Emarley’s Fluval M40

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Hello fellow reefers,

I’m now coming up to 6 months into the hobby and never got round to setting up a build thread so now I’m going to start a build/journal.
Originally, 6 months ago I set up a fluval evo 13.5, nice tank, but not the tank I wanted...However 2 months later, Father’s Day here in the UK, I was greeted with the tank I originally wanted, a Fluval M40 and stand (thank you kids and wife :) )
So over the next day set up the M40 and moved everything over from the evo.

Going to keep this intro short but update on a regular basis...

Here’s currently what I have...

Tank/Equipment

- Fluval M40 and stand
- AI prime hd
- Bubble Magus QQ1 skimmer
- Hydor koralia wavemaker
- AutoAqua MATO 200P ATO
- mix of Live Rock and Caribsea LifeRock
- Nature’s Ocean live aragonite sand 10lb

Livestock

Fish

1 Yellow Tail Damsel
1 Bicolour Blenny

Inverts

1 Cleaner Shrimp
2 Halloween Hermits
2 Mexican Hermits
2 Astrea Snails
1 Nassarius Snail
1 Cerith Snail

Coral

2 Plating Monti
1 Birds Nest
1 Birds of Paradise
1 Duncan
1 Hammer
1 Torch
1 GSP
1 Toadstool

Going to add a few photos (not the best, need to find out how to use my camera better) and will be updating on a regular basis.

Thanks for looking and hope you will follow me on my reef keeping journey...

Dom

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A few tank shots from today...

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Photo isn’t the best, this is the last fish I’m adding to this tank, my son has named him Stripes...

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Today is weekly water tests, here’s my readings,

Temp 78.3
Salinity 1.025
pH 8.15
Alk 8
Nitrate 5
Phosphate 0.03
Calcium 425
Magnesium 1275

My results have been really stable for the last two months :)
 
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Two new corals added today, candy cane and blasto frags.

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Decided to upgrade my wave maker today so picked up a Jecod SW 2. Never had a problem with the Hydor but wanted something controllable, first impressions are good plus it takes up less room in the tank.

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