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Old 05-17-2015, 02:12 AM
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Default Shiftlines Nuvo 30l build

With my Nuvo 24 exploding last week (an evening of mass panic) I will be setting up a new Nuvo 30l in the next few weeks and mind as well start a new build thread

Thank: IM Nuvo 30l
Light: custom 120w fanless led (I like it silent)
Skimmer: IM midsize ghost skimmer
Filtration: 479gph pump with 2 spin stream nozels. (I now have a spare pump so may try doubling it. Tbd )
Chemical media: boyd chemi pure blue.

Fish- (currently I'm my temp tank)
2x per clowns
1x azzule damsel
1x banggai Cardinal
1x purple fire fish
1x skunk cleaner
2x porcilin crabs
1x Pom Pom crab
Possibly a pistol shrimp if he made it
Numerous snails and hermits


Pics and more info to comes once my replacement tank shows up!
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Old 06-18-2015, 02:41 AM
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On the weekend my new tank finally arrived! I splurged and even bought the overly priced stand (it matched it very nicely)


The stand was pretty easy to build and seems nice and solid.
The tank is beautiful with thicker high clarity glass. Only issue with a small leak at the bottom of one of the sump baffles... Not really enough to worry about since 99% will still flow over the top. Time to water test and make sure all is well



I wanted to make this build nice and clean so I decided to use a switchable power bar to control everything. Only thing was its a bit to long and was a b**** to cut!

However determination paid off

Next was a face board to mount the controllers and hide the ups and plugs


Not to bad for a day's work.
Day 2... Time to transfer




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Old 06-18-2015, 02:45 AM
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I probably should have started earlier.. However 9pm seemed like an excellent time to start... The only issue was I want happy with the rocks and changed it about 80 times and was up until 2am.


But it finally paid off. I used some putty on the rock then headed to bed



The next day I added the sand and a bunch of the corals. The fish were moved to a bucket as they weren't fairing to well in he sand storm

After a night of running 100% polyester batting in the overflow the water has finally cleaned up ish






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Old 06-18-2015, 02:46 AM
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And my cabinet has never looked so good.
Next steps will be busing a doser stand and some fancy dosing/ATO containers



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Looks great! I love these tanks.
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I can't believe I missed this.. what happened to your nuvo 24??

Hopefully, it was not bad.. On the other hand, the new tank looks very nice! As you did on planted tank and FW shrimp tanks, it is very well organized.
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Old 06-18-2015, 05:31 AM
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Yup... love it! Nice work!
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What controller system are you using? And dosing pumps etc?
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Sadly the Nuvo 24 cracked... This is my warranty replacement (minus the overly priced stand..I splurged for that!)


Let's just say it was a traumatic night




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Dosing pumps are jaebo which I still have to setup. I bought a bottle of purple up which I think is hair calcium for now. Going to build an acrylic doing container for calcium alkalinity magnesium and ATO water
Temp controller is a little redundant as my thermonior is a cobalt neothem which is also digital



Top switch bar is a DJ one I hacked up



ATO is a custom extremely precise optical one I'm developing (pin point accuracy!)


I also started a bit of a tank log on my site which I'll likely have a bunch more pics and info up as I go http://fishtankprojects.com/saltwate...30l-build.html


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