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Just figured out how to get the sick build thread banner :cool: so this will be like the third time ive posted this.

IM 50g Lagoon AIO

EQUIPMENT:
XR30 G6
Nero 3s x2
Stock Mighty Jet return pump
Tunze 9004 dc skimmer
intank media basket (filterfloss, chemipure blue, biomedia)
intank fuge basket
tunze 3181 algae reactor (inbound)

LIVESTOCK:

Fish/Inverts

pair of clowns
yellow hogfish
six line
banggai cardinal x2
chalk bass
yellow banded possum wrasse
orchid dottyback
tailspot blenny
skunk cleaner shimp
astrea snails, hermits, nassarius snails, tiger conch, starfish

Corals

yellow octo spawn
devils hand leather
two different toad stools
red/green favia
raja rampage chalice
WWC fire echino chalice
clove polyps, gsp, zoas
bali green slimer
forest fire monit
pink birds nest
starburst monti cap
red monti cap
tequila sunrise monti cap
yellow sinularia leather
green sinularia leather




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Started the tank 12/24/22 with Live rock from a few different Lfs and 40lb fiji pink live sand. Theres some real reef, some $20 a lb snake oil rock, and then random pieces of dry rock that were mixed in with the live rock at the LFS. I started the cycle with one vial of Prodobio Bio Digest, and daily dosing of MB7. i got diatoms about 2-3 weeks in and i got 5 jars of galaxy pods from algae barn (overkill i know, there was a deal!). i also started dosing 12ml of phyto and 50 ml of PNS probio daily once ammonia and nitrate were consistently reading zero and then i added coral to the tank.

been trying to get my nutrients dialed in
levels as of 1/22/23:
Alk: 9
calcium: 450
magnesium: 1250
Nitrate: 12
Phosphate: .07 (read zero a few days before this test so ive been dosing neophos)
salinity: 1.025
Ph: 7.95-8.15

waiting on recirculating co2 scrubber attachments for my tunze 9004 to bump ph a bit. also planning on using tunze algae reactor and maybe running it for like 6-8 hours a day and see how it goes.
 
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Looks great! Can you share a pic of your Tunze 9004 dc skimmer mounting?
i can send a pic later when im home. its just in the first champer and i mounted it with the magnets.
 
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Looks great! Can you share a pic of your Tunze 9004 dc skimmer mounting?
Here’s a pic. Unfortunately I have to mount the magnets on the outside of the tank so I can fit the co2 scrubber attachment on there but I love the skimmer!
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Here’s a pic. Unfortunately I have to mount the magnets on the outside of the tank so I can fit the co2 scrubber attachment on there but I love the skimmer!
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Got the recirculating scrubber attachment from fishofhexaquatics. I just set the scrubber up yesterday but so far it looks like it’s working. It took my ph from 7.9-8.1 to 8.05-8.25!
 
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