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My Nuvo Fusion 10 reef build

Ckittman

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Another post on a nuvo fusion 10 reef build! This is my first real try at a reef tank. I have had some fowlr tanks in the past, but this tank will have LPS as the top priority. I have looked around this forum for a while, and finally decided to join.

Onto the tank. I set it up about 2 weeks ago. It only has a thing layer of aragonite sand just for looks, and dry rock right now. The light is the AI Prime. As of a few days ago the tank had gotten to the nitrite part of the cycle, but no nitrates yet.

A few questions that i’m pondering around right now are how in-depth to go with the filtration. Right now i have the media basket with a chemi-pure blue pack and the seachem bio matrix. I’m hoping to be able to run this tank with only weekly water changes. What would be the largest percentage water change yall would recommend for a routine change. Would 40-50% a week be too large?

For fish stocking i want to keep the fish stocking light. 1 or possibly 2 small fish. Either a clown by itself or 2 smaller fish.

Corals i’m thinking 3 or 4 large LPS corals like frogspawn, hammer, candy cane. Possibly a red cap monti at the top, and fill the rest up with mushrooms/zoas.

With this stocking and corals how well do yall think this tank would do with only large water changes? If i don’t go with a clown what are some other good nano fish that arn’t known jumpers. I know all fish can jump, but i really like the look of no top on the tank. Any other key tips or opinions are welcome!! Thanks



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second_decimal

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Welcome.. I would not worry too much about chemi pure etc. just yet. Nothing in the tank. Let the cycle play out and maybe add fritz turbo or microbacter7 to help things along.
 

second_decimal

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As a general rule, water changes are almost never too large. Make sure you match salinity and temp as closely as possible to reduce shock.
 
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Ckittman

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Thanks for the advice second_decimal. Little update.
Added the first few coral pieces a few days ago. A small GSP, a torch, and a ricordea. They all seem to be doing well. I’m not sure where to place them, and kind of just have them setting low in the tank to adjust for now.



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Ckittman

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Do you have a hardware list?
Currently just the stock return pump (going to upgrade this soon), an upgraded media basket with the chemi pure blue in the top portion and seachem matrix in the bottom two, a 50w heater, and AI Prime.

The plan is to upgrade the pump, add a random flow nozzle, and add an ato.


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second_decimal

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First off, I have the same tank. I wound up with the Tunze 3152 nano. For some reason I was under the impression that it included optical sensor instead of traditional float sensor which proved incorrect. The Tunze is a float sensor but.. it has worked well. You can look at some of my equipment experiences and build here.
 
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