Our Innovative Marine office 40gal

All good things must come to an end.    Unfortunately for my wife and myself, our 17 year old 90 gallon home display has to come down.    A pipe in our wall was kind enough to start leaking and now our entire kitchen, walls, tile, and most everything else has to be replaced.   So our aquarium, which is older than our son, has to come down.    

That said, what better time to use all the extra equipment we have at the shop to start up a small display in our office.    We have a mated pair of Wyoming White clownfish that have been with us for quite a few years that will very soon be in need of a new home.   It’s been a while since I’ve set up a small display instead of a commercial growout system, and I’ve never actually set up an All In One aquarium of our own.   

Equipment List:
Innovative Marine Nuvo 40
Innovative Marine stand
Innovative Marine Chaetomax Fuge Light 
Ecotech XR30 G4 Pro
Ecotech Vortech MP10
Maxijet 1200 return
Custom Aquascape done by Pristine Rock
Tunze ATO

To be added after the 90 comes down:
Apex ATK module
3 channel doser

Wednesday, December 16th, I set up the aquarium in our office.   I couldn’t be happier with the aquascape that Jonathan of Pristine Rock designed for it.    I plan on cheating a bit with the cycle by using 17 year old live rock rubble in the rear compartments from our 90 gallon, as well as weekly water changes with aged water from our home display until it finally comes down.    My hope is that it will be ready for our clownfish before the turn of the new year.   Time will tell.    

If you would like to follow along with the build, we have started a build thread on Reef2Reef.com   

You can find it here:  https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/the-chaos-office-aio.785410/

Our 90 gallon

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