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Background: This is an upgrade from my Fluval Spec V. I have always struggled with the rock being too big in the Fluval Spec V. It makes it very hard to clean the glass on each side so lots of algae build up. I also wanted to get a bigger tnak for the clown fish. This clown fish has been with me for over 2 years now and survived through 2 leaks, 1 move, and other mishaps. It is also a total bully so I can't put it into my Red Sea Reefer 350. When I first saw ReefBuilder feature the Fluval Evo 12, I knew it will be my next tank. The dimension fits perfectly wherethe Spec V is now and the rock will look great with more space on each side. There are some questionable design choices with the tank such as the black honeycomb at the top of the tank (which I razored off) and the AIO chamber allows a lot of detritus to build up in the first and second chamber. The stock lighting and pump are good only for softies and low light LPS. But overall, the tank itself is pretty decent for the price. I do like it comes with surface skimmer and the return nozzle is already split into two. In additional, the raised design is very modern. My vision for this tank is a very natural tank with gorgonians, LPS, zoas, acans, and ricordeas. I will get another fish or two, something that can put up with the clown.
Hi guys! i'm Salsa and i'm a 14 year old reefer that loves keeping "impossible" creatures. 2 years ago i grew a blueberry gorgonian frag so large it couldn't be housed in my tank anymore because it was too big! My tank is a mixed reef with many different critters in it, I have SPS, LPS, Softies, and some NPS corals Fish Mimic Filefish Bluestripe Pipefish Hectors goby Corals lots of SPS (around 7 or 8) 1 Hammar Coral Yellow and Red Finger Gorgonian Spiny Gorgonian Purple Gorgonian x2 Rock Anemones x4 Sponges x2 Zoanthid/Palys Inverts Crinoid (yellow and green) 1 Crinoid Squat Lobster 1 Emerald Crab 1 Peppermint Shrimp x4 Common Hermit Crabs x5 Turbo Snails TONS of copepods Dosing and stuff like that My tank is pretty simple, weekly water changes of 5 gallons I use 18 drops of Phosphate RX weekly to keep phosphates in check ( I feed more than anyone in the world) I feed LRS Reef Frenzy Nano 2 times daily for my fish (only the filefish eats prepared foods the hectors goby and pipefish have lived off copepods for 2 years now) I feed 2 scoops of Brightwell Aquatics "Blizzard-O", Fauna Marin Foods, and Nutramar Ova for my filter feeders and i dose around 20ml of Calc and Alk daily for the SPS i have If you have any questions or suggestions about what i should add to my reef tank please tell me
10/8/17 - Tank has been moved into a new setup, link to new journal is here: New Tank So here is my little Pico reef. Including the AC70 filter mod the tank is right around 2.7 gallons. When I first started it this was my first attempt at saltwater and the tank was a plain glass aquarium and a cheap 6 X 3watt led fixture I bought off ebay. I had to remove the optics because you could clearly see the blue and white light in the water. I knew when I started this I didn't want a tank with a light hanging high above it or I would never be happy. The LEDs are currently about 2 1/2"s above the water level, it works, the tiny zoa Frag I first added has grown considerably from 10-12 heads to over 30. One of the two hammer corals I first added is still there, the other was eaten by a peppermint shrimp. It of course was the more attractive of the two. The remaining one was also torn up pretty good but is slowly coming back. I spent days reading forums from all over the net, anything to do with picos and decided that like a lot of others I wanted the tank to look like a piece of furniture instead of a glass box full of water. So after some measurements and several bad cuts I had the basic frame work finished. I had to empty the tank into a bucket and then paint the back of the glass and attach the wood to the framework. Everything survived in the bucket for about a two days while I worked. Here are some pictures of the original tank and some variations of the rockwork that have changed over the past couple months.