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Bit of a tank update. I decided to go nuclear on the cyno... after raising nitrates and phosphates, it would waste away a bit then come back. I was not liking the yo-yo effect as I know they were consuming the nutrients I was dosing. The cyno also decided to cover some of my corals. So chemiclean time.

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Worked amazingly, although skimmer not quite back to normal yet. Also added some carbon to help eliminate whatever might be left. I'm keeping a close eye on the nitrates and phosphates as I don't want those to zero out again. Might get the dreaded dinos. Time will tell.

The funny or sad thing is, after I started dosing, I noticed I finally started getting some coraline algae and now I know this is all because my nitrates and phosphates were too low. I never imagined I would have too much nutrient export.

Also added a midas blenny and algae blenny. (I know, I don't need a algae blenny with no algae but the wife likes how he perches on the rocks.)
 

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What are you dosing out of curiosity ?
Nitrate - NeoNitro
Phosphate - NeoPhos
Alk, Cal, Mg - BRS 2 part


The alk, cal, mag has been very minimal as I just don't have very much demand on those yet.

Tank is ~125
Still working out the nitrate and phosphate.

Nitrate:
Was dosing 20 ml/day and seeing very minimal gains. Finally got it to ~6 ppm so going to try and hold it there. I'm testing 5 ml a day.

Phosphate:
Was dosing 5 ml/day and saw some gain. Stopped a few days and it bottomed out. My guess is my rock is soaking it up.
I'm at about ~.03ppm so I'm going to try and hold it steady there. Hoping 2.5ml will do it.
 

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Nitrate - NeoNitro
Phosphate - NeoPhos
Alk, Cal, Mg - BRS 2 part


The alk, cal, mag has been very minimal as I just don't have very much demand on those yet.

Tank is ~125
Still working out the nitrate and phosphate.

Nitrate:
Was dosing 20 ml/day and seeing very minimal gains. Finally got it to ~6 ppm so going to try and hold it there. I'm testing 5 ml a day.

Phosphate:
Was dosing 5 ml/day and saw some gain. Stopped a few days and it bottomed out. My guess is my rock is soaking it up.
I'm at about ~.03ppm so I'm going to try and hold it steady there. Hoping 2.5ml will do it.
Nice. I recently started dosing NeoNitro as well. I never thought I’d ever have to dose nitrates haha.
 
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Ended up snagging the AquaMaxx 22. Not sure on location yet but this will be home to the yellow tang for a bit while it finishes quarantine. I might end up making it my coral tank. The footprint is a lot nicer than the cube 20.
 

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No. It’s in copper right now in a separate tank. The most ill dose in this tank is general cure.
Gotcha just wanted to make sure you weren’t going to make a mistake if you wanted coral later lol
 
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Well, I'm horrible at documenting everything I've done. I think a camera crew would have to follow me around as I do stuff here and there all day lol. I have the tank/system running and heating up :) There is a dedicated apex tablet next to the tank. 4 leak sensors installed around the tanks and sump. I have 8 fish in qt in 3 seperate tanks. Also going to be finishing my stand, canopy and I'm sure plenty of other stuff lol. Here's some pics!
 

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Added a few new Acros (*=new):
Bottom left: TGC Cherry Bomb*
Top: Walt Disney, JF Homewrecker*, SCOP*, Jawdropper*, JF Solar Flare
Top Back: Unamed, PC Rainbow (kind of hidden behind HW), WWC Yellow Tip
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Also have a bucket of rock curing, going to fill in the back-middle/right side a bit for more coral room. The mirror window tint on the left is to reduce some aggression between my potter angel and tomini tang.

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Canopy test with one light. Wire won't be visble. Canopy will be a little lower & stand still not finished but getting there :) One of these days I'll update my build thread lol

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