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iCon’s IM 112 EXT Midnight Edition

So much waiting :rolleyes:

The old tank(s) have/had eheim 1260/1262’s on them - These newer pumps are something else. The IM came with a MightyJet XL and it’s awkwardly quiet - I’m sure there are better ones out there so there’s more to discover, but wow, talk about feeling like being under a rock! We’ll see how it holds up!

The loudest part of the setup so far is the locline returns breaking the water’s surface. The return is a slight hum, a few ticks more noticeable than our bathroom fans. Maybe it’s time to knock on that huge IM peninsula tank just a bit down south

Just looking at the dimensions more and more while realizing that I’m going to need more rock. If anyone has a lead on some structures (14-16” tall) please give a shout! Hoping to do a cascading crescent of sorts but rockscapes never go as planned :cool:


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Snapped a quick pic while running out.
Some things I forgot about tank builds:
  • Rockscape
  • Wiring/Cable Management
  • Cloudy water fr sand
This is going to be a build the plane while flying scenario so fingers crossed! Life’s seasons are what they are and we’re going to make the most of it!

“Live” leak test went perfectly - Plumbing was set up and go!

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Shout out to @Coral reefer for a jumpstart on a new rockscape. After all these years I think this is only the second time I’ve paid for rock - and I’m glad I did. Rock scapes are art, and Mike has nailed it. Functional, interesting, coral placement in mind, and not an awkward mess that’s trying too hard. Sure, you can tinker similar to plumbing, but this was a godsend in a time where plug and play is key to staying in the hobby.

His “showroom” was full of options that felt more like art than dry rock. Picked up two neat structures, stole 4-5 arches plus ceramic media from the 425XL that’s still running, and things are going as planned as can be.

Highly recommend hitting up Mike if you ever need rock scapes. Worth it and twice as worth it to support someone that’s given so much to this club.

Hard to capture the dimensional nature of these pieces. Each one is approx 20-24” L x 16-18” W x 14-15” H. There’s height, depth, caves, overhangs, tiering, tunnels, and great potential coral spots all around.

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It appears that we have hitchhikers… :eek:

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Love me some Tonga branch - Some of the bigger pieces I’ve come across over the years.

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Plenty of tinkering to go. The tank is going to have lots of “flowy” corals and fish with a dash of SPS (“Those boring stick things”).

The Tonga doesn’t really fit but I’m set on using it for now. Easy to remove but likely only if setting up another tank :cool:

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It appears that we have hitchhikers… :eek:

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Love me some Tonga branch - Some of the bigger pieces I’ve come across over the years.

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Plenty of tinkering to go. The tank is going to have lots of “flowy” corals and fish with a dash of SPS (“Those boring stick things”).

The Tonga doesn’t really fit but I’m set on using it for now. Easy to remove but likely only if setting up another tank :cool:

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Love the aquascape and using those branches!
 
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