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    Default NUVO EXT Lagoon 50 Build

    My newest build was acquired through a very unusual scenario. It was March 31st and I was at the children’s hospital with my wife and nine-month old son. He had just gone through a tethered spinal cord surgery and we were all exhausted. The Marine Depot Facebook giveaway was just 3 hrs. away from closing. I mentioned to my wife that she should enter this giveaway. You could be the lucky winner, who knows? I said to her. I knew we had slim to no chance since it had a few thousand entries. A few days went by when the announcement was made. She was a WINNER of the “NUVO EXT Lagoon 50”! This will be a fun and awesome Family build!!!








    It took a few weeks to receive the APS stand and Tank. For the time being I was already doing my research and the information available was very limited. I knew this tank came with no sump and hardly any plumbing, which made things a bit overwhelming. I was entering a new and unknown territory which made me take a break. I currently have a Nuvo 30L and during my 8 years in this hobby all I have known are “AIO” systems. I will be transferring everything into the new build = more room for extra activities hahaha!















    So I went ahead and started to research my sump options. I found several of them but the Trigger Systems Sapphire 26” was clearly the best fit for this build. I decided to also add the Trigger Sapphire ATO 10 Gallon Reservoir. It’s obvious it won’t fit inside the cabinet, so it will be placed outside next to the stand or inside a small custom cabinet (still undetermined). I got all my plumbing from BRS since they had everything that was needed. I hit a road block when I was sketching my sump options. I determined that running a manifold system would pay off in the long run if I ever decided to run a reactor. The news leaked out that Innovative Marine will be carrying a shelf for the APS stands. This was an important factor when designing my plumbing and therefor I kept the manifold system low.
























    Building the stand was very easy and straight forward












    I went ahead and used 1" PVC. Lets start mocking that plumbing!











    I had to maneuver the "E" line around the main drain. Success! I was able to drop it inside the Skimmer section











    A check valve by "WYE" was added for extra safety. You can never be too safe. I used 3/4 PVC for the return line






    Manifold system is coming along nicely.











    I will be running 1 reactor for now.






    Everything is looking good. I will be gluing it together in the next few days.









    Current Equipment:




    Tank: Innovative Marine 50 gal Lagoon EXT
    Wave Makers: 1 Ecotech MP40wQD (maybe 1 MP10wQD)
    Lights: 2 G4 Ecotech Radion Xr15Pro
    Sump: Trigger Systems Sapphire 26
    Return: Ecotech Vectra M1
    Skimmer: Aquamaxx ConeS CO-1
    Reactor: 1 Aquamaxx FR-SE (1 more if needed)
    Apex Controller
    Eshopps Doser







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    Last edited by JC Reef; 08-08-2018 at 03:06 PM.

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    Mods please move if it's posted in the wrong section

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    nice setup and awesome job on the plumbing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ijnoj09 View Post
    nice setup and awesome job on the plumbing!

    Thank you! I didn’t do that bad considering this is my 1st sump. Doing the plumbing was not fun at all lol

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    Wow this tank looks like it's going to be awesome! No skimping on the plumbing parts that's for sure. Looks like a win well deserved for you and your family!
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    Looking good

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    Quote Originally Posted by reefes pieces View Post
    Wow this tank looks like it's going to be awesome! No skimping on the plumbing parts that's for sure. Looks like a win well deserved for you and your family!
    Thank you! I really wanted to do this build right way. Don't want to deal with headaches down the road.

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    Looking good
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    @VividCreativeAquatics provided me with 2 RFG for this build. Thank you so much for your generosity!!!





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    Congrats on the win. My 11 month old son loves our reef at home. Hopefully this reef brings him a lot of joy during his recovery.


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    Following along


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    Quote Originally Posted by EyeReef View Post
    Congrats on the win. My 11 month old son loves our reef at home. Hopefully this reef brings him a lot of joy during his recovery.


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    This was definitely an awesome win for my little family. Thank you so much for your wishes

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    I must say having 2 RFG's was a great decision!


















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