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Old 03/15/2018, 11:10 AM   #1
RobSpeed13
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Custom IM20Black Build

Well a long time ago i had a Innovative Marine 20Fusion. I always have had tanks with a sump except for this one as i move around. So right when they announced the EXT is the same time i decided to build a IM20 Black Series set up. though i have many many photos of me DIY things im going to post up the finished product photos.

Equipment is as follows:
Custom Stand
Custom Canopy
Custom Sump(Built by salty fish aquariums in San Antonio,TX)
Modular Marine 800GPH Overflow
Let lighting T5 Retrofit Kit(2 ATI Blue+ Bulbs)
AI Hydra26 HD

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Ecotech Vectra S1
2x IceCap 1k Gyre
Cobolt Neotherm 100w heater
APEX
Doser(Undecided on brand)


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Old 03/15/2018, 12:26 PM   #2
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Well a long time ago i had a Innovative Marine 20Fusion. I always have had tanks with a sump except for this one as i move around. So right when they announced the EXT is the same time i decided to build a IM20 Black Series set up. though i have many many photos of me DIY things im going to post up the finished product photos.

Equipment is as follows:
Custom Stand
Custom Canopy
Custom Sump(Built by salty fish aquariums in San Antonio,TX)
Modular Marine 800GPH Overflow
Let lighting T5 Retrofit Kit(2 ATI Blue+ Bulbs)
AI Hydra26 HD

Future Equipment:
Ecotech Vectra S1
2x IceCap 1k Gyre
Cobolt Neotherm 100w heater
APEX
Doser(Undecided on brand)
Incredible so far, fantastic attention to detail

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Old 03/15/2018, 12:47 PM   #3
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Looks awesome. I would add a ball valve on each of the returns because the shorter run will get more flow.

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Old 03/15/2018, 01:19 PM   #4
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Awesome set up on such a small tank. Should run great once you get water and live stock into it.


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Old 03/16/2018, 08:25 PM   #5
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When i had my Fusion 20G i had my lights more together to cover the tank. now that i have a regular 20B i had to spread the lights back out to fully cover everything. plus i want my Hydra26 to be hitting the center of the tank rather then more of the front.


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Old 03/16/2018, 08:29 PM   #6
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Incredible so far, fantastic attention to detail

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Thank you, i can thank the Marine Corps for that. was a Aviation Mech when i was in, so if everything wasn't near perfect we had to do it again lol.
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Looks awesome. I would add a ball valve on each of the returns because the shorter run will get more flow.

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I considered that, but as i'll be running 2 IceCap gyre 1k's on each side it doesnt bother me as my flow from those will out blow, the flow from the outputs.
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Awesome set up on such a small tank. Should run great once you get water and live stock into it.
Thank you. it was running before as a regular 20Fusion with over 20sps corals. loved it but then i wanted a sump and did the upgrade to the 20Black.


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Old 03/31/2018, 06:33 PM   #7
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Nice small set up. Can you share the dimension of the tank/stand and Sump?

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Old 04/02/2018, 05:22 PM   #8
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Great set up. I just set up a 20 Black with a 20-gallon sump. The sump is a great addition. Your set up looks super clean. Looking forward to seeing the tank filled.

Any plans for a reactor or skimmer?


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Old 04/15/2018, 08:43 PM   #9
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Nice set up. I like the light setup a lot. What type of schedule are you going to use with it?


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Old 04/17/2018, 11:20 PM   #10
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Love the fusion tanks


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Old 06/17/2018, 08:32 PM   #11
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Nice small set up. Can you share the dimension of the tank/stand and Sump?

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Tank is a regular innovative Marine Black series 20.
Tank 24Lx15wx12h
Sump 21Lx11wx14h
stand not sure just know its 24Lx15W just dont know how tall

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Great set up. I just set up a 20 Black with a 20-gallon sump. The sump is a great addition. Your set up looks super clean. Looking forward to seeing the tank filled.

Any plans for a reactor or skimmer?
Thanks, i was looking into a small skimmer. i even though about a mini reactor. but just going to go with a dosing pump for now.

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Nice set up. I like the light setup a lot. What type of schedule are you going to use with it?
In the hydra settings thread there is a setting there that i chose that worked amazing while this light setup was on my Nuvo 20. made my sps pe and grow amazingly.
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Thanks i do too. even their new INT and EXT models.


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Old 06/17/2018, 08:53 PM   #12
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just a update. got 3 fishes and 2 icecap 1k gyre pumps.


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Old 06/18/2018, 02:31 PM   #13
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Great choice on the fish, lol. Very nice tank.


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Old 07/08/2018, 11:30 PM   #14
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Great choice on the fish, lol. Very nice tank.
thanks, they were "gifts" from my girlfriend from the dallas world aquarium. really want to put water and rock in this set up already haha.


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Old 11/08/2018, 11:58 PM   #15
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How’s the tank progressing? How are those 2 icecaps?


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Old 11/11/2018, 09:48 PM   #16
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How’s the tank progressing? How are those 2 icecaps?
sorry been busy past couple of weeks. Decided to get rid of the control box and place everything in the stand. I have a total of 9 outlets, 8 of them are connected to the ADJ strip, the other will be my T5 lights connected to a Timer on the wall outlet. Since my last update i've gotten a Jebao DP-3 doser, American DJ power strip, Reef Octopus BH-50 Protein Skimmer, 100Watt Cobalt Neotherm heater. Everything is connected. Just trying to keep it organized and clean. Now it is officially ready for getting wet.


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Old 11/11/2018, 10:08 PM   #17
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Literally the longest build thread ever.... not to be rude but why the hell is it taking you so long to get it set up lol.

Nice build for sure but when I set up a tank is all set and done in a few days.


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Old 11/11/2018, 10:15 PM   #18
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Literally the longest build thread ever.... not to be rude but why the hell is it taking you so long to get it set up lol.

Nice build for sure but when I set up a tank is all set and done in a few days.
That sir is a great question! Trust me i feel the exact same way and to answer that honestly. Life is the answer lol. Before when i was single i'd set up tanks left and right like its cool. Now with a family of 4 other priorities come before the fish tank. Especially since we've been doing nothing but christmas shopping for the past idk how long now haha. Protein Skimmer i just got in yesterday lol.

As for equipment though i no longer need to buy any lol. Just some dry rock and let the cycle begin. well i take it back, need to buy all the filters and membranes for my 6stage rodi unit lol, and some sand, test equipment and supplements to dose. Im sure all my RedSea test kits are expired by now same with the supps lol.


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Old 11/12/2018, 11:52 AM   #19
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ahhhh yea the good ol family excuse I hear you. Luckily my wife is cool with me having a little tank I am sure if we had kids it would be much harder to enjoy and maintain.

Well here's to hoping you get this tank up and running before 2019!


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Old 11/12/2018, 06:18 PM   #20
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I like the way that you have mounted the doser. Can you post picts? Thank you!


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