My First Two Corals

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Well finally got my first corals in my six month old 20G tall tank. Not to long ago I added to much beneficial bacteria which created a bloom and fungus. Cleared it up by water blowing all the fungus of the rocks and a few large water changes. I also added a UVS which I will remove shortly. I am using a Seachem Tidal 35 water filter with polyifil, Seachem Matrix Carbon, and Seachem Purigen. I have a heater and four power heads that provides good circulation. I have two Coralife Marine Clip On lights that are 50 par down to 12 inches. I am reading good reports on soft and LPS corals with these lights. I really like the simplicity of these lights. So I am going to wait and see how my corals do with them. I have a feather duster, fire fish, Chinese zebra goby, green chromis, and luckily a friendly strawberry dottyback. I lost a yellow wrasse, which I should not have put in the tank. I also lost a molly and my first chromis was croaked by a tomato clown fish. I returned the clown fish.


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What are all the ways you "filter" your reef aquarium?

  • Chemical Filter Media

    Votes: 187 47.3%
  • Skimmer

    Votes: 326 82.5%
  • Natural Methods (rock, sand etc)

    Votes: 340 86.1%
  • Algae Scrubber/Reactor

    Votes: 54 13.7%
  • Rollermats

    Votes: 66 16.7%
  • Filter Socks/Pads

    Votes: 218 55.2%
  • UV Sterilizer

    Votes: 119 30.1%
  • HOB or Canister

    Votes: 56 14.2%
  • Ozone Generator

    Votes: 15 3.8%
  • Coral

    Votes: 201 50.9%
  • Other (please explain)

    Votes: 7 1.8%
  • Refugium

    Votes: 153 38.7%
  • Water Changes

    Votes: 278 70.4%
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