My 33 Gallon Cube - Feedback Appreciated

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Hey folks!

It's been a while but my tank is doing quite well!!

I seem to get quite a bit of detrius however. Is that a thing with these tanks? Maybe I'm missing something in my filtration? I have the intank insert with filter floss and chemi pure.

Would appreciate any tips for extra filtration that may assist! Even just general feedback/tips would be great. Tank's been running about 2 years at this point. But I still consider myself a newbie!
 
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Some pics!
 

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Couple more pics. Side view!

I forgot to mention, in my tank:

1 Black O. Clownfish
1 Gladiator Clownfish
1 YWG
1 Royal Gramma
1 Firefish
1 Mandarin Goby (Tank bred)
1 Blood Shrimp
1 Tiger pistol shrimp
1 pom pom crab

Cuc - 4 nessarius, 4 astras, 1 Mexican Turbo, 3 Hermit crabs

Everything gets along quite well, all healthy and eating!
 

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I don’t think your tank is mature enough based on how little coralline algae there is! You may want to add more flow to keep the detritus up in the water column so it’s filtered out and add a protein skimmer. I would probably double or triple your clean up crew.
 

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I don’t think your tank is mature enough based on how little coralline algae there is! You may want to add more flow to keep the detritus up in the water column so it’s filtered out and add a protein skimmer. I would probably double or triple your clean up crew.
are we looking at the same picture? He has some crazy amounts of coralline growing, which I think matches the 2 year mark.
 

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I thought my joke was so obvious I didn’t have to put “Ha” after it! I’m jealous of your coralline algae growth! My tuxedo urchin eats mine so fast it cant keep up. Before the urchin 60-70% of my back wall was coralline algae, now 1-5%.
 
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I thought my joke was so obvious I didn’t have to put “Ha” after it! I’m jealous of your coralline algae growth! My tuxedo urchin eats mine so fast it cant keep up. Before the urchin 60-70% of my back wall was coralline algae, now 1-5%.

got me! I was like whaaaaaat
 

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Hey folks!

It's been a while but my tank is doing quite well!!

I seem to get quite a bit of detrius however. Is that a thing with these tanks? Maybe I'm missing something in my filtration? I have the intank insert with filter floss and chemi pure.

Would appreciate any tips for extra filtration that may assist! Even just general feedback/tips would be great. Tank's been running about 2 years at this point. But I still consider myself a newbie!
Coralline algae looks great
Hey folks!

It's been a while but my tank is doing quite well!!

I seem to get quite a bit of detrius however. Is that a thing with these tanks? Maybe I'm missing something in my filtration? I have the intank insert with filter floss and chemi pure.

Would appreciate any tips for extra filtration that may assist! Even just general feedback/tips would be great. Tank's been running about 2 years at this point. But I still consider myself a newbie!
Coralline algae looks great. Add more
clean up crew
 
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I thought my joke was so obvious I didn’t have to put “Ha” after it! I’m jealous of your coralline algae growth! My tuxedo urchin eats mine so fast it cant keep up. Before the urchin 60-70% of my back wall was coralline algae, now 1-5%.
Originally I had a pencil urchin.

I wanted the pink/purple Coraline algae look so bad, after doing my research I rehomed him because I didn't want to have anything ruining the algae growth!
 

What do you feed your Lobo? Edit Feature poll

  • Frozen Mysis or Brine Shrimp

    Votes: 42 43.3%
  • Live Brine Shrimp

    Votes: 8 8.2%
  • Coral Food Powder

    Votes: 39 40.2%
  • Coral Food Pellets

    Votes: 30 30.9%
  • Whatever nutrients are in the water column

    Votes: 36 37.1%
  • Other

    Votes: 12 12.4%
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