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Old 10/10/2018, 09:20 AM   #1
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SPS Filled IM Nuvo 10 Build

So this is my first time keeping sps, have been wanting to for a while and decided to give it a go. The tank is an IM nuvo 10 and Iím running a nanobox duo plus m (overkill I know but it was laying around so I was like sure) and circulation is the stock return and a hydor koralia 425, almost used my old sw-4 but thought that would be overkill in a 10 gallon. Stocking is a couple acros, some Scarface zoas, and my Pygmy cherub angelfish from kp aquatics. I know some people will say that this tank is too small for him, but he seems perfectly content and if he didnít I would move him to a larger aquarium. Iím running filter floss, carbon, and gfo in the first chamber in the back of the tank, and a refugium in the middle. Iím using the stock return but may upgrade to the sicce 0.5 or 1.0 in a couple months. Thanks for stopping by, and advice is appreciated.

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Old 10/11/2018, 09:31 PM   #2
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I did a wc today, tank is looking great right now, not much to update on beyond that, here are the numbers from today.
SG 1.026
temp. 79.6
NO3 3
CA 425
MG 1400
Kh 8.2

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All looks good and best of luck with the nuvo 10. I've been running a nuvo 16 for many years and enjoy it very much. I dabbled in sps a couple of years back but found it too challenging amidst even the most subtle parameter changes. Keep in mind these changes occur very fast in a nano which the sps don't care for. I've stuck to mostly lps, softies, anemones and a pair of clowns. Everyone is settled in and I do a 5 gal WC every two weeks. I ditched the IM lights and use a Maxspect Razor which is worlds apart from the IM lights. Try getting your nitrates down lower. I run ChemiPure Blue and Phosguard which do the trick. I have an IM skimmer which work great but sounds like a rock tumbler. Way too noisy. I even had a 3 gal IM Pico running for a few years with some softies and a damsel. I thing the key in nano's is large frequent WC's.

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