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  1. Found both for the same price used and looking to get into reefing. The Red Sea max has upgrade lights (Vertex aquaristik illumilux 600 mbi) the IM tank is stock and stand
  2. Sparty

    Sparty's IM 30L Reef

    Been a challenge-filled first 18 months, but after several algae blooms, a few cyano outbreaks, multiple lighting hurdles and lessons, A/C issues causing VERY high tank temps for most of a summer, and unexpected needs for equipment upgrades, I think I finally have the tank headed in the right direction. Most of my issues were the typical hurdles we all have to live through ourselves before the lesson sinks in. Overfeeding, LED settings, filtration needs, inadequate water changes, etc. are simple things you can warn a newbie about, but the lesson is really only learned when the consequence is experienced. (I do have something in common with my teenagers) One of my biggest early issues was a unique one, but my inexperience was a factor there as well. After hearing many wonderful things and recommendations for Nanobox LEDs, I went with a Quad+. I love the clean look and operation of the light. Unfortunately being my first reef setup with a quality light, it took me months to realize that the Royal Blue channel was not functional. Didn't make much of a difference at first but as I started to add coral it became evident something wasn't right. Fortunately, true to his reviews and reputation, Dave was GREAT and he repaired the issue quickly. It's been smooth sailing ever since and I am seeing significant growth for the first time over the last few months. Even toying with adding some SPS... Equipment Tank: IM Fusion 30L Stand: Custom Light: Nanobox Quad+ (Black with Nat. Cherry covers) ATO: Tunze 5017 (5 gal butter churn reservoir) Return Pump: Sicce Syncra-Silent 2.0 (568 GPH) w/ IM SpinStream flow nozzles Flow Pump: Tunze Nanostream 6040 Reactor: IM Auqa-gadget 7301 (w/ GFO) Heater: Aqueon Pro200 Skimmer: Fluval Sea Mini PS2 Filtration: IM Media baskets x2 w/ Top: Filter floss Middle: filter mat Bottom: Chemipure Blue sock Livestock Purple Firefish Royal Gramma Starry Blenny Six-line Wrasse Green banded Goby (currently AWOL but I'm hopeful he's hiding somewhere) Red Hermits Assorted snails Pincusion urchin Zoanthids (7-8 types) Blastomussa Duncan Acans (4 types) Rock flower Anenomes x2 Frogspawn Hammer coral (white... bleached?) Pulsing Xenia Maxima Clam Green Star Polyp island Florida Ricordia Cup Coral Have a move happening in the near future, so I am resisting the urge to add more coral or make large changes. Unfortunately the Mid-michigan coral swap is 2 months away... it will be a struggle to keep myself contained. I am thinking of taking advantage of the move to add a refugium and get rid of the GFO reactor. I have seen some with these tanks utilize one of the compartments with a light affixed to the back after the black covering is removed??? Any suggestions on how to proceed with that would be appreciated.
  3. Current FTS: December 2018 Past FTS: April 2018 Upgraded to this tank from my first reef in a 17g Aqua Japan Feb 2018. My old tank was running for a little over a year and I quickly realized I wanted something a little bigger and better build quality. I love the long shallow look of the Nuvo 30l. The upgrade went surprisingly smooth as I was able to set the tanks up side by side and just swapped over every thing but the sand in just a few hours. Most of the corals I’ve grown from small frags which I’m pretty proud of. Looking forward to some of them having more room to grow out now. Equipment: Tank: IM Nuvo 30L Lighting: 2x Ai Prime HDs Filtration: 2x IM Floss Holders Eshoppes Nano Skimmer DIY Cheato Reactor Pump: Jeabo DCS2000 Powerhead: Jeabo SW-2 IM SpinStream on one side Heater: Cobalt Neo-Therm 100w ATO: Tunze Osmolater 3152 Livestock: Fish and Inverts: Allardi Clown Sixline Wrasse Azure Damsel 2x Chalk Bass passed away:( Orange spotted Goby Tiger Pistol Shrimp Conch Snail Cleaner Shrimp Hermits Trochus and Nassarius Snails Durasa Clam RBTA Tuxedo Urchin Corals: Frogspawn Hammer Green and Striped Candy Canes Fungia GSP Pocillopora Birdsnest Open Brain Coral Cabbage Coral Lobophylia Kenya Tree Long Tentacle Green Toadstool Various Zoanthids and Palys Varioua Mushrooms Maintence: Weekly 5g water change Change filter floss Clean Skimmer Cup I occasionally dose ESV Bionic 2 part when my calcium dips and alk dip, generally towards the end of the week Remove cheato from the reactor as needed.
  4. I got into this hobby about a year ago with an IM 10 gallon and have been hooked every since. I had a major crash back in June, started over and the 10 gallon is running smoothly now (some good lessons learned). But why have one tank when you can have two right?? 😀. I had been floating the idea of a 2nd tank by my wife for several months (even before my crash) and fell in love with the drop off aquarium concept. I like a lot of the cool aqua-scaping you can do with two levels, the fact that you can better separate some corals that don't play well with each other, etc. My wife kept pushing back on the 2nd tank (cause as you know this hobby isn't cheap) until low and behold look what she surprised me with a few days ago.... This is the Abyss Panorama (20 gallons). I don't see a ton of these here in the forum so I decided to do an aquarium journal to seek advice. I'll be running the Kessil 160's as lighting, I've got the Tunze ATO, Cobalt 75w heater and I'm going to be doing black sand on the bottom (I just love the look of black sand and think it will pop with this aquarium. Will probably add a skimmer within the next few weeks as well. A couple of questions.. As this came with two media racks, in my IM 10 I run ChemPure Blue and have had good results with this. Do I just need to put this in one of the two racks or both? I'll be using filter floss in both of the top racks, anything else you would suggest for the extra compartments? I need a good wave maker recommendations. This will be an LPS/Softie tank (my wife gets to pick the corals in my house so movement and color pallet are her thing) so what would you recommend with the different heights in this tank to maintain some good flow? My black sand wont be in until next week. Should I wait to fill the tank and start cycling then or can I add water, a couple pieces of live rock THEN add the sand next week? Thanks in advance for suggestions and advice.
  5. ChristopherDido

    STL Reef Odyssey

    Ok so after lots and lots of thinking... We decided we are changing tanks from our JBJ NanoCube 28. I got tired of the bright white lights off the NanoCube and wanted more of a blue color light, like the Kessil gives off. So I setup the Nuvo 20, that was at the school, in our living room. So I will be "breaking down" the NanoCube and it will be given a rebirth in my classroom in the fall for our club. I plan on keeping all the rock that is in here live and cleaning up the tank for the new school year and putting it on a smaller stand so the kids can reach it. Here is my Journal for the new tank. Equipment: Tank - IM Nuvo Fusion 20 Pump - MJ-1200 (Pulled the Stock) Light - Kessil a160we (Bought from here, DIY Mounted with Spectral Controller) Heater - Finnex HMA 100W Heater ATO - Want to use the AutoAqua Smart ATO (Not the Micro) but it did not seem to work with the black glass on the back (Anyone else have problems with this?), so right now I have a Tunze ATO (can’t remember exact model.) Filtration: Rock - 20Lbs Dry Rock (I think BRS - Sold at Local LFS, was gonna be for a Lagoon 25 that never happened) Substrate - Ocean’s Direct Caribbean Live Sand IM Media Basket(want to upgrade to inTank) with their Mechanical Sponges, had good experience with them in the classroom, may switch over if I get InTank baskets Filter Sock - Nothing in it at the moment, just there to catch debris Goals for this tank: Over the last year and 4 months I have maintained a 28 gallon NanoCube with pretty good success, there were a few things that I wish I would have known when getting into the hobby. For one how much I hated putting my arms way down into a deep-ish tank when doing maintenance. Two how much it costs for Chemi-pure elite every 3 weeks. I also hope to keep a much more engaging Journal that folks can follow along with us. So I kept both of these things in mind when setting up this setup, I made sure that maintenance of the tank will be very easy, ie. ample room to work in the tank and around the rocks to stir up the sandbed and keep that clean. Secondly the goal for this tank will be to run very little in terms of chemical filtration. I wish when i set up my first tank that I understood more about “refugiums” and MacroAlgae, so I specifically am planning on incorporating some form of refugium in the back chambers and a couple display macros that will help with sucking up excess nutrients. Ideally with a child on the way, this tank will take minimal maintenance time - 30-60 minutes a week not counting running an algae magnet over the glass every day or so. Another thing with this tank that I am excited about is controlling exactly what goes into it, the 28gallon I bought from an LFS fully setup (I am sure now that I overpaid lol.) So with this one I am going Dry Rock with a couple rubble pieces from my Pico to help seed the tank. I originally bought the dry rocks that I did with a scape in mind for a Nuvo 25 Lagoon tank that we thought we were getting, that didn’t happen. When I bought the rocks I immediately began “curing” them in a 10 gallon tank with saltwater and an AC70 with just a sponge in it. I did this because I had read that dry rocks tend to “leech” phosphates and from what I can tell it’s because they were not cleaned very well based on anecdotal evidence. They have sat in there since April with water circulating and being topped off every few days, about once every week or two I would take a turkey baster and blast the rocks to get as much dust out of them as I could. Towards the middle of May I put a couple pieces of rubble Rock from my pico in there and then week before Memorial Day I put a bottle of Bio-Spira in the tank… This is where I may have made my first mistake, after dropping in the bottle on a Wednesday, my wife decided we were gonna take a last minute vacation for Memorial Day before the baby comes, so i was not able to test levels during this time. When I came back my Ammonia was reading “Zero”, Nitrite was “Zero” and Nitrate was between 60-80. I did a 50% Water Change and dropped in some more Bio-Spira then left for almost a week to help my best friend move from Chicago to Burlington, VT. When I came back the tank was measuring 60 Nitrate and No Ammonia or Nitrite, so based on all that I have gathered about the cycle of a reef tank, my cycle was finished. This past Friday June 8th I finally got the stand together and bought the upgraded pump. On Saturday I got the sand and water and proceeded to fill the tank up. Again still no Ammonia or Nitrites showing, Nitrates were measuring in at 10-15. After all of this I just decided to set the timer up on the Kessil and find a schedule and put some macro algae in there. After a couple of days of the Macro doing fine I added a small frag of Frogspawn to test the waters. Everything seems to be happy! Planned Livestock: Planning on Moving over our fish from the 28 2X Clownfish (Standard Occelaris and Darwin) 1X Pajama Cardinal New Additions: Possibly a Tailspot Blenny or Goby/Shrimp Combination Planned Inverts: Cleaner Skunk Shrimp (Already have in my 28Gallon) Rock Flower Anemones - Planning to have a “Garden” of them off the Left Side of the Aquascape Snails - Will have an Assortment of Trochus, Nassarius, Turbo, Fighting Conch and Astreas (Don’t think I will do Hermits this time around) Possibly a small urchin down the line Softy Corals: Assorted Zoas - Goal is to cover the “arch” with them as they grow out. Ricordeas - Planning to move over my Blue, Orange and Green Florida Ricordeas and maybe add a few more to create a “Ric Garden” on the Bottom Right of the rockwork (there is sorta a cavish area there) LPS Corals: Hammers - I have two currently in the 28 that I plan on Moving over, will be placing these up on the rocks above the “Ric Garden” along with…. Frogspawn - I have currently in the Nuvo as a “water-testing” coral (they should be fine next to the hammers, based on information that I have read) Probable additions: I will most likely try my hand with Acans again, I like the looks of them but I think the lights in the JBJ NanoCube were just too much for them. Hopefully this time I can keep them, planning to keep them on the substrate most likely under the “arch” Candy Canes - Thinking I will move over the Candy Cane Coral that I have in the 28, but only if I can figure out how to successfully kill the vermitid snails that are coming out it is in many different places lol - Not sure where I will place them yet probably above the RFAs once they settle in. SPS: Really I’m not the biggest fan of them, plus I know our Family Lifestyle does not bode well for the demands of most SPS, but I have a Birdsnest that has done phenomenal for us in the 28gallon and I plan I keeping that as well. FTS 8-21-18: FTS 7-13-18: Picture of the Rockscape with ideas of where I plan to place corals: Picture of the Rockscape without the colored circles 🙂 Here's a quick pic of the two tanks next to each other. I have put a lot of thoughts into my fish so far in the tank and I would ideally like to add one more so I will put a couple of options down below and maybe you all can give me some opinions on adding those. I have also put a lot of thought into the corals that I like and would want, I am thinking I may also add some Dendros down the line or if you think there is anything else I should look at adding please let me know. Let me know what you think and if I am missing any key information here for being successful? Or just your thoughts on my plans! Thanks!
  6. I have used this site so much in my research that I thought it would be best to chronicle my journey here. I am new to reefing and after half a dozen books and countless hours online I finally took the plunge and bought an IM Fusion Peninsula 20. For lighting I found a good deal on a Current Orbit Marine PRO 24" and so far I really like it (but then again, I'm new so not much to compare it too). I also swapped out the filter sock for an inTank media basket and changed the stock pump to an Eheim compact 1000 after a few days of dealing with the noise (this tank is on my custom built work desk). The tank has 20 lbs of live rock from the LFS and 10 lbs of CaribSea Ocean Direct sand. I also added a Jebao SW-2 powerhead to the back wall and an IM Hydrofill hooked up to a TOM Aqua Lifter for ATO. There is a 75w Cobalt Neo-Therm heater in the third chamber as well. Here it is the day I flooded it: I mixed my own salt with RO water from the LFS that I transported back to my house in truckload of Home Depot buckets. I used Tropic Marin Bio-Actif and did the mixing in a new Rubbermaid Brute 28 gallon recycle bin with a heater and cheap powerhead. I installed my new RO/DI system a few days later and my TDS is zero. I rigged it up so I could bypass the deionization if I wanted drinking water. Here it all is under the sink: It has an dual in-line TDS meter measuring both RO and RO/DI separately. I calibrated it to my handheld TDS meter and it reads true. Red hose is for fish, blue hose is for me. The tank I have been using to store RO/DI has an air release port that the water line fits into perfectly. I used a sharpie to make the measurement marks on the jug more visible from across the room. I have a 1/4" airline from my ATO pump running into the same hole when it is set up near the tank for that purpose.
  7. bageezus

    Bageezus's IM Nuvo 20

    Okay so I decided to get back into reef keeping. I still have a few freshwater tanks sitting around and finally just got the itch to start up a new tank. I decided to go with a IM Nuvo 20. Innovative Marine Nuvo Fusion 20 gal Equipment list: Lighting : Kessil A160WE Controllers : Kessil light controller Wave Makers : EcoTech Marine VorTech MP10wQD Propeller Pump w/ Wireless QuietDrive Driver (Not yet purchased) Media Baskets : IM AUQA Gadget CustomCaddy (Planning on running Chemi-Pure Elite and Purigen) Reactor : IMAUQA Gadget MiniMax All-In-One Media Reactor (Planning on running GFO) Skimmer: IM ghost skimmer ATO: JBJ ATO ATO Reservoir : IM AUQA Gadget HydroFill Ti Auto Top Off ATO Reservoir (Not yet purchased) Return Pumps : Single MJ1200 Heater : Cobalt Aquatics 75w Neo Therm Live Rock : CaribSea Life Rock - 20 lbs Live Sand : CaribSea Arag-Alive Special Grade Reef Sand 20 lb Salt : Red Sea Coral Pro Salt Mix Water Filtration : 4 Stage 75GPD Value RO/DI System (Will add on TDS inline meter) This was a good size order and after I let my tank cycle, I will begin to purchase my lighting and wave maker. Everything was ordered today, so hopefully I will have it all by mid week. Still deciding if I want this to be a bedroom tank or a living room tank...
  8. Hello all. As the title states this is my post about building my nuvo 20 reef. I currently have a 150 reef at home and wanted to put a smaller tank at my office due to the fact that I spend 40-50 hours a week there and will have the time to enjoy it. The deciding factor for me was that a recent dental journal did a report stating that 5 min staring at a fish tank lowers stress levels and pain experienced (which allows me to make this a business expense). The tank will be sitting on a shelf in my dental operatory and floor space is limited so I cannot use a stand to store anything. Although the tank is rimless I need a canopy so the led does not shine in my patients' eyes when I lean them back (and it hides everything). The electronics will be mounted on the wall below and to the left of the tank and I will be building a small wood cabinet to hold all of it. I will also be building a cover for the ATO reservoir. All wood will be stained to match the wood trim in my office. I recently upgraded my home tank to a digital aquatics Archon and had a reefkeeper elite sitting in a box so it will control this tank. My hardware will consist of: Nuvo 20 INtank media basket in right return with filter floss and chemipure blue IM media basket in left return full of live rock rubble with filter floss on top. 2 cobalt mj1200s as return pumps, each going to a spin stream an eheim jager 75watt heater in right accessory spot SB reeflights 16" wifi led frag freaks magnetic float switch holder in ATO reservoir for low level sensing. 2 eshops triple probe holders, one in left accessory spot for reef keeper pH and temp probes and one in center return area for 2 float switches and return hose mounting. Digital aquatics reef keeper elite with sl1, sl2, mlc and 2 power bars 4.5 gallon acrylic ato reservoir from advanced acrylics. custom base for tank custom canopy custom ATO reservoir cover custom electronics cabinet. I will update this thread as the project progresses over the next couple months. here Is a pic of the current progress
  9. coryscritch

    corys IM 14 gallon

    hi guys about 10 years ago i had a 65 gallon reef that i loved! since moving to nyc i haven't set one up until now. which began as a very basic 10 gallon tank. a month in she started leaking which forced me to upgrade to something a little bigger but much nicer. so heres what i have. tank -IM nuvo 14 gallon heater-cobalt 100w lighting -current orbit marine led (light works great for the price and what i have for now) -finnex light (for refugium) filtration -purigen -chemipure -phosnet i also have the algae barn nano refugium kit. -finnex hob refugium i have about 17lbs of live rock i got from my LFS (pacific aquarium) 5lbs of live sand flow -sicce .5 silent pump (stock pump was too loud) nano koralia weekly water changes (about 2 gallons) the old tank is pictured first. i liked the rock work much more in the first tank. all together the tank is about 3 months old.
  10. So I'm jumping back into the hobby after a few years, sorta. My first nano was a Fluval Edge 12g. Let me just say it was a learning experience and PITA to maintain. A couple of years after breaking that one down I got a JBJ Cubey 3g. Also a PITA but I managed to have it last up until now with 2 rock nems and a small frogspawn that survived. After 2 horrible tanks to maintain as reef tanks I am here again now. I started the cycle on 4/29/18. Here's my equipment list: Tank: Innovative Marine Nuvo Fusion 10 Stand: Ikea Sektion Wall Cabinet Filter & flow: InTank Media Basket. Using Filter Floss, Chemi-Pure Blue Nano, and Seachem Matrix. 10lbs of MarcoRocks Key Largo Dry Rock 6-8lbs of CaribSea Ocean Direct Natural Live Sand Added a bag of Bio Pellets that was in my JBJ Cubey Hydor Aqamai KPS Power Head Innovative Marine AUQA Gadget Spin Stream - Return Nozzle Sicce Syncra 0.5 Return Pump InTank Universal Aquarium Surface Skimmer Reef Glass Skimmer w/ AP-3 Air Pump Auto Top-Off: Smart ATO Micro One Gallon Beverage Dispenser Reservoir Lighting: MicMol Aqua Mini G3 Heater: Cobalt Aquatics Neo-Therm Aquarium Heater 75w LIVESTOCK Fish: 2 or 1 Ocellaris Clown Fish (Planned) Wheeler's Shrimp Goby & Tiger Pistol Shrimp Pair (Planned) Tailspot Blenny or Pygmy Possum Wrasse or Pink Striped Wrasse or Blue Striped Gobies (Planning, still have no idea yet) Inverts: 1 Bubble Tip Anemone (Planned) 2 Rock Flower Anemones (transplanted from my JBJ Cubey) 3 Sexy Shrimp (Planned) 1 Cleaner Shrimp (Planned) 1 Porcelain Crab (Planned) Snails: 4 Nerite Snails 6 Florida Cerith Snails 10 Dwarf Cerith Snails 3 Nassarius Snails Corals: Various Softies, LPS, and some hardy SPS (Planned) Branching Hammer (transplanted from my JBJ Cubey) Branching Hammer Frog Spawn Candy Cane Acan GSP (transplanted from my JBJ Cubey) Duncan Zoas Macro Algae: Shaving Brush Mermaids Fan Halimeda 4/29 FTS 5/31/18 FTS
  11. coltnanoreef

    Torn Between 3 Lights

    Thinking about getting an IM Nuvo 10 gallon and am debating between 3 lights. The aquamaxx nemolight (here) , a single par30 led 18k bulb (here) , and the Hipargero 30W light (here). They are all in the same ballpark cost wise, I want to keep it budget friendly and under $100. Each seems to have advantages, the nemolight being the most controllable and easy to use, but the most money and least amount of power. I do like its programmability and the thunderstorm feature. The other two seem to be similar in power and cost (minus the cost of the fixture for the bulb) but lack control and need to be manually dimmed (or not dimmed at all) and therefore are pretty much either on or off. It would be nice for them to ramp up and down during the day but I guess its not a dealbreaker. Also, how long until the single bulb would need to be replaced? I want to be able to have some SPS if it is at all possible. Anyone have any thoughts? Or other recommendations staying in the <$100 range? Thanks for any replies.
  12. schleppey

    Sea of D IM 20 Reef

    Hello there, Welcome to the Sea of D Yo NanoReef, hope you are all doing well today. My name is Dominic and my goal is to make this the most stunning nano reef I have ever seen, while documenting from day 1. I am primarily into breeding freshwater caridina shrimp and keeping oddball fish. Fiend for the exotic. Hardware: Innovative Marine 20 NUVO Fusion Sicce 1.0 Return Pump 1 CustomCaddy Media-Basket Reef Glass Protein Skimmer w/ Tetra 20 pump Tunze Osmolator 3152 ATO Aqueon Heater Jebao PP-4 Wavemaker AI Prime HD with Mount Everything Else: 20 pounds Special Grade Arag-Alive by Caribsea 14.1 pounds of Real Reef Live Rock Seachem Matrix Seachem Purigen Filter Floss TwoLittleFishies Nano-Magnet Generic 20 gallon Amazon stand Generic Amazon Digital Thermometer LiveStock: 3 Red Hermit Crabs from LFS I will just go down the line and comment on what I need to. I was originally going to go with the IM 10 after being inspired by the thread on here but after a little research I quickly changed my mind. I wanted a respectable light that I could work from my phone. Most options I was looking at gave a 24 inch spectrum which is essentially wasted on the 12 inch IM 10 imo. For an extra 100 dollars I doubled my space and more efficiently utilized my hardware, no brainer there. I forgot that when I upgraded that I can get 2 media baskets so I basically just forgot the other one. I have recently found a new air pump as well I will probably end up using for the skimmer.The tetra can be loud when not wrapped in a shirt which looks like ass. Heaters are pretty meh to me as long as they do not break. There is a adjustment dial that I correspond with the digital thermometer for temperature. It has numbers on the dial but we all know how that goes. As for the PP-4 I have no idea what to mode to put it on. Right now I have it on wave-1 and the dial turned a little under half, it has my water rocking back and forth softly. Please assist me on that front if possible. The other big question mark I have is what to set my AI Prime HD at. I just asked the AI Prime facebook group but if someone out there with this tank help me out that would be king. I saw so many debates on substrate I decided to not beat myself up about it and just get something solid. Hopefully this fits the bill. Luckily my LFS carries Real Reef Live Rock so I got to pick and choose and even set up my scape there. The Matrix is basically just going to fill the empty caddy once I get it and act as additional surface area for the long term. I am a little concerned about when the purigen will go bad and how I will know but that will be in the air whether it returns. I ordered chemipure blue right as amazon ran out so I am still debating whether I should refill that void, let me know if you think it is worth it. I like the tiny scrubber of the two little fishies magnet and the fact that it isn't made out of the same plastic as a 1993 mac like nano-mags really tipped the scale. Also one of these hermits does not look particularly red except for maybe his knees, felt worth noting. As far as future goes I have plans on getting those spinstreams, the new air pump, and another light. When it comes to future livestock I have some ideas but have nothing set in stone so we will just have to see where the road takes us. If you follow along I will be doing my best to keep you entertained and updated through the trials and tribulations of the Sea of D. Day 2 as I didn't get everything cleaned up after such a long day 1. Truly day 1`
  13. Wassup everyone! First post & decided to start it off with a new aquarium journal and build. I previously owned a 60 gallon cube mixed reef with a 40 gallon display 'fuge a few years back, currently own an Tropheus only 100 Gallon tank and needed to dip my feet back into a reef tank lol. Equipment: IM 20 Gal. NUVO Fusion Peninsula AI Hydra 26 HD IM Auqa Gadget MiniMax Reactor (Desktop) NPX Bioplastics IM Auqa Gadget Ghost Protein Skimmer (Desktop) AquaMaxx NF-1 Nano Protein Skimmer Cobalt Aquatics 75W Neo-Therm Heater Marineland MJ1200 EM Vortech MP10QD (Not yet purchased) Auto Aqua Smart ATO Micro (Not yet purchased, thank you Indiana Reefer for the suggestion!) Livestock: 2 x Premium Blacker Ice Clownfish 2 x Helfrichi Firefish (Undecided) 1 x Yellow Watchman Goby 1 x Blue Spotted Watchman Goby 1 x Cleaner shrimp OR Fire shrimp FTS 03/21/18 FTS 03/05/18 FTS 02/10/18 (Startup)
  14. So Currently I have a JBJ 28G NanoCube with LED Pro Lighting, it is a year old now. What I didn’t like about the NanoCube was the height of the tank, I hated having to clean anything or move anything down near the bottom. The other was the lack of controllability of the lights, I feel I have some corals that are not doing as well as they could be, they seem a bit bleached out like the lighting is almost too much. What I did like however was the “moonlighting” which was a great thing for being able to see the tank all the time. So this brings me to today… I got a really awesome deal on an Innovative Marine 25 Lagoon, almost too good to believe and I will have the tank on Thursday! Here are my plans, let me know what you think... Tank - IM 25 Lagoon Lights - AI Prime HD (seen others running this, @Clown79 or anyone else running these how High are you hanging it?) Pumps - Gonna try stock for now (if too noisy will probably do 2 Eheim 600s, or a single Sicce) Powerhead - Hydor Koralia Nano (Already have the 425gph, will that be enough flow?) Filtration Chambers - 3D printing a Floss Holder - Gonna try running with sock on other side and maybe an inTank refugium caddy Heater - Finnex HMA-S 100W heater ATO - Auto Aqua Smart ATO Stand - Going Custom - Debating between full build or buying a kitchen cabinet and finishing it up nicely - But I would really like 38-40 inches in height ( @flatlandreefer, how tall is your stand?) Can anyone give me edge to edge glass measurements, I want to make sure I don’t make top to small? Thinking about getting a DJ Powerstrip to make feedings and maintenance easier. Would this be sufficient? Rock - 20.5 lbs dry marco baserock, I am currently running the 20 pounds in a 10 Gallon Aquarium with an AC70 HOB to clean out the dust on the rock. Thinking this will be my scape (yes I made a Cardboard cutout of the dimensions as close as I could) - been playing around with it a bit still, what do you think? Looking from Front- Looking Downward from Front - Looking Directly down from the top- Looking from Right Side- Looking from Left Side- Debating on sand, either the Caribsea Arag-Alive Indo-Pacific Black or Special Grade Arag-Alive ~ 20lbs Let me know what you think and if I am missing anything? Thanks for putting up with all my pictures :-)
  15. Hello Fellow Nano-Reefers, So I came across an amazing deal today on both of these tanks, convinced my wife I can "Upgrade" from my JBJ Nanocube 28. I am seeking out opinions on both of these tanks. I currently have an IM Nuvo 20 in my classroom, so I am fairly familiar with how they work. Why am I "Upgrading," really it's a personal liking of a "shallower" tank, I have a hard time with Maintenance in my JBJ Nanocube 28 because of how deep it is. And I really want a little larger footprint, I really don't think I would feel good having larger than a 30 gallon in my house, we live in a house that is 125 years old and I'm not sure I trust the floor with that much concentrated weight on it :-) I am also probably going to need at some point some help on lighting, I have a few in mind already (I won't be doing much SPS except lower light things like Birdsnest and Stylaphora.) But I will cross that bridge when it comes. For now help me out... What do you like about both of these tanks if you have them, if you have had both even better! Dimensions: IM 25 Lagoon - 24in X 20in X 12in(H) IM 30L - 36in X 15in X 13in(H) I realize I will lose 4in in Depth on each one for the AIO filtration, but again I am used to that in the 20 in my classroom. Help me out! TIA!
  16. eslatts11

    Slatts' Lagoon 25

    Hey guys, new to nano-reefs.com. Have almost 3 years experience now in the hobby. Starting up a new build thread as I am in the process of moving and have to downsize to a smaller tank. My current tank that will be decommissioned here in a very few short weeks is the 75g Deep Blue Edge Rimless mixed reef drilled with the Synergy Reef 16" overflow with an ADHI 60g refugium sump. Before that I had a 60g Deep Blue Cube mixed reef with a 20g sump. Check my profile out if you want to see pics of either tank. Lagoon 25 Build Equipment thus far: Tunze Silence 1073.008 Tunze Comline DOC 9001 CustomCaddy Cobalt Neotherm 75w Lagoon 25 Equipment ill be re-purposing from my previous tanks: Kessil 360we Tuna Blue (2) Tunze Turbelle Nanostream 6040 Neptune Apex - VDM, DOS, DDR, AFS Tunze Osmolator Spectrapure 90 GPD RO/DI Avast K1 Kalk Stirrer Lets get on to it. Last weekend I built the stand for my 25 Lagoon. I used 2x3's for the structure, a nice piece of Aspen for the top, and some thinner paneling for the sides with a black stain:
  17. Russell's Reef_721

    Ryan's IM Nuvo 10

    Welcome all! I have just set up my Innovative Marine Nuvo Fusion 10. This is a downgrade from a 20g long in which I installed a DIY AIO overflow. My fish and corals are being held in a friend's tank. There have been a few casualties, but that's always a risk in reef keeping. I have a spot to get LR from for a great price, and I'll be getting some established water as well to speed up my cycle a bit, so hopefully I can get all my inhabitants into the Nuvo 10 a little sooner. Here's the equipment that I'll be running: Aquamaxx NemoLight 18w LED Aquamaxx FR-SE Reactor Accel Aquatics LED Fuge strip Tunze Silent 1073.008 39.6-211GPH Return Pump Hydor Theo 50w heater Auto Aqua Smart Micro ATO As you can probably tell, I'll be running a Chaeto reactor. While this won't be a significant source of nutrient export, It will still help keep other algae from growing in the display, as well as make a nice refuge for pods. I'm debating wether or not to get a Reef Glass skimmer, but that's down the road. My main plan with the tank is Euphyllia. If anyone has watched Inappropriate Reefer on YouTube, that frogspawn at the top of his 45g is what I want to recreate. Other than that, the tank will be mostly zoas and mushrooms (mainly ricordea). Here are some setup shots. Hope you guys like it and will follow me in my endeavors! Some overflow shots:
  18. KJoFan

    Equipment for sale

    I am setting up a larger tank so all my smaller systems are coming down and being sold. A few Items to move listed below. All are in great working order, most are still in use currently so hard to grab pics but could be done if needed. All prices include shipping. Make an offer if you think a price is out of line. IM Ghost midsize skimmer - $100 IM midsize media reactor - $60 2x IM media baskets - $40 Nanobox Duo Plus w/gooseneck - $200 (2nd? generation I think, white housing, black cover) Nanobox Wide Quad w/hanging kit - $500 (only 6 months old) black on black
  19. konsgoli

    IM NUVO 40 FROM GR

    Background My journey goes way back since i was very young. My father used to have a reef tank in our house which now has been transfered to his office . Its a sumpless tank because, hes has it for 17 years! so you can guess he had been struggling to get things in order with external filters etc. But this was until i decided to join the hobby . I did my research and helped him achieve what he always wanted. To grow corals of course ! Now i bought an im nuvo 40 for myself (those things are rare around here) which has been running for over a year but i have been dealing with it for 3 months because i was in the army for 9 months . Equipment Tank: IM nuvo 40 Return Pump: stock skimmer: Tunze 9004 Lights:ebay blackbox led it2040 Ato: tunze osmolator nano Eheim 150 watt heater Jebao rw4 Filtration gfo/carbon mix in sock Seachem matrix stones Livestock 2xClownfish 1X nassarius snail Corals montipora red montipora green favia palys/zoas not sure some mushrooms i get some brown-orange algae mostly on the back and front glass Last wc was last friday nitrates: 0 p04: 0
  20. Hello all, i just discovered algae spots all over my live rock today, they are green spots mostly all over the tank.. i use rodi water and i run chemipure and purigen :/ i dont know how i began getting this, but please help!! I dont want the algae to spread more! Anything i can do to help the situation and tame the algae spots!?! water chem is perfect.. ammonia 0 nitrite 0 nitrate 20 (i suspect the nitrate is feeding the algae) dont have a phosphate test yet.. help!! just started running my Reef Glass protein skimmer today, lets hope it does some magic in the long run! my tank is one month old, i have one mocha clownfish, around 10-12 small hermit crabs, and 2 Nas snails. Thanks for your help everyone,
  21. schgr.cube's Innovative Marine 25 Lagoon Current full tank shot: Changed up my aquascape again. November 1st, 2017
  22. NanoxNoe

    The NXN Fusion 10

    To kick things off, this thread will be about updates and the progression of my nuvo 10 thats goal is to be a sps dominant aquarium. Iv been lurking around for a while. I started keeping saltwater tanks on and off for the last 14 years but have really started taking it serious for the last 4 years. I started with a 10g glass aquarium with a HOB filter, it was a FOWLR. Then I got a 30 with some softies. Then I got my first AIO the IM Abyss. The Abyss started leaking so IM warrantied it but the tank was no longer available. So they gave me the lagoon 25 and the nuvo 10 in its place. I like both tanks and decided I want the 25 to be softies and LPS and the 10 to be LPS and SPS. Any suggestions from ppl who have thriving SPS corals in a Nano would be very appreciated and pointed out any mistakes I may be making would be noted. I set up the 10 in September of 2017, and here is where I’m at so far...
  23. I have decided to do my first saltwater aquarium. After a lot of reading and shopping, I was going to go with an IM Nuvo Peninsula 14 mostly due to the quality of the IM tanks over the other stuff I was seeing. The tank is going on my desk in my bedroom, so I am limited in size, and this was about as big as I could go. However, on the day I was going to pull the trigger, the brand new glass versions of the IM Nuvo Concept Abyss became available. I chose it because the shape looks more interesting, it has more (a total of 5) chambers in the rear filter section and it still keeps a small enough footprint (15Lx20Wx19H) to fit comfortably on my desk. I am very happy with my choice so far. I will say the white base piece is a little odd. It is different than the version on the acrylic Abyss tanks. It is made of aluminum, which is nice, but there is a chamber under the raised portion of the tank that is hollow with no way to get inside. Seems to me it would have been better used as hidden storage. There is also a pattern cut into the aluminum which looks odd. I am quickly getting used to it though. Here is my equipment list: Tank: IM Nuvo Concept Abyss Panorama Glass 20G Light: AI Prime HD + Mounting Arm Heater: Cobalt Aquatics Neo-Therm 75W Pumps: Filter Chamber : Syncra Silent 1.0 Circulation : Hydor Koralia Nano 425 Filration: IM Ghost Protein Skimmer IM MiniMax AIO Media Reactor 2x IM Media Baskets I will attach some pictures of the base. I will add pictures once I start cycling the tank. Should be this weekend or early next week
  24. I was thinking of replacing my 29 gal. AGA with a IM Nuvo Fusion 40 gal. I like the simple filtration area in the back and unlike the AIO's I can use my own Kessil 160. I saw they have a media basket for an extra $40. Looks decent, but I wonder how it compares to the IN Tank media basket. Any comments or experience's, I only have BC 8 experience when it comes to the All in one's and I had to make massive changes.
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