Kiboshed First Saltwater Tank- 32 Gal Biocube

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So been meaning to start this for a few weeks now, but never got around to it.

Have been using this thread as kind of a build thread until now. If you want to get all caught up go check it out: https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/first-reef-tank-32-gallons-need-advice.918313/page-5

Here is my build so far. Everything is very stable right now, the equipment is running great, fish are happy, the corals are still new so I will keep updating how those are doing, but here goes:

Inhabitants:

Fish:


2 Orange Skunk Clownfish
1 Banggai Cardinal
1 Orchid Dottyback

Inverts:

7 Astra Snails
3 Cerith Snails
3 Nassarius Snails
2 bumblebee Snails
1 Blue legged Hermit Crab
1 Dwarf Red Tip Hermit Crab (Clibanarius sp.)

Corals:

Cespitularia erecta
Galaxy Mushroom (Rhodactis?)
Mint Green Star Polyp (Briareum sp.)
Teal Candy Cane
Hi-C Orange Ricordea florida Mushroom
Super Orange Ricordea florida
Devil's Armor Zoanthids
Moon Stone Favia
Master Purple People Eater Cyphastrea
Super Orange Discosoma Mushroom
Aussie Teal Duncan

The Tank:

Intank media basket (Top to bottom: Filter floss, Chemipure blue, marine pure cubes)

Heater- Cobalt Aquatics Flat Neo 150w

Cooler- AC Infinity MULTIFAN Mini, Compact 40mm x 20mm USB Fan ()


Heater Controller- Inkbird 308

Thermometer

Refractometer

RedSea Marine Care Test Kit

Sicce voyager nano 1000

Hanna Testers (HI764, HI755, HI781, HI780, HI784,HI783)

Protein Skimmer- Aquamaxx NF-1

Pump- Sicce 1.5

AutoAqua Smart ATO Lite SATO-260P

Marine Color 2.5 Gallon Auto Top Off Reservoir

Light schedule:

LC1 (Daylights): 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

LC2 (Sunrise / Sunset): 10:30 am to 7:00 pm

LC3 (Moon Lights): 10:00 am to Midnight

Food:
Generic frozen, flakes, and pellets from Petco. Reefroids for the corals. Will change soon

Future Upgrades:

AquaIllumination AI Nero 3 Submersible Wavemaker Pump ($300.00)

Lighting- Steve’s Led ($379.99)

Vendors I like to use:

Allysa seahorse savvy
Top Shelf Aquatics
Tidal Garden
Algae Barn

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Tank tonight under blues:
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Bought this tacky aquarium decoration specifically so my Cyphastrea can encrust the whole thing. If it works I think it will look pretty wild:
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The big winners from my last big coral purchase is the Teal Candy Cane. Thing loves it in my tank, constantly has its sweepers out looking for grub:
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The losers are my poor Super Orange Discosoma and Devil's Armor Zoanthids. Pretty sure the Disc is about to bail off the frag, got beat up pretty bad by a couple of my fish because of poor placement, now it looks like it is barely hanging on. Even tried to put more super glue near it's base, which only ticked it off more and it crawled away from that. Just not going to mess with it for a few days. The Zoan, is just remaining closed, couple polyps will half open then slowly close back up again. Sure it's just pouting being in a new tank.
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Not only has my Cespitularia erecta healed from it's wound, but a new stalk has grown from it. It is growing like a weed before my eyes and staring to overtake it's plug quite rapidly. Going to have to keep an eye on this one, love it's flowy arms and soft purple hue though.
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Lastly my show stopper from my last purchase is the Hi-C Orange Ricordea florida. This...thing... is... stunning! Super bright and amazing contrast colors and it's it TOUGH! Never closed even during unpacking and acclimation and is now sitting in it's permanent home fully extended and loving life. Love this thing.
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