New to saltwater tank, starting with Fluval Evo 13.5. Thoughts on this setup?

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What do you have stocked in there. I see 2 clowns and a royal gramma? I'm just getting the same tank set up myself and want something really similar.

Yes I have 2 Mocha Storm Clownfish, 1 royal gramma, 1 lawnmower blenny, 1 cleaner shrimp and some CUCs. If i have to decide again, I’ll drop the royal gramma just coz it don’t get along with my clownfishes. I’d prolly get a goby piston shrimp combo.
 
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Yes I have 2 Mocha Storm Clownfish, 1 royal gramma, 1 lawnmower blenny, 1 cleaner shrimp and some CUCs. If i have to decide again, I’ll drop the royal gramma just coz it don’t get along with my clownfishes. I’d prolly get a goby piston shrimp combo.
Amazing, I am very tempted to do something similar, pretty much just a tailspot blenny instead of lawnmower. You find they all fit in there well and its not too much on the bioload?
 

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Amazing, I am very tempted to do something similar, pretty much just a tailspot blenny instead of lawnmower. You find they all fit in there well and its not too much on the bioload?
I have a pair of Orange Storm clowns, a tailspot blenny, and a yellow watchman goby and Randall’s pistol shrimp pair (plus a bunch of other inverts) in my 13.5 EVO. Everyone is peaceful and the bioload is very manageable (no skimmer just weekly 20% water changes). That said, I wouldn’t add anything else and without the water changes, I’d be a little concerned about the bioload.
 
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I have a pair of Orange Storm clowns, a tailspot blenny, and a yellow watchman goby and Randall’s pistol shrimp pair (plus a bunch of other inverts) in my 13.5 EVO. Everyone is peaceful and the bioload is very manageable (no skimmer just weekly 20% water changes). That said, I wouldn’t add anything else and without the water changes, I’d be a little concerned about the bioload.
Wow ok, that’s great to hear. I wanted that exact stocking pretty much but thought I would have to pick and choose between them
 

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you’ll need a new lid if you’re running ai prime. the only changes i’ve made to mine were adding a filter sock to chamber 1 (activated carbon and gfo) and adding a protein skimmer (i carbon dose). i would recommend upgrading stock lights if you want sps or any high preference light coral :)
Im looking for a sock upgrade for this tank, which attachment did you use?
 
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I’ll be going on a 1 week trip, so I went ahead and purchased me an autofeeder. I hope this works. Also have a wifi camera to monitor the tank and I’ll have a friend come by every now and then to check the tank. Wish me luck!
 

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I’ll be going on a 1 week trip, so I went ahead and purchased me an autofeeder. I hope this works. Also have a wifi camera to monitor the tank and I’ll have a friend come by every now and then to check the tank. Wish me luck!
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I didn’t do a sock upgrade. I bought 3dOcean Media basket. I made chamber one just filter floss and a refugium. then filter medias on 2nd chamber.
I’ve had floss the past which tended to clog easily and the ato in the return chamber would kick on overflowing the tank. I guess replacing it frequently would be the solution…
 

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I’ll be going on a 1 week trip, so I went ahead and purchased me an autofeeder. I hope this works. Also have a wifi camera to monitor the tank and I’ll have a friend come by every now and then to check the tank. Wish me luck!
I love these Evo tanks! My first nano was the exact same tank and it’s a solid setup!
 

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Im looking for a sock upgrade for this tank, which attachment did you use?
The Innovative Marine desktop sock would probably work. I bought the desktop sized UV sterilizer for my Evo 13.5 and it fit in the overflow chamber without me having to rig anything. Here’s a pic but I’m not sure of the exact dimensions of the plastic frame.
 

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I would say your on the right track. I also have the EVO 13.5 tank and will say its a great tank for those that can keep their saltwater addiction to a smaller scale. One thing I will mention is the Sicce 1.0 with the Hygger is going to make waves in the tank. I had to go with the Sicce .5 and dial back the power setting on the Hygger so it wasn't a tornado in there. Also, placement of the Hygger is key to get a nice reciprocating action in the tank.
The Hygger wavemaker is awesome - where do you place your's? I have it set to 40%, which I think is ample.
 

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The Hygger wavemaker is awesome - where do you place your's? I have it set to 40%, which I think is ample.
Love my hygger wm is awesome. Mine is centered on the bad wall. up high.
Keep it at 40%. Use a eheim compact 1000 as my return. One head fires into the hyggers flow
 
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