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Just purchased the sicce 1.0 for my fluval 13.5 as I needed to increase the flow. It fits nicely in chamber 3 but I noticed that the water level in 3 was getting lower and the tank level was getting higher. All I can contribute this to is that the return pump is pumping the water in the chamber faster than it can refill. I am using the stock sponge and have a protein skimmer in chamber 1. I tried to take it out and turn it down but that defeats the purpose of having an upgraded pump. Do I have to upgrade chamber 2 to a different setup? How do I get the benefit of the more powerful pump? Has anyone flooded from this issue? It seemed that the tank will keep filling and the chamber 3 will empty leaving only a little water but that will be enough to overflow the tank possibly. Also the heater would be left with no water in that chamber. any input on what I might be missing would be helpful.
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: