New member starting a salt water reef with a 29 Biocube

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  1. Mary Carmen

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    good point! I will read about the ecotech mp10.
     

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    Could these zoas be purple people eaters???

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    I’m currently running the same setup .I have the “Intank media basket” which really ensures a better filtration process.
     
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    Do you have corals in your tank?
     
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    My biocube is a sps dominated tank with lps so I don’t know many zoas
     
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    Yes Indeed My tank is composed of mainly zoa's. I also have a frog spawn for movement. I have had my Biocube 32 since November. I have learned alot quickly 20180407_193739.jpg 20180407_193710.jpg 20180408_190147.jpg
     
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    Kinda hard to tell. Snap a photo in the blue light it should help to show colors more .
     
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    Frogspawn would be my next addition.
    About the picture, I think I will try that and also turning off all the water flow. Maybe I can get a better picture if I try to take it from the top.
     
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    How old is your tanks Mary?
     
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    I started in March. It just finished the cycle.
     
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    This is my 29 Gallon Biocube

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    I started 2 months. Close up picture

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    Nice looking cube!
     
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    You are going to love your cube! Looks like you are off to a great start.
     
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    If you have any questions, I will happy to help.
     
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    Hi all!
    I think this is cyano. Can anyone confirm?
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    So, should I clean it up, or let it be? Will it go away on its own? This tank is a 29 biocube and just finished with the nitrogen cycle. I am going to test the water now and I will post the results in a couple of minutes.
    Thank you for reading!
    MC
     
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    Yes it is . Use turkey blaster and blow them off .
     
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    Looking good they have so many names for zoas one store had a I liked and I find it some place else had a different name 20180419_153015.jpg
     
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    They look amazing. What beautiful colors!
     
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    Hi all,

    This is a quick update on the 29g biocube. It is been running for 2 months. The rocks are turning green and there is less cyano because I am controlling the light.

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    I am not sure if you can see the white dots on the glass but I was able to take a picture of one of them and it looks like hydroid jellyfish (I looked it up). This is the picture, let me know if I should be doing something about it. I am not sure how they got in the tank. Maybe via the cheato? by the way, the chaeto in the refugium is growing great. I am using red and blue growing lights for 12hours. All I did when I added the chaeto was by a bottle of pods and dump them over the chaeto and some on the DT.

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    Am, ni, nitrates are all 0. I already bought an API reef master test kit. It is coming in the mail this weekend.
    All fish and the CUC are doing great and the pistol shrimp has grown a lot. I don't get to see him often and I don't feed him so it is impressive to see him almost as big as the yellow watchman goby. What do you think is he eating? Are tiger pistol shrimp scavengers?
    I added some Zoas last Sunday are doing well too. They are located in the middle of the tank and get mid-flow. There is one polyp growing on a fragment of rock that is hanging sideways. I am waiting for it to separate from the frag so I can place him somewhere else but not sure if it will happen. I am attaching a picture and please give some suggestions.

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    To summarize I have two questions:
    1. What are those white spots on my glass? should I just let them be?
    2. What to do about the zoa hanging on the edge of that frag?
    Thank you for reading,
    MC
     
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