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💦 Ev's Evo 13.5 🐠

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-evan

Hi!

 

So - back in 2015 I had a 45g tank but being in high school it ended up being way too much for me and I broke it down before I left for college. Fast forward to a few weeks ago - I somehow end up back on this forum and before I know it I have a new Evo at my door, Amazon Prime is a blessing and a curse. 

 

As I learned with my last go at this - I suck at tank maintenance AND keeping a journal, hopefully gonna stick with posting this time and in turn it will keep me from slackin on my tank, we'll see 😛

 

So here goes 🙂

 

IMG_2124.thumb.jpg.959f91a55ea36babe1ad383ff7a531fb.jpg6/26/19 - Day 0!

- Cloudy! 

- Dosed Dr. Tims One & Only and ammonium chloride to 3ppm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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6/29/19 - Day 3

Water finally starting to clear up.

- Ammonia reading 1.5ppm 

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Friendly

I really like that scape!  :D 

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Daniel91

Nice aquascape - you might want to invest in an ATO or fill your back chamber. If not, your salinity level will increase and your pump will go dry

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ninjamyst

very nice!  love that you are utilizing the peninsula layout with the 2 side views.  Your back chamber is really low though.  It should be filled all the way up with about 3-4 inches from top of the tank.

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TatorTaco

Your house looks super cozy!  What powerhead are you using on this tank?  This is the 13.5.  Right? 

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-evan
2 hours ago, Friendly said:

I really like that scape!  😄

thanks! wasn't sure how I felt about it at first but my epoxy arrived the same day as my tank and I was eager to get it wet so I just rolled with it... starting to grow on me a lil now tho 🙂 

 

1 hour ago, ninjamyst said:

very nice!  love that you are utilizing the peninsula layout with the 2 side views.  Your back chamber is really low though.  It should be filled all the way up with about 3-4 inches from top of the tank.

I wanted it to be the center of attention in the room lol, one side is the first thing you see walking into my apartment and the other side is right next to my couch. Just filled up the back - thanks! 🙂

25 minutes ago, TatorTaco said:

Your house looks super cozy!  What powerhead are you using on this tank?  This is the 13.5.  Right? 

it's very much a work in progress like this tank lol 😛 using the old version of the mp10, still having some trouble figuring out the best place to put it where it won't throw sand everywhere but where the flow still reaches all of the tank. Also yes - it's the 13.5.

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Staticmoves

Tank looks great.

whats your current vision for coral.

 

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-evan
5 minutes ago, Staticmoves said:

Tank looks great.

whats your current vision for coral.

 

thanks! thinking mostly sps/lps with maybe a few nice zoas 

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-evan

Day 4 🤗

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So I got my Salifert nitrate test today as I previously was only testing for ammonia, and nitrates are reading ~ 50 ppm? I'm using rock from my old tank that has been sitting dry in a bucket for years so I guess it's curing in my tank also?

 

 

 

Does this seem right? my ammonia is still reading around 1.5ppm.

 

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Daniel91

Pretty sure you need to read it from top

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Staticmoves
19 hours ago, -evan said:

thanks! thinking mostly sps/lps with maybe a few nice zoas 

That’s exactly what I’ve put in my EVO.

your rockscape is going to make for some great growth patterns.

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ninjamyst

if you read it from the side, you suppose to divide the number by 10....so you have 5ppm =P

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-evan
1 hour ago, Daniel91 said:

Pretty sure you need to read it from top

 

1 hour ago, ninjamyst said:

if you read it from the side, you suppose to divide the number by 10....so you have 5ppm =P

interesting..... 🙂🙂🙂 learning! thank you!! 

 

1 hour ago, Staticmoves said:

That’s exactly what I’ve put in my EVO.

your rockscape is going to make for some great growth patterns.

nice! yeah the original plan was to fill the island on the left with some zoas but now all I can picture is a bunch of euphyillia there lol.. might add some rubble to the other side and make another island for some zoas/shrooms

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Staticmoves

Have a peek at “Utter chaos” Zoas.

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-evan

so! - a few changes since I last posted 

+ some fts pics from all 3 sides 🙂 

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The tank finished cycling around July 20th. after that I bought the Evo skimmer, the AutoAqua Smart ATO, and just recently bought the inTank chamber 2 media basket.. taking a break from upgrades for a bit 😛

 

 

 

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I also got my first few corals! they're doing great

and I've recently started to see new growth. theres a few zoa frags and some lps, good closeups to come whenever I get a lens for my phone 😉

 

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Super excited to start stocking this tank and for stuff to start filling in 😛 

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Thetravelguy

I love your aquascape!!!

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