Revision to initial review By Stephen on 9/25/2015
Stephen would recommend this product to a friend
So the initial review was not good. BRS is absolutely amazing with customer service they shipped me another tank over night which arrived flawless. Really saved the review. The tank itself is very nice and well built. Extremely sleek.
BRS also saved the Innovative Marine brand( they owe you guys) when it comes to the IM nuvo 40 stand. It is still a cheaply made stand, although BRS was nice enough to refund some of the money for the stand which made me tolerate the way the stand came. I didn't mind paying $300 for the stand but you expect a nice stand. This helped me swallow the pill on the stand. So I wanted to say thank you to BRS for your customer service.
Cabinet is definitely NOT $300 worthy By Stephen on 9/4/2015
Stephen wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
When it arrived, the box looked like someone had literally thrown it all over the place. As I picked it up, you could hear nuts and bolts loosely falling in the paper thin cardboard box it was in. When I opened the box which took very minimal effort, the styrofoam inside was destroyed and all the clasps, pegs, etc. were everywhere scattered about through the destroyed styrofoam micro pieces. Once I carefully gathered all the screws, chipped pieces of board, etc. I began looking at the instructions. I managed to get this together with common sense but the directions were dismal. The stand seems cheaply made. Once I was completely done building it I had to aesthetically fix it with a black sharpie marker to make it decent to look at. Two of the four hinges were bent from the havoc shipping journey which I had to bend back out before I could build it. Overall, I was very disappointed with this and if I knew what I knew now I would not have gotten the stand. I'm very afraid if it gets wet it's a goner. So I may need to get a clear coat of rustoleums never wet before filling it up.
So good, but so bad By Brian on 8/26/2015
Brian wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
As nice as the aquarium, the stand is just the opposite. I've had cardboard shipping boxes nicer and stronger then this stand. It is complete junk, not to mention the damage it had when it arrived. But not hard to believe, since you could literally put your finger through this soft cardboard, To make it worse the metal they use for nuts and bolts might as well be made out of plastic. I cant believe how bad this thing is..... I'm speechless, its that bad!
inovative marine nuvo fusion 40 By William on 6/27/2015
William would recommend this product to a friend
Look no further -
This 40 gallon is stunning . I notice right away that all the flass edges are super smooth and the fit and finish of all seams is perfection.
The plastic framed top / cover is made well and the mesh is quality and durable..there are four fifth g that sit on the top rim of tank , one in each corner and the cover rests on these ...I think I will add just a dog of aquarium silicone to keep them in ace as they don't fit snugly. The back of the tank has room for two media basket on each side , two are include but there not all that great and not on par with the rest of the system. I recommend immediate upgrade to the aqua gadget custom caddy ..they are very well made .
The nuvo was very well packed , plenty of well placed foam in a good thick box ,and that box was in another box to add another layer of protection .
The pump flow is decent and with the addition of a pair of hydor koralia pumps flow is perfect IMO.
If I had the extra money I would order ttheargest tank inovative marine made ...stunning looks and quality . buy one ..for a little more money it is way beyond from the bioc#&× or nano(u$€ .
Nuvo Fusion 40 By Andy on 10/15/2014
Andy would recommend this product to a friend
This tank is Awesome!
I was happy that the tank is actually bigger than I thought it would be. The back chambers feel better than previous IM tanks that I have owned. Nice sleek modern design and it's just a good quality aquarium. The only complaint that I had is that it should have came with the IM custom caddy..
but other than that couldn't be happier!