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Starboard's Nuvo Micro 30L prize build!

Postby starboard on Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:17 am

So back in March I entered a contest on Facebook to win one of Innovative Marines new Micro tank setups and won. What a surprise it was! I decided that I would do a tank build thread for this beautiful piece of art so here it goes.
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Re: Starboard's Nuvo Micro 30L prize build!

Postby bubblewood on Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:17 am

Let's see it! :-)
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Re: Starboard's Nuvo Micro 30L prize build!

Postby starboard on Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:21 am

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I ended up having them ship the tank to our business since it was being shipped on a pallet and once it arrived I thoroughly inspected the package for damage before I signed the dotted line. Exciting to say the least.
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Re: Starboard's Nuvo Micro 30L prize build!

Postby starboard on Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:23 am

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Here is an unboxing pick to show how well the tank was packaged.
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Re: Starboard's Nuvo Micro 30L prize build!

Postby salmonshutters on Mon Jun 02, 2014 11:19 am

woot woot I need to get some of your luck.
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Re: Starboard's Nuvo Micro 30L prize build!

Postby snelson220 on Mon Jun 02, 2014 2:24 pm

NICE!!! Congrats, I look forward to the build page and seeing this up and running
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Re: Starboard's Nuvo Micro 30L prize build!

Postby MadCityReefer on Mon Jun 02, 2014 4:25 pm

Where are the pictures of this being set up....slacker!
KEEP ON REEFIN ON!!
tank build: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=12927
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Re: Starboard's Nuvo Micro 30L prize build!

Postby bubblewood on Mon Jun 02, 2014 5:14 pm

Ya...slacker. :-)
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Re: Starboard's Nuvo Micro 30L prize build!

Postby starboard on Mon Jun 02, 2014 6:57 pm

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Here is the stand alone.It's a nice stand with plenty of space for whatever is needed to keep this tank stocked. I will say that the stand is not super solid, some adjustments will need to be done depending on ones floor surface.
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Everything seems to be in tack.
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Side shot.
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Re: Starboard's Nuvo Micro 30L prize build!

Postby Longinus on Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:16 pm

Looks awesome! Ive oggled those tanks before but could never bite the bullet, cant wait to see it stocked with some of your sweet frags!
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Re: Starboard's Nuvo Micro 30L prize build!

Postby BraenDead on Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:38 am

It took me over a day to realize that 30L meant 30g-long, not 30 liters... Great looking tank, excited to see the build up!
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Re: Starboard's Nuvo Micro 30L prize build!

Postby starboard on Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:59 am

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As you can see there are 5 chambers with one overflow on each end with the return pump in the middle.
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Filter sponge cartridge that comes with the tank is pretty high quality.
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I am using a 75 watt Cobalt Neo-therm heater which is slim and perfect for these tank setups.
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All in all I am very impressed with the baffle system for this tank. Plenty of room for media and accessories.
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Re: Starboard's Nuvo Micro 30L prize build!

Postby starboard on Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:46 am

Test run!
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Re: Starboard's Nuvo Micro 30L prize build!

Postby starboard on Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:04 am

So I decided to go with a Maxspect Razor R420R 160W 16k LED fixture. I've heard nothing but great things about this light and how it's sleek design sets it apart from the rest. Shout out to Chris from Animart for selling it to me for this build.
The one complaint that I have is that using the regular stand for the Maxspect Razor doesn't allow for a good light spread on a 36" long tank leaving shadows on the sides so I had to order a hanging kit which only cost about $15.

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Re: Starboard's Nuvo Micro 30L prize build!

Postby starboard on Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:13 am

Next I had to convince the wife to let me set this build up some where in our house which lead to much discussion and of course begging. So in the man cave it went.
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