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Old 01/30/2017, 07:23 AM   #26
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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.
Thanks for the id this the best guess I've seen. Here is an updated picture of the algae.




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Old 01/30/2017, 09:44 AM   #27
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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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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.
I really like the look of the NUVO 25 and can't wait to see how your's turns out. Mind if I ask why you aren't putting any sand in? Looking at getting a tank started at work and have been following different threads on how people are doing nano tanks.


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Old 01/30/2017, 10:09 AM   #28
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I really like the look of the NUVO 25 and can't wait to see how your's turns out. Mind if I ask why you aren't putting any sand in? Looking at getting a tank started at work and have been following different threads on how people are doing nano tanks.
Definitely get a Nuvo 25 if the size is right for you. Very happy with the tank and it feels almost as large as my past 40 breeder / 60 cube setups.

I went Barebottom mostly just to experiment with it in my 3rd reef and also because I know I will have to move this tank a few times during its lifespan & its easier to keep clean.


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Old 06/06/2017, 05:05 PM   #29
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Thanks for the id this the best guess I've seen. Here is an updated picture of the algae.





Is the this soft or rigid? I still think nemastoma. If rigid, there is a type of branching, rigid coralline out there.


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Old 06/06/2017, 07:42 PM   #30
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Thanks for the id this the best guess I've seen. Here is an updated picture of the algae.

Nurture that and propagate it, that could easily pay for your salt yearly, very nice specimen that is not seen too often. It is non calcerous, beautiful nutrient export! As for that green, that may be a calcium sucker, which can compete with corals for Ca uptake.


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Old 06/07/2017, 10:39 AM   #31
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I believe the algae is Galaxaura Sp - Pom Pom Algae. I removed a fist sized chuck a few weeks back but left some to regrow.


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Old 06/11/2017, 03:47 PM   #32
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Looks great so far. How's the potter angel?


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Old 06/13/2017, 08:32 AM   #33
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Looks great so far. How's the potter angel?
So far so good he grazes constantly and is such a nice fish. Always wanted a potter's and hes a good centerpiece for this little tank. I'm debating now if I have room for a blenny or if I am better off with just him and the clowns.


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Old 09/19/2018, 03:35 PM   #34
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How do you like the Icecap K1 protein skimmer? I'm planning a lagoon but am hoping for quite a few fish and am wondering whether the skimmer can help with the heavy load. I'm thinking small angel and 1-2 clowns like you, and adding a small flasher wrasse and a goby.

The aquamaxx hob 1.5 seems like a beast and everyone seems happy with it, but it sticks out much more from the tank.

What are your thoughts and experiences?


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Old 09/20/2018, 10:46 AM   #35
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How do you like the Icecap K1 protein skimmer? I'm planning a lagoon but am hoping for quite a few fish and am wondering whether the skimmer can help with the heavy load. I'm thinking small angel and 1-2 clowns like you, and adding a small flasher wrasse and a goby.

The aquamaxx hob 1.5 seems like a beast and everyone seems happy with it, but it sticks out much more from the tank.

What are your thoughts and experiences?
I do like it. Pulls fairly dark gross skimmate and is quiet. The only complaint I have is that the pump clogs easily and I need to give it a quick rinse about once a week to get it skimming again. I think this is because I had my back chamber where it lives empty for a year and has a bunch of stuff growing in it


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I'm planning one very similar to yours (IM 25), but will likely go no skimmer. Where does the Purigen sit? Is it in a filter bag? I saw a mention of a media insert, but I need to look into that a bit more.


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Old 10/15/2018, 01:21 PM   #37
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I'm planning one very similar to yours (IM 25), but will likely go no skimmer. Where does the Purigen sit? Is it in a filter bag? I saw a mention of a media insert, but I need to look into that a bit more.
InTank makes media baskets for this tank which is where I keep any chemical filtration


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I'm planning one very similar to yours (IM 25), but will likely go no skimmer. Where does the Purigen sit? Is it in a filter bag? I saw a mention of a media insert, but I need to look into that a bit more.
middle shelf, and yes it coming in a bag, can also be purchased in bulk.


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Old 10/29/2018, 11:34 AM   #39
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Hey bro. Following along. I'm looking at an IM 50EXT.

How do you like the IM build quality?

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Old 10/30/2018, 09:59 AM   #40
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How do you like the IM build quality?
Love the tank. First time I bought one new and its still in great shape. Would 100% buy an IM tank again if I needed to go sumpless


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Very nice. My previous tank was basically the same as what I'm interested in currently. So I still have the same item list I made up years ago. I've been updating it with an eye on Black Friday lol

Put some more pics up when you get a chance.

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Old 11/17/2018, 03:48 PM   #42
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Smile 11/17/18 update

Moved some rocks around last week and I'm pretty happy with the new layout. Here are some pics










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I've been gone for awhile... is that a coral beauty? How does it do with the corals?

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Old 11/17/2018, 04:04 PM   #44
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It's a Potter's Angel and I haven't had any issues with him nipping


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Great looking tank and I'm looking forward to following. I just set up my IM25 this week.


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