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Hey everyone, this is the journal of my first saltwater tank. I keep a pretty close eye on it since I spend most of the week working in my studio. 

The Tank

Specs/List of stuff I'm using/doing

Live Sand

Life Rock

2gal water change per week (maybe reduce qty?)

 

Tank: Fluval EVO 13.5
Lighting: Stock
Heater: EHEIM 50W
Circulation: Hydor 240
Skimmer: None
Filtration: Stock
Top-Off: None
Dosing: None
Controller: None

 

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Just after cycling

 

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6.4.18

 

Fish

Fancy Ocellaris Clown

Fancy Ocellaris Clown

 

Invertebrates

Red Leg Hermit Crab   Blue Leg Hermit Crab   IMG_9111.thumb.JPG.5c293ce2e7320f0f3ab278be98913927.JPG

Red Leg Hermit Crab        Blue Leg Hermit Crab                                     Skunk Cleaner Shrimp

 

Corals

Green Star Polyp

Green Star Polyp

Wish List

(Im a beginner so still trying to research and figure out what will work. So this list is more of what catches my eye not really a plan. Would love input and suggestions!)

Fish

  • Fire Fish
  • Darwin Clown
  •  Goby/Pistol Shrimp Combo
  • Blenny

Coral

  • Zoas
  • Birds Nest (Is this even possible with the stock light?)

 

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WV Reefer
6 minutes ago, bluegreen said:

Hey everyone, this is the journal of my first saltwater tank. I keep a pretty close eye on it since I spend most of the week working in my studio. 

The Tank

Specs/List of stuff I'm using/doing

Live Sand

Life Rock

2gal water change per week (maybe reduce qty?)

 

Tank: Fluval EVO 13.5
Lighting: Stock
Heater: EHEIM 50W
Circulation: Hydor 240
Skimmer: None
Filtration: Stock
Top-Off: None
Dosing: None
Controller: None

 

This picture is from when I just finished cycling, will update with more pictures soon...

197313232_IMG_8918(2).thumb.jpg.ae43432e901fade08070590510a1cd01.jpg

 

 

Fish

Fancy Ocellaris Clown

Fancy Ocellaris Clown

 

Invertebrates

 

Red Leg Hermit Crab       Blue Leg Hermit Crab

Red Leg Hermit Crab   Blue Leg Hermit Crab

 

Corals

Green Star Polyp

Green Star Polyp

 

Wish List

(Im a beginner so still trying to research and figure out what will work. So this list is more of what catches my eye not really a plan. Would love input and suggestions!)

Fish

  • Fire Fish
  • Darwin Clown
  •  Goby/Pistol Shrimp Combo
  • Blenny

Coral

  • Zoas
  • Birds Nest (Is this even possible with the stock light?)

 

Very nice!

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LogistcalReefer

looking good, look forward to seeing how it turns out, i'm doing a office nano myself and keeping my setup simple as well. 

 

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Christopher Marks

Welcome to the community @bluegreen! 👋

 

Birdsnest and other SPS coral may be difficult with the stock lighting, but I think you should follow your heart towards zoanthids and other soft coral. There's so many great options just in that genre alone, and they won't need such intense lighting like SPS.

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Lula_Mae

Very nice rock scape! These are nice looking tanks. 

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nsousa

Scape looks great!.  

I also have an evo they look great for there price point.

Just a suggestion get rid of the stock sponge as your tank mature it will become a nitrate factory.    

 

I highly recommend the intank media basket.   Even makes maintenance easier.   

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Lugmos12

yay another EVO! not sure about birdsnest, but I managed to keep montipora and pocillopora under the stock light for some time

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bluegreen
On 6/2/2018 at 8:57 AM, WV Reefer said:

Very nice!

Thanks!

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bluegreen
On 6/2/2018 at 10:19 AM, nsousa said:

Scape looks great!.  

I also have an evo they look great for there price point.

Just a suggestion get rid of the stock sponge as your tank mature it will become a nitrate factory.    

 

I highly recommend the intank media basket.   Even makes maintenance easier.   

Do they make one specifically for the EVO?

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bluegreen
On 6/2/2018 at 10:52 AM, Lugmos12 said:

yay another EVO! not sure about birdsnest, but I managed to keep montipora and pocillopora under the stock light for some time

Nice, yeah I think my birdsnest dreams may have to stay in my dreams. Where did you position the montipora and pocillopora? Also what species?

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Ranjib

Nice start 🙂

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nsousa
6 minutes ago, bluegreen said:

Do they make one specifically for the EVO?

Yes they do.    

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Lugmos12
8 hours ago, bluegreen said:

Nice, yeah I think my birdsnest dreams may have to stay in my dreams. Where did you position the montipora and pocillopora? Also what species?

I have pocillopora damicornis and red montipora setosa. they are high up in the tank  about 3-4" from the light.

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bluegreen
On 6/4/2018 at 2:56 PM, nsousa said:

Yes they do.    

Thanks, looking into this...how should I go about switching it out? Do I need to be concerned of the established bio filter? Can I just swap and be good to go?

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bluegreen
On 6/4/2018 at 11:07 PM, Lugmos12 said:

I have pocillopora damicornis and red montipora setosa. they are high up in the tank  about 3-4" from the light.

Nice, I may have to look into this further down the road. Just got my first LPS two days ago (Darwin Hammer Euphyllia)!

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