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CarolinaShoreReef

Hey everyone! I recently set up another fluval evo v back in March. You might remember my last one which was sold off at the start of this year when I had too much going on. I even let go of my lagoon 25 which the large zoa rock comes from. Anyways here's a break down:

 

Light: AI Prime HD

Return Pump: MJ 606

Heater: some cheap adjustable heater from Amazon. Not too worried about it going rogue as it's hooked up to an ink bird. 

Pump: Hydor Koralia Nano 

Media Basket: DIY out of sewing canvas 

    -Lots of bio media, 5g chemi blue carbon.       pouches, debris pad

InTank Surface Skimmer

ATO: Aqua Smart ATO 

 

Livestock:

CUC: Astrea, Trochus, Limpets, Blood Shrimp, Nassarius, Bumble Bee Snail, Blue Leg Hermit

Fish: 2 Wheeler Goby, 1 Clownfish, 1 Warpaint Goby

1 Candy Cane Pistol Shrimp 

 

Coral: 

-Assorted Zoas and palys (fruit loops, magicians, sunny Ds, captain americas, etc.)

-Blue Raven Blastos

-Maxi Mini Carpet Anemone

-Assorted Mushrooms (not sure about types besides the hairy mushroom)

-Lobos

-Duncans

-GSP

-Neon Green Nepthea

-Red and Blue Stripe Acans

-GIANT ULTRA JUICED AIPTASIA ANEMONES

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CarolinaShoreReef
1 hour ago, ninjamyst said:

I am using my evo 5 as ATO right now ... Your build is making me want to.set it up again!  Great job.

Thank you! Do it! I'm enjoying it more than my lagoon 25 now which is funny because when i got the lagoon I said the opposite lol. Maintenance is quick which is really nice and I can move it wherever I want since it's so light! 

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CarolinaShoreReef

Grabbed this beautiful specimen from someone in the area dealing with the same issues. 

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Settling in nicely!

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Quick review of the inTank surface skimmer. For those that aren't familiar, it raises the display water level so that water is forced to trickle down the rear chambers. Took some adjusting to get it right but I've noticed an immense amount of debris and uneaten food in the rear chambers like never before and a fishy smell. My floss pads were completely dirty within a week and a half. I'd say it's doing its job great! 

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It looks like the filefish has removed a few aiptasia or at least put a hurting on them. There still remains the really large one that's over an inch in diameter. I should add the filefish is not here to stay. I was hoping no more than a few days but looks like maybe a week before it's through eating aiptasia. It's already killed a couple snails and giving me bad vibes the way it looks at my Duncan coral...

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3 hours ago, shredder56 said:

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Made my surface skimmer out of scrap acrylic. Works great. Do you have an ATO?

Solid! I do, the Aqua Smart micro ato I think is what it's called. 

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Would like to update some pics after the filefish has eaten some aiptasia but I only have 286 kB file space anyone know why? 

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Well it let me paste this pic. You can see the aiptasia is not happy any longer 😊

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xreaper93

Cool tank! I remember your series on youtube. I only have a hi-fin goby and a pistol in my evo V, how is the tank handling the bioload of all the fish you have in there? Also I have the same return pump and seems like alot of flow already, did you turn down the return pump or is there just a ton of flow in that tank? Thanks

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8 hours ago, xreaper93 said:

Cool tank! I remember your series on youtube. I only have a hi-fin goby and a pistol in my evo V, how is the tank handling the bioload of all the fish you have in there? Also I have the same return pump and seems like alot of flow already, did you turn down the return pump or is there just a ton of flow in that tank? Thanks

Thank you! It's handling pretty well so far and no mods done to the pump. The flow is pretty moderate. 

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Anyone else having issues uploading pics and GIFs? My total file size has been capped at 286 kB for the past few days. 

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