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Hi, welcome to my journey

This is my Fluval flex 32 gal tank. First I wanted and was looking at the big cube 29 but as I was searching endlessly different nano tanks I was so close of buying the cube. But I went to my local fish stores which I try not to go back they told me that tank sucks and it has so many problems. So me being new to the hobby I went and got the fluval flex.

First I did the Dr times and ammonia to start my tank with no fish. And my ammonia didn't move up at all for some reason and I got the bacteria7 and that help get me start on my cycle. While doing my cycle. I had the itch to purchase a fish and I had bought two clown fish which I still have. One is a snowflake and one is a Wyoming white but I think the snowflake could be a different but who knows. I ran in a little pickle I wanted my clowns to be happy and I thought they need a anemone but my tank was only a month old and I did my research and people say wait until 6-12 months to get one. So I waited and I need crabs, and snails for the tank. I asks the owner of the store, which I won't name the store just bc I don't know if they meant to do this but I ask them if I could have a anemone in my tank and here my water. Which everything was good but high nitrates which I'm still am fighting off right now. The owner said it's okay and the clown will love it. No worry at all....

Fast forward couples weeks later I noticed it's mouth opening up and it starts to get smaller. So I lost the anemone and I was heartbroken.
Anyways I would like to share that part in my journey just because I think you need to tell people to listen to your gut and research and don't let
anyone tell you that it's okay to buy something.
Do the research and stick with it.
More posts come! Thank you

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Some upgrades I have and plans.
I have purchased:
jabeo doser
Coralife Biocube Protein Skimmer ( plan on upgrading)
Jbj nano uv
Jabeo wave maker sow ( plan on upgrading )
Red sea die screen lid ( you will see why in my plans )

Here's my Plans:
I want to upgrade my return pump to sicce
Take the hood off and replace the hood with a screen top
X2 Ai 16hd prime with 12inch mounts
I need a ato ( any situations for a aio )
I also want a hang refugium ( any situations?)
I want nero 3 or 5 times 2
I want the ice k1 skimmer
 

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Some upgrades I have and plans.
I have purchased:
jabeo doser
Coralife Biocube Protein Skimmer ( plan on upgrading)
Jbj nano uv
Jabeo wave maker sow ( plan on upgrading )
Red sea die screen lid ( you will see why in my plans )

Here's my Plans:
I want to upgrade my return pump to sicce
Take the hood off and replace the hood with a screen top
X2 Ai 16hd prime with 12inch mounts
I need a ato ( any situations for a aio )
I also want a hang refugium ( any situations?)
I want nero 3 or 5 times 2
I want the ice k1 skimmer
Check out the CPR aquatics aquafuge2. I got a refurbed one on ebay. I did have to replace the pump to get better flow, but I love everything else about it. Fiji cube also has a hob fuge and it looks pretty good.

Here is a cpr on a fluval flex: https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/flex-32-5-for-homeschool.858374/#post-9382677
 
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Looking good! What made you decide to put the AI goosenecks on the side vs the rear? Was there something in the way? I'm not familiar with the Flex 32.

Are you planning on making the screen top or buying one? If you're looking to buy one, I would recommend @Kraken Reef . You can find your specific model here. You can also sketch out some custom cutouts for them to make.

For an ATO, I picked up a Tunze 3155, which has worked great for me. Others may also have some recommendations.
 

Do you have a build thread or tank journal here on R2R?

  • YES and I keep it updated

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  • YES but I don't keep it updated

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  • NO but I want to create one

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  • NO not interested in starting a build thread or journal

    Votes: 26 8.9%
  • Other (please explain)

    Votes: 10 3.4%
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