Bleached Mushroom, Need help! Not Without Problems! Fluval Evo V (Soon to be Reef Casa Studio 12!)

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Love your corals, I have the Evo V too, not nearly as well stocked as yours. Maybe will get there one day.

Did you add a new fish?
Thanks so much! It is very easy to get carried away at frag shows. I haven't added a new fish yet. Probably soon though
 
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Update 8/22/22 -

Glass was getting pretty dirty...enjoy this before and after ;p
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Also wanted to give an update photo on the digi - as you can see not looking to well :(
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Few other random photos because why not
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Update 8/25/22 -

Hey guys...

sooo something showed up at my door today...
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wanna see whats inside???
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Yep that is indeed a new tank. Remember when I met March from Fragbox at Reefapalooza and he so graciously bought me some awesome Fruit Loops Zoas... he was also the best person ever in sending me one of his in house designed tanks...the Reef Casa Studio 12. This tank looks really clean out out of the box and I am so excited to setup this new tank and share it with all of you guys. Once again HUGE thanks to March for sending this out for free :)

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So yeah...I'll be moving everything from the 5g into this tank eventually and naturally I have a few questions on how best to do the transfer...

Can I just move everything into the new tank...add the extra 7g or so SW needed and be off?

Can I use the old sand for the new tank?

There is a very large space for a skimmer in the back chamber...is it worth getting one for this size of tank?
-For stocking I was thinking a pair of clowns and to get a new goby for my shrimp


Alternatively I bet I could put the InTank basket I have for the 5g in that large chamber, but I would also probably need to add some floss to the drain section, right?

Do you think a powerhead is needed for this tank?

Thanks everyone, looking forward to hearing what you all have to say!
 

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Add new water, sand is going to be a mess so getting new will be better. Rocks can be transferred.
The baskets may be used but you will probably need to modify it a bit.
Tbh you don’t really need a powerhead or skimmer in so small a tank. The flow is already strong enough with a good pump, and a good water change will do everything a skimmer will.
I’d pass on the clowns in this small a tank. They are pure evil in small tanks.
 
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Really? I see so many Fluval Evo 13.5s with pairs of clowns
It happens, but I had a bad experience with mine as have many others. My female went psycho and killed her mate, a gramma, and a firefish, and kept the shrimpgoby pinned as well. This was in a 13.5 (not all fish were in there at once).
Pair of clowns is doable, but it’s safer to stick with other fish to avoid problems.
 
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It happens, but I had a bad experience with mine as have many others. My female went psycho and killed her mate, a gramma, and a firefish, and kept the shrimpgoby pinned as well. This was in a 13.5 (not all fish were in there at once).
Pair of clowns is doable, but it’s safer to stick with other fish to avoid problems.
What if I had the clowns and no other fish?
 

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What if I had the clowns and no other fish?
That would work (of course there is the chance of the female turning on the male - getting more peaceful breeds helps reduce this), but might get a little boring due to a lack of diversity.
 
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That would work (of course there is the chance of the female turning on the male - getting more peaceful breeds helps reduce this), but might get a little boring due to a lack of diversity.
How many fish could I have in a 12g anyways?
 
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I’d say 2 to 3, depending on what species. Possibly four if they are all small gobies, which produce little to no waste.
Yeah honestly I would be happy with just a pair of clowns considering all I had in my 5g was a goby ;P
 
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I thought the reefcasa comes with a media basket? That's how he was advertising it on his videos at least

I feel like that was talked about in one of his videos. Mine didn't come with one though. Can't really complain about a free tank tho lol :rolling-on-the-floor-laughing: :rolling-on-the-floor-laughing:

Box came with the tank and return pump + nozzle.
 
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Oh lucky u! I live like maybe 40 mins from fragbox

I'm a first time reefer, currently researching and learning things... I saw the videos about their in house tanks and hope to get reviews from people about what they think about it and see if it good one or not

That's awesome you're close enough to Fragbox to visit! I definitely want to share my experiences with this tank considering how new it is and how few people have them so far. It does look really nice from the first unboxing. I love how clean it is. The back chamber also looks really nice. Has a really big area for a skimmer and then two areas for the return pump and drain. I'll be sure to update this thread as I start the tank up (Hopefully in the next few weeks or so). School just started for me so I probably won't have enough time to setup the tank just yet.
 

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That's awesome you're close enough to Fragbox to visit! I definitely want to share my experiences with this tank considering how new it is and how few people have them so far. It does look really nice from the first unboxing. I love how clean it is. The back chamber also looks really nice. Has a really big area for a skimmer and then two areas for the return pump and drain. I'll be sure to update this thread as I start the tank up (Hopefully in the next few weeks or so). School just started for me so I probably won't have enough time to setup the tank just yet.
Good forst impression so far on that tank..Looking forward to see your progress

I hope to find more studio 12 owners
 

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