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IM Nuvo Fusion 40 "Predator Reef"

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Starting my build thread on Nano-reef since I just downsized but upgraded to an Innovative Marine Nuvo Fusion 40. My old, and first ever, tank was a 36x18x18 non-drilled tank that I had a HOB overflow box with a wet/dry sump that was very noisy and very low quality. Since I was unhappy with my Frankenstein set up and I wanted a tank that would be easier to move by myself since I am graduating college soon. I opted for an IM Nuvo 40 since the LFS I work at had the peninsulas and they seemed to be quality tanks. Many online forums had good reviews for the tanks as well so I ordered one. I then switched everything from my 50 to the new 40 in one day.... I had created a small cave with some epoxy and old live rock for my eel then the rest of the rock was taken from my 50, I bought 40 lbs of Fiji Pink sand since I did not want to mess with my old sand. I put the water, rocks with coral, and fish into a garbage can while I took the 50 off the stand and put the 40 on. 

Equipment:

2 x AI Prime HD+ (coral+ lighting schedule)

Eshopps Nano Skimmer 

Seachem Matrix

Chemipure Elite

Marinepure shperes

Eheimm titanium heater

 

Fish: 

Dwarf Fuzzy Lionfish

Snowflake Eel (Mac)

Melanurus Wrasse 

Cleaner Shrimp

3x white hermit crabs

3x blue leg hermit crabs

2x turbo snail

 

Coral:

Caribbean gorgonian

Yellow finger gorgonian

Torch

3 hammers

Toadstool

Sinularia

Christmas favia

Zoas (don't know the trade names)

Chalice

Pulsing Xenia

GSP

Orange acan

Samacora

Plate coral

Monti Cap

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Just now, William said:

Love it, is that a yellow fuzzy? 

Not particularly sure, came into the store not labeled as a fuzzy yellow specifically, but since I've had him/her the yellow has appeared on the fins.

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Oh this is very pretty! I had the same idea in mind for an old 40 breeder. It never made it into reality though :sad:

 

Love the aquascape! How has care been for the gorgs? Would love to try one out in my new tank. 

 

Also, what do you feed your lion?

 

 

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23 hours ago, NC_Reef said:

Starting my build thread on Nano-reef since I just downsized but upgraded to an Innovative Marine Nuvo Fusion 40. My old, and first ever, tank was a 36x18x18 non-drilled tank that I had a HOB overflow box with a wet/dry sump that was very noisy and very low quality. Since I was unhappy with my Frankenstein set up and I wanted a tank that would be easier to move by myself since I am graduating college soon. I opted for an IM Nuvo 40 since the LFS I work at had the peninsulas and they seemed to be quality tanks. Many online forums had good reviews for the tanks as well so I ordered one. I then switched everything from my 50 to the new 40 in one day.... I had created a small cave with some epoxy and old live rock for my eel then the rest of the rock was taken from my 50, I bought 40 lbs of Fiji Pink sand since I did not want to mess with my old sand. I put the water, rocks with coral, and fish into a garbage can while I took the 50 off the stand and put the 40 on. 

Equipment:

2 x AI Prime HD+ (coral+ lighting schedule)

Eshopps Nano Skimmer 

Seachem Matrix

Chemipure Elite

Marinepure shperes

Eheimm titanium heater

 

Fish: 

Dwarf Fuzzy Lionfish

Snowflake Eel (Mac)

Melanurus Wrasse 

Cleaner Shrimp

3x white hermit crabs

3x blue leg hermit crabs

2x turbo snail

 

Coral:

Caribbean gorgonian

Yellow finger gorgonian

Torch

3 hammers

Toadstool

Sinularia

Christmas favia

Zoas (don't know the trade names)

Chalice

Pulsing Xenia

GSP

Orange acan

Samacora

Plate coral

Monti Cap

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Great fish pic!

The tank looks nice. 😊

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On 4/10/2019 at 8:34 PM, minimal said:

Oh this is very pretty! I had the same idea in mind for an old 40 breeder. It never made it into reality though :sad:

 

Love the aquascape! How has care been for the gorgs? Would love to try one out in my new tank. 

 

Also, what do you feed your lion?

 

 

Care for the gorgs has been fairly easy. Orange fingers in the back left are non photosynthetic but I spot feed a mixture of reef roids and seachem zooplankton. They haven't been extending their polyps much since I moved tanks a little bit ago. Purple gorgs are Caribbean photosynthetic, only thing with them was making sure there is enough flow to keep them clean. I think gorgs are overlooked by a lot of people for some reason. I think they're good at adding movement and depth, not to mention they're generally pretty cheap for what you get. 

 

On days I feed my eel she gets the LRS Chunky scraps, on days I feed her but not my eel I feed frozen mysis. Having a lionfish eat frozen food makes them easy to keep. I've fed all different kinds of seafood that I get at the grocery store.

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