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Old 07-11-2015, 04:41 PM   #1
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New Fusion 20 Reef

Whats up, been a while since I've posted in here. Recently sold my 45 gallon shallow reef. I wanted something smaller. So I picked up a Innovative Marine Fusion 20. I like the setup and look of the tank.

This is going to be my build thread. Follow along if you'd like!

Alright, so far I purchased all the basics to get the tank up and running.

-Fusion 20 aquarium.
-Aqua Illuminations Prime LED with tank mount
-via aqua 100 watt heater
-Marco dry reef rock
-fiji pink dry sand
-IM filter sock upgrade

Day 1 water parameters
-Ammonia 0.25
-Nitrite 0
-Nitrate 0
-PH 8.0

Will be doing a fishless cycle. I put a few food pellets to start getting the ammonia up. I seeded the sand and dry rock with, I'm not sure the name, theyre very porous balls made of rock ? My lfs gave them to me to help with the cycle. You can see them in the pictures. Once cycled I'm going to put them in the chambers so they'll be out of sight. Apparently they're so porous that a rock the size of a softball is equivalent to 50 pounds of live rock.
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Old 07-11-2015, 05:00 PM   #2
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Won't let me post pictures, how come?

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Old 07-11-2015, 05:19 PM   #3
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how are you trying to post the picture , is it from a hosting site or directly through this site
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Old 07-11-2015, 05:31 PM   #4
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ok if your taking them from your album copy the first pict code
than when you get back to this tread , on top of the box you type in you will see a envelope looking pict click that you will see a http// in the box that pops up delete that than paste your code in that box click ok an poof your pict should show
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@54seaweed it says I'm passing my quota by 1.90 mb. I'm using the app for my Android btw

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if thats what its doing your going to have to use photo bucket or another photo host
than you would copy and paste url like you would from your photo album
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@54seaweed I don't think it's working. The picture is blank

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Anyways, tested my water today and the ammonia still hasn't gone up. What's the best method to raise ammonia? I'm using pellet food and just letting it decompose. Should I use something else?

I'm not sure what livestock I'll be going with. Not many fish 3-4 fish maximum

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I'd think frozen food or a cocktail shrimp is better as the dry foods are full of phosphates.
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I'd think frozen food or a cocktail shrimp is better as the dry foods are full of phosphates.
Just took a chunk of frozen mysis shrimp and put it in the tank. Hoping to see a spike in ammonia in the next few days

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Alright so I still haven't gotten a spike in ammonia. I'm using API master test kit. Could it be that it's gone bad and not reading properly anymore?

In hopes of raising ammonia I put some small cocktail shrimp in the media basket that comes with the Fusion 20.

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Your LFS gave your porous balls with bacteria colony in it. Maybe you're cycled..
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Your LFS gave your porous balls with bacteria colony in it. Maybe you're cycled..
I'm reading 0 Nitrite and Nitrate also
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It sounds like you only pushed .25ppm ammonia through at nitrate. If you have 0 ammonia and 0 nitrite then obviously it's converted the original ammonia to nitrate. Your color change will be next to none.
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It sounds like you only pushed .25ppm ammonia through at nitrate. If you have 0 ammonia and 0 nitrite then obviously it's converted the original ammonia to nitrate. Your color change will be next to none.
What do you suggest I do?

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Put a fish in there!
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Put a fish in there!
I agree something cheap and hardy but not a damsel haha. Don't necessarily feed too much right away, all your dry rock is establishing and that process will be 2-6 weeks depending on flow and how much seeded media you got.
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