EVOLUTION IM20

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So I sold my RED SEA 350 about 9months ago due to life and decided that a smaller tank was an option. Hard to stay away from the hobby.

Less maintenance, keeping it simple with doing a water change to handle the load which I don't think will be too demanding and staying AIO (for now). If water changes then kalkwasser don't keep up with the demand, I will buy a doser down the road.​

Equipment
Setup IM20 Peninsula​
Prestige LED/T5 hybrid. Only running 2 T5 bulbs - ATI Blue Plus in order to supplement the LEDs. 4 would be too much with no plans to go heavy on SPS.​
IM Ghost Skimmer​
InTank caddy with filter floss and going to run only chemipure blue to handle gfo and carbon​
Jebao SOW4​

Have phosguard on hand if I see signs of PO4 creeping up.


Livestock
Fish
Right now have a pair of TR Snowflakes clowns from Iconic​
Midas blenny​
Rainford Goby​
Inverts
Waiting for skunk cleaner shrimp​
looking for pencil urchin to help with the ULVA algae outbreak​

Corals
SPS​
Several monticaps - red, green, neon green​
Spongode​
ORA Green birdsnest​
Hollywood Stunner Chalice​
LPS​
ICONIC - Black Torch (Cristata)​
ICONIC - Dragon Soul Torch​
ICONIC - HOLY GRAIL HAMMER​
POTO - UC Cottom Candy Torch​
POTO - PURPLE DEATH TORCH​
POTO - Indo Bicolor Tip Torch​
Definitely want​
Aussie Gold Torch​
CC 21 Tails​
Pink, Orange, Splatter and pretty much any nice somewhat rare color hammer​
Zoas (always my favorite since I can grow them like weeds!)​
LILAC WINES​
BUTT MUNCHERS​
BLONDIE BLUE EYES​
RAINBOW INFUSION​
GLITTERBUGS​
Big shout out to Eric for the following:​
Bowties​
Speckled Krakatoa​
NYRA Neverbeast​
Latin Lovers​
Aztec Sundials​
JF BLOODSHOTS​
UTTER CHAOS​
Red Hornets​
Blue Hornets​
Rainbow Hornets​
Space Monsters​
SPIDERMAN OR SUPERMAN​
WWC Twizzlers​
JF Stargazers​
Gatorades​
Nirvana​
Electric oompa loompas​
Orange Oxides or Fruit Loops​
Unknown - Looks like Kedd Reds​
**Do not ask for frags. Only 1.5 month into build and I prefer to build up from frags. So until I get them to full colony sizes, will not be trading or selling. However, if you have a nice frag of something, good chance I may want it!​
Pictures will be coming sometime. Nothing too special to see until it grows out a bit more!
 
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Only thing I am dosing right now is Polyplab polyp booster and feeding LRS Reef Frenzy, Hiraki Mysis and reef roids.

Seeing growth on all the corals and looking happy with everything so far. New babies on a few of the zoas already!

I need more fish because I have been feeding slightly heavy with only 2 clowns. They don't take much to feed.
 

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Just a few pictures to start.

I will be buying mag rocks for floating effect on back wall.

Also, not pictured. Big purchase on a DRAGON SOUL TORCH.

Next month, will look to pick up a gold torch. Maybe go after CC 21 Tails from MS but sooo far away! And not trying to travel through NY while pandemic is ongoing.

Will look for crazy color hammers after. Pink, orange, etc.
 

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Against better judgement. PULLED THE TRIGGER.

New additions
Midas Blenny

Also bought a HOLY GRAIL HAMMER with a free frag of Hi-C Cyphaestrea. So a good buy.


**The midas blenny seemed chill at first. Now he hides and is a dick in a lot of ways. We'll see how he is in a few weeks. Can't believe I made sure I had the barnacle holes left open and specifically wanted for the midas to chill out in. Doesn't even use it.
 

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Updated my current list and waiting on another POTO purchase!

Thanks to ERIC for the insane deals and awesome zoas.
As always, big thanks to ICONIC Aquariums as well.


Reported changes

Huge ULVA algae spread
Went with total of 4 ATI Blue+ bulbs
changes in livestock
Went from IO to RCP - no shock on anything and went smooth. I did W/C with 1/2 RCP/IO then 2/3 and now on full on RCP.

Tank direction for coral list is going towards EUPHYLLIA + Zoa garden with some montis and cyphaetrea.

Next anticipated corals:

Aussie Gold
CC 21 Tails

Will pick up other color hammers after my torch collection settles.
 
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