I can't say enough about this tank! I haven't had any experience with IM and I was a little worried when I placed the order. When it came and I opened the box I couldn't have been more surprised. I was so impressed with the way it was packed and then I removed all the wrapping. I would rate IM with 100 stars because of the craftsmanship, the glass is crystal clear and so well put together. Everything about this tank was well thought out, from the Mighty Jet return pump to the custom caddy media basket. I am beyond satisfied with this set up and the possibilities of the spacious filtration chambers. Oh and one thing that's not mentioned in the (what's in the box) section, you get a screen top that fits with perfection keeping your fish safe while keeping a sleek style. When its time for me to upgrade to a bigger tank I will defiantly go with another IM. Love, love, love it!
Great tank all around, perfect size display super sleek. back chambers allow you to hide all your gear to enjoy the display without having to see all the cords.
Beautiful tank but poorly designed
The tank itself is gorgeous and, in typical IM style, very well built. I have only one complaint but it is major...the filter chamber is too small. It holds such a small amount of water that the pump chamber can go dry virtually overnight in dry winter weather. Even in the summer you still have to top off every day or burn out the pump. The chamber should have been another inch deep at least. If you buy this tank be sure to add the cost of a automatic make up water system. Without one, if you forget just one night to add muw at least once a day and maybe more or you run the risk of major problems. Also, the skimmer is so small that a snail moving across will cause the pump to suck air. Too bad. Without this design flaw it would be a perfect tank.
There is just no room in the filtration partition to fit anything. I would gladly give up a inch of display space for another inch of room in the filtration partition. Also the pump it came with doesn’t seem to be working well.