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I had to do a tank transfer after my 10G broke and dumped water all over my bedroom floor. I purchased a new tank, so I thought I might as well start a proper thread for it. Tank specs: 20" x 15" x 15" = 20G Equipment: Boyu mini skimmer (1000L/Hr) Dophin HOB Filter (1000L/Hr) Wavemaker (4000L/Hr) In-Tank Refugium (~2G) SOBO Marine Light (9W)* SOBO Marine Light (3W) for refugium *Replaced by my older AquaLED marine light (20W) Fish: Scissortail Dartfish YCG Grammistes Blenny Inverts: Daum's Reef Lobser (2") 4x dwarf brown legged hermits 1x blue legged hermit x1 Tuxedo urchin 1x Nassarius snail 1x Turbo snail 1x Halloween Hermit 1x Saron Shrimp 1x Feather Duster Worm Corals & Nems: Purple Hammer Green Yuma Green Rhodactis Mushroom Greenish-Purple Rhodactis* Blue Hairy Mushroom Purple Mushroom Duncan Orange Long Polyp Toadstool Leather Green Weeping Willow Toadstool Leather Green Finger Leather Neon Green GSP Green Mini Maxi Carpet Nem* *Bleached but recovering - both of these were pulled from my mantis shrimp's tank Macroalgae: Caulerpa peltata Chaeto Galaxaura First Day of 20G (30/5/2018) -All LR is the same, LS alone is brand new FTS on 12/6/2018 My Long-Term Plans: Get a dwarf brittle starfish Get a Porcelain Anemone Crab or White Spotted Shrimp to pair up with the Mini Maxi Nem Add more Softies and Shrooms *Might add 1 or 2 more LPS frags *Might create a Zoa garden *Definitely will create Mushroom Garden
So im flip flopping like crazy about what tank to get, and I have a set budget for the tank and equipment, which is $700 maybe $800 if I convince the "boss of the house" to let me spend more. I already have RODI machine (Use it for my freshwater tanks, but it will still be great), and sand and rock (Friend had extra from setting his up, like 20lbs extra of both.. hehe. So basically from all of you peoples experiences, what size tank could I comfortably afford, I was looking at a fluval evo, and the nuvo line, but if you guys have any good ideas, let me know. Im not just asking about those tanks just what size should I go for, and if its a AIO which brand? Any thoughts and experiences much appreciated.