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Old 07/11/2018, 04:46 PM   #1
Kyle42
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My nuvo 20 build

Hey everyone! Ive been in the hobby for about 4 years now. My first tank was a 20 long from petco with a whole bunch of hob goodies aka my budget tank getting started. I quickly realized after about a year that you have to spend your money on the important things which helps everything else!

So for the last 2 years i had a 40 breeder with a 20 long sump (my first tank) and bought all of the expensive items like lighting and rodi, vortech pumps etc etc. that tank was great but when i moved to my current apartment i couldnt keep anything larger than 20 gallons.
pic of old tank

So here’s where we’re at now.

I just couldnt stay out of this hobby because its way too addicting to me and it keeps me busy and i enjoy it like crazy, as well as meeting new people anywhere i go. here is setting up the aquascape for the new tank

getting it wet for the first time!

current situation for cycling. I kept my light and my rodi, as well as my salt mix and everything so really all i needed was a powerhead for extra flow and the tank, sand and rock! Im so excited for this one because i love the smaller tanks, theyre almost easier for me, and this one is stunning. Ive only known petco tanks so this one just looks incredible. I will update more as i introduce the first fish/ corals and try to keep this as picture heavy as needed


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Old 07/11/2018, 05:06 PM   #2
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Very nice aquascaping!

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Old 07/11/2018, 05:17 PM   #3
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Very nice aquascaping!

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Thank you! I took like 2 days with my girlfriend to figure it out and do it right this time. I wanted something simple, yet something that gave the tank a little bit of a bigger feel. Plenty of room for corals of all sorts, and plenty of room for the few fish ill have in here.

Which reminds me of this:

Planned stock list:

Clown pair (unsure of what kind, id love black storms)
Pistol and goby pair
Tailspot blenny
Cleaner shrimp

Misc hermits snails etc

Mixed reef with softies lps sps etc.
i looooove zoas so ill probably be trying to find some more higher end ones for this tank since the space fills up quick


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Old 07/14/2018, 01:50 AM   #4
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Looks great bro! I'm by no means the tang police, but I wouldn't recommend putting that tang in a 20. Taking it from an already small 40 and going down to a 20 will very likely, almost certainly stress the fish out. Tangs are extremely susceptible to ich when stressed and that'll wipe out every other fish in the tank. Just happened to a buddy last who took a tang from a 180 and put him in his 90... Three days later all of his livestock was done for

Keep up the great work though!

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Old 07/14/2018, 06:41 AM   #5
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Looks great bro! I'm by no means the tang police, but I wouldn't recommend putting that tang in a 20. Taking it from an already small 40 and going down to a 20 will very likely, almost certainly stress the fish out. Tangs are extremely susceptible to ich when stressed and that'll wipe out every other fish in the tank. Just happened to a buddy last who took a tang from a 180 and put him in his 90... Three days later all of his livestock was done for

Keep up the great work though!

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Thanks for the info! However, i dont plan on it as i sold all of those fish and corals when i broke down that tank. This is a “fresh restart” so to speak not that anything was wrong with the 40 but more so a way for me to have the aquascape i wanted/knowing where to place corals now and whatnot. I would never put a tang in anything less than a 40 and even that was small for it but my friend was only letting me borrow it for a while because he was moving tanks


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Old 07/14/2018, 01:01 PM   #6
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Today was a fun and eventful day! Got to pick out my clown pair and a few zoas that looked stunning! wyoming white and a domino pair. I love the domino because instead of both being near the cheeks, there is one near his cheek and one on top right above the eye. Theyre awesome together as well.

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Old 07/15/2018, 11:49 PM   #7
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Nice tank, love the clowns!


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Old 07/19/2018, 06:13 PM   #8
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Nice tank, love the clowns!


Thank you! My girlfriend picked them out. I always let her pick the fish because she has good taste .

Update: ordered corals from World Wide Corals today! Cant wait to see what they look like when they come in. Wont be here til next saturday because thats the only time i can be home for a shipment. First time ordering from an online source as well so im anxious to see how they are!


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Old 07/21/2018, 05:59 PM   #9
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Some more news, won a freakin WWC sunkist bounce in a free raffle on a local page! So excited to pick it up! Pics to follow


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Old 07/23/2018, 08:28 PM   #11
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Won a couple of WWC auctions to add to my frag packs that i ordered from them. Heres some goodies i scooped up:




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Old 07/24/2018, 12:16 PM   #12
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Had to get rid of the domino ocellaris because it was attacking the wyoming white. Gave it to a friend. I have no luck with 2 clowns . Bought a purple firefish as well! Wish i could take a pic but its hiding still lol


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Old 07/28/2018, 08:27 AM   #13
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Wwc shipment came!! Couldnt be happier with what they picked out. Will update with list of corals once theyre in and acclimated


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Old 07/30/2018, 06:23 PM   #14
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neon hammer
candy cane in need of more flow
spitfire favia
hollywood stunner chalice
toxic waste favia
ultra aussie lord
blasto merletti
orange acan echinata
sunkist bounce doing well




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Old 07/30/2018, 06:24 PM   #15
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inferno chalice
peppermint cephastrea
orange cephastrea
brimstone platygyra

Current zoa garden doing well! Gaia zoas and bubbilicious zoas from wwc towards the back


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Old 08/02/2018, 02:09 PM   #16
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Snagged a cool pic of the bounce eating



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