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sphilli40
06/06/2017, 07:12 PM
Let try this post again since I figured out the whole picture insert thing.



Moved to Columbus, Ohio about a year and a half ago. Decided to start another tank.



Purchased the 13.5 gal Fluval Evo Nano. In the picture I have 10 lbs of live sand. I just put another 10lbs in about an hour ago. So far, 6 lbs of live rock, I am planning on putting more live rock in but I want to be more selective on the the next couple pounds of live rock to build out the aquascape. I have 4 blue legged hermit crabs and 2 astrea snails.



I have an RO/DI filtration system, refractometer, tds 4 meter coming tomorrow. I learned the hard way with lifting three 5 gal buckets and pouring the water from the lfs. At the moment, I have a messed up LOL



Does any one know how hard it is to install the RO/DI filter?



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sphilli40
06/07/2017, 07:40 PM
Went to a lfs that I've never been to before. Picked up a few zoa frags.



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Found a hitchhiker from the live rock... Can't get a better pic of it. If I see it again I'll post it.



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York1
06/08/2017, 01:13 PM
I have mine mounted to the wall in the wash room. Water is supplied by cold water line under the sink and the waste goes down the sink drain. Some don't permanently mount their systems It all depends on your situation

sphilli40
06/08/2017, 01:46 PM
I refinished the basement last year and have this set up in like a "tv room" there's a full bathroom down there I was trying to figure out how to install to the sinks water I'm definitely not very good with plumbing


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sphilli40
06/09/2017, 09:04 PM
Added another couple pounds of live rock up to around 8 lbs and a Mexican turbo snail.

My ro/di filter came today. I'm going to attempt to install it. Wish me luck lol


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sphilli40
06/09/2017, 09:40 PM
It was fairly easy !!! I bought an ice machine fitting for the refrigerator and it was really simply ..... no leaks and it's producing 0 water on the tds meter


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sphilli40
06/09/2017, 11:04 PM
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This is the fitting I bought at Lowe's ...... works great just made about 4 gallons of rodi water


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sphilli40
06/23/2017, 10:59 PM
Upgraded the pump in the back to a 600 gph .... placed some poly fiber in the first chamber .... amazed at the surface crap that has been removed ... I'm thinking I should changed the poly fiber tomorrow ... what do you guys think ?


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sphilli40
06/26/2017, 07:17 PM
Updated pics

I've added a peppermint shrimp and a royal gramma.....the fish is camera shy at the moment
And a ricordea
I've never had a ricordea hopefully it will be an awesome addition. The lfs stated placing the ricordea on the sand bed but I've read on this forum that some attaches them to rocks. And benefit to attaching to rocks ?



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Devaji108
06/29/2017, 07:05 PM
nice lil tank. be carfeul not to move to fast tho. even with the LR there should be a cycle. I would watch your ammonia and Po4 levels closely and have some fresh RODO water on hand just in case you need to do a water change.

whats the lighting? I do like small tanks they can be fun. always a bigger the better guy but then I started a lil 20gal nano I am enjoying now I see why ppl do nanos. :D

keep us posted

sphilli40
07/01/2017, 10:38 PM
nice lil tank. be carfeul not to move to fast tho. even with the LR there should be a cycle. I would watch your ammonia and Po4 levels closely and have some fresh RODO water on hand just in case you need to do a water change.

whats the lighting? I do like small tanks they can be fun. always a bigger the better guy but then I started a lil 20gal nano I am enjoying now I see why ppl do nanos. :D

keep us posted



The light is the stock lighting that came with the tank. I just added led blue strip because I didn't like how white the stock lighting is ... I'm planning on a new light fixture down the road.


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sphilli40
07/01/2017, 10:40 PM
New pictures

These are iPhone pics .... the tank is not that blue on the full tank shot

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kichimark
07/04/2017, 12:08 PM
What type of light strip did you add?

sphilli40
07/04/2017, 03:10 PM
What type of light strip did you add?


LEDENET SMD5730 Super Bright Blue Aquarium LED Strip Lights - Waterproof Aluminum Lighting - Cabinet LED Bar Lamp 12V DC (Blue, 30cm Long)

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sphilli40
07/09/2017, 12:31 AM
I have some babies lol

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sphilli40
07/11/2017, 05:01 PM
And more babies


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owlbear
07/14/2017, 06:28 PM
what pump did you upgrade to? and did it fit in the chamber or did you have to make modifications to get it to fit?

sphilli40
07/20/2017, 02:08 PM
what pump did you upgrade to? and did it fit in the chamber or did you have to make modifications to get it to fit?



Marineland 600 no mods were done


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sphilli40
07/20/2017, 02:09 PM
New growth and some new corals



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sphilli40
07/24/2017, 04:54 PM
Upgraded lighting
I should have taken all the junk off around the aquarium before I took the pic


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Devaji108
07/24/2017, 06:50 PM
be careful with that light and dont over power your corals.
IMHO that light is just to bulk for your nice lil system. but that just me :) what the hell do I know... was the light you had not working for you? was there a heat issue with the canopy?

MikesReef83
07/25/2017, 04:18 AM
Just add a Kessel like mine. Helps clear it up.
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BUFsabres
08/19/2017, 11:20 AM
how is the tank going? I am too in Columbus an just purchased the Fluval 13.5. Getting ready to start the cycle on Sunday.

RawDawgRod
12/10/2017, 05:23 PM
The light is the stock lighting that came with the tank. I just added led blue strip because I didn't like how white the stock lighting is ... I'm planning on a new light fixture down the road.


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What blue led strip did you buy and where? I just bought an evo 13.5 also