Evolve 8

North York, ON
Volume 8 Gallons
Make Evolve
Model 8
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Measurements

Salinity
8.1
pH
Ammonia
Nitrite
Nitrate
Temperature
420
Calcium
9.1
Alkalinity
Phosphate

Inhabitants

2 Fish

2 Ocellaris Clownfish Amphiprion ocellaris

4 Corals

Assorted Zoas Zoanthus sp.
Blastomussa Coral Blastomussa merleti
Ricordea Mushroom Ricordea yuma

8 Invertebrate

Bristle Worm Polychaete sp
4 Brittle Sea Star Ophiomastix annulosa
Cerith Snail Cerithium sp.
Nassarius Snail Nassarius sp.
Turbo Snail Turbo fluctuosa

1 Plant

Chaetomorpha Chaetomorpha sp.

Equipment

Aquarium
Evolve 8
AutoTopOff
Lighting
underwater lighting
Media
Live Rock
Powerhead
Refractometer
Floating hydrometer
refractometer
Substrate
Other
5 gallon water jug
Acrylic Maintenance

On average you perform a 16.7% water change every 7 days.

0% total water change in August.

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Had a problem with the Tunze Osmolator - either the pump or the float sensor doesnt work. Already emailed Tunze.

http://youtu.be/_u9gcvfYA-A
This is my first saltwater tank using Evolve 8 - started on August 2, 2014

Filter - live rock and live sand - I have the stock filter at the back at the moment, but I'll remove it later a

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Inspiration & Goals

My goal is the be able to get an aquarium up and running with minimal cost and with low maintenance. After reading through a lot of posts, I noticed that there is an overwhelming amount of equipment available for the hobby - more powerful lights, protein skimmers, bigger power heads, wave makers, auto-top off systems, chemical filtration, etc., which all costs $$$. For my tank, I'll stick to the "more biology, less technology" thinking which I read somewhere. This should reduce the cost of keeping the tank.