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Tristan
11-08-2012, 03:44 AM
So I have been looking for a replacement for a while and I got talking to Shawn at the Coral Reed Shop. He had said they were bringing in these Nuvo Tanks and that I should check them out.

After doing a lot of research I pulled the trigger and got one of these tanks. I have had it running for a couple weeks now and I am pretty excited with the possibilities.

I was planning on keeping it a stock system but then as I thought about what I wanted to put in it I realized it wouldn't do as such. I subbed out the lights for two par 38 bulbs, upgraded the return pump, used the original pump to run a reactor and added two Koralia nano 425s hooked up to the wave maker controller.

Anyways thats enough talking for now...

http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af220/Tristan_1202/SAM_0387.jpg
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http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af220/Tristan_1202/SAM_0408.jpg

Tristan
11-08-2012, 03:45 AM
Yellow Efflo
http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af220/Tristan_1202/IMG_3195.jpg

Green Stag
http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af220/Tristan_1202/IMG_3196.jpg

Electric Green Mille
http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af220/Tristan_1202/IMG_3197.jpg

Karls Candlestick Acro
http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af220/Tristan_1202/IMG_3198.jpg

Unknown Monti
http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af220/Tristan_1202/IMG_3199.jpg

Monti
http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af220/Tristan_1202/IMG_3200.jpg

Blue Polyp Danae
http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af220/Tristan_1202/IMG_3201.jpg

Purple Bonsai
http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af220/Tristan_1202/IMG_3202.jpg

RR CJ's Pinky
http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af220/Tristan_1202/IMG_3203.jpg

Rose Mille
http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af220/Tristan_1202/IMG_3204.jpg

Purple Tip Acro
http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af220/Tristan_1202/IMG_3207.jpg

Side Shot
http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af220/Tristan_1202/IMG_3208.jpg

http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af220/Tristan_1202/IMG_3211.jpg

The Stag was growing horizontal before so light never hit the middle.. Hoping it colours up soon.
http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af220/Tristan_1202/IMG_3214.jpg

Fruit Loops, Armour of God
http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af220/Tristan_1202/IMG_3190.jpg

PPE
http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af220/Tristan_1202/IMG_3188.jpg

http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af220/Tristan_1202/IMG_3186.jpg

Dynamite Chalice
http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af220/Tristan_1202/IMG_3184.jpg

Tristan
11-08-2012, 03:46 AM
a couple more shots

http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af220/Tristan_1202/IMG_3265.jpg

http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af220/Tristan_1202/IMG_3262.jpg

http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af220/Tristan_1202/IMG_3261.jpg

http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af220/Tristan_1202/IMG_3259.jpg

RR Blue Stag
http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af220/Tristan_1202/IMG_3250.jpg

RR Pink Floyd Acro
http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af220/Tristan_1202/IMG_3247.jpg

Chilli Pepper Monti
http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af220/Tristan_1202/IMG_3238.jpg

RR Rainbow Plate
http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af220/Tristan_1202/IMG_3232.jpg

http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af220/Tristan_1202/IMG_3244.jpg

kien
11-08-2012, 04:31 AM
Wow, for a nano you ain't messin around here! Nice collection. Looking forward to your upgrade :lol:

Tristan
11-08-2012, 04:48 AM
This was my upgrade lol. I have a 150 cube on the go but will be holding off on that for a while.

Here was my previous nano

http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af220/Tristan_1202/IMG_3017.jpg

ScubaSteve
11-08-2012, 05:12 AM
Wow, for a nano you ain't messin around here! Nice collection. Looking forward to your upgrade :lol:

Ya! Holy frig, no kidding! Heck of a collection.

This will be gorgeous (and a total jungle) once it all grows in. Gonna be SWEEEET!

Tristan
11-09-2012, 07:30 PM
Ill be building a DIY skimmer for this tank in the coming days. Just waiting for paint to dry then I will take some photos putting it together.

Northernseacorals
11-09-2012, 07:39 PM
Beautiful tank fella, job well done :)

noirsphynx
11-09-2012, 09:07 PM
Looks awesome, you sure do have a nice frag collection!
Just thought I'd mention this because I'm not sure if you know this or not but from what I've read in the past the Par 38's aren't supposed to be enclosed at all. They need to be kept well ventilated or they can over heat.

Tristan
11-09-2012, 09:25 PM
There is about a 1" gap all the way around the bulb and after hours of being on nothing is more than luke warm.

Thank you for the concern though! There are a lot of zoa frags hidden in this tank too. I have yet to get good pictures of them though.

Pink Elephants, Peach Paly, PPE and some Green Paly

http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af220/Tristan_1202/IMG_3039.jpg

Candy Apple Red, Forget the Name of the Green Paly. Orange Crush Zoas and the Red Paly aren't looking to hot now.

http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af220/Tristan_1202/IMG_3050.jpg

Lunar Eclipse Paly, What I was told were Jokers Paly but I have my doubts, and whatever the purple and yellow rimmed ones are called. Eye of Rah?

http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af220/Tristan_1202/IMG_3003.jpg

Ryancw
11-10-2012, 02:14 AM
i run a nuvo16 aswell, what return pump did you upgrade too?

Tristan
11-10-2012, 02:33 AM
I run dual maxi jet 1200s. One per return. I took the stock pump and am using it for my phosban reactor.

Tristan
11-19-2012, 03:08 AM
Well I finally got my DIY skimmer running. I didn't grab any photos of the build, I was a little worried if it was going to work. Its basically just an airstone driven skimmer.

I took a video of its foaming action. Hope it pulls out some good skimmate. Don't know how to embed it though...

http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af220/Tristan_1202/th_VID_20121118_163844.jpg (http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af220/Tristan_1202/VID_20121118_163844.mp4)

Tristan
11-19-2012, 09:29 PM
I also hooked up my dosing unit and will have that running in the coming days to make sure I don't have any alk swings as the sps are already encrusting things.

http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af220/Tristan_1202/IMG_20121118_164736.jpg

http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af220/Tristan_1202/IMG_20121118_164748.jpg

A few more random shots and new additions. Who knew my phone could shoot macros!

http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af220/Tristan_1202/IMG_20121118_164333.jpg

http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af220/Tristan_1202/IMG_20121118_164240.jpg

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http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af220/Tristan_1202/IMG_20121119_160732.jpg

http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af220/Tristan_1202/IMG_20121119_160654.jpg

http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af220/Tristan_1202/IMG_20121119_160255.jpg

http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af220/Tristan_1202/IMG_20121119_160250.jpg

http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af220/Tristan_1202/IMG_20121119_160242.jpg

Tristan
11-19-2012, 09:32 PM
i run a nuvo16 aswell, what return pump did you upgrade too?

Any updated pics of yours?

Northernseacorals
11-19-2012, 09:35 PM
Fantastic little slice of the ocean :)

Very impressive :razz:

Ryancw
11-20-2012, 01:26 AM
Any updated pics of yours?

ill post a few up this week.

Tristan
11-22-2012, 11:28 PM
Grabbed a couple more frags... I really need to stop going to the fish store lol.

Unknown Paly
http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af220/Tristan_1202/IMG_20121122_175616.jpg

Unknown Paly 2 New polyps have similar colouring to the Rainbow paly.
http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af220/Tristan_1202/IMG_20121122_175533.jpg

Goniopora cf. somaliensis
http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af220/Tristan_1202/IMG_20121122_175404.jpg

kien
11-22-2012, 11:30 PM
Nice stuff!

I really need to stop going to the fish store lol

Ya.. good luck with that. Let us know how that goes. :lol:

Tristan
11-22-2012, 11:46 PM
Yeah I give it a week lol.

Nano
11-23-2012, 12:14 AM
What kind of fish is that striped guy? He's nice

Tristan
11-23-2012, 12:49 AM
Its a convict tang. By no means a 16 gallon tank sort of fish but he's a baby and I have a 250 for when he grows up. At 3" he can swim with the big boys