Fluval Evo 13.5 Upgrades List

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Hi to all!

Can we start a master list of Fluval EVO upgrades? I've picked up a few pieces and need help, before I start working on my Fluval.

So far:
Intank Chamber basket
3D Reefer Chamber basket
Hydor Koralia Nano circ Pump
SIcce 1.0 pump
VCA rfg
FijiCube medium HOB refugium
I picked up the Hanna bulk testing kit as well.

What else do you folks recommend? These are tricky...I want to do it right and keep my tank mate safe, but it's easy to over do it and defeat the purpose. I'm planning on Caribsea Life Rock/live rock fish only setup.

Thanks all, be safe and happy reefing!
 
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I run AI prime 16hd for lighting. Chamber 1 houses my mechanical filtration and my uv sterilizer. Chamber 2 dubs as my refugium with an innovative marine 9w chaetomax light, and chamber 3 has the stock return pump and my heater, some chemi-pure blue and purigen. In tank, I have an Aqamai KPS powerhead for flow and just recently added a kamoer X1 pro to dose all for reef. I use a duetto dual sensor ATO for my auto top-off. It’s simple but it’s been pretty successful except for a couple of learning curves here n there. This month marks my one year anniversary since start-up.
 

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That's a great deal of equipment for a fish-only tank. What exactly are you going to keep in it?

My Evos are mixed reef tanks with just the stock lighting. Primes are very nice, but I'm not sure why you'd need one just to illuminate the fish. Personally, I'd focus just on the Sicce, chamber basket -- and a nice protein skimmer if you're setting up a nano predator tank or anticipate a heavy biolad.
 

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Here's my Evo 13.5. no upgrades! Keeping it simple and everyone is happy.
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Here's my Evo 13.5. no upgrades! Keeping it simple and everyone is happy.
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Same here, I keep everything stock, been running for three years now. I added the fluval protein skimmer because i feed heavy. Other than that I run the lights on a mechanical timer, Ive used other tanks and other lights (kessils, AI prime, Chinese box, Etc) and I feel that the stock lights on the evo are awesome, more than enough to keep softies and LPS, never had any high demand SPS though.
 
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