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They are definitely quiet.  Is yours pulling out dark skimmate? Mine isn't, but it's on the wife's 18 gallon tank with a fairly low bioload

 

No, mostly just slightly discolored water, but it’s only been in for maybe two weeks, and the tank is only a month old. Add to that low bio load (1 fish and just a few corals) and I’m not surprised. If I lower the cup I get more water, if I raise it the bubbles never reach the cup. This WB10 is pretty clean as well, i’m new to the idea of heavier feeding, so I’m taking it slowly so as to not get a “Refugium display tank” look... 🙂

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Picked up a few new corals today. 

 

Red Planet

Coolers Champagne

Miyagi Tort

Pink Lemonade

PC Rainbow 

 

Tank is coming up on a year old next month.

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you've got some damn fine aquarist skill going on there! I'm envious...I love long and low tanks and have thought about the IM 30L since I've seen it.  😄 

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5 hours ago, Friendly said:

you've got some damn fine aquarist skill going on there! I'm envious...I love long and low tanks and have thought about the IM 30L since I've seen it.  😄 

Yeah the 30l is a good tank.  I'm starting to run out of room though.

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5 hours ago, Joevember said:

Great tank! Love the pics. What are you using to take them?

Thanks.  I'm just using my Samsung Galaxy S9.  I did just buy a nikon d5600, but need to get a macro lense and figure out how to use the darn thing.

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4 minutes ago, alpinestar said:

looks amazing dre 🤙🤙

Thank you...now just need these frags to turn into colonies

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Figured I'd throw up a a couple photos of the wife's tank.  She's into softies and lps.  It's been running since about April of 2018.  The tank is a c-vue 18 gallon with ai prime for lighting.  Originally had a sand bed in it and no skimmer.  We removed sand and added a skimmer and have observed positive results since the change.

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Well guys, looking back at my records, it appears I put the clownfish in the tank on 14 Feb 18.  I guess this is my official one year update.  Overall the tank has been pretty good.  I have lost a few corals, overskimmed, used too much gfo, etc, but I think I have most of those issues figured out by now.  The tank is 95% sps so the ATI doser is definitely a time saver.  I'm maxed out on corals so now it's time to just let everything grow out and keep things stable.  Over the last year I've used IO reef crystals, but am going to switch to something with lower alk, maybe red sea blue bucket.  Not really planning any upgrades, just want to enjoy the tank.  Here are a few pics.

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I thought I was going to lose this acro as it started losing tissue.  It has almost regrown over the dead areas completely and is encrusting well.

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Thank you for sharing your experience and thoughts on the new NuvoSkim DC skimmer. I'm considering it for my 25g lagoon. What's your verdict after using it for a couple more weeks? I've so far only seen pictures with slightly discolored water. Would you get it again? My main alternative would be the much bigger Aquamaxx HOB 1.5. What do you recommend? 
 

Thanks!

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11 minutes ago, pieceofreef said:

Thank you for sharing your experience and thoughts on the new NuvoSkim DC skimmer. I'm considering it for my 25g lagoon. What's your verdict after using it for a couple more weeks? I've so far only seen pictures with slightly discolored water. Would you get it again? My main alternative would be the much bigger Aquamaxx HOB 1.5. What do you recommend? 
 

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Well, the nuvoskim is really quiet...but all I can get it to do is skim discolored water.  I have the aquamaxx hob 1 (original) on my 30l and it is just a much better skimmer and pulls much more junk.  If you have a higher bio load I would definitely go with something like the aquamaxx.  If I had it to do over I probably wouldn't purchase the nuvoskim.  Hope this helps.

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Thanks, this is quite helpful. I wish the Aquamaxx was smaller, but I hope to stock quite a few fish in the 25g (2 clowns, blenny, 2 wrasses, maybe goby, maybe small angel), so perhaps that is still the way to go.

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Yeah, I would definitely upgrade the skimmer to an aquamaxx or something similar with that bioload.  Maybe look at the tunze comline.  Aquamaxx also makes an NF version that could fit in the back of a 25, but it's never in stock on marine depot.

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Tank looks great! 

I have the same one and am looking at changing my return pump. How do you like the Jebao and what GPH/ % power are you running it at? 

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3 hours ago, mattbaar said:

Tank looks great! 

I have the same one and am looking at changing my return pump. How do you like the Jebao and what GPH/ % power are you running it at? 

Thanks, the jebao has been solid so far.  I've got it maxed out, but am also using spin streams.  Definitely a worthwhile upgrade.  I hated the stock pump.  The jebao has a feed mode too which is handy.

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Well, it's been about a month since I last posted.  Tank has been doing well.  No new additions, just letting everything grow in.  I did have some acropora red bugs, but took care of them with interceptor.  Here are a few pics, definitely getting some good growth.

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Thanks, probably over did it on the corals.  Already have things bumping into each other...ie sunset monti kicking the orange caps behind.

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Well, went ahead and purchased a nero 5 since they were on sale.  Going to replace one of the two mp10s in my tank with this and see what happens.

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1 hour ago, DreC80 said:

Well, went ahead and purchased a nero 5 since they were on sale.  Going to replace one of the two mp10s in my tank with this and see what happens.

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Welcome to the future 😂

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27 minutes ago, Joevember said:

Welcome to the future 😂

No kidding.  It was very easy to set up, moves a ton of water....so far I'm happy with it.

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