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Fluval evo 13.5 Progress

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SergeantStatic

This is my just over a year old fluval evo , it was started around the 14-15th September of 2019.

The tank has been few a few ups and downs and at one point I had to completely restart (around July)
 

Everything in the tank apart from the fish and a few rocks are brand new , I just decided to take out all the rocks and sand due to a stupidly bad algae problem and start again.

 

Im currently running an AI prime 16HD on David Saxbys settings and a nero 3 which has random flow 24/7

I also have duct taped the original fluval light onto the first chamber to make a DIY refugium with a bit of chaeto
No skimmer , No UV , No dosing , just an ATO heater and pump in the back chambers.

I would say I have around 40 different frags of coral in the tank right now , it is completely mixed.
I also have 2 bubble tip anemones , 1 rose and 1 more yellow / rainbow.

Il try post updates every month or so just to keep tally of how its doing.
 

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Forgot to mention husbandry , dosing or feeding

Currently I feed pellets twice a day and reef roids 2 times a week
I dose Red sea AB+ every day according to the recommended amount
I dont dose anything like magnesium calc , alk I just have an ATO full of rodi
and I do a 20-25% waterchange every week

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seabass

Looking forward to seeing progress.  But I imagine those BTAs taking over the tank.  Any thoughts of upsizing it?

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24 minutes ago, seabass said:

Looking forward to seeing progress.  But I imagine those BTAs taking over the tank.  Any thoughts of upsizing it?

Hello , Im planning on upgrading to a 50g later down the line in around may 
Im currently not feeding the BTAs but I am monitoring them very closely , most of my corals are on the sandbed / frag rack or that high rock some of the sps are all on, so they have alot of space to work with.

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afcajax73

looking good... 

 

just as a note point... might not be the same for you but I ran the saxby programme for a while, and got really bad algae issues. Turned out it was far too powerful. I started to run on acclimatisation mode to reduce the intensity and saw almost immediate improvement regarding algae. After that I changed to a custom set up and now have much less of an algae problem and good coral growth. 

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8 minutes ago, afcajax73 said:

looking good... 

 

just as a note point... might not be the same for you but I ran the saxby programme for a while, and got really bad algae issues. Turned out it was far too powerful. I started to run on acclimatisation mode to reduce the intensity and saw almost immediate improvement regarding algae. After that I changed to a custom set up and now have much less of an algae problem and good coral growth. 

Il take note of this , currently I have no algae in my display tank and Im barely getting any on the glass , maybe its because I have a chaeto chamber?
either way I am aware its a powerful setting and Im being wary of it , not only for algae but for coral bleaching

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afcajax73

hey, if it's working... it's working! 🙂 I usually find with this hobby that what fits for one doesn't always fit for all! 

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14 minutes ago, afcajax73 said:

hey, if it's working... it's working! 🙂 I usually find with this hobby that what fits for one doesn't always fit for all! 

haha yeah lol

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