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SchmittyG
06/26/2017, 10:39 AM
Well, well, well... Here we go! I got a new 40 gallon Nuvo tank from IM and so far Im so impressed! I bought 30lbs of cured live rock, 40lbs of sand, and a Tunze 9004 protein skimmer. Gutted my old tank and moved over the Mp10, a couple key pieces and most of the coral frags(Birds Nest, frogspawn, acan), a clown fish, a fire fish and two anemones and a hairy mushroom. Took most of my day Sunday to get it to where it is now, here's some photos. I plan to go home after work tonight and hook up the Apex, ATO, and doser etc...http://epiclytrife.com/wurdpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/SandBag.jpg
40lbs of Sand
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Spent the day before building some rock structures with glue and epoxy
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First rock into the new tank... It's on!
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Probes, heater and return pump already working right out the gates...
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Loving the mesh top that's included with the Nuvo 40
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Pesci the clown, looks lost. Hopefully he'll stay healthy and happy and find an anemone to host
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Did someone say anemone? Rose is in there...
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A bit cloudy and a lot of blue, day 1 is a wrap. More photos and updates coming soon...

sphilli40
06/26/2017, 06:26 PM
Did you not cycle the tank ?


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SchmittyG
06/26/2017, 06:52 PM
No, I put the water and rocks from my old tank in there and added some dr tims bacteria

SchmittyG
06/27/2017, 05:13 PM
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It cleared up but too much actinic...

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This ones a bit better. Ill work on my photos when I have more time. Pesci seems to be ONE happy fish, the fire fish is still shocked I think...

thaitopher
06/27/2017, 08:06 PM
I am looking at maybe buying a 40 gallon NUVO too. Also looking at the JBJ 45. You like the NUVO?


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SchmittyG
06/28/2017, 09:32 AM
So far I love it! Not even a week in, I think I need to get a shorter heater for the sump but other then that, its such a nice tank. Looks very clean and has a lot of room in the sump area for all my needs really. DO IT!

SchmittyG
06/28/2017, 12:44 PM
So thinking fish to stock the tank with and I dont wanna go over 4 or 5. Here's a list of early contenders, what you all think?

Flame Hawkfish
Goby(watchman or yasha)pairing with shrimp
Six line wrasse
Yellow Corris wrasse
Royal Gramma
add a second Clown

SchmittyG
06/30/2017, 10:42 AM
I took some photos last night but realized too late that I gotta change the return so I dont get all the bubbles making it look like it's snowing in there...

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http://epiclytrife.com/wurdpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/ACAN.jpg
No green, just Acan...

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Hairy Mushroom, keep it green...

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Frogspawn looking for a rebound...

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My Duncans are always happy, feels like the easiest coral to keep...

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Glued a Birds Nest frag in the back towards the top of the tank, cant wait to see this baby grow...

SchmittyG
07/17/2017, 03:43 PM
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Got a new clown to give Pesci some company, any suggestions on a name?
http://epiclytrife.com/wurdpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Reef3_zoa.jpg
Also added my first zoa frag to the tank, really hoping to see it grow and not disappear...
http://epiclytrife.com/wurdpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Reef2Anemone.jpg
Anemone is a friend indeed, looks like my RBT is bouncing back and beginning to smile...
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And I frag'd my old Birds Nest and got rid of the dead areas, glued this piece toward to top in the middle, hope to see it fill in some of that area nicely...

Also added 4 Trochus snails, still dialing in my calcium and alk doser but Im getting close. Just increased the light intensity by 5%.

SchmittyG
08/16/2017, 10:04 AM
Got a little ammonia spike, gonna do a big water change tonight... keep me in your prayers

SchmittyG
08/24/2017, 11:29 AM
Been a while since Posted a pic. Here's what she's looking like these days. Still waiting for the Acan and the zoa to start growing...

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zClassified
09/02/2017, 02:20 AM
nice work

wolfbait
09/18/2017, 08:46 PM
What light are you using for this tank?

SchmittyG
09/18/2017, 09:13 PM
What light are you using for this tank?

I use kessil LED 360w

dimasv
09/19/2017, 06:38 AM
Beautiful tank!

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SchmittyG
09/19/2017, 10:23 AM
Thanks! I just got a new Bam Bam frag too! and I still haven't shot a photo of my Midas Blemmy, but Ill add her soon.

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