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Hello! Thanks for checking out my build! My Nuvo 10g Mixed reef has been set up and running for about a month and one week, This tank was upgraded from a Fluval Evo 5 that had been running for a year. Im still new to the reefing community but would love to share my experiences and those to come!

Build List
- Innovative Marine Nuvo Fusion 10 Gallon Cube
- Jaebo Sw-2 Wavemaker
- Hipargeo Aquaknight Reef led (need to upgrade)
- Water bottle ATO
- Innovative Marine Spin Stream Nozzle
- China Return Pump about 250gph (need to upgrade)
- About 9-10 lbs of live rock from LFS
- 2 Frag racks
- Innovative Marine Filter sock
- Chemi Pure Elite in filter sock
- Marine Pure Gems and some rubble rock in chamber 2
- Amazon Temperature Probe in 3rd chamber(return pump chamber)

Stock List
- 1x Rose Bubble Tip Anemone
- 1x Gold Striped Maroon Clownfish (Female)
- 1x Gold Dot Maroon Clownfish (Male)
- 1x Sand Sifting Goby
- 1x Red Montipora
- 1x GSP
- 1x Green Blasto
- 1x Acan Enchinata
- 1x Acan Lord
- About 6-7 Green dot Mushrooms
- About 4 Pulsing Xenia
- 2x Kenya Trees
- 1x Neon Mushroom
- 1x Unknown SPS Frag
- 1x Unknown Favia Frag

Cleanup Crew
- 2x Mexican Turbo
- 8x Blue Hermit Crab
- About 4 Astrea
- 1x Emerald Crab
- 1x Peppermint Shrimp

My thoughts so far....
Tank is a great base for a nano tank setup, however to really get the results im looking for more mods are needed to fit my standards. I need to upgrade my lighting for sure I really like the AI Prime 16HD for this tank. As well as adding either the Intank Media baskets or the IM Caddy to reduce the need for cleaning the filter sock. I love the filter sock currently because im able to get all the excess food out of my tank, I do have it fairly stocked with fish in my opinion and feed very regularly (about 2-3 times a day). I Am just now having a Small issue with Aptasia In this tank I believe from some rubble rock at my LFS. Thats what Mr. Peppermint shrimp is there for but we will see how much he really does lol. Yes these two Maroons are paired and have been for about 3 months! I will try my best to keep this thread updated with pics and issues I run into lol cause lets be real without problems this would be boring . Anyway Thank you again for checking this thread out and please leave any tips or comments or questions below I would love to hear from the community! Happy Reefing!!
 
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Heres a few more from this past month :)
 

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My Parameters are as followed as of 06/6/21…

Salinity - 1.024
NO3 - 0 (trying to fix)
PO4 - 0 (trying to fix)
Ca - 470
Alk - 11.5 (need to be a little lower but haven’t noticed coral issues yet)
Mg - 1350
Local Fish store tested for me using Hanna Checker
 

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What method of cycling did you use? Also, how long did you cycle? That's amazing! I didn't think you could successfully fill a 10 gallon with that extend of a load. How's it going? I am cycling my 10 gallon but my nitrites are still at 1.5, zero ammonia and 100 ppm nitrates. Gonna wait a few more days, hopefully, so I can start added corals and a fish. So you have 2 clowns in there? Wow.
 
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What method of cycling did you use? Also, how long did you cycle? That's amazing! I didn't think you could successfully fill a 10 gallon with that extend of a load. How's it going? I am cycling my 10 gallon but my nitrites are still at 1.5, zero ammonia and 100 ppm nitrates. Gonna wait a few more days, hopefully, so I can start added corals and a fish. So you have 2 clowns in there? Wow.
i originally used fritz turbo start 900 to cycle my first tank, then when i upgraded to the 10g nuvo i used microbaterstart from brightwell aquatics. with these methods i waited about 5 days before adding a peppermint shrimp and then waiting a few more days to add my clowns one by one, yes i do have a large bio load but from my experience large load in and large load out(filter traction) has worked well, as my clowns get older as they are maroons they will be upgraded. honestly the longer you wait the better i like everyone else like things quick and has worked in my experiences
 

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i originally used fritz turbo start 900 to cycle my first tank, then when i upgraded to the 10g nuvo i used microbaterstart from brightwell aquatics. with these methods i waited about 5 days before adding a peppermint shrimp and then waiting a few more days to add my clowns one by one, yes i do have a large bio load but from my experience large load in and large load out(filter traction) has worked well, as my clowns get older as they are maroons they will be upgraded. honestly the longer you wait the better i like everyone else like things quick and has worked in my experiences
Good to see! Thanks for the info! Looks great! It's encouraging and looking forward to it!
 

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