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Age 5 years, 18 days
Started January 1, 2014
Official Volume 38 Gallons
Actual Volume 32 Gallons
Make Innovative Marine
Model Nuvo 38

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xquisit1985 ‐ I have always loved these lil tanks! very nice!
nuvo38 ‐ Thanks xquisit1985. Come back in a couple of months and I should have some fish to show off. I'm going to hold off on the corals for at least a year.
ksuflash ‐ Nice aquascaping!
nuvo38 ‐ Thanks. This is how I did it. I put the sand in first so it was totally cloudy so I couldn't see where I was putting the rocks. When the water cleared a few hours later this is what I got. An improvement over my usual artistic efforts. Thanks for commenting.


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I am running two inTank media baskets with floss / purigen / chemipure elite along with an Innovative Marine media reactor with Seachem sea gel. I am also running 2 stock pumps. One plumbed to each return. It is the max flow the tank can handle. I am not able to use the IM spin streams because it will pump the water out of the tank with the waves.

I have a Hydor Slim Skim Nano protein skimmer that fits in one of the overflow chambers in place of the media basket but am currently not running it.

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Mysis Shrimp 1/2 Cube · Silverside - Anemone · Silversides for Anemone · Fed Siverside - Anemone · Fed Silverside

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4 Fish

Black Line Clown Ocellaris Clown
Ocellaris Clownfish Amphiprion ocellaris
Spotted Cardinalfish Sphaeramia nematoptera

6 Corals

Blue Star Polyps Pachyclavularia sp.
Green White Pipe Organ Frag
Leather Coral Lobophyton

7 Invertebrate

On average you perform a 32.3% water change every 8 days.

0% total water change in January.

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Removed dead Monti Cap, replaced carbon(didn't realize it was 3 months old), added chemipure elite blue because I had it and did an 11 gallon water change.

Also cleaned up the equipment w
Changed 10 gallons of water. The algae is getting worse.

I am thinking about shutting it down this weekend. Too much work. It was a good run.
Weekly 10 gallon water change. No issues. The sand still stinks and it is because a hermit crab and a snail died. Not sure how long ago.

Everything is OK but placement of corals is d
Weekly maintenance. Changed a little more water. I think a snail died and I wanted to get more bad water out. The Monti Cap keeps blowing over or getting moved by the big snail so I keep moving it.
Weekly maintenance 2 days late. Did just the basic 11 gallon water change.

Moved the corals around trying to get them on the rocks again. I can't figure out how to place the new Monti
Weekly 10 gallon water change. The water mixed for 24 hours but was still very, very cloudy. Must be a high calcium batch.

The big Cardinal is eating OK but still seems blind.