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  1. Dirté Sanchez

    Le Dirté Brute Squad 13.5g

    After starting my membership here with a strong showing, and for my own educational purposes and record, I guess I’ll start a journal. Seems like a good place to keep a list of ideas and tips to help me on this journey! Tank: Fluval Evo XII 13.5 gallon started 1/21/2019 Equipment: Fluval spec return pump 132gph Fluval sea mini protein skimmer 5-10gallon Fluval 50W heater In Tank Chamber 1 media basket Current Orbit Marine LED light w bracket arm Current Orbit Eflux Wave pump 660gph (along w their hubs) IM mesh screen Media: Fluval bio rings (bottom level of media basket) Fluval 100gm carbon (bottom level media basket) Fluval clearmax (middle level media basket) IM filter floss (top level media basket) Stock: 14lbs live rock ? Lbs of life sand Black oscellaris clown True percula clown Blue spotted goby watchman Red banded snapping shrimp Scarlet shrimp Trochus snails x4 Dwarf red hermit crabs x 10 Star polyp x 2 (one split into two sections thanks to hermits, so there’s three-ish) Palys x 2: both protopalythoa Hairy mushroom x3 (all on one big rock) Hammer x 1 Zoa x1 Now obviously I didn’t start with all of this at once. We started with three clowns in fact- two percula and the oscellaris, but the two bigger fish kept trying to kill the smaller so I took the small guy back to save him from certain death within a week. Following that, the black was named Jolly Roger and the percula Jack Sparrow. (What can I say- this tank is “supposed” to be owned by my soon to be 9 year old who LOVES POTC, but secretly, it’s mine 😁) We started with two trochus and five hermits, but I doubled that for more cleaning power after about two and a half weeks. Those guys don’t get names. We added the goby and his “pal” Jan 22, but they NEVER hang with each other and in fact I’m not sure they know the other exists anymore. The goby was named J Edgar Hoover because he is always watching us with disapproval from across the room and follows us around the tank with his permanent frown. The pistol shrimp was named Snappy because well..... 🤷🏻‍♀️ We added the scarlet shrimp a week ago, and he’s quite the personality. We call him the Red Baron. We started the tank with a zoa and the little star polyp that the herms split in two. We next added the protopalys. Added the hammer today, with some drama due to the LFS lady who evidently thinks I’m out to kill everything in my tank 🤦🏽‍♀️. That’s it for this tank in a nutshell.
  2. olig

    Oli's New Fluval 13.5

    Hello All, I'm newish here, but I have been really enjoying reading though various tank journals and articles on here whilst planning my tank. This is my first marine tank so I would welcome any advice anyone has for me. As I have said in the title the tank is a 13.5 gallon fluval sea evo and I have some real reef rock and dry sand in it. I filled it with salt water I bought from the LFS, I plan to buy some salt and use RODI water from the LFS in future but until then I will keep buying the ready mixed salt water from the shop. I am using Fluvals bacteria starter following the instructions on the bottle and have one of the API marine test kits in the post, hopefully will arrive tomorrow. The plan I have created from advice I have seen on here and from talking to the staff in the fish shop is once the cycle has completed (hopefully only a couple of weeks) is to get a pair of blue legged hermit crabs to start off my clean up crew, and as long as things remain stable follow it up with a small pair of clowns the week after. I am not a big fan of snails and don't want to put things in the tank if they are likely to be eaten so I think I would like to use a tuxedo urchin to replace snails in the clean up crew. That is likely to be it for animals and will be introduced over a matter of weeks. I am keen to have corals in the tank too, and would be interested in any advice on when its best to start adding them? I am thinking after the crabs whilst being aware not to add to much to the tank at any one time. The corals I am keep to add at some point are: Pulsing xenea A torch Kenya Tree Some brightly coloured zoanthids I'll add some photos from my phone after this of my scape, I have struggled with getting something that looks good from both sides with it being a peninsula tank.
  3. pricewayne

    Fluval 13.5 on a Husky Cart

    Updated: 05/09/2019 Established: 02/2019 Latest FTS: 04/22/2019 Tank Specs Display: Fluval Sea EVO, 13.5 gallon AIO Stand: Husky tool cart - I've loved it and snatched it for $100 from Home Depot Lighting: NanoBox Mini Tide Plus M -- custom pink Heater: EHEIM 75W (and have a PENN PLAX 75W backup heater) Primary Pump: Sicce Syncra 1.0, 251gph Wavemaker: IM Wavelink DC Wavemaker - Desktop 165-1500 GPH & use eFlux wave pump foam filter covers to protect my anemone Skimmer: None -- no plan to add Filtration & Media: DIY egg crate basket in 1st chamber: PolyFill in top compartment + 0.8 ROX carbon (change every 2 weeks) & SeaChem Purigen in mid-compartment + stock Biomax Dosing: ESV 2-part using BRS 2 part dosing pump Test Kit: API SW Master kit + Red Sea Reef Foundation kit Salt: Aquatic Life 4-stage RO/DI + AquaForest Reef salt Livestock inverts // clean-up-crew: • 3 black snails • 5 hermits • 2 turbos • 3 bristle worms (hitchhikers) • 1 pencil urchin, named Rod returned to LFS 05/01 -- kept going for my leather corals • 1 fire shrimp, named George • 1 emerald crab returned to LFS 04/25 -- also kept going for my leather corals & grew much too large after first molt • 1 pom pom crab • 1 staghorn crab, named Lance • 3 small nassarius snails • 2 tongan nassarius snails • 1 fighting conch fish: • 2 black darwin ocellaris • currently holding off on any additional fish -- considering a mandarin once tank has proven mature & pod population is proven sustainable Corals SPS: • Pink grafted montipora cap • Pink/Green grafted montipora cap • Mystique montipora cap • Mystery montipora (branching) • Reef raft tropic thunder monti • Birdsnest LPS: • Alveopora • Duncan • Meteor shower cyphastrea • Gold/green hammer • Green torch Softies: • Finger leather • Kenya tree leather Other: • Lazer bubble tip anemone, named Gwen Startup Cycle Process//Notes
  4. TerraMagnus

    Project: Kitchen Reef

    Our story begins in 1989. Boy works in LFS. Girl works in LFS. A year later they start dating and soon after that their fish rooms merge. Fast forward a bit. Boy & girl have some children, and many aquariums together. But the economy collapse, boy & girl lose almost everything (except their children), and go on a long aquarium hiatus during their recovery. Fast forward to today. Boy & girl have one more kid (now making three). They are recovered from old economic hardships. And they miss their shared hobby. ... The kitchen is the social center of our crowded little home. It's a very small kitchen, and space is at a premium. But my wife voiced to me some interest recently that she'd like to have an aquarium again, specifically a reef, and very specifically she was interested in the Fluval Evo 5 (no sponsorship, just a sincere personal preference on her part). And she wanted this right smack in the middle of the kitchen countertop so everyone could see it frequently throughout the day. She was out of town yesterday with the kids for a dog show, leaving me alone to embark on a project. I headed over to the LFS (The Fish Room in Raleigh) and they got me set up with their last Fluval Evo 5, a compact heater, some live sand and live rock, and a jug of salt water. Wife came home last night and saw this in the kitchen. I got her sincere reaction on video, which I'm cutting together with some other footage for my new YouTube channel. I've not upgraded any of the stock components (yet?) on this tank. And no, I don't intend to stock with LPS/SPS. I have to say, though; I can't help but feel a little bit like Buck Rogers combing back to the hobby after a long hiatus. The technology and products have changed. Certainly the pet industry has changed and moved far more toward big box stores. I'm really fortunate to have a good shop near my home. I don't think I would have even bothered with a project like this if I didn't have a good shop nearby.
  5. Captin 94

    Fluval Evo 13.5 build

    Hey guys noob here I'm doing fluval build Equipment list 1.lighting- reefled 90 2.pump- sicce 1.0 3.intank media basket first chamber 4.mesh lid (not sure yet what to use ) 5.tunze wavemaker (maybe over kill ) 6.colbat heater 75w 7.bare bottom (not sure yet ) 8.stand looking for something still 9.well have fun let me know what all think I get pic as I set it up and all thanks.
  6. Geneve

    Gen’s 1st nano Evo13.5

    Hello, I initially started a pico Fluval Spec iii early this year as my first saltwater tank. Enjoyed it for a while but decided I need more tank space. I finally found a used evo on fbmarketplace and started setting it up. It came with the stock lid, pump, and a currentusa marine pro led. Since I had to use the same stand, I had to temporarily move the spec contents including livestock to a couple of buckets before putting them all to the evo.
  7. I used to have a 150 G Fresh water aquarium back home and that one is now my mom's. Since I moved I've always wanted to start a new one and was a little scared about the salt water aquariums. After a couple of months researching, reading and watching a lot of videos I decided to start a Fluval 13.5 Evo Nano Reef Aquarium and I'm really excited to make it grow. I started my Aquarium just 5 days ago and I have done 3 testings so far. I have dry rock and Arag-alive Pink Fiji Sand. I used Dr Timm's Chloride Ammonia as indicated in the product and Fluval's Biological Enhancer to start the cycle. I've been reading online and Dr Timm's Cycle guide and it says that you shouldn't let the Ammonia levels go higher than 5.0 so I did a partial water change on my 3rd day of the cycle. These are my current testing readings I did them with the API Test Kit: I'm just wondering if the process is going right or If I should do something. I'm in no rush to finish the cycle but wanted to know if I should keep the lights on or off and if I should add more Bio enhancer or not. Thanks a lot! ---------- This is my setup so far:
  8. medinar83

    Fluval Evo 13.5 Peninsula

    Decided to document the Fluval Evo 13.5 journey on Nano-Reef Received the tank July 20th from Amazon, no damage thank god! Mostly set up for my 4 and 2 yr old daughters, had to breakdown my IM 25 gallon a few months ago due to being away for work, huge money loss as expected so I didn't see myself coming back for some time, but we got the itch right away, love this hobby and the community. Plans were to keep the tank completely stock and ultra low budget, reason I got this set up in the first place, well that changed a week later when everything stock went out the window.... keeping it simple still though Replaced the following Light AI Prime HD Sicce 1.0 pump Hydor nano power head Chamber one filter floss Chamber two In-tank Media basket w/ filter floss, chemi-pure and Fluval bio rings Weekly 3 gal water changes pic below is from 7/25 I have since added a few pieces of coral more pics coming
  9. So they finally stocked some more yellow banded possum wrasse on Liveaquaria and I went ahead and decided this should be the next fish for me. He/she hopefully will arrive this Friday so now I’m anxiously waiting. His tank mate will be my citrinis clown goby who also came from Liveaquaria last year. I have a Pom Pom crab in the tank so I’m not sure how that will work out but from what I’ve read, the wrasse should leave it alone. I really hope this fish does well in my tank and gets along with my goby.
  10. Does anyone know if a mated pair of yellow line gobies would be okay with a citrinis clown goby? I know gobies can attack each other but these two species look pretty different.
  11. Anyone buy fish from blue zoo aquatics??? I was thinking of getting a pink streaked wrasse and they seem to be the only place that has them in stock. It’s either that or a panamic barnacle Blenny from live aquaria. This will be going in my evo
  12. Mike P

    Acan

    Acan after feeding under stock fluval evo 12 light.
  13. Mike P

    Pom Pom crab between flower pot corals

    He finally came out for a while and that was thanks to some reef roid feeding for my corals. This little guy is always in the rock and I rarely see him
  14. My birdsnest is doing really good under my stock evo lighting. The polyps are getting much longer and have a lot of movement under the flow in my tank. It also looks like it’s starting to branch out a bit.
  15. I started my new reef tank earlier this week (a fluval evo 13.5) and I added live rock, live sand (about 1.5 inches), and premium reef saltwater that my LFS mixed up for me. I’ve also been adding fluval cycle concentrated biological booster at the rate they suggest for a new tank. I have some questions regarding cycling. A lot of the videos I have watched online suggest first adding live rock, sand, and water, the next week adding a clean up crew, and then once the cycle is completed to add fish. However I’ve spoken on the phone with three of my LFSs and all three have told me to start my cycle by adding a fish. There is a lot of conflicting information out there, I was hoping that you guys could weigh in and give me some pros and cons with each option. If I decide to cycle with a fish, can I add a banggai cardinal fish? Additionally, when can I add coral?? This tank is primarily for coral, i'm just adding a fish or two for fun. A lot of articles that I have read say that I can add my coral now if I want, and that they won't be impacted by my tank cycling. Is this true? Lastly, if anyone has some suggestions on easy to care for corals, i'm always happy for more suggestions. Thanks so much!
  16. Mike P

    ?? Coral

    Blastomussa??? Not sure but it’s doing well under the stock fluval lighting so far
  17. Today I went to the opening of a new fish store and saw some bumble bee snails that looked cool. I picked up 2 of them plus a few frags for my evo 12. After looking them up when I got home I’m wondering if I made a mistake. Anyone have experience with these guys? I have 3 astraea snails and one Halloween hermit plus 1 citrinis clown goby in my tank and a few corals. Used to have a couple of more fish but an ich outbreak got them 😢
  18. I was wondering if I could take off the plastic on the bottom of the Fluval evo 13.5. It’s kind of bothering me. It wouldn’t be hard to remove because it’s only held on by 6 silicone dabs, thanks!
  19. Mattis

    LED Light Strips

    Currently running a fluval Evo 13.5 with stock lighting. I am having no real issues with the light and corals I have. As we all know with the whites on the colors don't seem to have the desired pop so I have already added a blue strip and have been considering adding a couple more strips to potentially get more color. I specifically been looking at the ones listed below. https://www.21ledusa.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=15050PRWP&CartID=1 https://www.21ledusa.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=3528UVWP&CartID=2 https://www.21ledusa.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=3528DBLWP&CartID=3 https://www.21ledusa.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=15050BL&CartID=4 My biggest questions are 1. Will the violets be too much for my tank? 2. Will I even notice the violets or will whites drown them out? 3. If violets are good would 100 or 250 lumens be suggested. 4. 100 or 250 lumens on the blues? 5. If I go with 2 strips what combination would be suggested. Ultimately my goal is just visual improvement with hopes of improvement in growth but I do not want to sacrifice coral health for improved look. If this is the wrong place to post please accept my apologies. I have been a long time lurker here and have read a lot but just couldn't seem to find an answer to my questions so thank you in advance.
  20. Hannahrain

    Hannahrain's 1st Nano Reef

    Welcome to my Fluval Evo 13.5 Nano Reef Journal  I've been researching reef tanks and learning all I can the past 3 months or so, watching lots of BRS TV on youtube and joining several saltwater groups on FB and piles of internet reading. Anyway I decided to go with the Fluval Evo 13.5 because of it's peninsula shape and the fact that it would fit well and look great on our pass-thru bar between our kitchen and living room, allowing it to be seen from both rooms. I hope to keep this tank as simple as possible w/very little added equipment.  The tank was started up this past Friday 1/12/2018 and is cycling, dosing with Brightwell Aquatics Microbacter 7 daily. I am in love with looking at it, can't wait to put something in but am planning to take it slow and add things slowly as most experienced reefers recommend.  Currently consists of:  Caribsea Ocean Direct Sand Dry Rock unsure how many pounds as I didn't add all 15lbs (from World Wide Corals, we visited in person, loved that place!) Wet live rock rubble... 4-5 pieces Cobalt Neotherm Heater 100w  this size was too large to fit in the return chamber returning  Future upgrade plans currently include:  Tunze Osmolator Nano 3152 ATO Jebao PP-4 wavemaker with controller I've seen where a few others used this one their Evo's but I'm open to other suggestions Intank Chamber 1 Media Basket HOLY COW at the price of that thing! Using Chamber 2 as a refugium looking into cheap refugium LED lights, any ideas?  As of now, I have no plans to upgrade the light as I need the canopy to help prevent evaporation and to protect the tank from contaminants as it's nearly in the kitchen.  Undecided if I need to upgrade the return pump  From what I've learned so far, it's not necessary to have a skimmer on a nano, so I'm hoping to go without.  The pics were taken right after it was filled, it has since cleared. I ended up adding a little more sand after pics were taken. The rocks are stabilized with Holdfast Epoxy.  I'm waiting to receive my magnet scraper today, can't wait to clean up the glass. I settled for the API Master Saltwater Test Kit for now, I figured it was better than nothing.  Right now my fish/CUC stocking plans include:  1-2 Ocellaris Clowns  1 Skunk Cleaner Shrimp  2-3 Turban snails  2-3 Nassarius Snails  Copepods   Doing this on a budget (horses are my main hobby and they aren't cheap either), so not adding too fast probably won't be too difficult, lol.  Any thoughts/comments are appreciated.  Thanks for looking!       Kitchen View:  Living Room View:            Â
  21. Intro: Hey guys, Luxembourg here. I am a longtime lurker and decided to make an account, and make an aquarium journal. I ended up getting a Fluval 13.5. This is my second reef/SW tank, After a yearlong hiatus I decided to startup another tank. I will (hopefully) update you guys on the status of my tank. Current setup (03/16/18): Tank: Fluval Evo 13.5 Rock and Sand: CaribSea Base Rock (Dry Rock) and CaribSea Arag-Alive "Fiji-Pink" Heater: Cobalt Neo-Therm 75w Lighting: Stock Fluval Evo 13.5 LEDs (I may upgrade, they seem sufficient for now) Cheap LED light for chaeto Filtration: First Chamber inTank Media filter. Chaeto, then filter floss in the top slot. Purigen and more filter floss in the second slot. In the bottom I have ChemiPure Elite and a little more filter floss to top (bottom?) it off. Coralife Nano/Biocube Protein Skimmer (in 2nd chamber) Livestock: At least in my opinion, the most important part of a tank: Fish: x2 Black-Ice Snowflake Ocellaris Clownfish x1 Royal Gramma Basslett x1 Tail Spot Blenny Invertebrates: x1 Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp x1 Blood Red Fire Shrimp x1 Candy Cane Pistol Shrimp x3 Dwarf Hermit Crabs x3 Nassarius Snails x2 Trochus Snails x2 Cerith Snails Corals Soft Coral Glove Polyps LPS Torch Coral ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pictures: Royal Gramma Basslett Tail Spot Blenny Blood Red Fire Shrimp Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp Torch Coral (below same frag under blue) Green Glove Polyps Thanks for taking the time to read my aquarium journal! I will end with my most recent FTS (updated 03/16/18). -Luxembourg FTS Archive:
  22. OK-Coral

    Fluval Evo - Stocking

    Hi there, I've had my Fluval Evo up and running for about 2 months with live sand and live rock. So far, I've added 4 small Hermits, 1 Emerald, 3 Turbos, 1 Peppermint Shrimp and 2 young Ocelaris Clowns. Parameters are all good and the tank is healthy (well apart from 2 small Aiptasia). I will be introducing some coral over the next couple of months but wondered if people thought there is scope to add another fish or shrimp perhaps? Many thanks.
  23. Smitten4Witten

    WTB Fluval Evo 13.5 Light

    Does anybody who upgraded their lighting for their fluval evo 13.5 want to sell their stock lighting fixture that came with the tank? Quote me price and shipping!
  24. LFS is having a boxing week sale - $30 off either the Fluvo Sea EVO series. I'm debating whether to get either the 5 or the 13.5Gallon, or neither? This would be my first marine tank set up. Looking for advice on whether this line of tanks are any good for a starter or what are my alternatives. If I would leave the tank as stock, would it perform well enough. Do I need a skimmer? Hearing that with such a small size, I wouldn't need one? Thanks
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