Nuvo Fusion 20 Gallon Aquarium Starter Tank Kit

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Nuvo Fusion 20 Gallon Aquarium Starter Tank Kit

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Quick Overview

Why does BRS recommend this?

We highly recommend the Fusion 20 gallon kit for a great All In One tank.  We have thoughtfully picked out products that fits the tanks size, and with a budget in mind.  We even have a video that you can use as a quick start guide to get a new saltwater tank up and running very quickly. 


Everything you need to get started with a 20 gallon saltwater tank in one package. Includes:

  • Nuvo Fusion 20 Aquarium with Lights

  • 20 lbs of Reef Saver rock

  • 20 lbs of Special Grade Arag-Alive! sand

  • Hikari Marine S Pellet Fish Food

  • HW-Marinemix Reefer salt mix

  • 100ml bottle of Instant Ocean Bio-Spira

  • 4 oz ClorAm-X Ammonia Remover

  • Refractometer with calibration solution

  • 1 HMA-S 100w Digital Heater from Finnex

  • 1 HPS-100 Digital Heater from Finnex

  • Hydor Koralia Evolution 600

  • Tunze Care Magnet Nano 0220.010


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Product Questions

does it ship to sweden?
Question by: edvin on May 7, 2016 6:22:00 PM
Hi there!
Thank you for your interest in Bulk Reef Supply. At the moment we are currently only able to ship to the US and Canada. For further information on our shipping policies please check out our shipping information located at
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on May 10, 2016 3:39:00 PM
Hey, I'm looking into buying this but was wondering if 1)Does it come with a stand and 2)can the lights support all types of corals such as SPS, LPS, and mushrooms, thank you so much for the help
Question by: Jayden on Apr 24, 2016 3:10:00 PM
Great question!
This kit will not include the stand in the purchase. The lights are great for softies and some Low light corals however would not support many high light SPS and other intense corals.
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Apr 27, 2016 1:44:00 PM
How much does this tank weigh filled? I have a table with 200lb max capacity.
Question by: Prudence on Feb 7, 2016 3:52:00 PM
Great question!
Water will weigh around 8 lbs per gallon putting it up to 160 lbs off the bat, the tank will weight around 30 lbs, and any other components will weigh the tank down such as sand and rock. Ideally a stand with 250-300 would be optimal. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Feb 10, 2016 6:17:00 PM
I am wanting to down-size our salt water tank from a converted 55 gal. tank to the Nuvo Fusion 20 Gallon Aquarium. My plan would be to take out some of the rock, sand, and water from the larger tank to start the Nuvo tank. 1 - dose this look like a good way to start the Nuvo tank? 2 - I think that I would only need the refractometer with calibration solution, 1 heater and Nuvo tank. Dose this sould OK? Do you offer the tank and a smaller package to start this tank?
Question by: Peter on Jan 13, 2016 6:01:00 AM
Hey there!
Great question, with your current set up it would work well to transition some sand, live rock, and other livestock from the 55 down to the 20! You will need of course the refractometer for measuring the salinity levels, and proper sized heater for a 20 gallon tank (2.5 - 5 watts per gallon) Over all the standard tank package with lights would work well for most soft corals!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Jan 13, 2016 1:52:00 PM
What types of beginner corals would I be able to put into this kit?
Question by: Simon on Mar 30, 2016 10:56:00 AM
Great question!
Most any coral will work just fine! We find softies work great as easy to care for such as Zoanthids, Palys, Mushrooms, and Green Star polyps. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Mar 30, 2016 12:30:00 PM
What is the purpose of the powerhead for this kit? The video makes it seem like you would use it just when creating new saltwater. However, I know it is typically used to circulate water in a tank. Does this tank require the use of the powerhead or is it small enough to go without it?
Question by: Eric on Aug 10, 2016 6:51:00 AM
Great question! It can actually serve both purposes. If you wanted to use the powerhead for mixing salt, you could, as well as use it for tank circulation. :-)
Answer by: Randy (Admin) on Aug 11, 2016 10:19:00 PM
I've been thinking about starting a reef tank for a while, but I want to start small for a couple of obvious reason. 1) I've never done it before and don't want to go too big before I get the training wheels off and 2) I'd like to maximize my success with even a starter kit as I don't want to see any fish or coral put at risk.

Having said that, while I'm looking at your Nuvo kits, it would be helpful if you included in the descriptions the actual dimensions of the tank. I want to get a tank, and I want to get it through you guys, but I can't decide without knowing what the sizes are. It's possible a bigger tank will work better in my space than smaller.

Thanks so much.

Question by: John Farrell on Jan 14, 2016 3:49:00 PM
Hey there!
We do have quite a few dimensions and descriptions on the tank page itself included in the link below!
Overall the dimensions are Tank Dimensions - 24” Width: 15” Height: 13” Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor Johnson (Admin) on Jan 14, 2016 7:03:00 PM
Should I buy a skimmer with this?
Question by: Lc on Feb 9, 2016 8:52:00 PM
Great question!
You do not need a skimmer if you can perform regular large water changes once a week. We have these tanks currently running without a skimmer and regular 5-10 gallon water changes once a week and they are thriving. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Feb 10, 2016 12:41:00 PM
Can this tank support some clownfish and some bubble tip anemone?
Question by: Sam on Dec 17, 2016 10:39:00 PM
Great question! I would recommend a maximum of two clownfish and a single BTA for this size of tank. :-)
Answer by: Randy (Admin) on Dec 22, 2016 6:02:00 PM
what size cobalt neotherm heater would you recommend for this aquarium thanks
Question by: chris on Jul 2, 2016 5:50:00 PM
Hi Chris,

For the Nuvo 20, I'd recommend the 75w Neo-Therm.
Answer by: Valerie (Admin) on Jul 5, 2016 4:02:00 PM
Does nuvo sell a kit like this but with a 10 gallon tank instead of 20?
Question by: Liam Ackermann on Oct 4, 2016 10:44:00 AM
Great question! Yes, there is a Nuvo 10 kit. I will place a link below!
Answer by: Meredith (Admin) on Oct 6, 2016 4:49:00 PM
so with the bio spira you can put in the day after you set up the tank and wait 30 minutes after you put it in then buy a fish or wait a month???
Question by: johnathan on May 3, 2016 9:05:00 AM
Great question!
As long as the rock has been cured beforehand (about 1 month) you can add the bio-spira and add a fish right away.
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on May 3, 2016 5:10:00 PM
Hi, I was wondering if there is anything that I can purchase to improve the filtration. 2) also with the purchase do you have anyother reccomendations
Question by: Sammy Young on Jun 9, 2016 3:03:00 PM
Great question!
For improved performance you can purchase the Desktop reactor to run GFO and Carbon and possibly the desktop skimmer for waste removal.
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Jun 9, 2016 5:07:00 PM
I am starting a 20 all on hex reef tank what kind of filter and powerhead would I need
Question by: Brandon on Mar 25, 2016 11:15:00 PM
Great question!
With nano tanks there are a lot of DIY solutions for filtration. As for power head you will want between 200-500 GPH flow (often koralia and other cheap power heads work great) For filtration you can rely on the live rock and possibly a reactor for Carbon and GFO or consider modifying a small hang on back filter to provide an area for running media. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Mar 28, 2016 11:19:00 AM
I'm currently a truck driver. I am trying to get my significant other into the hobby. If I added a protein skimmer would that mean less water changes? Also, how quitet is the unit? Would I be able to upgrade the lights?
Question by: Lou on Mar 26, 2016 7:27:00 PM
Great question!
A protein skimmer will help to remove waste in between water changes however on smaller tanks typically for best life span of corals and best looking tank weekly water changes will still help to keep the tank thriving. The unit is very quiet with proper insulation of pumps. You certainly can upgrade light in the future if more high light corals are added! Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Mar 28, 2016 12:19:00 PM
Can you tell me how tall the tank is with the lights attached?
Question by: Corey on Jul 10, 2016 11:15:00 AM
Hi Corey,
The Fusion 20 gallon tank is 13 1/8” tall without the light attached.
Answer by: Charlie (Admin) on Jul 11, 2016 9:33:00 AM
Hey! Could you tell me the dimensions of this aquarium. Also as this is going to be my first saltwater tank it would be great if you could give me some really basic tips along with the total tank weight. Thanks for your time
Question by: Jesse Domnar on Jan 11, 2017 3:47:00 PM
Great questions! The dimensions for this tank are, 24” L x 15” W x 13” H. If you haven't already, I definitely recommend checking out our YouTube channel listed in the link below! We cover everything you need to know about reefing and more in our series 52 Weeks of Reefing. Also, be sure to browse some of our favorite reef hobbyist forums, where thousands of fellow reefers can, and have, answer every one of your hobby questions! :-)
Answer by: Randy (Admin) on Jan 11, 2017 4:57:00 PM
do you guys ship to Canada
Question by: trevor on Feb 18, 2016 12:46:00 AM
We do have Canadian shipping available. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Mar 2, 2016 5:30:00 PM

Full Details

Nuvo Fusion 20 by Innovative Marine

  • 20 gallon capacity
  • Includes (2) SKKYE Lights Aquarium LEDs
  • 6mm High Clarity Low Iron Glass
  • Mesh Screen Top with Clips
  • Dual Built-in Overflows
  • Rubber Leveling Mat
  • (2) - 200 micron felt filter socks**
  • (1) - 11W 110v/60Hz 211 GPH Return Pumps
  • Includes: Flexible hose and return elbows with Dual Directional Flow Nozzles

**As of June 2015 all Innovative Marine Aquariums will come standard with (2) - 200 micron filter socks in placement of the 3 stage filter baskets. 


20 lbs. of Reef Saver Rock

  • Environmentally friendly rock, works great for aquascaping
  • 100% free of nuisance algae and pests
  • Guaranteed to be free of apitasia, bubble algae, parasitic isopods, mantis shrimp, acro eating flat worms, little red bugs, fire worms, predatory nudibranchs, pyramidellid snails and other common pests.
  • BRS Reef Saver Rock arrives at our warehouse pre-soaked and rinsed. This is by far our cleanest rock.


100 mL Instant Ocean Bio-Spira

Use BIO-Spira in newly setup saltwater aquariums to make it fish safe. Live nitrifying bacteria reduces fish loss in marine aquariums due to ammonia and nitrite toxicity. BIO-Spira can also be used after a water change, when adding new fish, or after medicating your saltwater aquarium.


4 oz ClorAm-X Ammonia Remover

Remove chlorine, chloramines and ammonia from your reef tank with Liquid Buffered ClorAm-X. ClorAm-X uses a patented molecule to destroy chloramine and then removes the ammonia and chlorine before the health of your fish is impacted.


20 lb. Special Grade Arag-Alive! Live Reef Sand

  • Grain size: 1 - 2 mm
  • Contains live bacteria to help with cycling of tank


hw-Marinemix Reefer Salt Mix (Makes 160 Gallons)

  • One of the first synthetic salt mixes ever produced
  • No anti-caking agents
  • No chemical or environmental pollutants, no nitrates, phosphates or silicates
  • Natural, stable pH and optimal alkalinity
  • Contains no EDTA which can chelate many necessary trace elements
  • Optimized with amino acids and organically stabilized iodine - great for the reef hobbyist
  • Makes approx. 160 Gallons of solution at 1.024 salinity

Refractometer for Reading Salinity with Calibration Fluid

Easily and accurately measure the salinity of your saltwater


Tunze Care Magnet Nano - 0220.010 Cleaner Magnet

  • Special plastic blades made of wear-resistant high performance plastic - plastic blades are recommended for acrylic tanks
  • Plastic Blade life - several months to approx. one year
  • Compact design with large cleaning surface area
  • Inner magnet is more than 3mm away from the aquarium and prevents jamming of aquarium sand
  • Angle of blades against glass, remove more algae than a flat blad


Marine S Pellet Fish Food - Hikari

Enhance the colors and boost growth of your smaller plant-eating fish with high protein, Marine -S- Pellet Fish Food.


HMA-S 50w Finnex Digital Submersible Heater

Easy to set, analog controller. Includes external controller to keep your tank temp super stable.


HPS-100 Finnex Digital Submersible

Easy to set, digital heater. We include this heater for mixing new saltwater.


Hydor Koralia Evolution Powerhead 600

  • Great for creating water movement
  • Suction cup and magnet mounting system


Note: Due to Customs restrictions we are unable to ship any type of food to Canada. The food in this kit will be removed and refunded if being shipped to Canada.



3 Items

  • Good product By Liam on 12/1/2016

    Great kit. Only thing i found was that the powerhead was too powerful for most beginner corals like softies and some lps. I use the 600gph powerhead that came with this to mix saltwater and keep a less powerful one inside the tank.
  • Amazing! By keeks on 11/29/2016

    Video was great help. Love how easy it has made this!
  • Great tank and starter kit By Troy on 5/12/2016

    I have had my NUVO Fusion 20 set up for about three weeks now. I couldn't be happier. It has been over twenty years since a had a saltwater aquarium and I can't believe all the new technologies that make it easier. I currently have 2 percula clown fish and a small clean up crew. I am planning to add a shrimp goby and pistol shrimp soon. After my tank is matured more, I plan on adding some corals. Thank you, I will definitely be a repeat customer.
    Troy Miller