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Hey. New here and to fish tanks in general. This is my first tank of any kind. I got super interested in saltwater tanks about 15 years ago but didn't have the money at the time. I was on all the forums etc..just couldn't afford to do my own. Recently got interested in it again and am a bit older and have a little more money these days so I've been reading and finally did it. I decided to do an AIO and got the biocube 32. I would have loved to have gotten a bigger tank but I figured this was a simple place to start. I have the tank up and running. It is currently cycling. I'm doing a fishless cycle. Bac in a bottle. Dosing ammonia. Testing every 24 hrs. here are a few pics. Also this forum has been super friendly and helpful with every question I've asked. Thanks!

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Welcome. Started with a 29 JBJ many years ago it’s a great way to start. I personally don’t like to add coral for at least 3/4 months. In the beginning especially with smaller water volume things can take time to get stable.
 
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Welcome. Started with a 29 JBJ many years ago it’s a great way to start. I personally don’t like to add coral for at least 3/4 months. In the beginning especially with smaller water volume things can take time to get stable.
Yeah I'm learning that. Zoas are doing great but everything else is not happy. My nitrates and phosphates are basically zero so i think that's the main problem. I'm going to do what i can to bring them back but wont be adding anymore coral until I get this thing stabilized.
 
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Thanks! I'm dealing with algae and cloudy water still but hopefully I'll figure it out!
You could pick up a green killing machine UV sterilizer to clear that up. Drop it in for a day or 2 at most should clear it. You still would want to try and find what caused it to start. Are you dosing anything or possibly overfeeding? Those are 2 common causes.
 

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