GreasyReefers eaReefPro 900s (267 litres)

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Hello everyone,

My first attempt at a reef tank and a build thread so any advice is welcomed

Let's start with with my equipment:

Tank - Evolution aqua reef pro 900s with sump which is about 267 litres total.

Lighting - v2 ilumenair 900

Skimmer - bubble Magus curve 5

Powerhead - maxspect gyre xf130

Rock - D-D AquaScape Rock and caribsea life rock about 18kg

Sand - 10-15kg Samoa sand

Also have heater, return pump and auto top up.

I have set up my sump with:
Chamber 1 skimmer and heater.

Chamber 2 will be a refugium with Cheato (advice on grow lights would be appreciated)

Chamber 3 has return pump

Chamber 4 is separate for RO water top off

Planning a mixed reef tank, not sure on exact fish but will probably start with a couple of clowns

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Still going through the cycle but starting to get diatoms now I've ordered a twin wier comb with twin flare nozzle and also a red sea reefer DIY jumpguard which all arrive next week so will get photos as soon as there fitted.
 

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Tonight I've made my red sea jumpguard to save the fish and added an upgraded twin return pipe/wier for better flow, still waiting for the tank to cycle and getting lots of diatoms but leaving it to do it's thing and been patient
 

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Nearly 3 weeks into cycling with ea pure reef balance balls. Ammonia has been about 1ppm for 2 weeks now nitrites have spiked and currently at 0.2 and nitrates have been from 5 to 25 but currently at 10 using salifert test kits. Taking a lot longer than I thought but waiting patiently as always. I've added a new grow light for my refuge whilst I wait but nothing left to do untill I can start adding things!
 

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After about 4 weeks the tank is finally cycled Now it’s time to let the fun begin. I’ve added cuc which consist of mixed hermits and snails also 2 clownfish that all came with the tank and have been sat in a temporary tank whilst I set up this one. So far so good but I’m not the best at taking pictures yet! I also have a sailfin tang, sand sifting goby and 2 cleaner shrimp which came with the tank but I’ll leave them In My temporary tank until next week.

Any suggestions for my first corals?
 

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new coral, what I’ve been told could be a Kenya tree coral. starting off with easy soft corals till I’m confident enough to spend more money and on the lookout at my LFS for a colourful wrasse for my next fish. Also buying corals each week I go to look
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