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Ackbar's 16 Gallon Nuvo (Innovative Marine)


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Thanks for looking, hopefully this thread will be ongoing!

Here is a Rundown of the tank plans and what will be going into it.

Equipment:
16 Gallon Aquarium NUVO Aquarium (plan to remove one section of sponges)
1 Extra 8 Watt SkkyeLight LED Illumination (2 come in tank) (on hold)
Top Fin 100w Heater
Fiji Live Rock (16 - 20 lbs) (including rubble for the back)
Chaetomorpha Algae for the Refugium
JPJ Nano-Glo 4-LED Refugium Light
Marineland Maxi-Jet 900 Pro Powerhead

Cleaning Crew:
Astraea Turbo 6
Margarita Snail 4
Cerith Snail 3
Peppermint Shrimp 1


Sorry for the crappy quality of this first picture, I snapped it really fast this morning before heading into work. I just wanted to show the progress of aquascaping. I dont think its quite there but thats part of the fun!

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Cleaning Crew:
Astraea Turbo 6
Margarita Snail 4
Cerith Snail 3
Peppermint Shrimp 1

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The tank before I started putting in water / rocks.
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Powerhead
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Back side, left section now has some LR rubble in the second chamber.
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Heater, mechanical filtration, Refugium light and pump.
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More to come!

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Looks nice! :)

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Hey dude nice start. Ive got the 30gl Nuvo thats been running for a couple months. I took out all the sponges in both baskets. One has Chemi pure elite with filter floss and the other has cheato with nano glo lght and purigen. Its been going really well. Good luck!!

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Thanks guys! I was thinking of removing that other filter just seems kinda low quality and finicky. I was playing around with the setup of the rocks while Im waiting for it to be ready for the cleanup crew. Here are some more pictures.

Previous, I decided it was a little to "Archy"
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Trying to shoot some of the rocks, they have purple looking dots all over them. Turns out thats a hard color to bring out with blue lighting.
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I went to do some testing today and noticed that I accidentally bought a Freshwater testing kit. (here) The instructions talk about testing salt water, does anyone know if I can use this kit still or if I need to send it back for a saltwater version?