I saw this advertisement for a complete Nuvo 16 aquarium setup on Facebook about 3 weeks ago and low balled the guy $500. He didn’t reply for some time, but eventually he did and said no, which was fine as I really don’t think I need another tank!!!
He then reduced the price to $650 for the lot about a week or so ago, bargain! I messaged him again to say my offer at $500 still stands. Another week went by and yesterday he got in touch with me and said I could have it for $500 so I dropped everything on the spot and picked it up (with help from Krysti! Cheers big ears!).
I put the tank downstairs in my man cave, but then I thought back to a time when I had a 4ft tank in my man cave and honestly… I really didn’t look at it much whilst I was working down there, and changing water would be annoying as I’d have to go up and down the stairs, so I thought I’d set this tank up in the lounge room.
Tank in situ.
The deal came with lights, heater, ghost skimmer, spin stream nozzles and this sexy little reactor.
Also upgraded media baskets on both sides.
And a brand new bag of live sand. Nice!
Sand and natural sea water went in last night, this morning this is how she looked (bag instructions said not to rinse!). I had floss in the media chambers but damn this stuff is dusty!!!
Yeahhhhhh I bought ANOTHER tank! Fuck! I’d actually been eyeing a Nuvo 16 on eBay for some time. They’re an older version now, so there’s a local warehouse selling the tank only for $180 on clearance, then this deal came along and I couldn’t refuse!
I definitely don’t do things by halves, huh?!
The loose plan for this tank was a rockpool intertidal zone biotope. IE: Everything that goes in it has to be collected from local rock pools around my area. How it’s going to be scaped I have no idea. The seller did give me a big bucket of live rock and I have a lot of dead rock left over too but I’ll hold off on using the rock for now.
PS: I’ve caught 2 of the larger ghost shrimp from the display tank (by hand too those cheeky buggers aren’t afraid of me at all!) and threw them into this Nuvo 16 this morning, both doing fine!