3rd times the charm - 25 gallon IM lagoon downsize

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nice tank I am 90% sure I am getting one for my 2nd "project tank" it will be rock nem focused where did you get yours if I may ask?
I am between a 40br witch I have and this tank?
I fill wired not running a skimmer looks like you are doing a great job with out one tho :D

love the macro BTW so underrated in the hobby I had a 20L macro tank it was fun until it got way out of control haha
 
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The tank? Craigslist
The nems? Frag swaps and coral savers on Facebook.

I like the aio, 40 breeder has great dimensions though, I just needed something smaller.

I’ve been battling cyano the last few weeks, ive lost ground on a chalice or two and I’m not happy! I gave away some hermits and cut my macro back a lot. It was a mistake!

Done a few big water changes and sucked a lot of cyano, so I’m hoping I’m on the right side of things now. Fingers crossed!
 
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We, along with 3,000 otherslost power today for about 5 hours. I ran to the local petco to grab a battery powered air stone (thought their 2 hour estimate was a bit low, phew). Tank got down to 69! So far everything looks okay, fingers crossed.

how come you don't go diatom phase when u didn't cure rocks? awesome tank!
Not sure. I did use mature water from a friends tank. Perhaps that helped a bit?
 
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Hungry crazy clown!
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Angry sc dynamite. Hoping I can turn it around!
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Ahh no! An aptasia on the clams. Will need to scrape off next water change.
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Sometimes reefing sucks.

I lost two of the clams already. I tested all parameters and nothing seemed out of wack. Both started gaping and were gone within a day. I've been feeding heavier than normal (which is crazy since I already feed heavy!) so I'll need to back off a bit.

In other news, rest of tank is doing fairly well.

I've started dosing full strength kalk in my ATO since water changes with a little kalk in ATO wasn't enough to maintain parameters. I was having to dose alk daily and I'd rather have it automated. I also picked up a used Apex Lite and I'm learning how to use it!
 
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Was playing fort with the boys last night and got this picture. Wish I had a real camera for pictures! Wish I had done my rock work a little more minimally now, but there's always next tank ;)
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Oh my goodness reefflux worked amazing on byropsis I had all over the tank! I forgot how beautiful the tank was before I brought it in!

Blasto picture is for a local grow out competition. First one I’ve tried, fingers crossed!

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Did you know chalices have a soft edge?! I’ve seen it before on a different chalice in my tank. First time on this guy! (Before water change and during when water gets below it)

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