Nuvo 40 Aquaforest reef

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  1. goober

    goober Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Well the battle with cyano is over. Took around 6 days for it to clear up after changing my media. I blame the ALK swing due to a phosphate spike while I was away. My GFO was depleted the week before I left which caused the spike.

    I figure the spike in phosphate also caused my ALK to drop to the 6.1 reading I got when I returned. I replaced my GFO and reduced my phosphates back down. ALK shot from 7.3 to 7.9 in a couple days. My sps looked really stressed from the swing and I had to cut half my bird of paradise off due to some STN. The other half is making a recovery. Obviously Swinging from 7.3 to 6.1 then up to 7.9 over the course of 10 days is not what I wanted however I have stabilized the system again.

    Lots of lessons to be learned while dealing with 40g of total water volume. The swing's and changes inside the tank happen real fast with not much time to react.
     

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    goober Member Build Thread Contributor

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    I got some cheap frags after cycling to see how SPS would react in my tank. Shortly after getting this one I decided to chop it up because I didn't like how skimpy and stretched out it was. Here is a 5 month journey of this frag. Pictures were taken in day lights however this guy really glows in the blues.

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    Chopped up and growing strong
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    Love the results!​
     
  3. goober

    goober Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Getting some nice growth out of this frag I got about one month ago on January 17th! Encrusted onto the rock and looks like a bunch of growth tips have formed. Looks like some branches are about to start popping out.

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  4. mdbannister

    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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    Hey @goober, how's the reef? Could you post up a new FTS? I'm following along. :)
     
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    3 months has past since my last update and a lot has changed in the tank for better or worse. At the end of march I was experiencing a nutrient drop at the same time as my ALK went from mid 7's to mid 8's. I had some acro's with minor burnt tips, a couple lost frags, and some major bleaching on my montipora. My green and red plates were near pale white at one point. 3 weeks ago the recovery began and my tank is really doing well which inspired me to take some pictures today and post an update!

    I updated my first post with changes to the dosing schedule. The system is currently consuming 32ml of AF component 1+2+3 daily, maintaining 7.3-7.5 DKH and 420 Ca. I have stopped dosing AF amino and vitality. The biweekly water changes using 50% probiotic salt (contains amino/vitality) is more than enough for my system currently.

    Hardware additions: I moved my non wireless MP10 down to the bottom rear corner and have it running at around 30% providing flow behind my rock work. I added two wireless echosmart mp10's running directly across from each other. They are slaved in reef crest anti sync mode running at 100%. This change was 1 week ago and some corals are still adjusting to the new flow. The new flow setup really keeps detritus off the rocks!

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    This guy has done a decent job with my bubble algae

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    Pink lemonade, Forest fire digi, and an unamed red acro

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    Can anyone identify this acro for me?

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    Always love for red planet in my tanks

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    I layed this frag of forest fire digi down when I mounted it. Starting to take off!

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    Started with 2, now there are three.....​
     
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  6. Left Coast DJ

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    How do you like the IM Fusion 40? Are the back chambers big enough?

    I'm considering either an IM 40 or a 50 Lagoon.
     
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    I learned an interesting lesson with my IM 40. I had been struggling with phospates for a few months and was throwing ever trick in the book at it. Then in a last stich effort syphoned out the back middle chamber.

    Note to those with this tank. Make sure you clean this chamber out or drastically up flow from factory settings[​IMG]
     
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    I like the nuvo 40. These tanks are really designed to look great. I would have liked a system with a sump but I live in a condo and have two little kids so storage is an issue. I needed the stand to store things other than a sump!

    I use the back chambers for extra media that I keep in mesh bags. both fast left chambers run AF life bio fil, middle right has marine pure bio balls in it. I manage to stuff everything else inside the middle chamber where the return pump is.
     
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