Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Nano Reefs
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 04-10-2021, 02:42 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
texas72's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 14
Advice for a Noob. Evo 13.5

Okay, here goes. A little background, I'm a experienced fish keeper for well over a decade but, only freshwater until now. Well versed in the nitrogen cycle etc. I recently bought a new Fluval Evo 13.5 to try out saltwater. At the place I bought it, they offered me a Fluval mini skimmer for an extra $20. My question is, if I run the skimmer in the first chamber, an InTank media basket in the second chamber, where or how will the water be mechanically filtered? Thanks in advance for any help. This will be my first question of many.

texas72 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2021, 06:26 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
bribo12's Avatar

Tank of the Month Award
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Maryland
Posts: 9,729
Skip the skimmer. In that small of a tank you donít need one and I highly doubt a $20 one will do anything anyway. Iíd just have live rock and sand and maybe carbon if needed. I run a filter sock on my nuvo 20 but it comes with the system. I also run marine blocks that act as biological filtration. Other than that itís just live rock and sand.
20 Gallon SPS reef
29 Gallon FW "fat catfish" tank
20 Gallon Long Dart Frogs "Zig" and "Zag"
bribo12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2021, 09:20 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
BigRedsReefs10's Avatar

POTM Champion
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 5,093
Honestly the only filtration youíll need long term on a nano is water changes and the flow in the system. Iíd skip adding any coral or anything else to the rear chambers, floss is ok though. Just manually remove the clamp with your water changes and once you get everything in the normal ranges 20% or so weekly water changes is all youíll need.
BigRedsReefs10 is offline   Reply With Quote

advice, noob

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hydor Koralia Evo 750 JimmyG General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 8 10-12-2012 09:18 PM
Koralia Evo's jbadd99 General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 1 03-12-2010 07:01 AM
[noob] I want a salty tank [/noob] jonjoyner83 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 10 01-09-2007 09:03 PM
Noob 2 this site, not a noob 2 fish keeping Lucas Member Introductions 5 02-21-2006 05:30 AM

» Photo Contest Winners

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:57 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.