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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-16-2019, 04:13 AM Thread Starter
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Innovative Marine Mighty Jet GPH on various settings,?

I recently picked up an Innovative Marine Nuvo Fusion Pro 30g long. I'm very happy with the tank and I'm particularly impressed with the utterly silent and controllable Mighty Jet pump that came with it. The only problem is that it's too dang strong at peak output!!

It's rated for 538 GPH at full strength but it has 10 levels of adjustability. I cannot find anywhere how many GPH each level runs. Has anybody used this pump before? I'd like to dial it in around 270 GPH for 9x turnover but I have no idea which of the settings (if any) approximate that rate.

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Even manual doesnít say. Logically I guess if you set it 5 thatís half speed, that should be around 269gph, divide that to the 2 outputs should give you about 134gph on each nozzle.

Iíd try 6-7 and shoot for about 150gph on each nozzle.

Best way would probat be to retrofit it with 2 dual nozzle lock lines so you could run higher rate but disperse it more evenly around tank covering both front and back evenly.
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Best way would probat be to retrofit it with 2 dual nozzle lock lines so you could run higher rate but disperse it more evenly around tank covering both front and back evenly.
Thanks, Dave. I continued to search and search but haven't found anything. I have an email in to Innovative Marine and have currently set the pump to 1.4 (the settings are 1.1 to 2.0 oddly enough).

I like your suggestion about splitting the nozzles with dual loc lines. I'm going to start planting tomorrow which should give me a better idea about where dead zones in the tank are.

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Thanks, Dave. I continued to search and search but haven't found anything. I have an email in to Innovative Marine and have currently set the pump to 1.4 (the settings are 1.1 to 2.0 oddly enough).

I like your suggestion about splitting the nozzles with dual loc lines. I'm going to start planting tomorrow which should give me a better idea about where dead zones in the tank are.

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Use a Y, put a nozzle on one side of it and then put one of these circle flow spraybars on other half can make a nice front back solution. You can make fan shaped spraybars and even point little jets in different directions if you want.

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Just in the event anybody is looking for the same info in the future, here's the table I received from Innovative Marine.

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Hope I can jump in and ask a question; I have the newer pump as well on my Nuvo Fusion 10 and find the output pushes my little fish all over the place. Already on lowest setting. Could I use a Y and a spray bar to disperse it better?

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Hope I can jump in and ask a question; I have the newer pump as well on my Nuvo Fusion 10 and find the output pushes my little fish all over the place. Already on lowest setting. Could I use a Y and a spray bar to disperse it better?
A 10gal at 7x turnover rate, which is max you would ever need in that small tank is only 70gph, min on that pump is 174gph.

So find out what size that fitting is and go to a Y/T with nozzle similar to single one thatís on there now on one end and other end put spraybar blowing down backwall.

Even for a saltwater mini reef I canít believe they only put a single nozzle on there.

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Hope I can jump in and ask a question; I have the newer pump as well on my Nuvo Fusion 10 and find the output pushes my little fish all over the place. Already on lowest setting. Could I use a Y and a spray bar to disperse it better?
A 10gal at 7x turnover rate, which is max you would ever need in that small tank is only 70gph, min on that pump is 174gph.

So find out what size that fitting is and go to a Y/T with nozzle similar to single one thatís on there now on one end and other end put spraybar blowing down backwall.

Even for a saltwater mini reef I canít believe they only put a single nozzle on there.
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Yikes, thank you! I was not paying attention to the specs, obviously, newbie mistake. They had a previous version of this tank with a less powerful pump which probably would have been fine. So I overpaid for something I now need to fix . It is probably more for a mini reef, but yes, only one nozzle.

Could I use a lily pipe on the outflow?

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Could I use a lily pipe on the outflow?

I would not use a lily pipe in this instance. You'd probably wind up limiting your water dispersion even more than with the stock return. If anything, split it with the Y nozzle like DaveKS suggests and maybe consider giving yourself more options with the loc-line too.
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I would not use a lily pipe in this instance. You'd probably wind up limiting your water dispersion even more than with the stock return. If anything, split it with the Y nozzle like DaveKS suggests and maybe consider giving yourself more options with the loc-line too.
Ok, thank you so much. What is a loc-line? Could that thingie pictured above work and where would I find it?

Bump: I googled lily pipes to try to understand them and the article I read led me to believe a lily pipe would provide a gentle current, or a spin pipe would provide low water movement, not so strong which is the issue. Sorry, if I am confusing, trying to learn from the pros here!

Bump: I googled lily pipes to try to understand them and the article I read led me to believe a lily pipe would provide a gentle current, or a spin pipe would provide low water movement, not so strong which is the issue. Sorry, if I am confusing, trying to learn from the pros here!

Or something like this as I am trying to get a nice clean look too!

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon....BL._SX679_.jpg

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I think the black return on the Nuvo is pretty clean! Usually lily pipes are used with external filters.

Loclines are the modular system DaveKS posted a picture of above. I really think that's going to be your best chance at dispersing flow and keeping a clean look.

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So I was able to find out from IM that the fitting for the output is 1/2". I cannot fine that loc-line pictured above, which looks like it has a lot of little outlets to disperse the water, which could be great. I did find this: https://www.amazon.com/LOC-LINE-Adju...gateway&sr=8-3. It appears to have a threaded end though and I don't know how to use that in the output opening for my tank which is not threaded. How do I make this plumbing work!? Help.......

Any others using the IM Nuvo Fusion 10 Pro having issues with the output and any solutions? IM said to use their spin nozzle, but I have used that in the past and it is quite strong, just sends water in more directions in the tank!

I also found these VCA random flow generators nozzle, would those work?

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