Innovative Marine Nuvo 50 Lagoon reef build

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  1. crstlblu2002

    crstlblu2002 Member

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    recently about 4 month ago I upgraded from my 20 gallon JBJ shallow frag tank to a brand spankin new Innovative Marine Nuvo 50 Gallon Lagoon tank. I ordered the tank from SaltwaterAquariums.com and cant say enough good things about those guys! I repurposed and furniture piece into a tank stand. I am running 10 gallon ATO, DIY Aquatop Chaeto reactorwith upgraded size pump, AI prime light along with a Kessil a160 Ocean blue, Jebao PP-4 wavemaker, Aqua Gadget Custom caddy with Pura Filter Pad, Purigen, Reef spec Carbon, Finnex Titanium Heater, Tunze 9004 DC skimmer and some times will run the tanks included filter sock. this is by far my favorite tank so far! Enjoy! 15355755_10154576226942489_8928221630103516381_n.jpg 15781664_10154654615797489_8429442077137502047_n.jpg 15326378_10154542847242489_8220595112301481192_n.jpg 15337510_10154542845112489_8687856604719123030_n.jpg 15338881_10154542845107489_379967155086203484_n.jpg 15356492_10154558813407489_1588346595937496892_n.jpg 15356729_10154542845147489_6635406582563739342_n.jpg 15391179_10154579037642489_3448968642310935462_n.jpg 15400425_10154579037572489_5195692606686697726_n.jpg 15400556_10154579037732489_4869847796776995726_n.jpg 15401076_10154579037632489_5689060337661788286_n.jpg 15420882_10154579037587489_3778895148747802764_n.jpg 15439877_10154579037532489_4278171746790915704_n.jpg 15492195_10154579037737489_6282324332520437781_n.jpg 15541899_10154579037652489_292475395209249454_n.jpg 15578656_10154579037707489_5995830457261932702_n.jpg 15622439_10154602323347489_3039709779745817943_n.jpg 15672927_10154602323412489_6625523530916523733_n.jpg
     
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    Shep Acan Connoisseur Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Partner Member 2018

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    looking good!
     
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    couple more pics with the new lighting

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    mdbannister Ahh...the Reef Life Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award SCMAS Member Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Looking great! I love the door on the stand!
     
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    tank is doing awesome! Used reef hd to kill off the hair algae ice I've been struggling with for a year. Stuff works like a charm. Removed the chaeto reactor and added chaeto in the second back compartment with a great cheap water proof led from Amazon. Have the tunze comline doc 9004 skimmer running in the middle chamber and added a second stock return pump so running two of those. IMAG2062.jpg IMAG2061.jpg IMAG1990.jpg
     
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    leahfiish Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Awesome tank, any updates? How is the chaeto growing for you?
     
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    the tank is doing good, the flow into the back compartments is not very strong though because I run a media caddy on one side and a stock sock on the other side. The chaeto section always gets kind of stagnant and I end up with slimy algae in that area. I was able to pick up an innovative marine media reactor for $5 and was thinking of pulling the cheato and just running some kind of phosphate media. The chaeto does grow but I feel it gets more dirty than it does any good.
     
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    The tank is doing well. The flow going into the back of the tank is not very strong though because I run a media basket on one side and a stock filter sock on the other. The area with the chaeto is kind of stagnat and always ends up with slimy algae. I was able to pick up an innovative marine media reactor for $5 and am thinking of pulling the cheato and just running some phosphate media instead. The chaeto is growing but I feel like that section just gets gunky and isn't really benefitting the tank as much as it should. although I do think it helps to keep my ph stable by having the light on reverse cycle of the tank
     
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