2.0 or a jabao DC 2500 / 3000
i just bought a mightyjet, hasn't come in yet. what did you hear about the headroom? i've only heard solid reviews on it
 
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I went with the sicce 2.0 as my return got it at a really low price !

I will be setting up an Apex classic soon to begin monitoring some stuff as well as my lights so I can sell my spectral controller.

All my frags are doing great ! Looking forward to fragging to grow out in frag tank soon

I can't find my yellow watchmen goby! After one day of being in the tank he's disappeared. I have a lid and all so he couldn't have jumped out so I imagine he's just hiding under the substrate for now. Flame angel is getting acclimated and becoming less skidish - he eats frozen mysis and pellets like a champ now.
 

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I went with the sicce 2.0 as my return got it at a really low price !

I will be setting up an Apex classic soon to begin monitoring some stuff as well as my lights so I can sell my spectral controller.

All my frags are doing great ! Looking forward to fragging to grow out in frag tank soon

I can't find my yellow watchmen goby! After one day of being in the tank he's disappeared. I have a lid and all so he couldn't have jumped out so I imagine he's just hiding under the substrate for now. Flame angel is getting acclimated and becoming less skidish - he eats frozen mysis and pellets like a champ now.
How does the pump fit?
 

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