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Starting a 30l just deciding on aquascape


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Sk8n Reefer

Hey there, could you add me on the list of nuvo 16's

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Getting ready to buy a micro 30. Was wondering if a midsize ghost skimmer will fit. If not, is there a mod I can make to ensure that it fits? I rather over skim than not.

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Anyone got a nice tank stand build for my NUVO 10?

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Anyone got a nice tank stand build for my NUVO 10?


Check out my thread for an idea - I used the Nano-Cube 14G stand. Fits perfect IMO

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So when I was doing research into getting my IM Nuvo 30, I had to use the search function to find other tanks and see what people are doing with them. Since I seem to spend so much time on here I thought I would do something like what Stevie T did with the RSM. Actually I was at one point considering the RSM and went through every one of those links until I decided I like the rimless look better. Please feel free to make link suggestions for me to add.




Owner's build threads:


IM Pico 4

sgtbhaji http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/319751-magical-flying-4gal-pico-reef-adventures/

Zombiezero http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/324630-zombiezeros-nuvo-4/

Serenity reef http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/329413-serenity-reefs-yellow-tipped-elegance-ecoreef/

Sangheili http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/330270-sangheilis-innovative-marine-nuvo-4/

UWdanno http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/348094-uwdannos-4-gal-w-sps-lps-zoas-water/

IM Nano 8

iSpeakWale http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/323481-innovative-marine-nuvo-8g/?hl=nuvo

diverseyboats http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/323877-im-nuvo-8-w-the-tampa-bay-package/?hl=nuvo

bradlondon http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/323435-brads-im-nuvo-8/?hl=nuvo

cyclonewxchick http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/320123-8g-im-nuvo/?hl=nuvo

jcardona http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/321866-my-nuvo-8-setup/?hl=nuvo

bobyboy http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/319825-my-nuvo-8-journey/?hl=nuvo

moosebranch http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/294414-mbs-im-nuvo-nano-8/

moores38 http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/310857-im-nuvo-8-build-thread/?hl=nuvo

spevjeff http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/318075-innovative-marine-nuvo-8/?hl=nuvo

watercrawl http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/311244-adams-8g-im-nuvo/?hl=nuvo

Obsessed Reefer http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/324832-im-nano-8-here-i-go-again/

Adam_T http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/325367-adam-ts-8-gallon-innovative-marine-nuvo-8/

Pals_id http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/327038-innovative-marine-nano-8im-back-in-the-hobby/

Polarcollision http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/316682-nuvo-8g/

zenreefer http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/330761-zenreefers-nuvo-8g/

Jeramy http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/339906-im-zoa-8/

cchsoracle http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/340157-nuvo-8-build/#entry4617201

mirya http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/340346-miryas-mini-flower-garden-nuvo-8/

ZeroEvox http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/317845-zeros-official-build-threadnew-pics/

drfu http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/340894-newbie-reefer-im-nuvo-8-build/?p=4632008

HVani http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/349781-hvanis-nuvo-8/


IM Nano 16


Slaychild http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/323880-slays-white-16-nuvo/?hl=nuvo

Nepenthe http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/305617-nepenthes-innovative-marine-nuvo-16/

Nepenthe #2 http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/324342-nepenthes-nouveau-nuvo16/?p=4272314

jcg66 http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/308539-sps-innovative-marine-nuvo-16/?hl=nuvo

rathje70 http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/315715-ai-nano-nuvo-16-build-now-with-bsj/

r3m@rk@bl3 http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/319989-a-r3markabl3-nuvo-16g/?hl=nuvo

jaxtron http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/322392-my-new-16gal-im-nuvo/?hl=nuvo

grandegixxer http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/316108-grandegixxers-im-nuvo-16/

tswift http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/307942-tswifts-im-nuvo-16-aio-reef/

dr.acula http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/307740-a-newbies-16-gallon-nuvo/

rkum19 http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/316908-nuvo-16-gallon-mixed-reef/?hl=nuvo

jackle http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/310423-jackles-innovative-marine-nuvo-16/?hl=nuvo

boomsnapp http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/317277-another-nuvo-16/?hl=nuvo

indonano http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/317710-new-nuvo-16gggg/?hl=nuvo

sfg http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/317624-sfgs-nuvo-16/?hl=nuvo

mikecsu http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/289236-mikecsus-16g-innovative-marine-nuvo/

redkneecoral http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/317142-redknees-nuvo-16-build/?hl=nuvo

justice http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/319818-justices-nuvo16-new-equipment-4-1-13/

gqjeff http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/324669-my-6-yr-old-sons-first-tank-nuvo-16/#entry4280102

StevieT http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/320919-steviets-nuvo-16-experience/

NanoGuy13 http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/325150-follow-this-16g-nuvo-im-working-on/

pwfletcher http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/324500-nuvo-16g-w-ai-nano-vortech-mp10-day-007/

neverrain http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/323698-neverrains-first-tank-journal-nuvo-16/

Stormie http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/325470-stormies-16-gallon-nuvo/#entry4300941

floydie83 http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/325555-floydie83s-nuvo-16/#entry4309044

x3thelast http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/325731-minimalist-nuvo-16/

rdck99 http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/325830-rdck99s-16g-nuvo-reef-first-saltwater-tank/#entry4328859

amored http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/317395-the-procrastination-tank/

azuly http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/329357-hungaroreef-nuvo-16/

Boneshaker http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/333387-im-nuvo-16/


B&Y http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/336719-black-and-yellow-im-nuvo-16g-nano-reef/

treedog5 http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/339279-treedog5s-nuvo-16-build-goby-town/#entry4600583

O-man21 http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/339511-o-man21s-im-nuvo-16-experiment/

throbbinjack http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/340886-im-nuvo-16-my-first-build/

tlombardo http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/330893-tonys-tonga-tank-long-time-since-updatefts/

CrazyCarl http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/343908-crazycarls-im-16/

Steensj http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/341285-steensjs-innovative-marine-nuvo-16-now-with-even-more-coral-e-goodness/


Sk8n Reefer http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/349954-sk8n-reefers-nuvo-16/?p=4804570


IM Nano 24

Jay Wee http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/326961-jays-im-nuvo-24/

defender.TX http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/326151-innovative-marine-nuvo-24-april-giveaway-build-thread/

Eckozulu http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/327360-ezs-im-nuvo-24-build/

Ticklem http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/328376-tickles-nuvo-24-reef-creation/#entry4362026

Middreef http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/328845-middreefs-nuvo-24/?p=4398325#entry4398325

Sangheili http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/330750-sangheilis-innovative-marine-nuvo-24/

Egginis http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/330971-egginis-nuvo-24/

Hammerheadv13 http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/332268-hammerheads-innovative-marine-nuvo-24/

charlie truong http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/332794-charlie-bit-my-fingers-im-nuvo-24/#entry4462743

TEAMIM24 http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/337615-teamim24s-innovative-marine-nuvo-24/

gsgentry http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/338875-gsgentrys-innovative-marine-nuvo-24-build/

polarcollision http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/337141-new-photos-polarcollisions-nuvo-24/

akaeding http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/339407-akaedings-innovative-marine-nuvo-24/

Mirya http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/346512-miryas-floridian-flower-garden/

Newtybar http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/352976-newtybars-nuvo-24-nano/

IM Micro 30

Joel sandoman http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/321764-joels-im-nuvo-30/

Jgpico http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/310730-jgpicos-30-gallon-nuvo/?hl=nuvo

endy0430 http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/321929-my-innovative-marine-nuvo-30g-experience/?hl=nuvo

nanojeep450 http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/325568-nanojeeps-im-nuvo-30/#entry4303399

cmac07 http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/326959-cmac07s-im-nuvo-micro-30-reef-yet-unnamed/

islandoftiki http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/335587-islandoftikis-nuvo-30-peacock-mantis-tank/

Paradizecityz http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/345503-paradizecityz-im-nuvo-30-tank/

Creeper Ky http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/346527-kys-nuvo-30-journalbuild/

triangle_11 http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/348077-rscs-im-30-return-relapse-into-the-reef-keeping/#entry4770641

drfu http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/349993-dr-fus-innovative-marine-micro-30-build-questions/#entry4805475


IM Mini 38

notthesizethatcounts http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/324056-im-nuvo-38/?hl=nuvo

grand nano http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/315919-innovative-marine-nuvo-38-grand-nano-pic-intense/?hl=nuvo

BusterDB http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/314829-the-original-mini-monster-38/

Chadgarner http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/322447-chizzles-innovative-marine-38-gallon/

Zninerfan http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/315143-zninerfans-38-gallon-innovative-marine/


livewyr25 http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/328228-livewyr25s-innovative-marine-nuvo-38-build-w-custom-stand/

rmrlsu http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/328390-im-38-4-months-old/#entry4362252

coolhandreefer http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/328460-im-38-nuvo/

shughes38 http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/331147-nuvo-38-with-custom-stand/

Pals_id http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/337573-nuvo-mini-38-up-and-running/

cdub1955 http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/339153-my-38-gallon-im-startup/

iNTEL http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/341568-innovative-marine-nuvo-38g/


Fusion 10

R0DD http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/353894-im-nano-fusion-10-new-build/#entry4884216


Fusion 20

Obsessed Reefer http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/349774-jesses-20g-fusion-new-house-new-tank/

NanoDiver http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/350369-nanodivers-im-20-gallon-fusion/

gerber54 http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/353867-nuvo-fusion-20-now-with-clowns-and-goby/

Fusion 30L

Bobyboy http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/343296-bobyboys-innovative-marine-fusion-30l/#entry4675424

Yikesjason http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/341880-yikesjasons-first-saltwater-tank-now-a-nuvo-30l-fusion/#entry4649818

Nueok http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/346520-nueok-im-fusion-30l-build/

Admonition http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/346783-admonitions-fusion-30l/


Fusion 40

snowflake_clown http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/353875-im-nuvo-fusion-40/


gahumphrey http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/337985-gahumphreys-innovative-marine-sr-80-shallow-reef/#entry4572616


So obviously this is a fairly new line of tanks so there are not a gazillion like the biocube, nanocube, etc. I also did not add tanks that haven't been updated in the last 6 months. Feel free to comment and ask me to add your tank. Also any thread links that have to do with modifications, upgrades etc.



Hi May I have mine in the Nuvo Index too? Thanks


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I just setup my fusion 20, I'll add my build thread when I start one. I do have crazy air bubbles coming from the returns and don't have a skimmer. I'm sure there's a cheap fix but all my searching on Google only pulls up info about the ghost skimmer..

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I just setup my fusion 20, I'll add my build thread when I start one. I do have crazy air bubbles coming from the returns and don't have a skimmer. I'm sure there's a cheap fix but all my searching on Google only pulls up info about the ghost skimmer..

I'd check the tubing connections for your return pump. Also, make sure the water level is correct. Ideally, there should just be a very small water fall effect into the center return pump chamber.

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I just setup my fusion 20, I'll add my build thread when I start one. I do have crazy air bubbles coming from the returns and don't have a skimmer. I'm sure there's a cheap fix but all my searching on Google only pulls up info about the ghost skimmer..

What return pump are you using? I found that I had more bubbles with the stock pump and upgraded to the cobalt mj1200 and the bubbles were gone (at least until I got the ghost protein skimmer, lol).

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I'll check all the connections, I'm using the stock pump as well as a mj900. I might just end up replacing the stock pump with another mj900.

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Hello, I am new to saltwater aquariums and i want to do plenty of research before i invest a lot of money. I am interested in starting a Nuvo 30 or a 29g biocube. is it recommended that i get an all in one or just buy the tank only. i just want a reef tank with about 2 or 3 small fish. i see most people change out the lights and filter system. that is the reason why i was asking about the all in one tank. I would like to get all types of corals and a maybe anemone and clam. so i want good lighting. what lights do i need and filter system? thanks.

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What return pump are you using? I found that I had more bubbles with the stock pump and upgraded to the cobalt mj1200 and the bubbles were gone (at least until I got the ghost protein skimmer, lol).


I recently started my tank and have upgraded to the MJ1200 as well. I sometimes get microbubbles from the return, but you can see them more when I do a top off.

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I was just about to pull the trigger on a nuvo 38 but started reading about cracks in a lot of the nuvo tanks... Is this a concern with all older nuvo tanks ???

May go with red sea if that's the case

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I was just about to pull the trigger on a nuvo 38 but started reading about cracks in a lot of the nuvo tanks... Is this a concern with all older nuvo tanks ???

May go with red sea if that's the case


From what I have read if it has curved glass stay away. I have heard that the new Fusion line is doing good though. Does anyone have any info on the IM Fusion 40 such as what to upgrade and what skimmers will fit it? I would like to use the Tunze skimmer but I am unsure if it will fit the 40 or not.

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All the biocubes have curved glass and I haven't heard many stories of them cracking

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Spent so much damn money on my Fusion 20 before it's even cycled.. stupid hobby. :P

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Looking at getting a Fusion 20. Any issues with them cracking? Seems they have had a history of this issue on the 16 and 24. Don't want to come home to 20 gallons leaking to the business below me....

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Can anyone chime in on an ato system that works good with the nuvo 38 ? I think the one from IM is to expensive. Was looking at jbj and tunze but unsure what kits back there

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I just ordered the Tunze Nano version. A lot of people on here use it.

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A local reefer has a jbj ato for sale for a good price as he is getting a bigger tank. Would this top off work good with the nuvo 38 ??

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