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07-31-2015, 02:10 PM
With the recent addition of a second child, my families accommodations seemed to be lacking. Being that I'm in the Navy, I didn't relish the thought of trying to move to a new house, while managing two kids under two and trying to tear down a 150G reef and move it. With that said I decided to shutdown the 150G.

Current Systems Specs.

Fill Date: 5-Aug-2015

Tank: Innovative Marine 20 Gallon NUVO Fusion Nano Aquarium
Display Tank Dimensions: 24" x 15" x 13" (Display 24" x 12 x 13)
Stand: Bathroom Vanity 24" x 21.5" x 35"
Lighting: AquaIllumination Prime LED w/ Tank mount arm
Return Pump: Jebao DC-2000
Water Circulation: 2 x Jebao RW-4
Skimmer: Innovative Marine Desktop Skimmer
Reactor: Innovative Marine MiniMax Desktop All-In-One Media Reactor
Heater: Fluval E-50 Electronic Heater
ATO: Tunze Osmolator
Tank Water: Red Sea Coral Salt Pro

Tank At Its Current State: (30-Aug-2015)


The Current Stock-list: (Updated: 16-Sep-2015)

1 x Purple Firefish
1 x High Finned Banded Goby
1 x Yellow Clown Goby

2 x Porcelain Crab
1 x Tri Colour Hermit
2 x Scarlet Reef Hermit
1 x Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp
1 x Randall's Pistol Shrimp
1 x Bumble Bee Snail
2 x Banded Trochus Snail
2 x Spiny Star Astraea
2 x Cerith Snail
2 x Nassarius Snail
1 x Red Bubble Tip Anemone
1 x Crocea Clam

Green Trumpet / Candy Cane
Hollywood Stunner Chalice
Purple Torch
Gold Torch
Purple Frogspawn
Green Star Polyps
Blue Clove Polyps
Aussie War Coral
Aussie Lord Acan
Red and Green Monti (Trying to grow them into a mixed piece)
Rainbow Hornet Zoas
Purple Hornet Zoas
IA Rainbow Zoas
Unknown Pink Zoas (Possibly Pink Flamingo)
Alpha and Omega Zoas
LA Laker Zoas
Clementine Zoas
Scrambled Egg Zoas
Watermelon Zoas
Tubb's Blue Zoas
Orange Bam-Bam Zoas
Blue Ringed Zoas
Radioactive Dragons Eye Zoas
Sunny Delight Zoas
IA Rasta Zoas
Fire and Ice Zoas
Unknown Orange Paly
Armour of God Zoas (I think)
Candy Apple Red Zoas

07-31-2015, 02:12 PM
now that is a sleak looking little tank! Really great packing too :) Can't wait to see once you get the stand built!
What are you putting on this baby for lighting?

07-31-2015, 03:25 PM
Well my new tank arrived yesterday.

Shout out to the ReefSupplies.ca guys, great packing and free 2 day shipping. Just couldn't pass it up.

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I was unsure what to do for a stand. The one from IM has really poor reviews.

I did look at either building one myself, or reinforcing a 24" bathroom vanity.

Then I found this little gem on Kijiji, needs a paint job :)

http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo270/shawncrockett/Aquariums/IM%20NUVO%20Fusion%2020/WEB-7.jpg~original (http://s382.photobucket.com/user/shawncrockett/media/Aquariums/IM%20NUVO%20Fusion%2020/WEB-7.jpg.html)

Lighting wise I probably hand an Evergrow temporarily, the plan is for an AI Prime

07-31-2015, 04:42 PM
A paint job won't hurt haha....nice find though, fits perfect!

07-31-2015, 06:26 PM
Unfortunately this stand isn't going to work. The measurements supplied to me were incorrect, and the tank overhangs in the back 5/8".

I was considering adding 1/4 oak plywood to the top that would be 24" x 15" and supporting the overhang in the back. When mudded and painted you wouldn't even see it.

I have one more stand option that popped up so I may go a different direction yet.

08-01-2015, 12:14 PM
How's this?

http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo270/shawncrockett/Aquariums/IM%20NUVO%20Fusion%2020/WEB-8.jpg~original (http://s382.photobucket.com/user/shawncrockett/media/Aquariums/IM%20NUVO%20Fusion%2020/WEB-8.jpg.html)

08-01-2015, 12:27 PM

08-01-2015, 01:39 PM
I like it :)

08-01-2015, 01:40 PM
Yeah real wood and a granite countertop for $100 couldn't be beat.

08-06-2015, 05:44 PM
Apologies for not keeping the thread up-to-date. I'm still in the process of shutting down my 150G and some issues on that side slowed me down.

First my Gyre 150 controller died out of the blue. Lucking the guys at Distribupet (Maxspects Canadian Warranty support), hooked me up and 2 days later its back up and running.

Of course for those two days I was running a mishmash of powerheads in there. One of my old Koralias was moved in from my salt mixing setup. Of course when I went to adjust the angel, the ball joint was jammed with calcium sediment and it broke of in my hand. Completely my fault, just a piss off to an already ****ty day. But it did make me think of a use for it, more on that in a later post.

And then to top it all of my driver went in one of my Chinese LEDs (full spectrum side). Another shoutout to Reefsupplies.ca, they've threw a new driver in my order that should arrive tomorrow. Thanks Ray!

Anyway... back on track...

I got the sand and water in 5 days ago. Decided to go with 15 lbs of CaribSea SeaFlor Special Grade, plus 1/4 cup of my old sand just to help seed it. I am a big fan of sand in a tank, looks more natural to me than bare bottom. I also can't stand that crushed coral look, too gravelly (Is that even a word?). In my last tank I went with Oolite, and although I loved the look, I could never run enough flow through it without creating sandstroms, and my Orange Spot Diamond Goby was always keeping just enough fine particles of it in the water column that the tank never looked completely clear. The SeaFlor Special Grade has a slightly larger grain size (1.0-2.0mm VS 0.1-1.0mm), and I can already tell it's going to work out much better.

The following day I moved over about 13 lbs of Pukani from my 150G. A quick hacksaw here and a little bone cutter there and I came up with this:

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I didn't really get much further, I had been ordered to recycle the box the tank had come in (APPARENTLY it had been "laying" around too long). So of course I did as ordered:

http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo270/shawncrockett/Aquariums/IM%20NUVO%20Fusion%2020/IMG_9364.jpg~original (http://s382.photobucket.com/user/shawncrockett/media/Aquariums/IM%20NUVO%20Fusion%2020/IMG_9364.jpg.html)

08-06-2015, 06:00 PM
Love the rock work! And I agree on the sand, while I am sure bare bottom helps to keep things clean....it can also look dirtier if it is not kept up on!
And great use of the box,it has a very lovely door bell haha

08-06-2015, 06:02 PM
As far as the cycle goes. I've never seen Ammonia, Nitrite hit .25ppm the day after adding the rock and was gone the following day, and Nitrate is steady at 4ppm.

I don't think I'm going to see any more of a cycle than I already have. Beyond the good liverock, and the slight sand infusion, I also cycled 1L of biomedia in a TLF-150 for 2 weeks in my old tank, and moved it over here temporarily until everything is solid.

I keep pulling out the odd Asterina Starfish or Collonista Snail, not all of them mind you, just enough to prevent plague proportions.

There is other life as well, I' counted about 4 "Micro" Brittle Starfish:

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08-06-2015, 06:16 PM
Love the rock work! And I agree on the sand, while I am sure bare bottom helps to keep things clean....it can also look dirtier if it is not kept up on!
And great use of the box,it has a very lovely door bell haha

I'm still not satisfied with the rock, changes inbound.

The doorbell rocks

08-06-2015, 06:20 PM
Changed the rock a little bit.

The shelf piece gives me a larger cave, more crevices and a little more zoa garden room.

I'm pretty satisfied, barring any other spur of the moment changes in design I'll likely epoxy this together tonight.

http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo270/shawncrockett/Aquariums/IM%20NUVO%20Fusion%2020/IMG_9381.jpg~original (http://s382.photobucket.com/user/shawncrockett/media/Aquariums/IM%20NUVO%20Fusion%2020/IMG_9381.jpg.html)

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I've always been a fan of the golden ratio two islands look.

08-06-2015, 08:19 PM

1 x Tri Colour Hermit
2 x Scarlet Reef Hermit
1 x Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp
1 x Bumble Bee Snail
2 x Banded Trochus Snail
2 x Spiny Star Astraea
2 x Cerith Snail
2 x Nassarius Snail


1 x Hi Fin Red Banded Goby

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08-09-2015, 02:33 PM
All the Coral that I hope to move into the 20G. Sorry for the cell phone pic.


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08-09-2015, 03:30 PM
Got my box of stuff from Reefsupplies on Friday, just random bits, an ATO reservoir, and my new media baskets.

My helpers take unboxing seriously...

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They even test the packaging material to see that it meets my expectations.


I was going to go with the InTank media baskets but with the price of the US dollar and the crazy shipping prices I went with the IM baskets instead. Still very happy with them.

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Overall a much bigger and more robust basket.

08-09-2015, 06:00 PM
How's this?

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Sweet find. Kiji?

08-09-2015, 06:19 PM
I was walking through Kent, on my way to buy some oak plywood and start a stand build.

Saw this bathroom vanity in the middle isle. Marked down on clearance because someone dropped a tool in the sink and cracked it.

$100 from $400…

25 x 20 x 35

Perfect height for a nano tank. Granite counter top, and the holes for the faucet make great cable management.

Just popped the underhung sink out of it and good to go.

08-15-2015, 08:29 PM
A couple pics I snapped while acclimating stuff:

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08-30-2015, 07:39 PM
Figured I get a couple pics up:



08-30-2015, 07:57 PM
Looking good! How are you liking the size difference?

08-30-2015, 08:44 PM
Wow! That`s nice. The monti holder is awesome. That`ll look cool when they grow out. That`s gonna be some zoa garden as well!

08-30-2015, 08:44 PM
Looking good! How are you liking the size difference?

Loving it!

I actually may never set up a large tank again. This has reminded me how much I prefer small format tanks.

I always found that small tanks (At least in reference to aquascapes, coral, plants), we're always much better to take care of all the fine details.

The largest I'd likely go again would be 36" long, so a 40Br or a 50, If fot a medium sized cube.

08-30-2015, 08:45 PM
Wow! That`s nice. The monti holder is awesome. That`ll look cool when they grow out.

Thanks Glenn, that's the hope. Its just a Hydor magnet mount from a broken Hydor 450

08-30-2015, 09:51 PM
So in the last 2 weeks since I got the livestock in, I've mostly just been rearranging coral and placing frags. I need to get up a full list of the coral.

I did upgrade the light to an AI Prime (using their mounting bracket), I've got to say I love the thing. The customizability and the wifi out of the box make the thing awesome. Currently running 18.5K @ 60%

http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo270/shawncrockett/IMG_9567.jpg~original (http://s382.photobucket.com/user/shawncrockett/media/IMG_9567.jpg.html)

I also picked up the IM Desktop size skimmer and reactor. The reactor is currently running Bio Pellets. The skimmer was a bit noisy for the first 2 days but then quieted right up. I couldn't figure out my I couldn't get a proper head of foam out of it though. Figured it was just going to require a breakin period, but then I noticed this:

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The IM QA department really failed on this one. The actual neck and the forcing cone aren't aligned, so the foam head starts to form and then just leaks over into the cup. I have the call the supplier and IM on Monday and see what can be done. Hoping I can just get a collection cup sent out vs having to RMA the whole unit.

I had upgraded the return pump to a Cobalt Aquatics MJ1200, which I found was the perfect amount of flow. Corals were doing great and no detritus settled. Apparently my Purple Firefish thought otherwise and won't come out if the pump was on. I did go back to the OEM pump from IM. Its 211 GPH va the 296 GPH of the 1200. He still stayed hidden. Given that the flow didn't make a difference and the OEM pump is really loud, I went back to the 1200 with a TLF ball valve in there. I'll slowly throttle the flow up over 2 weeks and see if that acclimates him. There is the possibility that I may pull the thing and put in a Jebao DC1200 or DC2000 yet.

After selling off the old 150G I was finally able to get the Fusion moved into its spot and then came the wiring job.

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At the same time I picked up a Apex Jr from a local reefer and the Jebao Module to run my RW-4s. I simply love the increased flexibility the Apex fives me with those pumps. Then a week later the opportunity presented itself to get a used Full Apex. I of course jumped at it and just finished the wiring last night.

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08-30-2015, 10:07 PM
I did have one loss I forgot to mention.

My Banded Goby jumped and I found him crispy on the floor this morning. Not sure if he wormed his way out through the sides, or if he jumped when I was doing maintenance and running back and forth to watch the Jays trounce Detroit.

08-31-2015, 09:23 PM
A quick pic I snapped tonight:

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08-31-2015, 11:16 PM
If anyone else has / gets an AI prime and is looking for some example programming here is what I'm running currently:

http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo270/shawncrockett/Prime.jpg~original ('http://s382.photobucket.com/user/shawncrockett/media/Prime.jpg.html')

And here is the exported settings:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ttjwet2y30w45dk/AI Custom.zip?dl=0 ('https://www.dropbox.com/s/ttjwet2y30w45dk/AI%20Custom.zip?dl=0')

08-31-2015, 11:35 PM
Well I got the mesh changed out.


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In can actually see through the top now, lol.

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09-01-2015, 07:06 AM
Awesome man! That stand really suits the style of the tank! Go Jays 😊

09-01-2015, 06:22 PM
That is a great little tank! I can see what you said about a smaller tank is easier to scape with corals and such. But what will you do when you run out of room? So does that have a built in sump and skimmer at the rear?

09-01-2015, 06:29 PM
LOL almost out of room now.

Yep. Little sump in the back with media baskets Skimmer and Reactor

09-02-2015, 10:11 AM
That looks great. I'd like to turn my 30 gallon into a reef, this has certainly given me some inspiration that a small form factor can be beautiful.

09-02-2015, 10:27 AM
Yeah it should be awesome once its grown out

09-16-2015, 12:14 PM
Upgraded my return pump from a Cobalt Aquatics MJ-1200 to a Jebao DC-2000.

Have it connected to my Apex currently running at 65%. Much, much happier with it.

09-16-2015, 02:35 PM
What is the fish in the 2nd pic? I don't think I've ever seen one of those before, very cool looking!

09-16-2015, 04:20 PM
Not sure which pic your looking at cause the second pic is a box :)

High Finned Red Banded Goby maybe?

They're a small shrimp goby.

09-16-2015, 04:27 PM
Um.. where's the plants?

09-16-2015, 05:10 PM
What is this .... PLANT? You speak of?

09-16-2015, 05:19 PM
Not sure which pic your looking at cause the second pic is a box :)

High Finned Red Banded Goby maybe?

They're a small shrimp goby.

Thats it... I thought I quoted the post I was asking about. LOL

09-16-2015, 05:25 PM
Thats it... I thought I quoted the post I was asking about. LOL
I was going to reply with:

"Ever Elusive Box Fish"

09-16-2015, 06:36 PM
I was going to reply with:

"Ever Elusive Box Fish"

LOL - too funny

09-16-2015, 06:40 PM
They are very nice though. I've been trying to get a good pick of him with the shrimp in company.

09-18-2015, 11:46 AM


10-05-2015, 09:48 AM
Couple random pics from last night


10-07-2015, 12:13 AM
Lost my Crocea clam.

It was fine 2 days ago, then in one day it's was gaping and had detached from the rock.
Next day was completely retracted and by the end of the day the CuC cleaned the shell out.

Not really sure what happened. All the parameters are fine plenty of light and he looked happy till a few days ago.

10-07-2015, 08:15 AM
That's sucks man....

10-11-2015, 02:32 PM
Added a Green Clown Goby last Wednesday


11-10-2015, 12:56 AM
A few updates:

I was never completely happy with the spread on the AI Prime. It would have been good for an 18" area but at 24" long I had too much shadowing on the edges. I could have went with a second Prime but the tank wouldn't have accommodated the 2 mounts well. They would have been closer together than I wanted to avoid interfering with the back mounted sump equipment.

A few weeks back I found a deal on a pair of used Kessils A360WE that was too good to pass up. Currently running the pair at 30% on goosenecks. Loving the lighting difference. No shadows, great spectrum, a little less red and green highlights than the Prime, but better UV output.

Added a MagRock Jr and rearranged some frags. I really like the look, definitely added some depth to the tank. Should look really good once the rock colours up.

Last week I started adding Kalkwasser to my top off water. Parameters appear to be holding steady with a 2 tsp to 2.5 gallon mix. PH is staying up nicely as well.

Started noticing some of my Zoas aren't as fully open as I'd like. I think I'm keeping the tank too clean, might need to up my nitrates a bit.

11-18-2015, 11:31 PM
Added a new fish today. A Hector's Goby.

Settled right in almost immediately.


11-19-2015, 01:09 AM
Just read your thread - amazing pictures and some stunning fish and corals - just beautiful. Cool doorbell too.

11-19-2015, 01:22 AM

11-24-2015, 11:13 AM
Got up this morning and noticed my skimmer was overflowing. Checked the water level in the sump section and it was really high, but hasn't quite reached the overflow switch.

Not positive what happened. The only thing I can think off is that the power may have flicked a bunch of times yesterday. When the power flickered it much have been enough to trip the Ozmolater, causing it to dump a little water into the tank every time. The power must've never went out completely because I never did get a power failure e-mail from the Apex.

Looks like the ATO was shutoff by the Apex automatically when the PH hit 8.4. Salinity ended up being 1.024 so not too bad.

Guess its time to invest in a UPS.

11-30-2015, 11:10 AM
So its been about 3 weeks since I started noticing my zoas closing up. Since I stopped dosing Nopox my nutrients still haven't registered on the test kit but my Zoas have almost fully recovered.

The new UPS is installed I gotta APC back-ups pro 1000. I finished configuring the apex for power loss and in testing it looks like I get approximately 6 hours runtime.

Couple of shots from last night. Layout is still a work in progress, with new frags continuing to come in.





12-02-2015, 10:23 PM
I always used to feed my anemone in my larger tanks but I had stopped on this nano for fear of impacting water quality.

The other day I felt a little bad for it so I decided to feed it yesterday (a nice mix of LRS Fish Frenzy and some chopped clam).

I woke up this morning to the BTA taking a stroll over my zoa garden, Within about an hour he'd settled into a spot. Funny enough the spot I wanted him in when I setup the tank.

Then I realized the reason he'd moved is that it had split.

At least it'll keep the Porcelain Crabs happy.


12-02-2015, 10:53 PM
such a beautiful BTA....took me a minute to spot the crab, but wow he is cool! How many of them do you have in there?

12-02-2015, 11:30 PM
such a beautiful BTA....took me a minute to spot the crab, but wow he is cool! How many of them do you have in there?

You missed the second one... Where's waldo

2 porcelain

12-03-2015, 07:11 PM
haha now I see both :)

12-19-2015, 11:34 PM
Well, the only thing consistent is change.

Looks like I'm moving to Ottawa.

Likely going to have to shutdown.

12-20-2015, 11:15 AM
Thats a big change!! How soon will you be moving? Gotta admit kinda bummed to hear the news :( ..... but I am sure this is pretty exciting for your family!

12-20-2015, 11:15 AM
Looks like July

12-20-2015, 02:52 PM
Hope you stay active in the forums. Keep in touch

12-20-2015, 02:53 PM
Oh I will, be back in a few years anyway.

Just have to decide what I'm doing for coral and bits.

12-20-2015, 06:57 PM
Well, the only thing consistent is change.

Looks like I'm moving to Ottawa.

Likely going to have to shutdown.
Only Subs there are Foot Longs

12-20-2015, 07:09 PM
Only Subs there are Foot Longs

I'm sure they have 6' party subs

01-06-2016, 12:00 AM
All coral sold. Cleanup crew spoken for. I'll get the nems and livestock posted tommorow.

01-06-2016, 12:10 AM
Wow that was fast :(

01-06-2016, 12:10 AM
Single buyer :P

01-06-2016, 12:13 AM
That would help for sure, guess I just didn't think it would be coming down so soon haha must have been hard!

01-13-2016, 05:33 PM
All sold off. Gonna keep the stand pumps lighting and a couple of accessories and maybe setup an IM 25 Lagoon after I move.

01-13-2016, 09:42 PM
Well, the only thing consistent is change.

Looks like I'm moving to Ottawa.

Likely going to have to shutdown.

Sorry to hear that. It was a beautiful looking tank.