MJSzos' Fluval Evo 13.5 Mixed Reef

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Hi all! Relatively new member to the forum, though I've been lurking around since I started the hobby. This tank was started in February '21 as my first foray into saltwater fish keeping. The amount that I've learned from R2R is staggering and has helped me see the success that I have so far! I'll be updating this as time goes on, hopefully with the plan to move to a 50+Gal tank and reallocate the Evo as a QT.

I recently (this past weekend) moved the tank from one side of the room off of my desk to a dedicated stand as I'd been battling a GHA issue that I believe was being compounded by the light. I have black vinyl on the back of the tank to minimize it, but I've been fighting against it. Bit the bullet and hoping this will help! Next steps are to monitor it for the next month or so to make sure my parameters stay consistent. No additional fish are going to be added as I don't want to increase my bioload, but I'll likely pick up some new frags once I'm confident it's a safe environment.

Specs:

Tank: Fluval Evo 13.5
Light: Red Sea 50
Pump: Sicce Micra
Wavemaker: Sicce Voyager Nano
Filter: Sponge w/ Carbon, Chemipure Blue, Biopellets

Livestock:

2x Oscellaris Clowns
1x Six Line Wrasse
1x Cleaner Shrimp
6x Blue Leg Hermits
2x Nassarius Snails
1x Turbo snail

1x Rainbow Ricordia
1x Torch
1x Galaxea (allegedly?)
1x Duncan
1x Hammer
1x Daisy Polyp
1x GSP

Feeding/Dosing Schedule:

I alternate Frozen Mysis and Pellets (PE Pellets) daily. I feed only once per day.
I started spot feeding the corals zooplankton a few weeks ago right about an hour before my water changes.
Dosing SeaChem Reef Fusion 1/2 once a week, but need to track my params more to see if that's enough.
Dosing Vibrant 2x a month @ half dose.

Maintenance:

30% weekly water change
Daily glass scraping
Weekly parameter testing

Thanks for taking a peek! Would love your thoughts.

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Build updates:

I have purchased and installed both of the InTank Media Baskets for Chamber 1 and 2. Filtration is now as follows:

Chamber 1: Floss -> Floss -> Bioballs (arriving today)
Chamber 2: Carbon -> ChemiPure Blue -> Bioballs
Chamber 3: Heater & Pump

I also purchased a few frags yesterday, but in my excitement I actually have no idea what I got.
 

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Unfortunately had a death yesterday, lost an oscellaris clown and I’m still having trouble wrapping my head around what had happened. Seems like it may go undiagnosed. I started a thread about it in case anybody would like to check it out or has any ideas.

 
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