1st Reef Tank

donutmanstan

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Hello all, I'm getting super super bored being in quarantine and wanted to ask some questions/ show off my first reef tank since nobody in my household seems to care haha. I went with a fluval evo 13.5 because of the modern style and perfect size. I upgraded the lights to an AI Prime 16hd, return pump to a Sicce 1.0, plugged the hole in the second chamber, and the 1st chamber In-Tank media basket. I went with a Jebao pp-4 for a powerhead and a 75w Eheim jaeger heater with an Inkbird controller set at 78 Degrees Fahrenheit. I also went with an Autoaqua smart for an ATO. For filtration, i'm running this 2 layer mesh pad, then chemi-pure blue and then some fluval bio balls in the first chamber, and then lots of Marine- pure bio balls in the second chamber. Third chamber is for heater and ATO sensor and so on. I started this tank January 3rd of this year. I added fish after 2 months. I had one dyno outbreak, but i like to think it's gone now:oops:. I have some brown hair algae now which doesn't bother me too much. I have no protein skimmer or refugium on this tank. If you have any questions, ask because I don't have anything else to do! Any tips/ suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

Livestock:
2 clownfish
1 cleaner shrimp
1 turbo snail
1 nass snail
3 small hermit crabs
Coral:
4x Zoas(not sure what they are) if someone could help ID
1 Green Bird's nest
1 Riccordia (unknown)
1 GSP on back wall
1 neon tipped torch coming
1 green acro (free test frag. It's turning kinda brownish)

Maintenance:
1 water change every 2 weeks
change filter pad twice a week

Feeding:
For fish: 2 times a day, flakes/pellets and frozen mysis
For coral: polyp booster and broadcast feed reef roids twice a week

Questions:
Why do i have tons of little spirobid worms? I know they are harmless but there are thousands. All over the rock and in some spots they're piled up.
I have flatworms, but they're not obnoxious. Should i still buy flatworm exit?
I also have lots of feather that dusters pop up. What does this mean?

Here are some Pictures
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dope zoa.JPG

mystery zoa.JPG

mystery 2 zoa.JPG

ricordia.JPG

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