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  1. IM Nuvo Lagoon 25 Owners Thread

    @new2reefin It's a good concern. How big of a pump are you running though? If you run too big of a pump in the back it'll drain the back of the AIO sump faster than the overflow can fill it up. Leaving the water level in the back pretty low. Currently I am running 1 x MJ1200 for both the return nozzle and the water line in the last chamber barely touches the top of my Colbalt neo-therm 100W heater.
  2. IM Nuvo Lagoon 25 Owners Thread

    @new2reefin Oh wow. I didn't realize that. I stuck my fingers there, I barely feel any suction. Is it possible that your clown was weak to begin with and got sucked in?
  3. IM Nuvo Lagoon 25 Owners Thread

    @new2reefin Sucked into the RFG nozzle? How? There's no opening in the RFG nozzle.
  4. IM 14 replacement pump

    It was for me, but it's also dependent on what you keep in the tank. Also, remember that with AIO tanks. If you don't closely match the stock's GPH return pump and you run a higher return pump, what happens is it'll drain the water in the back a lot quicker. So depending on your equipment in the back, just watch the water level to make sure things are still submerged. I also have a RFG (Random Flow Generator nozzle) which is a god send for these tanks. Gives it a circular flow pattern instead of a direct stream. Just something to think about.
  5. IM 14 replacement pump

    Sicce 1.0 is a bit powerful. I tried it in my IM10 tank and my RBTA's all hid towards the back. I'm using the Sicce MicraPlus and has the perfect flow.
  6. have I got coralline algae ?

    Try a light brushing. If it doesn't come off it's coralline algae. Coralline is pretty hard. You have to scrape at it for it to flake off.
  7. Smart ATO Micro worth the cash!?

    Worth every penny. I own 2 of them. One on my IM25 and other one on my IM10
  8. Can i put Rose bubble tip anemone after 4 weeks?

    As long as your tank is cycled. I don't see why not. I've never had any issues putting a RBTA in my new tanks, so as long as the RBTA you get is a healthy specimen. i.e. no torn foot, relatively good size, etc... Just don't feed it the first week and let it settle in. 10PPM Nitrate is perfectly fine for RBTAs. Imo, BTA's are a lot hardier than what online info make it seems. I remember seeing articles that BTAs require high intense light of 250PAR etc etc... When I got mine, it stayed where my LPS corals were located. around the 125PAR range. One of the easiest 'corals' to keep in my tank.
  9. NanoBox IM10 Office Tank

    hmmmmmmm..... would you say these are similar to Marinepure blocks?
  10. ADA 60f sps tank

    Be careful with the refugium lights you have. The one I have is a lot smaller, and I had to electrical tape the cover to block off some lighting from a few bulbs so the lighting wasn't wayyy too intense for the chaeto.
  11. Back at it 10 Gal AIO setup advice

    MJ1200 is definitely way too much. It's what I use in my IM25 gallon. 115 gph should be okay combined with a power-head in the display. All depends what you are keeping. If the stock pump gets too loud, then you can consider upgrading. Try it out first and see how you like it along with how the corals like it. I think in that size tank, with the Sicce Syncra 0.5, that flow is perfect for medium to higher flow corals. But for corals like enjoy the lower flow - yeah 115 to 150'ish gph max is what you should go for. I use the Sicce Micra plus and that's rated at 158gph, but I also have it dialed down half way.
  12. Back at it 10 Gal AIO setup advice

    Nice looking tank and love the light. I have an IM 10 so it's a similar set-up and I can offer some recommendations in terms of gear. ATO - Smart Micro ATO Heater - 50W Cobalt Neo-therm Salt - I use Fritz RPM. Red Sea mixes the Alk a little too high for me. Those pedestal/bonsai tree rock scape is perfect for a tank that size in my opinion. Leaves the open scape and plenty of highs and low for coral placement. Return pump? Sicce Syncra 0.5 or Sicce Micraplus. I have both and used it in the tank. The Sicce 0.5 was too much flow for the RBTAs I have in it, so I decided to swap out to a lower flow return pump. Hope this helps.
  13. Nart's - IM 25 Lagoon

    Appreciate it man. Yeah - just let me know!
  14. Nart's - IM 25 Lagoon

    Video update of the re-done tank. Turn up that 1080P and enjoy!
  15. Should I worry about my Ca level?

    Wait what? I've used CA test kits from both Salifert and API. It's far from a few PPM from each other. API's CA test kits are in increments of 20's, so 380, 400, 420 PPM etc... Whereas, Salifert's CA test kits are in increments of 10's, so 380, 390, 400, 410 PPM etc... Then if you factor in the margin of +/- in accuracy. So with API's CA test, you have a ball park of where you are at, either lower or higher end. Whereas, Salifert's it's more precise, like am I in the lower, mid, or higher end? I guess it depends on what your application is with the test kits in relations to your tank. But I personally would not recommend API's test kits to beginners.