IM Nuvo Concept Torch Drop Off

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Hi all,
I have been a long time lurker on R2R for about 5 years now and have had a few different tanks over the years. I now have three tanks currently and decided to take the leap and create build threads for my two favorite ones currently. The build thread for my IM 25 lagoon aio will be linked below if you like zoa heavy tanks. A little background on this tank, I bought it second hand off a local reefer for a steal i couldn't pass up despite not knowing why i needed a 3rd tank in my house LOL. The focus for this tank will be mainly torch garden along with a couple other euphylia and lps. Also tang police no hate on the baby blue tang he will be moved to a larger tank when the time comes this is just a temporary home.

Equipment:
IM Nuvo Drop Off White
Random furniture cabinet for stand
White AI Prime 16hd
Mighty Jet Desktop Return
AI Nero 3
Smart ATO Micro Auto Top Off

Livestock:
1 McCosker's Flasher Wrasse
1 Orange Spot Goby
1 Tail Spot Blenny
1 Baby Blue tang
1 Cleaner Shrimp
1 Tiger Conch
3 Astrea Snails
2 Nassarius Snails

Corals:
Aussie Gold Torch
Generic Green Torch
Purple tip Hammer
Green Hammer
2 Cyphastrea I forgot the name of will update when i find out
Grafted Green Wall Hammer

Tank got wet 3/28/21

FTS 4/5/21
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Love a drop off tank! Post some pictures so we can see this beauty! Thanks for making the build thread and look forward to following along with the progress!
 
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Love a drop off tank! Post some pictures so we can see this beauty! Thanks for making the build thread and look forward to following along with the progress!
Thank you so much my LFS has the vertical one at their counter and i always wanted one so it worked out perfectly i added a FTS above and some more pics below
 
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My beloved Aussie Gold frag 1 head splitting in to two hoping i have some success with it
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One of the coolest wall hammers I’ve seen
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Sorry for the dirty glass my scraper hasn’t come in yet and don’t want to cross contaminate with one from my other tanks
 
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The flasher wrasse is definitely one of my new favorite fish. I’ll be picking up some pair of ultra designer clowns also as both of my other tanks have very unique pairs in them as well and that’s one of the main reasons i set this tank up to get more clowns lol

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picked up these two cyphastreas the other day and already forgot the names lol. Going to try and do a cup has great back wall but i always forget coral names so I’m going to use this build thread to keep track finally. Also getting a torch pack from firstclassaquariums delivered to me tomorrow. First time buying corals online so fingers crossed all goes well.
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Picked up the new clown pair today. They are long fin ice storm clowns. The make doesn’t have quite as long of find as i had hoped but hoping they’ll fill in as he matures.
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My order from first class aquariums showed up and i can’t recommend them enough if you are looking for torches at a great price. They started to open up minutes after being in the tank. I got 4 single heads of NY knicks, dragon soul, indo gold, and a jester. The knicks is definitely my unexpected favorite as of now. Also picked up a frag of bizzaro cyphastrea from the lfs today.
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Updated FTS as of now until i do a final placement on the new torches and remove the frag plugs from them.
 

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