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Old 10/05/2016, 12:05 PM   #1
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Nicky J's IM Fusion 25 Lagoon Build

Hey everybody - getting back into the hobby after a few years away with an IM Nuvo Fusion 25 gallon. This will be my third reef tank but my first time with a nano. The dimension of this tank are pretty cool: 24"x ~17" x 11.5" really liking how it looks so far. The plan is to keep things simple on this NYC apartment tank and reuse some stuff I have around from my old 60g cube. Going without sand or a skimmer for now. I want to stock clowns and BTAs probably with some softies like gsp or xenia.

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(ATO to be added when I can find a used on for sale)

Using ESV salt and a Spectrapure 90gpd RODI

Just got the RODI yesterday and am picking up some LR from a local reefer on Sat. Will bump this thread with some pics and updates as I go - haven't seen too many Nuvo 25 builds out there.


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Old 10/05/2016, 01:54 PM   #2
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I debated between this and the nano 20... I liked the nano 20 more....

The tanks seem well built... Good look and I will look forward to some pics.


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Old 10/05/2016, 01:56 PM   #3
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I haven't seen many 25 lagoons either, but they look like a sweet tank.

Good luck, and keep us updated!


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Old 10/10/2016, 07:27 AM   #4
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On Saturday I went and picked up ~30lbs of live rock which I got to cherry pick out of about 100 lbs worth from someone breaking down their tank. Nice looking rock which had been in his system for 3 years. Also got a tunze osmolator from the same guy - could not resist. I've only ever had simple float switch top offs in the past - this is so much nicer.

Here are a couple picks from day zero.










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Old 10/13/2016, 09:31 AM   #5
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A couple rock pics and our first resident










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Old 10/13/2016, 07:11 PM   #6
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Pics do seem to be posting.


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Old 10/14/2016, 08:11 AM   #7
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Pics do seem to be posting.
Guess google photos doesn't play well with forum links. Trying Flickr this time












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Old 10/17/2016, 07:57 AM   #8
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1 Week in added some livestock and getting some nice new tank algae growth.








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Old 10/17/2016, 09:37 AM   #9
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Looks Good..!


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Old 10/17/2016, 10:43 AM   #10
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So far so good. Thanks for sharing.

You can use google photos, you just need to use the "share" link on the photo in photos.google.com, then "get link", then click the link, in the new window, click the photo so it goes fullscreen, then right click and use "copy image address". Then you'll want to tweak the last digits on the link, which specify the height and width of the image to be shared -> w701-h934-no -> w800-h450-no (for wide, for tall, you can use 450x800 or whatever you want). This was just an example from my experience.

You can see in my thread here how I edited the photo links in google.


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Old 10/21/2016, 02:13 PM   #11
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I've always had a skimmer on my tanks so I just ordered a Reef Glass Nano Protein Skimmer. After I run it for a few weeks and I can let you guys know what I think - its a simple air stone style skimmer


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Old 10/21/2016, 02:21 PM   #12
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Umm is that mean is good? or no


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Old 10/21/2016, 02:27 PM   #13
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Are you going to use chemical filtration? Just curious as I have a 20 gallon nuvo fusion and currently debating filtration.


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Old 10/21/2016, 02:34 PM   #14
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Are you going to use chemical filtration? Just curious as I have a 20 gallon nuvo fusion and currently debating filtration.
I am also currently debating this. In the past I've tried to go the natural route and not use Carbon/GFO etc. but everyone seems to use chemical media on their Nanos. For now I am going to hold off but I may get some InTank media baskets and run something down the line.

Based on my week 2 hair algae explosion I think I probably inherited some nutrient problems from the LR I got. If I cannot get it under control i think I will turn to chemical filtration.


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Well I just received my IM media baskets and I plan to use Chemipure and some filter floss I know there is another chemical that is recommended but I can't think of the name.


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I'm running no chemical filtration, only skimming. Was dosing vodka/carbon for a while and that worked out really well.

If you ever feel like talking nano reef with someone in person and seeing a tank that has been up for 2+ years, you're welcome to take the trek far up north to the rugged land of Queens. Here is my tank thread if you're curious.


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Old 10/24/2016, 04:40 PM   #17
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Well I just received my IM media baskets and I plan to use Chemipure and some filter floss I know there is another chemical that is recommended but I can't think of the name.
You are probably thinking of Purigen. Filter Floss > Chemi Pure Elite > Purigen seems to be the most common filtration used in nano AIO's. I used to run Chemi Pure Blue Nano but switched because I found that the little pods were way too small and the water wasn't directed through the media, but would just flow around it.

Once I switched to Chemi Pure Elite and Purigen my corals have started exploding and have never looked happier. Couldn't recommend it more.


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Old 10/27/2016, 08:23 AM   #18
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Got the new skimmer and it is tiny. Breaking it in now here are some quick pics.





Also sadly lost one of my clowns over the weekend.


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Old 11/01/2016, 08:06 AM   #19
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So far so good with the skimmer. Not getting tons but what I am getting out is gross. Here is a pic of 3 days worth of skimmate



Also got some inTank Media baskets yesterday.



Here are a few more tank pics. Still have plenty of hair algae





[img]https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5738/30673737776_1b31fd


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Old 11/03/2016, 01:50 PM   #20
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I saw my first reefs critters last night a mini brittle star and some pods.


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Nice! It's maturing.

I'd remove as much of that hair algae as possible manually. Unfortunately once it's that long, usually the clean up crew will have a hard time with it.


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Old 11/10/2016, 07:42 AM   #22
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Tank is just over 1 month old now and the algae is getting under control.



Just a few little tufts like this one left. Also got my first coral a little piece of superman monti




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Old 12/27/2016, 12:55 PM   #23
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Updates:
Got an RSM for my Radion under the tree


Started seeing the first hints of coralline


and added a Potter's Angel



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Old 01/02/2017, 11:25 AM   #24
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Could use a hand identifying two growths I've been watching. Both showed up for the first time around the two month mark and the piece of rock they came on already has some macro algae on it I think is Halimeda

Not sure what this one is?? a sponge maybe?


Think this one is Dragon's Breathe or similar algae



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For the first picture, if you are referring to the red growth in the middle of the picture it kind of looks like a tiny nemastoma macro.

I agree with halymenia for the second.


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