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Well I have acquired a TL550 to upgrade from my Nuvo 16 and so far I have washed it and filled it with water and got the temperature right. It was running for few days and I added some cured live rock from mu old tank and some bought ones. Now I have to wait again. Very impressed with the size difference also will be upgrading the light soon.



 
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You can move the heater to the filtration chambers.
 
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Have some filter questions...
I have read what others have done and seems awesome but I don't have a media basket or material to build one so I took the big sponge it came with washed it and cut it into about 25mm pieces that I am going to use as dividers and in the picture I explained what I am thinking. Maybe some advice from experienced TL550 users.



3rd compartment still empty just preparing, don't know if refugium is necessary.
 
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You can move the heater to the filtration chambers.
Will as soon as I have filter area setup properly, had 3 heaters in there to get temp up quickly as it was very cold last two nights. That 100w seem to hold 25 degrees with ease.
 
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Setup is re-scaped and coral and fish is moved over. Sorry for the photo quality









Filter area: Divided by open cell sponge(no media basket)
standard boyu wg428 skimmer
1 bag of purigen
1 bag of seachem carbon
500ml of matrix

Current stock:
2 clowns
1 hermit
1 court jester goby
1 cleaner shrimp

Soft corals:
1 Pin cushion
some xenia
10 mushrooms
small frag of green star polyps
small frag of zoas
some palys

Hardware:
100w sicce scuba heater
standard return pump
standard tube light
 
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Good to see you've moved everything over to the bigger tank...you'll find the width and extra height a dream! I know I have after the narrow shallow Nuvo tank.

Scraping looks good...lots of potential there!

Ps. That's a Hectors goby not a jester/rainsford ...also a great little goby though...I just prefer the colors of the rainsford myself.
 
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Good to see you've moved everything over to the bigger tank...you'll find the width and extra height a dream! I know I have after the narrow shallow Nuvo tank.

Scraping looks good...lots of potential there!

Ps. That's a Hectors goby not a jester/rainsford ...also a great little goby though...I just prefer the colors of the rainsford myself.
Thank you, was sad to hear that was not jester... It was sold to me as one. My fault for not knowing..noob..
Like you said still a nice fish.
 
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I was able to get better photo's my phone does not have the best camera...
Here we go, The scape again



I added a huge zoa colony in the middle, They are perdy...



Under the blue light but the photo does not do it justice



I was able to buy a led light for a bargain that I want to use to upgrade the standard hood light with and its specks are:
EVO Quad LED
Brand: Green Element
Model: MHX 15 Clip On
Fit aquarium: 40-50cm / 14-20inches
LED setting: 3W LED x20
Lumen: 2050
fixture comes with 12x 10000K white 3 watts LEDs and 8x Actinic Blue 460nm 3 watts LEDs




This should be sufficient?
 
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Light unit should be enough. Just worried about ventilation around the light unit to be able to keep it cool
 
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Light unit should be enough. Just worried about ventilation around the light unit to be able to keep it cool
I am also not sure what to do yet will plan it carefully. Was thinking I should take it apart and then get a low profile heat sink and re-attach led's that way I can fit them back in splash guard and use its ventilation.
 

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I was able to buy a led light for a bargain that I want to use to upgrade the standard hood light with and its specks are:
I had the exact same light on my nano, very nice unit, had no issues with it.
 

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On your next water change, siphon it off in that section.

Feed less, especially cut frozen foods for a week or two. And increases flow woule help, but that could cause sand storms.
 
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