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I did not quarantine my anthias, but you may need someone else to help you with that sorry, i can feel everyone judging me cause of that lol
Not at all. I have not QTed in 40 years of fishkeeping. You are not the only one. Not saying it is good or bad, just to each their own.
 
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It is a red sea reefer 350 which is about 60 Uk gallons/ 70 Us gallons i believe.
An updated fish list would be a good idea lol
So currently we have;
-Multibar angelfish
-coral beauty
-komohara fang blenny
-3 lyretail anthias
-2 red saddle anthias
- aiptasia eating filefish
-mcCoskers flasher wrasse
-female blue star leopard wrasse
-black cap gramma
-spotted mandarin fish
-percula clownfish

Unfortunately lost the tamarin wrasse due to internal parasites recently
 
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Id like to add in the future more wrasses, specifically a pintail fairy wrasse or a radiant wrasse or a potter leopard wrasse or another tamarin wrasse. More anthias probably and maybe a potters angel again. I think i need a bigger tank for my wish list lol
 
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So phosphates seem to be high, my lfs suggests my rocks are leaching it, is that possible, also my rowaphos doesnt tumble well it just clumps, how can i fix this. I added phosguard as a back up. Any suggestions as to what to do, would a refugium by in anyway beneficial or effective to this size of tank. My corals arent doing just as good as they used to and i really want them to do well as im tired of looking at a tank full of coral skeletons from the brown jelly disease plague and i want them to grow a distract me from these lol. Fish on the otherhand seem to be doing fine and my mulitbar is putting on lots of weight
 

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Phosphate in the rock is indeed likely and is one of the big reason many cure their rock. Once it is in a tank patience helps and in some cases an export method helps. I have never used a reactor, but it would seem there would be a flow level that would get it to tumble. I had the same question about a small refugium on my 45 and the consensus seemed to be yes, even a small refugium can be beneficial.
 

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That is what I did. In an ATO chamber. My system was too young to need it and I worried it would consume the nutrients. I ran it a few months. It never really grew, but did not die and grew Cyanobacteria like a champ.
 
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