I don't know if you're going to find a 100watt that will fit back there. Maybe a titanium one since you're gonna have the ink bird.This thread is great! I rescued an EVO V that someone was literally about to trash, and have been working over the past 7ish weeks to get it in better shape- and this is my first foray into saltwater!
I am based in Minnesota, and the tank currently resides in my work from home space which is basically a heated garage/shed type space. It has heat and is insulated, but can get as low as 60 degrees ambient inside during the winter. With that in mind I am hoping to upgrade my heater before the snow flies. I am currently using a 50w aqueon. I just purchased the inkbird. It sounds like you did a heater swap- what heater did you end up using? I was having a bit of a hard time finding something that would fit in the back and was leaning towards just putting an aqueon 100w back there?
This was a great read and I will be following along
LIGHTING UPGRADE COMING SOON!!!
I'm planning on replacing the stock power supply with this one from meanwell. I'm really really trying to keep the super compact and streamlined approach.
I'm aware there is "better lighting" out there but being able to have a super low profile light with very little to no light spill is crucial to this build.
Use some probiotics (microbacter 7) and clean sand to avoid persistent cyano issues. Otherwise it will be on and off for the first year,