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Gen’s 1st nano Evo13.5

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Geneve

Hello,

I initially started a pico Fluval Spec iii early this year as my first saltwater tank. Enjoyed it for a while but decided I need more tank space. 

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I finally found a used evo on fbmarketplace and started setting it up. It came with the stock lid, pump, and a currentusa marine pro led.

 

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Since I had to use the same stand, I had to temporarily move the spec contents including livestock to a couple of buckets before putting them all to the evo. 

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Geneve

I created my own custom chamber 1 and 2 baskets.

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Chamber 1: filter pad, purigen, chemipure elite, marine pure cylinders

Chamber 2: chaeto, marine pure balls

Chamber 3: pump, heater, smart micro ato

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Geneve

Added few more rocks and corals. and decided to use the currentusa light instead of the stock light because of the ramp up and down options.

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Geneve

Early July 2019, I decided the lights are not enough for my corals so I sold it and ended up using my old lumini pixie 30 from my old spec 3. this is while i wait for my ai prime hd

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i also got a magnetic frag rack from @nanorox1 to house my light harboring corals.

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SliceGolfer

Looking good, off to a great start!

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Geneve

and here’s after a couple of months...

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Geneve

and as of today...

final (as of today) setup:

Tank: Fluval Evo 13.5

Lighting: AI Prime HD with 3dreefing diffuser

Pump: 400gph Pedy water pump (amazon) with 2 Vivid RFG in the output

Wavemaker: Jebao sw-4

ATO: Smart micro

Heater: Cobalt Neo 25watts

Custom lid from Safetoplids

 

Filtration:

Chamber 1: custom basket with Floss pads, chemipure elite, purigen, porous ceramic cylinder rocks

Chamber 2: custom basket with Chaeto. rubble at the

bottom. ChaetoMax fuge light (pm only)

Chamber 3: pump, heater, ato

 

Frag racks: Nanorox, oceanboxdesigns, ebay

 

Livestock:

hi-fin red Banded goby

pistol shrimp

firefish

blood red fire shrimp

2 sexy shrimp

2 turbo snails

ruby red dragonet

ocellaris clownfish

 

Blue maxima clam

rock flower anemone

variety of softies, sps, lps

 

Water change: 25% weekly

 

Dose:

Reef fusion 1&2 every 2 wks

Kent Trace every 2 weeks (alternate with reef fusion)

Vibrant weekly

 

 

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I am still battling with some bubble and hair algae on the rocks. i put in an emerald crab few weeks ago but it started messing up my zoas and acans so off it went back to lfs. i’m hoping using the Vibrant reef and regular weekly water changes would keep the algae at bay. we’ll see.

 

also been thinking of getting a protein skimmer. but im still looking for something that i could hang at the back of the filter chambers instead of inside the chamber or glass side of the tank. 

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I used Vibrant for 4 weeks to remove bubble algae. I used 2x the recommended dose, splitting the dose to twice a week. I manually removed as much bubble algae as I could, cleaning my intake floss after a cleaning exercise. I did not do a water change until I stopped dosing Vibrant. I also maintained detectable N03 and P04 levels while using Vibrant. It has been 2 weeks since I stopped dosing Vibrant and have not seen any bubble algae return.

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