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  1. ReefMeUpScotty

    ReefMeUpScotty Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Hi everybody,

    I want to start off by saying thank you to all you members for the knowledge I’ve gained from utilizing this forum the past few months while getting my tank up and running. Now, on to my tank!

    I have a Biocube (32 gallon) that’s been set up since the end of October. I have around 20-25lbs of Real Reef Rock, 20lbs of live sand, minus the bit of sand that’s been removed during cleaning to clear up the red and green slime building up on the sand. Here’s a list of changes/upgrades I’ve made:

    - Removed the hood due to high temp and condensation
    - Added a 1/4” clear nylon net top
    - Current USA Marine LED’s and upgrading to the Current USA IC LED’s for the added power and colors. The LOOP system is a bonus I’ve yet to decide if I’ll utilize.
    - Hydor Aqamai wave maker. It’s a beast for how small it is and WiFi is a nice feature and so are the presets in the app.
    - Hydor Koralia 3rd gen (1350gph)
    - InTank media basket (running carbon/ammonia removing blend, seachems matrix rocks, purigen, floss and sponge and waiting for seachems seagel to arrive)
    - Coralife UV filter V2 5watt (first bulb burned out after a day and Coralife is sending a free replacement)
    - Coralife protein skimmer (not my favorite but it works)
    - Heater

    That’s about all the equipment I’ve added so far. If anyone has any recommendations or advice on the best placement of the wave makers I’d appreciate that. I’m trying to stop the red/green/blue bacteria from building up on the sands surface and hoping moving the WM’s will make a difference. I’m also considering adding a small conch or two to help with the sifting and detritus.

    My stock list is as follows:

    - Pair of “designer” snowflake clowns
    - Fire goby
    - Scooter blenny (eats frozen brine shrimp until I get my refugium with pods set up in the second chamber)
    - Six line wrasse
    - 2x Mexican turbo snails
    - 2x Astrea snails
    - Emerald crab
    - Pom pom crab (his 1 anemone fell off, waiting to get 2 more)
    - Leather finger coral
    - Hammer coral
    - A way too big toadstool that I’m trying to place

    And that’s my tank summed up! I’ll attach a few pictures.

    I’ve learned so much these past few months and am happy to finally be a member here. I have tons of questions still so keep an eye out for some newb questions to come :)

    Until next time - Happy Reefing!

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  2. Big G

    Big G Valuable Member R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Welcome to R2R!
     
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    Fudsey Jack of all trades R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Tank 365 Partner Member 2018 Build Thread Contributor

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    Welcome to R2R ! ! !

    Nice looking tank ! ! :)
     
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    Fin Is it wet yet? R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor Louisiana Reef Club

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    kschweer Zoas!!! Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter Reef Squad Leader R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2018 NJRC Member

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    Welcome to R2R!!
     
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    Crabs Mcjones Moderator With Training Wheels Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Tank 365 Partner Member 2018 Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor

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    KJ Road Warrior R2R Supporter Reef Squad Leader ETRC Member R2R Excellence Award

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    Welcome to R2R!!! Looking good;)
     
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  8. GWHouston

    GWHouston Active Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor North Alabama Reef Club

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    Welcome to R2R...thats a lot of life for a 32 cube.
     
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  9. DSC reef

    DSC reef Coral wasted R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    Welcome to R2R. That's a great biocube!
     
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  10. Lovemyreef2015

    Lovemyreef2015 Awesome Mom! R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Reef Tank 365

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  11. nautical_nathaniel

    nautical_nathaniel Indecision may or may not be my problem. R2R Supporter Reef Squad Leader R2R Excellence Award Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor

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    Welcome to R2R! :D Nice username!
     
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    Welcome! I am still waiting for my toadstool to get to that size in my 29 biocube
     
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  13. ReefMeUpScotty

    ReefMeUpScotty Member Build Thread Contributor

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    I agree, it is basically at max capacity for me. But they’re all thriving, have plenty of space and the parameters have been stable. I picked up a liquagen 5 stage RODI to do extra water changes when needed just in case.

    Thanks for all the warm welcomes!
     
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  14. GoVols

    GoVols "VFL" R2R Supporter Reef Squad Leader MTRCMember R2R Excellence Award Reef Tank 365 Partner Member 2018 Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor

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    Love your Snowflake clowns.

    Welcome to Reef 2 Reef and hope you feel comfortable and at home.

    :)
     
  15. dbl

    dbl It Takes Less Energy to be Nice Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter Reef Squad Leader R2R Excellence Award Reef Tank 365 Partner Member 2018 Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor

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    Welcome to R2R and thanks for joining. Good looking tank.
     
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