Evelyn’s IM 30L Reef

Bigbpro916

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Getting back into the hobby after a few years of totally missing it! I used to have a 90 gallon SPS dominate tank.

My 18 month old Evelyn loves the movie “Finding Nemo.” So this was the perfect opportunity to talk my wife into getting her a tank! (I didn’t want the tank ;)) LOL.

So we decided on the innovative marine 30L and we picked it up from Greg at Underwater World.
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Then we designed the rock-scape. We cut paper towel to the length and width of the interior footprint of the tank.
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Built a stand from a bathroom vanity cabinet. Flushed out the toekick area and added some nice base molding to it. To make it look more like furniture.
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Had a marble top made for it. This piece comes from Brazil. Love the movement in this stone.
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Finally!!! We have water!!! Evelyn can not wait to add “Momo” (Nemo) to the tank.
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Was unsure on what lighting to go with but I knew I wanted to grow SPS again. Do I decided to take the plunge and go with the raidon XR15 G4. One wasn’t cutting it so we ordered a second. :eek:
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Bigbpro916

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That’s a nifty little set up! What was the decision for the larger stand for the smaller tank? Storage or sump?
Thank you! To be honest I got the cabinet for free from work. It was a little damaged so I fixed it up. The extra space is going to be for top off and dosing containers. I was going to cut the cabinet down but figured I could use the space.
 

Bigbpro916

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Glass cleaner. Works for fruit snacks! :)
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Cue the tang police!!! She’s the size of a quarter and this is just a temporary home.
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This is where she sleeps! LOL
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Great set up!! And your little helper is adorable. I have to admit though.. the sight of someone under 99 years old with a mag float or scraper freaks me out a bit!

My son has been a fish freak for years and years. It’s also been a life saver for teaching. He was having trouble in 8th grade or so learning the equations for concentrating and titers. So I was like, kid! You’ve known this for years!! Auto top off!!
 
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Bigbpro916

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Great set up!! And your little helper is adorable. I have to admit though.. the sight of someone under 99 years old with a mag float or scraper

My son has been a fish freak for years and years. It’s also been a life saver for teaching. He was having trouble in 8th grade or so learning the equations for concentrating and titers. So I was like, kid! You’ve known this for years!! Auto top off!!
Thank you! It is a great learning tool for kids. She is starting to really talk now. So the tank helps her identify certain animals and helps her practice her words.
 

Bigbpro916

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Stand mod. Used flip down hinges to utilize a fixed drawer head. I used the space to mount my controls.
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Now to clean up these wires! :eek:
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