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  1. Curtis_Rose

    New Fluval 13.5 tank questions

    Are you referring to the stock sponge? The kit doesn’t really come with a media basket. I don’t really like sponges cause they usaully get so dirty and I just made the media basket for carbon or gfo. I may end up buying the intank media basket as it helps better the flow through the rear chambers. But only if I see the need for more flow. Which right now seems fine. I upgraded the pump tho to twice what it came with stock.
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    New Fluval 13.5 tank questions

    Looks great. Love the rockwork. And looks like your levels are the same as mine. I am not running carbon as of now I made a diy media basket and I just run mechanical filter pad for now seems to work pretty well keeping my rear chambers clean and free of any build up I have live rock and marine pure in my second chamber
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    New Fluval 13.5 tank questions

    Check out melevsreef on YouTube watch his video on water changes yes it’s long but it’s very informative. He will tell u the ups and downs of automatic changes and auto top offs as well. Just because it auto doesn’t mean u won’t have to watch it closely. I have the same tank as u and I’m a beginner as well. I keep my chambers about two inches from the top seems to work well. Also with the hood on I only lose around a half a cup of water per day. I don’t need auto top off yet but I will by the time we go on vacation. But I may have someone check the tank daily anyway so maybe not. Just things to think about that’s all. Half a cup isn’t bad my salinity never changes. (At least not yet) If you don’t use the hood and upgrade lighting u will lose a lot more as other people with the same tank can add up to half a gallon of fresh water a day.
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    What could this be

    Ok thanks and yes tested all my water says it’s in great shape and I did take out that floss and replace with a new one no more foam as of right now thanks for your help
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    What could this be

    Could it be all the crap that was in my filterfloss from cleaning? And I feed this Same food the store I bought my fish feeds theirs
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    What could this be

    Yes white and no haha every things is alive and healthy
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    What could this be

    I changed water yesterday and then saw this when I got home today any ideas?
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    Curtis’ Evo 13.5

    I noticed when I brought my gsp home it had a spaghetti worm living inside the coral. Will this harm my gsp? If not I’ll leave it. It does seem to drag sand and pulls it up against the frag but doesn’t seem to bug the gsp...
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    Curtis’ Evo 13.5

    That’s what I mean a small piece of rock that will sit isolated just bigger than the frag plug maybe the sand haha I’ll depends how how it looks I guess
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    Curtis’ Evo 13.5

    Will deff be getting one before any vacations
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    Feeding corals question

    I have heard of others doing this in my reading and YouTube bingeing but, I’m sure someone with expierience will chime in soon
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    Curtis’ Evo 13.5

    I will eventually frag the gsp to a bigger piece of rock than the plug it’s on and remove the plug probably to sell off
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    Curtis’ Evo 13.5

    No auto top off yet I’m thinking maybe after Christmas depending on funds but as it stand I’m topping off abt half a cup a day. Been closely watching salt level to make sure this is adequetate. Trying to figure out how much I’m losing per day so that I can make it routine I been adding a half cup for four days now without seeing a decrease or increase in my salt content
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    Curtis’ Evo 13.5

    Hello all! My name is Curtis. I have quite a bit of freshwater experience. I had a few tanks including a 50 gallon African cichlids tank (uncle now has the fish) they bred and I didn’t have room or money at the time now he has a 200 gallon tank for them as well as a few of his own. I haven’t had a tank since and I have always wanted to do saltwater. Just never had the money or time to get into it until now. A little over a month and a half ago I started to read. I bought a Fluval Evo 13.5 the low initial cost was nice. I read more and upgraded the pump before I filled it up to create more flow. Now has a 237 gph return pump. I cycled for 3 weeks closely monitoring the tank. With live rock rubble and turbo start my cycle didn’t take long at all. About two weeks in I added a clean up crew. Three hermits and two trochus snails. A week later the tank was still holding great water quality with the clean up crew and ghost feeding. Then this Sunday I added my two fish (two clowns) and a gsp. I will not be adding anything else until after christmas except maybe a nessarius snail or two. I’m getting more test kits and a wave maker for Christmas and probably more corals Current levels Salinity 1.026 Ammonia 0 Nitrite 0 Nitrate 5 PH 8.2 Temp 79-80 Clowns Nemo and Willy
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    New tank

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