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  1. Hello nano-reef friends! I wanted to write up an intro post and get into the community. I've been lurkin' for a few weeks now and thought it was time to start partaking in the discussion. 🙂 For a quick intro, I've been keeping freshwater tanks on and off for about 10 years now. I was always intimidated by the saltwater side of the hobby because of the startup/ongoing costs and perceived "complicated-ness" of it. I always thought that for a successful reef tank you need a really big aquarium (like, 100+ gallons) with a sump and multiple other products that I'd never even heard of when setting up my freshwater tanks. But then I found this forum and was totally inspired and given hope by the countless beautiful and flourishing AIO tanks that you guys have shared! I loved the idea of having one tank with a section in the back (or side, for peninsula styles!) as a place to keep everything you need. Turns out you don't actually NEED a protein skimmer, reactors, and a separate sump! Anyway, now that I'm a few weeks into my research phase, I've learned a TON and have come to a few decisions about what I'd like for my first little reef: 1. I know I want to have a system with softies and LPS corals. Some that I've really been drawn to are zoas, acans, and gorgonians. I only want non-aggressive species because I hate the idea of my corals hurting each other! 2. I want an AIO system that isn't too big, to make maintenance/water changes as simple as possible (for some reason the idea of making my own saltwater is super intimidating!). The two I have my eye on and am still having trouble deciding between are the Fluval Evo 13.5 gallon and the Biocube 16 gallon. I want something that comes with a lid/lighting built in to reduce evaporation and keep costs down on needing to buy separate LEDs. 3. I really like macroalgae - probably from the fact that all my freshwater tanks are planted and the aquascaping is my favourite part of them. Not sure if I'll include any in my first reef tank, but I'll probably want some down the line for their beautiful colours and added benefits for water quality. 4. I want to keep the filtration as natural as possible (spent a lot of time on Algae Barn's website/blog). I'd prefer to rely more on a refugium instead of a host of chemical media. 5. I freaking love tailspot blennies. Anyway - that's probably enough rambling for now (thank you for reading this far!). Would appreciate thoughts/advice on deciding between the Evo and the Biocube, or any other general advice for a newbie reefer. 🙂
  2. Sorry for the super 'average' question. I wasn't sure whether to ask it in this Discussion, or the AIO one, but since I'm a novice when it comes to marines I'll put it here. I simply want the best for what I'm looking to set-up, I've already asked & done a lot of research but I thought where better to ask than here. Going away to university, want to downsize my hobby but also bring a piece of my job along with me. I'm very aware of the maintainence & have plans for stuff like weekly water changes etc. My budget is flexible, but obviously I'd rather not blow it all. The one I've had my eye on was the Aqua One Nano Reef 35, & I was thinking to just probably upgrade the skimmer & maybe the lighting too. It's an AIO, since I don't want to set-up a sump in my dorm, and comes with a heater etc. It's retailing for around $230 / £170, but for the upgrades it'd cost me extra, so let's assume it's around $300. I've also been scouring ebay etc for deals but it's hard to find tanks which are a good deal & near-by, since most people aren't willing to ship them with it being glass and all. Are there any other good & reliable options / recommendations? -->If these options require some small upgrades e.g. skimmer / lighting, what upgrades would you recommend?<-- Others I've seen: Peninsula Box Mini 15 (Expensive, £479 with the light, which I assume is a good light) Fluval Sea Evo Innovative Marine 10 Pro (out of stock on official site) Thanks! Edit; A tank that sits nicely on a desk / square cabinet would be preferrable. Ideally too some nice coral recommendations which aren't too sensitive. The end goal is a nice anenome / xenia showcase.
  3. natalia_la_loca

    Natalia’s Evo 13.5: baby snails!

    Ok I’m officially back in nano land. I love my reefbowls but I really don’t need two. And they’re getting very crowded. And I miss fish and inverts. So I’m going to retire my 3-year-old sculpture bowl and put the corals in a brand new Fluval Evo 13.5. I thought a lot about other tanks like the Fusion Peninsula 14 or the Waterbox Peninsula Mini 15, that seem to have better build quality, low iron glass etc, but the shape of the Evo is just more attractive to me. It’s got that golden ratio thing going. The aim with this system is ultra low maintenance/ULM, which means mostly softies and LPS, macro and few water changes for nutrient export, only the most necessary tech, and a few fish. current status: Scape: 0.5” layer of aragonite flakes 13 lbs. Life Rock and dry rock Equipment/upgrades: Sicce Syncra 0.5 return pump VCA 1/2” Random Flow Generator Fluval M50 submersible heater Inkbird temp controller Custom ClearView lid (solid acrylic to control evap—hoping to avoid needing ATO) 12w ABI Tuna Blue par38 in a midcentury modern brass light fixture InTank media baskets for chambers 1 and 2 Kamoer X1 bluetooth doser AA Green Killing Machine 9w UV sterilizer (at night as needed) Filtration: Floss ROX Carbon Macroalgae Fish & inverts: 1 azure damsel (Caligula) 1 orchid dottyback (Caracalla) 2 trochus snails 2 astrea snails 5 strombus maculatus snails 2 nassarius snails 3 stomatella snails 1 money cowrie 1 blue leg hermit crab 1 porcelain crab 1 harlequin serpent star asterina stars feather duster worms Corals Zoanthids Goniopora Euphyllia Nephthea Acans Duncan Ricordea Rhodactis Leptoseris Cyphastrea Macro: Red ogo (gracilaria parvispora) Gracilaria hayi Dragons tongue (halymenia durvillei) Feeding daily or every other day: Rods Food Coral Blend Rods Polyp Popper fish roe Avast Reef Jerky Feeding weekly: Reef Roids Goniopower Coral Frenzy Fauna Marin Ultra Ricordea + Zoanthus Fauna Marin Ultra Min D Dosing daily: Tropic Marin All-for-Reef 1.2 ml Joeys Reef Juice 4-species live phyto blend 7 ml Brightwell Coral Aminos 7 drops aand it’s wet! Added Aquavitro Seed to start the cycle.
  4. JTT1981

    Filter Media Types

    General question. I have a bio cube 16G, I replaced the filter media that came with it with chemipure, carbon, live rock and phosguard. im getting ready to redo my filter media (replace all the older stuff) what Media do you experienced aquarium folks use or what would you suggest?
  5. Hey im looking on getting in to the hobby and am fairly certain ive settled on the fluval evo 57L and was wondering what upgrades i could go with e.g. heater , return pump , intank media baskets and powerheads any advice would be greatly appreciated🙂
  6. Didnt meet all the qualifications but here goes. I tried a simple budget build but went out the window when trying to find a cheap light. I tried the Hipargero A029 aquarium LED light and while it was nice it lacked the dimmable feature and i just didnt like the color output. I could have went the same route as my im10 and went with a Ai prime, I wanted to try something different. Tank Fluval spec 5 gallon (i like the white look) Equipment Current Orbit marine ic pro dual led/bluetooth Light Cobalt mj 606 return pump hydor pico 180 powerhead Intank media basket and surface skimmer smart ato micro 120p jebao 4 doser (it works stupid simple) cheepo 25 w heater Filtration, additives, etc. filter floss/top chemipure elite nano/bottom ESV 2 part ESV magnesium ESV potasium iodide acropower Reef-roids livestock Hi fin red banded goby Randall’s pistol shrimp cleaner shrimp 3 x sexy shrimp many different corals that i will change in and out with others from other tanks until i like what i see.
  7. NanoOceanio

    AI Prime Schedule/Settings

    Hope everyone is doing great. I could not handle the fluval stock light and the way it made my corals look, so about 3 days ago I purchased the AI Prime 16 and it is really a phenomenal product. My question for you all is: How do my settings/schedule look for my tank? I was told at the LFS to not go passed 40% on blues, violet, or UV, keep the Red and Greens less than 6%, and keep the cool white at 1/4 of the blues. With that being said, I took his advice and sort of mixed it in with Eddie Putra's schedule on the AI Prime website. Let me know what you guys think, I have the 13.5 Fluval Evo. I would love to hear some suggestions y'all have and also comment if I am doing anything wrong. I know the color of the tank is really based on our own preferences, but I'd like to see the settings that you guys are running on your nano tank and maybe a picture to go with it so I can see if I would prefer it in my tank. Finally, let me know what you guys think about my schedule setup. I keep 2% blues on throughout the night with 5% moonlight, at 10 AM, the moonlight reaches 0% and I add 1% of red and green and the blues increase to 8%. My ramp up goes from 10 AM to 2PM, where the intensity of the UV goes to 25%, the violet reaches to 30%, the blues reach 35%, the green and red both go to 5% and the cool white reaches 10%. Then the UV ramps up to 35% at 4PM, and the blues reach 40%, everything else stays the same. Then from 4PM on, the everything starts gradually decreasing until the UV's, Violet, Green, Red, and Cool White reach 0% at 10PM (the blues stay go back to 8%). From 10 PM to 11PM, the blues gradually decrease back to 2% and then moonlight starts increasing to 5%. Im going to attach a photo of my schedule so it will be easier for you to examine, sorry if I went overboard with the description of it, but please let me know if I am doing anything wrong and any suggestions that you may have please share. Thanks!
  8. NanoOceanio

    Nano Reef Tank

    Hello all reef keepers, I have just made the transfer from freshwater to saltwater by purchasing the Fluval EVO 12 gal. aquarium tank and I can not tell you all how excited how I am to add some livestock. I am looking for a pair of clowns, a watchmen goby and pistol shrimp, also would really love a royal gramma but do not know if the tank is big enough for one. And of course a cleaner crew, but unsure if I should wait until after I get fish. I am honestly more intrigued about the coral life and would love to hear your opinions on how I should establish/stock my aquarium. The whole setup is stock, and I will not be using that clear tube as my output flow do not worry I have ordered the dual output flow nozzle because for some odd reason that piece was missing from the kit. Anyway, I needed an opinion on my aquascape. Is there too much live rock? Also, if any of can share any beginner coral recommendations and placement ideas for the aquascape it will be greatly appreciated. I have a few ideas in mind, but I am open to others and would much appreciate any tips, feedback, or advice that any of you can share. Thanks!
  9. AntsNanoReef

    Ultimate Nuvo 10 | Aquascape

    Hey guys, I’m new to the “nano reef forum” community but not new to nano reef keeping. Follow me and the progression of my Innovative Marine NUVO 10 build. My goal with this tank is to ultimately keep a thriving “sps and zoa” dominate tank “most likely” (more on that as time goes on). Last night I spent a couple hours aquascpaing my tank and here the end result. I fixed all the rock work together with some putty. Let me know what you think! I kept the aquascape “low” to allow the sps to grow upward and fill in the empty space beautifully. I also left a lot of empty space on the bare bottom to allow corals to fill it. Thank you you for tuning in! I’ll keep updating the tanks progress as time goes on! Tips and tricks are always helpful! Enjoy the rest of your day! 
  10. Joeymclovin

    Fluval 13.5 build

    Hey guys how’s it going! I just recently bought a fluval 13.5 nano tank and decided I should start a forum on it to track the progress. My tank is already cycled I’ve had it going for about 5 weeks now. Everything in the tank is stock still no upgrades I wanted to ask people what are some of the best upgrades to start with. I am running the fluval ps2 mini skimmer and I’ve had pretty good results. I did use the biochem QuickStart and that is why my tank has gone through it’s cycleing process in a short time. I also have live reef rock and arganite. I did wait some time before adding new inhabitants to avoid spikes in my tank parameters. Inhabitants: 2 green/blue reef chromis 1 lawnmower Blenny 3 snails (forgot what type they are) 2 nassarius snails 1 designer clownfish (bought him today) 1 cleaner shrimp Corals: 1 Xenia frag 1 eagle eye zoanthid frag
  11. Hunter Lang

    My Nuvo 10 build!

    Not sure how this whole journal thing works but thought I would keep this journal for me (and others to keep up with) I am on day 32 of my tank build. my equipment -Kessil A80 Tuna Blue -stock return pump (soon replacing with sicce 0.5) -heater (Petco brand not sure exact one) Not sure if I should get a nano protein skimmer?? My LFS said it’s probably not necessary but I’m gonna do more research my live stock has built up quite a bit and here’s what it’s loaded with -2 occe clowns -2 hermits -1 conch -2 snails -1 pink torch coral branching 3 heads -candy cane colony (15 heads) - green hammer coral branching 1 head -2 orange/gray acan -3 ricordea -1 gsp -1 two head red mushroom - 1 cabbage coral -1 zoa 6 heads ( eagle eye) -1 Kenya tree Plan on getting some frogspawn, more zoas and torches. Also want one more small fish but not sure if I will have enough room Since I’m already a month late on posting this I’m going to post from the day water was put in my tank to my pics I took tonight Note I have been very indecisive and have changed my aquascape, arrangement of corals, and my actual live rocks a lot in just this month 😂 hope you guys will enjoy following along!! Many input is appreciated greatly! Day one Day 3 added my live rock Week 2 cycle complete time for fishies and some corals week 3 more corals! Week 3 1/2 did not like the top arm so removed it and made more flat simplistic look Week 4 got two new ricordia sand 2 acan!!! Week 4!!! just got a new candy cane colony, torch, and center price covered in coraline! Can’t wait to see how this turns out in a year from now!!!
  12. idreaminblue

    20g Long College Budget Reef Tank

    Hello! This will be my journal for my 20g long college nano reef tank. It will mainly be for myself to keep track of what's going on and to look for advice from others.
  13. DaveFason

    NanoBox Lighting Guide

    We have been working on a lighting guide for months and now feel confident to share. The NanoBox Lighting Guide features four new presets that work extremely well for reef tanks. We hope the guide helps new to experienced reef keepers have successful aquariums using NanoBox lighting. The guide goes over... Overview Lighting Placement NEW NanoBox Presets Coral Care - Common NanoBox practices to reef keeping The presets work for all units ranging from the Tide to Hybrids. We want to thank @ninjamyst, @Justind823 @markalot for the incredible photos! Enjoy! -Dave
  14. FTS - 06.15.16 Hi All, After lurking…er researching for several months, I’ve finally started my first saltwater aquarium. I’m hoping to do things right the first time so I’ve upgrade certain items to begin with rather than doing it later down the line. I’ve really noticed the helpfulness of this community and I welcome the feedback. I started the tank on Wed., Feb. 11. I added a piece of raw shrimp the next day, reduced the size of it to less than ¼” and dosed the tank with ProDibio START UP.
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