Jsknier's 13.5 Fluval EVO build

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Well this is a first for me in many ways so any and all constructive criticism is appreciated. This is my first nano, and first attempt at corals. However, not my first go at saltwater. I have previously had a 55g FOWLR and a 75g FOWLR. Both of those tanks are gone and starting over new.

So I have a Fluval EVO 13.5 AIO. Added the Fluval mini skimmer in chamber 1, the Fluval sea CP1 powered, and the Fluval M50 heater. I have not done any other upgrades to the equipment YET .

Current stock is:
- 2 1 Black Ice ocelaris clown fish
- 2 scarlet reef hermits
- 2 blue leg hermits
- 2 astrea snails
- 1 Emerald crab (I think he's still here)

"Random" corals from a LFS
- 2 different Zoa frags (ID'd as Promethians and Gatorades)
- whisker coral frag
- Dragon Soul Favia frag
- Honeybell Favia frag
- random mushroom

Corals from reputable online auction retailer
- Alien Anti-venom Favia
- Superman Montipora
- multi headed Duncan
- assorted zoa colony rock (Dragon eyes and "idk")
- Japanese deep water acan
- JF Jack-o-lantern lepto

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It looks like you are off to a good start!!! Do you have an ATO? Good luck on your adventure!
 

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Well this is a first for me in many ways so any and all constructive criticism is appreciated. This is my first nano, and first attempt at corals. However, not my first go at saltwater. I have previously had a 55g FOWLR and a 75g FOWLR. Both of those tanks are gone and starting over new.

So I have a Fluval EVO 13.5 AIO. Added the Fluval mini skimmer in chamber 1, the Fluval sea CP1 powered, and the Fluval M50 heater. I have not done any other upgrades to the equipment YET .

Current stock is:
- 2 1 Black Ice ocelaris clown fish
- 2 scarlet reef hermits
- 2 blue leg hermits
- 2 astrea snails
- 1 Emerald crab (I think he's still here)

"Random" corals from a LFS
- 2 different Zoa frags
- whisker coral frag
- Dragon Soul Favia frag
- Honeybell Favia frag
- random mushroom

Corals from reputable online auction retailer
- Alien Anti-venom Favia
- Superman Montipora
- multi headed Duncan
- assorted zoa colony rock
- Japanese deep water acan
- JF Jack-o-lantern lepto

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Very nice good job I’ll take lessons
 
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If you decide to upgrade your light, but want to keep the canopy, have a look at these two posts from when I did it. The new light is not as good as ones you would mount above the tank with no lid, but I am glad I got it.

- Fluval light post 1

- Fluval light post 2
Thanks, I think I found your posts before when I was searching for light options. I was thinking of getting an AI prime but kinda want to keep the lid (I live above a lawn equipment repair place and my apartment gets fairly dusty somehow)
 
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Hello! Nice start on the tank, corals look good! Are you aware of the dragonets dietary needs?
Thank you and yes I am aware. I have a rather large amount of pods in my tank right now which is the only reason I decided to get the dragonet. I also know they can be pigs and go thru them very quick.
 
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