Lubeck’s 32 gal mixed reef build

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Small update. Still battling Cyno. Going to increase my export. I did a 40% water change and also bought a gravel cleaner. Quite a bit of detritus in the Sand hoping after a few weeks of vacuuming it will clear up.

will setup the trident next weekend
 
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Trident was setup yesterday . All good so far.
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I haven’t beat the Cyno yet but managing it well. As of today I decided to go back to my normal light schedule and intensity. I’ve been upping this over the last two weeks. Several corals have browned out and have captured some here.

this is alll My corals and my hope is by the end of May everything will be colored up. Many have Good growth and are encrusting

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So my RBTA never really “bubbles”. Looks healthy otherwise. Any advice on what helps that? I know I’ve said it before but I’m super jealous of yours. Lol
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Did it ever have the bubble tips? Not that is matters much but do you give it food occasionally? If I had to guess I would say it’s the lights. When I go to the LFS I notice the rbta stretch when they aren’t getting enough lighting.

has yours tried to move at all?

I hand selected mine at the store so it was already in great shape.

here’s a pic from today

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Mine had slight bubbles when I got it. It has definitely moved. LOL. It’s been in the current spot for a couple weeks now though. It seems healthy and happy. I guess this is just the way it is with bubble tips from what I’ve read.
I don’t spot feed but my clown does.

Here it is right now.

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Here it is the first few days before it relocated to its current spot. Sorry! I don’t mean to takeover your build thread.

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All good. You can tell the color difference unless you took a pic during a different time Of day. I would have to say it’s the light. Do you know what light/par it was at the store?

the tenicles are shorter and have a bubble at the base. Much deeper red color to.
 
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I can’t really pinpoint what might of caused it or what might stop it. I’m reading up on causes and treatment now.

it’s possible my parameters might have shifted one way too much but I don’t think so. I did get a trident and have noticed a swing in alk by .3 within six hours. I dose 3 part but not much. 16 ml per day.

potential reasons:
I started battling Cyno on the sand about 6-7 weeks ago. Still dealing with it but managing to only having to clean it once a week. I do realize I have an imbalance in the water column.

one thing that happened a couple weeks ago I found that my trident waste water was leaking into my DDR two part vessel. I couldn’t say how many days I was dosing contaminated two part but know the ddr liquid had a purple hue.

I will say that before the Cyno and leading up to it I was feeding the tank 4-6x per day. I would dose AB+ once per week. I would give reef roids 1x per week. My corals coloration was really amazing and had decent polyp extension. did I mention the corals really popped and looked super healthy. I don’t run a skimmer and have fuge in the back chamber.

Once the Cyno came, I stopped aminos, roids and reduced feeding. I lowered my lights for a little over a week. I noticed my corals starting to lose color quickly and started to brown out so I ramped up the light over ten days. could this be the reason? I have about 25 acros and 7 are STN. The others look pretty good and acclimating back to the light. I’m afraid if it will spread to the healthy acros?

I will try to add pics of the acros tomorrow.


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I can’t really pinpoint what might of caused it or what might stop it. I’m reading up on causes and treatment now.

it’s possible my parameters might have shifted one way too much but I don’t think so. I did get a trident and have noticed a swing in alk by .3 within six hours. I dose 3 part but not much. 16 ml per day.

potential reasons:
I started battling Cyno on the sand about 6-7 weeks ago. Still dealing with it but managing to only having to clean it once a week. I do realize I have an imbalance in the water column.

one thing that happened a couple weeks ago I found that my trident waste water was leaking into my DDR two part vessel. I couldn’t say how many days I was dosing contaminated two part but know the ddr liquid had a purple hue.

I will say that before the Cyno and leading up to it I was feeding the tank 4-6x per day. I would dose AB+ once per week. I would give reef roids 1x per week. My corals coloration was really amazing and had decent polyp extension. did I mention the corals really popped and looked super healthy. I don’t run a skimmer and have fuge in the back chamber.

Once the Cyno came, I stopped aminos, roids and reduced feeding. I lowered my lights for a little over a week. I noticed my corals starting to lose color quickly and started to brown out so I ramped up the light over ten days. could this be the reason? I have about 25 acros and 7 are STN. The others look pretty good and acclimating back to the light. I’m afraid if it will spread to the healthy acros?

I will try to add pics of the acros tomorrow.


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IME, Cyano if it’s bad it will spread anywhere and everywhere. It can be caused by many reasons, I did however discover it spreads SO much quicker under blue light than it does white light.

Also hi! I’m new to this thread but it looks beautiful :)
 

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