Innovative Marine Nuvo Fusion and the Random Flow Generator Nozzle

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We've been getting a lot of questions lately about how to add the Random Flow Generator™ Nozzle to an IM Nuvo Fusion series tank so we thought it might be a good idea to drop a small primer on how to add the RFG to your build.

To add an RFG nozzle to your IM Nuvo you'll need both a Slip-Fit Drop adapter and the 1/2in RFG nozzle for each outlet.

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The Slip-Fit-Drop Adapter is available in two sizes: 16mm and 19mm. The size you need will dependent on the model tank you have. In general, if you have a Nuvo 10 gallon you''ll need the 16mm to 1/2in Adapter, while the rest of the tanks in the Nuvo/Fusion series use the 19mm adapter.

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This is almost always true, however, some of the Concept series tanks will also use the 16mm adapter, so the easiest way to tell is to look at the stock fitting:

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Installation is very easy and should take just a few minutes.
  • Remove the stock nozzle - it just slips off to reveal the inlet pipe.
  • Assemble the 1/2in RFG nozzle to the the Slip-fit-Drop adapter
  • Attach the assembly to the outlet pipe.

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Once you have the adapter and RFG nozzle installed it should look something like this
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With the Random Flow Generator™ Nozzle you can now crank the return pump up and start creating a more nature flow environment. Here'a and example of what a single RFG nozzle with a Sicce 1.0 pump can accomplish in an Innovative Marine Fusion 20 Peninsula


The stock pumps that came with you tank will work but the RFG but an upgrade pump will yield even better results. A good choice is to go with Innovation Marines own MightyJet DC pump. it's controllable and can provide enough flow to drive two 1/2in RFG nozzles.

You can find the Nozzle and adapters at most of your favorite online retailers such as Bulk Reef Supply, SaltwaterAquarium.com, Charterhouse Aquatics and many others.

You may also be able to find them at your local fish store:
https://vividcreativeaquatics.com/where-to-buy/

And of course you can also find them directly at:
https://vividcreativeaquatics.com/product-category/aquairum-specific/innovative-marine/

If you have any questions, please post below and we'll be happy to help.
 
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What is the overall length of the adapter and RFG?
sorry or the slow response, here's little graphic that shows the size

the 19mm slip-fit adapter with the 1/2in RFG is basically the same size as the stock flare nozzle fitting

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So only the IM 10gal needs the 16mm and the rest of the size in the series will need the 19mm, and either way all of the IM Nuvo series take the 1/2 RFG? I actually have afew different sizes of the IM Nuvo tanks, the biggest thing that has stopped me from grabbing them was alot of reviews I read claimed when they recieved both parts they couldn't get them to fit, either one part was to small or to big. Kinda why I wish my LFS carried them so I could atleast connect them in store and know I wouldn't have to return it via mail, assuming BRS or Marine Depot take returns on 3D printed parts.
 
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So only the IM 10gal needs the 16mm and the rest of the size in the series will need the 19mm, and either way all of the IM Nuvo series take the 1/2 RFG? I actually have afew different sizes of the IM Nuvo tanks, the biggest thing that has stopped me from grabbing them was alot of reviews I read claimed when they recieved both parts they couldn't get them to fit, either one part was to small or to big. Kinda why I wish my LFS carried them so I could atleast connect them in store and know I wouldn't have to return it via mail, assuming BRS or Marine Depot take returns on 3D printed parts.

You are correct on the adapter sizes for the Nuvo Fusion series - the 10-gallon is prerty much the only one that uses the 16mm adapters - with the exception of a few of the more obscure concept tanks. The rest will use the 19mm slip-fit-drop adapters with the 1/2in RFGs.

If anmyone ever have any issues with our products - the easiest way to deal with is to to reach out directly to us, regardless of where you purchased it - we are always happy to help and get things corrected, if need be. With that said, all of our online vendors (BRS and Marine Depot included) do take back returns on our products.

As for the two Slip-Fit Drop adapters and 1/2in RFGs, they do fit pretty tight, and in some cases require a bit of force to make all the connections. Again, if you have trouble puting it all together, we are alwasy happy to help :)


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Will the 20mm metric nozzle fit? That way I don't have buy an slip-fit drop adapter?
Unfortunately, no it wont - it would be off by just a smidge.

if you want to avoid the Slip-Fit-Drop adapter, the stock slip fitting is 1/2in Loc-Line compatible. So you can connect the RFG Nozzle and 1/2in Loc-Line directly to the stock fitting.

However, with the nozzle directly to the stock fitting, it will likely sit too close to the surface and thus suck in air. That's the purpose of the slip-fit-drop adapter.

Adding Loc-line between the stock adapter and the RFG will allow you to drop the nozzle below the water line, but you'll need at least 2 segments. More if you want to angle the RFGs more than just forward facing.

If you goal is to keep it as clean as possible then Slip-Fot Drop adapter with the 1/2in RFG is probably the better option, as it's takes up no more room and is basicly the same overall length as the stock Flare nozzles.
 

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I just got the RFGs on my Nuvo 20 and wondering if I need to upgrade the flow from the stock MightyJet? I have the 326...should I move up to the 528?

Its a Euphyllia tank...no SPS.
The larger MightyJet gets the flow going pretty good through 2 nozzles. Just be sure to NOT use the smallest connector to your tubing when you set it up. That will slow things down quite a bit. The medium one is snug, but gets things going much faster.
 

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