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Doubling Tank Size - 13.5 to a IM Nuvo Fusion 25

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Moved everything over from my Fluval Evo 13.5 to my new IM Nuvo Fusion 25.  

 

A pic here, then will add more info.

 

 

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IM must love the EVO 13.5, I can't count the number of people (including me) that have made the same move. 

 

Did you add more live rock? I think I finally arrived at a good amount of live rock, added a couple of pieces after curing them in a bucket just this week.  

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5 hours ago, Garf said:

IM must love the EVO 13.5, I can't count the number of people (including me) that have made the same move. 

 

Did you add more live rock? I think I finally arrived at a good amount of live rock, added a couple of pieces after curing them in a bucket just this week.  

Yeah, makes you think they should come out with something larger and a nicer finish.

 

So far, I have not added more liverock, will probably add 6-8 more pounds, if that.  I like more of the low light coral, so really prefer the lower real estate.  Moved everything over from my Fluval except for the sand.  Nitrates are around 10, which I like, all paramaters are perfect (knock on wood).

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Ordered the tank directly from IM.  Everyone on the phone was great.  Packaging was great.  Shipping was FAST.  Had the tank a couple of weeks while I got caught up on other stuff...  and building a stand.

 

Stand was easy breezy, but my ocd slowed me up.  The slight irregularities of my stand (3/4 inch plywood) bothered me.  So, I added a pad.  Called IM and they said they do not recommend any thicker that what is on the tank.  So, the perfectionist I am...  Had some granite cut for it.

 

As it sits, the stand is open, I will be organizing the equipment and wires soon.   As well as adding doors to cover it all up.  

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My Evo Fusion 13.5 was pretty well modded.  I brought all over all the media that was in the back area, all the live rock, corals, critters, etc...  Pretty much everything but the sand. I did two new bags of CaribSea and added one handful of the old sand to the top.  My thoughts on this is maybe it'll help "seed" the new sand.  I did this all over 3 days.  The two clowns and the two largest live rocks on day one (with a few zoas to watch how they do), and all the rest on day three.

 

No issues what so ever I'm proud to say.

 

So far my equipment list is:

AI Prime HD 16- should be plenty, I love the low light Acans, Echinatas, and Chalices

Aquamai KPS

(2) RFG

NeoTherm 100

 

Thought I was going to add my DCS-1200, but surprisingly I like the stock unit.  At first, even on 1 it was too much flow.  Traded to the RFG's, which in my opinion lower the pressure/disperse pressure, which settles the flow.  Now I am around 1.2 - 1.3 and it is still less violent motion that the stock outlets at 1.1.  Need to start playing with the interval settings however, any thoughts on the interval settings?

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For once,  I feel like flow is about right..  And only took about a week to get it set.  No pics at the moment, next time my green Trachy is inflated I'll post a video.

 


 

 

 

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Wanna get an ATO asap.  

 

Think I am between the AutoAqua Smart Micro ATO and the XPAqua Duetto ATO.  Thoughts or experience with either?

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I have the XPAqua Ultimate, I like it a lot. I have had to replace the pump once tho, but I can pretty much chalk that up to me letting it run dry as I neglected to fill my 1gallon ATO reservoir for a couple days. The piece of mind to have a separate high level shutoff is worth the added cost.  

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Just ordered the AutoAqua Smart Micro ATO.  Like the simplicity of it.  Might purchase the backup / cutoff at a later date.

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