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Adam T's 8 Gallon (Innovative Marine Nuvo 8)

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So...I recently downsized to an Innovative Marine Nuvo 8, so I could focus more on a job opportunity that recently surprised me. Here is the info:

Tank: Innovative Marine Nuvo 8 gallon
Filtration: inTank Media Basket w/ Purigen, Chemipure Elite & Filter Floss
Return/Flow: Hydor Pico Evolution Mini 600
Lighting: Nano Box Reef - Mini Tide (full spectrum, 11 LED's)
Heater: 50w Hydor
Coral: Golden Aussie Torch, Frog Spawn, Rock Anenome, Purple Death Palys, Watermelon Zoas, Steel Blue Zoas, Armor of God Zoas, Nuclear Green Fuzzy Mushrooms
Fish: No fish at this time...I want this tank as simple as possible. MAY add a clown goby...but I've never had a tank this small before so I'm not so sure.

The coral in the photos aren't fully extended because they were without light for about 12 hours. I put the new light on and took the pictures pretty soon after.


Photos (unedited):

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Update: May 2013

 

Evaporation? What evaporation?

 

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Thanks to Pico Aquariums for the custom filter cover.

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Adam_T

Anyone have any fish recommendations? I'm thinking a single clown goby....or a wheelers goby. Something small and just 1.

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Obsessed Reefer

Tank looks nice. A yellow clown goby would do perfect in there, as long as you don't plan on any sps.

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jgpico

Teal low clown gobies are cool but they tend to be harder to keep alive in captivity. I have tried twice and haven't had any luck. If it were my tank I would do a pair of green striped gobies or something similar. They are awesome fish and would be great for a tank this size. You have done an awesome job with this tank so far and I'm pretty jealous of your light, Dave makes some killer fixtures!

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fretfreak13

You definitely need some kind of hosting shrimp for that awesome nem! I recommend Pedersons!!!

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JR!

love the nano box. :D wise decision

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DaveFason

Looks great Adam!

 

-Dave

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Adam_T

Evaporation? What evaporation?

 

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IMG_4449_zpsd3a6b068.jpg

 

 

Thanks to Pico Aquariums for the custom filter cover.

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Obsessed Reefer

How much was the cover? Can we get an updated FTS?

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Adam_T

The cover cost $27 shipped by Pico Aquariums.

 

 

Updated FTS & Coral Pics: (pics taken quickly with cellphone, if coral look like they are stretching for light, it is because I am still acclimating them to LED. Don't want to burn them)

 

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AlexfromSATX

Any updated pics? How are your corals growing under the mini tide?

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Adam_T

I'll take some in the morning. My LPS is growing very quickly, and the Anemone is amazing. I never do good with zoas.

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HOTWATER

Any updates?

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Dr.Phil

Adam,

 

How can i get the same back compartment cover ?

 

Thanks

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ShallowPlanet

Very nice setup. I am really digging these nano box lights.

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bruceanthony

Thanks to Pico Aquariums for the custom filter cover.

 

I looked at the pico aquarium website. Couldn't find any filter covers. Where'd you find that??

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Adam_T

had him custom make them.

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andersonkc

Where did you get that rear cover? That looks great.

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Adam_T

Custom made from Pico Aquariums.

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Hussar

Do you ever have trouble with mist or fog forming on the inner side of the lid?

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