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Fluval Evo 13.5 Peninsula

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medinar83

Decided to document the Fluval Evo 13.5 journey on Nano-Reef 

 

Received the tank July 20th from Amazon, no damage thank god! 

 

Mostly set up for my 4 and 2 yr old daughters, had to breakdown my IM 25 gallon a few months ago due to being away for work, huge money loss as expected so I didn't see myself coming back for some time, but we got the itch right away, love this hobby and the community. 

 

Plans were to keep the tank completely stock and ultra low budget, reason I got this set up in the first place, well that changed a week later when everything stock went out the window.... keeping it simple still though 

 

Replaced the following 

Light  AI Prime HD 

Sicce 1.0 pump 

Hydor nano power head 

Chamber one filter floss 

Chamber two In-tank Media basket w/ filter floss, chemi-pure and Fluval bio rings 

Weekly 3 gal water changes

 

pic below is from 7/25

 

I have since added a few pieces of coral more pics coming 

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Daniel91

Simple. Elegant. Following.

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medinar83

Some of the added corals a small Elegance and torch 

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medinar83

lil Toadstool frag and Small Derasa clam 

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LongBeachReefer

Looking good. Almost identical to my set up. I took a break after my fish I had for over 12 years died but I’m back as well. 

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Joevember

Nice setup, always love a good AIO. I think your derasa clam is actually a squamosa though. They usually have 5 ridges in their shell and have those 'plates' that protrude from their shells.

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medinar83
On 8/17/2018 at 8:19 PM, Joevember said:

Nice setup, always love a good AIO. I think your derasa clam is actually a squamosa though. They usually have 5 ridges in their shell and have those 'plates' that protrude from their shells.

Thank you! We had this discussion over on R2R regarding what clam it was, not sure everyone said it was a Derasa, either way its an awesome piece to have in the tank. 

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medinar83

Just hit the 1 month mark, unfortunately it seems as my clowns have Ich, could it be that I added to much coral to fast? (hard to see more corals on the other side some are small pieces) Throwing off the water levels as I would drip acclimated everything then supplement the water, Being to impatient and I know thats a huge NO in this hobby 😞 Corals though are doing great. 

 

Goal is to keep the Nano simple and clutter free I hope 

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Aquademiksreef

Parabéns!!!!

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ninjamyst

It's very unlikely to get ich from corals.  It's possible but very very unlikely.  Most likely, your clowns had ich from the start but started showing symptoms now.  tank looks great!

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skyscraper2290

Gorgeous tank!

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medinar83
1 hour ago, ninjamyst said:

It's very unlikely to get ich from corals.  It's possible but very very unlikely.  Most likely, your clowns had ich from the start but started showing symptoms now.  tank looks great!

Thank you! Good to know, I'll definitely keep it safe for future purchases on fish 

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medinar83

A lil past 3 months, a few ups and downs but still hanging in there, added 2 clowns this weekend they seem to be adjusting just fine 

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Daniel91

Tank looks great.

 

Your conch is nice!! Is that a tiger?

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On 10/24/2018 at 7:39 AM, Daniel91 said:

Tank looks great.

 

Your conch is nice!! Is that a tiger?

Not 100% on what type to be honest, but he is a work horse! Awesome addition 

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medinar83

loving this lil tank so far

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ninjamyst

very nice!

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Daniel91

Everything looking nice and happy!

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medinar83

quick lil update, ups and down, I've since added/moved things around, pics are from 3-4 days, just yesterday, I lost that amazing plate coral to brown jelly 😞

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medinar83

Some B-roll just for fun, only thing gone is the plate coral the clowns were hosting 

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After a major crash and loosing most of my corals I decided to go bare-bottom. Enjoying the look and the ease of maintenance at this point 

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pricewayne

Sorry to hear about the crash 😞 loving the simple bare bottom update though!!

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ninjamyst

such a beautiful tank!!!

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LongBeachReefer

Looks good bare bottom. Careful with the gsp though. Gonna take over the bottom in no time and eventually move up the rocks and side glass. 

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Garf

What was the cause of the crash?

 

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