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Fluval Evo 13.5

Discussion in 'Marine & Reef Journals' started by Proxo, May 5, 2019.

  1. Proxo

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    I'm new to salt but have over 10 years experience with fresh so here we go.

    Equipment:
    Eheim Compact 1000 Pump
    Fluval A3977 Digital 2-Channel LED Timer
    VYAIR Compact 4-Stage RODI
    Fluval Protein Skimmer Ps2
    Dennerle Nano ThermoCompact 50w

    Aquarium Scape:
    iQuatics Dried Reef Rock
    Red Sea Live Reef Base

    Fish:
    2 Common Clown

    Invertebrates:
    3 Hermit Crab
    3 Narcissus Snails

    Coral
    Euphyllia ancora

    Heteroxenia fuscescens
    Acanthastrea echinata
    Fungiidae?

    Lighting:
    Stock Fluval Evo 13.5

    Filteration:
    Stock Sponge (Waiting for acrylic to make my own intank media basket as the one i ordered still hasn't arrived after 2 months)
    Chemi Pure Elite
    Seachem Matrix Bio Media
    Seachem Purigen

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    Excellent job :)
     
  3. Proxo

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    Just bought some coral, will take some pictures once it's settled in and hopefully opens up!
     
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    Don't mind the algae, it'll clear up soon - also got some snails working on it.
    Here's the coral.

    1x Acan
    1x ID?
    1x ID? lol
     

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    Looking good! Don’t worry about the algae it happens to the best of us unfortunately.
     
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    Nice tank . Consider entering it in the tank of the month contest. Click on banner at top of site to view it. This month’s ends soon but we will have another totm contest for June.
     
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    Do you have salt and fresh in the same tank of the month or?
    I was thinking of entering my fresh water once i get some good pics.
     
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    I’m glad you’re following previous advice given in your other thread and entering!

    You have some great looking tanks :)

    Keep up the good work.
     
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    From what I’ve gathered, both freshwater and marine setups are in the same contest.

    This months has room for one more contestant.
     
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    freshwater and saltwater tanks in the same contest. It's not a contest then coz the marine tanks win hands down. :)
     
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    Yeah was thinking that, although i prefer my fresh right now - a salt with a decent amount of coral will win.
    Especially how much i have just spent on 3 pieces haha
     
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    Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. Some people prefer the look of nice greenery and aquascaping that freshwater tanks can provide. Some like the colorful fish and natural live coral in a well set up saltwater reef tank. We don’t run a separate contest for saltwater tanks. You are welcome to enter either type of tank in our contests.
     
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    Added a few coral; i'll add the names into the first post.
    Here's a picture. (ALGAE WARNING).

    Also i could do with an ID on the mushroom as it came already stuck to the rock of the other coral.
    Will it bother the pulsing xenia?

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    Anyone using the intank media baskets with this tank?
    I've some questions on flow;

    Due to only the bottom 3 holes been open, the flow to chamber 2 top baskets will be limited,
    I'm guessing stuff like carbon etc will be okay in there and still do its job?

    Here's my awesome drawing.

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