Sobo's Fluval Evo

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  1. Sobo's Reef

    Sobo's Reef Well-Known Member NJRC Member

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    Hey everyone.. in the next week or so I'm hoping to purchase a Fluval Evo tank. I've watched numerous videos and seen pictures of these tanks and I just love the setup it has... it's nothing big at all but for someone like myself coming back into the hobby after so long, I feel it's the best move.. for now. I'll be updating this as I go along but for now i still don't even own the tank.. or know what kind of stand I'm gonna have for it either. I wanted to get a stand that will allow me to have a space for top off water underneath as I'm sure this tank will evaporate water like crazy. Maybe store a 10g underneath?

    Also tryna figure out if the ps1 skimmer that was made for it will be okay or if I should just go ahead and get the ps2 skimmer?

    As far as the lights go, I'm gonna stick it out with the stock lights and see what it can grow. Start out with soft corals and work my way up. For once I'm not trying to grow and sell corals, I just want a nice little tank that'll last me a long time with minimal problems so this build thread will be a very slow one.. atleast at first it will be.

    Stay tuned for more updates!!


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    Well that didn't take long, ordered the tank just now.. should be here on Sunday. Now to find a stand for it


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    lol one thing that never goes on sale seems like the lights - been watching for a year

    I have a Fluval M90
     
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    Sobo's Reef Well-Known Member NJRC Member

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    These are really nice looking. However, they only make an open look for the smaller tanks right now which I'd prefer a closed cabinet type. Also, they don't even have release dates for them yet! I wonder how much they're going to sell them for. They do look pretty sweet


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    [​IMG] it's here and man I'm actually pretty impressed with this setup!!! [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    The only issue I'm seeing(which isn't a big one) is that the back divider for the chambers is slightly crooked so the lid doesn't fit 100% [​IMG] all I really have to do is just shave a little off the lid and it should fit perfectly.


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    nice looking thank when I toyed with the idea of getting a nano I looked at these.
     
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    Sobo's Reef Well-Known Member NJRC Member

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    I can't wait to get this baby going!!


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    I can't decide on which skimmer to buy tho. I'm looking between both Fluval models made for the Evo tank. Only a few $ separates them so I'm kinda stumped. Ones rated for 10-20g tanks and the other is rated for up to 40g


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    I have the fluval ps1 on my fluval m60 24 gal tank..it works pretty good, I found that I have to take it out every few weeks and give it a good cleaning

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    You can have my used Fluval that came with M90 cheap


    And by cheap freeish - if you can use it lol
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    If its the size of my fluval ps1 rated for 45 gal..i think it may be too big for his/her tank

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    I think that's the one that most websites are "packaging" together with my tank so I may just go with that one.


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    Yeah I think it might be too. I upgraded to Tunze but really not sure I am getting much more results

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    Not that I'm gonna be filling the tank anytime soon since I still need to find a stand I like but when the time comes, I won't need the skimmer on right? It's been so long since I've cycled a tank lol


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  19. Russell Bennett

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    Yeah I don't think so

    Mine is in Oakland NJ collecting dust if you think it fits.

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    I just spent the past 25mins reading my old 150g thread, I miss that tank


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