First Saltwater Tank!! Fluval 13.5

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Looks great! One of my friends just got one of these for her kitchen counter and I think it is stunning. I am now on the look to replace my 29 gallon biocube with something similar.

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Thanks!
Glad to see you love this design too! The only problem I’ve found so far is that the top of the led light gets HOT! I don’t think it is much a problem though, just don’t leave your hand there! :)
 

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Thanks! My current plan involves an ocellaris clownfish, (maybe) a peaceful damsel, a fire fish, and a neon goby to clean any parasites. For crustaceans I’m planning an emerald crab and a typical clean up crew (hermits, turbo snails, etc.) For coral I am 100% set on getting a pulsing Xenia coral, I just love everything about them!
I mostly am looking to have fun with this, but not overwhelm myself either. I’ve kept many freshwater tanks that crashed (usually because of a puffer), so I’m definitely looking to do everything right!
Welcome to the addiction. It grows fast lol. I started with a Fluval Evo 13.5 and it is still one of my favorites. I now have 5 saltwater tanks and working on number 6 lol. I have almost exactly the same livestock in my evo, minus the damsel fish but add a watchman goby and tailspot blenny. People say there is no such thing as a peaceful damsel. Watch out on the xenia. I had some on a small rock seperate from all the rest and it still spread.
 
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Welcome to the addiction. It grows fast lol. I started with a Fluval Evo 13.5 and it is still one of my favorites. I now have 5 saltwater tanks and working on number 6 lol. I have almost exactly the same livestock in my evo, minus the damsel fish but add a watchman goby and tailspot blenny. People say there is no such thing as a peaceful damsel. Watch out on the xenia. I had some on a small rock seperate from all the rest and it still spread.
I’ve heard that Xenia spreads really fast, but I just love the pulsing look on them, so wouldn’t really mind it taking over as a centerpiece coral. If I go with the yellowtail damsel, I’ll try some methods to suppress its aggression. I love your stocking ideas!
for the damsel, I’ve seen many Fluval Evo setups in which a yellowtail damsel was in there, and, much like cichlids (from what I can tell), aggression can be personality dependent.
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After years and years of freshwater, time to move on to saltwater! I’ve just filled my Fluval 13.5 with sand and water! I look forward to the advice I’ll get from this forum, which I will certainly need plenty of! So far, after a day of the tank being filled, things are going well! I look forward to giving many updates on my tank!
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Your going to love it.. take your time !!

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