First 30 g reef tank

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Hello!

I started the tank in June 2020, first reef tank for me, it's a juwel rio 30g.

It has the following equipment:
- built in filter area with heater, return pump and space for media
- Tunze 9004 DC skimmer
- Tunze ATO 5017
- koralia pump
- 2 x AI prime 16 HD


I have four fish from newest to oldest:
- lownmower blenny
- sixline wrasse
- bicolor dottyback
- oscellaris clown

I moved the rocks around to diminish the aggressivity when I introduced the sixline and after that again for the lownmower.

Still trying to have stable parameters.
Last full measurememt gave the following (03/01/2021):

KH 9.3 dKH
Ca 420 ppm
Mg 1350 ppm
PO4 0.1 ppm
NO3 10-25
Temp 25°C
Salinity ok
PH 8.5 - 8.7 ( need to recalibrate probe)

I have some algae, ciano and dino going on. I'll need to figure a way once I know how to influence my water parameters.

I keep up the cleaning with a weekly 5g WC.


Here is a near FTS. On the other side I still need to finish the aquascape.

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Thanks reef_ninja !

Here is a close up of the first micromussa lordhowensis I got.

Just lost a head due to my camel shrimp (Rhynchocinetes uritai) he is now in isolation. He ate through nearly 3 heads of caulastrea and a piece of favia before I was able to identify he was the one going wild on the corals.
 

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Close up of the seriatopora caliendrum.
It has a nice fluffy aspect but hasn't grown much yet.
I just moved it to the top so it gets more light after noticing the lower part loosing polyps. In white on the bottom left of the photo.

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Yesterday I added some copepods and rotifers to the tank to increase the biodiversity and hopefully diminish the quantity of cyano and dino bacteria. Lets see.
 
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Good news is parameters have stabilized. Bad news is the blenny didnt make it. I tried all sorts of food by he kept on getting slimer.
 
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I am battling cyanobacteria. I have had some for the past few months. I am spacing out the WC to see if there is an effect. Other than having the parameters stable i blast it roughly every two days.

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I got this gorgeous chalice frag at the LFS, not sure what it is though, echinophyllia aspera, echinopora ?
 

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